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Rage Or Rejoice? Ligue 1 To Join Serie A, Bundesliga & La Liga In VAR Roll-out

French football’s top division Ligue 1 is set for video assistant referees next season after several club chiefs revealed that they had agreed in principle to adopt the technology. “Video technology will be in Ligue 1 next season,” said the president of Guingamp Bertrand Desplat after Thursday’s general meeting of the French football league (LFP). “If everything goes well, we should …

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Watch: AC Milan Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma Reduced To Tears By Jeering Ultras

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The relationship between AC Milan ultras and goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has hit an all-time low with the supporters making their feelings towards the teenager perfectly clear. While Donnarumma reportedly remains in a contract dispute with his club, the more fanatic elements of Milan’s fanbase unfurled a massive banner during the Rossoneri’s Coppa Italia clash with Verona at the San Siro …

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Welsh FA Chief Finds Himself In Hot Water For ‘No English’ Remark

Football Association of Wales Chief Executive Jonathan Ford is to face disciplinary action regarding comments he made about Wales’ manager search. Wales are currently on the lookout for a successor to Chris Coleman following his departure for Sunderland last month. Ford appeared on BBC Wales last week to discuss said search, and remarked that while the priority would be to …

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Ostersunds Brilliantly Troll Arsenal On Twitter Following Europa League Draw

Swedish side Ostersunds, managed by Englishman Graham Potter, facing Arsenal is one of the more romantic ties which came out of the Europa League last 32 draw on Monday.  The Allsvenskan club are in just their second top flight season having been promoted in 2015. Since their foundation in 1996 they have mainly been in the third tier of Swedish football up until …

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The Champions League First Knockout Round Draw Has Been Made

NYON, SWITZERLAND - DECEMBER 20: Steve McManaman, UEFA Champions League Final Ambassador, shows the name Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 draw at the UEFA headquarters on December 20, 2012 in Nyon, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

The draw for the last sixteen of the Champions League has taken place in Switzerland on Monday morning. With a relatively even spread between seeded and unseeded sides in terms of the bigger names, wining the group did not have the major benefit that it perhaps would have in previous years – those who finished top in their group still …

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Watch: Hibs Came Agonisingly Close To Ending Celtic’s Unbeaten Record Under Brendan Rodgers

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Celtic maintained their unbeaten start to the season against Hibernian at Easter Road on Sunday – but came perilously close to throwing away a two-goal lead to lose 3-2. Brendan Rodgers’ side looked to be cruising to another victory with a second-half double from Scott Sinclair, but goals in quick succession from former Celtic defender Efe Ambrose and Oliver Shaw …

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Cristiano Ronaldo Hails Roy Keane’s Influence On His Early Career

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Cristiano Ronaldo has acknowledged the influence of his old Manchester United teammates on his early career. The Real Madrid forward collected his fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, putting him level with Lionel Messi as the players to have won the award on the most occasions. Speaking to France Football after winning the award for the fourth time in five seasons, …

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Ryan Giggs Puts His Name Forward For International Management Role

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 01: Manchester United Assistant Manager Ryan Giggs looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on May 1, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Ryan Giggs has once again outlined his interest in embarking on a full-time managerial career. The Manchester United legend, whose only managerial experience to date was a four-game interim spell after the disastrous David Moyes came to an abrupt end in 2014. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Giggs confirmed that he would be interested in succeeding Chris Coleman as manager …

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