Laurent Koscielny set for international retirement after 2018 World Cup

Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny will retire from international football with France following the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The 32-year-old has made 49 appearances for Les Blues since debuting in 2011. “Yes, I think (to retire from France),” Koscielny told French outlet L’Equipe when asked on his retirement plans. “I have six months left to

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Leicester City appoint former Southampton boss Claude Puel as manager

Leicester City have officially named Claude Puel as their new first team manager following the dismissal of Craig Shakespeare last week. The 56-year-old is well versed with Premier League football after guiding The Saints to an 8th place finish in the 2016/17 season, as well as reaching the League Cup final.   “It is a

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FIFA release October World Rankings

FIFA have released their final World Rankings update ahead of the 2018 World Cup play-off draw in Zurich at 14:00 CET on Tuesday. These rankings hold more significance than usual, as they will determine the pots for the December 1st draw for the 2018 World Cup Finals. With Pot 1 confirmed, Spain (ranked 8th), England

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Top seeded sides for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

FIFA will use its updated October World Rankings to seed all four pots for the 2018 World Cup draw, with the places of nations in Pot 1 confirmed. This is a new format for World Cup seeding; usually, only the top eight nations are seeded with the rest of the pots grouped by Confederation. Noticeable

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How will seeding for UEFA’s World Cup Playoff Draw be determined?

Eight second-best ranked teams from the nine groups of UEFA World Cup Qualifying will be placed into a Playoff Draw next Tuesday. Though the final eight are not yet confirmed with matches still to be played across Monday and Tuesday evening, we can begin to put the pieces of the puzzle that is November’s World

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Anthony Martial left out of latest France squad

Anthony Martial’s blistering start to the season with Manchester United doesn’t appear to have left much of an impression on France boss Didier Deschamps. The 22-year-old was left out of France’s squad for World Cup qualification matches against Bulgaria and Belarus, which will be their last two competitive matches before next year’s tournament in Russia

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Ousmane Dembele out until the new year with hamstring injury

Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will miss up to four months of action after injuring his hamstring. The Frenchman was forced off after just 29 minutes of his full league debut for Barcelona, who went on to secure a 2-1 victory over Getafe thanks to Paulinho’s late effort. Barcelona released a statement on their official website,

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Antoine Griezmann will not be joining Manchester United

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann has renewed his contract with the La Liga club until 2022, ending speculation of a summer move to Manchester United. However, the contract extension, which includes a hefty pay rise that will see the French international take home £235,000 per week, included no additional increase to his £88 million release

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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba once again shocks with his new haircut [Video]

Paul Pogba is one of those footballers that doesn’t shy away from the camera and love the attention he gets from his fans. He regularly posts pictures and videos in Instagram, even when he gets a new haircut. This time it’s no different, as the Manchester United midfielder uploaded a video exactly after his new

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