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Latest football news from around the world, with features and interviews with the biggest stars of the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A.

Neymar left out of PSG team again

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel says Neymar is still not fully fit hence his omission from the squad.

Barcelona confirm Suarez’s leg injury in Bilbao defeat

Luis Suarez joins Lionel Messi in the Barcelona treatment room.

Dzeko commits to Roma with 3-year contract extension

Edin Dzeko arrived in Rome from Manchester City in 2015.

Lewandowski double rescues draw for Bayern in season opener

Bayern were stunned after conceding two goals in three minutes and needed Robert Lewandowski to score the equaliser to save them the blushes.

Barca beaten in Bilbao by thunderous strike from Aduriz

Barca's Luis Suarez goes off injured as Athletic Bilbao's super-sub Aritz Aduriz wins La Liga season-opener with a stunning acrobatic goal.

Coutinho set to join Bayern Munich on loan

Philippe Coutinho was left out of the squad for Barca's La Liga opener against Athletic Bilbao on Friday, with club director Guillermo Amor confirming the Brazilian is close to joining Bayern.

Lampard lambasts racist abuse of Abraham

Frank Lampard is incensed at the racist abuse Tammy Abraham received after the UEFA Super Cup final.

Solskjaer counting on Sanchez to make Man Utd impact

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is trying to get Alexis Sanchez back to fitness quickly after the forward picked up an injury with Chile at the Copa America.

PSG and French football braced for Neymar exit

Ligue 1 has seen plenty of big stars leave in recent years and if Neymar does leave they will be fine.

Refreshed Kane aiming to keep Sterling in the shade

Harry Kane got his and Spurs' season off to flying start with two goals against Aston Villa and aims to keep it up against Manchester City this weekend.

Felix has new-look Atletico dreaming of La Liga glory again

Few would expect Griezmann and Frenkie de Jong not to make Barca even stronger, but Atletico look best-placed to capitalise should they falter.

Super Cup fatigue will not faze Liverpool, says Hasenhuettl

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuettl is wary that Liverpool will still have too much for his team when they clash on Saturday.

Barcelona will not risk Messi for La Liga opener against Bilbao

Barcelona begin their title defence at San Mames this weekend and Valverde has said Messi is yet to train ahead of the match after he sustained a calf injury in training last week.

Alisson’s absence raises concern for Liverpool defence

Liverpool's defence, who kept 20 clean sheets in the Premier League last season, has looked strangely vulnerable in the first two competitive games of the new campaign.

Wolves set up Torino clash in Europa League playoffs

Wolves ease past Armenia's Pyunik 4-0 and 8-0 on aggregate, reaching the Europa League play-offs where they will face Italy's Torino.

Kovac still scanning horizon for fresh Bayern blood

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac also expresses his satisfaction with the arrival of Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.

Malaysia through to AFF Under-18 championship semis despite Thailand defeat

Malaysia will face Indonesia in the semifinals of the AFF Under-18 championships on Saturday.

Macclesfield parts ways with Sol Campbell after eight months

Arsenal legend Sol Campbell is the first managerial departure across all four tiers in English football this season.

‘Why didn’t you play?’ Korean fan flies to Sweden to harangue...

Ronaldo remained on the bench throughout last month's exhibition game in the Korean capital, enraging fans who threatened a class action lawsuit and prompting a police probe into alleged fraud.

US women’s football team ends mediation talks with country’s governing body

Molly Levinson, a spokesperson for the US women's players, said the group will 'eagerly look forward to a jury trial.'

Italy midfielder Zaniolo extends Roma contract

Nicolo Zaniolo has been rewarded for a strong first season in Rome with a five-year deal that will keep him at the capital club until June 2024.

Balotelli poised for move back to Italy with Brescia

Mario Balotelli is set to sign a three-year deal with the Serie B champions after being released by Marseille in June

Lampard sees positives as Chelsea miss out on Super Cup

'I think we can get better, there are things I still want us to improve on in terms of how we play slightly, but I am really happy with the performance' said the Chelsea boss.

Liverpool’s Adrian goes from club-less to hero

The 32-year-old was released by West Ham United at the end of last season but was handed a lifeline when Jurgen Klopp signed him as back-up to Brazilian Alisson Becker.