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AS Roma parts ways with Head Coach Luciano Spalletti

AS Roma on Tuesday announced that head coach Luciano Spalletti has decided not to renew the contract with the capital football giants who qualified for the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League by finishing second in the Serie A.

"AS Roma has parted company with coach Luciano Spalletti. The process to appoint a new coach is now underway," Roma said in a statement.


Chapecoense hit the top of Brazil's Serie A

Tragedy-hit Chapecoense have risen to the top of the standings in Brazil's Serie A football league with a 2-0 home victory over Avai FC.

Wellington Paulista and Reinaldo struck first-half goals on Monday for the team from southern Brazil, who were forced to rebuild their squad from scratch after 19 of their players were killed in a plane crash last November.


Barcelona keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to sign contract extension until 2022

Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen is set to extend his contract with FC Barcelona until 2022 on Tuesday, the Catalan football club announced on Monday.

The renewal of the German goalkeeper is the first contract extension by the Spanish club after the season ended on Saturday.


Arsene Wenger: "I should have sorted the contract out earlier"

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Bolstered by the FA Cup triumph, Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger has said he will go into Tuesday's board meeting full of confidence in securing a new contract with the capital football giants.

Arsenal beat 10-man Chelsea 2-1 last Saturday to clinch the title after bossing the game for large parts. It salvaged some pride for the beleaguered Wenger who has been on the brink of getting the boot after failing to secure a Champions League spot.


Fabregas fuming about FA Cup Final snub

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Former Arsenal skipper and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas revealed today that he was bitterly disappointed at having been left out of the starting eleven for the FA Cup final yesterday and while he respects Manager Antonio Conte's decision and shares a special relationship with the club's fans, he hasn't ruled out the possibility of leaving the club this summer.

The 30 year old playmaker was brought on an hour into the match and contributed more during his brief period on the pitch in terms of passes attempted and completed than Nemanja Matic had done during the preceding hour.


Courtois: "The first goal should never have been allowed"

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was disappointed by Alexis Sanchezs opening goal for Arsenal in the FA Cup final, which the recently crowned English Premier League (EPL) champions lost 1-2, and said it should have been disallowed.

Courtois said Sanchez's goal in the fourth minute of the FA Cup final at the Wembley Stadium here on Saturday evening. However, television replays raised doubts on the referee's decision to award the goal.


Colombian starlet Yerry Mina to keep Barcelona waiting for a year

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Barcelona target Yerry Mina will remain at Palmeiras until at least next year, the Brazilian club's football director said.

Barcelona have the first right of refusal to sign the Colombia international centre-back in July 2018 as part of a deal struck with Palmeiras in February.


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