Theresa May agrees deal with DUP to prop up minority government on fifa15guide

The agreement will see an extra £1billion allocated to Northern Ireland over two years (Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Theresa May has agreed a deal with the DUP that will give the minority Conservative government the support it needs to pass key votes in parliament.

The deal will see the DUP back the Tories in Commons votes, such as the Budget, Brexit and national security, as well as the Queen’s Speech later this week.

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In exchange, there will be an increased £1billion for Northern Ireland over the next two years to spend on education, infrastructure, health and other measures.

After successful talks at 10 Downing Street, May and DUP leader Arlene Foster hailed the agreement between the two parties.

The prime minister said the DUP and the Tories ‘share many values’ and the agreement was ‘a very good one’, while Foster said she was ‘delighted’ with the deal.


Theresa May, Arlene Foster, DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds (left) and DUP MP Jeffrey Donaldson at 10 Downing Street (Picture: AFP/Getty Images)
The deal will see the DUP support the government in key Commons votes (Picture: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)

The agreement was signed by Tory chief whip Gavin Williamson and the DUP’s Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, while the two party leaders, as well as Damian Green and Nigel Dodds, watched on.

Speaking outside Number 10, Arlene Foster said: ‘Throughout these discussions our guiding principle has been our commitment to acting in the national interest, in accordance with our shared objective of strengthening and enhancing our precious union.

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‘In concluding this agreement, we have done so to secure our nation, building the prosperity of all and supporting our exit from the European Union to benefit all parts of the United Kingdom.’

She added: ‘Our aim in this negotiation has been to deliver for all of the people of Northern Ireland

‘The measures we are announcing will be to benefit all of our people.

‘They will boost the economy, invest in new infrastructure as well as investing in the future of our health and education sectors and a range of other measures.’

In a statement on the Conservative website, Theresa May said: ‘I welcome this agreement which will enable us to work together in the interest of the whole United Kingdom, give us the certainty we require as we embark on our departure from the European Union, and help us build a stronger and fairer society at home.’

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There will also be increase in funding for Northern Ireland over the next two years (Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

As part of the agreement, both parties agreed to scrap Conservative manifesto pledges to change the pensions triple lock or winter fuel payments.

They will also meet the NATO commitment of spending 2% of GDP on armed forces.

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Stormont’s annual budget for day-to-day spending is around £10billion, while the capital budget is around £1billion.

On top of the extra £1billion, the agreement will also see greater flexibility on the spending of £500million already allocated in the budget.

To view the full signed agreement click here.

Who are the Democratic Unionist Party?

The Democratic Unionist Party is the biggest unionist party in Northern Ireland – that is, it is against Ulster becoming part of the Republic of Ireland.

They’ve effectively just replaced the Ulster Unionists (UUP) – but the two parties are anything but the same.

While the UUP is a relatively harmless centre-right party that has had a long-running relationship with the Tories, the DUP is far more conservative, particularly when it comes to social issues.

Here’s what you need to know about the Northern Irish party that is now within throwing distance of Westminster.

LINKS TO TERRORISM

Disturbingly, the party has strong historical links to Loyalist paramilitary groups – in particular the terrorist group Ulster Resistance, which was founded by people who ended up becoming prominent DUP politicians. The party’s former leader Peter Robinson, for example, was an active member of the terror group.

The group also collaborated with other terror groups, including the Ulster Volunteer Force, to smuggle deadly arms into the UK.

Although the party has since rescinded violence, this may seem a bit of a rich move from a party that attacked Jeremy Corbyn for his alleged links to former Northern Irish terrorists.

WOMEN’S RIGHTS – OR A LACK OF THEM

The DUP is notorious for being strongly opposed to reproductive choice – specifically a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. This makes them the biggest anti-abortion party in the country.

This is why women in Northern Ireland either face a costly and incredibly stressful journey to England and Scotland to have an abortion, or are forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term.

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Theresa May last year (Picture: PA)

SAME SEX MARRIAGE

The DUP are also known for strongly opposing same sex marriage. As a result, Northern Ireland still doesn’t have equal marriage – unlike all of its neighbours Scotland, England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

ACCUSATIONS OF RACISM

Last year, DUP MP Sammy Wilson was accused of racism after a member of the public said Northern Ireland should ‘get the ethnics out’ – to which he appeared to reply ‘you are absolutely right’.

