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12 hrs ago | USA Today

Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India

Nicolas Anelka's plans to join Mumbai City in the new Indian Super League could be delayed by the five-match ban imposed in England for a racially aggravated goal celebration that led to his departure from West Bromwich Albion in March. The 35-year-old former France striker posted on Twitter on Monday that he was excited to be joining the Mumbai club and the new league, adding: "talented international players & top Indian talent will make matches thrilling affairs."

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12 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India

In this Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, file photo, West Bromwich Albion's Nicolas Anelka, right, gestures as he celebrates his goal against West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at Upton Park, London. Anelka, was without a club since West Bromwich said it fired him in March 2014 following a five-match suspension for the racially aggravated goal celebration.

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14 hrs ago | Ananova

French Black Power Leader Arrested In Paris

A convicted anti-Semite with links to the controversial French comedian Dieudonne has been arrested after arriving in Paris to promote a book. Radical black power activist Kemi Seba was held on Saturday after a public appearance at the Main d'Or theatre in the French capital, where Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala regularly performs, AFP reported.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

Games besides cricket have gotten a boost due to Bollywood

From the Indian Premier League to the Indian Super League, Bollywood actors have gone all out to promote sports other than cricket. We decode what this means for sportsmen from these disciplines With news floating in that former France and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka could be a part of Ranbir Kapoor's football team, Mumbai City FC, the Indian Super League has got more exciting.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Goal.com

Guardiola: Ribery can play if he can train without pain

The Frenchman is primed to make a comeback in the Stuttgart clash but new signing Mehdi Benatia is likely to be left out Franck Ribery has convinced Pep Guardiola that he is ready to make his first appearance of the season when Bayern Munich face Stuttgart . The former France winger has not played since Bayern's DFB-Pokal triumph in May due to a knee injury.

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Arsenal FC

Debuchy - Bac is a hard act to follow

Mathieu Debuchy admits that Bacary Sagna is a hard act to follow - but he intends to give it his best shot. The Arsenal right back pipped his compatriot to a place in France's starting line-up at this year's World Cup, and this weekend they will be on opposite sides when Sagna's new club, Manchester City, visit Emirates Stadium in the Premier League.

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Daily Mail

Florent Malouda signs for French side Metz after rejecting move to Birmingham

The 34-year-old has been without a club since leaving Turkish side Tranbszonspor at the end of last season, and returns to his native France for the first time since he left Lyon for Stamford Bridge in 2007. Malouda had been linked with a move to a host of Championship clubs, including Birmingham, but dismissed any possible move out of hand via his official Twitter account.

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Goal.com

Debate: Should Chicharito displace Benzema as Madrid's main striker?

The France forward remains first choice for now, but the Mexican claims he has joined to be a starter at the Bernabeu following his summer move. Can he really do it? By Ben Hayward & Paulina Grajeda Only one will start.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Rediff.com

Mumbai City FC set to sign former France striker Anelka for ISL

Nicolas Anelka could be a part of the Indian Super League football tournament as Mumbai City FC's negotiations with the former France and Chelsea striker are at an "advanced" stage, it was reported on Thursday. The 35-year-old Anelka has already been sent a contract and he is expected to make a decision soon.

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Chronicle Live

Newcastle United take a closer look at Nice midfielder Nampalys Mendy

Newcastle United in the hunt for Cheick Tiote replacements - even though the midfielder is set for a long-overdue return at Southampton Newcastle United are interested in Nice's France under-21 captain Nampalys Mendy as a possible replacement for Cheick Tiote , if the midfielder continues to attract interest between now and the end of the season. United had scouts at France's under-21 clash with Iceland during the week and although Mendy did not come off the bench for the 1-1 draw, his presence in the squad was one of the reasons for Newcastle's presence in Auxerre.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Umupira

Ribery in clear on France decision

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Franck Ribery's decision to retire from international football is within Fifa rules. Ribery had discussed his plans with France coach Didier Deschamps and "everything is cleared up," Rummenigge was quoted as saying by Germany's Bild newspaper Monday.

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Business News

Former Chelsea star comments on Birmingham City speculation

Former Chelsea star Florent Malouda has dismissed speculation linking him with a move to Championship outfit Birmingham City in no uncertain terms. The 34-year-old former France international winger took to social networking site Twitter on Tuesday to make fun of the reports circulating in the media in recent days.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Daily Mail

Bacary Sagna shares Arsenal 'frustration' towards Arsene Wenger's transfer strategy

Bacary Sagna shares 'frustration' of Arsenal fans towards Arsene Wenger's transfer strategy but moved to Manchester City because right-back felt he needed a 'boost' Bacary Sagna has revealed that he left Arsenal in order to 'challenge' himself at Manchester City - and says he shares the 'frustration' Gunners fans feel towards the club's transfer ... (more)

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Greenwich Citizen

Some things to know as France takes on Spain

Atletico's Antoine Griezmann, right, gestures during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and Eibar at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014.

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Mid-Day Mumbai

look Spain set for test against revived France

Paris: After their abject failure at the World Cup, Spain have a new look as they begin preparations for the defence of the European Championship with a friendly against France on Thursday.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Sagna expects backlash from humiliated Spain

France defender Bacary Sagna expects a backlash from a humiliated Spain side when they meet in a friendly match on Thursday.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Real Madrid take Javier Hernandez on loan from Manchester United

Real Madrid have moved to broaden their options in attack by agreeing to sign Mexico striker Javier Hernandez on loan from Manchester United for the 2014-15 season.

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Suria

No experimentation for France against...

France coach Didier Deschamps admits there is unlikely to be much experimentation with his team in Thursday's friendly against Spain at the Stade de France.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Ananova

Remy deal shocks Redknapp

Queens Park Rangers manger Harry Redknapp admits he was hoping to retain the services of striker Loic Remy, who is now on the verge of joining Premier League rivals Chelsea.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Goal.com

The one who got away from Manchester City - meet Arsenal target Adrien Rabiot

The case of the France Under-21s international midfielder, who is set to force his way out of Paris Saint-Germain, is a cause of great frustration at the Parc des Princes PROFILE By Robin Bairner There can be little doubt that Adrien Rabiot is one of the most talented French teenagers around yet the 19-year-old is primed to force his way out of ... (more)

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