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Colombian police will not arrest former Real Madrid midfielder for drug charges

• Freddy Rincón wanted in Panama by Interpol• ‘We can’t extradite to Panama and there are no warrants for him here’ Colombian police will not arrest former Real Madrid and Corinthians midfielder Freddy Rincón because the South American nation has no extradition treaty with Panama where he is wanted on drug-related charges. “The Interpol circular […]
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Barcelona and Real Madrid dealt a blow in new Spanish TV rights deal

• New legislation to bring Spain in line with Britain and Italy• Sky and BT retain Premier League TV rights for record £5.14bn• Barcelona await Manchester United and Chelsea in summer A new Spanish law governing the sale of television rights to broadcast football matches and the distribution of the income, was approved by the […]
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Former Real Madrid midfielder Freddy Rincón wanted for Interpol questioning

• Rincón accused of money-laundering and criminal conspiracy relating to drugs• Interpol want to question Rincón, 48, over alleged criminal activity in Panama• Former midfielder had stints at Madrid and Corinthians The former Colombia, Real Madrid and Corinthians midfielder Freddy Rincón is wanted for questioning in relation to drug crimes in Panama, Interpol said on […]
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Real Madrid 3-0 Almería | La Liga match report

James Rodríguez scored a stunning goal to lead Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Almería on Wednesday that kept his side two points behind leader Barcelona in the final stretch of the Spanish league title race. Rodríguez volleyed home a long-range strike seconds before half-time at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. … Source: The Guardian – […]
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Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid ‘both facing transfer embargo’, say reports

• Spanish media report Madrid rivals are both facing a Fifa transfer ban• Fifa investigating alleged breaches over transfer of foreign under-18 players• Atletico: ‘We have no information … we are sure that we acted correctly’• January: Real may face Barcelona-like transfer ban over under-age deals Atlético Madrid are unaware of a possible transfer embargo […]
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Barcelona 6-0 Getafe | La Liga match report

Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez both scored twice as Barcelona thrashed Getafe 6-0 to stay on course to reclaim the Spanish league title. Barcelona’s ninth win in 10 games lifted them five points clear of Real Madrid before the second-place side host Almería on Wednesday. … Source: The Guardian – La Liga     
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Martin Odegaard could make debut for Real Madrid against Almería

• 16-year-old Norwegian set for big break• Bale and Benzema fit to face Juventus The 16-year-old Martin Odegaard could make his debut for Real Madrid when the European champions host Almería on Wednesday after being included in the match-day squad for the first time. “Tomorrow in the squad there will be three youth-team players,” the […]
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Six young Championship players who could attract Premier League suitors

Best XIs from the Premier League, Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga, plus analysis of the brightest young talents playing in the Championship this season By Martin Laurence for WhoScored?, part of the Guardian Sport Network Another hugely entertaining Championship campaign comes to a close this weekend, with Watford and Bournemouth having all but […]
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Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to face Juventus – Ancelotti

• Bale to return to training on Thursday following calf injury• Benzema expected back on Sunday prior to Tuesday’s clash in Turin• Hernández ‘non-negotiable’ on current form, says Ancelotti The defending champions Real Madrid are likely to have Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema back for next week’s Champions League semi-final first leg at Juventus, Carlo […]
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