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Chinese Super League bids for Diego Costa, Edinson Cavani collapse with clampdown

Chinese Super League bids for Diego Costa, Edinson Cavani collapse with clampdown

Chinese Super League teams will be able to field no more than three foreigners in a match when the new 2017 season begins in March.

U-17 World Cup should be catalyst for change in Indian football, says PM Narendra Modi U-17 World Cup should be catalyst for change in Indian football, says PM Narendra Modi

Tournament Director for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, Javier Ceppi, was delighted with the show of support from the highest office of the country.

I-League: Bengaluru FC look to revive rivalry with Mumbai FC I-League: Bengaluru FC look to revive rivalry with Mumbai FC

Four of the six games played between the sides have ended in draws, while each side have won a game each.

Two-time FIFA world player of the year Ronaldinho planning return to football, says agent Two-time FIFA world player of the year Ronaldinho planning return to football, says agent

Ronaldinho has been without a team since leaving Brazil`s Fluminense in September.

Louis van Gaal: Former Manchester United manager all set to retire for 'family reasons' Louis van Gaal: Former Manchester United manager all set to retire for 'family reasons'

In a coaching career spanning over two decades, Gaal also coached Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AZ.

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben signs contract extension until 2018 Bundesliga: Bayern Munich star Arjen Robben signs contract extension until 2018

Bayern`s French winger Franck Ribery and top scorer Robert Lewandowski also signed contract extensions this season.

Liverpool seek FIFA clearance over Joel Matip's eligibility to play; governing body asks club to decide Liverpool seek FIFA clearance over Joel Matip's eligibility to play; governing body asks club to decide

Liverpool withdrew Matip from their squad for Sunday`s Premier League match at Manchester United, saying they wanted to seek clarity from soccer`s governing body over his eligibility.

La Liga: After brilliant late show, Sevilla ends Real Madrid`s 40-game unbeaten run La Liga: After brilliant late show, Sevilla ends Real Madrid`s 40-game unbeaten run

Sevilla had been just seconds away from ending Real`s run just four days ago until Karim Benzema`s stoppage time equaliser allowed Real to advance 6-3 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey after a 3-3 draw on Thursday.

Premier League: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 84th-minute header rescues Manchester United in Liverpool draw Premier League: Zlatan Ibrahimovic's 84th-minute header rescues Manchester United in Liverpool draw

United twice threatened an equaliser before half-time, Ibrahimovic blasting a free-kick towards the bottom-left corner and Mkhitaryan taking aim from Ander Herrera`s pass, but Mignolet saved twice.

I-League: Super-sub Karan Sawhney's late strike does it for Mumbai FC I-League: Super-sub Karan Sawhney's late strike does it for Mumbai FC

Sawhney missed a penalty earlier in the second half before Santosh Kashyap's men made it two wins in as many games.

EPL: Pep Guardiola rocked as Everton crush Manchester City, Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescues United in Liverpool draw EPL: Pep Guardiola rocked as Everton crush Manchester City, Zlatan Ibrahimovic rescues United in Liverpool draw

The defeat was City`s fourth in their last eight league games and left them 10 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu clears speculations about Lionel Messi, says he's 'indispensable' to club Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu clears speculations about Lionel Messi, says he's 'indispensable' to club

Club's CEO Oscar Grau had also generated intrigue about Messi`s future by declaring Barca needed to use "common sense" when discussing a new contract.

La Liga: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi score as Barcelona thrash Las Palmas 5-0 La Liga: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi score as Barcelona thrash Las Palmas 5-0

Barca boss Luis Enrique surprisingly left out a number of star names with Neymar and Andres Iniesta on the bench.

EPL Preview: Manchester United look to exploit Liverpool wobble at Old Trafford EPL Preview: Manchester United look to exploit Liverpool wobble at Old Trafford

United have won their last nine games in all competitions -- their best run since an 11-match winning streak in early 2009 -- while Liverpool are still to win a game in 2017.

EPL: Diego Costa-less Chelsea outmuscle champions Leicester City 3-0 to cross 50-point mark EPL: Diego Costa-less Chelsea outmuscle champions Leicester City 3-0 to cross 50-point mark

Victory was Chelsea`s 14th in 15 Premier League games and was the perfect response to their 2-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur.

EPL: Harry Kane sends Tottenham second, Olivier Giroud fires as Arsenal thrash Swansea 4-0 EPL: Harry Kane sends Tottenham second, Olivier Giroud fires as Arsenal thrash Swansea 4-0

Chelsea face champions Leicester in the evening kick-off, with top scorer Diego Costa absent after reports of a bust-up with back-room staff over his fitness.