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AFC Wimbledon and Oldham end with a draw

AFC Wimbledon's goal drought extended to a sixth straight game as they rounded.

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Bolton back in the Championship after comfortable win

Bolton are back in the SkyBet Championship after an absence of just one.

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Tony McMahon nets twice as Bradford secure play-off spot

Tony McMahon scored twice as Bradford booked their place in the Sky.

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Bury on verge of securing another season in League One

Bury are on the brink of securing another season in Sky.

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Fleetwood boost automatic promotion hopes with win at Gillingham

Kyle Dempsey's injury-time winner kept Fleetwood's automatic promotion hopes alive after they.

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Chesterfield lose for the 26th time this season in League One

Chesterfield set an unwanted club record when they were beaten.

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George Thomas nets winner for Coventry

George Thomas scored as Coventry earned local bragging rights with a 1-0 win over 10-man Walsall..

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Bolton fail to take full advantage of game in hand as Bury claim vital point

Promotion-chasing Bolton and relegation-threatened neighbours Bury.

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Charlton ease past struggling Gillingham

Gillingham's relegation fears increased following a 3-0 defeat to struggling Charlton at The Valley..

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Davies delivers to keep Fleetwood in the automatic promotion hunt

Fleetwood cut the gap on second-placed Bolton to just one point.

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Hull have signed midfielder Sebastian Larsson following his recent release by Sunderland..

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John Terry insists adding a Championship promotion with Aston Villa to his decorated CV would rival his other significant achievements in the game..

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Derby have been dealt a blow with news striker Darren Bent could be out until Christmas with a hamstring injury..

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Aston Villa have signed Stoke midfielder Glenn Whelan in a deal which could rise to £2million..

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Aston Villa have announced the signing of winger Ahmed Elmohamady from Hull..

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John Terry has been confirmed as the new captain of Aston Villa..

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English Football League (EFL) boss Shaun Harvey has admitted last season's 'Rooney Rule' pilot was not entirely successful but believes.

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English Football League clubs that voluntarily agreed to interview black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates for managerial jobs.

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Harry Redknapp has received the all clear to resume managerial duties at Birmingham following a cancer scare..

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Former West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison is training with Harry Redknapp's Birmingham, the Championship club have confirmed..

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Don Hutchison joins Layla Anna-Lee to explain why you shouldn't write off Everton's chances against Manchester City.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman is determined to continue his club record summer spending spree by adding a striker and winger before the Aug. 31 transfer deadline, sources have told ESPN FC.
Koeman, who remains in the hunt for Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, refused to rule out a loan move for Chelsea's Diego Costa when asked about the Stamford Bridge forward earlier this week.
Having completed the £45m signing of Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson -- the biggest single transfer outlay in Everton's...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic releases his own video game, Paulinho's reveal doesn't go as planned and much more in the Sweeper.

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With the 2017/18 La Liga season set to begin, Mark Donaldson and Paul Mariner give their first week picks.

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With Everton heavily eyeing Gylfi Sigurdsson, they debate his ability to be a difference maker for the club.

Don Hutchison joins Layla Anna-Lee to explain why you shouldn't write off Everton's chances against Manchester City.

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has backed incoming Gylfi Sigurdsson to help fill the void left by Romelu Lukaku.
Gylfi Sigurdsson has spoken of his relief at completing his £45m move to Everton from Swansea City after admitting to a "mentally difficult" wait to conclude his transfer to Goodison Park. The 27-year-old has become Everton's record signing, and taken manager Ronald Koeman's summer spending beyond the £140m mark.
Koeman is ready to include the Iceland midfielder in his squad for Monday's Premier League clash with...

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Arsenal have sold centre-back Gabriel Paulista to Spanish club Valencia in a deal reportedly worth around £10 million.
He signed

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Paul Mariner believes Ander Herrera will still strongly impact Man United even though he may not be a full-time starter.

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Paul Mariner and Mark Donaldson debate whether Chelsea's opening-weekend defeat to Burnley is cause for concern.

