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Rampant Arsenal face Lisbon test, Chelsea sweat on Eden Hazard

Amid a packed schedule, Arsenal take a 10-match winning streak to Sporting Lisbon as their quest to win the Europa League continues Thursday, when city rivals Chelsea, possibly without the influential Eden Hazard, host BATE Borisov of Belarus.

Zenit Saint Petersburg agree Roberto Mancini exit as Italy loom

Italian Federation (FIGC) commissioner Roberto Fabbricini said last week Mancini, a former Man City and Inter Milan coach, had agreed in principle to become the next manager of four-time world champions Italy, who failed to qualify for the World Cup after defeat to Sweden in a two-leg playoff.

Roberto Mancini reaches agreement to coach Italy

Zenit Saint Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini has reached agreement to become the next Italy coach after accepting a pay cut to take the job, according to reports on Tuesday.

Carlo Ancelotti rejected Italy job to return to coaching at club level

Carlo Ancelotti says he will bide his time for the right offer to return to management, while admitting he turned down the Italy job to concentrate on club football.

Ahmed Musa hits brace in CSKA Moscow win over Krasnodar

Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa bagged a second-half brace to help CSKA Moscow come from a goal down to beat Kuban Krasnodar 2-1 in the Russian Premier League on Sunday.

Claudio Ranieri ready to quit Nantes

Claudio Ranieri, who led Leicester City to an unlikely English Premier League title, has revealed he is ready to quit French Ligue 1 club Nantes if he is asked to become Italy coach.

Argentina re-jigs list for friendly against Nigeria

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has reworked his list for the friendly against Russia and Nigeria on November 14 in Russia, by handing a late call up to Zenit Saint Petersburg defender Emmanuel Mammana.

Arsenal through, Everton out, Patrice Evra in karate kick red card

Arsenal reached the Europa League last 32 Thursday as Everton crashed out and Patrice Evra was red-carded for a karate kick at one of his own Marseille fans -- before the match had even started.

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