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West Ham to auction London derby kits for Mexican earthquake victims

West Ham announced it will auction the shirts worn during Saturday’s London derby against Tottenham to help raise money for the victims of the Mexican earthquake. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake slammed southern Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 273 people while leaving thousands homeless. With Los Tri international and Irons striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez leading the #YoXMexico initiative alongside Mexico teammate ...

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Tammy Abraham denies switching international allegiance to Nigeria

There was never a turnaround in Tammy Abraham‘s loyalty. Abraham released a statement on Thursday, denying reports that he agreed to switch his international allegiance in order to play for Nigeria at the 2018 World Cup, and insisting he’s committed to representing England. The teenage striker pulled on the Three Lions’ shirt at the UEFA Under-21 Championship, but he’s eligible ...

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Report: Bakayoko involved in minor crash, not expected to miss time

Tiemoue Bakayoko escaped any significant injury following a minor car accident Thursday, according to ESPN FC. The £40-million summer signing from AS Monaco appeared to drive his Mercedes off the road on his way back from Chelsea’s training ground. Teammate Michy Batshuayi confirmed on Twitter that Bakayoko is “all good.” Bakayoko featured in a car accident earlier, thankfully he’s alright, ...

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Tevez: China won't be able to compete even 50 years from now

Carlos Tevez has severe doubts China will ever reach elite status in world football, stating that players from the populous country aren’t as “naturally skilled” as those that hail from traditional hotbeds. “Chinese players are not as naturally skilled like South American or European players. Like players who learned football when they were kids. They’re not good,” Tevez told French ...

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Manchester City expects Gundogan's return to training 'in the coming days'

A day after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola characterised Ilkay Gundogan‘s latest injury as a “small issue,” the club’s medical staff confirmed as much. City released a statement Thursday, saying Gundogan suffered a mild knee sprain, and that the German international should return to training shortly. On the heels of missing nine months through a serious knee injury sustained last ...

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Wenger denies having 'disguised attitude' over Sanchez role

Arsene Wenger says he isn’t harbouring ulterior motives with regards to Alexis Sanchez‘s role at Arsenal. After an attempt to force a move to Manchester City in the summer failed, Sanchez returned to Arsenal with one year left on his deal, and despite being the north London lot’s most accomplished forward, he has yet to play 90 minutes in a ...

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FIFA investigating Manchester City over recruitment of young players

Chelsea isn’t the Premier League’s only club under investigation. On Thursday, FIFA confirmed to BBC Sport that Chelsea and Manchester City are being investigated over their signing of youth players. The investigation is “ongoing.” The Blues said on Wednesday they’ll comply with “all FIFA statutes and regulations when recruiting players,” but the Citizens reportedly had no knowledge of the inquiry ...

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