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BUFFON BELIEVES IN BALOTELLI

Gianluigi Buffon has urged Italy CT Roberto Mancini to recall Mario Balotelli. “He’s great for the national team.”   Balotelli has regained his knack for scoring goals at Marseille, netting eight times in 14 appearances for Olympique Marseille since arriving from Nice in January, although doubts remain over his character. “Mario’s doing well at Marseille, he’s shown sincerity and maturity,”

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PACO ALCACER

It’s often said that sometimes one has to take one step backwards to move two steps forward — that life is not always a straightforward journey from point A to point B. Then there are times one has to get off that path altogether and forge a new one, in areas unknown, to realise one’s full potential. Football is no

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ICARDI MESSI RETURN

Mauro Icardi and five other Serie A-based players are in Argentina’s 32-man preliminary squad for this summer’s Copa America. Coach Lionel Scaloni announced the initial 32-man list for the competition that begins on June 14 in Brazil. The Nerazzurri striker wasn’t named in the last squad for the friendly games with Venezuela and Morocco in March, but has been recalled,

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AWAY DAYS MADRID

Not many cities can offer the quantity and quality of football that Madrid can. Euan McTear looks at look at this special footballing pilgrimage. It’s hardly a stretch to claim that the capital of Spain is also the capital of European football. With five top-flight teams, two of the four best club sides based on UEFA coefficients and the Champions

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PUMA Dortmund Celebrations

Sports Company PUMA presented Borussia Dortmund‘s new home kit, which combines traditional and modern elements to mark the German football club’s 110-year anniversary.  The new home shirt takes cues from the kits of the past, combining a clean, classic look with a round neck, raglan sleeves and modern graphics on the shoulders.  The neck label inside the shirt also pays

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UCL GROUP STAGE NUMBERS

17 – Paris Saint-Germain were the top goal scorers in the Champions League group stage, averaging almost three a game 0 – AEK Athens were the only club not to earn a single point. The two goals they scored on matchday two were the only ones of their entire campaign. 109 – Young Boys were the dirtiest side – committing

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ARSENAL RE-VISITED

Arsenal continue their Europa League run with a double-header against BATE Borisov. Heres a look  on a classic from one of the Gunners’ previous continental campaigns. Arsenal 3-0 Milan [Milan 4-3 Arsenal on aggregate] (Champions League, 2011-12) There have been numerous exciting games at the Emirates Stadium since its opening back in 2006. Yet arguably one of the most memorable matches

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