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BARCELONA: The founding partner of Brazilian investment group DIS has accused Neymar and his family of being “traitors,” while insisting the Brazil and Barcelona star can’t be a role model to children for what he’s done.

– Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli has dropped the strongest hint yet that he is keen to replace Luis Enrique at Barcelona.

LIVERPOOL: The club are not commenting on claims they could face a transfer ban on academy players if they are found guilty of “tapping up” a Stoke youngster.

PREMIER LEAGUE: Club owners urged the government to explore measures to protect the competition from being damaged by Britain’s impending departure from the European Union.

PORTUGAL: The sculptor who designed the bust of Ronaldo unveiled at Madeira airport has defended his handiwork, saying: “Not even Jesus pleased everyone.”

FIFA: FIFA has announced its proposed allocation of places for the 48-team 2026 World Cup and revealed a six-nation playoff could be used to determine the last two spots.

– Michel Platini has accused Sepp Blatter of ensuring they both fell from grace together, calling the disgraced former FIFA president “the most selfish person.”

STOKE: Saido Berahino has claimed he failed a drugs test earlier this season because his drink was spiked in a nightclub.

MAN CITY: Former chairman David Bernstein has revealed he met with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger to seek advice on how to revive his club’s fortunes when they were in the second division.

ARGENTINA: Diego Maradona criticised the four-match ban imposed on Lionel Messi by FIFA and said he will speak to FIFA president Gianni Infantino to try to see it reduced.

JUVENTUS: Dani Alves has said football is no longer a “humane competition that looks after players,” as FIFPro revealed that 41 percent of footballers it surveyed have been paid late.

MLS: Bastian Schweinsteiger’s introductory news conference at Major League Soccer club Chicago Fire went viral after he was asked by a reporter whether his new club could win the World Cup.

– Giovani dos Santos, Gyasi Zardes and Ashley Cole will all be available for the LA Galaxy this weekend after overcoming injuries.

– Columbus Crew SC acquired attacker Kekuta Manneh from the Vancouver Whitecaps on Thursday in exchange for midfielder Tony Tchani and allocation money in a major MLS trade.

– Former D.C. United goalkeeper Charlie Horton has filed a lawsuit against former teammate Fabian Espindola, current DCU manager Ben Olsen, D.C. United, and MLS over injuries he sustained due to an alleged assault perpetrated by Espindola.

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