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Tuesday Kickoff: Real Madrid, Toure, Sakho and more


Some of the world’s best players face a race to fitness ahead of their UEFA Champions League contest on Wednesday and more news following Monday’s thrilling action.

Karim Benzema and Casemiro are not 100 percent fit, according to Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane, but Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be available for selection against Manchester City on Wednesday. (REPORT)

Yaya Toure trained with Man City ahead of Wednesday’s match at the Santiago Bernabeu. (REPORT)

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has had his 30-day suspension extended worldwide by FIFA. (REPORT)

Following Chelsea’s come-from-behind 2-2 tie against Tottenham — which clinched the English Premier League title for Leicester City — Foxes head coach Claudio Ranieri called Blues boss Guus Hiddink to thank him and his players. (REPORT)

Levante was officially relegated from the Spanish top flight after falling to Malaga, 3-1, on Monday. (REPORT)

Kosovo is the 55th member nation to join UEFA. (REPORT)


Leicester City officially clinched its first-ever English Premier League title on Monday. (REPORT)

U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s preliminary roster for the Copa America Centenario produced no surprises, as he decided to select known commodities. (REPORT)

Chicago Fire forward David Accam thinks he will return in the coming weeks, head coach Veljko Paunovic believes rookie Jonathan Campbell can be a national team player and more. (REPORT)

Following his game-winner against the Columbus Crew, Jordan Morris was named SBI MLS Rookie of the Week. (REPORT)

Hamburger SV is reportedly attempting to sign Bobby Wood from FC Union Berlin for a fee of $3.5 million. (REPORT)

Diego Valeri’s game-winning free kick against Toronto FC earned SBI MLS Goal of the Week honors. (REPORT)

Scoring two goals, David Villa helped New York City FC record its first home win in months to earn SBI MLS Player of the Week honors. (REPORT)

Sporting Kansas City decided to change up its formation and approach against the LA Galaxy, and the result, overall, was good in spite of the team ultimately tying at home. (REPORT)

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