<![CDATA[FIFA.com - News]]>http://www.fifa.com/index.htmlenCopyright ©1994 - 2014 FIFA. All rights reservedSun, 30 Aug 2015 15:23:00 GMTSun, 30 Aug 2015 17:00:50 GMTFIFA.comFIFA.comhttp://www.fifa.com/imgml/rssheader.gif http://www.fifa.com/index.html13928FIFA.com RSS<![CDATA[Man City announce De Bruyne signing]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/267/402/1/index.htmlEnglish Premier League leaders Manchester City on Sunday announced the signing of Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne from German side Wolfsburg on a six-year contract. City did not disclose how much they had paid for the 24-year-old former Chelsea player.

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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Dante heads to Wolfsburg, Bayern bag Coman]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/267/396/2/index.htmlSun, 30 Aug 2015 12:02:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016<![CDATA[Benitez full of praise after first win]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/267/396/9/index.htmlSun, 30 Aug 2015 09:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Happy Birthday to you!]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2015/m=8/news=happy-birthday-to-you-2673941.htmlSun, 30 Aug 2015 09:14:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Birthdays Kind=News<![CDATA[Long road to glory begins with a small step]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=long-road-to-glory-begins-with-a-small-step-2673733.htmlFIFA.com previews the first round of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifying in Oceania, which begins with a four-team competition taking place in Tonga with just one ticket to Round 2 on offer for the four hopefuls.]]>Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:07:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Oceania Zone<![CDATA[Rogic: Celtic needed that win]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=scotland-premier-league-2000000001/news/newsid/267/395/5/index.htmlSun, 30 Aug 2015 00:36:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ladbrokes Premiership 2015/2016<![CDATA[Mourinho: Signings aren't the answer]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/267/394/9/index.htmlSat, 29 Aug 2015 23:30:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Real hit five, Vermaelan strikes for Barça]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/267/394/5/index.htmlReal Madrid got their first win of the season beating Real Betis 5-0, thanks largely to braces from Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez, while Thomas Vermaelen fired Barcelona to a 1-0 win over Malaga.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:20:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Abdennour swaps Monaco for Valencia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/267/394/4/index.htmlSat, 29 Aug 2015 23:20:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Milan edge Empoli, Sassuolo sink Bolgona]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/267/391/4/index.htmlAC Milan recruits Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano hit their maiden Italian Serie A goals as the Rossoneriregistered their opening win of the season in a 2-1 victory over Empoli on Saturday, while Sassuolo went provisionally top of the table with a 1-0 win at Bologna.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:06:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Reims down Lorient, Rennes roll on]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/267/390/2/index.htmlReims and Rennes moved alongside idle Paris Saint-Germain on nine points at the top of France's Ligue 1 on Saturday.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:25:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Giovinco, Pirlo in as Conte names Italy squad]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/267/391/3/index.htmlToronto striker Sebastian Giovinco was rewarded for his positive start to life in the Major League Soccer with a call-up to Italy's squad for upcoming UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers at home to Malta and Bulgaria.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Bayern beat Leverkusen, Cologne come back to beat Hamburg]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/267/387/4/index.htmlGermany star Thomas Muller scored twice as Bayern Munich went back to the top of the German Bundesliga table on Saturday with a 3-0 home win over Bayer Leverkusen, while Cologne's impressive start continued when they went third with a 2-1 comeback win at home to Hamburg.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:19:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016
<![CDATA[West Brom sign Evans from United]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/267/391/0/index.htmlWest Bromwich Albion have signed Northern Ireland defender Jonny Evans from Manchester United, the English Premier League club announced on Saturday.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:55:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Samara sink Zenit, Anzhi take down Spartak]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=russia-russian-football-premier-league-2000000024/news/newsid/267/390/5/index.htmlReigning champions Zenit St. Petersburg hopes of retaining their title suffered another setback following a 3-1 defeat at the hands of promoted Samara on Saturday and Spartak Moscow failed to capitalize on Zenit's flop as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of another promoted side Anzhi Makhachkala.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:43:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=SOGAZ Russian Football Championship 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Palace stun Chelsea as slick City set club record]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/267/385/3/index.htmlChelsea manager Jose Mourinho suffered only his second English Premier League defeat at Stamford Bridge as Crystal Palace clinched a shock 2-1 win over the spluttering champions on Saturday, while Manchester City earned a 2-0 win against Watford.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:37:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Korea Republic qualify, Japan crowned champions]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=korea-republic-punch-ticket-to-papua-new-guinea-japan-crowned-champion-2673727.htmlAfter Japan and Korea DPR secured their spots at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016, Korea Republic joined the duo as the third and final Asian side to reach next year's competition after beating China PR 4-0 in the match for third place at the AFC U-19 Women's Championship.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:21:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News
<![CDATA[Celtic sign Manchester United's Blackett on loan]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=scotland-premier-league-2000000001/news/newsid/267/382/2/index.htmlCeltic have signed Manchester United's Tyler Blackett on a season long loan, the Scottish champions announced Saturday.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:23:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ladbrokes Premiership 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Dortmund pick up Park from Mainz]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/267/376/5/index.htmlSat, 29 Aug 2015 12:58:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016<![CDATA[Barça youngster Suarez joins Villarreal]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/267/374/3/index.htmlSat, 29 Aug 2015 12:26:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Garcia: Juve clash will be a cracker]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/267/373/5/index.htmlSat, 29 Aug 2015 12:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016<![CDATA[Colombia inspection visit a success]]>http://www.fifa.com/futsalworldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=colombia-inspection-visit-a-success-2673721.htmlA FIFA delegation has this week conducted a four-day inspection visit of Ibague, Bucaramanga, Medellin and Cali, the four cities that are expected to host the FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016.

