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'Even if I just gave him two passes, he would score two goals': Mesut Ozil describes former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo as 'one of the greatest footballers who's ever lived'Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo played together at Real Madrid for three yearsThe Arsenal midfielder has opened up on his time at the Santiago BernabeuOzil hailed the Portuguese forward, saying: 'I’ve never seen a person like him'By Kate Mcgreavy For Mailonline Published: 05:30 EDT, 18 September 2018 | Updated: 10:47 EDT, 18 September 2018 Mesut Ozil has hailed his former Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo as 'one of the greatest footballers who's ever lived'.The pair played together at the La Liga giants for three years where they won the League title, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup.The Arsenal midfielder has opened up on his time at the Santiago Bernabeu as well as playing with the Portuguese star. Mesut Ozil has ha…
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Former Liverpool defender Stephen Darby forced to retire with motor neurone disease just months after marrying England women's captain Steph HoughtonStephen Darby began his career at home club Liverpool before joining BradfordAfter making 236 appearances at Valley Parade, the defender moved to BoltonEarlier this year Darby married England women's captain Steph Houghton'I would like to ask for privacy at this time so I can adjust to the battle,' he said By Daniel Matthews For Mailonline Published: 06:34 EDT, 18 September 2018 | Updated: 06:55 EDT, 18 September 2018 Stephen Darby, the former Liverpool and Bradford defender, has retired from football after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease.The 29-year-old, who was playing at Bolton and only earlier this year married England women's captain Steph Houghton, said it was 'with great sadness' that he was hanging up his boots. He said in a statement: 'I would like to take the opportunity to th…
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You're never too old! Football fan, 85, shows off his freestyle moves on the streets of a Peruvian city to supplement his pensionFeliciano Martel showed-off his talent on the streets of Huanuco, central Peru He keeps the local residents entertained with the tricks at red lights in the citySurprised by the octogenarian's dexterity, drivers often hand some change This is the incredible moment an 85-year-old pensioner performs football freestyling skills on the streets to supplement his pension. Feliciano Martel showed-off his talent on the streets of Huanuco, central Peru last Saturday.He keeps the local residents entertained with the tricks at red lights in the city.Onlookers couldn't believe it when retired man donned his country's football kit likening player Paolo Guerrero who also wears a nine.Martel goes on to do a headstand on the road, the clip reveals.While holding himself up, he held the football between his feet and moved his legs up and down.His other moves include a…
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'Did the colours run in the wash?' Football fans poke fun at Manchester United after seeing the squad in their new 'ice' pink strip (but some say REAL men don't fear wearing the colour )The club officially unveiled the new pink away shirt costing up to £110 in AugustHowever, football fans watching the team's stars wear it to play Watford at the weekend didn't hold back when it came to their thoughts on the unique kitThe sight of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard on the pitch led some to question whether the colour was the result of a wardrobe malfunctionColour actually pays homage The Football Pink newspaper which ceased in 2007By Jo Tweedy For Mailonline Published: 11:36 EDT, 17 September 2018 | Updated: 11:58 EDT, 17 September 2018 Manchester United's striking new light pink away kit has caused a stir on the terraces - and Twitter - dividing fans over the club's colour choice. The 2018-19 kit, which costs £110, is a colour first f…
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'So many broken hearts': Benjamin Mendy apologises to fantasy football players who picked him after he was left out Manchester City's squadBenjamin Mendy apologises to fantasy football fans after missing Man City gameMendy was rested for City's win over Fulham with hectic schedule about to beginFabian Delph replaced him and Leroy Sane also started first match of the season By Michael Searles For Mailonline Published: 08:39 EDT, 17 September 2018 | Updated: 08:42 EDT, 17 September 2018 Manchester City full-back Benjamin Mendy has issued an apology to the over two million fantasy footballer players who have selected him in their teams following his absence last weekend.Mendy was not included in Man City's weekend squad for the win against Fulham, leaving all those who picked him left to rue their decision after he earned 0 points.The France international is thought to have been left out of the 18-man squad as a precautionary measure, with City play…
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Steve McManaman backs English clubs to emerge as new giants of European football: 'Manchester City and Liverpool are not only the teams to beat, but the ones to fear'Steve McManaman believes dominance of Barcelona and Real Madrid is over Former Liverpool star thinks his former club will be major contender this term He claims football is entering another cycle of Premier League dominanceMcManaman said: 'European clubs didn't fear English sides, but they do now'By Nick Callow For Mailonline Published: 20:25 EDT, 15 September 2018 | Updated: 20:26 EDT, 15 September 2018 English clubs will emerge as the new giants of European football this season as the pressure mounts on Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp to bring the game's biggest prize back to the Premier League.Two-time European Cup winner Steve McManaman believes the cycle of success enjoyed by Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich is over with Manchester City and Liverpool poised to take advan…
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'They never believed': Sadio Mane admits parents said he was 'wasting time' trying to become a footballer... but Liverpool flop El-Hadji Diouf inspired him to reach Premier LeagueSadio Mane claims El-Hadji Diouf inspired him to make it in the Premier LeagueMane reveals his parents never believed in him and told him to become a teacherThe 26-year-old has always remained humble and insists he's 'not a party animal' By Nathan Salt and Michael Searles For Mailonline Published: 13:32 EDT, 12 September 2018 | Updated: 13:45 EDT, 12 September 2018 Sadio Mane has revealed growing up his parents thought it was a waste of time trying to become a professional footballer - but a Liverpool flop inspired him to keep the belief.Mane is the third Senegalese to play in the Premier League and the Liverpool attacker has opened up on his idols, one of which was former Reds striker El-Hadj Diouf.Although not a Liverpool fan favourite following his feud with …
