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Real reaction pleases Ancelotti

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hailed the reaction of his side to their disappointing start in La Liga as they overwhelmed Basel 5-1 in the opening game of their UEFA Champions League defence. continue reading »

Allegri demands Juve get clinical

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said the Italian champions need to display more composure in the UEFA Champions League despite their 2-0 win over Malmo, which was marked by a return to goalscoring form for Carlos Tevez. continue reading »

Rodgers: Our standard isn't good enough

Despite winning 2-1 over Bulgarian side Ludogorets at Anfield on Tuesday night in their first UEFA Champions League group stage game, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side are nowhere close to the standard they set last year.

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Real rampant, Liverpool leave it late

UEFA Champions League holders Real Madrid began their title defence with an emphatic win against Basel, while late drama at Anfield saw Liverpool concede an equaliser and then score a winner after the 89th minute.

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Al Hilal put one foot in continental decider

A double from prolific striker Nassir Al Shamrani saw Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal take a huge step towards a berth in the AFC Champions League final with a 3-0 first-leg win over Al Ain. continue reading »

Mourinho: Hazard can be a great

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has called on Eden Hazard to prove his talent as one of the greatest players of his generation on the eve of the Blues' UEFA Champions League Group G opener with Schalke.

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Hamburg sack Slomka, appoint Zinnbauer

Mirko Slomka has been relieved of his duties as head coach with immediate effect at Hamburg, and the German Bundesliga club has named Josef Zinnbauer as his successor.

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Kompany: City will rise to Bayern test

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes that Wednesday's UEFA Champions League opener against Bayern Munich is a chance to prove that his side are closing the gap on the best teams in the world.

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Guardiola: We're taking nothing for granted

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said at a press conference ahead of his side's UEFA Champions League showdown with Manchester City that the absence of Manchester United from this season's competition serves should as a warning to all 'big' clubs.

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Pinto, the man who made Costa Rica fly

Former Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto speaks exclusively to FIFA.com about his 2014 FIFA World Cup™ experience with Los Ticos, his goalkeeping hero Keylor Navas and his own future.

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Part-time professionals create new Danish fairytale

FIFA.com learns about Danish sensation Hobro, currently second in the Danish Superliga despite being a part-time outfit. continue reading »

Martinez: Porto must open teams up better

Jackson Martinez has urged Porto to respect forthcoming opponents BATE Borisov and discussed his sides creative problems. continue reading »

FIFA Executive Committee meeting agenda now available

On 25 and 26 September 2014, the FIFA Executive Committee will convene for its next meeting at the Home of FIFA in Zurich. The agenda is now available. continue reading »

No surprises on the sand in Europe

While Italy, Spain and Switzerland qualified for the 2015 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup at the recent UEFA preliminaries in Jesolo, it was Russia who scooped the continental crown. continue reading »

Lopez, Alex, Saponara ruled out for Milan

AC Milan have been hit by the news goalkeeper Diego Lopez, defender Alex and midfielder Riccardo Saponara face spells on the sidelines. continue reading »