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Ronaldo strikes twice as Real claim Super Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as a rampant Real Madrid side, featuring the most expensive strikeforce ever assembled, powered to a 2-0 win over Sevilla in the all-Spanish UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

Silva agrees new five-year contract at Man City

Spain forward David Silva has agreed a new five-year contract with Manchester City, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

English Premier League returns with a stronger Man United

The return of the Premier League this weekend cannot come quickly enough for English fans. With the league's riches, global reach and non-stop drama, it remains England's projection of footballing power.

Manchester City sign defender Eliaquim Mangala from Porto

Manchester City on Monday announced the signing of France central defender Eliaquim Mangala from FC Porto. The 23-year-old becomes the club's sixth signing of the summer, and will quickly re-join his old Porto teammate Fernando at the Etihad Stadium.

Former goalkeeping great Vladimir Beara dies at 85

Vladimir Beara, a Yugoslavia international who is considered to be one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, has died in Croatia, his family said Monday. He was 85.

Miroslav Klose retires from German national team

The 36-year-old Klose scored twice in Brazil, making him the highest-scoring player in the tournament's history with 16 goals, one ahead of Ronaldo. It was Klose's fourth World Cup tournament.

Fans clash with iron bars before match in Brazil

Nearly 100 fans clashed before the match at the Vila Belmiro Stadium, where third-place Corinthians won 1-0 to move closer to leader Cruzeiro.

Real Madrid to field costly strikeforce in Super Cup

European champions Real Madrid are expected to field the world's most expensive strikeforce - including local Welsh hero Gareth Bale - when they play Sevilla in the Uefa Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

France midfielder Samir Nasri confirms international retirement

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has confirmed his retirement from international football with France. The 27-year-old dropped a strong hint last week that he had decided to cut short his chequered international career.

Arsenal down Man City to win Community Shield at Wembley

Arsenal delivered a rousing demonstration of their Premier League title credentials by overwhelming league champions Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

Arsenal's Vermaelen agrees Barcelona move

Barcelona signed Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen on Saturday beating Manchester United in the race who had been eagerly trying to get the defender on board too.

AFC bans two players for doping violations

Avchiev Takhir of Kyrgyzstan and Doan Ngoc Hao of Vietnam have been hit with two-year bans for doping offences, the Asian Football Confederation has announced.

Manchester City set to clash with Arsenal for Community Shield

Premier League champions Manchester City will be without eight players for Sunday's Community Shield clash with Arsenal at Wembley, the traditional curtain-raiser to the English season.

Inter Milan get debutants Stjarnan in Europa League playoffs

Italian giants Inter Milan will play European debutants Stjarnan for a place in the Europa League group stage. In the playoffs draw on Friday, three-time competition winners Inter were sent to Iceland for the first-leg match on August 21.

Bale looking forward to Supercup return

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is looking forward to returning 'home' next week when his side takes on Sevilla in the European Supercup.
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