Lionel Messi's Gritty Hometown Braces For A Glam Wedding
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Lionel Messi's Gritty Hometown Braces For A Glam Wedding

The luxurious City Center casino-hotel complex in Rosario, where guests will stay and the ceremony is expected to take place, borders a poor neighborhood known as the birthplace of the bloody drug gang Los Monos.

Prosecutors Not Against Replacing Lionel Messi Jail Term With Fine
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Prosecutors Not Against Replacing Lionel Messi Jail Term With Fine

Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi's 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine.

Liverpool Sign Mohamed Salah From AS Roma
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Liverpool Sign Mohamed Salah From AS Roma

Mohamed Salah was a long-term target of Liverpool, who previously tried to sign him three years ago when they were pipped by Chelsea.

FIFA Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez Blanks Arsenal Talk As Chile, Germany Set For Semis
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FIFA Confederations Cup: Alexis Sanchez Blanks Arsenal Talk As Chile, Germany Set For Semis

The 1-1 draw leaves South American champions Chile top of Group B on goal difference from Germany.

Safety Fears Raised Over FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 Death
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Safety Fears Raised Over FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022 Death

Zac Cox, a rope-access technician, plunged 39 metres (128 feet) to his death in January this year while working on a catwalk at Khalifa International Stadium.

FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Guides Portugal To 1-0 Victory Over Russia
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FIFA Confederations Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Guides Portugal To 1-0 Victory Over Russia

Cristiano Ronaldo brushed aside his off-field problems by scoring the winner as Portugal edged out hosts Russia 1-0 at the Confederations Cup.

No Offer Received For Cristiano Ronaldo, Says Real Madrid President
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No Offer Received For Cristiano Ronaldo, Says Real Madrid President

Ronaldo is threatening to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities.

Cristiano Ronaldo Seeks Real Madrid Exit After Tax Accusations: Report
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Cristiano Ronaldo Seeks Real Madrid Exit After Tax Accusations: Report

Real Madrid said that they were confident that Cristiano Ronaldo had acted legally. They could not immediately be reached on Friday to comment on the report.

AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri Strike Seals India's 1-0 Win Over Kyrgyzstan
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AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri Strike Seals India's 1-0 Win Over Kyrgyzstan

Captain Sunil Chhetri's goal in the 69th minute gave India victory in the AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan in a home leg tie.

Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of 14.7 Million Euro Tax Evasion
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Cristiano Ronaldo Accused Of 14.7 Million Euro Tax Evasion

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was on Tuesday accused of a 14.7 million euro tax evasion through offshore companies, the public prosecutor's office in Madrid announced.

Young Lions Win England's First World Title In 51 Years
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Young Lions Win England's First World Title In 51 Years

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin became the third England player to score in a World Cup final after Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters in 1966 -- the last time England won any world title.

Diego Maradona 'Excited' to Meet Sourav Ganguly
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Diego Maradona 'Excited' to Meet Sourav Ganguly

The highlight of the Argentine's September 18-20 sojourn in the build up to the Durga Puja festival will be an exhibition match with former India captain Sourav Ganguly, titled 'Diego vs Dada'.

Argentine Town Braces For Lionel Messi's Wedding
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Argentine Town Braces For Lionel Messi's Wedding

Colombian popstar Shakira, girlfriend of Messi's Barcelona teammate Gerard Pique, has said she hopes to attend.

Cheick Tiote Dies After Collapsing During Training Session
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Cheick Tiote Dies After Collapsing During Training Session

The former Newcastle United midfielder collapsed during a training session with his Chinese club and died aged 30.

Indian Super League: FC Goa Name Sergio Lobera As Zico Replacement

Indian Super League: FC Goa Name Sergio Lobera As Zico Replacement

Sergio Lobera joins FC Goa on a two-year deal and will take over the reins of the first team from the first week of July.

1000 Injured in Juventus Fan Panic After Bomb Scare: Police
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1000 Injured in Juventus Fan Panic After Bomb Scare: Police

AFP reporters at the scene said chaotic scenes ensued ten minutes before the end of the match, apparently triggered by fireworks being let off and one or more people shouting that a bomb had gone off.

Champions League: Two-goal Cristiano Ronaldo Keeps Real Madrid Kings of Europe
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Champions League: Two-goal Cristiano Ronaldo Keeps Real Madrid Kings of Europe

The Portugal superstar's opener was cancelled out by an astonishing Mario Mandzukic strike, but goals from Casemiro, Ronaldo and Marco Asensio secured Madrid's third Champions League triumph in four years and 12th in total.

Lionel Messi Magic Inspires Barcelona To Retain Copa del Rey
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Lionel Messi Magic Inspires Barcelona To Retain Copa del Rey

Once again it was Lionel Messi who inspired Barcelona to bounceback from the disappointment of losing their La Liga title to Real Madrid last weekend with a stunning individual display.

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