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Mourinho handed stadium ban and fine

LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been given a one-match stadium suspension with immediate effect and fined 40,000 pounds ($61,680.00) over a misconduct charge, the Football Association said on Monday. The Portuguese admitted an FA charge relating to...
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Manchester City target win in pressure cooker Pizjuan

(Reuters) - Manchester City have gone through so much torture in the Champions League in recent seasons that the chance to wrap up knockout stage qualification with two games to spare must seem like a dream. But that is exactly...
Paris St Germain's coach Laurent Blanc plays with the ball during a training session on the eve of their Champions League Group A soccer match against Real Madrid at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid

PSG hope to dictate play against Real at Bernabeu

MADRID (Reuters) - Paris St Germain have no intention of letting Real Madrid dictate play when they meet in a potentially decisive Champions League Group A game at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, according to coach Laurent Blanc. Both teams...
Olympique Lyon's coach Remi Garde attends a news conference at the Gerland stadium in Lyon

Frenchman Garde handed task of saving Aston Villa

(Reuters) - Frenchman Remi Garde has the task of trying to preserve Aston Villa's top-flight status after being named manager of the Premier League's bottom club on Monday. Villa, ever-present in the Premier League since its creation in 1992, announced...
Italian Football Federation President Tavecchio attends a media conference in Rome

Italian chief in hot water over discriminatory remarks

ROME (Reuters) - Italian soccer federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio is in trouble again, this time for apparently making disparaging comments about Jews and gays, which have led to fresh calls for his resignation. An Italian newspaper published extracts at...
Sevilla's players attend a training session ahead of their Champions League soccer match against Manchester City in Seville

Sevilla must beat City to boost qualifying hopes-Emery

(Reuters) - Sevilla have to beat Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday to stand any chance of reaching the last 16, according to coach Unai Emery. The La Liga side are third in Group D with three points,...

Real Madrid have room for improvement-Benitez

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid may top La Liga and their Champions League group but coach Rafael Benitez believes there is room for improvement. The 10-times European champions, who take on Paris St Germain at home in Group A on...

Villa appoint Frenchman Garde as manager

By Steve Tongue REUTERS - Aston Villa have appointed Frenchman Remi Garde as their manager on a four-year contract, the Premier League club said on Monday. Garde has been taking a break since leaving Olympique Lyonnais, where he was in charge...