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Former AS Roma player Francesco Totti waves during Andrea Pirlo's farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
Former AS Roma player Francesco Totti waves during Andrea Pirlo's farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan
Former AS Roma player Francesco Totti waves during Andrea Pirlo's farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
Former AS Roma player Francesco Totti in action during Andrea Pirlo's farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
Former AS Roma player Francesco Totti in action during Andrea Pirlo's farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan
Former AS Roma player Francesco Totti in action during Andrea Pirlo's farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
Former Italian soccer player Andrea Pirlo looks on during his farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
Former Italian soccer player Andrea Pirlo looks on during his farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan
Former Italian soccer player Andrea Pirlo looks on during his farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
Former AC Milan player Andriy Shevchenko celebrates with Antonio Cassano during Andrea Pirlo's farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
Former AC Milan player Andriy Shevchenko celebrates with Antonio Cassano during Andrea Pirlo's farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan
Former AC Milan player Andriy Shevchenko celebrates with Antonio Cassano during Andrea Pirlo's farewell soccer match at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Daniele Mascolo
90min & Toyo Tires have travelled the world to see how the most passionate superfans experience a football matchday. Visiting Gamba Osaka, Leicester City & AC Milan, our superfans each took turns showcasing the typical delights of a matchday. From the pre-match food and cultural landmarks to fan passions and rituals, the 'Superfan Relay' explored the ways in which, despite the huge cultural differences between these clubs, all football fans share one common love; the beautiful game!...
Superfan Relay: How The Most Passionate Fans Experience Matchdays Around The World
90min & Toyo Tires have travelled the world to see how the most passionate superfans experience a football matchday. Visiting Gamba Osaka, Leicester City & AC Milan, our superfans each took turns showcasing the typical delights of a matchday. From the pre-match food and cultural landmarks to fan passions and rituals, the 'Superfan Relay' explored the ways in which, despite the huge cultural differences between these clubs, all football fans share one common love; the beautiful game!...
90min & Toyo Tires have travelled the world to see how the most passionate superfans experience a football matchday. Visiting Gamba Osaka, Leicester City & AC Milan, our superfans each took turns showcasing the typical delights of a matchday. From the pre-match food and cultural landmarks to fan passions and rituals, the 'Superfan Relay' explored the ways in which, despite the huge cultural differences between these clubs, all football fans share one common love; the beautiful game!...
Superfan Relay: How The Most Passionate Fans Experience Matchdays Around The World
90min & Toyo Tires have travelled the world to see how the most passionate superfans experience a football matchday. Visiting Gamba Osaka, Leicester City & AC Milan, our superfans each took turns showcasing the typical delights of a matchday. From the pre-match food and cultural landmarks to fan passions and rituals, the 'Superfan Relay' explored the ways in which, despite the huge cultural differences between these clubs, all football fans share one common love; the beautiful game!...
90min & Toyo Tires have travelled the world to see how the most passionate superfans experience a football matchday. Visiting Gamba Osaka, Leicester City & AC Milan, our superfans each took turns showcasing the typical delights of a matchday. From the pre-match food and cultural landmarks to fan passions and rituals, the 'Superfan Relay' explored the ways in which, despite the huge cultural differences between these clubs, all football fans share one common love; the beautiful game!...
Superfan Relay: How The Most Passionate Fans Experience Matchdays Around The World
90min & Toyo Tires have travelled the world to see how the most passionate superfans experience a football matchday. Visiting Gamba Osaka, Leicester City & AC Milan, our superfans each took turns showcasing the typical delights of a matchday. From the pre-match food and cultural landmarks to fan passions and rituals, the 'Superfan Relay' explored the ways in which, despite the huge cultural differences between these clubs, all football fans share one common love; the beautiful game!...
90min & Toyo Tires have travelled the world to see how the most passionate superfans experience a football matchday. Visiting Gamba Osaka, Leicester City & AC Milan, our superfans each took turns showcasing the typical delights of a matchday. From the pre-match food and cultural landmarks to fan passions and rituals, the 'Superfan Relay' explored the ways in which, despite the huge cultural differences between these clubs, all football fans share one common love; the beautiful game!...
Superfan Relay: How The Most Passionate Fans Experience Matchdays Around The World
90min & Toyo Tires have travelled the world to see how the most passionate superfans experience a football matchday. Visiting Gamba Osaka, Leicester City & AC Milan, our superfans each took turns showcasing the typical delights of a matchday. From the pre-match food and cultural landmarks to fan passions and rituals, the 'Superfan Relay' explored the ways in which, despite the huge cultural differences between these clubs, all football fans share one common love; the beautiful game!...
The 21-year-old featured in every league game but one in his first season at the San Siro Stadium
Franck Kessie reveals secret behind regular playing time at AC Milan
The 21-year-old featured in every league game but one in his first season at the San Siro Stadium
The 21-year-old featured in every league game but one in his first season at the San Siro Stadium
Franck Kessie reveals secret behind regular playing time at AC Milan
The 21-year-old featured in every league game but one in his first season at the San Siro Stadium
The 21-year-old featured in every league game but one in his first season at the San Siro Stadium
Franck Kessie reveals secret behind regular playing time at AC Milan
The 21-year-old featured in every league game but one in his first season at the San Siro Stadium
The striker is back in the Italy squad following a return to form this season and has been linked with a move back to Serie A
Zaza happy at Valencia following AC Milan speculation
The striker is back in the Italy squad following a return to form this season and has been linked with a move back to Serie A
Paul Pogba has added to the uncertainty over his future by refusing to rule out a move from Manchester United this summer as Alexis Sanchez admitted he has struggled to adapt to Jose Mourinho’s style of play. Pogba and Sanchez have become a symbol for United’s struggles during a troubling second half of the season in which the club finished without a trophy, Mourinho has clashed with or frozen out a number of players and concerns have grown about the brand of football. Mourinho said earlier this month that he thought Pogba would stay beyond the summer but the France midfielder did little to dispel the doubts over his future when he offered no assurances in an interview that he will still be a United player next season. “You’re never sure of anything,” he told Canal+, the French television station, on Sunday. “Contractually, it’s on, yes.” Pogba delivered another below par performance in United’s FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday and his relationship with manager Mourinho has become strained in recent months. Mourinho and Pogba's relationship has become strained Credit: Reuters He has been dropped from squads, left out of the starting XI and substituted in a series of games since the turn of the year as his form has plummeted and there have been reports that Mourinho would be willing to cash in on his club record £89 million signing if the right offer came along. Paris St-Germain are monitoring Pogba but the midfielder suggested it was unlikely he would countenance a move to the French champions. Ruling out PSG would limit Pogba’s options, though, since few clubs could afford his transfer fee and wages. “Walking on the Parc des Princes? With a club, no, for sure,” Pogba said. “Honestly, it doesn’t appeal to me. I grew up here, my father supported Marseille and so did my mum. Paris wasn’t really in my daily life.” Pogba said there were “mental” issues for him to deal with at United as he addressed his relationship with Mourinho. “There were times when I wasn't playing. I was on the bench. Much has been spoken about,” he said. “People thought it was wrong but a coach and player don’t have to be best friends. One is not forced to go to the restaurant together. I had some problems – it’s mental. “He put me on the bench, I answered on the pitch, I give my maximum every time. It made me grow in leadership. “I had the armband with Mourinho, it was the first time in a club. It’s important to me, it makes me grow up to be as a leader in the France team.” Sanchez’s dismal form since his move from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been no less of a concern for United supporters. The Chile forward, who has scored three goals in 18 games for United, said in March that he had been left “psychologically and emotionally exhausted” by his early struggles at Old Trafford and he has now admitted he is finding it hard to adapt. United have been criticised for their functional, pedestrian football. Hit or miss? | Mourinho's United signings “I think that in every game I've played in I’ve maybe found it hard to adapt to the style of play and I’ve been getting to know my team-mates,” Sanchez told the official Cup final programme. “I believe we need to improve in all aspects. “We need to be focused and concentrated in the big games and the same in the so-called lesser games too. That’s what the great sides do and I think United are a great side, so that's what we need to do.” Sanchez was completely overshadowed by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard at Wembley and Paul Scholes, the former United midfielder, said the Chilean had to start offering a lot more. “His performances, well they have to improve,” he said. “They can’t get any worse to be honest with you. I think the next few games of next season are vital to him, he needs to get fans believing again and believing they are going to get close to City. They need a big player.” Meanwhile, AC Milan are increasingly optimistic about their prospects of signing Marouane Fellaini, who is out of contract at United next month.
Paul Pogba refuses to rule out leaving Man Utd this summer as Alexis Sanchez admits he's struggling
Paul Pogba has added to the uncertainty over his future by refusing to rule out a move from Manchester United this summer as Alexis Sanchez admitted he has struggled to adapt to Jose Mourinho’s style of play. Pogba and Sanchez have become a symbol for United’s struggles during a troubling second half of the season in which the club finished without a trophy, Mourinho has clashed with or frozen out a number of players and concerns have grown about the brand of football. Mourinho said earlier this month that he thought Pogba would stay beyond the summer but the France midfielder did little to dispel the doubts over his future when he offered no assurances in an interview that he will still be a United player next season. “You’re never sure of anything,” he told Canal+, the French television station, on Sunday. “Contractually, it’s on, yes.” Pogba delivered another below par performance in United’s FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday and his relationship with manager Mourinho has become strained in recent months. Mourinho and Pogba's relationship has become strained Credit: Reuters He has been dropped from squads, left out of the starting XI and substituted in a series of games since the turn of the year as his form has plummeted and there have been reports that Mourinho would be willing to cash in on his club record £89 million signing if the right offer came along. Paris St-Germain are monitoring Pogba but the midfielder suggested it was unlikely he would countenance a move to the French champions. Ruling out PSG would limit Pogba’s options, though, since few clubs could afford his transfer fee and wages. “Walking on the Parc des Princes? With a club, no, for sure,” Pogba said. “Honestly, it doesn’t appeal to me. I grew up here, my father supported Marseille and so did my mum. Paris wasn’t really in my daily life.” Pogba said there were “mental” issues for him to deal with at United as he addressed his relationship with Mourinho. “There were times when I wasn't playing. I was on the bench. Much has been spoken about,” he said. “People thought it was wrong but a coach and player don’t have to be best friends. One is not forced to go to the restaurant together. I had some problems – it’s mental. “He put me on the bench, I answered on the pitch, I give my maximum every time. It made me grow in leadership. “I had the armband with Mourinho, it was the first time in a club. It’s important to me, it makes me grow up to be as a leader in the France team.” Sanchez’s dismal form since his move from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been no less of a concern for United supporters. The Chile forward, who has scored three goals in 18 games for United, said in March that he had been left “psychologically and emotionally exhausted” by his early struggles at Old Trafford and he has now admitted he is finding it hard to adapt. United have been criticised for their functional, pedestrian football. Hit or miss? | Mourinho's United signings “I think that in every game I've played in I’ve maybe found it hard to adapt to the style of play and I’ve been getting to know my team-mates,” Sanchez told the official Cup final programme. “I believe we need to improve in all aspects. “We need to be focused and concentrated in the big games and the same in the so-called lesser games too. That’s what the great sides do and I think United are a great side, so that's what we need to do.” Sanchez was completely overshadowed by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard at Wembley and Paul Scholes, the former United midfielder, said the Chilean had to start offering a lot more. “His performances, well they have to improve,” he said. “They can’t get any worse to be honest with you. I think the next few games of next season are vital to him, he needs to get fans believing again and believing they are going to get close to City. They need a big player.” Meanwhile, AC Milan are increasingly optimistic about their prospects of signing Marouane Fellaini, who is out of contract at United next month.
