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Luiz Felipe Scolari signs new contract with Guangzhou Evergrande

Luiz Felipe Scolari's Guangzhou Evergrande side secured a sixth consecutive Chinese Super League title.

Luiz Felipe Scolari has signed a new contract with Chinese Super League champions Guangzhou Evergrande, the club announced on Monday, just a day after the team clinched a record sixth straight league title.

Scolari's existing deal was due to expire at the end of November, but after Guangzhou cancelled their preseason contract with Marcello Lippi to allow the Italian to take over the China national team, the Brazilian World Cup winner has seen his time with Evergrande extended.

The former Brazil,...

MLS sets average attendance record in 2016 as Seattle Sounders lead all clubs

With the MLS Cup Playoffs field set, Alejandro Moreno and Brian Dunseth analyse the fixtures in the knockout round.
ESPN FC's Taylor Twellman expresses concern about Seattle's limited attacking options entering the MLS Cup Playoffs.

MLS fans attended league matches in record numbers this season.

With the regular season now complete, data provided by MLS revealed an average attendance of 21,692 fans per game in 2016, just beating out the mark of 21,558 set in 2015.

It marked the third consecutive season that the attendance record had been broken, and the second season in a row that the average attendance exceeded 21,000 fans per game. MLS has seen its attendance increase 40 percent from 2006, when its average attendance was 15,504.


 By Ian Holyman

Ballon d'Or: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead list of 30 nominees

The ESPN FC crew discuss the their leading candidates for the 2016 Ballon d'Or.
Xavi believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the favourite to win the Ballon d'Or over his former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are set to resume their annual battle for the Ballon d'Or after both were named in the list of 30 nominees for the 2016 award on Monday.

France Football, the magazine that founded most prestigious individual honour in football, released the list in which Real Madrid man Ronaldo, 31, and Barcelona's Messi, 29, both featured. The pair have finished first and second in each of the past five years with Messi edging out his great rival three wins to two, including his...

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud set for return in EFL Cup tie vs. Reading

Arsene Wenger was frustrated with Arsenal's lacklustre showing in their scoreless draw.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said striker Olivier Giroud should be back for Tuesday's EFL Cup game against Reading, but most of his regular starters will be rested.

Giroud has struggled to recover from a toe injury suffered at Paris Saint-German in the Champions League last month but is expected to be in the squad against the Championship's Royals.

Although Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey are still out, defender Carl Jenkinson will make his first Arsenal appearance in more than two years.

"I think...

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Valencia have pic of fan who threw bottle at Barcelona huddle - report

Barcelona won late against Valencia, despite losing Iniesta to injury, Luis Enrique says it shows the team's quality.
Watch the full match replay for LaLiga Santander 2016-17 match played between Valencia vs FC Barcelona on October 22,2016.
Catch all the goals scored in LaLiga Santander 2016-17 match played between Valencia vs FC Barcelona on October 22,2016.
Andres Iniesta suffered a brutal injury early, while Messi saved the day scoring the game-winning penalty at the death.
Lionel Messi's penalty in stoppage time gives Barcelona a dramatic 2-3 victory over Valencia.
Lionel Messi's penalty in stoppage time gives Barcelona a dramatic 2-3 victory over Valencia.

Valencia have said they now have a picture of the fan who threw a bottle at Barcelona stars Neymar and Luis Suarez from the home supporters' Curva Nord stand and are working to identify the person, sources have told Spanish news agency Efe.

As Messi and his teammates celebrated the Blaugrana's winner, a plastic water bottle was thrown from the home supporters' Curva Nord stand into the centre of Barcelona's huddle.

Neymar and Luis Suarez were both hit by objects and fell to the pitch, leading...

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos dismisses Barcelona talk

Marquinhos and the PSG defence came up big on Wednesday at Saint-Etienne.
Brazilian defender Marquinhos said PSG 'have always had great faith in me.'

Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has said he wants to "make his life in Paris" despite interest from Barcelona.

Marquinhos has established himself in the starting lineup since David Luiz returned to Chelsea in the summer, striking up a solid partnership with captain and compatriot Thiago Silva.

The 22-year-old, also a regular starter for Brazil, told Canal Football Club that "everything is going well" and played down speculation that he could push for a move to the Camp Nou.

"An offer from...