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May 15, 2014

Al Ain 0-3 Manchester City: Comfortable win for Premier League champions in friendly
22:32 GMT

Manuel Pellegrini's men were rarely troubled by their opponents in the exhibition match to open the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, the visitors running out straightforward winners

Suarez opens door for Barcelona move
16:33 GMT

Liverpool forward Luis Suarez indicated a move to Barcelona would appeal to him, as he praised their style of football and insisted they will return to their former glories.

Omar Abdul Rahman excited about taking on Manchester City
15:26 GMT

Al Ain star Omar Abdul Rahman is relishing the chance to face Manchester City in Thursday’s exhibition match in the Garden City.

Nasri considering national retirement after being left out of France's World Cup squad
13:44 GMT

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is considering international retirement after the playmaker was left out of France coach Didier Deschamps' 23-man national squad for the World Cup in Brazil.

Van der Sar considered for Manchester United return
01:54 GMT

The Dutch former Old Trafford goalkeeper, who won multiple Premier League titles and the Champions League with the club, could take up a coaching role under Louis van Gaal

May 14, 2014

Sevilla 0-0 Benfica (Sevilla win 4-2 on pens): Gameiro the hero in penalty shoot-out drama
23:28 GMT

The Eagles lost their second successive Europa League final after Rodrigo and Oscar Cardozo both missed from the spot

Pires backs Ozil to be Arsenal success
15:09 GMT

Arsenal splashed massive cash to bring German international playmaker, Mesut Ozil to the side this summer in a last minute deal with Real Madrid.

May 13, 2014

FIFA is pushing Brazil to enact anti-democratic legislation
22:59 GMT

Last year, the authorities in Brazil were taken by surprise when a wave of protests erupted during the Confederations Cup football tournament, which was a sort of warm-up to this year’s main event, the World Cup, which will be staged in 12 cities across the country beginning in June.

Arsenal and Manchester United to battle for Madridista
14:33 GMT

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is believed to be looking for a new partner up front for Olivier Giroud this summer as he knows that despite his best efforts, the Frenchman cannot do it all on his own.

Chelsea agrees to Atletico's 32 mln pound transfer offer for Costa
13:49 GMT

Chelsea have reportedly triggered their number one transfer target Diego Costa's release clause from Atletico Madrid after agreeing a fee of 32 million-pound with the Spanish club.

Ferdinand to leave Manchester United
00:36 GMT

The 35-year-old will depart Old Trafford when his contract expires this summer, ending a trophy-laden 12-year spell with the Red Devils

May 12, 2014

Feghouli and Taider headline Algeria preliminary World Cup squad
21:35 GMT

Tottenham youngster Nabil Bentaleb has earned a place in the initial 30-man party while Napoli's Faouzi Ghoulam is also included, but Ishak Belfodil misses out

Multiple deaths in DR Congo Football stampede
15:57 GMT

Fifteen people have been reported dead after trouble broke out at a soccer match in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Van Persie thanks Moyes and dismisses suggestions of a fallout
15:44 GMT

Robin van Persie has indirectly dismissed suggestions that he fell out with manager David Moyes and stopped performing when the Scot was leading United...

Wilshere & Oxlade-Chamberlain in as Hodgson names youthful England 2014 World Cup squad
14:14 GMT

The Arsenal duo have been selected despite enduring injury-plagued seasons and have been included alongside fellow youngsters Ross Barkley, Luke Shaw and Raheem Sterling