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Arsenal striker Park Chu-young has boosted his chances of representing South Korea in the London Olympic Games after pledging to do military service, local media reported today.

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Fernando Alonso has promised his Ferrari team-mate Felipe Massa his full support for the remainder of the season as he is convinced the Brazilian is capable of fighting for wins.

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Mahamadou Diarra (centre) joined Fulham earlier this week

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Mahamadou Diarra has said that he is excited by Fulham's ambition and is looking forward to proving his worth in west London. The 30-year-old former Real Madrid midfielder joined the club earlier this week on a deal until the end of the season, with an option of extending by a year.

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Mahamadou Diarra relishing Fulham opportunity

New signing Mahamadou Diarra is excited by Fulham's ambition and is looking forward to proving his worth in west London.

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Fulham sign Malian midfielder Mahamadou Diarra

Fulham today announced the signing of former Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra, pending the successful completion of a visa.

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Ken Bates on Neil Warnock: 'He has a proven track record... and gets value for money out of players'

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Nicholas Shaxson: Why Monaco is the offshore choice for the elite (just don't call it a tax haven)

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