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Infantino Claims FIFA Purged of 'Toxic' Corruption

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday defended his fight "against corruption" in football in spite of being under criminal investigation in Switzerland since the end of July. 

Infantino said Friday at the opening of the 70th FIFA Congress held by videoconference with delegates from 211 member federations that he believed he had restored the integrity of the body after a wave of scandals.

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Aubameyang Deal Shows Arsenal are European Giants, Says Arteta

Mikel Arteta said Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's decision to sign a new deal at Arsenal showed the Premier League club were on the same level as European giants such as Barcelona.

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Guardiola Has No Complaints despite Missing Out on Messi

Pep Guardiola said Friday that only Lionel Messi knows if a move to Manchester City is a possibility next year after the Argentine reluctantly decided to stay at Barcelona this season.

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Higuain Signs for Beckham's Inter Miami

Gonzalo Higuain has signed with David Beckham's Major League Soccer outfit Inter Miami, the club announced Friday, a day after he departed Serie A champion Juventus.

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Stay Tuned Says Klopp, as Thiago Bids Emotional Farewell to Bayern

Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool fans to stay tuned for the announcement of Thiago Alcantara on Friday after the Spanish midfielder admitted leaving Champions League winners Bayern Munich was the most difficult decision of his career.

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Footballer Mohamed Atwi Dies of Bullet Wound

A prominent Lebanese footballer has died of a bullet wound sustained last month during a funeral for one of the victims of the Beirut port blast, his club said Friday.

Mohamed Atwi, 32, played as a midfielder for a number of Lebanese clubs and won the national league three times with Beirut's Ansar, his club for almost a decade.

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Premier League Urges Govt. to Stick to October Date for Fans' Return

Premier League clubs on Thursday urged the government to stick to its proposal to allow a partial return of fans to stadiums from October 1.

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Bale 'Close' to Tottenham Return, Says Agent

Gareth Bale is "close" to sealing a sensational move back to Tottenham, the player's agent Jonathan Barnett said on Wednesday, seven years after joining the Spanish giants from Spurs for a world record fee.

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French Open Attendance Reduced to 5,000 Fans Per Day

The French Open tennis tournament, rescheduled to September due to the coronavirus pandemic, will be limited to 5,000 spectators daily, a reduction from the 11,500 announced by organizers, the Paris police prefecture told AFP on Thursday.

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Bayern Munich Confirm Thiago Alcantara Moving to Liverpool

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirmed Thursday the club has agreed a transfer with Liverpool for Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara.

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