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De Gea: The pressure of goalkeeping is unlike anything else

David De Gea explains the art of goalkeeping and how his past experience has helped him cope with the pressure of being Man United's No. 1.

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Kenya confirm Paul Put resignation

Paul Put has resigned from his role as head coach of the Kenya national side, the nation's football federation confirmed on Monday. The Belgian had been in the post for just three months after being appointed in November, but the FKF have confirmed that he's left his post due to 'personal reasons'. "Football Kenya Federation wishes to inform the general public that Mr. Paul Put has officially resigned as the Kenya National Football Team, Harambee Stars, Head Coach, citing personal reasons,"...

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VAR: Offside is an objective decision, not a 'clear and obvious error'

After VAR cancelled out Juan Mata's goal in Manchester United's 2-0 win over Huddersfield in the FA Cup, former referee Peter Walton discusses how and when VAR should be used. There has been a big misconception this week around Video Assistant Referees (VAR) and the offside rule. The drama centred around Juan Mata's disallowed goal in Manchester United's FA Cup tie with Huddersfield, with the VAR ruling that the Spaniard's kneecap was just in front of the last defender. We won't get much...

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West Ham defender Patrice Evra drives taxi to work

In a bid to brighten up a drab and drizzly Monday morning, Patrice Evra once again spread the positive vibes via Instagram on his way into training. Having signed for West Ham a week or so ago, it was perhaps fitting that the French left-back filmed the video from the seat of his new car -- a sparkling silver London taxi. And just like a real cab driver, the 36-year-old even brought a "grumpy" passenger along for the ride in the shape of his older brother, Dominique. On my way to...

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Andrew Robertson making the most of his opportunity to shine with Liverpool

Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp said Sadio Mane is finally back to his best after Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0. Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp said Sadio Mane is finally back to his best after Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0. Though Liverpool's forwards grab the headlines -- even Sadio Mane scored a hat trick at Porto last Wednesday -- another player is delighting the fans for different reasons. Left-back was always a thorny position for the Reds. There have been poor players, like Andrea Dossena...

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What can Chelsea, Barcelona expect from referee Cakir?

Having sent off John Terry when the last two clubs met in 2012, Alison Bender and former referee Peter Walton discuss what Chelsea and Barcelona can expect from referee Cuneyt Cakir.

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Gennaro Gattuso: Coaching AC Milan is easy because of players' work

AC Milan will take a big advantage back to the San Siro after sweeping aside Ludogorets Razgrad in the Europa League. Gennaro Gattuso took over from Vincenzo Montella at AC Milan. Gennaro Gattuso has said it is "easy" to coach AC Milan after they extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a win over Sampdoria on Sunday. Gattuso, who stepped in following the dismissal of Vincenzo Montella earlier in the season, stressed that the credit for the transformation lay with his...

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Paul Pogba and Man United stuck together but need to work on relationship

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho discusses the issues he's facing in choosing his starting XI for the Champions League. Jose Mourinho explains why Paul Pogba did not play in Manchester United's FA Cup win at Huddersfield and won't commit to him being in the squad against Sevilla or Chelsea. The FC crew examine Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United amid reports of a rift with Jose Mourinho and interest from Real Madrid. Only Paul Pogba will know whether he is...

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Alan Pardew has two games to save West Bromwich Albion job - sources

Alan Pardew's West Bromwich Albion side are seven points adrift of safety. West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Pardew is facing a battle to keep his job with Harry Redknapp and Mark Hughes among the potential contenders to replace him, sources have told ESPN FC. Pardew's position has come under increasing scrutiny after one of the most turbulent weeks in West Brom's recent history. Four players issued an apology for allegedly stealing a taxi during a training camp in Barcelona last week, before...

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When is the right time to use VAR?

After VAR cancelled out Juan Mata's goal in Manchester United's 2-0 win over Huddersfield in the FA Cup, former referee Peter Walton discusses how and when VAR should be used.