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Don Hutchison joins Layla Anna-Lee to explain why you shouldn't write off Everton's chances against Manchester City.
Everton manager Ronald Koeman is determined to continue his club record summer spending spree by adding a striker and winger before the Aug. 31 transfer deadline, sources have told ESPN FC.
Koeman, who remains in the hunt for Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, refused to rule out a loan move for Chelsea's Diego Costa when asked about the Stamford Bridge forward earlier this week.
Having completed the £45m signing of Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson  -- the biggest single transfer outlay...

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Mark Donaldson challenges Paul Mariner to predicting all 10 fixtures of week 2 in the Premier League.

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Tottenham Hotspur have completed the club-record signing of Ajax centre-back Davinson Sanchez on a five-year deal, subject to a medical and

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Crystal Palace are eyeing a move for RB Leipzig winger, Oliver Burke after it was suggested that the 20-year-old was surplus to requirements at the Bundesliga team. Burke became the most expensive Scottish player of all time when he moved from Nottingham Forest last summer for andpound;13 million.andnbsp;

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Arsenal have rejected a loan offer from Inter Milan for German defender Shkodran Mustafi, but the Serie A giants are now expected to return to the Premier League side with a permanent offer.andnbsp;

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West Bromwich Albion have approached Liverpool with an enquiry about signing French defender, Mamadou Sakho, who has not played for the Anfield club since the 2015-16 Premier League season.andnbsp;

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Barcelona have had a third bid, believed to be in the region on andpound;114 million, rejected by Liverpool for Brazilian attacking midfielder, Philippe Coutinho. The Catalan giants seemed confident of completing a deal for Coutinho earlier in the week, but Liverpool continue to resist their advances.andnbsp;

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It's hard to remember a time when Chelsea striker Diego Costa was not in the headlines. He released a statement this week suggesting that he was only interested in a move to Atletico Madrid but with the La Liga side unable to register new players until January, Costa has emerged as a shock loan target for Everton.andnbsp;

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Manchester City are preparing to return to West Bromwich Albion with an improved offer for former Manchester United central defender Jonny Evans. After having two bids already rejected, The Citizens are willing to up their attempts to an offer of andpound;22 million.andnbsp;

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that the club may not make another signing before the close of the summer transfer window.

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Real Madrid attacker Marco Asensio has insisted that he has no intention of leaving the European champions in the near future.

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Spain international Diego Costa has claimed that Chelsea are refusing to finalise a deal with Atletico Madrid despite his former club willing to pay more than 32m for his signature.

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Manchester United are reportedly maintaining their interest in Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic despite not being able to negotiate a fee with the Nerazzurri.

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A huge team, a little striker, an veteran midfielder and fresh champs feature in FIFA.com’s latest stats review, along with Real retention and climbing Poles.

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After climbing to the top of youth world football with their victory at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, England's Young Lions will now look to take that success into the club season, with the English Premier League kicking off.

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Germany's FIFA Women's World Cup 2003 hero Nia Kunzer chats with FIFA.com about the qualities needed to be the best player in the world and what to look forward to for the next FIFA Women's World Cup in France in two years' time.

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FIFA.com hears from experienced Korea Republic midfielder Joo Wooyoung as the Taeguk Warriors seek to survive a challenging qualifying campaign and reach their ninth successive World Cup. 

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As the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2017 descends on London, three of those competing for the coveted trophy will be enjoying the competition on familiar soil. Will home advantage play its part?

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Carlos Borrello made his return to the national team in early July 2017 after serving as head coach of the Albiceleste from 2003 to 2012, and he tells FIFA.com about the rebuilding process him and his team are leading in order to get the national team at the top in South America.

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Mohammad Sharifi, who became the youngest Iranian to compete in the AFC Champions League recently, speaks to FIFA.com about Iran's hopes for the FIFA U-17 World Cup and returning to the venue that brought them luck in the continental finals.

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Brazil have returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking after a one-month hiatus, replacing reigning FIFA World Cup™ champions Germany (2nd, down 1), who slipped back into second spot.

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In the latest instalment of the FIFA World Cup Video Vault series, FIFA.com revisits Nigeria's opening game at France 1998, where the Super Eagles got off to a flyer against Spain.  

