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Guardiola Undecided on Future

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is undecided about whether he will remain with the team beyond the expiration of his contract next June, as speculation about his future once again surfaced. Amid reports that he has agreed to join Manchester City next summer, Guardiola said, "This is the first and last time I'll talk about this... I have not had ...

Mourinho: Cahill, Costa Fit For Community Shield

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho claims that Diego Costa and Gary Cahill will both be fit to face Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday. The pair was taken off during Tuesday's friendly win against Barcelona, with Cahill suffering a suspected broken nose and Costa re-injuring his hamstring. Costa has suffered hamstring issues dating back to his time at ...

Organized Crime Museum Will Open FIFA Exhibit

Soccer's global corruption scandal has become the subject of a new exhibit at Las Vegas's Mob Museum, the Sin City tourist attraction that immortalizes the lurid history of the American underworld. The museum said the permanent display -- "The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly" -- would spotlight the twists and turns of the scandal that has seen several officials arrested and ...

Drogba's "Beautiful Challenge"

Veteran Ivory Coast and former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba addressed a crowd of hundreds of fans at Montreal 's Saputo Stadium on Thursday, one day after jetting into the Canadian city after wrapping up his MLS move earlier this week. "I am a man of challenges and there is a beautiful one before me," Drogba said alongside Impact President Joey ...

Mario Gomez Joins Besiktas

German striker Mario Gomez has joined Besiktas on loan after two injury-plagued seasons at Fiorentina, the clubs said on Thursday. Gomez arrived at Fiorentina with a reputation as one of Europe's most deadly forwards, but managed just 29 league appearances and seven goals for the Serie A side. The Turkish club has an option to make the deal permanent at ...

Green to stay with Bayern U23s

USA international Julian Green will stay at Bayern Munich and help its U-23 team try to win promotion to the third tier, his agent has tells kicker. Green, 20, returned to Bayern this summer following a disappointing loan stint at Hamburg last season. The U.S international, who played at the 2014 World Cup without having previously played in a Bundesliga ...

Maradona Wants to Enter FIFA

Argentine legend Diego Maradona said on Wednesday that he wants to fight the "mafia" responsible for the corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA, but he stopped short of saying he wants to be the next president of global soccer's governing body. "I have to fight the mafia that still remains inside FIFA. I have to fight those who have for ...

LVG: Di Maria is AWOL

once again claimed it was close to signing the Argentina international. Di Maria, who had been given time off after the Copa America, was supposed to fly to California on Saturday to link up with United on its preseason tour, but he missed his flight and Van Gaal implied he had gone absent without leave in an attempt to force ...

Chung Mong-Joon enters FIFA race

Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian soccer, announced on Thursday that he is entering the race to replace Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA. A former Fifa vice-president, the South Korean said in an interview he would make his formal announcement next month in Europe, "the center of world football". He said he wanted to be ...

Zlatan: Next Move a 'big surprise'

Ibrahimovic says he will surprise everyone with his next move when he leaves Paris Saint-Germain. The big Swede has been linked with a number of clubs this summer but insists that he is "very happy" at PSG, where he has only one year remaining on his contract. The 33-year-old has spoken of his desire to play in MLS at some ...

Mourinho: Benitez "Destroyed Inter in Six Months"

Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho on Tuesday hit back at Montserrat Seara, the wife of Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez, after she joked that her husband was always cleaning up the "mess" made by the Portuguese after departing a club. Mourinho responded by noting that the only club where Benitez directly replaced him was at Inter Milan, "where in six months ...

Report: Adebayor to Seal Villa Switch

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor looks to be on his way to Aston Villa after undergoing a medical at the club's training ground, sources tell ESPN. Adebayor, 31, is a favorite of Villa coach Tim Sherwood, scoring 14 goals in 24 appearances during Sherwood's short spell in charge of Spurs in the 2013/14 season. The Togo international would become Villa's eighth ...

Rakitic: Playing with Barca Trio is "Not Easy"

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic says he is willing to run "5,000 kilometers" so one of the team's three star forwards-Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar-can remain in the final third, but he admits it's hard work. The forward trio fired the Catalan club to a European and domestic treble last season and have been hailed as one of the finest ...

Blues' Cahill, Costa Injured vs. Barcelona

Jose Mourinho on Tuesday admitted that Gary Cahill and Diego Costa are doubts for the Community Shield against Arsenal at Wembley on Sunday. The Blues ended a pre-season tour of the U.S. with a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win over Barcelona, following a 2-2 draw at FedExField in Landover, MD on Wednesday, but the win was tainted by the injuries suffered ...

Prince Ali: Platini's FIFA Candidacy "Not Good"

Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan described Michel Platini's decision to stand for the FIFA Presidency in February's election as "not good for FIFA." Platini, the current UEFA president, announced his candidacy to replace the outgoing Sepp Blatter on Wednesday. "Platini is not good for FIFA," said Ali, who lost his place on FIFA's executive ...