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‘LIT­TLE PRINCE’ MARCHISIO AN­NOUNCES RE­TIRE­MENT:

sea­sons, un­til 2018, with­out in­ter­rup­tion ex­cept for one year he spent on loan at Em­poli. Marchisio played al­most 400 matches for Juve, win­ning seven Scud­etto ti­tles and four Ital­ian Cups.

POGBA OUT OF FRANCE SQUAD AS MBAPPE, KANTE RE­TURN:

Paul Pogba was left out of the France squad named Thurs­day for their up­com­ing Euro 2020 qual­i­fiers against Ice­land and Turkey, but N’Golo Kante and Kylian Mbappe both re­turn. Pogba is cur­rently strug­gling with a foot prob­lem and was not named in Manch­ester United’s squad to play AZ Alk­maar in the Europa League on Thurs­day.

ENG­LAND CALL UP ABRA­HAM, TO­MORI, DROP ALLI AND LINGARD:

Eng­land dropped Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard but called up Chelsea young­sters Tammy Abra­ham and Fikayo To­mori in a 25-man squad on Thurs­day for away Euro 2020 qual­i­fiers against the Czech Repub­lic and Bul­garia. Striker Abra­ham turned 22 on Wed­nes­day, cel­e­brat­ing in style with the opener in his club’s 2-1 Cham­pi­ons League vic­tory at Lille, and is the lead­ing English goalscorer in the EPL. De­spite mak­ing two se­nior ap­pear­ances for Eng­land in friendlies two years ago, he is also el­i­gi­ble for Nige­ria and had said he was un­de­cided about his in­ter­na­tional fu­ture.

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