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In this still taken from local TV footage, showing a child being restrained by security forces, holding his arms out-stretched as another man cuts off a belt of explosives, Sunday night Aug. 21, 2016, in Kirkuk, Iraq.
2016-08-24, Business Insider
Twitter As the self-declared Islamic State (ISIS) has lost stretches of territory in Iraq and Syria and tens of thousands of fighters, it is relying more on child...
Argentina's Lionel Messi warms up before the Copa America Centenario championship soccer match between Argentina and Chile, Sunday, June 26, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J.
2016-08-23, FourFourTwo
Newell's Old Boys are confident Lionel Messi will make a return to the club before the end of his career. Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi could return to boyhood club...
Public Technologies: (Source: FIFA - Fédération Internationale de Football Association) A Moonwalk master joining an exclusive club, a saddening swansong, a 'perfect' treble and a goal flood highlight FIFA.com's latest stats review, along with a spot-kick specialist and a laudable...
The National: Pep Guardiola makes the front cover of The NationalSport on Friday, August 26, 2016 after the draw for the group stage of the Uefa Champions League was announced in Monaco on Thursday. Guardiola will return to former club Barcelona with Manchester CityGroup...
DNA India: --> Nirmalya Dutta | Fri, 26 Aug 2016-08:49am , dna webdesk Big Ears is back and this time there are some mouth-watering clashes from the group stages as well. The 2016-17 UEFA Champions League threw up some mouth-watering clashes that will excite football...
China Daily: THE HAGUE - Ajax and FC Barcelona reached a deal on the transfer of goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen to Spain, both clubs announced on Thursday. Barcelona pays a guaranteed 13 million euros...
Goal: The Barca defender took aim at Real's run to last season's Champions League final earlier in the week but the Blancos star was light-hearted in his response ......
FourFourTwo: Chilean goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, 33, completed his move to Manchester City from Spanish champions Barcelona on Thursday. Manchester City recruit Claudio Bravo penned an open and heartfelt farewell letter to everyone...
Deccan Chronicle: Buenos Aires: Argentina great Diego Maradona has criticised Lionel Messi, suggesting that the Barcelona star’s retirement from international football, and subsequent change of heart, was “staged”. “I don’t know whether this was...
The Daily Mail: After a three-year absence from the Champions League, a few seconds more was never going to kill anyone. The last of the 32 teams to be drawn from the giant glass bowls in Monaco’s Grimaldi Forum. ......
Goal: Emulating last season's semi-final run is a target for the Etihad side despite being drawn in a tough European group ......
Lexington Herald-Leader: When Johan Cedergren took over the Kentucky men’s soccer team in 2011 as only the third coach in the program’s history, he said success, for him, would be all of his players buying into his system. But UK AthleticsDirectorMitch Barnhart put it to Cedergren...
Goal: The Spanish champions have freed up more funds, making a net profit on the deals taking Claudio Bravo to Manchester City and bringing Jasper Cillessen to Camp Nou ......
Scotsman: Celtic will make their return to the Champions League group stage at the venue where they left it three seasons ago after being handed the toughest possible draw in Monte Carlo yesterday. The Scottish champions face opponents from the three strongest leagues...
Scotsman: Despite being pitted against the brilliance of Barcelona, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League group stage, there will be a prevailing sense of relief in the corridors of Celtic Park, according to former player and manager Neil...
The Guardian: Visit England looks to build on rising number of Britons taking bank holiday break at home as exchange rates and terror attacks deter foreign travel...