Injured Reina out of Spain squad

Pepe Reina has been forced to withdraw from the Spain squad after failing to recover from a muscle injury. The 34-year-old Napoli goalkeeper missed training on Tuesday and it was reported that scans later confirmed that he had suffered a thigh strain. Reina has now been replaced by Under-21 goalkeeper Kepa of Athletic Bilbao after

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Cole: I still laugh at Arsenal

Ashley Cole has risked antagonising Arsenal fans by claiming it is amusing to watch their continued lack of success. The former England full-back left the Gunners for Chelsea in 2006 in a deal that infuriated supporters of Arsene Wenger’s side. Cole won two Premier Leagues and three FA Cups before departing Arsenal and went on

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Robben pondered Netherlands retirement

Arjen Robben has set his sights on the 2018 World Cup with Netherlands after putting thoughts of international retirement to one side. The Bayern Munich forward has struggled with injuries in recent seasons and that left him pondering whether he should focus on playing club football to prolong his career. In the end the 33-year-old

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