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  • Rami to replace injured Varane in France Euro 2016 squad

    Rami to replace injured Varane in France Euro 2016 squad

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    Rami to replace injured Varane in France Euro 2016 squad

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - France's Euro 2016 hopes suffered a setback on Tuesday when first-choice centre back Raphael Varane was ruled out of the tournament through injury. The French federation said in a statement that Varane, who has earned 29 caps since making his debut in 2013, was suffering from a thigh muscle injury that would have sidelined him for too long. Varane, who picked up the injury playing for Real Madrid earlier this month, has been replaced in the squad by Sevilla's …

  • France blow as Varane ruled out of Euro 2016

    France blow as Varane ruled out of Euro 2016

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    France blow as Varane ruled out of Euro 2016

    France defender Raphael Varane has been ruled out of Euro 2016 with a left thigh injury and will be replaced by Adil Rami, the French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed on Tuesday. The FFF said in a statement that scans had confirmed the initial diagnosis of Real Madrid team doctors who estimated their player would be out of action for up to three weeks. "Given the unavailability time considered too long against national team deadlines, (coach) Didier Deschamps decided not to retain Raphael …

  • Leicester will still be the underdogs, says Ranieri

    Leicester will still be the underdogs, says Ranieri

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    Leicester will still be the underdogs, says Ranieri

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Premier League champions Leicester City will be underdogs again next season and staying up remains the priority despite this year's fairytale success, manager Claudio Ranieri said on Tuesday. "We can fight but we are underdogs," the Italian told reporters at a Monaco Grand Prix charity match where he was 'coach' to an All Stars XI against a team of Formula One drivers and others. …

  • Cantona sideswipe as Mourinho closes in on Manchester United

    Cantona sideswipe as Mourinho closes in on Manchester United

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    Cantona sideswipe as Mourinho closes in on Manchester United

    Jose Mourinho is expected to be named as Manchester United's new manager despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better choice. Mourinho's agent Jorge Mendes was in talks with United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in London on Tuesday after Louis van Gaal's troubled two-year reign at Old Trafford ended with his sacking a day earlier. Former Chelsea boss Mourinho is reported to have been offered a three-year deal worth £15 …

  • Matthaus applauds Gotze for rejecting 'easy solution' of Liverpool

    Matthaus applauds Gotze for rejecting 'easy solution' of Liverpool

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    Matthaus applauds Gotze for rejecting 'easy solution' of Liverpool

    Former Bayern Munich star Lothar Matthaus has praised Mario Gotze's decision to fight for his place rather than leave for Liverpool. …