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Coronavirus Outbreak: Switzerland national football team members decline payments to tune of $1.03 million
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Switzerland national football team members decline payments to tune of $1.03 million

Switzerland were scheduled to play in the now-postponed European Championship in June and had two games in Qatar canceled last month because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier League: Unai Emery's Arsenal look to get back to winning ways against struggling Fulham
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Premier League: Unai Emery's Arsenal look to get back to winning ways against struggling Fulham

Riding high until two weeks ago, Arsenal's season has taken a sudden downturn that has thrown the focus firmly onto the club's plans for the January transfer window.

Europa League: Arsenal manager Unai Emery frustrated with side's tendency to concede late goals
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Europa League: Arsenal manager Unai Emery frustrated with side's tendency to concede late goals

Unai Emery called on his players to improve their defensive mentality, especially after conceding a stoppage-time goal in a 2-1 win over Newcastle United.

International Champions Cup 2018: Arsenal kicks off Unai Emery era with fixtures against PSG, Atletico Madrid
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International Champions Cup 2018: Arsenal kicks off Unai Emery era with fixtures against PSG, Atletico Madrid

Arsenal play Atletico on Thursday and PSG on Saturday, before returning to Europe for the last pre-season fixture. Firstpost will be catching the team in action in Singapore and will bring you a report on just what we learned from the two games. Keep watching this space.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Emil Forsberg underlines his importance to Sweden with impressive display against fumbling Switzerland
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Emil Forsberg underlines his importance to Sweden with impressive display against fumbling Switzerland

Forsberg might not act the team’s big dog like the retired Zlatan Ibrahimovic but in his first World Cup finals, the midfielder has carried Sweden further than Ibrahimovic had ever done in his illustrious career.

Premier League: Arsenal defender Calum Chambers signs contract extension with club, says he is ready to prove his worth
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Premier League: Arsenal defender Calum Chambers signs contract extension with club, says he is ready to prove his worth

England international defender Calum Chambers is willing to battle to gain a first choice place at Arsenal after signing a long-term contract on Tuesday

FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland advance to last-16 after draw against Costa Rica, face Sweden without Stephan Lichtsteiner
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland advance to last-16 after draw against Costa Rica, face Sweden without Stephan Lichtsteiner

Switzerland moved through to the World Cup last 16 on Wednesday, after a draw over Costa Rica but will be without captain Stephan Lichtsteiner because of suspension.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Kosovo starts online fund to collect money for fined Switzerland players
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Kosovo starts online fund to collect money for fined Switzerland players

Kosovo was collecting money Tuesday to pay FIFA fines of Switzerland players Granit Xhaka, Xherdan Shaqiri and Stephan Lichtsteiner for celebrating goals with a pro-Kosovo double eagle gesture in their World Cup win over Serbia.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland players avoid ban for double eagle celebrations against Serbia, escape with fines
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland players avoid ban for double eagle celebrations against Serbia, escape with fines

FIFA said Switzerland's Xhaka and Shaqiri would each be fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,000) and Lichtsteiner 5,000 Swiss francs.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar to play against Costa Rica despite injury fears, informs Brazil coach Tite
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar to play against Costa Rica despite injury fears, informs Brazil coach Tite

Neymar was given a rough ride by the Swiss in a 1-1 draw on Sunday, suffering 10 fouls during the match, the most for any player in a single World Cup game for 20 years.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Philippe Coutinho's stunner goes in vain as resolute Switzerland hold lacklustre Brazil
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Philippe Coutinho's stunner goes in vain as resolute Switzerland hold lacklustre Brazil

Brazil's bid for a sixth World Cup got off to a slow start as Switzerland withstood an early onslaught to snatch a 1-1 draw in Rostov-on-Don on Sunday.

Premier League: Stephen Lichtsteiner is expected to provide experience to a widely-criticised Arsenal's defensive line
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Premier League: Stephen Lichtsteiner is expected to provide experience to a widely-criticised Arsenal's defensive line

Stephan Lichtsteiner is expected to bring a winning mentality to Premier League strugglers Arsenal after enjoying trophy-laden seasons with the Italian clubs.

Premier League: Arsenal manager Unai Emery makes first signing; Stephan Lichtsteiner to join club from Juventus
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Premier League: Arsenal manager Unai Emery makes first signing; Stephan Lichtsteiner to join club from Juventus

Arsenal announced the capture of Swiss international defender Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus on Tuesday -- new manager Unai Emery's first signing for the Premier League club.

International friendlies: Ricardo Rodriguez's second-half goal helps Switzerland hold Spain
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International friendlies: Ricardo Rodriguez's second-half goal helps Switzerland hold Spain

Ricardo Rodriguez equalised for Switzerland as World Cup contenders Spain were held to a 1-1 draw at home in their final friendly before jetting out to Russia next week.

Serie A: Juventus coach confident about Gonzalo Higuain playing against Napoli despite broken finger
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Serie A: Juventus coach confident about Gonzalo Higuain playing against Napoli despite broken finger

Higuain, who joined Juventus in 2016, and has scored 10 goals in all competitions this season, underwent surgery on a fractured bone in his left hand on Monday.

Serie A: Napoli defeat Cagliari to secure top spot; Juventus' winning run ends with draw at Atalanta
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Serie A: Napoli defeat Cagliari to secure top spot; Juventus' winning run ends with draw at Atalanta

"Napoli is a symphony at the moment but Juve is the team to really beat," said Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco

Serie A: Juventus forward Paulo Dybala scores terrific hat-trick against Sassuolo, club maintain winning run
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Serie A: Juventus forward Paulo Dybala scores terrific hat-trick against Sassuolo, club maintain winning run

Paulo Dybala left the pitch ten minutes from the end to a standing ovation from the crowd at the Mapei Stadium following a masterclass performance .

Serie A: Juventus clinch record sixth consecutive title with a game to spare
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Serie A: Juventus clinch record sixth consecutive title with a game to spare

Juventus became the first team to win Serie A six times in a row when they beat Crotone 3-0 on Sunday to clinch the title with one game to spare.

Euro 2016: Switzerland left frustrated after 1-1 draw with Romania
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Euro 2016: Switzerland left frustrated after 1-1 draw with Romania

Switzerland were frustated in their attempt to book a place in the knockout stage of Euro 2016 after a 1-1 draw on Wednesday against Group A rivals Romania in Paris.

Euro 2016: Dour Switzerland benefit from easy group, but will struggle against tougher opponents
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Euro 2016: Dour Switzerland benefit from easy group, but will struggle against tougher opponents

Expect a second-place group stage finish from Vladimir Petkovic's Switzerland and perhaps some glimpses of flamboyance from a couple of gifted individuals. But don't expect to be entertained.