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FIFA.com speaks to Andreas Granqvist, who had the unenviable task of replacing Zlatan Ibrahimovic as Sweden captain, about the FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on the road to Russia so far, which sees the ​Blagult ​lead Group A ahead of France and the Netherlands.

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AFC Wimbledon and Oldham end with a draw

AFC Wimbledon's goal drought extended to a sixth straight game as they rounded.

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Bolton back in the Championship after comfortable win

Bolton are back in the SkyBet Championship after an absence of just one.

3 min 6 sec


Tony McMahon nets twice as Bradford secure play-off spot

Tony McMahon scored twice as Bradford booked their place in the Sky.

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Bury on verge of securing another season in League One

Bury are on the brink of securing another season in Sky.

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Fleetwood boost automatic promotion hopes with win at Gillingham

Kyle Dempsey's injury-time winner kept Fleetwood's automatic promotion hopes alive after they.

3 min 6 sec


Chesterfield lose for the 26th time this season in League One

Chesterfield set an unwanted club record when they were beaten.

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George Thomas nets winner for Coventry

George Thomas scored as Coventry earned local bragging rights with a 1-0 win over 10-man Walsall..

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Bolton fail to take full advantage of game in hand as Bury claim vital point

Promotion-chasing Bolton and relegation-threatened neighbours Bury.

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Charlton ease past struggling Gillingham

Gillingham's relegation fears increased following a 3-0 defeat to struggling Charlton at The Valley..

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Davies delivers to keep Fleetwood in the automatic promotion hunt

Fleetwood cut the gap on second-placed Bolton to just one point.

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All the moves in the top leagues of England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany as well as club-by-club guides for all the ins and outs this summer

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The last 25 years of the Premier League have seen the introduction of new rules, extra substitutions and the threat of an additional game. As the hype around the game rises to unprecedented levels, we take a look a what some of the future developments might be

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The Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has insisted that Philippe Coutinho is not for sale, a stance supported in a statement released earlier on Friday by the club’s owners, Fenway Sports Group. “I think if somebody, in this case FSG, is saying something like this it is the statement,” Klopp said before the club’s opening Premier League game of the new season against Watford. “I think I have said it already a few times but maybe that’s not 100% clear,” he added

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In April 1997 Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club were rendered homeless due to the sale of the Goldstone Ground. Further to that they were teetering on the brink of relegation from the Football League. Since then they have achieved an improbable rise to the Premier League via Gillingham and a repurposed athletics stadium. This is the story of a dedicated group of fans who saved them

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It remains to be seen if Everton have done good business this summer – it’s certain that they’ve done business, and a lot of it. Wayne Rooney, Davy Klaassen, Michael Keane and Jordan Pickford were acquired for roughly the amount Everton got for their top goalscorer last season, Romelu Lukaku. Could this be the year they get back in to the top six?

Premier League 2017-18 preview No7: Everton

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From Alan Shearer’s stunning statement of intent to the White Feather making his mark on Teesside, half a dozen memorable debut starts to the season

The first exchanges of the new Premier League were bathed in iridescent sunshine and the glow felt even warmer after a humdinger at Selhurst Park. Alan Shearer had turned 22 two days previously; he had cost newly-promoted Blackburn, awash with Jack Walker’s millions and carefree with ambition, a stunning £3.6m to snare from Southampton – for context, Neymar was six months old at the time – and there was considerable fascination in whether the trade between two unfashionable clubs would be successful.

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Per Mertesacker

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Bournemouth

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Brighton

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Fred Spiksley dazzled as an outside-left, but found his far-reaching coaching ideas spurned in England after success abroad, having also dabbled in film and been embroiled in a wartime escape mission

In the words of James Catton, the greatest football writer of his time, “Fred Spiksley’s control of the ball, his individuality, and his pluck for a man of modest stature, without much weight, were amazing. He did all his ball work with the outside of the right foot. In fact, Fred Spiksley could do almost anything he wanted with either foot, and was a sure marksman. Spiksley as a football player was a wonder.”

