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Neymar's PSG debut could be delayed again due to paperwork hitch


Neymar’s Paris St-Germain debut could be delayed again as French football authorities have still not received clearance following his world record 222m euro (£200m) move from Barcelona. The Spanish football federation has until Thursday night to send the necessary documents, according to the LFP which runs France’s Ligue 1. If the deadline is missed, Neymar won’t play for PSG at ...

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Watford being investigated over 'forged bank letter'


Watford are being investigated by the Football League for allegedly supplying false financial information. The Telegraph newspaper claims[1] it has obtained a forged bank letter submitted when Gino Pozzo became the Hornets owner before the 2014-15 campaign. Watford won Premier League promotion that season, and could have points deducted or be fined if they are found to be at fault. ...

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'Don't be afraid to have dreams' – Wales reaction & highlights


Media playback is not supported on this device Wales manager Chris Coleman says not being afraid to fail was key to his country’s greatest night of football as they reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals. Around 46,000 fans in Lille’s Stade Pierre Mauroy watched Wales’ stunning 3-1 last-eight win over Belgium,[1] while 6,000 ecstatic Welsh supporters were at Cardiff’s Bute Park ...

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Euro 2016: Wales at 'another level' for Belgium, says Gareth Bale


Wales v Belgium Date: Friday, 1 July Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille Kick-off: 20:00 BST Coverage: Live BBC One, BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio Cymru, S4C and text commentary online & BBC Sport app Gareth Bale says Wales have lifted their game to “another level” before their European Championship quarter-final against Belgium. Bale, 26, scored the winner as Wales beat Belgium ...

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Euro 2016: Football Focus Special


Media playback is not supported on this device Gary Lineker looks ahead to the tournament, which starts at the Stade de France in Paris on Friday when the hosts take on Romania. The month-long showcase has been expanded to 24 teams for the first time, and British interest will focus on England, Northern Ireland and Wales, along with the Republic ...

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Iran ban keeper for 'SpongeBob SquarePants trousers'


Iran goalkeeper Sosha Makani has been suspended for six months after wearing what was described as SpongeBob SquarePants trousers. A photo was posted online of the 29-year-old – who has three caps – before a game for club side Persepolis. Iran has strict clothing laws and ISNA news agency said the penalty was for “inappropriate conduct”. The Iranian football federation’s ...

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Welsh & Northern Irish clubs to play in Scottish Challenge Cup


The Scottish Challenge Cup is being expanded to include teams from Wales and Northern Ireland from season 2016-17, following approval from Uefa. The tournament for teams outside the top flight will also include an under-20s side from each Scottish Premiership club in the first round. Four teams from the Highland League and four from the Lowland League will also enter ...

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