Paul Pogba has added to the uncertainty over his future by refusing to rule out a move from Manchester United this summer as Alexis Sanchez admitted he has struggled to adapt to Jose Mourinho’s style of play. Pogba and Sanchez have become a symbol for United’s struggles during a troubling second half of the season in which the club finished without a trophy, Mourinho has clashed with or frozen out a number of players and concerns have grown about the brand of football. Mourinho said earlier this month that he thought Pogba would stay beyond the summer but the France midfielder did little to dispel the doubts over his future when he offered no assurances in an interview that he will still be a United player next season. “You’re never sure of anything,” he told Canal+, the French television station, on Sunday. “Contractually, it’s on, yes.” Pogba delivered another below par performance in United’s FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday and his relationship with manager Mourinho has become strained in recent months. Mourinho and Pogba's relationship has become strained Credit: Reuters He has been dropped from squads, left out of the starting XI and substituted in a series of games since the turn of the year as his form has plummeted and there have been reports that Mourinho would be willing to cash in on his club record £89 million signing if the right offer came along. Paris St-Germain are monitoring Pogba but the midfielder suggested it was unlikely he would countenance a move to the French champions. Ruling out PSG would limit Pogba’s options, though, since few clubs could afford his transfer fee and wages. “Walking on the Parc des Princes? With a club, no, for sure,” Pogba said. “Honestly, it doesn’t appeal to me. I grew up here, my father supported Marseille and so did my mum. Paris wasn’t really in my daily life.” Pogba said there were “mental” issues for him to deal with at United as he addressed his relationship with Mourinho. “There were times when I wasn't playing. I was on the bench. Much has been spoken about,” he said. “People thought it was wrong but a coach and player don’t have to be best friends. One is not forced to go to the restaurant together. I had some problems – it’s mental. “He put me on the bench, I answered on the pitch, I give my maximum every time. It made me grow in leadership. “I had the armband with Mourinho, it was the first time in a club. It’s important to me, it makes me grow up to be as a leader in the France team.” Sanchez’s dismal form since his move from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been no less of a concern for United supporters. The Chile forward, who has scored three goals in 18 games for United, said in March that he had been left “psychologically and emotionally exhausted” by his early struggles at Old Trafford and he has now admitted he is finding it hard to adapt. United have been criticised for their functional, pedestrian football. Hit or miss? | Mourinho's United signings “I think that in every game I've played in I’ve maybe found it hard to adapt to the style of play and I’ve been getting to know my team-mates,” Sanchez told the official Cup final programme. “I believe we need to improve in all aspects. “We need to be focused and concentrated in the big games and the same in the so-called lesser games too. That’s what the great sides do and I think United are a great side, so that's what we need to do.” Sanchez was completely overshadowed by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard at Wembley and Paul Scholes, the former United midfielder, said the Chilean had to start offering a lot more. “His performances, well they have to improve,” he said. “They can’t get any worse to be honest with you. I think the next few games of next season are vital to him, he needs to get fans believing again and believing they are going to get close to City. They need a big player.” Meanwhile, AC Milan are increasingly optimistic about their prospects of signing Marouane Fellaini, who is out of contract at United next month.
Paul Pogba refuses to rule out leaving Man Utd this summer as Alexis Sanchez admits he's struggling
Paul Pogba has added to the uncertainty over his future by refusing to rule out a move from Manchester United this summer as Alexis Sanchez admitted he has struggled to adapt to Jose Mourinho’s style of play. Pogba and Sanchez have become a symbol for United’s struggles during a troubling second half of the season in which the club finished without a trophy, Mourinho has clashed with or frozen out a number of players and concerns have grown about the brand of football. Mourinho said earlier this month that he thought Pogba would stay beyond the summer but the France midfielder did little to dispel the doubts over his future when he offered no assurances in an interview that he will still be a United player next season. “You’re never sure of anything,” he told Canal+, the French television station, on Sunday. “Contractually, it’s on, yes.” Pogba delivered another below par performance in United’s FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday and his relationship with manager Mourinho has become strained in recent months. Mourinho and Pogba's relationship has become strained Credit: Reuters He has been dropped from squads, left out of the starting XI and substituted in a series of games since the turn of the year as his form has plummeted and there have been reports that Mourinho would be willing to cash in on his club record £89 million signing if the right offer came along. Paris St-Germain are monitoring Pogba but the midfielder suggested it was unlikely he would countenance a move to the French champions. Ruling out PSG would limit Pogba’s options, though, since few clubs could afford his transfer fee and wages. “Walking on the Parc des Princes? With a club, no, for sure,” Pogba said. “Honestly, it doesn’t appeal to me. I grew up here, my father supported Marseille and so did my mum. Paris wasn’t really in my daily life.” Pogba said there were “mental” issues for him to deal with at United as he addressed his relationship with Mourinho. “There were times when I wasn't playing. I was on the bench. Much has been spoken about,” he said. “People thought it was wrong but a coach and player don’t have to be best friends. One is not forced to go to the restaurant together. I had some problems – it’s mental. “He put me on the bench, I answered on the pitch, I give my maximum every time. It made me grow in leadership. “I had the armband with Mourinho, it was the first time in a club. It’s important to me, it makes me grow up to be as a leader in the France team.” Sanchez’s dismal form since his move from Arsenal in a swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been no less of a concern for United supporters. The Chile forward, who has scored three goals in 18 games for United, said in March that he had been left “psychologically and emotionally exhausted” by his early struggles at Old Trafford and he has now admitted he is finding it hard to adapt. United have been criticised for their functional, pedestrian football. Hit or miss? | Mourinho's United signings “I think that in every game I've played in I’ve maybe found it hard to adapt to the style of play and I’ve been getting to know my team-mates,” Sanchez told the official Cup final programme. “I believe we need to improve in all aspects. “We need to be focused and concentrated in the big games and the same in the so-called lesser games too. That’s what the great sides do and I think United are a great side, so that's what we need to do.” Sanchez was completely overshadowed by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard at Wembley and Paul Scholes, the former United midfielder, said the Chilean had to start offering a lot more. “His performances, well they have to improve,” he said. “They can’t get any worse to be honest with you. I think the next few games of next season are vital to him, he needs to get fans believing again and believing they are going to get close to City. They need a big player.” Meanwhile, AC Milan are increasingly optimistic about their prospects of signing Marouane Fellaini, who is out of contract at United next month.
'Marouane Fellaini won't renew at Manchester United' - AC Milan chase Belgium star on free transfer
'Marouane Fellaini won't renew at Manchester United' - AC Milan chase Belgium star on free transfer
'Marouane Fellaini won't renew at Manchester United' - AC Milan chase Belgium star on free transfer
Jose Mourinho claimed that he expected the Belgian to stay on at Old Trafford, but a summer switch to Serie A could seemingly be on the cards
'Fellaini won't renew at Man Utd' - AC Milan director points towards transfer
Jose Mourinho claimed that he expected the Belgian to stay on at Old Trafford, but a summer switch to Serie A could seemingly be on the cards
Jose Mourinho claimed that he expected the Belgian to stay on at Old Trafford, but a summer switch to Serie A could seemingly be on the cards
'Fellaini won't renew at Man Utd' - AC Milan director points towards transfer
Jose Mourinho claimed that he expected the Belgian to stay on at Old Trafford, but a summer switch to Serie A could seemingly be on the cards
Marouane Fellaini's Manchester United contract expires in June and AC Milan are seemingly trying to sign the 30-year-old.
We know Fellaini's not going to renew with United – Mirabelli suggests Milan move
Marouane Fellaini's Manchester United contract expires in June and AC Milan are seemingly trying to sign the 30-year-old.
Gennaro Gattuso praised his players after their 5-1 win over Fiorentina but called for "a bit of malice" about them next season.
Gattuso calls for more malice at Milan
Gennaro Gattuso praised his players after their 5-1 win over Fiorentina but called for "a bit of malice" about them next season.
Milan's Nikola Kalinic (L) jubilates with his teammates Patrick Cutrone (C) and Hakan Calhanoglu after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy. EFE/EPA
Milan's Nikola Kalinic (L) jubilates with his teammates Patrick Cutrone (C) and Hakan Calhanoglu after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy. EFE/EPA
Milan's Nikola Kalinic (L) jubilates with his teammates Patrick Cutrone (C) and Hakan Calhanoglu after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy. EFE/EPA
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's players celebrate the victory at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's players celebrate the victory at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's players celebrate the victory at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu (L) and Fiorentina's Bruno Gaspar in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu (L) and Fiorentina's Bruno Gaspar in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Hakan Calhanoglu (L) and Fiorentina's Bruno Gaspar in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Patrick Cutrone scored twice to help AC Milan sweep aside Fiorentina and seal sixth spot in Serie A.
AC Milan 5 Fiorentina 1: Cutrone brace secures Europa League group stage spot
Patrick Cutrone scored twice to help AC Milan sweep aside Fiorentina and seal sixth spot in Serie A.
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone jubilates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone jubilates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone jubilates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (C) jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (C) jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (C) jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (L) jubilates with his teammates Patrick Cutrone (C) and Hakan Calhanoglu after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (L) jubilates with his teammates Patrick Cutrone (C) and Hakan Calhanoglu after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (L) jubilates with his teammates Patrick Cutrone (C) and Hakan Calhanoglu after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (L) jubilates with his teammate Patrick Cutrone after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (L) jubilates with his teammate Patrick Cutrone after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (L) jubilates with his teammate Patrick Cutrone after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (C) scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (C) scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Nikola Kalinic (C) scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone jubilates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone jubilates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone jubilates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone (R) jubilates with his teammate Leonardo Bonucci after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone (R) jubilates with his teammate Leonardo Bonucci after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone (R) jubilates with his teammate Leonardo Bonucci after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone (L) jubilates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone (L) jubilates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Patrick Cutrone (L) jubilates after scoring the goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone (L) scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone (L) scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone (L) scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura (L) and Fiorentina's Sebastian Cristoforo in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura (L) and Fiorentina's Sebastian Cristoforo in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura (L) and Fiorentina's Sebastian Cristoforo in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
The legendary centre-back hopes the highly-rated goalkeeper can mend his relationship with the club as the summer transfer window approaches
Donnarumma disputes with AC Milan not good for anyone - Maldini
The legendary centre-back hopes the highly-rated goalkeeper can mend his relationship with the club as the summer transfer window approaches
The legendary centre-back hopes the highly-rated goalkeeper can mend his relationship with the club as the summer transfer window approaches
Donnarumma disputes with AC Milan not good for anyone - Maldini
The legendary centre-back hopes the highly-rated goalkeeper can mend his relationship with the club as the summer transfer window approaches
Paolo Maldini is sad to see AC Milan fans and Gianluigi Donnarumma still at war.
