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Ibrahimovic sent off for slapping Impact’s Petrasso

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How ‘Messi and Friends’ led Northwestern’s all-time leading scorer to chase his dreams in Iceland

[ad_1] Matt Eliason's dream of playing professionally appeared to be over, until a chance appearance in a friendly with Lionel Messi changed his life. Thierry Henry laconically flicks a cross toward the penalty spot, to where Matt Eliason is waiting to chest it down. Cushioning the ball perfectly into the air, Eliason throws his body back and catches the falling ball sweetly, as his leg whips around over his head.
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Lionel Messi: Barcelona would welcome Antoine Griezmann if he made summer move

[ad_1] The FC crew respond to your tweets about Antoine Griezmann, Bayern Munich and sports gambling in the U.S. Plus, they recap the royal wedding. Shaka Hislop and Ale Moreno think Barcelona was disrespectful to La Liga when they prioritized a friendly over Sunday's match with Levante. Barcelona's Lionel Messi welcomes the idea of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann, who he called "one of the best players at the moment,"
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Man United’s on-field complacency will allow rivals to close the gap off it

[ad_1] Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop question Jose Mourinho's positive outlook after Man United's loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Manchester United lost the FA Cup final on Saturday, but it doesn't matter, because Ed Woodward, the club's executive vice-chairman, said so. Well, not in so many words, but speaking on a conference call to investors last week -- two days before the cup final -- Woodward made
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Andres Iniesta bids Barcelona farewell after ‘difficult day’ at the Camp Nou

[ad_1] Spanish champions Barcelona ended their campaign with a 1-0 home win over Real Sociedad and paid an emotional farewell to departing captain Andres Iniesta. Philippe Coutinho ensured Andres Iniesta had a storybook ending to his Barcelona career as the Blaugrana overcame Real Sociedad at the Camp Nou. After Andres Iniesta's last game for Barca, the FC crew assess his place among Spain's greats and whether he can go out
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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba on Jose Mourinho: ‘A coach and player don’t have to be best friends’

[ad_1] Alejandro Moreno and Shaka Hislop question Jose Mourinho's positive outlook after Man United's loss to Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Ander Herrera maintains that Man United were "the better team by far" in the FA Cup final, and feels the club is still headed in the right direction. Chelsea edge Man United and win the FA Cup for the eighth time, courtesy of Eden Hazard's first-half penalty on
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Arsenal set to appoint Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor – sources

[ad_1] The FC crew react to reports Arsenal are set to replace Arsene Wenger with former PSG boss Unai Emery, rather than former Gunner Mikel Arteta. Arsene Wenger addresses the crowd at the Emirates after a 5-0 win for Arsenal over Burnley in his final home match as manager. Stewart Robson and the rest of the FC pundits aren't sold on the bookie's favourite, Mikel Arteta, leading Arsenal to the
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Arsenal confirm Santi Cazorla leaving after six years with club

[ad_1] ESPN's Arsenal correspondent Mattias Karen feels Arsenal need to bring in several key defenders if the club is to challenge for sivlerware. The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on Mike Arteta to Arsenal, Anthony Martial's omission from the France squad and much more. Stewart Robson and the rest of the FC pundits aren't sold on the bookie's favourite, Mikel Arteta, leading Arsenal to the promised land. ESPN's Arsenal