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Korean champion docked nine points for bribery

Defending K League champion Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors had its lead in the 2016 championship reduced from 14 points to five after it was docked nine points when the league's disciplinary committee found a club scout made payments to referees in 2013.
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Spain: Fabregas and Mata out for October qualifiers

Veterans Cesc Fabregas (105 caps) and Juan Mata (40) aren't in the Spanish squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Italy and Albania.
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Report: Italian agent lied about bribery by EPL managers

Agent Pino Pagliara told BBC Sport he made up claims that eight current and former Premier League managers took bribes, saying he was trying "impress" what he thought were businessmen in order to secure a lucrative contract with their firm. They turned out to be undercover reporters from the Daily Telegraph.
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No Giroud, no Benzema in France squad

France coach Didier Deschamps did not call up injured Olivier Giroud and banished Karim Benzema for the Blues' World Cup qualifiers with Bulgaria and the Netherlands. He added Athletic Bilbao's Aymeric Laporte, considered La Liga's top young defender, after he chose France over Spain.
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Europa League: Ibra ends drought with Man United winner

Manchester United defeated Ukrainian club Zorya Luhansk, 1-0, for its first win in the Europa League. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, scoreless in his four previous games, scored the second-half winner.
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New position for Fabian Johnson: withdrawn striker

American Fabian Johnson came on in the second half of Borussia Moenchengladbach's 2-1 loss to Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League match in place of injured Raffael and played as a withdrawn striker, coming close to get a late equalizer for the German hosts.
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Walcott and Sanchez team up for impressive Gunners

Theo Walcott scored twice in the first half, combining superbly with Alexis Sanchez, as Arsenal put on an impressive display with a 2-0 win over FC Basel that moved the Gunners into a tie for first place in their Champions League group.
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UCL: Guardiola's perfect start at Man City ends with 3-3 draw at Celtic

The good news for Manchester City is that it came back from a goal down against Celtic in Glasgow three times. The bad news: City had settle for a 3-3 tie that ended Spanish manager Pep Guardiola's perfect start at the club.
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UCL: Leicester and Tottenham notch wins

Leicester City, whose EPL title defense has gotten off to a poor start, remained perfect in the UEFA Champions League with a 1-0 win over Porto. Tottenham Hotspur pulled off 1-0 at CSKA Moscow. Leicester City's Group G counterpart FC Copenhagen earned its first win of the campaign after routing Club Brugge 4-0.
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Zidane: 'We are broken'

After Real Madrid conceded a late equalizer to tie 2-2 at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, Real coach Zinedine Zidane remarked, "We're broken because we played well in defense and attack and played how we wanted to play. In the end it's always the same and this is the third game now. I'm broken for the players, because this ...
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Sam Allardyce is out

Sam Allardyce's tenure as England's national team coach has been terminated after 67 days following allegations he had offered advice on how to circumvent the English FA's rules on player transfers.
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Report: Bob Bradley on Swansea's radar

Ryan Giggs and former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley, currently boss of French second division Le Havre, are reportedly being considered by EPL club Sawnsea City to replace Coach Francesco Guidolin after the 17th-place Swans picked up just one point in their last five games. In July, Americans Steve Kaplan and Jason Levien led a consortium that bought a ...
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Ranieri: 'Scared' Foxes must get more physical

Leicester's feeble marking in the 4-1 defeat at Manchester United was in sharp contrast to the Foxes' solid defensive work throughout the 2016-17 season. Before Tuesday's Champions League match against Porto, Claudio Ranieri says the Foxes must get physical, accusing his defenders of being "scared."
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Xabi Alonso dreams of winning Champions League with third team

Xabi Alonso won the Champions League with Liverpool and Real Madrid and says he aims to win it with Bayern Munich, which lost in the semifinals the last two seasons.
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Abramovich is ready to fund reinforcements for Chelsea defense

Chelsea's defensive problems were exposed in the 3-0 loss to Arsenal, and the Blues' owner Roman Abramovich will make significant cash available to new Italian manager Antonio Conte to fix them.
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