Maldini fears for future of AC Milan star Donnarumma
Paolo Maldini is sad to see AC Milan fans and Gianluigi Donnarumma still at war.
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone jubilates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone (L) scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone (L) scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Giovanni Simeone (L) scores a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura (L) and Fiorentina's Sebastian Cristoforo in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura (L) and Fiorentina's Sebastian Cristoforo in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
Milan (Italy), 20/05/2018.- Milan's Giacomo Bonaventura (L) and Fiorentina's Sebastian Cristoforo in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match AC Milan vs ACF Fiorentina at Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan, Italy, 20 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/MATTEO BAZZI
The legendary centre-back hopes the highly-rated goalkeeper can mend his relationship with the club as the summer transfer window approaches
Donnarumma disputes with AC Milan not good for anyone - Maldini
The legendary centre-back hopes the highly-rated goalkeeper can mend his relationship with the club as the summer transfer window approaches
The legendary centre-back hopes the highly-rated goalkeeper can mend his relationship with the club as the summer transfer window approaches
Donnarumma disputes with AC Milan not good for anyone - Maldini
The legendary centre-back hopes the highly-rated goalkeeper can mend his relationship with the club as the summer transfer window approaches
Paolo Maldini is sad to see AC Milan fans and Gianluigi Donnarumma still at war.
Maldini fears for future of AC Milan star Donnarumma
Paolo Maldini is sad to see AC Milan fans and Gianluigi Donnarumma still at war.
Each of the 31 qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, plus the hosts, have named their provisional 35-man squads for the tournament in Russia and now have until June 4 to cull the numbers down to 23. Some, like England and Brazil, have already named their final 23-man squads. Those who do not make the cut are placed on standby in case they are needed to replace any injured players. Replacements can be made at any point until 24 hours before each team's first World Cup game. Here is what we know so far about each squad: Group A Egypt 29-man preliminary squad: Essam El Hadary, Mohamed El-Shennawy, Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed Awad; Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ahmed Hegazi and Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Karim Hafez, Omar Gaber, Amro Tarek; Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Shikabala, Abdallah Said, Sam Morsy, Mohamed Elneny, Kahraba, Ramadan Sobhi, Trezeguet, Amr Warda; Marwan Mohsen, Ahmed Gomaa, Kouka, Mohamed Salah Russia 28-man preliminary squad: Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Soslan Dzhanaev, Andrey Lunev; Vladimir Granat, Sergei Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov, Ilya Kutepov, Roman Neustadter, Konstantin Rausch, Andrey Semenov, Igor Smolnikov, Mario Fernandes; Yuri Gazinskiy, Alexsandr Golovin, Alan Dzagoev, Alexsandr Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev , Roman Zobnin, Alexsandr Samedov, Anton Miranchuk, Alexsandr Tashaev, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba, Aleksey Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov, Fedor Chalov. Saudi Arabia TBC Uruguay 26-man preliminary squad: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana, Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela, Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Diego Laxalt, Cristian Rodriguez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Nicolas Lodeiro, Gaston Ramirez, Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez World Cup predictor Group B Iran 35-man preliminary squad: Alireza Beiranvand, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Voria Ghafouri, Steven Beitashour, Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Mohammad Ansari, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Omid Norafkan, Saeid AGhaei, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Ahmad Abdolahzadeh, Saman Ghoddos, Mahdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Ali Karimi, Soroush Rafiei, Ali Gholizadeh, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mahdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Kaveh Rezaei Morocco 23-man final squad: Yassine Bounou, Mounir El Kajoui, Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti, Badr Banoun, Mehdi Benatia, Manuel da Costa, Nabil Dirar, Achraf Hakimi, Hamza Mendyl, Romain Saiss, Youssef Ait-Bennasser, Sofyan Amrabat, Nordin Amrabat, Younes Belhanda, Mbark Boussoufa, Karim El Ahmadi, Faycal Fajr, Amine Harit, Hakim Ziyech, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Khalid Boutaib, Mehdi Carcela, Ayoub El Kaabi Portugal 23-man final squad: Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma Spain Squad to be announced on May 21. Group C Australia 26-man preliminary squad: Brad Jones, Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic; Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Matthew Jurman, Fran Karacic, James Meredith, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury; Josh Brillante, Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, James Troisi; Daniel Arzani, Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos, Nikita Rukavytsya Denmark 35-man preliminary squad: Kasper Schmeichel, Jonas Lossl, Frederik Ronow, Jesper Hansen; Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Jannik Vestergaard, Andreas Bjelland, Henrik Dalsgaard, Peter Ankersen, Jens Stryger, Riza Durmisi, Jonas Knudsen, Nicolai Boilesen; William Kvist, Thomas Delaney, Lukas Lerager , Lasse Schone, Mike Jensen, Christian Eriksen, Daniel Wass, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Mathias Jensen, Michael Krohn-Dehli, Robert Skov; Pione Sisto , Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Viktor Fischer, Yussuf Poulsen, Nicolai Jorgensen, Nicklas Bendtner, Kasper Dolberg, Kenneth Zohore World Cup 2018 stadiums France 23-man final squad: Alphonse Areola, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane, N'Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Steven N'Zonzi, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe, Florian Thauvin Peru 24-man preliminary squad: Carlos Caceda, Jose Carvallo, Pedro Gallese, Luis Abram, Luis Advincula, Pedro Aquino, Miguel Araujo, Andre Carrillo, Wilder Cartagena, Aldo Corzo, Christian Cueva, Jefferson Farfan, Edison Flores, Paolo Hurtado, Nilson Loyola, Sergio Pena, Andy Polo, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Raul Ruidiaz, Anderson Santamaria, Renato Tapia, Miguel Trauco, Yoshimar Yotun Group D Argentina 35-man preliminary squad: Sergio Romero, Nahuel Guzman, Willy Caballero, Franco Armani; Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Rojo, Marcos Acuna, Ramiro Funes Mori, Cristian Ansaldi, Eduardo Salvio, German Pezzella; Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria, Ever Banega, Lucas Biglia, Manuel Lanzini, Gio Lo Celso, Ricardo Centurion, Guido Pizarro, Leandro Paredes, Maximiliano Meza, Enzo Perez, Pablo Perez, Rodrigo Battaglia; Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi Cristian Pavon, Lautaro Martinez, Diego Perotti World Cup Russian host cities you've never heard of Croatia 32-man preliminary squad: Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic, Karlo Letica; Vedran Corluka, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Josip Pivaric, Tin Jedvaj, Matej Mitrovic, Borna Barisic, Zoran Nizic, Duje Caleta-Car, Borna Sosa; Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Marko Rog, Mario Pasalic, Filip Bradaric; Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante Rebic, Duje Cop, Ivan Santini Iceland 23-man preliminary squad: Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram; Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson Nigeria 30-man preliminary squad: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye; William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Olaoluwa Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi, Stephen Eze, John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Uche Agbo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi; Mikel Agu; Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Junior Lokosa, Simeon Nwankwo Group E Brazil 23-man final squad: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa; Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino Costa Rica 23-man final squad: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena. Switzerland TBC Serbia TBC Group F Germany 27-man preliminary squad: Bernd Leno, Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp, Jerome Boateng, Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Jonathan Tah, Julian Brandt, Julian Draxler, Mario Gomez, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Nils Petersen, Marco Reus, Sebastian Rudy, Leroy Sane, Timo Werner. Mexico 28-man preliminary squad: Guillermo Ochoa, Jesus Corona, Alfredo Talavera; Diego Reyes, Héctor Moreno, Miguel Layún, Carlos Salcedo, Edson Álvarez, Néstor Araujo, Jesús Gallardo, Hugo Ayala, Rafael Márquez; Jonathan dos Santos, Andrés Guardado, Héctor Herrera, Marco Fabián, Javier Aquino, Jonathan González, Jesús Molina y Erick Gutiérrez; Tecatito Corona, Hirving Lozano, Chicharito Hernández, Raúl Jiménez, Carlos Vela, Javier Aquino, Jurgen Damm, Giovani dos Santos South Korea 28-man preliminary squad: Kim Seunggyu, Kim Jinhyeon, Cho Hyeonwoo, Kim Younggwon, Jang Hyunsoo, Jeong Seunghyeon, Yun Yeongseon, Kwon Kyungwon, Oh Bansuk, Kim Jinsu, Kim Minwoo, Park Jooho, Hong Chul, Go Yohan, Lee Yong, Ki Sungyueng, Jeong Wooyoung, Kwon Changhoon, Ju Sejong, Koo Jacheol, Lee Jaesung, Lee Seungwoo, Moon Sunmin, Lee Chungyong, Kim Shinwook, Son Heungmin, Hwang Heechan, Lee Keunho Sweden 23-man final squad: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin Group G Belgium Squad to be announced on May 21. England 23-man final squad: Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck Panama 35-man preliminary squad: Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo, Alex Rodríguez; Azmahar Ariano, Felipe Baloy, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Francisco Palacios, Richard Peralta, Roman Torres; Ricardo Avila, Edgar Barcenas, Ricardo Buitrago, Miguel