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LEEDS, England — On a night when fans set a Liverpool shirt alight in protest at the club’s involvement in plans for a European Super League, the persistence of a saxophonist outside Elland Road, who played ABBA’s “Money, Money, Money” throughout Leeds United‘s 1-1 draw against last season’s Premier League champions, provided a mournful soundtrack
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Even within a 24-hour period in which football began tearing itself apart over the proposed breakaway Super League, somehow Jose Mourinho still managed to regain the spotlight on Monday when he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur. On what must go down as one of the most hectic Monday mornings ever in the game, Spurs announced
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It would be something of an understatement to suggest that those driving the plan to launch a European Super League (ESL) involving the game’s biggest clubs spectacularly misread the room before unveiling their self-styled “strategic vision” for the “benefit of the entire European football pyramid.” Those around the table, led by Real Madrid president Florentino
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Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel said his side were closing the gap with Manchester City and their “benchmark” coach Pep Guardiola after the Londoners’ 1-0 FA Cup semifinal win on Saturday. The victory for the Blues — Tuchel’s first over Guardiola — contrasted with a 3-1 drubbing at home by City in early January, which hastened
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Zinedine Zidane has again refused to commit his future to Real Madrid despite winning the Clasico against Barcelona and knocking Liverpool out of the Champions League in a week. Zidane, who has a contract at the Bernabeu until 2022, has faced repeated questioning about his future plans after an up-and-down season which has seen Madrid
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