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    Retiring Ronaldinho thanks ball

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paulo | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    World Cup winner Ronaldinho took the unusual step of thanking his ball on Thursday as he spoke for the first time about his retirement, announced...

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    Asensio lifts stuttering Real

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on January 20, 2018

    Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio struck an 89th-minute volley to give the floundering European champions a badly-needed 1-0 win at Leganes on Thursday in a...

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    Pele collapses with exhaustion

    Reuters | Updated at 09:47pm on January 19, 2018

    Brazilian soccer great Pele has collapsed with exhaustion and been forced to cancel a long-planned trip to London this weekend, the Football Writers Association said...

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    Chelsea edge into 4th round

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:05am on January 19, 2018

    Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday’s FA Cup third round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to...

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    Messi penalty miss costs Barca

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on January 19, 2018

    Lionel Messi missed a penalty as Espanyol struck in the dying moments to consign Barcelona to their first defeat since August, 1-0 in the first...

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    Barca lose to Espanyol in Cup after Messi penalty miss

    Reuters | Updated at 09:45am on January 18, 2018

    Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as triple King's Cup holders Barcelona suffered a surprise 1-0 loss at city rivals Espanyol in a quarter-final first...

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    Chinese fans round on ‘rat’ Tevez

    Agence France-Presse . Shanghai | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    Furious Chinese football fans branded Carlos Tevez shameless and ‘a rat’ on Wednesday after the Argentine striker described his ill-fated spell at Shanghai Shenhua as...

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    Ronaldinho finally quits football

    Agence France-Presse . Sao Paolo | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in...

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    Real without Ronaldo unimaginable : Zidane

    Reuters . Madrid | Updated at 12:05am on January 18, 2018

    Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Wednesday he cannot foresee Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club, despite various reports in the Spanish media saying he...

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    Mourinho ‘relaxed’ about Sanchez

    Agence France-Presse . Manchester | Updated at 12:05am on January 17, 2018

    Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho remains relaxed about his chances of signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez despite reported late interest from Chelsea...

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