Camargo, Adalberto Carrasquilla, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Cristian Martinez, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Abdiel Arroyo, Rolando Blackburn, Ismael Diaz, Jose Fajardo, Roberto Nurse, Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres Tunisia 29-man preliminary squad: Aymen Mathlouthi, Mouez Hassen, Farouk Ben Mustapha, Moez Ben Cherifia, Syam Ben Youssef, Yohan Benalouane, Yassine Meriah, Bilel Mohsni, Hamdi Nagguez, Ali Maaloul, Khalil Chemmam, Oussema Haddadi, Dylan Bronn, Ellyes Skhiri, Ferjani Sassi, Karim Laribi, Ahmed Khalil, Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Ghailene Chaalali, Mohamed Larbi, Anice Bardi, Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Saber Khalifa, Naim Sliti, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Whabi Khazri, Bassem Srarfi, Ahmed Akaichi Group H Colombia 35-man preliminary squad: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Ivan Arboleda, Jose Fernando Cuadrado; Cristian Zapata, Davinson Sanchez, Santiago Arias, Oscar Murillo, Frank Fabra, Johan Mojica, Yerry Mina, William Tesillo, Bernardo Espinosa, Stefan Medina, Farid Diaz; Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez, Jefferson Lerma, Jose Izquierdo, James Rodriguez, Giovanni Moreno, Abel Aguilar, Mateus Uribe, Yimmi Chara, Juan Fernando Quintero, Edwin Cardona, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Gustavo Cuellar, Sebastian Perez; Radamel Falcao Garcia, Duvan Zapata, Miguel Borja, Carlos Bacca, Luis Fernando Muriel, Teofilo Gutierrez Japan Squad to be announced on May 31. World Cup 2018 venues Poland 35-man preliminary squad: Bartosz Bialkowski, Lukasz Fabianski, Lukasz Skorupski, Wojciech Szczesny; Jan Bednarek, Bartosz Bereszynski, Thiago Cionek, Kamil Glik, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Marcin Kaminski, Tomasz Kedziora, Michal Pazdan, Lukasz Piszczek; Jakub Blaszczykowski, Pawel Dawidowicz, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Jacek Goralski, Maciej Rybus, Sebastian Szymanski, Piotr Zielinski, Szymon Zurkowski; Dawid Kownacki, Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piatek, Lukasz Teodorczyk, Kamil Wilczek Senegal 23-man final squad: Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, Alfred Gomis, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wague, Saliou Ciss, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Kalidou, Salif Sane, Cheikhou Kouyate, Kara Mbodji, Idrisa Gana Gueye, Cheikh Ndoye, Alfred Ndiaye, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Moussa Sow, Moussa Konate, Diafra Sakho, Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Mame Biram Diouf, Mbaye Niang, Diao Keita Balde
World Cup 2018 squad guide: Latest group news and updates
Each of the 31 qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup, plus the hosts, have named their provisional 35-man squads for the tournament in Russia and now have until June 4 to cull the numbers down to 23. Some, like England and Brazil, have already named their final 23-man squads. Those who do not make the cut are placed on standby in case they are needed to replace any injured players. Replacements can be made at any point until 24 hours before each team's first World Cup game. Here is what we know so far about each squad: Group A Egypt 29-man preliminary squad: Essam El Hadary, Mohamed El-Shennawy, Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed Awad; Ahmed Fathi, Saad Samir, Ayman Ashraf, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Ahmed Hegazi and Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Karim Hafez, Omar Gaber, Amro Tarek; Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, Shikabala, Abdallah Said, Sam Morsy, Mohamed Elneny, Kahraba, Ramadan Sobhi, Trezeguet, Amr Warda; Marwan Mohsen, Ahmed Gomaa, Kouka, Mohamed Salah Russia 28-man preliminary squad: Igor Akinfeev, Vladimir Gabulov, Soslan Dzhanaev, Andrey Lunev; Vladimir Granat, Sergei Ignashevich, Fedor Kudryashov, Ilya Kutepov, Roman Neustadter, Konstantin Rausch, Andrey Semenov, Igor Smolnikov, Mario Fernandes; Yuri Gazinskiy, Alexsandr Golovin, Alan Dzagoev, Alexsandr Erokhin, Yuri Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev , Roman Zobnin, Alexsandr Samedov, Anton Miranchuk, Alexsandr Tashaev, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba, Aleksey Miranchuk, Fedor Smolov, Fedor Chalov. Saudi Arabia TBC Uruguay 26-man preliminary squad: Fernando Muslera, Martin Silva, Martin Campana, Diego Godin, Sebastian Coates, Jose Maria Gimenez, Maximiliano Pereira, Gaston Silva, Martin Caceres, Guillermo Varela, Nahitan Nandez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Federico Valverde, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Diego Laxalt, Cristian Rodriguez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya, Nicolas Lodeiro, Gaston Ramirez, Cristhian Stuani, Maximiliano Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez World Cup predictor Group B Iran 35-man preliminary squad: Alireza Beiranvand, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, Rashid Mazaheri, Amir Abedzadeh; Ramin Rezaeian, Voria Ghafouri, Steven Beitashour, Seyed Jalal Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Khanzadeh, Morteza Pouraliganji, Mohammad Ansari, Pejman Montazeri, Seyed Majid Hosseini, Milad Mohammadi, Omid Norafkan, Saeid AGhaei, Roozbeh Cheshmi; Saeid Ezatolahi, Masoud Shojaei, Ahmad Abdolahzadeh, Saman Ghoddos, Mahdi Torabi, Ashkan Dejagah, Omid Ebrahimi, Ehsan Hajsafi, Ali Karimi, Soroush Rafiei, Ali Gholizadeh, Vahid Amiri; Alireza Jahanbakhsh, Karim Ansarifard, Mahdi Taremi, Sardar Azmoun, Reza Ghoochannejhad, Kaveh Rezaei Morocco 23-man final squad: Yassine Bounou, Mounir El Kajoui, Ahmad Reda Tagnaouti, Badr Banoun, Mehdi Benatia, Manuel da Costa, Nabil Dirar, Achraf Hakimi, Hamza Mendyl, Romain Saiss, Youssef Ait-Bennasser, Sofyan Amrabat, Nordin Amrabat, Younes Belhanda, Mbark Boussoufa, Karim El Ahmadi, Faycal Fajr, Amine Harit, Hakim Ziyech, Aziz Bouhaddouz, Khalid Boutaib, Mehdi Carcela, Ayoub El Kaabi Portugal 23-man final squad: Anthony Lopes, Beto, Rui Patricio, Bruno Alves, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Mario Rui, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, Ricardo Pereira, Ruben Dias, Adrien Silva, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Manuel Fernandes, William Carvalho, Andre Silva, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gelson Martins, Goncalo Guedes, Ricardo Quaresma Spain Squad to be announced on May 21. Group C Australia 26-man preliminary squad: Brad Jones, Mat Ryan, Danny Vukovic; Aziz Behich, Milos Degenek, Matthew Jurman, Fran Karacic, James Meredith, Josh Risdon, Trent Sainsbury; Josh Brillante, Jackson Irvine, Mile Jedinak, Robbie Kruse, Massimo Luongo, Mark Milligan, Aaron Mooy, Tom Rogic, James Troisi; Daniel Arzani, Tim Cahill, Tomi Juric, Mathew Leckie, Andrew Nabbout, Dimitri Petratos, Nikita Rukavytsya Denmark 35-man preliminary squad: Kasper Schmeichel, Jonas Lossl, Frederik Ronow, Jesper Hansen; Simon Kjaer, Andreas Christensen, Mathias Jorgensen, Jannik Vestergaard, Andreas Bjelland, Henrik Dalsgaard, Peter Ankersen, Jens Stryger, Riza Durmisi, Jonas Knudsen, Nicolai Boilesen; William Kvist, Thomas Delaney, Lukas Lerager , Lasse Schone, Mike Jensen, Christian Eriksen, Daniel Wass, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Mathias Jensen, Michael Krohn-Dehli, Robert Skov; Pione Sisto , Martin Braithwaite, Andreas Cornelius, Viktor Fischer, Yussuf Poulsen, Nicolai Jorgensen, Nicklas Bendtner, Kasper Dolberg, Kenneth Zohore World Cup 2018 stadiums France 23-man final squad: Alphonse Areola, Hugo Lloris, Steve Mandanda, Lucas Hernandez, Presnel Kimpembe, Benjamin Mendy, Benjamin Pavard, Adil Rami, Djibril Sidibe, Samuel Umtiti, Raphael Varane, N'Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Steven N'Zonzi, Paul Pogba, Corentin Tolisso, Ousmane Dembele, Nabil Fekir, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Thomas Lemar, Kylian Mbappe, Florian Thauvin Peru 24-man preliminary squad: Carlos Caceda, Jose Carvallo, Pedro Gallese, Luis Abram, Luis Advincula, Pedro Aquino, Miguel Araujo, Andre Carrillo, Wilder Cartagena, Aldo Corzo, Christian Cueva, Jefferson Farfan, Edison Flores, Paolo Hurtado, Nilson Loyola, Sergio Pena, Andy Polo, Christian Ramos, Alberto Rodriguez, Raul Ruidiaz, Anderson Santamaria, Renato Tapia, Miguel Trauco, Yoshimar Yotun Group D Argentina 35-man preliminary squad: Sergio Romero, Nahuel Guzman, Willy Caballero, Franco Armani; Gabriel Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi, Federico Fazio, Nicolas Tagliafico, Marcos Rojo, Marcos Acuna, Ramiro Funes Mori, Cristian Ansaldi, Eduardo Salvio, German Pezzella; Javier Mascherano, Angel Di Maria, Ever Banega, Lucas Biglia, Manuel Lanzini, Gio Lo Celso, Ricardo Centurion, Guido Pizarro, Leandro Paredes, Maximiliano Meza, Enzo Perez, Pablo Perez, Rodrigo Battaglia; Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Mauro Icardi Cristian Pavon, Lautaro Martinez, Diego Perotti World Cup Russian host cities you've never heard of Croatia 32-man preliminary squad: Danijel Subasic, Lovre Kalinic, Dominik Livakovic, Karlo Letica; Vedran Corluka, Domagoj Vida, Ivan Strinic, Dejan Lovren, Sime Vrsaljko, Josip Pivaric, Tin Jedvaj, Matej Mitrovic, Borna Barisic, Zoran Nizic, Duje Caleta-Car, Borna Sosa; Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, Mateo Kovacic, Milan Badelj, Marcelo Brozovic, Marko Rog, Mario Pasalic, Filip Bradaric; Mario Mandzukic, Ivan Perisic, Nikola Kalinic, Andrej Kramaric, Marko Pjaca, Ante Rebic, Duje Cop, Ivan Santini Iceland 23-man preliminary squad: Hannes Thor Halldorsson, Runar Alex Runarsson, Frederik Schram; Kari Arnason, Ari Freyr Skulason, Birkir Mar Saevarsson, Sverrir Ingi Ingason, Hordur Magnusson, Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, Ragnar Sigurdsson; Johann Berg Gudmundsson, Birkir Bjarnason, Arnor Ingvi Traustason, Emil Hallfredsson, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Olafur Ingi Skulason, Rurik Gislason, Samuel Fridjonsson, Aron Gunnarsson; Alfred Finnbogason, Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, Albert Gudmundsson Nigeria 30-man preliminary squad: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho, Dele Ajiboye; William Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Olaoluwa Aina, Kenneth Omeruo, Bryan Idowu, Chidozie Awaziem, Abdullahi Shehu, Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi, Stephen Eze, John Obi Mikel, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Wilfred