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Joey Barton: Burnley midfielder banned for 18 months over betting

Burnley midfielder Joey Barton has been banned from football for 18 months after admitting a Football Association charge in relation to betting. The 34-year-old has been fined £30,000 and warned about his future conduct after being charged with breaking FA rules for placing 1,260 bets on matches between 26 March 2006 and 13 May 2016.…

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Two more French youth internationals commit to Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast have persuaded two more French junior internationals to commit to playing for them at senior level. Defender Jean-Philippe Gbamin, 21, plays in Germany for Mainz and was born in Ivory Coast. The other player is Chelsea’s Jeremie Boga, 20, on loan at Spanish side Granada, whose parents are Ivorian. “These new players can…

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Moussa Dembele: Celtic striker to miss Scottish Cup final through injury

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele will miss the Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen on 27 May through injury. The 20-year-old suffered a hamstring problem in the first half of Sunday’s semi-final win over Rangers. Dembele’s agent, Mamadi Fofana, told BBC Scotland that the player would be sidelined for “five or six weeks”. “Moussa did not have…

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Newcastle United Director Arrested Amid Tax Fraud Probe

The managing director of the newly-promoted club was one of several men held during raids by tax authorities in the UK and France, a source confirmed. HM Customs and Revenue refused to name any of the people held in the raids but said that premises in the north east and south east of England had…

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Arsenal vs Leicester Predictions and Match Previews 26th April 2017

A huge relief of the pressure that was built up on Arsene Wenger will have been felt after their extra time victory in the semi final of the FA Cup against Manchester City. Goals from Nacho Monreal and Alexis Sanchez helped them to victory at the weekend and we are backing them to claim a…

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I’d rather die than play for Paris Saint-Germain, says Gignac

Even if the reigning French champions offered him a salary 10 times more than the one he is currently on, he would not move to the Parc des Princes France international striker Andre-Pierre Gignac says that he “would rather die than sign with” Paris Saint-Germain. The 31-year-old is a huge fan of PSG’s rivals Marseille,…

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Ronaldo left out of Real Madrid squad for Deportivo clash

The Portugal attacker has not been included in Zinedine Zidane’s 19-man panel for the crucial league game with Deportivo La Coruna Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of Real Madrid’s squad for their La Liga game with Deportivo La Coruna. Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has named his 19-man panel for the game, with Gareth Bale…

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Bale ruled out of Champions League semi-finals as Clasico start backfires on Real Madrid

The forward, who has struggled with injury problems throughout the season, was taken off in the first half of Sunday’s clash with Barcelona Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been ruled out of their upcoming Champions League semi-finals against Atletico Madrid, suggesting their decision to rush him back against Barcelona has backfired. The Blancos have confirmed…

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Hazard in no rush to sign Chelsea renewal amid ongoing Real Madrid links

The Belgium star says he is not thinking about his long-term future for now as the Blues look to wrap up a domestic double Eden Hazard is in no rush to sign a new contract with Chelsea amid ongoing speculation Real Madrid are interested in luring the Belgium international away from Stamford Bridge. The 26-year-old’s deal…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic accepts Manchester United career ‘is over’

Zlatan Ibrahimovic accepts his Manchester United career is over, according to reports. The Swedish striker faces up to 12 months out of action after suffering knee ligament damage. The Mirror claim he is now targeting a comeback in America in MLS once he has completed his rehabilitation. Ibrahimovic is out of contract at the end…