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Brazil Star Ronaldinho Buys Into Indoor Soccer Expansion Team

Brazil Star Ronaldinho Buys Into Indoor Soccer Expansion Team

Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho Gaucho is headlining a new ownership group buying an expansion Major Arena Soccer League club, a deal that will be officially announced later today. Ronaldinho, whose full name is Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, is part of the ownership syndicate led by Rob Striar, the owner of M Style Marketing, a New …

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Nice and Nantes aim for French Cup glory in rare final without PSG

Nice and Nantes aim for French Cup glory in rare final without PSG

Paris Saint-Germain have predictably dominated the French Cup in recent years but there is a breath of fresh air about this season’s final as the Qatar-backed club’s absence leaves both Nice and Nantes dreaming of getting their hands on the trophy. PSG, who have just won their eighth Ligue 1 title in 10 years, had …

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Man City refocus on Premier League title push as Leeds sweat

Man City refocus on Premier League title push as Leeds sweat

Manchester City must pick themselves off the floor for the visit of Newcastle in the Premier League after their painful Champions League exit or risk ending the season empty-handed, with Liverpool on the prowl. Pep Guardiola’s men, reeling after blowing a two-goal lead in the final minute of their semi-final against Real Madrid to lose …

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Montpellier's Pollard expects 'chess game' in Champions Cup against La Rochelle

Montpellier’s Pollard expects ‘chess game’ in Champions Cup against La Rochelle

Montpellier’s South Africa fly-half Handre Pollard said he expects Saturday’s European Champions Cup quarter-final at La Rochelle to be like “a chess game”. Montpellier have qualified for the last eight for just the second time in their history. They head to last season’s losing finalists who have the likes of powerful Fiji center Levani Botia …

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Ecuador's World Cup qualification in question over Byron Castillo eligibility dispute

Ecuador’s World Cup qualification in question over Byron Castillo eligibility dispute

Ecuador’s Byron Castillo, left, is the subject of an eligibility dispute that could threaten his country’s participation at the 2022 World Cup. (Photo by Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images) Two months after it failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, Chile is seeking an unprecedented route to the tournament via a legal dispute that hinges on …

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Leicester, West Ham fall but Rangers reach final

Leicester, West Ham fall but Rangers reach final

It wasn’t the stuff of dreams for Premier League sides, but Thursday’s European action between the Europa and Conference Leagues did deliver the goods for a club that plays just north of England. Glasgow Rangers sprung a surprising and fairly convincing 3-1 second-leg win over Bundesliga mainstays RB Leipzig and will tangle with another German …

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West Ham see red as Frankfurt reach Europa League final

West Ham see red as Frankfurt reach Europa League final

Eintracht Frankfurt reached their first European final for 42 years after a 1-0 home win on Thursday over 10-man West Ham sealed a 3-1 aggregate victory in their Europa League semi-final. West Ham had left-back Aaron Cresswell sent off early on and Hammers manager David Moyes was also dismissed from the sidelines with 12 minutes …

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