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Pele Confident Neymar Can Lead Brazil To World Cup Glory

Brazilian legend Pele says he is confident about Brazil’s chances at the upcoming World Cup and expects injured star Neymar to be fully fit to lead the side in Russia. Speaking to AFP in Dubai, the 77-year-old, who has been in ailing health recently, put his faith in Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar’s ability to recover from a fractured foot in …

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Conspiracy Theories Fly As Roma Put Liverpool Tickets Up For Sale Hours Before CL Draw

Well, this is certainly suspicious… The conspiracy theorists are never too far away when it comes to UEFA and the Champions League draw. For years, fans have accused the European Football Association of bias (normally in the favour of La Liga sides) with multiple poor refereeing displays causing many to label a certain Catalan outfit as ‘Uefalona’. When it comes …

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MMA Fans Are Getting Very Excited About The ‘Insanely Stacked’ UFC 225 Card

UFC 225 is ridiculously stacked… After Tony Ferguson was removed from UFC 223 just six days before his much-anticipated clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov, fans began to question the reliability of the promotion’s pay-per-view events. The Khabib/Ferguson cancellation was the fourth time that a fight between the pair had been called off and with that, UFC 223 became the promotion’s third …

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New Bayern Munich Boss To Cost 2.2 Million As Jupp Heynckes Prepares For His Second Exit

Eintracht Frankfurt boss Niko Kovac will become the next coach of Bayern Munich in succession to Jupp Heynckes but the swoop will cost the Bundesliga champions more than two million euros, German media reported on Thursday. Both Bild and Sport Bild claim that former Bayern star Kovac, 46, will take charge from 72-year-old Heynckes in the summer while Kicker reported …

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Germany & Brazil Top Latest FIFA Rankings As Ireland Stay Put Despite Turkey Defeat

With the 2018 World Cup looming, defending champions Germany sit atop the FIFA world standings despite three draws and a defeat in their last four games. Germany drew 0-0 with England at Wembley, 2-2 with seventh-placed France in Cologne, 1-1 with eighth-placed Spain in Duesseldorf and were beaten by second-placed Brazil in Berlin two weeks ago. When Joachim Loew’s youthful …

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‘Dumbest Sh*t I Ever Heard’ – Dana White Destroys Reports Of Modified Rules Mayweather/McGregor Rematch

On Tuesday afternoon, a rather puzzling report begun to do the rounds online after the Editor-in-Chief of The Sports Journal claimed that a Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor rematch would happen in the Octagon.  According to Dubai based journalist Omar Al Raisi, Mayweather vs McGregor II will eventually go down in the Octagon with a reinvented MMA ruleset. Posting on his …

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‘It Is Very Painful Given The Lead We Had’ – Iniesta Opens Up On Barca Agony After Shock CL Exit

Barcelona skipper Andres Iniesta admitted his crushing disappointment after the Catalans were sent packing from the Champions League by Roma in sensational fashion on Tuesday. “It is very painful because nobody expected it with the lead we had,” Iniesta told Catalunya TV. “When you do things badly, you commit lots of mistakes and we didn’t adapt to the game. It …

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Reports Circulate Claiming Mayweather/McGregor II Will Happen In The Octagon With Modified Rules

In recent weeks, Floyd Mayweather has announced that he will come out of the retirement to kick off a career as an MMA fighter.  Although the undefeated boxer’s claims have been largely scoffed at with most simply dismissing Mayweather’s talk as some form of publicity stunt, the 41-year-old has persisted. Speaking to Showtime Sports over the weekend, Mayweather claimed that …

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Watch: Khabib Nurmagomedov Receives Hero’s Homecoming Upon Arrival In Dagestan

On Saturday night, Khabib Nurmagomedov finally completed his lifelong ambition to become the UFC’s lightweight champion.  ‘The Eagle’ had initially been scheduled to take on Tony Ferguson in the UFC 223 main event. However, with the fight having already been cancelled on three previous occasions, a freak accident saw ‘El Cucuy’ requiring knee surgery and forced to withdraw once again. …

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‘You’ve Got To Applaud Him’ – Michael Bisping Has A Different Take On Conor McGregor’s Bus Attack

Former UFC middleweight Champion Michael Bisping has given a pretty interesting response to the disgraceful scenes that saw Conor McGregor smashing the window of a bus on Thursday evening. Last week, MMA fans were shocked as footage of Conor McGregor and his posse wildly attacking a bus at a UFC media event went viral online. McGregor has since been charged …

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