Pique confident Nadal will play in revamped Davis Cup next year

Gerard Pique is confident Rafael Nadal will play in the revamped Davis Cup next year and says he has “not closed any doors” on Roger Federer being involved. Pique The Barcelona and Spain defender is the president and founder of Kosmos, the company promoting the new format to the competition.  Under the much-changed structure…

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Martinez – Borussia Dortmund’s capture of Witsel as signing of the season

Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez has described Borussia Dortmund’s capture of Axel Witsel as the signing of the season. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez The 29-year-old joined the Bundesliga side in August for a reported £18million after a spell with Chinese Super League outfit Tianjin Quanjian. Martinez believes it is the Belgian international’s…

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Mata – Manchester United should be braced for defining month

Juan Mata said Manchester United are facing a defining month as they prepare to meet Premier League rivals Chelsea and take on Juventus in the Champions League. Mata curls the ball United are eighth and seven points off the pace ahead of their trip to joint-leaders Chelsea at Stamford Bridge…

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Lloris – Pogba is judged unfairly because of his transfer fee

Hugo Lloris believes France team-mate and Manchester United star Paul Pogba is judged unfairly because of his transfer fee. Pogba Pogba has come in for criticism due to the inconsistency of his performances since returning to United from Juventus for £89million in 2016 – a world-record fee at the time.…

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Babbel applauds Ronaldo for leaving Real Madrid in favour of Juventus

Markus Babbel has applauded Cristiano Ronaldo for leaving Real Madrid in favour of Juventus as he criticised the motivation of Bayern Munich’s players. Ronaldo Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo sensationally swapped European champions Madrid for Juventus in a deal reportedly worth €112million in July. Ronaldo – Madrid’s all-time leading scorer…

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Lopetegui could be sacked if results do not improve soon – Essien

Julen Lopetegui could be sacked by Real Madrid if results do not improve soon, according to Michael Essien. Julen Lopetegui Lopetegui has overseen Madrid’s worst goalscoring run since 1985, with Los Blancos failing to find the net in their last four games in all competitions. Defeats to Sevilla and Deportivo Alaves in…

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Kazan banned from participating in next UEFA club competition

Rubin Kazan have been banned from participating in the next UEFA club competition they qualify for over the course of the coming two seasons. CENTRAL STADIUM KAZAN, KAZAN, RUSSIA – 2016/10/15: Kazan Rubin Central Stadium, the home ground of the Rubin Kazan football team.  UEFA confirmed the punishment in a…

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Pochettino ready to welcome Eriksen back to Tottenham team

Mauricio Pochettino is ready to welcome Christian Eriksen back to the Tottenham team but will make a late call on his availability to play West Ham. Eriksen Eriksen has missed Tottenham’s last four matches with an abdominal issue that Denmark coach Age Hareide suggested could be a “chronic” injury. Pochettino…

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Emery dodges questions about Ramsey’s Arsenal future

Unai Emery has dodged questions about Aaron Ramsey’s Arsenal future. Ramsey Ramsey has enjoyed a decade at the club after joining from Cardiff City as a teenager, but he is in the final season of his contract and not thought to be close to a renewal. The Wales international said…

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