CREATIONISM

The DUP is also infamous for pushing for creationism to be taught in schools on a par with proven scientific facts. Creationsim is the evangelical belief that Darwin’s theory of evolution is incorrect, and that humans were created whole in God’s image.

BREXIT

The party is pro-Brexit and backed the Leave campaign before the EU referendum last year.

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Dom Dwyer, Kenny Saief get first United States call-ups for Gold Cup – fifa15guide.net

The guys chat with Paul Arriola, Richard Sanchez and Sam Borden as they discuss the U.S. draw at Mexico, dual-nationals and the 2018 World Cup.

Dom Dwyer and Kenny Saief will get their first opportunities to impress with the United States in July’s Gold Cup.

Bruce Arena released his 23-man squad for the CONCACAF tournament on Sunday, and new-U.S. citizen Dwyer and Saief, who last week switched his national team allegiance from Israel, are the most noteworthy additions.

Not in the squad, however, is goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez, who was included in the 40-man preliminary roster despite two days before stating his preference for Mexico.

Sources told ESPN FC earlier this month the 22-year-old, who is eligible to play for both the U.S. and Mexico, had begun the process of tying his international allegiance to the U.S., but he will not play a part with at the Gold Cup.

With Gonzalez out, D.C. United’s Bill Hamid and New York City FC’s Sean Johnson were selected along with Brad Guzan in goal.

National team stalwarts such as Christian Pulisic, Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Tim Howard were not expected to be included in the squad, and Arena’s list confirmed their exclusion, with the likes of Kelyn Rowe, Dax McCarty and Matt Miazga getting a chance to play alongside U.S. veterans Guzan and Alejandro Bedoya.

The Latest Black Desert (KR) Update Introduces Epheria Convoy, a Badass Ship on fifa15guide

The Latest Black Desert (KR) Update Introduces Epheria Convoy, a Badass Ship on fifa15guide

Last week update installed on the Korean version of Black Desert added some unique features. For those who like to adventure in ocean battles, Pearl Abyss brings the Epheria Convoy, the most powerful ship till date. Epheria Convoy can be built in a Tier 3 Shipyard in Epheria, where it can be equipped with 4 cannons, which will make the difference when your engaged in naval hunting. A bunch of new materials needed to built the Epheria Convoy, where added to the Marketplace and some of the materials can be obtained by completing daily quests.

Moreover, a new monster called Schultz Guard has been added to the coast of Shoshan Station. The entire list of features and improvements can be found on game's website.
 

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fifa15guide – Theresa May says not to worry about DUP views on 'LGB…what's the rest of it?'

She forgot the full acronym, it seems (Picture: EPA)

Theresa May reportedly told backbenchers that government policy wouldn’t be affected by the DUP’s views on ‘LGB… what’s the rest of it?’.

The Prime Minister was meeting the 1922 Committee of backbenchers today amid controversy over the government’s discussions with the Democratic Unionist Party of Ulster.

A Tory MP is said to have told HuffPo editor Paul Waugh that the PM had made the apparently flippant comment about LGBT concerns in the meeting today.

The DUP is now infamous across the UK for its extremely conservative, right-wing views.

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Among other things, the party is against same-sex marriage, is anti-abortion, and believes creationism should be taught in schools.

May is said to have already promised Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson, who is gay as well as being socially liberal, that gay rights would be safe even if the government agreed a ‘confidence and supply’ deal with the Northern Irish party.

Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives (Picture: PA)

A ‘confidence and supply’ deal would involve agreeing for the DUP to vote in favour of government policy in Parliament. Such a deal would be necessary for May to pass any policies, as the Tories ended up eight seats short of an overall majority in last Thursday’s general election.

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However, there are claims the Scottish Tories could form their own semi-independent group – with its own whip – meaning they wouldn’t be required to vote with May and the government.

Despite this, it seems the 1922 Committee gave May its full confidence after being reassured that the DUP wouldn’t have power of veto over bills passing through parliament.

Michael Gove then left the meeting with a thumbs up.