Ndidi, Uche Agbo, Oghenekaro Etebo, Joel Obi; Mikel Agu; Odion Ighalo, Ahmed Musa, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Moses Simon, Junior Lokosa, Simeon Nwankwo Group E Brazil 23-man final squad: Alisson, Ederson, Cassio; Danilo, Fagner, Marcelo, Filipe Luis, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Miranda, Pedro Geromel; Casemiro, Fernandinho, Paulinho, Fred, Renato Augusto, Philippe Coutinho, Willian, Douglas Costa; Neymar, Taison, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino Costa Rica 23-man final squad: Keylor Navas, Patrick Pemberton, Leonel Moreira, Cristian Gamboa, Ian Smith, Ronald Matarrita, Bryan Oviedo, Oscar Duarte, Giancarlo Gonzalez, Francisco Calvo, Kendall Waston, Johnny Acosta, David Guzman, Yeltsin Tejeda, Celso Borges, Randall Azofeifa, Rodney Wallace, Bryan Ruiz, Daniel Colindres, Christian Bolanos, Johan Venegas, Joel Campbell, Marco Urena. Switzerland TBC Serbia TBC Group F Germany 27-man preliminary squad: Bernd Leno, Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Kevin Trapp, Jerome Boateng, Matthias Ginter, Jonas Hector, Mats Hummels, Joshua Kimmich, Marvin Plattenhardt, Antonio Rudiger, Niklas Sule, Jonathan Tah, Julian Brandt, Julian Draxler, Mario Gomez, Leon Goretzka, Ilkay Gundogan, Sami Khedira, Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller, Mesut Ozil, Nils Petersen, Marco Reus, Sebastian Rudy, Leroy Sane, Timo Werner. Mexico 28-man preliminary squad: Guillermo Ochoa, Jesus Corona, Alfredo Talavera; Diego Reyes, Héctor Moreno, Miguel Layún, Carlos Salcedo, Edson Álvarez, Néstor Araujo, Jesús Gallardo, Hugo Ayala, Rafael Márquez; Jonathan dos Santos, Andrés Guardado, Héctor Herrera, Marco Fabián, Javier Aquino, Jonathan González, Jesús Molina y Erick Gutiérrez; Tecatito Corona, Hirving Lozano, Chicharito Hernández, Raúl Jiménez, Carlos Vela, Javier Aquino, Jurgen Damm, Giovani dos Santos South Korea 28-man preliminary squad: Kim Seunggyu, Kim Jinhyeon, Cho Hyeonwoo, Kim Younggwon, Jang Hyunsoo, Jeong Seunghyeon, Yun Yeongseon, Kwon Kyungwon, Oh Bansuk, Kim Jinsu, Kim Minwoo, Park Jooho, Hong Chul, Go Yohan, Lee Yong, Ki Sungyueng, Jeong Wooyoung, Kwon Changhoon, Ju Sejong, Koo Jacheol, Lee Jaesung, Lee Seungwoo, Moon Sunmin, Lee Chungyong, Kim Shinwook, Son Heungmin, Hwang Heechan, Lee Keunho Sweden 23-man final squad: Robin Olsen, Karl-Johan Johnsson, Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Mikael Lustig, Victor Lindelof, Andreas Granqvist, Martin Olsson, Ludwig Augustinsson, Filip Helander, Emil Krafth, Pontus Jansson, Sebastian Larsson, Albin Ekdal, Emil Forsberg, Gustav Svensson, Oscar Hiljemark, Viktor Claesson, Marcus Rohden, Jimmy Durmaz, Marcus Berg, John Guidetti, Ola Toivonen, Isaac Kiese Thelin Group G Belgium Squad to be announced on May 21. England 23-man final squad: Jack Butland, Nick Pope, Jordan Pickford; Fabian Delph, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Phil Jones, Gary Cahill; Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ashley Young, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling; Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford, Danny Welbeck Panama 35-man preliminary squad: Jose Calderon, Jaime Penedo, Alex Rodríguez; Azmahar Ariano, Felipe Baloy, Harold Cummings, Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Adolfo Machado, Michael Murillo, Luis Ovalle, Francisco Palacios, Richard Peralta, Roman Torres; Ricardo Avila, Edgar Barcenas, Ricardo Buitrago, Miguel Camargo, Adalberto Carrasquilla, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Gabriel Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Cristian Martinez, Valentin Pimentel, Alberto Quintero, Jose Luis Rodriguez; Abdiel Arroyo, Rolando Blackburn, Ismael Diaz, Jose Fajardo, Roberto Nurse, Blas Perez, Luis Tejada, Gabriel Torres Tunisia 29-man preliminary squad: Aymen Mathlouthi, Mouez Hassen, Farouk Ben Mustapha, Moez Ben Cherifia, Syam Ben Youssef, Yohan Benalouane, Yassine Meriah, Bilel Mohsni, Hamdi Nagguez, Ali Maaloul, Khalil Chemmam, Oussema Haddadi, Dylan Bronn, Ellyes Skhiri, Ferjani Sassi, Karim Laribi, Ahmed Khalil, Mohamed Amine Ben Amor, Ghailene Chaalali, Mohamed Larbi, Anice Bardi, Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Saber Khalifa, Naim Sliti, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Whabi Khazri, Bassem Srarfi, Ahmed Akaichi Group H Colombia 35-man preliminary squad: David Ospina, Camilo Vargas, Ivan Arboleda, Jose Fernando Cuadrado; Cristian Zapata, Davinson Sanchez, Santiago Arias, Oscar Murillo, Frank Fabra, Johan Mojica, Yerry Mina, William Tesillo, Bernardo Espinosa, Stefan Medina, Farid Diaz; Wilmar Barrios, Carlos Sanchez, Jefferson Lerma, Jose Izquierdo, James Rodriguez, Giovanni Moreno, Abel Aguilar, Mateus Uribe, Yimmi Chara, Juan Fernando Quintero, Edwin Cardona, Juan Guillermo Cuadrado, Gustavo Cuellar, Sebastian Perez; Radamel Falcao Garcia, Duvan Zapata, Miguel Borja, Carlos Bacca, Luis Fernando Muriel, Teofilo Gutierrez Japan Squad to be announced on May 31. World Cup 2018 venues Poland 35-man preliminary squad: Bartosz Bialkowski, Lukasz Fabianski, Lukasz Skorupski, Wojciech Szczesny; Jan Bednarek, Bartosz Bereszynski, Thiago Cionek, Kamil Glik, Artur Jedrzejczyk, Marcin Kaminski, Tomasz Kedziora, Michal Pazdan, Lukasz Piszczek; Jakub Blaszczykowski, Pawel Dawidowicz, Przemyslaw Frankowski, Jacek Goralski, Maciej Rybus, Sebastian Szymanski, Piotr Zielinski, Szymon Zurkowski; Dawid Kownacki, Robert Lewandowski, Arkadiusz Milik, Krzysztof Piatek, Lukasz Teodorczyk, Kamil Wilczek Senegal 23-man final squad: Abdoulaye Diallo, Khadim Ndiaye, Alfred Gomis, Lamine Gassama, Moussa Wague, Saliou Ciss, Youssouf Sabaly, Kalidou Kalidou, Salif Sane, Cheikhou Kouyate, Kara Mbodji, Idrisa Gana Gueye, Cheikh Ndoye, Alfred Ndiaye, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Moussa Sow, Moussa Konate, Diafra Sakho, Sadio Mane, Ismaila Sarr, Mame Biram Diouf, Mbaye Niang, Diao Keita Balde
​AC Milan are facing a €15-20m fine from the governing body of European football, UEFA, after failing to follow Financial Fair Play rules. ​ There had been fears amongst fans that this could happen and it appears that those are now legitimate after Rossoneri directors failed to reach a Settlement Agreement, with the final verdict to be delivered on August 31, as reported by Gazzetta dello Sport (via ​Calciomercato). There are some figures at the club that believe Milan should only have to pay...
UEFA Set to Hit AC Milan With €20m Fine for Failing to Comply With Financial Fair Play Regulations
​AC Milan are facing a €15-20m fine from the governing body of European football, UEFA, after failing to follow Financial Fair Play rules. ​ There had been fears amongst fans that this could happen and it appears that those are now legitimate after Rossoneri directors failed to reach a Settlement Agreement, with the final verdict to be delivered on August 31, as reported by Gazzetta dello Sport (via ​Calciomercato). There are some figures at the club that believe Milan should only have to pay...
​AC Milan are facing a €15-20m fine from the governing body of European football, UEFA, after failing to follow Financial Fair Play rules. ​ There had been fears amongst fans that this could happen and it appears that those are now legitimate after Rossoneri directors failed to reach a Settlement Agreement, with the final verdict to be delivered on August 31, as reported by Gazzetta dello Sport (via ​Calciomercato). There are some figures at the club that believe Milan should only have to pay...
UEFA Set to Hit AC Milan With €20m Fine for Failing to Comply With Financial Fair Play Regulations
​AC Milan are facing a €15-20m fine from the governing body of European football, UEFA, after failing to follow Financial Fair Play rules. ​ There had been fears amongst fans that this could happen and it appears that those are now legitimate after Rossoneri directors failed to reach a Settlement Agreement, with the final verdict to be delivered on August 31, as reported by Gazzetta dello Sport (via ​Calciomercato). There are some figures at the club that believe Milan should only have to pay...
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 filer, Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon waves as he leaves the pitch after the elimination of his team in the World Cup qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Italy and Sweden, at the Milan San Siro stadium, Italy. Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has announced he is leaving the Italian club but the goalkeeper could continue playing elsewhere. Buffon, who is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of all time, was expected to announce his retirement at a press conference at Allianz Stadium on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
Captain Gianluigi Buffon leaving Juventus but not retiring
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 filer, Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon waves as he leaves the pitch after the elimination of his team in the World Cup qualifying play-off second leg soccer match between Italy and Sweden, at the Milan San Siro stadium, Italy. Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has announced he is leaving the Italian club but the goalkeeper could continue playing elsewhere. Buffon, who is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers of all time, was expected to announce his retirement at a press conference at Allianz Stadium on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
In an exclusive interview with Goal.com Singapore, former Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien, touched on his relationship wit
'Tell the Singapore clubs to come get me'- Former Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien open to Singapore stint
In an exclusive interview with Goal.com Singapore, former Chelsea, Real Madrid and AC Milan midfielder Michael Essien, touched on his relationship wit
A man walks past a Marseille wall bearing the legend ‘Mother I love you like the goal of Boli in 93’. Basile Boli scored the only goal of the 1993 European Cup final against Milan.
Marseille’s misfits shape up in the face of Atlético and a Europa League final
A man walks past a Marseille wall bearing the legend ‘Mother I love you like the goal of Boli in 93’. Basile Boli scored the only goal of the 1993 European Cup final against Milan.
Gianluigi Donnarumma will not necessarily leave AC Milan due to the signing of Pepe Reina, says sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli.
