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  • Sherwood reveals Benteke has buy-out clause

    Sherwood reveals Benteke has buy-out clause

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    Sherwood reveals Benteke has buy-out clause

    Tim Sherwood admits Aston Villa can't stop Christian Benteke leaving because the Belgium striker has a buy-out clause in his contract. Benteke has been strongly linked with a transfer to Liverpool and Villa manager Sherwood confirmed for the first time on Thursday that he has a substantial release clause in his contract which would trigger a move if met. …

  • Uruguay union looks to get Suarez's FIFA ban annulled

    Uruguay union looks to get Suarez's FIFA ban annulled

    Reuters
    Uruguay union looks to get Suarez's FIFA ban annulled

    Uruguay's players' union plans to ask FIFA to annul its nine-match international ban on Luis Suarez for biting an opponent at last year's World Cup in light of investigations into corruption at world football's governing body. The union, in consultation with Barcelona striker Suarez, has decided to present a petition to the world players' union FIFPro to be raised to FIFA's executive committee, its legal adviser Ernesto Liotti said on Thursday. "With these facts (of alleged corruption), …

  • What's a FIFA? Scandal unlikely to dent US football appetite

    What's a FIFA? Scandal unlikely to dent US football appetite

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    What's a FIFA? Scandal unlikely to dent US football appetite

    Ask the average American sports fan what the words Sepp Blatter mean and they might reach for a medical dictionary. Will the corruption scandal at the sport's world governing body FIFA dent that? In this land where football of the American type reigns supreme, non-soccer fans could not care less about the firestorm raining down on FIFA president Blatter, sports economists said. …

  • Mourinho keen to keep title-winning Chelsea squad intact

    Mourinho keen to keep title-winning Chelsea squad intact

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    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 …

  • Sub20: Ojo con Simeone, Amaral y Andreas Pereira

    Sub20: Ojo con Simeone, Amaral y Andreas Pereira

    Associated Press
    Sub20: Ojo con Simeone, Amaral y Andreas Pereira

    WELLINGTON, Nueva Zelanda (AP) — El argentino Giovanni Simeone, el brasileño Andreas Pereira y el uruguayo Rodrigo Amaral son algunos de los jugadores llamados a brillar en la Copa Mundial Sub20. …