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Blatter: Critics must prove I am corrupt

Blatter he is innocent in the wake of the FIFA corruption scandal, saying: "Anybody [who] calls me corrupt because FIFA is corrupt should go to jail."

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7hPeter O'Rourke

Stoke agree £12m Shaqiri fee - sources

Stoke could be set to claim the shock signing of Inter Milan midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri after the two clubs agreed a £12 million fee.

1dPeter O'Rourke

Chelsea up Begovic bid to £8m

Chelsea have reportedly raised their initial offer to Stoke City for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from six to eight million pounds.

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6hRichard Jolly

Besiktas director eyes Van Persie move

Besiktas are keen to take Van Persie to Turkey, though they accept it will be difficult to afford a player who earns £240,000-a-week.

20hKevin Palmer

Cabaye open to playing for Palace

PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye is open to the prospect of a move to Crystal Palace as talks continue between the two clubs over the French international.

12hJens Weber

Muller: Utd interest an honour

The 25-year-old forward wants to stay at the Allianz Arena with fellow United target Schweinsteiger to win more titles with the Bundesliga champions.


Blatter won't attend Women's World Cup final

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women's World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game's

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Marcotti: Messi inspires Argentina

Despite not scoring from open play in a competitive international for more than a year, Gabriele Marcotti writes that he remains as important as ever to his country.

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1dPeter O'Rourke

Ameobi to re-sign with Newcastle ahead of loan

Sammy Ameobi is expected to sign a new deal with Newcastle before joining Wolverhampton on loan for the upcoming season.

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2dAssociated Press

Millennium Stadium to host 2017 UCL final

The Champions League final will be played in Wales for the first time in 2017 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

1dMusa Okwonga

Jones' extension shows LVG's approval

Despite criticism this season, Phil Jones was given a contract extension by Man United -- proving that the club still believes in him.


FA's Glenn: FIFA needs reformer

Sepp Blatter's successor as FIFA president must ensure fundamental changes are made, said FA's new chief executive Martin Glenn.

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2dKevin Palmer

Chelsea could vacate Bridge for 3 years

Premier League champions Chelsea may be forced to leave their Stamford Bridge home for three seasons while it undergoes a radical redevelopment.

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2dPeter O'Rourke

Kenedy set to sign for Chelsea - sources

Chelsea are on the verge of signing highly rated Brazilian youngster Kenedy from Fluminense, sources have told ESPN FC.

1dAssociated Press

UEFA: La Liga must accept winter WC

UEFA has told the Spanish league to stop challenging the decision to move the dates of the World Cup in 2022 to November-December.



#ENG Starting XI for #JPNvsENG: Bardsley, Rafferty, Williams, Houghton, Bassett, J. Scott, Moore, Bronze, Chapman, Duggan, Taylor.


#JPN Starting XI for #JPNvsENG: Kaihori, Iwashimizu, Kumagai, Sameshima, Sakaguchi, Miyama, Kawasumi, Ohno, Utsugi, Ogimi, Ariyoshi.


BREAKING: Sunderland have announced the signing of Sebastian Coates from Liverpool on a four-year deal.


Barcelona have reportedly agreed to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus next summer. Transfer Talk blog has the latest: es.pn/1C9HoEb


BREAKING: Danny Blind has replaced Guus Hiddink as the new Netherlands manager on a contract until 2018.


Nani is poised for a move to Fenerbahce after agreeing personal terms with the club, sources have told ESPN FC. es.pn/1U7XwvA