Reina arrival does not mean Donnarumma exit - AC Milan's Mirabelli
Gianluigi Donnarumma will not necessarily leave AC Milan due to the signing of Pepe Reina, says sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli.
​Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has confirmed that his club will sign former ​Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a free transfer this summer. Reina, who turns 36 in August, will be leaving ​Napoli upon the expiration of his contract on 30 June. #ACMilan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli confirms they’ll sign #Napoli's Pepe Reina on a free transfer - “we need people with experience”. https://t.co/bWp5d171A8 pic.twitter.com/buWSDCtQIx — footballitalia (@footballitalia) May...
Sporting Director Confirms AC Milan Will Sign Former World Cup Winner This Summer
​Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has confirmed that his club will sign former ​Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a free transfer this summer. Reina, who turns 36 in August, will be leaving ​Napoli upon the expiration of his contract on 30 June. #ACMilan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli confirms they’ll sign #Napoli's Pepe Reina on a free transfer - “we need people with experience”. https://t.co/bWp5d171A8 pic.twitter.com/buWSDCtQIx — footballitalia (@footballitalia) May...
​Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has confirmed that his club will sign former ​Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a free transfer this summer. Reina, who turns 36 in August, will be leaving ​Napoli upon the expiration of his contract on 30 June. #ACMilan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli confirms they’ll sign #Napoli's Pepe Reina on a free transfer - “we need people with experience”. https://t.co/bWp5d171A8 pic.twitter.com/buWSDCtQIx — footballitalia (@footballitalia) May...
Sporting Director Confirms AC Milan Will Sign Former World Cup Winner This Summer
​Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli has confirmed that his club will sign former ​Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina on a free transfer this summer. Reina, who turns 36 in August, will be leaving ​Napoli upon the expiration of his contract on 30 June. #ACMilan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli confirms they’ll sign #Napoli's Pepe Reina on a free transfer - “we need people with experience”. https://t.co/bWp5d171A8 pic.twitter.com/buWSDCtQIx — footballitalia (@footballitalia) May...
Atalanta's Bryan Cristante, left, and AC Milan's Lucas Biglia go for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and AC Milan, in Bergamo, Italy, Sunday, May 13, 2018. (Paolo Magni/ANSA via AP)
Injured Aguero and Biglia in Argentina World Cup squad
Atalanta's Bryan Cristante, left, and AC Milan's Lucas Biglia go for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and AC Milan, in Bergamo, Italy, Sunday, May 13, 2018. (Paolo Magni/ANSA via AP)
Robinho has backed his former Milan team-mate Gennaro Gattuso to win the Scudetto with the Serie A giants.
Robinho backs Gattuso to win title with Milan
Robinho has backed his former Milan team-mate Gennaro Gattuso to win the Scudetto with the Serie A giants.
Robinho has backed his former Milan team-mate Gennaro Gattuso to win the Scudetto with the Serie A giants.
Robinho backs Gattuso to win title with Milan
Robinho has backed his former Milan team-mate Gennaro Gattuso to win the Scudetto with the Serie A giants.
Robinho has backed his former Milan team-mate Gennaro Gattuso to win the Scudetto with the Serie A giants.
Robinho backs Gattuso to win title with Milan
Robinho has backed his former Milan team-mate Gennaro Gattuso to win the Scudetto with the Serie A giants.
Alessadnro Nesta (R), pictured in 2012, was one of the greatest defenders of his generation, starting his career with boyhood club Lazio and also playing with AC Milan (AFP Photo/OLIVIER MORIN)
Alessadnro Nesta (R), pictured in 2012, was one of the greatest defenders of his generation, starting his career with boyhood club Lazio and also playing with AC Milan
Alessadnro Nesta (R), pictured in 2012, was one of the greatest defenders of his generation, starting his career with boyhood club Lazio and also playing with AC Milan (AFP Photo/OLIVIER MORIN)
Alessadnro Nesta (R), pictured in 2012, was one of the greatest defenders of his generation, starting his career with boyhood club Lazio and also playing with AC Milan
Alessadnro Nesta (R), pictured in 2012, was one of the greatest defenders of his generation, starting his career with boyhood club Lazio and also playing with AC Milan
Alessadnro Nesta (R), pictured in 2012, was one of the greatest defenders of his generation, starting his career with boyhood club Lazio and also playing with AC Milan
AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma has been linked to Juventus as Gianluigi Buffon's successor, but Giuseppe Marotta has dismissed such talk.
Juventus 'not interested' in Milan goalkeeper Donnarumma
AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma has been linked to Juventus as Gianluigi Buffon's successor, but Giuseppe Marotta has dismissed such talk.
Soccer Football - Coppa Italia Final - Juventus vs AC Milan - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - May 9, 2018 Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala celebrate with the trophy after winning the Coppa Italia REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
Coppa Italia Final - Juventus vs AC Milan
Soccer Football - Coppa Italia Final - Juventus vs AC Milan - Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy - May 9, 2018 Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala celebrate with the trophy after winning the Coppa Italia REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
AC Milan have been linked with Ki Sung-yueng, who confirmed his departure from Swansea City following their Premier League relegation.
Ki announces Swansea exit after relegation
AC Milan have been linked with Ki Sung-yueng, who confirmed his departure from Swansea City following their Premier League relegation.
Gennaro Gattuso insisted errors are part and parcel of football as he backed 19-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to come good.
Gattuso and Milan defend under-fire Donnarumma
Gennaro Gattuso insisted errors are part and parcel of football as he backed 19-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to come good.
AC Milan's 1-1 draw at Atalanta made sure of another Europa League tilt next term - no mean feat according to head coach Gennaro Gattuso.
Gattuso hails AC Milan's Europa return
AC Milan's 1-1 draw at Atalanta made sure of another Europa League tilt next term - no mean feat according to head coach Gennaro Gattuso.
Juventus have won their 34th Serie A title, 16 more than next best AC Milan
ITALY SOCCER SERIE A
Juventus have won their 34th Serie A title, 16 more than next best AC Milan
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello scores the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello celebrates scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello celebrates scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello celebrates scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello celebrates scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello celebrates scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello celebrates scoring the 1-1 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Hans Hateboer (l) and Milan's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Hans Hateboer (l) and Milan's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Hans Hateboer (l) and Milan's goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Milan's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo leaves the pitch after getting a red card during th Italia Serie Serie A Soccer match between Atalanta and Milan at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy. EFE/EPA
Milan's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo leaves the pitch after getting a red card during th Italia Serie Serie A Soccer match between Atalanta and Milan at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy. EFE/EPA
Milan's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo leaves the pitch after getting a red card during th Italia Serie Serie A Soccer match between Atalanta and Milan at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy. EFE/EPA
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo leaves the pitch after getting a red card during th Italia Serie Serie A Soccer match between Atalanta and Milan at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo leaves the pitch after getting a red card during th Italia Serie Serie A Soccer match between Atalanta and Milan at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo leaves the pitch after getting a red card during th Italia Serie Serie A Soccer match between Atalanta and Milan at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- The referee of the match Marco Guida shows the red card to Milan's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- The referee of the match Marco Guida shows the red card to Milan's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- The referee of the match Marco Guida shows the red card to Milan's midfielder Riccardo Montolivo during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Gianluigi Donnarumma made a late mistake to gift Atalanta a 1-1 draw with AC Milan, as both sides secure Europa League football.
Atalanta 1 AC Milan 1: Donnarumma howler gives hosts point as both secure Europa League spots
Gianluigi Donnarumma made a late mistake to gift Atalanta a 1-1 draw with AC Milan, as both sides secure Europa League football.
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Franck Kessie scores the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Franck Kessie scores the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Franck Kessie scores the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Franck Kessie celebrates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Franck Kessie celebrates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Franck Kessie celebrates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Franck Kessie celebrates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Franck Kessie celebrates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's midfielder Franck Kessie celebrates after scoring the 1-0 goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's manager Gennaro Gattuso during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's manager Gennaro Gattuso during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's manager Gennaro Gattuso during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's head coach Gian Piero Gasperini during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's head coach Gian Piero Gasperini during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's head coach Gian Piero Gasperini during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's supporters display a banner dedicated to head coach Gian Piero Gasperini during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's supporters display a banner dedicated to head coach Gian Piero Gasperini during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's supporters display a banner dedicated to head coach Gian Piero Gasperini during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's Leonardo Bonucci reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's Leonardo Bonucci reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Milan's Leonardo Bonucci reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Mattia Caldara (R) and Milan's Nikola Kalinic in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Mattia Caldara (R) and Milan's Nikola Kalinic in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Mattia Caldara (R) and Milan's Nikola Kalinic in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello (R) and Milan's Nikola Kalinic in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello (R) and Milan's Nikola Kalinic in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Bergamo (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Atalanta's Andrea Masiello (R) and Milan's Nikola Kalinic in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta BC and AC Milan at Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, Italy, 13 may 2018. (Italia) EFE/EPA/PAOLO MAGNI
Florence (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Milan Badelj (L) commemorates former Fiorentina and Cagliari player Davide Astori before the Italian Serie A soccer match between ACF Fiorentina and Cagliari Calcio at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Florencia, Italia) EFE/EPA/CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI
Florence (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Milan Badelj (L) commemorates former Fiorentina and Cagliari player Davide Astori before the Italian Serie A soccer match between ACF Fiorentina and Cagliari Calcio at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Florencia, Italia) EFE/EPA/CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI
Florence (Italy), 13/05/2018.- Fiorentina's Milan Badelj (L) commemorates former Fiorentina and Cagliari player Davide Astori before the Italian Serie A soccer match between ACF Fiorentina and Cagliari Calcio at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy, 13 May 2018. (Florencia, Italia) EFE/EPA/CLAUDIO GIOVANNINI
Mikel Arteta has emerged as the strongest rival to Max Allegri for the Arsenal job with the club moving closer to settling on a preferred candidate. Arsenal have been working through a long list of names that included Luis Enrique, Patrick Vieira, Julian Nagelsmann, Joachim Low and Jorge Sampaoli, but that has now been cut. Sources believe that the race to succeed Arsene Wenger is being led by ex-Arsenal captain Arteta and Allegri, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Josh Kroenke, son of majority shareholder Stan, now weighing up who to approach. Telegraph Sport revealed in December how Arteta, who has been working as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, was viewed as a future Arsenal manager and Wenger takes charge of his last Gunners game against Huddersfield Town on Sunday. City would fight to try to keep Arteta, who is treasured by Guardiola, and could offer him a new contract, but they are unlikely to stand in his way if he is offered the Arsenal job and expresses a desire to take it. Arteta is viewed as a key part of Guardiola's coaching staff Credit: OFFSIDE Allegri’s management CV with Juventus makes him a strong contender, but there is a growing feeling that Arteta may fit Arsenal’s structure better and that his knowledge of the club and the Premier League makes up for his relative inexperience. There have been talks within the club over how a young coach could help energise the Gunners and 36-year-old Arteta is 14 years younger than Allegri. There also remains a fear that, despite his desire to work in England, Allegri will ultimately opt to stay one more year at Juventus or hold out for a more lucrative Premier League job. Wenger’s successor will only have a transfer budget of £50million to work with this summer, as well as any money he can raise from sales. Allegri and Juventus won the Coppa Italia final this week against AC Milan Credit: AFP That is significantly less than the likes of Allegri or Enrique would expect to be given to try to turn Arsenal into Premier League challengers, but Arteta is already aware of the financial restrictions at the Emirates. Other than being highly rated by Gazidis, Arteta is close to Per Mertesacker, who is taking over as Academy manager and who will be expected to work closely with Arsenal’s next first-team manager. The obvious risk in going for Areta is the fact Arsenal would be his first job in management, but the Kroenkes have already proved they are willing to trust an inexperienced candidate. Stan and Josh Kroenke have seen 32-year-old coach Sean McVay succeed with their NFL club, Los Angeles Rams and may see that as a blueprint for Arsenal. McVay became the youngest head coach in NFL history, when, aged 30, he was handed the LA Rams job in January 2017.
