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European football tables: Why the top five leagues have an unusual look

The top of Europe's main leagues have an unfamiliar look this season, but who is upsetting the established order?

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Revealed: NFL-led plan to put Leeds United back among European football's elite

Paraag Marathe has a message for Leeds United fans and a warning to the rest of English football: returning to the Premier League is just the beginning. Marathe, the president of San Francisco 49ers' investment arm,

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Portugal legend Luis Figo claims new European Premier League 'will DESTROY football as we know it'

United and Liverpool are among more than a dozen teams from England, France, Germany and Italy in negotiations about becoming founder members of a competition that could start in 2022.

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European Premier League: What's the point in football if it's a game you cannot lose?

Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Barcelona are among the clubs who want to form a new FIFA-backed European Premier League

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic looks to lead AC Milan back to summit of European football as they take on Celtic

The Swede rarely needs an excuse to deliver a memorable, self-aggrandising line. This is the man who once said he's 'just a human in the same way a great white shark is just a fish'.

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Gary Neville on European Premier League: 'Football will eat itself because fans will turn away'

Gary Neville has criticised the timing of talks about a new European Premier League and warned football will “eat itself” and turn fans away from the game. It emerged on Tuesday that Liverpool and Manchester United have held discussions over the creation of a new £4.

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European football: betting tips for La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga & Ligue 1

Best bets and analysis for this weekend's La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A and Ligue 1 action. Few teams across the continent have struggled as much since football restarted as Lazio but the Serie A club could use their midweek Champions League success as inspiration for their clash with Bologna.

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How Europe’s biggest football leagues are witnessing a revolution

The richest clubs are making a play to entrench themselves at the top, PE investors are trying to buy distressed assets and lucrative media rights deals are coming apart at the seams.

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Football Federation Australia scraps Socceroos, Matildas European plans

Europe's worsening coronavirus situation has forced FFA to scrap plans for the Socceroos and Matildas to play friendly matches on the continent.

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LASK analysis with European football expert Andy Brassell

As we kick-off the group stages of the UEFA Europa League, we’ve again tapped into the knowledge of European football expert Andy Brassell, a regular on the pages and podcasts of the likes of The Guardian,

Pelé turns 80: Why the King of Football deserves bigger recognition in Europe

This isn’t a story to convince you that Pelé is the greatest footballer of all time, even though he is. The King of Football turns 80 today, and as the world media celebrates his life, we see old debates emerging everywhere.

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Andy Brassell On European Football: Chelsea face stiff test from Sevilla

Betfair's Andy Brassell thinks Sevilla pose a particular challenge for Chelsea, while there should be goals in store in Paris and Manchester

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QUIZ: Locate the European football clubs and stadiums on the map

We're testing your knowledge of European football and geography by asking you to locate some of the continent's best-known clubs and stadiums on a map

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European Premier League: What do managers think and how could it affect English game?

Pep Guardiola says more matches could create a 'crazy situation' for players; David Moyes raises idea of Celtic and Rangers joining England's top division; Ralph Hasenhuttl and Slaven Bilic believe a

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European Super League plot won’t get off the ground… but I’d love to know which Big Six side would miss out

ANOTHER week and another plot put forward to extract billions from football. Last week’s plan to hand over both the power and the money to six clubs in the Premier League was trumped. Even the

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A breakaway league for Europe’s footballing elite

If Instagram-savvy superstars have become a firm fixture of modern European football, so have threats by elite teams to curtail their domestic commitments and join foreign counterparts to form super leagues.

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European Premier League: FIFA president Gianni Infantino distances himself from proposals

"As FIFA president, I'm interested in the Club World Cup, not the Super League," said Infantino. "For me, it's not about Bayern Munich against Liverpool, but Bayern against Boca Juniors"

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5 pictures that sum up Rangers glory night as 21 year European record continues

Rangers continued their sparkling early season form by winning their first Europa League away match under Steven Gerrard on Thursday night. It continued a run that has lasted sinc

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World Cup 2022: England among top 10 European seeds for qualifying draw

England should be among the top 10 seeds when the draw is made for European qualifying for the Fifa World Cup 2022 in Qatar on 7 December.

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James Maddison happy to rediscover the ‘magic of football’ after overcoming injury for Leicester City

The attacking midfielder is working back to full fitness after a disrupted calendar year with the Foxes James Maddison admits he has missed the magic of playing after he marked his European debut with a goal in Leicester City 's 3-0 win over Zorya Luhansk.

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European football’s back – but not as some of us once knew it

European football is back next week. I’ve loved it since I was boy and first saw that Ajax shirt. It looked so exotic. It looked like how they played, from another planet. I’d grown up on stories of

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Football: Unique El Clasico headlines weekend of high-stakes clashes across Europe’s top leagues

Two of the biggest rivalries in world football will dominate the weekend’s action in Europe, with the first El Clasico of the season being followed by the Ruhr derby between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke on Saturday.

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European football raises the beat for World Heart Day 2020

UEFA and its member associations help increase awareness of heart disease by highlighting what can be done to prevent it.

