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Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

LONDON - Wayne Rooney can break Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old record and become the first player to score 50 goals for England when Roy Hodgson's men take on San Marino and Switzerland in their two upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers in the next week.

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Germany's Reus ruled out of qualifiers with fractured toe

BERLIN - Germany forward Marco Reus has been ruled out of their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland after fracturing his toe during a league match, the team said on Thursday, dealing a blow to the World Cup winners who are desperate for points.

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Chung accuses AFC of 'undermining' FIFA election

SEOUL - South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of sending unsolicited letters to its members urging them to support his rival Michel Platini at next year's election.

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Noble available after West Ham win red card appeal

- West Ham United's Mark Noble will be available for selection against Newcastle United as soon as the international break is over after the English Football Association rescinded the red card he received against Liverpool.

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Dusautoir back in France team to face Scotland

PARIS - Captain Thierry Dusautoir made his return to the France team after recovering from a knee injury when he was named to lead Les Bleus to face Scotland in their final World Cup warm-up game at the Stade de France on Saturday.

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Venus seeks sisterly advice to take down Swiss teenager

NEW YORK - Venus Williams earned a shot at a little family revenge by outlasting American compatriot Irina Falconi 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 to set up an intriguing U.S. Open third round clash with Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on Wednesday.

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