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Canada chief Victor Montagliani to run for CONCACAF president

Victor Montagliani plans to reform CONCACAF.

TORONTO -- Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani says he is running for president of CONCACAF, whose past three presidents have been charged with corruption by U.S. prosecutors.

Montagliani said Monday he promises to reform the sport's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean.

Jack Warner of Trinidad and Tobago, CONCACAF's president from 1990-2011, was indicted in May on charges of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering...

Adnan Januazaj, Guillermo Varela injured in Man United under-21 match

Adnan Januzaj walked off injured during Manchester United's reserve team game.

Manchester United's injury problems got worse as Adnan Januzaj limped off in their under-21 team's 7-0 thrashing of Norwich.

The Belgian departed before half-time with a suspected hamstring problem, which he tried and failed to run off.

And United also lost Uruguayan defender Guillermo Varela, who became the fifth injured full-back at Old Trafford.

Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young are all already sidelined.

Januzaj is yet to start for United since returning after an unsuccessful...

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Paul Clement sacked as manager at Derby County

Paul Clement is no longer in charge at Derby County.

Paul Clement has been sacked as head coach at Derby County, the Championship club have announced.

The Rams announced on Monday evening that Clement, who was appointed to the role last summer, had been relieved of his duties, with academy director Darren Wassall taking over until the end of the season.

Derby are without a win in their last seven league games and lie fifth in the Championship table.

The midlands outfit -- eighth last season under Steve McClaren -- are currently five points behind...

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Lionel Messi to be treated for kidney stones but unlikely to miss Barca game

The ESPN FC crew discuss Barcelona's underwhelming 2-0 victory over Levante.
Luis Enrique is not concerned with personal milestones unless they lead to trophies for Barcelona.
Luis Enrique believes Barcelona has not reached the level they did at the end of last season, despite being in first place.

Lionel Messi will undergo a medical procedure for kidney stones on Tuesday but the Barcelona star is not expected to miss Wednesday's match against Valencia because of the treatment.

The 28-year-old was sidelined by kidney stones during the Club World Cup semifinal this past December, and he did not train on Monday because tests had detected more kidney problems.

Chelsea's Kurt Zouma says he will miss six months with ACL injury

Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink comments on an injury to Kurt Zouma that forced him to be stretchered off the field.
Man United manager Louis van Gaal voices his dissatisfaction with referee Michael Oliver following their 1-1 draw against Chelsea.
ESPN FC's Steve Nicol says considering the mistakes Man United and Chelsea made in the match, neither team deserved a win.

Kurt Zouma will miss the rest of the Premier League season and Euro 2016 after confirming that he injured his anterior cruciate ligament during Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Manchester United on Sunday.

Zouma landed awkwardly and twisted his knee in the Stamford Bridge turf after battling for an aerial ball during the second half of the match, leaving the field on a stretcher to be replaced by Gary Cahill on 68 minutes.

The France international will this week undergo knee surgery which will rule him out...

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Jonjo Shelvey best bargain of transfer window as China overpays

ESPN FC's Sid Lowe discusses Jackson Martinez's move to Guangzhou Evergrande and the sudden spending spree of Chinese clubs.

Jonjo Shelvey's move to Newcastle was the biggest bargain of the winter transfer window, while Guangzhou Evergrande easily overpaid the most in their €42 million acquisition of Jackson Martinez, according to a study by the CIES Football Observatory.

The study used an algorithm that correlated fees paid and prior results from more than 1,500 transfers since 2010.

Shelvey moved from Swansea to Newcastle in January for €16m (£12m), but the study reported the England international was...