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Roberto Firmino 'Prepared' To Replace Gabriel Jesus As Brazil's No. 9

Roberto Firmino insists he's ready to replace Gabriel Jesus for Brazil's upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay and Paraguay.

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Empty Offices, Wary Lenders: China's Faltering Bid For AC Milan

Pic: ReutersCHANGXING, CHINA/MILAN: The paper trail for an $800 million bid by little-known Chinese investors for AC Milan, the seven-time European soccer champions, leads via Luxembourg, Hong Kong and a network of shell companies to the deserted 11th floor of the World Trade Centre in Changxing, two hours west of Shanghai.

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Retiring Podolski's Thunderbolt Sinks England In Dortmund Friendly

Lukas Podolski marked his 130th and final appearance for Germany with a stunning strike that secured a 1-0 friendly win over England. It was a fitting finale for one of the most popular players of his generation.

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It Was Like A Film - Lukas Podolski

Podolski celebrates scoring his stunner

In what turned to be a pretty special night in Signal Iduna Park, Lukas Podolski signed off on his international career in a remarkable way, by scoring a trademark long range effort to defeat England 1-0, in an international friendly early this morning.

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Sanchez And Ozil Contract Talks Are On Hold, Says Wenger

Pic: ReutersContract negotiations with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are on hold until the end of the season, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday.

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Fifa Ends Career Of Top Referee For Match-Fixing

Ghanaian referee Joseph Odartei Lamptey was on Monday banned for life by world football's governing body Fifa for match-fixing. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) had already slapped a three-month ban on Lamptey after he awarded South Africa a controversial penalty in their 2-1 victory over Senegal in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on 12 November 2016.

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Germany's Podolski Crowns Farewell With Stunning Winner Over England

Pic: ReutersGermany's Lukas Podolski capped his international swansong with a sensational goal to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly on Wednesday.

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Gareth Southgate Pleased But Says England Should Have Beaten Germany

Gareth Southgate was pleased with England's performance and new system, but says his side should have beat Germany.

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Malaysia Not Up To The Task Against Philippines

KUALA LUMPUR -- The Harimau Malaysia's fangs were rather blunt in the Class A international friendly against the Philippines at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila tonight.

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Crucial To Engage Services Of Right People In F1 - Coulthard

KUALA LUMPUR -- Engaging the services of the right people to work together as a team in Formula One (F1) is the key factor for any team to achieve success in the sport, according to retired F1 driver, David Coulthard.

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