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Spanish match-fixing case falls apart as judge clears convict 41 players and officials

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Spanish match-fixing case falls apart as judge clears convict 41 players and officials

BY ANDREW WARSHAW A Spanish court has cleared 36 players and five others of match-fixing relating to a top-flight survival decider between Levante and Real Zaragoza in the final round of the 2010-11 season. The judge who issued the not guilty verdict said there was not enough evidence to convict the players and others on trial, including…

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Zinedine Zidane confirms Real Madrid have made transfer decision over Achraf Hakimi

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Zinedine Zidane confirms Real Madrid have made transfer decision over Achraf Hakimi

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has confirmed that Achraf Hakimi has ‘a great future’ at the Bernabeu, ahead of the full-back’s return from a two season loan stint with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund . The 21-year-old has been in fine form in Germany, emerging as Dortmund’s first choice right-back ahead of club stalwart Lukas Piszczek. With Alvaro Odriozola…

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Real Madrid ‘preparing bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly’ as they look to sign long-term replacement for captain Sergio Ramos

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Real Madrid ‘preparing bid for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly’ as they look to sign long-term replacement for captain Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid are set to make an offer for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports. The Senegalese defender is one of the most sought-after defenders in world football and is on the radar of the majority of Europe’s biggest clubs. Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for him in the past and Barcelona and Manchester City are…

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AS Roma monitoring Atlético Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey

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AS Roma monitoring Atlético Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey

Italian giants AS Roma are closely monitoring Atlético Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey ahead of the upcoming winter transfer window, GHANAsoccernet.com can exclusively report. The Ghana international has been one of the standout performers for the Rojiblancos in the ongoing season. Partey was heavily linked with a move away from the Estadio Wanda Metroplitano in the summer…

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Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati advised to drop down to B team by Kluivert

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Barcelona sensation Ansu Fati advised to drop down to B team by Kluivert

Teenage winger Ansu Fati might have to drop back down into Barcelona’s B team in order to feature week in, week out, according to Barca academy director Patrick Kluivert. At just 16 years and 298 days old, Fati became the youngest player to appear for Barca since 1941 when he came on as a late substitute in…

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Azeez’s qualities lauded by Granada teammate Duarte

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Azeez’s qualities lauded by Granada teammate Duarte

Nigeria midfielder Ramon Azeez has been lauded by his Granada teammate Domingos Duarte following a fine start to the season in Spain. After a five-year exile, Azeez was recalled to the Super Eagles set-up by Gernort Rohr for last month’s international friendly against Brazil, and was also named in the squad for Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying victory over Benin. This…

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Ansu Fati: I hope I can spend my whole life here at Barcelona

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Ansu Fati: I hope I can spend my whole life here at Barcelona

Ansu Fati was the star attraction as Barcelona presented their youth football section at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper on Wednesday. While Ernesto Valverde has considered him a first-team player since his debut against Real Betis, the forward didn’t want to miss an emotional day for the academy. By the same token, Carles Perez was…

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Real Madrid-Barcelona Clasico postponed due to Catalan protests

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Real Madrid-Barcelona Clasico postponed due to Catalan protests

The “El Clasico” match between Barcelona and Real Madrid scheduled for next Saturday has been postponed over security concerns amid violent political demonstrations in the northeastern Catalonia region, the Spanish football federation (RFEF) said.  Following huge protests over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders, the league’s organising body made an official request to the RFEF this week for the game to be rearranged….

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Group who robbed Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey arrested

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Group who robbed Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey arrested

A group of men who targeted the houses of famous footballers in Madrid for robberies have been arrested, report El Diario. Four men have been arrested – three in Madrid and one in Toledo – following a series of incidents, with a number of items recovered including large number of stolen jewels, €10k and some valuables,…

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Ansu Fati candidate for ‘Golden Boy’ award

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Ansu Fati candidate for ‘Golden Boy’ award

Italian sports paper ‘Tuttosport’ has announced its 20 man shortlist for the ‘Golden Boy’ award for players born in 1999 or after (20 years old or under). On the list we find none other than Ansu Fati representing FC Barcelona.  Not yet 17 years of age, Fati is up to three years younger than many of his…

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