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Mandzukic exits AC Milan after six months

Mandzukic exits AC Milan after six months

Milan (AFP) – Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic confirmed Monday he was leaving AC Milan at the end of his six-month contract. The 35-year-old former Juventus and Bayern Munich player joined the club last January as cover for Zlatan Ibrahimovic but made just 11 appearances because of muscular problems and scored no goals. “It was a…

Infantino wants overhaul of FIFA calendar

Infantino wants overhaul of FIFA calendar

Lausanne (AFP) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday called for an overhaul of the international football calendar beyond 2024, insisting on a requirement to start with a “blank sheet of paper”. “Let me be very clear: the starting point is not ‘the calendar is full and so nothing changes’,” he told the 71st FIFA…

Maradona’s medical team face manslaughter probe over star’s death: source

Maradona’s medical team face manslaughter probe over star’s death: source

Buenos Aires (AFP) – Seven people have been placed under formal investigation for manslaughter in Argentina over the death last year of footballing legend Diego Maradona, AFP has learned from a judicial source. The accused — who include Maradona’s neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov and psychologist Carlos Diaz — potentially face between eight and…

Icon: Marco van Basten’s best goals for Ajax

Icon: Marco van Basten’s best goals for Ajax

Marco van Basten was one of the world’s finest footballers at his glorious peak, the elegant goalscoring spearhead of Ajax, AC Milan and the Dutch national side. Van Basten was as complete a centre-forward as football can remember, capable of spectacular goals off either foot and a forward who put the glorious finishing touches to…

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