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Juventus (Finally) Confirm The Signing Of Emre Can From Liverpool

TURIN, ITALY - JUNE 21: Emre Can and Andrea Agnelli are seen after signing a contract with Juventus at Juventus headquarters on June 21, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

It was one of the worst-kept secrets in European football last season, but now it’s official – Juventus have confirmed the signing of Emre Can. It had already been confirmed earlier this month that the German international would be leaving Liverpool this summer after four years at Anfield, and the cloud of speculation finally lifted on Thursday when Can arrived …

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Arsenal Midfielder Jack Wilshere Confirms He’s Leaving The Club

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 03: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal FC gestures during the UEFA Europa League 2017-18 semi-finals (2nd leg) match between Atletico de Madrid and Arsenal FC at Wanda Metropolitano on May 03 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Power Sport Images/Getty Images)

After months of speculation, Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has confirmed that he is to leave the club when his contract expires. Arsenal had been hoping to keep the 26-year-old at the Emirates beyond this summer with the offer of a new deal (albeit on a reduced salary), but Wilshere, despite agreeing to sign the agreement, has now confirmed that he …

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Russia Swat Egypt Aside To Put One Foot In The World Cup Last 16

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 19, 2018: Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates scoring in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A Round 2 football match against Egypt at St Petersburg Stadium. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

World Cup hosts Russia are on the verge of becoming the first side into the knockout stages after a commanding victory over Egypt on Tuesday night. Much was expected of the Pharaohs to respond after an opening-game 1-0 defeat to Uruguay – particularly with star forward Mo  Salah back in the starting lineup – but Hector Cuper’s side never really …

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World Cup 2018: Best XI From The First Round Of Games

SOCHI, RUSSIA - June 15: Cristiano Ronaldo #7 of Portugal looks on before the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Portugal and Spain at Fisht Stadium on June 15, 2018 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The first week of World Cup fixtures has thrown up a number of strong individual and team performances. Many of the favourites have so far struggled to get going in these finals, while the likes of hosts Russia have surprised many by flying right out of the traps. In a first round of fixtures that has seen hat-tricks, brilliant free …

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Galway United Owners Vote In Favour Of Saudi Takeover

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, Eamonn Deacy Park, Galway 27/10/2017 Galway United vs Dundalk A view of Eamonn Deacy Park

In a move that could have massive consequences for Irish football, Galway United have voted to accept an off ser from Saudi Arabian investors for a majority stake in the club. The First Division side have responded favourably to the investment proposal, on that is set to see the potential buyers invest €500,000 into the club in the next few days. A …

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Five Things We Learned As England Strike Late To Get Out Of Jail

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 18: Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

England began their 2018 World Cup campaign with a Group G clash against Tunisia in Volgograd on Monday evening. Although the expectation surrounding the Three Lions has been somewhat dimmer than in recent tournaments, it was nonetheless hoped that they would begin the finals with a win against the African side. Indeed, they made the perfect start to proceedings as …

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