Who are the Democratic Unionist Party?

The Democratic Unionist Party is the biggest unionist party in Northern Ireland – that is, it is against Ulster becoming part of the Republic of Ireland.

They’ve effectively just replaced the Ulster Unionists (UUP) – but the two parties are anything but the same.

While the UUP is a relatively harmless centre-right party that has had a long-running relationship with the Tories, the DUP is far more conservative, particularly when it comes to social issues.

Here’s what you need to know about the Northern Irish party that is now within throwing distance of Westminster.

LINKS TO TERRORISM

Disturbingly, the party has strong historical links to Loyalist paramilitary groups – in particular the terrorist group Ulster Resistance, which was founded by people who ended up becoming prominent DUP politicians. The party’s former leader Peter Robinson, for example, was an active member of the terror group.

The group also collaborated with other terror groups, including the Ulster Volunteer Force, to smuggle deadly arms into the UK.

Although the party has since rescinded violence, this may seem a bit of a rich move from a party that attacked Jeremy Corbyn for his alleged links to former Northern Irish terrorists.

WOMEN’S RIGHTS – OR A LACK OF THEM

The DUP is notorious for being strongly opposed to reproductive choice – specifically a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion. This makes them the biggest anti-abortion party in the country.

This is why women in Northern Ireland either face a costly and incredibly stressful journey to England and Scotland to have an abortion, or are forced to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term.

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Theresa May last year (Picture: PA)

SAME SEX MARRIAGE

The DUP are also known for strongly opposing same sex marriage. As a result, Northern Ireland still doesn’t have equal marriage – unlike all of its neighbours Scotland, England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

ACCUSATIONS OF RACISM

Last year, DUP MP Sammy Wilson was accused of racism after a member of the public said Northern Ireland should ‘get the ethnics out’ – to which he appeared to reply ‘you are absolutely right’.

CREATIONISM

The DUP is also infamous for pushing for creationism to be taught in schools on a par with proven scientific facts. Creationsim is the evangelical belief that Darwin’s theory of evolution is incorrect, and that humans were created whole in God’s image.

BREXIT

The party is pro-Brexit and backed the Leave campaign before the EU referendum last year.

FIFA 17 Turkish Süper Lig TOTS – fifa15guide.net

The FIFA 17 Ultimate Team Turkish Süper Lig Team Of The Season has officially been revealed by EA Sports. The TOTS features some interesting blue cards and this squad is now available in FIFA Ultimate Team packs until 6pm (UK time), on June 2nd, 2017.

FIFA 17 Süper Lig TOTS

FIFA 17 Süper Lig TOTS

Starting Lineup (11)

  • GK: Volkan Babacan – Medipol Basaksehir (Turkey) – Turkey
  • RB: Miguel Lopes –  Akhisarspor (Turkey) – Portugal
  • CB: Martin Škrtel – Fenerbahce (Turkey) – Slovakia
  • CB:  Marcelo – Besiktas (Turkey) – Brazil
  • LB: Tiago Pinto – Osmanlispor (Turkey) – Portugal
  • CDM: Atiba Hutchinson – Besiktas (Turkey) – Canada
  • CAM: Wesley Sneijder –  Galatasaray (Turkey) – Holland
  • CAM: Anderson Talisca –  Al Ittihad (Turkey) – Brazil
  • RM: Quaresma – Besiktas (Turkey) – Portugal
  • LM: Bruma – Galatasaray (Turkey) – Portugal
  • ST: Samuel Eto’o – Antalyaspor (Turkey) – Cameroon

Substitutes Bench

  • GK: Johannes Hopf – Genclerbirligi (Turkey) – Sweden
  • CB: Diego Ângelo – Antalyaspor (Turkey) – Brazil
  • CDM: Okay Yokuşlu – Trabzonspor (Turkey) – Turkey
  • CM: Emre Belözoğlu – Medipol Basaksehir (Turkey) – Turkey
  • RM: Edin Višća – Medipol Basaksehir (Turkey) – Bosnia
  • ST: Cenk Tosun – Besiktas (Turkey) – Turkey
  • ST: Vagner Love – Alanyaspor (Turkey) – Brazil

