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Abuja (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Monday he hopes Africa gets two more spots at the World Cup if his proposal for the tournament to be expanded to 40 teams goes through. There are presently 32 finalists for the World Cup with Africa represented by five teams. Infantino, elected in February this year, arrived in Abuja on Sunday on a two-day visit to Nigeria. He is accompanied by new secretary-general Fatma Samoura, who until ...
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London (AFP) – Liverpool and Sevilla were fined by UEFA on Monday following crowd trouble before and during the Europa League final against Sevilla in Basel in May. Sevilla, who won the match 3-1 for a third successive Europa League title, were fined 17,000 euros (£14,242) while Liverpool were fined 16,000 euros. The sanctions relate specifically to crowd disturbances, the setting off of fireworks, and an illicit banner. A small numbers of suppor...
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Los Angeles (AFP) – Serge Aurier’s two goals lifted Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 victory over Iter Milan on Sunday in an International Champions Cup friendly in Eugene, Oregon. Layvin Kurzawa also scored for the French champions, while Stevan Jovetic converted a penalty for the Italian outfit in first-half injury time. The International Champions Cup is an exhibition tournament involving 17 clubs playing on four different continents, all tuning u...
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Johannesburg (AFP) – Victory for hosts Medeama of Ghana over Young Africans of Tanzania Tuesday will bring them into contention for a CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals place. The clash of two goal-shy teams in Sekondi is among four midweek matchday 4 fixtures in the African version of the Europa League. Medeama are third in Group A with just two points and two goals from three matches while Young Africans occupy bottom place with one point and on...
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London (AFP) – Sam Allardyce said Monday that he was “very proud” to be named England manager and felt confident that he “fitted the chair”. The 61-year-old Englishman — who succeeds Roy Hodgson, who stepped down after England lost to minnows Iceland in the last 16 of Euro 2016 — refused to confirm Wayne Rooney would remain as captain, saying it was too early to do so.
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Berlin (AFP) – Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery claimed Monday that he has finally felt trusted again since Carlo Ancelotti took over as head coach from Pep Guardiola. With Guardiola now coaching Manchester City after three years in Munich, Italian Ancelotti has taken charge of Bayern, who have won the Bundesliga title in each of the last four seasons. Bayern flew to the US on Monday to play a friendly against AC Milan on Thursday, before furth...
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With an estimated fanbase of 6 million supporters worldwide, Newcastle United fans will be watching their favorite team in the Championship this season, and not in the Premier League. Unfortunately for the Toon Army, you’re not going to be able to watch as many Newcastle games as you did when they played in the Premier League. We estimate you’ll be able to watch 10 NUFC games live in the US this season. The realities of the situation is that one,...
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Berlin (AFP) – Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis believes it’s high time Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich were knocked from the top of the German league after four years with an iron grip on the title. Bayern have won the Bundesliga title for a record four consecutive seasons, but it is all change in Munich for 2016/17 with Carlo Ancelotti replacing Pep Guardiola as head coach while director of sport Matthias Sammer has resigned on health gro...
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Kolkata (AFP) – In a break from training for one of the world’s largest football tournaments, Yakub Ali swells with pride at the idea of putting a smile on the face of his mother back in Asia’s biggest red light district. “We’ve grown used to people sneering about where we come from and telling us that our mothers are worthless,” says 15-year-old Yakub. “So this will be a gift to all of our mothers who have to put up with discrimination, abuse an...
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Beijing (AFP) – Manchester United said on Monday that its pre-season friendly with Manchester City in Beijing has been cancelled after torrential rains soaked the turf at the Bird’s Nest Stadium venue. “Due to recent weather events, tournament organisers and participating clubs have decided to cancel tonight’s International Champions Cup game,” scheduled for Monday, Manchester United said in a statement. The International Champions Cup is a pre-s...
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Beijing (AFP) – Manchester United’s showpiece pre-season derby against Manchester City was cancelled just hours before kick-off Monday because the Beijing pitch was “too dangerous” for players. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany said club staff had been working to get the game on after days of heavy rain in the Chinese capital, but had been defeated. “We had our groundsman working for 10 days on the pitch, but the conditions were just too da...
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Burton-on-Trent (United Kingdom) (AFP) – New England manager Sam Allardyce vowed on Monday to break the psychological barrier hindering the performance of the country’s big-name players at international level. Allardyce also revealed he has not yet made a decision on who will captain England, which leaves the Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney — heavily criticised for his performances at Euro 2016 — sweating on whether he will retain the armb...
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News, analysis, opinion and podcasts for the soccer generation. Since 2005.
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Founded in 2005, World Soccer Talk - formerly EPL Talk - features daily news and analysis of the world's most popular sports league, the Premier League.

The goal of the World Soccer Talk page on Google+ is to find like-minded soccer fans who enjoy reading, conversing and sharing about the favorite topics related to world soccer.