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Back home: Erling Haaland completes move to Man City

Erling Haaland has come home.

The Norway striker finalized his move to Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund for 60 million euros ($63 million) on Monday to seal his return to England, the country of his birth.

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Uruguay striker Darwin Núñez set for Liverpool from Benfica

Liverpool has reached an agreement with Benfica for the signing of Uruguay striker Darwin Núñez for an initial fee of 75 million euros ($79 million), the Portuguese club said Monday, in a transfer that would further shake up Jurgen Klopp's attacking options.

In a brief statement to the Portuguese stock market, Benfica said the transfer sum could rise to 100 million euros ($105 million) based on variables. The 22-year-old Núñez has yet to agree to terms with Liverpool, Benfica said, while the English club hasn't commented on the transfer.

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Salah, Kerr voted players of the year in English soccer

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was voted as men's player of the year by his fellow professionals in England for the second time, while Chelsea striker Sam Kerr won the women's award on Thursday.

Salah became only the seventh man to win the Professional Footballers' Association award more than once after a season in which he scored 23 goals in the Premier League — tied for first with Tottenham's Son Heung-min — and had a league-leading 14 assists.

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Portugal, Spain win to set up Nations League Final 4 battle

Portugal and Spain picked up victories in the Nations League on Thursday to set up a battle between the Iberian neighbors for a spot in the Final Four.

Portugal took sole possession of the lead in Group 2 of the top-tier League A by defeating the Czech Republic 2-0, while Spain earned a first win and moved into second place by edging past struggling Switzerland 1-0 in Geneva.

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PSG continues restructuring by hiring Campos as adviser

French champion Paris Saint-Germain continued its restructuring by hiring renowned talent scout Luis Campos as its football adviser on Friday.

The 57-year-old Campos was a former tactical advisor at Real Madrid under Jose Mourinho, but really made his name as Monaco's sporting director from 2013-16. The club took on a new dimension with major signings like Colombian striker Radamel Falcao and 2014 World Cup star James Rodriguez.

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Israel says deal allows citizens to travel to Qatar World Cup

Israeli citizens will be allowed to travel to Qatar to watch football's 2022 World Cup, despite the absence of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the government said. 

World football's governing body "FIFA has confirmed that Israeli citizens will be able to enter Qatar during the World Cup and watch games, just like all fans around the world," a joint statement by Israel's defence, foreign and sports ministries said late Thursday.

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Madrid extends Modric's contract, keeps midfield intact

Real Madrid extended Luka Modric's contract for another year on Wednesday, keeping intact the midfield that helped the club win a record-extending 14th European title this season.

The 36-year-old Croatian signed a new deal with the Spanish club until June 2023 and will return to play alongside Toni Kroos and Casemiro, the trio that helped Madrid win five Champions League titles in the last nine seasons.

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Paris police chief's partial apology over CL final 'failure'

The Paris police chief apologized for and justified the pepper spraying of fans and families amid the chaos that engulfed the Champions League final last month outside the Stade de France.

At a French Senate hearing looking for explanations for the organizational fiasco, Paris police prefect Didier Lallement admitted on Thursday that the evening in the suburb of Saint-Denis was "obviously a failure, because people were being pushed around or assaulted while we owed them safety.''

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Gattuso to coach Valencia for next 2 seasons

Italian coach Gennaro Gattuso agreed to take charge of Spanish club Valencia on Thursday for the next two seasons.

The 44-year-old Gattuso replaced José Bordalás after he was fired last week despite having led Valencia to the Copa del Rey final in his single season in charge.

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Karius leaving Liverpool 4 years after infamous CL final

Liverpool has confirmed the departure of goalkeeper Loris Karius four years after his last appearance for the club when his concussion-related gaffes contributed to a 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the 2018 Champions League final.

The 28-year-old German didn't play again for the English Premier League club, which sent him out on loan after signing Alisson Becker that summer.

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