Reserve Squad

  • GK: Fabricio – Besiktas (Turkey) – Spain
  • CB: Jan Durica – Trabzonspor (Turkey) – Slovakia
  • CB: Numan Çürüksu –  Osmanlispor (Turkey) – Turkey
  • CAM: Mossoró –  Medipol Basaksehir (Turkey) – Brazil
  • RM: Jeremain Lens – Fenerbahce (Turkey) – Holland

Please get in touch by leaving a comment below on who you get out of packs during TOTS and if you pull and special blue cards.

fifa15guide | FIFA 17 Belgium Pro League TOTS In Full

EA Sports have released the FIFA 17 Belgium Pro League TOTS as the latest in a long line of leagues and there are some fantastic blue cards in the mix. You’ll be able to acquire these in packs running up until 6pm (UK time), on May 26th, 2017. Check out the full list of players who made the final cut below.

FIFA 17 Belgium Pro League TOTS

FIFA 17 Belgium Pro League TOTS

Starting Lineup (11)

  • GK: Colin Coosemans – KV Mechelen (Belgium) – Belgium
  • CB: Kara Mbodji –  Anderlecht (Belgium) – Senegal
  • CB: Omar Colley – RC Genk (Belgium) – Gambia
  • CB: Samuel Gigot – AA Gent (Belgium) – France
  • LB: Ivan Obradovic – Anderlecht (Belgium) – Serbia
  • CM: Leander Dendoncker – Anderlecht (Belgium) – Belgium
  • CM: Renato Neto –  AA Gent (Belgium) – Brazil
  • CM: Ruud Vormer –  Club Brugge (Belgium) – Holland
  • CM: Youri Tielemans – Anderlecht (Belgium) – Belgium
  • LW: Jose Izquierdo – Club Brugge (Belgium) – Colombia
  • ST: Lukasz Teodorzyck – Anderlecht (Belgium) – Poland

Substitutes Bench

  • GK: Frank Boeckx –  Anderlecht (Belgium) – Belgium
  • CB: Timothy Derijck –  SV Zulte Waregem (Belgium) – Belgium
  • CB: Nana Asare – AA Gent (Belgium) – Belgium
  • CAM: Pozuelo – RC Genk (Belgium) – Spain
  • LM: Sofiane Hanni – Anderlecht (Belgium) – Algeria
  • ST: Jelle Vossen – Club Brugge (Belgium) – Belgium
  • ST: Mbaye Leye – SV Zulte Waregem (Belgium) – Senegal

Reserve Squad

  • CB: Martos – Charleroi (Belgium) – Spain
  • LM: Henry Onyekuru – Eupen (Belgium) – Nigeria
  • CF: Yuya Kubo –  AA Gent (Belgium) – Japan
  • ST: Ishak Belfodil – Standard Liege (Belgium) – Algeria
  • ST: Landry Dimata – KV Oostende (Belgium) – Belgium

Leave a reply at the footer of this page letting us know if you manage to get one of these rare blue cards in packs.

fifa15guide | A SANCTUARY FOR ALL!

A SANCTUARY FOR ALL!

The Founder’s Sanctuary is now live! Every hero deserves a break so this small area is a floating sanctuary from the troubles of the world. 

We were calling it the Kickstarter Area but that was too limited. It serves a variety of functions for lots of different players. People seem unclear on its purpose so here’s a quick Q&A. 

Q: WHO CAN JOIN THE MAP?

A: Anyone. You do not need to be a Founder, Kickstarter or Alpha Knight or anything special. Any player can go there.

Q: WHAT’S THERE?

A: This is the new home for the Alpha Knight Shop, Kickstarter Shops, Alpha Pirate Shop, and Closed Beta shops currently located on Melodia in Yulgar’s Inn (You can’t see them if you do not qualify). This will also be where the Kickstarter Design-A-Weapon Backers will be able to pick up their custom designed weapons. Anyone will also be able to tap on the Book of Credits which will load our credits page with Kickstarter Names on it.

These shops are Smart Shops and will not appear for you if you do not meet the requirements to open them. 

The Alpha Knight quests are STILL located on Melodia. 

Q: HOW DO I GET THERE?

