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November 5, 2014
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers defended his team selection for the Champions League loss at Real Madrid after being accused of “throwing in a white towel”. Seven of the Reds’ starting XI from the weekend defeat by Newcastle – including Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling – began Tuesday’s 1-0 losson the bench. “I didn’t see this as a big

September 13, 2014
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Former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger believes football is tackling homophobia, despite there being no openly gay players in the Premier League. Hitzlsperger is the most prominent footballer to reveal he is gay. The ex-Germany international is part of the Rainbow Laces campaign, which aims to show support to address homophobia. “To see the progress is phenomenal

May 8, 2014
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FA Commission: New four-point plan to boost England football. The creation of a new tier within the Football League to accommodate Premier League B teams is at the heart of the Football Association commission’s four-point plan to boost English football. The review also calls for a ban on non-European Union players outside of the top

April 2, 2014
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As we enter the final few months leading up to this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, the national teams taking part in the tournament have been unveiling their new kits to ride on the wave of growing interest in international football. Brazil, England, Germany, Spain, Argentina and France have all released new kit designs for

February 12, 2014
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The Gunners, looking to get their title challenge back on track after their 5-1 mauling at Liverpool, found the champions in resilient mood as their pressing game stifled the hosts’ attacking threat. United could easily have come away with all three points but for a fantastic reflex save by Wojciech Szczesny who turned former Arsenal

October 9, 2013
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Only English people should play football for England, midfielder Jack Wilshere has said. Manchester United’s Adnan Januzaj could play for England from 2018 under Fifa’s five-year residency requirement, as he has yet to commit to another country. Midfielder Januzaj, 18, is eligible for Belgium, Serbia, Albania and Turkey. But, asked about the issue, Arsenal and England

August 1, 2013
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Thursday night was a watershed moment in the history of British television, and not just because Owen Hargreaves managed to get through a full 90 minutes without getting injured. The debut of BT Sport was this country’s most eagerly-anticipated channel launch since Channel 5 burst on to our screens in 1997 with a loopy, multicoloured

July 2, 2013
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The Premier League and Sport England have jointly committed a combined total of £16.8m to help encourage youth sports participation for three years. The equally funded investment will see Premier League 4 Sport (PL4Sport) receive £3m a year and Kickz £2.6m. Under the new deal, PL4Sport schemes will be expanded to include 12 Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports. It will

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