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Pep Guardiola: "Today we are sad and as soon as possible we will stand up"

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Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola was gracious in defeat after watching his side go down 2-1 to Arsenal in the semi-final of the FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

The Spaniard shared after his club's defeat, "Congratulations to Arsenal. We will come back stronger next season. We are not in final. We tried to do it, to create more chances so I don't have regrets. We tried to do what we wanted to do.


Antonio Conte explains his masterful selection strategy

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Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte has revealed that benching winger Eden Hazard was part of the plan that ultimately worked during the 4-2 FA Cup semi-final win against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley.

Hazard and Diego Costa were surprisingly omitted from Chelsea's starting XI on Saturday to take on their bitter London rivals. But the attacking pair made second half appearances with Hazard scoring a stunning goal to give Chelsea a 3-2 lead.


Bundesliga Round-up: Bayern held by Mainz, Dortmund edge Gladbach

Bayern Munich dropped points for the second time in a row as they were held to a 2-2 draw by FSV Mainz 05 while Raphael Guerreiro's late winner helped Dortmund to edge Borussia Mönchengladbach 3-2 at the 30th round in Bundesliga.

Carlo Ancelotti's men bounced back twice to secure a two-all draw against spirited Mainz on Saturday, who extended Bayern's winless run to two consecutive games.


Costa Rica grab 95th minute winner against Canada

Canada will look ahead to Cuba and Suriname after dropping their opening match at the 2017 CONCACAF Men's Under-17 Championship. Reduced to 10 men, Canada lost 1:2 to Costa Rica on a 95th-minute heartbreaker in Panama in the Saturday afternoon match at Estadio Maracaná.

Canada conceded late in the first half, but then equalised shortly after the break on an Antonio Rocco Romeo header. Romeo was later ejected leaving Canada to 10 men in the 83rd minute. 


Lique 1: Cavani nets his 44th goal of the season to sent PSG top

Edinson Cavani's 31st league goal of the season earned defending champions Paris Saint-Germain a 2-0 home win against Montpellier, sending the club to the top of Ligue 1 table three points clear of AS Monaco, who have two games in hand.

It was also Cavani's 44th goal in all competitions this season. The Uruguayan striker put Blaise Matuidi's left-flank cross into the net in the 29th minute on Saturday. Three minutes into the second half, Cavani back-heeled released Angel Di Maria, who fired a powerful shot from outside the box for his fifth goal in his last five games.


Jorge Sampaoli to become Argentina's new national team coach

Jorge Sampaoli has agreed to leave Sevilla to coach Argentina's national football team. The position was made vacant by the sacking of Edgardo Bauza earlier this month amid a poor run of results.

According to the AS newspaper, Bauza will be officially announced as Argentina's coach when the European season ends in late May. Sampaoli, who guided Chile to victory at the 2015 Copa America, was appointed the Sevilla boss in June.


Fluminense thump Vasco da Gama to advance to Campeonato Carioca final

Fluminense earned a place in Brazil's Campeonato Carioca final by trouncing Vasco da Gama 3-0 at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

Richarlison opened the scoring with a header just after halftime on Saturday and Wellington Silva made it 2-0 five minutes later with a close-range shot that went between goalkeeper Martin Silva's legs.


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