Mikel Arteta emerges as strongest rival to Max Allegri to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager
Mikel Arteta has emerged as the strongest rival to Max Allegri for the Arsenal job with the club moving closer to settling on a preferred candidate. Arsenal have been working through a long list of names that included Luis Enrique, Patrick Vieira, Julian Nagelsmann, Joachim Low and Jorge Sampaoli, but that has now been cut. Sources believe that the race to succeed Arsene Wenger is being led by ex-Arsenal captain Arteta and Allegri, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Josh Kroenke, son of majority shareholder Stan, now weighing up who to approach. Telegraph Sport revealed in December how Arteta, who has been working as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, was viewed as a future Arsenal manager and Wenger takes charge of his last Gunners game against Huddersfield Town on Sunday. City would fight to try to keep Arteta, who is treasured by Guardiola, and could offer him a new contract, but they are unlikely to stand in his way if he is offered the Arsenal job and expresses a desire to take it. Arteta is viewed as a key part of Guardiola's coaching staff Credit: OFFSIDE Allegri’s management CV with Juventus makes him a strong contender, but there is a growing feeling that Arteta may fit Arsenal’s structure better and that his knowledge of the club and the Premier League makes up for his relative inexperience. There have been talks within the club over how a young coach could help energise the Gunners and 36-year-old Arteta is 14 years younger than Allegri. There also remains a fear that, despite his desire to work in England, Allegri will ultimately opt to stay one more year at Juventus or hold out for a more lucrative Premier League job. Wenger’s successor will only have a transfer budget of £50million to work with this summer, as well as any money he can raise from sales. Allegri and Juventus won the Coppa Italia final this week against AC Milan Credit: AFP That is significantly less than the likes of Allegri or Enrique would expect to be given to try to turn Arsenal into Premier League challengers, but Arteta is already aware of the financial restrictions at the Emirates. Other than being highly rated by Gazidis, Arteta is close to Per Mertesacker, who is taking over as Academy manager and who will be expected to work closely with Arsenal’s next first-team manager. The obvious risk in going for Areta is the fact Arsenal would be his first job in management, but the Kroenkes have already proved they are willing to trust an inexperienced candidate. Stan and Josh Kroenke have seen 32-year-old coach Sean McVay succeed with their NFL club, Los Angeles Rams and may see that as a blueprint for Arsenal. McVay became the youngest head coach in NFL history, when, aged 30, he was handed the LA Rams job in January 2017.
Mikel Arteta has emerged as the strongest rival to Max Allegri for the Arsenal job with the club moving closer to settling on a preferred candidate. Arsenal have been working through a long list of names that included Luis Enrique, Patrick Vieira, Julian Nagelsmann, Joachim Low and Jorge Sampaoli, but that has now been cut. Sources believe that the race to succeed Arsene Wenger is being led by ex-Arsenal captain Arteta and Allegri, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Josh Kroenke, son of majority shareholder Stan, now weighing up who to approach. Telegraph Sport revealed in December how Arteta, who has been working as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, was viewed as a future Arsenal manager and Wenger takes charge of his last Gunners game against Huddersfield Town on Sunday. City would fight to try to keep Arteta, who is treasured by Guardiola, and could offer him a new contract, but they are unlikely to stand in his way if he is offered the Arsenal job and expresses a desire to take it. Arteta is viewed as a key part of Guardiola's coaching staff Credit: OFFSIDE Allegri’s management CV with Juventus makes him a strong contender, but there is a growing feeling that Arteta may fit Arsenal’s structure better and that his knowledge of the club and the Premier League makes up for his relative inexperience. There have been talks within the club over how a young coach could help energise the Gunners and 36-year-old Arteta is 14 years younger than Allegri. There also remains a fear that, despite his desire to work in England, Allegri will ultimately opt to stay one more year at Juventus or hold out for a more lucrative Premier League job. Wenger’s successor will only have a transfer budget of £50million to work with this summer, as well as any money he can raise from sales. Allegri and Juventus won the Coppa Italia final this week against AC Milan Credit: AFP That is significantly less than the likes of Allegri or Enrique would expect to be given to try to turn Arsenal into Premier League challengers, but Arteta is already aware of the financial restrictions at the Emirates. Other than being highly rated by Gazidis, Arteta is close to Per Mertesacker, who is taking over as Academy manager and who will be expected to work closely with Arsenal’s next first-team manager. The obvious risk in going for Areta is the fact Arsenal would be his first job in management, but the Kroenkes have already proved they are willing to trust an inexperienced candidate. Stan and Josh Kroenke have seen 32-year-old coach Sean McVay succeed with their NFL club, Los Angeles Rams and may see that as a blueprint for Arsenal. McVay became the youngest head coach in NFL history, when, aged 30, he was handed the LA Rams job in January 2017.
Mikel Arteta emerges as strongest rival to Max Allegri to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager
Mikel Arteta has emerged as the strongest rival to Max Allegri for the Arsenal job with the club moving closer to settling on a preferred candidate. Arsenal have been working through a long list of names that included Luis Enrique, Patrick Vieira, Julian Nagelsmann, Joachim Low and Jorge Sampaoli, but that has now been cut. Sources believe that the race to succeed Arsene Wenger is being led by ex-Arsenal captain Arteta and Allegri, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Josh Kroenke, son of majority shareholder Stan, now weighing up who to approach. Telegraph Sport revealed in December how Arteta, who has been working as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, was viewed as a future Arsenal manager and Wenger takes charge of his last Gunners game against Huddersfield Town on Sunday. City would fight to try to keep Arteta, who is treasured by Guardiola, and could offer him a new contract, but they are unlikely to stand in his way if he is offered the Arsenal job and expresses a desire to take it. Arteta is viewed as a key part of Guardiola's coaching staff Credit: OFFSIDE Allegri’s management CV with Juventus makes him a strong contender, but there is a growing feeling that Arteta may fit Arsenal’s structure better and that his knowledge of the club and the Premier League makes up for his relative inexperience. There have been talks within the club over how a young coach could help energise the Gunners and 36-year-old Arteta is 14 years younger than Allegri. There also remains a fear that, despite his desire to work in England, Allegri will ultimately opt to stay one more year at Juventus or hold out for a more lucrative Premier League job. Wenger’s successor will only have a transfer budget of £50million to work with this summer, as well as any money he can raise from sales. Allegri and Juventus won the Coppa Italia final this week against AC Milan Credit: AFP That is significantly less than the likes of Allegri or Enrique would expect to be given to try to turn Arsenal into Premier League challengers, but Arteta is already aware of the financial restrictions at the Emirates. Other than being highly rated by Gazidis, Arteta is close to Per Mertesacker, who is taking over as Academy manager and who will be expected to work closely with Arsenal’s next first-team manager. The obvious risk in going for Areta is the fact Arsenal would be his first job in management, but the Kroenkes have already proved they are willing to trust an inexperienced candidate. Stan and Josh Kroenke have seen 32-year-old coach Sean McVay succeed with their NFL club, Los Angeles Rams and may see that as a blueprint for Arsenal. McVay became the youngest head coach in NFL history, when, aged 30, he was handed the LA Rams job in January 2017.
Mikel Arteta has emerged as the strongest rival to Max Allegri for the Arsenal job with the club moving closer to settling on a preferred candidate. Arsenal have been working through a long list of names that included Luis Enrique, Patrick Vieira, Julian Nagelsmann, Joachim Low and Jorge Sampaoli, but that has now been cut. Sources believe that the race to succeed Arsene Wenger is being led by ex-Arsenal captain Arteta and Allegri, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Josh Kroenke, son of majority shareholder Stan, now weighing up who to approach. Telegraph Sport revealed in December how Arteta, who has been working as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, was viewed as a future Arsenal manager and Wenger takes charge of his last Gunners game against Huddersfield Town on Sunday. City would fight to try to keep Arteta, who is treasured by Guardiola, and could offer him a new contract, but they are unlikely to stand in his way if he is offered the Arsenal job and expresses a desire to take it. Arteta is viewed as a key part of Guardiola's coaching staff Credit: OFFSIDE Allegri’s management CV with Juventus makes him a strong contender, but there is a growing feeling that Arteta may fit Arsenal’s structure better and that his knowledge of the club and the Premier League makes up for his relative inexperience. There have been talks within the club over how a young coach could help energise the Gunners and 36-year-old Arteta is 14 years younger than Allegri. There also remains a fear that, despite his desire to work in England, Allegri will ultimately opt to stay one more year at Juventus or hold out for a more lucrative Premier League job. Wenger’s successor will only have a transfer budget of £50million to work with this summer, as well as any money he can raise from sales. Allegri and Juventus won the Coppa Italia final this week against AC Milan Credit: AFP That is significantly less than the likes of Allegri or Enrique would expect to be given to try to turn Arsenal into Premier League challengers, but Arteta is already aware of the financial restrictions at the Emirates. Other than being highly rated by Gazidis, Arteta is close to Per Mertesacker, who is taking over as Academy manager and who will be expected to work closely with Arsenal’s next first-team manager. The obvious risk in going for Areta is the fact Arsenal would be his first job in management, but the Kroenkes have already proved they are willing to trust an inexperienced candidate. Stan and Josh Kroenke have seen 32-year-old coach Sean McVay succeed with their NFL club, Los Angeles Rams and may see that as a blueprint for Arsenal. McVay became the youngest head coach in NFL history, when, aged 30, he was handed the LA Rams job in January 2017.
