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Krul has missed the past seven matches after sustaining an ankle injury

Alan Pardew said there are no mission impossibles in football

Benfica v Newcastle: Alan Pardew aiming to stop Benfica taking 11th straight win

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Shola Ameobi has admitted Newcastle's frustration at their failure to repeat last season's thrilling Barclays Premier League charge.

Joao Moutinho celebrates his goal

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Alessandro Matri wheels away from the Celtic goal after opening the scoring for Juventus last night

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Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir disallowed a goal for Real Madrid earlier this season

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

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Manchester United manager visited Celtic coaches

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Manchester United have identified Saint-Etienne's French teenage centre-half Kurt Zouma as a potential acquisition and are taking an active interest in the player's current contract talks with his club.

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Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman called up for Netherlands friendly

Midfielder rewarded for recent displays

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The former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson is the new technical director of the United Arab Emirates club Al-Nasr, after rejecting an offer to join German Second Division club 1860 Munich.

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Manchester United 'monitor' summer transfer target Ezequiel Garay

Red Devils seeking long term replacements for current centre-backs

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Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says Stoke have one of the best defences in Europe

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Liverpool and Tottenham handed tough ties in the Europa League

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