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  • Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka in awkward initiation ceremony

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    Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is loving life at the Premier League side and has set his sights on winning trophies.Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka is loving life at the Premier League side and has set his sights on winning trophies.

    Arsenal’s new signing Granit Xhaka recently took part in a traditional initiation ceremony for the club.

    The midfielder was forced to stand on a chair in front of his teammates during dinner, and sing a tune of his choice. 

    A welcome “ceremony” like this is quite common in football for new players who have just joined a club or who are answering their first international call-up. 

    For example, the Brazilian national team often invites new players to stand on a chair to say a speech, declaring their “moment of pride” to their teammates. 

    Xhaka, who is Swiss-Albanian, chose to serenade his new teammates with a traditional song instead in his native language.

    The player’s awkward singing was captured on video by reserve goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who cheekily posted this clip on Twitter.

    Although nobody on the table seemed to understand the lyrics, Xhaka was belting

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  • Ronaldo meets UFC star Conor McGregor in US

    Cristiano Ronaldo fez um treino com Connor McGregor, lutador do UFCCristiano Ronaldo fez um treino com Connor McGregor, lutador do UFC

    After an intense Euro 2016 tournament in France, Ronaldo has been spending his summer holidays in style and partying up on a yacht. 

    He even met up with UFC star Conor McGregor at his gym in Las Vegas, and the heavily-tanned player posed in the octagon for a dramatic fight photo with McGregor who is preparing for his long-awaited return to the UFC.

    The Irishman also posted a snap which read: “My brother Ronaldo dropped by the gym today. He is an animal.”

    He added, “Thank you @cristiano, much respect! I will see you for that Forbes number 1 spot next year.”

    Man City enjoy Great Wall of China after cancelled friendly with United

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    Manchester City players have been spending their time in China for preseason duties this week, and they participated in a series of activities including visiting the Great Wall of China.

    Pep Guardiola’s team seemed to have enjoyed their visit the iconic site, with Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero all posing candidly for the cameras in these photos. 

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    Although they

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