Ernest “Nudger” Needham, who was to win 16 England caps while at Sheffield United, was part of the Staveley defence that lost 10-0 against Spiksley’s Gainsborough in 1891. “Our captain told me to shift from left to right to stop the outside-left,” he recalled. “I might as well have tried to stop the wind. The outside-left was Fred Spiksley, the finest outside-left I...

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Sergio Agüero and Dawid Janczyk were young strikers with the world at their feet who both scored fine goals in their Under-20 World Cup meeting, but Agüero became a superstar while Janczyk suffered a painful fall from grace

You can be forgiven for pleading ignorance if you have never heard of Sandecja Nowy Sacz, even if they have just returned to Poland’s top division as champions. They are an unremarkable club from a small city in southern Poland, play in a ramshackle little stadium and rank a run to the last eight of the Polish Cup in 2014 as one of their finest achievements. All of which explains the schadenfreude at Freddy Adu’s expense when he was linked with a move to Sandecja earlier this year. Where, people wondered, did it all go so wrong for the USA’s former golden boy?

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Our panel of 124 experts from 45 nations compiled a list of the greatest male players on the planet. Click on an individual to read more about their year

Barney Ronay: Ronaldo back on top
How our judges voted: the complete statistics
The full list of judges and top 100 rules
Our 2015 list of the world’s top 100

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Tottenham have completed the signing of defender Davinson Sanchez from Ajax in a club-record deal that could rise to €42million.

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Julian Draxler is not seeking a move away from Paris Saint-Germain in the wake of Neymar’s arrival for a world-record fee of €222million. The Germany international’s agent Roger Wittmann denied reports in France that Draxler is considering his future at the club after the signing of Neymar from Barcelona. Draxler joined PSG from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in January, […]

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Valencia have signed Gabriel Paulista for a reported €11milllion, the centre-back agreeing a five-year deal at the club after leaving Arsenal. Gabriel joined the Premier League side from Villarreal in January 2015 and made 64 appearances in all competitions during his two-and-a-half years in north London. Valencia, who will present the defender to the media on […]

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Juventus have completed the signing of Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi in a deal worth an initial €20million. The 30-year-old arrived in Turin on Wednesday and began his medical, which was then completed on Thursday prior to him signing a three-year contract with the Italian champions. The deal could rise to €30.5m if certain appearance-related bonuses are […]

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Former Liverpool forward Craig Bellamy says it comes as little surprise that Philippe Coutinho wants to join Barcelona, amid reports that the Premier League club have rejected a fresh bid. It was claimed in England on Friday that Barca lodged an offer of £114million for the Brazil international that was immediately rejected by Liverpool. The […]

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New Everton signing Gylfi Sigurdsson believes team-mate Wayne Rooney deserves more respect for his achievements during his career. The Iceland international completed a move from Swansea City this week in a club-record deal reportedly worth £45million. The 27-year-old is the eighth signing made by manager Ronald Koeman in a hectic transfer window, during which Rooney […]

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Premier League title favourites Manchester City have had a bid of around £18million rejected for West Brom centre-back Jonny Evans. For me, it seems like a strange move for the Citizens to make at this moment in time. The Baggies boss Tony Pulis has stated that the Midlands club do not need to sell Evans. […]

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West Bromwich Albion are interested in signing Tottenham Hotspur defender Kevin Wimmer, according to Sky Sports. The Baggies are looking for defensive reinforcements despite rejecting an £18m from Manchester City for captain Jonny Evans, with Liverpool’s Mamadou Sakho also on their radar. Stoke City were also linked with a move for Wimmer though their interest […]

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Everton manager Ronald Koeman has expressed an interest in signing Chelsea forward Diego Costa on loan, according to Sky Sports. The Spain international’s future at Stamford Bridge appears to be all but over after a summer of speculation linking him with a move away from the Premier League champions. He is keen on a return […]

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Matchday two in the Premier League kicks off in South Wales on Saturday lunchtime with Swansea City hosting early league leaders Manchester United. Both sides kept clean sheets in their opening game with Paul Clement’s side managing hold Southampton to a goalless draw at St Mary’s and the Swans may find goals hard to come […]