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Canadian Championship Final Preview: Toronto FC vs Montreal Impact

Toronto FC will host the Montreal Impact in the second leg of the Canadian Championship Final Tuesday, June 27 at BMO Field in Toronto. Despite a 1-1 draw in the opening leg, Toronto lead the two-game aggregate score series with an all-important away goal.

With Tuesdays match now sold out and standing room tickets having been released, the 10th Anniversary Canadian Championship Final is certain to be a memorable match as the two rivals vie for the national title.  Fans coast to coast will also be able to catch the action live on TSN 1, 3, 4, and 5 and RDS, the Canada Soccer’s official broadcaster.


Crystal Palace unveil Frank de Boer as new Manager

Former Inter Milan coach Frank de Boer on Monday was appointed as the coach of English Premier League (EPL) football club Crystal Palace for three years.

De Boer has previously managed Dutch club Ajax and won four consecutive Eredivisie titles with them. His move to Inter Milan didn't work out anywhere near as well, with the former Dutch international skipper sacked less than 3 months into the job.


Interest growing in Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte

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Agent Federico Pastorello, who was involved in the signing of coach Antonio Conte for English Premier League (EPL) club Chelsea, on Monday revealed that Serie A club Inter Milan was interested in the Italian coach.

Pastorello also revealed Conte's success made him wanted by the Italian club. Conte helped Chelsea to clinch the EPL title in his debut season.


Chelsea closing in on £61m defender

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Premier League Champions Chelsea are boosting their squad in preparation for a return to the Champions League next season, and the Blues appear to be closing in on a £61 million deal with Juventus for their superstar Brazilian wing-back Alex Sandro.

Italian media house Corriere della Sera are reporting that Juventus have accepted a €70 million bid from Chelsea for the 26 year old defender and with Sandro having already agreed personal terms with the Blues, a move to West London from Turin seems imminent for the rampaging defender.


Chile see off Australian challenge to book Confederations Cup semi-final berth

Copa America champions Chile have advanced to the Confederations Cup semi-finals with a 1-1 draw against a spirited Australia.

James Troisi put Australia in the lead, opening the scoring two minutes before the end of the first half on Sunday evening. Martin Rodriguez scored the equalizer for Chile in the 67th minute.


Confederations Cup: Germany top group with 3-1 win over Cameroon

World champions Germany have defeated 10-man Cameroon 3-1 to reach the Confederations Cup semi-finals. Germany secured the top spot in Group B after beating the Africa Cup of Nations champions at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on Sunday.

The two teams failed to score in the first half. Midfielder Kerem Demirbay opened the scoring for Germany three minutes into the second half.


Manchester United considering £200m splurge on England's best striker

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Following Zlatan Ibrahimovic's season ending injury and consequent departure from Old Trafford, the fact that Manchester United need a proven goalscorer is more than self evident. Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a return to the Red Devils a lot in the press recently, but it is common knowledge that Jose Mourinho doesn't share a good working relationship with his compatriot from their time together at Real Madrid, and the erstwhile 'Special One' is looking for a home grown solution to his goal scoring woes.

Enter Tottenham superstar Harry Kane, who according to the Independent has been valued at an amazing £200 million by Chairman Daniel Levy in an attempt to ward off interest from potential suitors.


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