Breaking down Bale's injury-plagued Real Madrid career season by season

With Gareth Bale back on the bench due to injury, the FC crew discuss his future with Real Madrid. News of yet another muscle injury for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale was mostly accepted with sad resignation -- with few around the Bernabeu surprised by his latest setback. Having not played since limping off at

By | 2017-11-13T19:28:11+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Categories: Reading, RSS|0 Comments

Transfer Talk: Tottenham are keen on Watford's Richarlison

Richarlison has already tallied four Premier League goals for Watford. Watford have made a fine start to the season with Brazilian attacker Richarlison at the heart of it, and the Mirror reports that he is already attracting attention from Tottenham. For more on Richarlison and Spurs, as well as other rumours, check out Transfer Talk

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Arsenal preparing £60 million offer for Lyon's Nabil Fekir

Nabil Fekir could follow former Lyon teammate Alexandre Lacazette all the way to the Emirates. Nabil Fekir could follow former Lyon teammate Alexandre Lacazette all the way to the Emirates. With the January window on the horizon, there's plenty brewing in the transfer market. All the latest deals and potential deals can be found here.

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Andres Guardado 9/10 as Mexico wrap up 1-0 friendly win in Poland

Andres Guardado, left, anchored Mexico's midfield as they wrapped up a friendly win in Poland. In a friendly that appeared more like a training session, Mexico coasted to a straightforward 1-0 win over Poland on Monday. Following an early goal from Raul Jimenez in the 13th minute, El Tri had no problems against a surprisingly

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Ventura's missteps, shallow player pool responsible for Italy's World Cup woe

Sweden held off Italy to advance to the 2018 World Cup, while the Italians failed to qualify for the first time since 1958. Sweden held off Italy to advance to the 2018 World Cup, while the Italians failed to qualify for the first time since 1958. Watch the reaction of Italy's players after the four-time

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U.S. women close out 2017 schedule with 3-1 win over Canada

Julie Ertz, Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd all found the back of the net as the U.S. captured a victory against Canada. In a year of experimenting with the player pool, the U.S. women might not have answered all the questions as they continue to prepare for next year's World Cup qualifying. But Sunday, they

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Raul Jimenez scores as Mexico beats Poland 1-0 to finish on a high

Raul Jimenez celebrates after scoring the lone goal in the 13th minute. Mexico defeated Poland 1-0 on Monday in El Tri's final game of 2017. Here are three takes from the friendly:1. Mexico ends 2017 on a high This 1-0 win was significant, even in a friendly. It was another rare away game for Mexico,

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Manchester United can take time on Jose Mourinho contract decision

Jose Mourinho could depart this summer for Ligue 1. Jose Mourinho's contract at Old Trafford expires in June 2019 and, as he's approaching the mid-point, it's inevitable that both parties want to talk about an extension. ESPN FC has reported there has been no significant progress since preliminary talks back in September, so (surprise, surprise)

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Italy have only themselves to blame vs. Sweden; Neymar's tears for real

Gab Marcotti examines Italy's pivotal second-leg playoff match against Sweden, breaking down what Ventura needs to change. The last -- and only -- time Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup was back in 1958. Italy went into their final match against Northern Ireland needing a draw. They lost, 2-1. And, note, UEFA had

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Italy stunned as Sweden beat Azzurri on aggregate to reach World Cup

Watch the reaction of Italy's players after the four-time world champions missed qualifying for a 15th-straight World Cup. Sweden held off Italy to advance to the 2018 World Cup, while the Italians failed to qualify for the first time since 1958. MILAN, Italy -- Three quick thoughts from Italy's 0-0 draw with Sweden in the

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