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  • Benitez wary of Paris Champions League threat

    Benitez wary of Paris Champions League threat

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    Benitez wary of Paris Champions League threat

    Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez says his team have inherited a difficult group for the Champions League pool phase and feels French champions Paris Saint-Germain pose their greatest threat. At a press conference on Friday ahead of Real's second La Liga match of the season against Real Betis following a 0-0 draw against Sporting Gijon last Sunday, the Spaniard expressed his concern about a group that also includes Shakhtar Donetsk of Ukraine and Sweden's Malmo. "It's a group that is not easy …

  • Mihajlovic already growing tired of questions on Balotelli

    Mihajlovic already growing tired of questions on Balotelli

    Associated Press
    Mihajlovic already growing tired of questions on Balotelli

    MILAN (AP) — One day after Mario Balotelli's loan back to AC Milan began, Rossoneri coach Sinisa Mihajlovic is already growing tired of questions about the maverick striker. …

  • Germany call up Liverpool's Can for key qualifers

    Germany call up Liverpool's Can for key qualifers

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    Germany call up Liverpool's Can for key qualifers

    Liverpool's uncapped defender Emre Can was on Friday called up to the Germany squad for the world champions' forthcoming key Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland. Germany host Group D leaders Poland in Frankfurt next Friday, with the Germans just one point behind in the table, then face third-placed Scotland in Glasgow on September 7. Although a centre-back at Liverpool, Can has been called up to compete for the right-back berth in Germany coach Joachim Loew's search to fill the …

  • Newcastle must be better on the ball, says McClaren

    Newcastle must be better on the ball, says McClaren

    Reuters
    Newcastle must be better on the ball, says McClaren

    Manager Steve McClaren wants Newcastle United to be "better on the ball" when they host title hopefuls Arsenal at St James' Park on Saturday. After picking up one point from his first two games in charge, the former England boss was delighted to come away from Manchester United with a 0-0 stalemate last week. "To beat any of the top four teams you need to defend well, be compact and heroic," McClaren told a news conference on Friday. …

  • Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe

    Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe

    Associated Press
    Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe

    PARIS (AP) — Europe's rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world's fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID. …