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 09:24:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA Futsal World Cup Colombia 2016
<![CDATA[The Week in Quotes]]>http://www.fifa.com/news/y=2015/m=8/news=the-week-in-quotes-2673648.htmlSat, 29 Aug 2015 08:19:00 GMT Area=News Centre Section=Week in Quotes Kind=News<![CDATA[Guingamp send Marseille crashing back to earth]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/267/371/7/index.htmlSloan Privat and Nicolas Benezet gave Guingamp their first goals of the season in a 2-0 win which send Marseille crashing back to earth in Ligue 1's only game on Friday.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 21:07:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Wolfsburg cruise past Schalke]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/267/371/3/index.htmlWolfsburg enjoyed a 3-0 win over Schalke on Friday to top the German Bundesliga, despite Kevin De Bruyne being left out of the hosts' squad. 

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:36:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Live Your Goals TV spot stars visit the Home of FIFA]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=live-your-goals-tv-spot-stars-visit-the-home-of-fifa-2673642.htmlThe five young footballers who starred in FIFA’s Live Your Goals TV spot came to the Home of FIFA in Zurich for a day of football training with international players, and to explore international football's headquarters and find out more about FIFA’s work.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:00:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Live your goals Kind=News
<![CDATA[Pepe, Veloso, Guerreiro get Portugal call for EURO qualifier]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/267/365/6/index.htmlPepe, Miguel Veloso and Raphael Guerreiro have returned to the Portugal squad for a friendly against France and a UEFA EURO 2016 qualifier against Albania next month, coach Fernando Santos announced on Friday.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:19:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Bayern loan Hojbjerg to Schalke for the season]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/267/365/0/index.htmlGerman champions Bayern Munich announced Friday they have sent Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg for another loan spell with the 20-year-old joining Schalke 04 for the 2015/16 season.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:03:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Germany call up Liverpool's Can for key qualifers]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/267/365/2/index.htmlLiverpool's uncapped midfielder Emre Can has been called up to the Germany squad for the world champions' forthcoming key UEFA EURO 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:49:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News Tournament=UEFA EURO 2016 Prel. Comp.
<![CDATA[Baldivieso appointed coach of Bolivia]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/267/364/7/index.htmlJulio Cesar Baldivieso was named the new coach of Bolivia as he takes over from Mauricio Soria, the national federation confirmed on Friday.

