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Van Gaal says fans should support team, not jeer players

LONDON (Reuters) - The chorus of disapproval that strikes up every time Manchester United struggle to find the net is having a negative effect on the players, manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday. Three consecutive 0-0 draws preceded Tuesday's...

Mounting injuries give Wenger headache ahead of derby day

REUTERS - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is "very concerned" with a mounting injury list and confirmed that Hector Bellerin will miss Sunday's North London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, while Laurent Koscielny faces a late fitness test. Arsenal have a number...

New Villa boss Garde can’t guarantee top flight survival

REUTERS - Aston Villa's new manager Remi Garde believes he can reverse his side's wretched run and lift them off the bottom of the Premier League but stopped short of guaranteeing their top flight survival next season. Villa began the...

Saviour Scolari gave water to thirsty Guangzhou-Zhang

DUBAI (Reuters) - Luiz Felipe Scolari's arrival at Guangzhou Evergrande was akin to a saviour bringing water to a team abandoned in the desert, Chinese fullback Zhang Linping has said. The 2002 World Cup-winning coach joined Guangzhou in June, replacing...

No excuses for Spurs ahead of Arsenal clash-Pochettino

REUTERS - Tottenham Hotspur have little time to catch their breath after Thursday's 2-1 Europa League win over Anderlecht before facing Arsenal in the North London derby on Sunday but manager Mauricio Pochettino says his side will cope with...
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Figueredo hopes to cooperate with Uruguay to avoid U.S. extradition

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo is willing to collaborate with the judiciary of his native Uruguay in its investigation into corruption in football in order to avoid his extradition to the United States, his lawyer...
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Dortmund, Napoli seal Europa League last 32 spots

By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund and Napoli were the headline acts to qualify for the Europa League knockout stage as both sides plundered a glut of goals in Thursday's group matches. Dortmund brushed aside Azerbaijani outfit FK Qabala...
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West Brom boss Pulis fined for misconduct

LONDON (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has been fined 8,000 pounds ($12,176) after admitting a misconduct charge following Saturday's 3-2 home Premier League defeat by Leicester City, the FA said on Thursday. "Mr Pulis was charged for...