Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is expected to play in Wednesday's King's Cup semi-final against Valencia despite missing training on Monday to have tests on his kidneys, the La Liga club said.
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LONDON Promotion-chasing Derby County sacked highly-rated head coach Paul Clement on Monday and appointed academy director and former Rams defender Darren Wassall in his place at the second tier English side.
MOSCOW Disgraced world soccer president Sepp Blatter and the sport's European head, Michel Platini, will be invited to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Monday.
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