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Friday Kickoff: Chicharito, Pogba, FIFA and more

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A Mexican star isn’t thinking about departing his current club, while Manchester United’s big-name midfielder may be set for some time away.

Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez says he is unaware of any speculation linking him to a move to Real Madrid. (REPORT)

Paul Pogba may be set to miss some time after injuring his thigh in Manchester United’s loss to Fenerbahce. (REPORT)

The likes of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante join Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann among the nominees for FIFA’s The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016 nominees. (REPORT)

Yaya Toure took to Facebook to apologize for “misunderstandings” throughout his reported feud with Manchester City. (REPORT)

FIFA says the federation will not lift charges against Bolivia for fielding an ineligible player but the country’s federation can appeal the decision. (REPORT)

Leonardo Bonucci may miss Juventus’ clash with Chievo Verona due to a thigh injury. (REPORT)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will reportedly escape punishment despite grabbing Fenerbahce defender Simon Kjaer by the  throat in Thursday’s Europa League clash. (REPORT)

Andre Villas-Boas has been named manager of Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG, replacing former England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson. (REPORT)

Brazil and Argentina have earned fines from FIFA due to fan behavior. (REPORT)

THURSDAY REWIND

Giovani Dos Santos headlines Mexico’s squad for clash with the U.S. Men’s National Team. (READ)

A match pitting Fabian Johnson against John Brooks leads this weekend’s Americans Abroad. (READ)

With the Hex looming, SBI takes a look at who the USMNT should call-up for the upcoming matches. (READ)

Wake Forest midfielder Ian Harkes isn’t feeling the pressure that comes from following in his father’s footsteps as he looks to begin his own career. (READ)

Ben Lederman has reportedly returned to Barcelona’s academy. (READ)

Keylor Navas and Ronald Matarrita headline Costa Rica’s roster ahead of the Hex. (READ)

Jonathan Bornstein helped Queretaro claim the Copa MX final. (READ)

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