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France international winger Vincent Clerc is aiming to return to the pitch before the end of 2013 after suffering a ruptured cruciate knee ligament in April. The 32-year-old was injured in a match against Clermont on April 20 and underwent reconstructive…

Construction work resumed on Monday at a Sao Paulo stadium that will host next year’s World Cup opener, five days after an accident left two dead. Two workers were killed on Wednesday when a crane collapsed at the stadium, raising fresh doubts about…

Rising West Bromwich Albion star Saido Berahino has signed a new contract that commits him to the Premier League club until 2017, the Midlands side announced Monday. The 20-year-old Berahino, who has made his name with six goals in 10 matches for Albion…

Bayern Munich’s Austrian defender David Alaba has agreed a deal to extend his contract with the European champions until 2018, the Bundesliga club announced on Monday. The 21-year-old international left-back joined Bayern at the age of 16 and is regarded…

Five goalkeepers were shortlisted on Monday for the FIFPro world team of the year for 2013, voted for by 50,000 members of the international players’ union. The five goalkeepers in the running for the award are Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus/Italy), Iker…

England full-back cum wing Ben Foden is set to miss the start of the Six Nations after suffering a knee injury while playing for Premiership side Northampton. The 28-year-old Foden suffered the setback in the Saints’ 18-0 win over Newcastle last month…

Barcelona slipped to a second consecutive defeat for the first time since April 2012 as they lost for the first time in the league this season 1-0 away to Athletic Bilbao on Sunday. Barcelona had suffered their first defeat under coach Gerardo Martino…