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Vidal completes $44 million move from Juve to Bayern

Chile's Arturo Vidal leaves the pitch with his teammates at halftime during their Copa America 2015 final soccer match against Argentina at the National Stadium in SantiagoChile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his transfer from Juventus to Bayern Munich by signing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga champions. "I wanted to take another big step forward in my career," the 28-year-old Vidal told the Bavarian club's website (www.fcbayern.de) on Tuesday. "I want to keep developing as a player and win important trophies like the Champions League.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 2:20 pm

Soccer-Vidal completes $44 million move from Juve to Bayern

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his transfer from Juventus to Bayern Munich by signing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga champions. “I wanted to take another big step forward in my career,” the 28-year-old Vidal told the Bavarian club’s website (www.fcbayern.de) on Tuesday. “I want to keep developing as a player and win important trophies like the Champions League.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 2:14 pm

Filipe Luis rejoins Atletico from Chelsea

Brazil's soccer player Filipe Luis attends a press conference at Estadio Ester Roa in ConcepcionDefender Filipe Luis has rejoined Atletico Madrid from Chelsea in a reported 16 million euro ($17.66 million) deal, the Spanish club said on Tuesday. The 29-year-old returned to the Calderon having played 26 matches for Chelsea last season, but he never fully won the confidence of manager Jose Mourinho. "Filipe Luis is again a player of Atletico Madrid.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 2:09 pm

Bayern confirm Vidal switch from Juventus

FBL-COPAM2015-ARG-CHIBayern Munich confirmed on Tuesday they have signed Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal from Juventus on a five-year deal with Bastian Schweinsteiger's replacement reportedly costing 35 million euros ($38.6m, £24.8m). The 28-year-old midfielder has been brought in by the German champions to bolster their options in the middle after Germany captain Schweinsteiger joined Manchester United earlier this month. Vidal is Bayern's second major signing of the close season after Brazil winger or striker Douglas Costa was signed from Shakhtar Donetsk earlier this month.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 2:03 pm

Chelsea sell Filipe Luis back to Atletico

Filipe Luis (centre) jumps for the ball during Brazil's Copa America quarter-final against Paraguay in Concepcion, Chile, on June 27, 2015Brazilian winger Filipe Luis is returning to Atletico Madrid just a year after they sold him to Chelsea, the clubs said Tuesday. Luis won the English Premier League with Chelsea and scored in their League Cup final victory but only played 26 games overall under coach Jose Mourinho. "Happy! Glad to be coming home and to be a new Atleti player," Luis said in a Twitter message.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 1:56 pm

UEFA head Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

UEFA President Platini smiles before the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Konstantin Palace in St. PetersburgBy Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) – Michel Platini, the head of European soccer's governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday. The 60-year-old Platini, a former France and Juventus midfielder, has been UEFA president since 2007 and had been widely expected to throw his hat into the ring to succeed Sepp Blatter, who announced his plan to stand down two months ago. South Korea's Chung Mong-joon, a former FIFA vice-president, is expected to announce his candidacy next month, while Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, beaten by Blatter in May's presidential vote, is also considering running in next February's election.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 12:24 pm

Soccer-UEFA head Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

* Frenchman to confirm bid this week * Already installed as favourite to succeed Sepp Blatter (Adds detail, background) By Simon Evans ZURICH, July 28 (Reuters) – Michel Platini, the head of European soccer’s governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international told Reuters on Tuesday. The 60-year-old Platini, a former France and Juventus midfielder, has been UEFA president since 2007 and had been widely expected to throw his hat into the ring to succeed Sepp Blatter, who announced his plan to stand down two months ago. Platini’s impending announcement, expected before the end of the week, is likely to prompt other contenders to confirm their plans to stand.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 12:19 pm

Cavani banned for two matches over Jara incident

Uruguay's forward Edinson Cavani, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain, was sent off midway through the second half of Uruguay's stormy 1-0 Copa America quarter-final defeat after he flicked a hand into Jara's faceUruguayan striker Edinson Cavani has been suspended for two matches over his flare-up with Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara at the Copa America, the South American Football Confederation announced. The ban means he will miss his country's first World Cup qualifying tie away to Bolivia in October. Cavani, who plays for French champions Paris Saint-Germain, was sent off midway through the second half of Uruguay's stormy 1-0 Copa America quarter-final defeat for a second yellow card after he flicked a hand into Jara's face.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 10:54 am

