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Messi in, Higuain out as Argentina announce World Cup qualifying squad

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The new trainer has called up Barca's star to take on Uruguay & Venezuela, while the Juve man is the most high-profile omission



Lionel Messi's return to Argentina duty has been confirmed by his inclusion in Edgardo Bauza's first international squad, while there is no place for Gonzalo Higuain up front.

The Barcelona star confirmed on Friday that he would reverse his decision to retire from international duty.

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Pogba banned for Man United's first match

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Manchester United's world-record new signing Paul Pogba is suspended for his side's first Premier League match of the season, the Football Association has confirmed.

Pogba, 23, returned to Old Trafford from Juventus this summer for £89.3 million, four years after leaving for Turin for just £800,000 following a lack of game time and a dispute over a new contract.

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Man Utd and Chelsea in talks over Gabigol and Thiago Maia

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Modesto Roma has held meetings with the two Premier League giants as well as Atletico Madrid, with Santos feeling out the market for the club's two young stars




Santos president Modesto Roma held meetings in Europe this week with officials from Manchester United, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid, and Goal understands that he engaged in talks about potential moves for rising stars Thiago Maia and Gabigol.

"We had productive conversations," Roma told Goal. "We didn't come to buy or sell players, neither in London or Madrid. We came to build up relationships. There weren't offers, but we did talk about partnerships. I talked to Manchester United, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid."

Read more: Man Utd and Chelsea in talks over Gabigol and Thiago Maia

Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager receives apology for jail claim

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has not included Bastian Schweinsteiger in the 23 outfield players he intends to use this season




Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has received an apology for the claim he should be jailed for his treatment of midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Slovenian world players' union member Dejan Stefanovic told the BBC that Mourinho was "bullying" the German, who has been told to find another club.

Read more: Jose Mourinho: Manchester United manager receives apology for jail claim



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