Real Madrid Gears Up For FIFA World Club Championship

Defending champions Real Madrid will play the winner of a play-off between the Asian champions and Auckland City/Al Jazira in the semi-final of the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi, it was announced Monday. Emirati champions Al Jazira and OFC Champions League winners Auckland City face each other in the opening game, the winners then play in the second round with Mexico’s Pachuca and the CAF and AFC champions. Real Madrid, seeking a record-equaling third title, and the Copa Libertadores champions will join the competition from the semi-final stage…

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Mbappe To Join PSG For $215 Million

Monaco’s teen sensation Kylian Mbappe is expected to complete a stunning move to Paris Saint-Germain when he flies into the French capital on Monday, according to widespread French media reports. Radio stations France Info and RMC revealed on Sunday that PSG had agreed to pay 180 million euros ($215 million) including bonuses for the 18-year-old French international striker. That would make him the second most expensive transfer in football history behind Neymar, who joined PSG from Barcelona for 222 million euros earlier this month. However, concerns over meeting UEFA’s Financial…

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Security Beef Up Cardiff Stadium Ahead of UEFA Champions League Final

Saturday’s Champions League final between Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid and Gianluigi Buffon’s Juventus will take place amid taut security following last week’s fatal terror attack in Manchester. The suicide attack at Manchester Arena, which left 22 dead and scores injured, means vigilance will be heightened, but unprecedented security measures were already in place for the game. “The security operation for the four-day period covering June 1-4 will be the biggest ever seen for a sporting event in the UK,” says the Football Association of Wales (FAW). Most noticeably, the retractable…

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Leicester City Faces Atletico Madrid in UEFA Champions League Quarter Finals

Leicester City Football Club faces a tough battle against Diego Simeone side, Atletico Madrid for a place in the semi finals of the coveted European club competition. Though the English club side has already made history by making the cut beyond the group stage and also getting this far. But a surprise win over the Madrid club side will see the team become the beautiful bride in European football, just the way Iceland national side against all odds got to the quarter of euro 2016 at the expense of England.…

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