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Champions League returns as chaotic domestic football offers extra European spice

As the Champions League returns, the big question is whether the chaos infecting the continent’s domestic football will also be reflected in Europe. The Premier League is not the only top flight to have been knocked out of kilter by the coronavirus pandemic and,

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LaLiga Becomes First European Football League To Enter The Twitch World

LaLiga announced its association with Amazon-owned video streaming platform Twitch, becoming the first major European league to the do the same.

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Man Utd chief Ed Woodward identifies director of football he wants to appoint

Woodward has been heavily criticised over recent years for his failure to land the club's top transfer targets. In January the Red Devils missed out on Erling Braut Harland as the youngster moved to Borussia Dortmund from Red Bull Salzburg.

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Manchester United, Liverpool and JP Morgan plan European football breakaway league

For the second time in two weeks Manchester United and Liverpool are revealed to be plotting a new future for football.

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Reguilon, Mane and Ings among this week's free Fantasy Football contest tips

As we get used to a hectic weekly schedule of domestic and European football between now and the end of the year, this weekend sees the return of Premier League action and with it the return of the 'Beat Kammy Freeroll' over at Footstock.

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Luis Figo: European Premier League idea will destroy football as we know it

Former world player of the year Luis Figo is the latest prominent football figure to slam the proposed formation of a new European Premier League.

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David Moyes: Manchester City, Manuel Lanzini, Said Benrahma, Mark Noble and European ambitions

During his eleven successful seasons as Everton manager, David Moyes consistently had the Blues challenging for European qualification. The Scot led Everton into Europe on four occasions, with impressive performances against the Premier League's top sides helping the Toffees finish in the top seven on no fewer than eight occasions.

Why a newly proposed competition would ruin European football

Approximately one week after the proposed Project Big Picture was unanimously rejected by Premier League clubs, fresh rumours have emerged of a FIFA-backed European Premier League, which was originally suggested back in 2018.

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‘A football legend’: Reported Leeds target thrilled to be compared with Croatia star

Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United reportedly want to bring Lovro Majer to the Premier League; will the midfielder swap Dinamo Zagreb for Elland Road?

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Aussies and Kiwis pull out of European trips in November match window

Australia have joined New Zealand in pulling out of planned national team events in Europe due to the Europe-wide spike in coronavirus cases and increasing international travel restrictions. Both countries had been planning to use the last international window of the year to gather players both domestic and European based players for training camps and matches.

James Maddison admits he has missed ‘magic’ of playing after European debut goal

James Maddison admits he has missed the magic of playing after he marked his European debut with a goal in Leicester’s 3-0 win over Zorya Luhansk. Midfielder Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Kelechi Iheanacho netted as the Foxes eventually made light work of their Europa League Group G rivals.

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Date set for European 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying draw

The draw for European qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup is to be made on December 7. The ceremony is to be a virtual one, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, but the draw will take place in Zurich.

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Carmichael's Column | Ozil's Arsenal omission shows football is all blues and no soul

Has football gone stale? With no fans in stadiums, daily reports of a new European Premier League, and a diminishing number of traditional playmakers, it certainly feels that way. Growing up in the 1990s with a tennis fanatic mother,

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QUIZ: Can you name every top European football club that begins with 'R'

This quiz is simple. We want you to name every top European club - from the top divisions of England, Italy, Spain, Germany and France - beginning with 'R'.

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Premier League, El Clásico and more: weekend football countdown – as it happened

All the press conferences and plenty more as football prepares for the latest round of action

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FIFA to highlight steps to protect the integrity of football at Betting on Sports Europe – Digital

FIFA Head of Integrity Ennio Bovolenta will deliver the keynote for the Sports Integrity track at this month’s Betting on Sports Europe - Digital conference and exhibition.

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Bastien Hery: I almost quit football but now I can realise my European dream with Linfield and even begin an international career with Madagascar

Linfield star Bastien Hery has revealed he considered walking away from football after a difficult spell in England.

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Premier League, El Clásico and more: weekend football countdown – live!

Get the latest news, injury updates and more as we look forward to another busy weekend of football

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Football betting tips: Cavani to NET on debut, Arsenal vs Leicester plus Bale on target – Premier League predictions

ANOTHER week, another packed Premier League schedule to get our teeth into. We’ve got betting tips for you from three top-flight matches, starting at Old Trafford where Manchester United

West Ham boss David Moyes backs Celtic and Rangers for Premier League amid European League talks

David Moyes has gone to bat over Celtic and Rangers entering the English Premier League. The West Ham boss argued that the Hoops and Light Blues would be well suited to the top tier of English football and would both bring a lot of support and eyes to the product down south.

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Elite clubs should not be adopting win-at-all-costs attitude - Stuart Rayner on football

I’m not the right person to have an opinion,” said Marcelo Bielsa last week when asked about English football’s bigger picture.

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Pep Guardiola further defends Sergio Aguero over Sian Massey-Ellis incident

The Manchester City striker put his arm on the shoulder of assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis. City's 1-0 win against Arsenal last Saturday saw Aguero dispute a throw-in decision before touching Massey-Ellis as she turned to walk away,

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Man United vs. Chelsea a reunion for former PSG stars Edinson Cavani, Thiago Silva

PSG's most successful era owed a lot to Thiago Silva and Edinson Cavani, both of whom didn't get the end they wanted before moving to England.