Soccer-Argentine championship results and standings

July 28 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Argentine championship matches on Monday Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Boca Juniors 18 12 4 2 29 12 40 2 San Lorenzo 18 11 4 3 28 10 37 ————————-3 River Plate 18 10 7 1 36 19 37 4 Rosario Central 18 9 8 1 25 15 35 5 Racing Club 18 9 6 3 24 14 33 6 Belgrano 18 10 3 5 23 14 33 7 Gimnasia-La Plata 18 9 5 4 27 19 32 8 Tigre 18 8 7 3 19 13 31 9 Independiente 18 7 8 3 25 16 29 10 Lanus 18 7 6 5 22 18 27 11 Union (Santa Fe) 18 6 9 3 27 24 27 12 Estudiantes 18 7 6 5 18 19 27 13 Banfield 18 7 5 6 22 20 26 14 San Martin (San …

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 8:29 am

People like Blatter deserve Nobel prize, Putin tells Swiss TV

FIFA's President Blatter shakes hands with Russia's President Putin during the preliminary draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup at Konstantin Palace in St. PetersburgBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – FIFA boss Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his stewardship of soccer's governing body, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview aired by Swiss broadcaster RTS on Monday. On Saturday, at a meeting with Putin in St Petersburg, Blatter said that FIFA, facing a major bribery scandal, had passed a resolution offering full support for holding the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 8:03 am

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AP Sources: Michel Platini Will Run for FIFA President – ABC News


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AP Sources: Michel Platini Will Run for FIFA President
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After 17 years as FIFA president, Blatter said on June 2 he was standing down, under pressure from American and Swiss federal investigations of corruption implicating senior FIFA officials. Platini has not been linked to any wrongdoing, though his vote
Platini to announce this week he will run for FIFA presidencyFOXSports.com
Fifa: Michel Platini to announce presidency bidBBC News
UEFA head Platini to announce FIFA presidency bidReuters

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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 1:35 pm

East vs West, winner hosts MLS Cup? Clint Dempsey talks changes to AT&T MLS … – MLSsoccer.com


East vs West, winner hosts MLS Cup? Clint Dempsey talks changes to AT&T MLS
MLSsoccer.com
But if Seattle Sounders Designated Player and 2015 MLS All-Star Clint Dempsey had his way, he'd like to see something similar implemented in Major League Soccer's midseason classic. "Major League Baseball does this: Maybe if the West wins, the West …

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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 1:29 pm

Fabregas calls for Champions League improvement – Goal.com


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Fabregas calls for Champions League improvement
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Chelsea was eliminated from last season's Champions League in the last 16 by Paris Saint-Germain, and Fabregas said: "I always say that the Champions League was the one disappointment from last season. I gave the team a seven or an eight out of 10 for …
Premier League 2015-16 preview No4: ChelseaThe Guardian (blog)
Mourinho expects Arsenal to challenge for Premier League titleFOXSports.com
Premier League 2015-16 season preview: ChelseaNBCSports.com
ESPN FC (blog) -Daily Star
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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 1:28 pm

Are Arsenal Getting Set for a Big Tilt at the Champions League? – Bleacher Report


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Are Arsenal Getting Set for a Big Tilt at the Champions League?
Bleacher Report
Let's start by acknowledging the caveats. Yes, the Emirates Cup is essentially a friendly tournament. The teams involved in friendlies are always at different stages of preparation in terms of fitness, intensity and recruitment. Nevertheless, the past
Premier League 2015-16 preview No1: ArsenalThe Guardian (blog)
Theo Walcott: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hopeful of new dealBBC Sport

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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 12:45 pm

Russia’s Vladimir Putin Says FIFA’s Sepp Blatter Deserves a Nobel Prize – NBCNews.com


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Russia's Vladimir Putin Says FIFA's Sepp Blatter Deserves a Nobel Prize
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MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested FIFA boss Sepp Blatter deserves a Nobel Prize for his running of the soccer organization, which is currently embroiled in a multi-million-dollar corruption scandal. The landmark case being …
Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel Prize for FIFA work, Russia's Vladimir Putin saysCNN
Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel prize for his work with FIFA, claims Russian Daily Mail
Sepp Blatter deserves Nobel prize for work with Fifa, says Vladimir PutinThe Guardian
WMUR Manchester -RTE.ie
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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 11:34 am

Premier League alone cannot solve problems in grassroots football – The Guardian (blog)