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Florida high school football coach removed from team after 'head-butting a player, telling another to commit suicide, blowing his nose on a student, and urinating OVER a bathroom stall onto a 16-year-old male'Randall Gene Owens has been removed from has been removed from the team and banned from teaching after being accused of head-butting one playerHe allegedly told another player they weren't good and should commit suicideA gym teacher and dean, Owens officially resigned in December of 2017 before the state's Department of Education revoked his teaching license permanentlyOwens was charged with battery while working at another Florida high schoolThose charges were  dropped, which allowed him to move on to Palatka High Owens allegedly stood on a toilet seat and urinated over the bathroom stall divider and onto a 16-year-old male student on the other sideHe allegedly blew his nose on a 15-year-old male studentBy Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com Published…
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Manchester United 'look to Atletico Madrid chief Andrea Berta' to fill new director of football role after masterminding Antoine Griezmann and Jan Oblak movesManchester United eye Andrea Berta as a leading director of football candidateChief executive Ed Woodward is currently planning major changes at the clubHe wants a director of football appointed for the first time to help with transfers By James Dutton For Mailonline Published: 06:03 EDT, 12 September 2018 | Updated: 06:49 EDT, 12 September 2018 Manchester United have identified Atletico Madrid sporting director Andrea Berta as a leading candidate to be their first director of football.Chief executive Ed Woodward is planning a major restructuring of the club's football operations behind the scenes.That includes hiring a director of football for the first time, who can work closely with the manager in identifying and recruiting transfer targets. Andrea Berta (ri…
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World Cup-winning footballer Hugo Lloris arrives for drink-drive hearing 'after being stopped when twice the limit in his £65,000 Porsche'Tottenham Hotspur's Hugo Lloris arrived in court to face drink driving chargeThe goalkeeper is due to go before Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning By Keiligh Baker for MailOnline Published: 04:48 EDT, 12 September 2018 | Updated: 04:58 EDT, 12 September 2018 Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has arrived at court to face a drink drive charge after police say he twice the drink drive limit while behind the wheel of his £65,000 Porsche.The 31-year-old goalkeeper, of East Finchley, north London, was charged with drink driving and bailed following a routine patrol stop in the early hours of August 24. The France international, who led his team to World Cup glory in Russia, was stopped in Gloucester Place, Marylebone, central London, Scotland Yard said.  Tottenh…
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Andrea Pirlo could be in line for shock return to football as semi-professional Australian side Avondale attempt to coax Italian out of retirement for cup quarter-final clashSemi-professional side Avondale FC have made an ambitious bid for Andrea PirloThey are gearing up for an FFA Cup quarter-final with A League side Sydney FCThe club are waiting to hear back from his representatives after making contactBy Harry Slavin For Mailonline Published: 03:35 EDT, 12 September 2018 | Updated: 03:36 EDT, 12 September 2018 Andrea Pirlo could be set for a sensational return to football after a club in Australia asked him out of retirement.Semi-professional outfit Avondale FC have worked their way to the quarter-finals of the FFA Cup, the country's main domestic cup competition.They are set to face holders Sydney FC in the last eight, a side that can boast talents such as former Reading striker Adam Le Fondre and ex-Newcastle playmaker Siem de Jong.  …
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Hampden Park to remain home of Scottish football after SFA agree £5m deal to buy stadium from Queen's ParkLeague Two side Queen's Park had owned the stadium since it opened in 1903But Scottish FA have moved to buy Glasgow ground when lease expires in 2020Queen's Park set to move their home ground to Lesser HampdenDeal comes following considerations on moving to Murrayfield in EdinburghBy Gavin Mccafferty, Press Association Published: 10:28 EDT, 11 September 2018 | Updated: 10:28 EDT, 11 September 2018 Hampden Park will remain the home of Scottish football after Queen's Park agreed a £5million deal to sell their stadium to the governing body.The Scottish Football Association had been considering moving major internationals and Scottish Cup semi-finals and finals to BT Murrayfield following an offer from the Scottish Rugby Union.But a deal has been struck with Ladbrokes League Two side Queen's Park, who have owned the Glasgow stadium since it was o…
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'Wow what a player': Paul Gascoigne in awe of Thierry Henry as the former football greats hang out togetherPaul Gascoigne posted a picture with Thierry Henry on Instagram on SundayThe former football greats hung out together while Henry was on Belgium dutyFormer Tottenham man Gascoigne was full of praise for the ex-Arsenal striker By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline Published: 03:59 EDT, 10 September 2018 | Updated: 12:45 EDT, 10 September 2018 Greats recognise greatness and that was certainly the case as Paul Gascoigne hung out with Thierry Henry on Sunday.The football legends were seen hanging out with each other on the weekend, while the former France international was on duty with his Belgium camp.Despite Gascoigne strutting his stuff for Tottenham back in the day, he still had plenty of time to appreciate the brilliance of former Arsenal icon Henry. Paul Gascoigne and Thierry Henry hang out together while…
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'Wow what a player': Paul Gascoigne in awe of Thierry Henry as the former football greats hang out togetherPaul Gascoigne posted a picture with Thierry Henry on Instagram on SundayThe former football greats hung out together while Henry was on Belgium dutyFormer Tottenham man Gascoigne was full of praise for the ex-Arsenal striker By Jonathan Spencer For Mailonline Published: 03:59 EDT, 10 September 2018 | Updated: 03:59 EDT, 10 September 2018 Greats recognise greatness and that was certainly the case as Paul Gascoigne hung out with Thierry Henry on Sunday.The football legends were seen hanging out with each other on the weekend, while the former France international was on duty with his Belgium camp.Despite Gascoigne strutting his stuff for Tottenham back in the day, he still had plenty of time to appreciate the brilliance of former Arsenal icon Henry. Paul Gascoigne and Thierry Henry hang out together while…
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