Mikel Arteta emerges as strongest rival to Max Allegri to replace Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager
Mikel Arteta has emerged as the strongest rival to Max Allegri for the Arsenal job with the club moving closer to settling on a preferred candidate. Arsenal have been working through a long list of names that included Luis Enrique, Patrick Vieira, Julian Nagelsmann, Joachim Low and Jorge Sampaoli, but that has now been cut. Sources believe that the race to succeed Arsene Wenger is being led by ex-Arsenal captain Arteta and Allegri, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Josh Kroenke, son of majority shareholder Stan, now weighing up who to approach. Telegraph Sport revealed in December how Arteta, who has been working as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at Manchester City, was viewed as a future Arsenal manager and Wenger takes charge of his last Gunners game against Huddersfield Town on Sunday. City would fight to try to keep Arteta, who is treasured by Guardiola, and could offer him a new contract, but they are unlikely to stand in his way if he is offered the Arsenal job and expresses a desire to take it. Arteta is viewed as a key part of Guardiola's coaching staff Credit: OFFSIDE Allegri’s management CV with Juventus makes him a strong contender, but there is a growing feeling that Arteta may fit Arsenal’s structure better and that his knowledge of the club and the Premier League makes up for his relative inexperience. There have been talks within the club over how a young coach could help energise the Gunners and 36-year-old Arteta is 14 years younger than Allegri. There also remains a fear that, despite his desire to work in England, Allegri will ultimately opt to stay one more year at Juventus or hold out for a more lucrative Premier League job. Wenger’s successor will only have a transfer budget of £50million to work with this summer, as well as any money he can raise from sales. Allegri and Juventus won the Coppa Italia final this week against AC Milan Credit: AFP That is significantly less than the likes of Allegri or Enrique would expect to be given to try to turn Arsenal into Premier League challengers, but Arteta is already aware of the financial restrictions at the Emirates. Other than being highly rated by Gazidis, Arteta is close to Per Mertesacker, who is taking over as Academy manager and who will be expected to work closely with Arsenal’s next first-team manager. The obvious risk in going for Areta is the fact Arsenal would be his first job in management, but the Kroenkes have already proved they are willing to trust an inexperienced candidate. Stan and Josh Kroenke have seen 32-year-old coach Sean McVay succeed with their NFL club, Los Angeles Rams and may see that as a blueprint for Arsenal. McVay became the youngest head coach in NFL history, when, aged 30, he was handed the LA Rams job in January 2017.
The former Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and England star is now pinning his hopes on daughter Harper
Beckham's heartbreak as sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz shun football
The former Manchester United, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and England star is now pinning his hopes on daughter Harper
The Rossoneri boss wants his Portuguese striker to show a greater drive to make the most of his talent at the San Siro, or face being moved on
Gattuso demands more from Silva amid AC Milan exit talk
The Rossoneri boss wants his Portuguese striker to show a greater drive to make the most of his talent at the San Siro, or face being moved on
The Rossoneri boss wants his Portuguese striker to show a greater drive to make the most of his talent at the San Siro, or face being moved on
Gattuso demands more from Silva amid AC Milan exit talk
The Rossoneri boss wants his Portuguese striker to show a greater drive to make the most of his talent at the San Siro, or face being moved on
The Rossoneri boss wants his Portuguese striker to show a greater drive to make the most of his talent at the San Siro, or face being moved on
Gattuso demands more from Silva amid AC Milan exit talk
The Rossoneri boss wants his Portuguese striker to show a greater drive to make the most of his talent at the San Siro, or face being moved on
The Rossoneri boss wants his Portuguese striker to show a greater drive to make the most of his talent at the San Siro, or face being moved on
Gattuso demands more from Silva amid AC Milan exit talk
The Rossoneri boss wants his Portuguese striker to show a greater drive to make the most of his talent at the San Siro, or face being moved on
The Rossoneri boss wants his Portuguese striker to show a greater drive to make the most of his talent at the San Siro, or face being moved on
Gattuso demands more from Silva amid AC Milan exit talk
The Rossoneri boss wants his Portuguese striker to show a greater drive to make the most of his talent at the San Siro, or face being moved on
Former AC Milan starlet Alexandre Pato opened the scoring in Tianjin Quanjian's CSL match against Shandong Luneng on Saturday.
Pato shows his class to give Tianjin the lead
Former AC Milan starlet Alexandre Pato opened the scoring in Tianjin Quanjian's CSL match against Shandong Luneng on Saturday.
Former AC Milan starlet Alexandre Pato opened the scoring in Tianjin Quanjian's CSL match against Shandong Luneng on Saturday.
Pato shows his class to give Tianjin the lead
Former AC Milan starlet Alexandre Pato opened the scoring in Tianjin Quanjian's CSL match against Shandong Luneng on Saturday.
Former AC Milan starlet Alexandre Pato opened the scoring in Tianjin Quanjian's CSL match against Shandong Luneng on Saturday.
Pato shows his class to give Tianjin the lead
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Antonio Conte has insisted Chelsea are in far better shape than when he took over from Jose Mourinho – even if the club miss out on qualifying for the Champions League. Chelsea had finished 10th during Mourinho’s final season, when he was sacked in December 2015, before Conte was appointed head coach the next summer. Having guided Chelsea to the Premier League title during his first season, Conte now requires a major helping hand for his team to snatch a top-four place ahead of Liverpool. Chelsea have to win at Newcastle United and hope Brighton beat Liverpool at Anfield. But with an FA Cup final still to look forward to against Mourinho’s Manchester United, Conte insists his second – and in all likelihood final – season at Chelsea has not been a write off. Conte, who last summer stated he did not want a “Mourinho season”, said: “Don’t forget two years ago, Chelsea ended the season 10th and not in the FA Cup final, not in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup and they were eliminated in the last 16 against PSG in the Champions League. It can happen. Telegraph Sport's Premier League goals of the season “You must know that there is this possibility, because you play in a strong league. For this reason, you have to know this and prepare in the right way. There are six top teams at the start of the season ready to fight for a place in the Champions League. It can happen. In the past, it happened the same.” Asked if Chelsea were now in a better place than when he arrived, Conte added: “For sure, we worked two years and worked very hard to try to build something, to create a base. “I think you remember. Last season, after a 10th place, we won the Premier League. It was difficult. We worked very hard, but we won. After a 10th-place finish. Now, probably, you can finish fifth and start with a bit of an advantage compared to when you finish 10th. “We are struggling to take a place in the Champions League. But, I repeat, you play in a league that is very tough; where there are six top teams who fight to take the four Champions League places. It can happen. Last season, if I remember, United finished sixth and Arsenal fifth. It means you must pay great attention for the present and the future. It won’t be easy. It’s not automatic that you finish every season in the top four.” Conte is expected to leave Chelsea after the FA Cup, but, as has been the case for weeks, the Italian refused to speak about his future. He did, however, hint that he was not part of the club’s long-term planning by admitting he did not know Chelsea’s summer schedule and revealed he would head straight to Italy for Andrea Pirlo’s testimonial after the Cup final. “For sure, probably, I will go to Milan for the game for Pirlo on the 21st [of May],” said Conte. “Then we don’t know, at the end of the season, if we have friendly games. I don’t know anything about our end of season. For sure, in the next week, the situation will be more clear for the end of the season. “Now, I think we must be focused to finish the season. Then it will be the right moment for the person to understand the situation and take the best solution, find the solution in the best possible way.” The players and managers signing off this weekend... and those who could be Chelsea have been linked with a string of managers, including Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri, Luis Enrique and Max Allegri, but Conte does not hold a grudge against anybody eying up his job. “This is normal,” he said. “This is our job. Our life. As you know very well, our job is very difficult for this reason because you stay, not every day – actually, this season every day – you stay in balance. “It’s normal to have a lot of speculation around you. But this is normal. This is my job. We have to live with this pressure, with this type of situation. I have great respect for everyone.”
Antonio Conte aims barb at former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho by insisting fifth place is better than 10th
Antonio Conte has insisted Chelsea are in far better shape than when he took over from Jose Mourinho – even if the club miss out on qualifying for the Champions League. Chelsea had finished 10th during Mourinho’s final season, when he was sacked in December 2015, before Conte was appointed head coach the next summer. Having guided Chelsea to the Premier League title during his first season, Conte now requires a major helping hand for his team to snatch a top-four place ahead of Liverpool. Chelsea have to win at Newcastle United and hope Brighton beat Liverpool at Anfield. But with an FA Cup final still to look forward to against Mourinho’s Manchester United, Conte insists his second – and in all likelihood final – season at Chelsea has not been a write off. Conte, who last summer stated he did not want a “Mourinho season”, said: “Don’t forget two years ago, Chelsea ended the season 10th and not in the FA Cup final, not in the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup and they were eliminated in the last 16 against PSG in the Champions League. It can happen. Telegraph Sport's Premier League goals of the season “You must know that there is this possibility, because you play in a strong league. For this reason, you have to know this and prepare in the right way. There are six top teams at the start of the season ready to fight for a place in the Champions League. It can happen. In the past, it happened the same.” Asked if Chelsea were now in a better place than when he arrived, Conte added: “For sure, we worked two years and worked very hard to try to build something, to create a base. “I think you remember. Last season, after a 10th place, we won the Premier League. It was difficult. We worked very hard, but we won. After a 10th-place finish. Now, probably, you can finish fifth and start with a bit of an advantage compared to when you finish 10th. “We are struggling to take a place in the Champions League. But, I repeat, you play in a league that is very tough; where there are six top teams who fight to take the four Champions League places. It can happen. Last season, if I remember, United finished sixth and Arsenal fifth. It means you must pay great attention for the present and the future. It won’t be easy. It’s not automatic that you finish every season in the top four.” Conte is expected to leave Chelsea after the FA Cup, but, as has been the case for weeks, the Italian refused to speak about his future. He did, however, hint that he was not part of the club’s long-term planning by admitting he did not know Chelsea’s summer schedule and revealed he would head straight to Italy for Andrea Pirlo’s testimonial after the Cup final. “For sure, probably, I will go to Milan for the game for Pirlo on the 21st [of May],” said Conte. “Then we don’t know, at the end of the season, if we have friendly games. I don’t know anything about our end of season. For sure, in the next week, the situation will be more clear for the end of the season. “Now, I think we must be focused to finish the season. Then it will be the right moment for the person to understand the situation and take the best solution, find the solution in the best possible way.” The players and managers signing off this weekend... and those who could be Chelsea have been linked with a string of managers, including Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri, Luis Enrique and Max Allegri, but Conte does not hold a grudge against anybody eying up his job. “This is normal,” he said. “This is our job. Our life. As you know very well, our job is very difficult for this reason because you stay, not every day – actually, this season every day – you stay in balance. “It’s normal to have a lot of speculation around you. But this is normal. This is my job. We have to live with this pressure, with this type of situation. I have great respect for everyone.”

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