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Premier League alone cannot solve problems in grassroots football
The Guardian (blog)
The argument over whether enough of the Premier League's riches cascade down to the rest of the game is as old as the breakaway division itself. Twenty-three years on from its creation, however, the contrast between the game as it is played at the very

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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 11:17 am

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino guarantees he will shake MLS All-Star coach … – MLSsoccer.com


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Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino guarantees he will shake MLS All-Star coach
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Wednesday's MLS All-Star game might be a “friendly" against Tottenham Hotspur, and the opposing players might have sported mile-wide grins when they high-fived at a joint press conference this afternoon.
Tottenham Hotspur vs MLS All-Stars – Mauricio Pochettino: I won't follow Pep Daily Mail
Tottenham expect tough test from MLS All-StarsYahoo Sports
Tottenham vs MLS All-Stars preview: Where to watch, start time, tickets, odds Evening Standard
SI.com -Goal.com
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Posted on 28 July 2015 | 12:11 am

Major League Soccer Gambles On Star Power Of Aging Foreign Players – NPR


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Major League Soccer Gambles On Star Power Of Aging Foreign Players
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This strategy of luring high profile stars with huge contracts isn't unique to MLS, or even to soccer, but since the league instituted a "designated player" rule in 2007 — allowing teams to sign players who don't count toward the salary cap — it has
Rogers: European stars flock to fast-growing MLSUSA TODAY
Parker: Donovan reflects on retirementESPN FC (blog)

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Posted on 27 July 2015 | 7:10 pm

Drogba seals move to Montreal – ESPN FC


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Drogba seals move to Montreal
ESPN FC
The Montreal Impact have completed a deal to sign former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, the MLS club announced on Monday. Because of MLS rules, Drogba initially signed with the Chicago Fire, who then traded him to Montreal for allocation money.
The big problem with Didier Drogba joining the Montreal Impact and MLSYahoo Sports (blog)
Didier Drogba Joins Montreal Impact As Latest Premier League Vet To Try MLSNESN.com
Didier Drogba joins MLS side Montreal ImpactDeutsche Welle
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Posted on 27 July 2015 | 6:25 pm

See all 8 goals from Pirlo’s ridiculous MLS debut – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

See all 8 goals from Pirlo's ridiculous MLS debut
USA TODAY
The Italian maestro made his MLS debut as a second-half substitute in this weekend's matchup between NYCFC and Orlando City, a game that finished 5-3 to NYCFC. There were seven (!) second-half goals in the game. Both teams' defense was, well, I'll call …
Andrea Pirlo makes MLS debut – and proves he knows EVERYTHING about free-kicksMirror.co.uk
MLS Power Rankings Week 21: Goals, comebacks, collapses and PirloSI.com
This week in MLS: So many goalsThe Seattle Times
ESPN FC -MLSsoccer.com -SportingNews.com
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Posted on 27 July 2015 | 12:31 pm

BBC Sport – Football

Vidal seals Bayern Munich move

Juventus and Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal moves to German champions Bayern Munich after signing a four-year deal.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 1:52 pm

Deila backs Celtic squad’s quality

Celtic’s Ronny Deila thinks his side have sufficient strength to overcome Qarabag in Champions League qualifing.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 1:04 pm

Atletico re-sign Luis from Chelsea

Chelsea and Brazil full-back Filipe Luis rejoins Atletico Madrid, one year after his move to Stamford Bridge.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 12:59 pm

Hull’s Chester set for West Brom

West Bromwich Albion are set to sign Hull City defender James Chester after a fee of £8m was agreed.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 12:14 pm

Platini to run for Fifa presidency

Uefa president Michel Platini will announce later this week he wants to be the next president of Fifa, the BBC learns.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 12:08 pm

Women’s game is ‘generation’ ahead

Women’s football is a generation ahead of where Notts County’s Leanne Crichton envisioned it would be growing up.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 11:41 am

Burnley sign Everton striker Long

Championship side Burnley sign Everton striker Chris Long for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 11:26 am

Congolese player in intensive care

Congolese striker Rudy Guelord Bhebey Ndey is in intensive care after falling on his head during a match on Saturday.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 10:52 am

Oyston replies to Trust takeover bid

Blackpool owner Owen Oyston asks the Supporters’ Trust to clarify a number of points before considering their takeover offer.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 9:42 am

Charlton sign French defender Sarr

Charlton Athletic sign France Under-21 international Naby Sarr from Sporting Lisbon for an undisclosed fee.

Posted on 28 July 2015 | 9:17 am