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Antoine Griezmann wants diamond-encrusted World Cup ring for France squad

[ad_1] By Chris Wright, Toe Poke blogger At the request of Antoine Griezmann, the entire France squad may soon be receiving diamond-encrusted mementos of their World Cup triumph. After being contacted by Griezmann, a jeweller in Los Angeles created a prototype design for a "Superbowl winners" ring, complete with red, white and blue gems and the French Football Federation (FFF) crest rendered in gold. The Atletico Madrid striker is a
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Exclusive: Sane opens up about World Cup absence

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Melbourne Victory nears Keisuke Honda signature as Kevin Muscat confirms interest

[ad_1] Tim Cahill says he was surprised by the passion of A-League fans on his return to Australia. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains why he doesn't see Usain Bolt's six-week A-League trial as anything more than a piece of commercialism. Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has confirmed his interest in signing Keisuke Honda as the A-League club inches closer to a marquee deal with the former Japanese international. Honda has
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Manchester United scouting manager Javier Ribalta to leave club – sources

[ad_1] By Rob Dawson, Manchester United correspondent Paul Mariner and Mark Donaldson delve into the players that could come in and could leave before Manchester United's first Premier League game of the season. SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Manchester United scouting manager Javier Ribalta is set to leave the club after just 12 months, sources have told ESPN FC. The Spaniard, who arrived at Old Trafford from Juventus last summer, will
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Man United ‘need to get used to’ injuries after Antonio Valencia setback – Jose Mourinho

[ad_1] By Rob Dawson, Manchester United correspondent Jose Mourinho says Antonio Valencia will again wear the captains armband next season for Man United. SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he is worried that Antonio Valencia's injury could be a sign of things to come next season. Valencia was forced off after just seven minutes of the 0-0 draw with San Jose Earthquakes at Levi's Stadium
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Liverpool can beat Manchester City back Bayern to beat Ronaldo less Juventus

[ad_1] Christian Pulisic put in an inspired performance with two goals for Dortmund as they came from behind to defeat Liverpool. The bookmakers got it spot on by making Manchester City betting outsiders against Borussia Dortmund as Ppe Guardiola's men limped to a 1-0 ICC defeat at the weekend. They get a chance to make amends though when facing Liverpool in the same competition in the early hours of Thursday
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Loris Karius – Liverpool didn’t warn me before Alisson signing

[ad_1] With Alisson's move from Roma to Liverpool now official, the ESPN FC guys discuss where the club will finish with the Brazil goalkeeper on board. CHARLOTTE -- Loris Karius says nobody at Liverpool spoke to him before the club paid £56 million for goalkeeper Alisson and admitted his Anfield future is uncertain. The arrival of the Brazil No. 1 from Roma -- in what is the biggest-ever transfer fee
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Man United preseason so far Alexis looks ready fears over Valencia injury

[ad_1] Stewart Robson reads between the lines of Jose Mourinho's press conference comments on Paul Pogba and feels his compliments were backhanded. The ESPN FC crew answer your tweets on Jose Mourinho's negativity at Man United, how many trophies Liverpool will win this season and much more. Jose Mourinho says Antonio Valencia will again wear the captains armband next season for Man United. SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Manchester United followed
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FFA Cup final venue to be determined through live draw

[ad_1] ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop explains why he doesn't see Usain Bolt's six-week A-League trial as anything more than a piece of commercialism. The location of this year's FFA Cup final will be determined through a live draw, with the decision taken out of the hands of Football Federation Australia. Previously, FFA has had the final say on where the knockout tournament's deciding match would be played, basing their decisions
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Leroy Sane – Mesut Ozil ‘needs some space’ after Germany decision

[ad_1] Julien Laurens reacts to Mesut Ozil's decision to retire from international football for Germany due to a feeling of "racism and disrespect." Uli Hoeness feels Mesut Ozil has 'been playing crap for years,' but Paul Mariner contends the Bayern president crossed a line with his blanket statement. German foreign minister Heiko Maas insists Mesut Ozil's picture had little to do with the country's group stage exit after he retired