‘Injured’ Maradona unable to attend Cannes film festival

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Cannes (France) (AFP) – Football legend Diego Maradona will not attend the Cannes film festival, where a documentary about his life is being premiered, after he injured his shoulder, its director told AFP Sunday.

The Argentinian icon is the subject of a feature-length work by the British filmmaker behind “Amy”, the Oscar-winning look at the tragic life and death of the singer Amy Winehouse.

But director Asif Kapadia said Maradona

City stars salute departing ‘legend’ Kompany

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London (AFP) – Vincent Kompany was hailed as a “legend” by Manchester City’s stars on Sunday after the Belgium defender revealed he will leave the treble winners to become player-manager at Anderlecht.

Kompany confirmed his move to the Belgian club just 24 hours after lifting the FA Cup at Wembley following City’s 6-0 rout of Watford.

The 33-year-old’s departure brings down the curtain on his trophy-filled 11-year spell with City.

Bale bows out on bench as Madrid blow season finale

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Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid delivered a suitably dreadful end to their miserable season, and Gareth Bale was not even given the chance to say a likely goodbye, as Zinedine Zidane’s side were beaten 2-0 at home to Real Betis on Sunday.

Zidane had indicated this could be Bale’s final game ahead of an expected summer departure but the Welshman was left on the bench, made to watch on as

Keeper Redmayne the hero as Sydney FC win A-League grand final

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Perth (Australia) (AFP) – Goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne was the hero Sunday, saving twice in a penalty shootout as Sydney FC beat Perth Glory to win the A-League grand final after extra time ended in a 0-0 stalemate.

In front of 56,371 fans at Perth Stadium, he blocked shots from substitutes Juande and Brendon Santalab to hand his team a record-equalling fourth finals win, taking them level with Melbourne Victory.


‘It’s a sky blue world’: City hailed as England’s best ever

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London (AFP) – Manchester City’s treble winners have been hailed as English football’s greatest ever team after their FA Cup final demolition of Watford completed an historic campaign.

Pep Guardiola’s side became the first English club to win the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup in the same season thanks to their swaggering 6-0 success at Wembley on Saturday.

Equalling the record margin of victory for an FA Cup