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  • Mourinho keen to keep title-winning Chelsea squad intact

    Mourinho keen to keep title-winning Chelsea squad intact

    Reuters
    Mourinho keen to keep title-winning Chelsea squad intact

    By Kaweewit Kaewjinda BANGKOK (Reuters) - Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has no plans to let any of his English Premier League title-winning squad depart Stamford Bridge in the close season. The Portuguese, who steered Chelsea to a fifth English title earlier this month, said his focus was improving the players he had for the expected charge from a revitalised chasing pack come the start of the new campaign in August. "The players I am looking for are my players," Mourinho told reporters in …

  • Europa League champs Sevilla face struggle to keep top talent

    Europa League champs Sevilla face struggle to keep top talent

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    Europa League champs Sevilla face struggle to keep top talent

    By Toby Davis WARSAW (Reuters) - Sevilla further underlined their European pedigree with a record fourth Europa League title but now face the more daunting task of converting their continental success into a challenge for domestic honours. While Wednesday's 3-2 win over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk proved that when it comes to Europe's second tier competition, they are the undisputed top dogs, having won all of their titles in the last nine years, Sevilla still remain little more than also-rans in …

  • U-20 World Cup to open under FIFA graft cloud

    U-20 World Cup to open under FIFA graft cloud

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    U-20 World Cup to open under FIFA graft cloud

    The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA will not overshadow the Under-20 World Cup when it kicks off this weekend in New Zealand, organisers said Thursday. The tournament's organising committee chairman, FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb, was among seven people arrested in raids on a Zurich hotel Wednesday. FIFA subsequently suspended Webb from all football-related activity as it grapples with a crisis that has rocked the sport's governing body. …

  • Arsenal looks to retain FA Cup to salvage season

    Arsenal looks to retain FA Cup to salvage season

    Associated Press
    Arsenal looks to retain FA Cup to salvage season

    With Champions League and Premier League titles still seemingly way beyond the team, Arsenal is again relying on an FA Cup triumph to salvage some silverware from its season. …

  • 5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup

    5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup

    Associated Press
    5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Five players to watch at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday in New Zealand: …