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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:30:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=National Teams Kind=News
<![CDATA[Women's round-up: August 2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=women-s-round-up-august-2015-2673605.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 12:59:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Syrian history-maker counsels U-17 hopefuls]]>http://www.fifa.com/u17worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=syrian-history-maker-counsels-u-17-hopefuls-2673599.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 11:48:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA U-17 World Cup Chile 2015<![CDATA[Son: I'm bold and daring]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/267/361/1/index.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 10:52:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Free-scoring Lam aims high with Hong Kong]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=free-scoring-lam-aims-high-with-hong-kong-2673475.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 07:43:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM)<![CDATA[Socceroos lose star trio for qualifiers]]>http://www.fifa.com/worldcup/news/y=2015/m=8/news=socceroos-lose-star-trio-for-qualifiers-2673570.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 04:34:00 GMT Area=Tournament Section=Competition Kind=News Tournament=FIFA WC 2018 Prel. Comp. Asian Zone<![CDATA[Benitez seeks first Madrid win on Bernabeu bow]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/267/356/9/index.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 00:24:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Pace-setters City seek to maintain momentum]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=england-premier-league-2000000000/news/newsid/267/356/8/index.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 00:09:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Barclays Premier League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Reus powers Dortmund, Saints crash in Europa League]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/267/356/2/index.htmlMarcos Reus scored a hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund cruised into the UEFA Europa League group stage with Athletic Bilbao and Ajax also advancing alongside Azerbaijani clubs Qarabag and Gabala, but England's Southampton crashed at the first hurdle.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:49:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Messi, Sasic voted UEFA's best players of 2014/2015]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/news/newsid/267/354/4/index.htmlLionel Messi was voted UEFA's best player in Europe for 2014/2015 with Germany's Celia Sasic winning the women's award.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:33:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News
<![CDATA[Pique four-game ban upheld]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/267/353/5/index.htmlBarcelona defender Gerard Pique will miss his side's trip to Atletico Madrid next month after his appeal against a four-game ban was dismissed.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:14:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Champions League draw smiles on Barça, Man Utd]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/267/352/1/index.htmlThe draw for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stages was made in Monaco today, with the winner of the competition ultimately going on to compete at the FIFA Club World Cup in 2016.

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:08:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Kurzawa pens five-year PSG deal]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=france-ligue-1-2000000018/news/newsid/267/352/9/index.htmlParis Saint-Germain confirmed that defender Layvin Kurzawa has signed a five-year contract with the French Ligue 1 champions. 

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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:11:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Ligue 1 2015/2016
<![CDATA[Sevilla take Llorente on a free from Juve]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=spain-liga-2000000037/news/newsid/267/348/5/index.htmlThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:48:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Liga BBVA 2015/2016<![CDATA[Werder make their entrance as stars return]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=werder-make-their-entrance-as-stars-return-2673442.htmlThu, 27 Aug 2015 12:16:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Balotelli: I've played and lived like a kid]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=italy-serie-a-2000000026/news/newsid/267/345/2/index.htmlThu, 27 Aug 2015 10:27:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Serie A TIM 2015/2016<![CDATA[Thiago prolongs Bayern stay]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/nationalleagues/nationalleague=germany-bundesliga-2000000019/news/newsid/267/344/8/index.htmlThu, 27 Aug 2015 10:21:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=Bundesliga 2015/2016<![CDATA[Albania on the up with De Biasi]]>http://www.fifa.com/fifa-world-ranking/news/y=2015/m=8/news=albania-on-the-up-with-de-biasi-2673315.htmlShqiponjat's astonishing rise to an all-time high of 22nd in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.]]>Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:19:00 GMT Area=World Ranking Section=Men Ranking Kind=News<![CDATA[Hammer time for India's English export]]>http://www.fifa.com/development/news/y=2015/m=8/news=hammer-time-for-india-s-english-export-2673298.htmlFIFA.com about her historic move to West Ham United Ladies and the development of women's football in the world's second-most populous nation.]]>Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:35:00 GMT Area=Football Development Section=Women Kind=News<![CDATA[Van Gaal hails Rooney influence as United find form]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/267/339/0/index.htmlThu, 27 Aug 2015 00:05:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[United ease past Brugge, CSKA stage comeback]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/267/336/6/index.htmlWed, 26 Aug 2015 22:41:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016<![CDATA[Rooney: Criticism didn't bother me]]>http://www.fifa.com/world-match-centre/uefachampionsleague/news/newsid/267/338/2/index.htmlWayne Rooney said that recent criticism for his lack of goals did not affect him as he went on score a hat-trick in Manchester United's 4-0 win at Club Brugge that secured their UEFA Champions League return.

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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:06:00 GMT Area=World Match Centre Section=Club Football Kind=News Tournament=UEFA Champions League 2015/2016