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11hRobbie Dunne

Real Madrid heading in a new direction

Forget about the Galacticos. In hiring Julen Lopetegui and extending Raul de Tomas' contract, it's clear that Real Madrid want to build a new core.

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19hDermot Corrigan

Isco 8/10 as Spain struggle past Iran

Isco was Spain's brightest player against Iran even as Fernando Hierro's side struggled their way to a 1-0 win.

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1dDale Johnson

European qualification, honours 2017-18

A comprehensive list of all the champions, European qualifiers and relegated teams across the major leagues.

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2dSam Marsden

Barca to probe Pique role in Griezmann decision

Barcelona will speak to Gerard Pique and Samuel Umtiti over their involvement in Antoine Griezmann's decision to turn them down for Atletico Madrid.

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2dDermot Corrigan

Vinicius Jr. Neymar would help me at Madrid

Incoming Real Madrid teenager Vinicius Jr. said that he and Rodrygo would benefit from having Neymar, their fellow Brazilian, at the club.

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2dDermot Corrigan

Ronaldo €18.8m tax fine is too low - union

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has reached a deal with Spain's tax authorities to pay an €18.8 million fine, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.

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6dDermot Corrigan

Puyol: Respect Spain's decision to sack Lopetegui

Former Spain defender Carles Puyol told ESPN FC he backs Luis Rubiales' decision to fire coach Julen Lopetegui two days before the World Cup began.

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6dJonathan Johnson

FFP 'is dead' after no PSG sanctions - Tebas

La Liga president Javier Tebas said UEFA's FFP programme "has no value" after the investigation into PSG closed without major sanctions.

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6dDermot Corrigan

Neymar the heir to Ronaldo at Madrid - Valdano

Former Real Madrid player and coach Jorge Valdano said Neymar is the heir to Cristiano Ronaldo and understands why the club have long pursued him.