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Man City NYC FC Melbourne City owners buy share in Chinese club Sichuan Jiuniu

[ad_1] Phil Foden and Manchester City put an end to Newport County's FA Cup run, beating the League Two side at Rodney Parade to reach the quarterfinals. Shaka Hislop reveals his latest power rankings which see Manchester City keep hold of the top spot and Manchester United drop out. The parent company of Premier League champions Manchester City, MLS franchise New York City FC and A-League club Melbourne City has
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Mexican clubs open to combined Liga MX-Major League Soccer competition

[ad_1] ESPN FC's Alejandro Moreno weighs in on the challenges Matias Almeyda will face in his first season at the helm of the San Jose Earthquakes. Liga MX club presidents are looking north to the United States and aren't discounting a combined North American league at some point in the future. "A North American league? Why not?" said Santos Laguna president Alejandro Irarragorri during a conference in the Sports Anti-Piracy
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Ante Milicic names his first Matildas squad confident Australia can win the Women’s World Cup

[ad_1] Speaking to the media for the first time since being axed as Matildas head coach, Stajcic says he remains in the dark about the reasons for his dismissal. Alen Stajcic has described the personal and professional impact of the saga over his dismissal as Matildas head coach. New Matildas coach Ante Milicic says Australia can win the World Cup, claiming sacked coach Alen Stajcic's blessing to take the team
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Atletico Madrid vs. Juventus – Football Match Preview – February 20, 2019

[ad_1] Feb 20 (Reuters) - Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira will be on the sidelines for a month after having treatment to correct an irregular heartbeat, the Serie A leaders said on Wednesday.The 31-year-old Khedira, who was part of Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning squad, did not travel for Wednesday's Champions League last-16 first leg at Atletico Madrid after being diagnosed with atrial fibrillation.Khedira underwent an "electrophysiological study and successful interventional therapy",
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Atletico’s Morata on Real Madrid past: ‘Not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone.’

[ad_1] Atletico Madrid forward Alvaro Morata accepts his Real Madrid past is a problem for some Rojiblanco fans, but "not even Jesus Christ was liked by everyone." Morata joined Atletico from Chelsea in January on an 18 month-loan deal, with some supporters at the Wanda Metropolitano having protested against the idea, but coach Diego Simeone stood firm in his wish to bring the Spain international back to his boyhood club.
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Former Czech Republic defender Tomas Repka gets 2nd jail term in a month

[ad_1] Tomas Repka returned to Sparta Prague after spells at Fiorentina and West Ham. Former Czech Republic defender Tomas Repka has been handed another nine-month jail sentence. The latest verdict comes less than two weeks after he was convicted of fraud on Feb. 7 and sentenced to 15 months in prison. On Tuesday, The Prague-West county court turned two previous suspended sentences for drunk driving into jail terms because of
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Mexicans abroad: Tecatito Corona continues fine form for Porto, Lainez provides late heroics

[ad_1] Jesus Corona is having a career season with five goals and nine assists so far for Porto. A long list of Mexican soccer's top talents are making names for themselves at clubs abroad. With several key figures playing week in and week out in a number of Europe's top leagues, keeping track of all of El Tri's stars can at times be daunting. In order to help keep tabs