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  • Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United

    Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United

    Reuters
    Terry backs Mourinho to succeed at Manchester United

    (Reuters) - Chelsea captain John Terry expects Jose Mourinho to be a success at Manchester United, saying the Portuguese is the right manager to lead the 13-time Premier League champions back into contention for major honours. Mourinho, who was named as Louis van Gaal's successor on Friday, will hope to usher in a return to the glory days the club's fans took for granted until Alex Ferguson ended his trophy-laden 26-year tenure with his retirement in 2013. Terry won eight trophies under …

  • Rusty Australia ring changes for Greece games

    Rusty Australia ring changes for Greece games

    Reuters
    Rusty Australia ring changes for Greece games

    Australia coach Ange Postecoglou will ring the changes for the Socceroos' friendlies against Greece following their 2-1 defeat to England on Friday as he tries new combinations for the next round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Australia will be reinforced by talismanic striker Tim Cahill and a number of Asia-based stalwarts for the Greece matches in Sydney on Saturday and Melbourne next week. "The England game was a real challenging one for us," Postecoglou told reporters in Sydney on Monday. …

  • Gotze focusing on Euros over club future

    Gotze focusing on Euros over club future

    Goal.com
    Gotze focusing on Euros over club future

    Liverpool and former club Borussia Dortmund are reportedly interested in signing Bayern Munich's World Cup winning midfielder after dropping to the bench under Pep Guardiola …

  • Friends reunited as Eriksson's SIPG end Evergrande run

    Friends reunited as Eriksson's SIPG end Evergrande run

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    Friends reunited as Eriksson's SIPG end Evergrande run

    Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG ended Guangzhou Evergrande's run of nine straight Chinese Super League victories to cut their lead at the top of the table. The ex-England manager, who warmly greeted old sparring partner Luiz Felipe Scolari before the game, oversaw a 1-1 draw -- Evergrande's first dropped points since March. The result means Hebei China Fortune, who beat Chongqing Lifan 3-1, close to within five points, with Jiangsu Suning and SIPG six and seven back respectively. …

  • 'Gabigol' off mark as Brazil down Panama

    'Gabigol' off mark as Brazil down Panama

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    'Gabigol' off mark as Brazil down Panama

    Rising teenage star Gabriel scored on his international debut as Brazil warmed up for the Copa America Centenario with a 2-0 victory over Panama. Gabriel -- affectionately known as "Gabigol" -- underscored his precocious talent by calmly finishing Brazil's second goal on 73 minutes soon after replacing veteran striker Jonas as a second-half substitute. Santos forward Gabriel, 19, is regarded as the natural heir to Neymar, who also played his club football for the iconic Brazilian side before …