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Xavi backs PSG to knock Real Madrid out of Champions League

Neymar and Edinson Cavani led the charge as PSG shook off their midweek defeat at Real Madrid with a 5-2 win over Strasbourg. Neymar's close control in the Strasbourg penalty area puts PSG back in front at the Parc des Princes. Paris Saint-Germain can still eliminate Real Madrid from this season's Champions League, despite their 3-1 first-leg defeat in their round-of-16 tie last week, according to Barcelona legend Xavi. PSG conceded two late goals at the Bernabeu last Wednesday to...

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Chelsea strength of character faces toughest test yet vs. Barcelona

Catch up on all the stats and story lines you need to know about ahead of one of the biggest ties of the round of 16 in the Champions League. With a much-needed positive vibe restored in the Chelsea camp following successive home victories at Stamford Bridge over bottom of the table West Brom in the Premier League and Championship strugglers Hull City in the FA Cup, the big question now is do the Blues have the ability, and perhaps more importantly the strength of character, to overcome...

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Gonzalo Higuain Avoids Major Injury, Set to Be Fit for Juventus vs. Tottenham

Gonzalo Higuain will reportedly be fit to travel to London to face Tottenham Hotspur for the second leg of Juventus' last-16 clash in the UEFA Champions League despite suffering an ankle injury against Torino on Sunday.

Per Calciomercato, it was feared the Argentinian striker's injury could be serious enough to rule him out of Juve's March 7 visit to Wembley Stadium but, after Higuain provided reassurance on Instagram, it is now expected he will return for the trip to Lazio on March...

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Carrick: This is where we belong

Michael Carrick believes the Reds should feel at home in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages. The post Carrick: This is where we belong appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.

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Albert Ferrer on Barcelona vs. Chelsea and how Luis Enrique is perfect for Blues

The FC guys delve into the rumours that former Barcelona head coach Luis Enrique is the top choice to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea. The ESPN FC panel explain why they doubt the Champions League tie between Chelsea and Barcelona will be another instant classic. BARCELONA -- Albert "Chapi" Ferrer could consider himself a trendsetter. He became the first Spaniard to ever play for Chelsea in 1998, having been part of Johan Cruyff's Dream Team at Barcelona, and was just the second...

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Chinedu Udoji: Nigerian football pays tribute to late Kano Pillars defender

Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu has led the tributes to Kano Pillars defender Chinedu Udoji following his tragic passing on Sunday. The centre-back's passing was announced by Sai Masu Gida on their official Twitter handle on Monday after the defender was involved in a car crash following the 1-1 draw between Pillars and his former club Enyimba on Sunday. The 28-year-old had been to visit his former teammates in the aftermath of the draw, and leaves behind a wife and two children. His...

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Manchester United's Marcos Rojo not in line for PSG move - source

Amid the controversy surrounding Juan Mata's disallowed goal in the FA Cup, Gab Marcotti explains why criticism of the VAR system is misguided. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho discusses the issues he's facing in choosing his starting XI for the Champions League. Manchester United's Jose Mourinho jokes he should win the 'best behaved manager in the league' award as he reacted to his sides disallowed goal against Huddersfield. PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain are not...

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Arsenal fact-finding mission for Stan Kroenke's son, Josh - sources

Arsenal took advantage of some woeful defensive errors to brush aside Ostersunds and put one foot into the Europa League round of 16. Arsenal took advantage of some woeful defensive errors to brush aside Ostersunds and put one foot into the Europa League round of 16. Arsene Wenger credits Arsenal for taking the game to a 'nervous' Ostersunds side and navigating the weather conditions in their comprehensive victory. Josh Kroenke, the son of Arsenal's majority shareholder...

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Tottenham Hotspur handling Toby Alderweireld well - Belgium's Martinez

ESPN FC's Craig Burley reacts to the FA Cup quarterfinal draw and predicts how Man United, Chelsea, Tottenham and Man City will fare. ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop breaks down the latest transfer rumours surrounding the likes of Paul Pogba, Willian, Dele Alli and more in Transfer Rater. Alejandro Moreno discusses Toby Alderweireld's growth at Tottenham and where he fits among the top centre-backs in world football. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has backed Tottenham's handling of...

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WATCH: Nine players sent off in Brazilian derby brawl

Bahia's Vinicius sparked a huge fight after his celebration when scoring a penalty in the derby against Vitoria.

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