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April 4, 2013

Barcelona Invites New Pope to Camp Nou
22:11 GMT

The Pope has been invited by Barcelona President, Sandro Rosell, to come and watch a game at Camp Nou.

Becks in talks to extend stint with PSG
22:03 GMT

Former England captain David Beckham is reportedly looking at the possibility of playing another season at French football club Paris Saint Germain following preliminary talks on a new deal.

Bale 'most effective' as a striker, says Villas-Boas
15:48 GMT

A lack of options will see the Portuguese confidently deploy the winger up front in the Europa League, whilst he remains wary of Basel's abilities head of Thursday's first-leg tie

Fergie fears 'out of gas' Van Persie may be moving towards meltdown
13:12 GMT

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has said he fears key striker Robin Van Persie may be tired after an explosive first season performance at the club.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic calls on Rooney to join him, Becks at PSG
11:46 GMT

Swedish football legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic has urged Manchester United star Wayne Rooney to join him and his former teammate David Beckham at Paris Saint-Germain.

April 3, 2013

FIFA to pick German GLT firm for 2014 World Cup if passes trial in Confederations Cup
22:54 GMT

Football governing body FIFA will choose German firm GoalControl to provide goal-line technology (GLT) system for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if it proves successful during its trial at the 16-match Confederations Cup this summer.

Defoe ruled out of next three games with injury
16:41 GMT

The Tottenham striker is expected to miss both Europa League quarter-final legs against Basel, as well as the league clash with Everton on Sunday, due to a muscle problem

Real Madrid investigated by EU over illegal state aid allegations
14:18 GMT

The European Commission (EU) has been investigating Spanish giants Real Madrid following allegations that they have received illegal state aid, the decision on which is overdue.

Drogba hints at possible reunion with Mourinho at Chelsea
13:25 GMT

Galatasaray footballer Didier Drogba has said that he believes that Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has 'unfinished business' at Chelsea, adding that he is open to reunion with him if the Portuguese makes a return to Stamford Bridge this summer.

Reina is staying at Liverpool, says Rodgers
10:05 GMT

Arsenal and Barcelona have been touted as possible destinations for the Spanish goalkeeper in the summer, but the Reds boss is confident the 30-year-old will remain at Anfield

April 2, 2013

Bale 'not far off' Ronaldo and Messi, says Zidane
22:39 GMT

The Real Madrid director of football described the Tottenham wideman as "unique" and "frightening" when asked about the most impressive players in Europe this term

Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 Barcelona: Last-gasp Valdes error keeps French side alive
22:37 GMT

Lionel Messi scored before succumbing to injury at half-time, and Xavi's late penalty appeared to seal the French side's fate, but Matuidi's even later strike leaves the tie open

Benitez praises Chelsea's 'great season'
16:15 GMT

Chelsea's interim manager Rafael Benitez has said that his club has had a great season and added that it can be even better, following Chelsea's win over Manchester United in a FA Cup quarter-final match.

PSG wants 'exceptional' Becks to stay for another season
12:04 GMT

Rich French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) has confirmed that they want to extend David Beckham's five-month deal, saying that they want him to stay for another year in the French capital.

Bale: Tottenham's spirit will carry them to Champions League qualification
11:49 GMT

The Welshman believes the togetherness in the Spurs squad can help them to a top-four finish in the Premier League as well as possible glory in the Europa League