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Mexico boss 'Tata' Martino left fuming over Jesus Corona absence

After an extremely difficult season on and off the pitch, Jesus Corona is back playing some of his best football.
Jesus Corona is a late scratch for Mexico's March friendlies due to injury.

SAN DIEGO -- Mexico head coach Gerardo "Tata" Martino couldn't hide his disappointment that Porto winger Jesus "Tecatito" Corona didn't travel to meet up with El Tri this international break and suggested there will be repercussions.

Corona pulled out of the Mexico squad citing an ankle injury he has been playing through of late, but Martino wanted him in Southern California regardless of his fitness for El Tri's only meetup before the summer's Gold Cup squad is announced.

"What happened is...

Jackson Martinez joins Portimonense on loan from Guanzghou Evergrande

Jackson Martinez has returned to Europe after signing a season-long loan deal with Portimonense who currently sit bottom of the Portuguese Primeira Liga.

Martinez is still officially contracted to Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande, but has not played an official match since 2016. The former Porto striker insisted he would show "maximum dedication and commitment" and claimed he would be "wrong to think about scoring before a match," during his unveiling.

However, he took a more philosophical...

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Nuno Espirito Santo eager to improve Porto's woeful record in Europe

Porto manager Nuno Espirito Santo is out to improve the club's wretched record in England.

The Portuguese side have lost 14 out of 16 European games in England and have never won in this country ahead of their Champions League visit to Leicester on Tuesday.

They have also conceded 16 goals in their last five matches on these shores, failing to score.

Porto's best result came in 2004 when Costinha scored a 90th-minute equaliser to earn a last-gasp 1-1 draw at Manchester United, best remembered for...

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Michy Batshuayi scores first goals for Chelsea in friendly victory

Michy Batshuayi scored twice as Chelsea beat Atus Ferlach 8-0 in a friendly behind closed doors in Austria on Thursday.

The match against the local side was not promoted but saw the Premier League cruise to victory before their preseason campaign shifts to the United States.

Loic Remy recorded a hat trick while new signing Batshuayi scored his first goals in a Chelsea shirt. Pedroa also added a brace and John Obi Mikel scored the Blues' other goal.

Salomon Rondon and Callum McManaman scored as West...

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Iker Casillas: I will retire when Gianluigi Buffon does the same

Gianluigi Buffon and Iker Casillas share a warm embrace.

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas says he will not retire until Italy counterpart Gianluigi Buffon hangs up his gloves.

Buffon, 38, signed a new contract with Juventus in May which will keep him at the Serie A club for another two years, meaning he is on course to still be playing in Turin beyond his 40th birthday.

Meanwhile, Casillas, three years younger than Buffon, has an option to extend his contract with Porto to 2018.

"When [Buffon] retires, I will too," Casillas told Gazzetta dello Sport. "He...