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Schweinsteiger out at Manchester United?

Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has announced his international retirement, could be on his way out at Manchester United. He trained on his own as United's full squad trained together for the first time and could be one of nine players who'll leave United in the wake of the arrival of Jose Mourinho as manager.

Former Guatemalan soccer boss pleads guilty

Brayan Jimenez, the former president of Guatemala's federation, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud charges and also agreed to forfeit $350,000 in connection with taking kickbacks for media rights to the Guatemalan national team.

Pole Milik arrives at Napoli

Polish international Arkadiusz Milik is set to leave Ajax for Napoli, pending a medical exam, on a $30 million transfer. The move will be the first Napoli has made since the sale of Argentine star Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus.

Puskas Award winner quits soccer to take up ... FIFA

Wendell Lira, the 2015 Puskas Award for the best goal of the year, is quitting soccer to pursue a career in eSports. His game: FIFA. Injuries contributed to the switch. How good is Lira at FIFA?

Samoura says she's prepared for FIFA post

Fatma Samoura, the first woman named to the post of Fifa secretary general, says the years she spent working in war zones for the United Nations have prepared her for her new job.

Gazidis: Arsenal can't outgun EPL rivals

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, the former MLS deputy commissioner, says the Gunners have to be selective about whom to buy.

Alexandre Pato is headed to Villarreal

Brazilian Alexandre Pato is headed back to Europe, this time to Spain's Villarreal, after it reached an agreement with Corinthians to pay $4 million for 60 percent of Pato's rights.

Andre Gomes: Barcelona is a better fit

Young Portuguese star Andre Gomes said he chose Barcelona over Real Madrid because it's a better fit for his personality, and he shares the Catalan club's philosophy.

Agency News: Wasserman Media acquires Mondial Promotion

Wasserman Media Group, ranked fourth in the world in terms of the contract value of the athletes it manages, has expanded its reach in international soccer with the acquisition of European soccer agency Mondial Promotion.

FA Cup to introduce fourth sub

The English FA is seeking approval from the International Football Association Board to allow a fourth substitute in extra time in the final three rounds of the FA Cup.

Arsenal loses Mertesacker for five months

Arsenal's German central defender Per Mertesacker will be sidelined for up to five months because of knee ligament damage suffered in a 1-1 friendly tie with Lens last Friday.

Pep bans pizza at Man City

Manchester City defender Gael Clichy says new coach Pep Guardiola has banned pizza and will not allow any player to train if overweight.

No winter break on EPL horizon

English FA chief Martin Glenn says that, because of its TV deal, 2019-20 would be the earliest that an English Premier League winter break can be introduced. Recently appointed England coach Sam Allardyce is among those who have blamed the lack of an EPL winter break for England's poor tournament performances.

Gonzalo Higuain: a $99 million man

Juventus has signed Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for 90 million euros ($98.89 million), the third highest transfer fee ever paid after after Gareth Bale (Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for 100 million euros in 2013) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid from Manchester United for 94 million euros in 2009).

ICC: Messi set to return to action early with Barcelona

Lionel Messi is expected to play for Barcelona when it faces Celtic in the International Champions Cup at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday.