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Erdogan's Shadow Looms over Turkey Bid for Euro 2024

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an avid follower of sports who massively developed football infrastructure, has in 15 years in power always come away empty-handed from bids for Turkey to hold one of the world's great sporting events.

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Lampard's Derby Knock Man Utd Out of League Cup, City Ease into Last 16

Derby County manager Frank Lampard piled more misery on his former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as the Rams beat 10-man Manchester United 8-7 on penalties, while Manchester City cruised into the last 16 of the League Cup on Tuesday.

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Mourinho, Pogba Filmed in Tense Training Ground Exchange

Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba were involved in a tense-looking exchange at Manchester United's training ground on Wednesday, a day after the manager confirmed the World Cup star had been stripped of the role of vice-captain.

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Modric Ends Ronaldo-Messi Era to be Crowned World's Best

Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's decade-long domination of football's individual awards by being crowned FIFA's best player of the year on Monday.

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Lampard Looks Forward to Mourinho League Cup Clash

Frank Lampard is relishing the chance to pit his wits against former manager Jose Mourinho when Manchester United host Derby in the League Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

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Spanish Players Union Veto Liga Game in Miami

The Spanish players union (AFE) on Monday rejected plans by La Liga to stage a regular-season game in the United States, following a similar refusal by the Spanish football federation (RFEF).

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Mbappe Loses Appeal against Three-Match Ban

France World Cup star Kylian Mbappe will sit out one further league game for Paris Saint-Germain after losing an appeal against a three-match suspension Monday.

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UEFA Orders 'Further Investigation' of PSG over Financial Fairplay

UEFA said Monday it had ordered accusations that Paris Saint-Germain has broken its financial fair play rules to be referred to its financial unit "for further investigation."

European football's governing body decided in July to re-open the case and the investigatory chamber of its Club Financial Control Body will now look more closely at the big-spending Qatari-owned club.

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Firmino Good Enough with One Eye, Says Liverpool's Mane

Sadio Mane said he had urged Liverpool match-winner Roberto Firmino to declare himself fit for the Champions League opener against Paris Saint-Germain, insisting he didn't "need his eye to play".

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Kane Can't Shoulder Spurs Goalscoring Burden Alone, Says Lamela

Harry Kane is not a "machine" and it is only a matter of time before he is back among the goals, according to Tottenham teammate Erik Lamela.

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