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Oct 3, 2014

Sporting Lisbon 'pressured' to sell Marcos Rojo to Manchester United

ESPN FC's Shaka Hislop agrees with FIFA's decision to ban third-party ownership of players.

Sporting Lisbon president Bruno de Carvalho has told the BBC World Football Show that his club were under "big pressure" from third-party owners to sell Marcos Rojo to Manchester United this summer.

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Argentina international Rojo eventually joined United for 16 million pounds in August, but only after the player had apologised to Sporting after refusing to train while the Portuguese club resolved their dispute with Rojo's management company Doyen Sports.

Sporting declared their contract with Doyen...

Oct 1, 2014

New England Revolution announce partnership with Sporting Lisbon

Sporting president Bruno de Carvalho has sealed a development deal with the New England Revolution.

The New England Revolution became the latest MLS team to align with a foreign club on Wednesday as they announced a strategic partnership with Sporting Lisbon, which boasts one of the world's most renowned academies.

The international partnership is the first of its kind in Revolution history and is expected to result in shared expertise and promotion for both clubs.

"We're very excited to partner with a club with such history and prestige as Sporting Clube De Portugal," Revolution president Brian...

Oct 1, 2014

Nani uncertain of Manchester United future post-Sporting loan

ESPN FC's Craig Burley believes Louis van Gaal should worry about his tactics rather than thinking about who will be replacing him.

Nani admits he is unsure if he has a future at Manchester United and does not know what will happen to him after his loan spell at Sporting Lisbon ends.

The Portugal winger has rejoined his former club for the season after he was deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford by new manager Louis van Gaal.

And he said he is focused on returning to peak form during his time in his home country before determining where he will ply his trade next year.

Nani is hoping to rediscover his form on loan at Sporting Lisbon.

He told Sky Sports: "I don't know. At the moment,...

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Oct 1, 2014

Mourinho relaxed as Chelsea top Group G

Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea's 1-0 UEFA Champions League win over Sporting Lisbon leaves the 'in control of their own destiny'.

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Oct 1, 2014

Silva pleased with Sporting attitude

Sporting Lisbon head coach Marco Silva was pleased with the attitude of his players, despite their 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

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