A: Melodia in Yulgar’s Inn has buttons that will take you there or typing /join Sanctuary in your chat bar will work too.

Q: I’M A FOUNDER, WHAT DO I GET WHEN I GO THERE?

A: Nothing. The term “Founder” is a catch-all term for many, many players, from the two guys who paid $5000 to build their own areas in the game to our beloved Guardians all the way down normal players who just used a free code to get early access and a promotional item or two.

Q: I’M A GUARDIAN, ANYTHING FOR ME?

A: None of the Guardian gear has moved. All your stuff is still in Guardian Tower with more stuff coming around Lore as the game goes on. 

Q: I’M A NORMAL PLAYER. ANYTHING FOR ME?

A: You can look at the statues of our Weapon, NPC and Area Creation backers, view the book of credits or watch the pretty weapon spin on the dias. Otherwise, no. Nothing for a normal player to fight or buy.

Q: WHAT DO OPEN BETA TESTER’S GET?

A: Once we go live, we plan on coming up with some sort of reward for Open Beta testers. It might just be a badge but if it is a cosmetic item, you will also be able to get it here once we release it.

Q: I’M A WEAPON BACKER, WHAT DO I GET?!

A: FINALLY! You get your weapon, assuming you completed your weapon worksheet. If you haven’t had time to finish it yet, we will add your weapon when it’s done. 

When a Design-A-Weapon Backer enters the Founder’s Sanctuary, they will see THEIR WEAPON spinning on the dias. Tapping the weapon opens all the shops that you can access including a special shop with your creation in it! You cannot access anyone else’s weapon shops and they can’t access yours.

This is only the first step in delivering your weapons. No particle effects have been added yet. Requests for particle effects will be honored and they will be added in time and eventually you will still receive 10 codes so you can give “Friend Versions” (with no particle effect) to 10 friends. If you wanted the weapon obtainable in the game, we have yet to add it there but we will do as we progress.

Please Note: This is a COSMETIC ITEM so you can show off the weapon that you designed to the rest of the game. It doesn’t give you super powers or broken stats or anything. You probably already knew that considering we’ve talked about it, but I wrote that so everyone else will know too.

These weapons are some of the most creative and best looking items in AQ3D. It’s been a pleasure working with all of you to help bring your vision to life! Thank you. 

Q: CAN I GET THE BACK WEAPONS TOO?!

A: The Design-A-Weapon Kickstarter Backers were asked if they would like their weapon available to everyone or not.

Some of the backers wanted to keep their weapons unique. They were very generous in their support of the Kickstarter and if they want to make their item a One-Of-A-Kind masterpiece then that’s their right.

Other players said that they would like other players to be able to get their weapon and let us know around what level they wanted it introduced, if it should be a monster drop, purchased from an NPC or crafted and how difficult it should be to obtain. 

Each Design-A-Weapon Backer will also get 10 codes which they can share close friends. We will honor each of these requests as we continue to develop the game a deliver on our promises to the Kickstarters, but for now NONE of the weapons are available to the public. 

Q: WHY AM I NOT IN THE CREDITS?

A: Adding your name to the credits was a Kickstarter Stretch goal. If you’re not a Kickstarter, your name will not appear in the credits. If you even donated $1 to AQ3D’s Kickstarter your name should be on there but if there was a mistake, typo or your name isn’t there, please contact us through Kickstarter and we will put things right.

Q: HOW CAN I BECOME A KICKSTARTER?

A: Sorry but you missed your chance. Kickstarter is a website that runs crowd funding campaigns for various creative projects, including AQ3D. Our Kickstarter Campaign ended January 1st, 2016. The money that it raised went into developing the first 10 months of AQ3D. If you missed out or didn’t know about it back then, sorry. The clock doesn’t go backwards for most of us.

However, if you regret missing out, make sure to look out for when we Kickstart our NEXT game project, whatever that will be. We have no plans to start anything new, but AQ3D’s Kickstarter was such a success and so much fun that we WILL do it again when we do begin a new project.

As Cyle Larin keeps scoring fifa15guides, Orlando City draws closer to tough decision

The Canadian striker keeps generation transfer interest, and Orlando City coach Jason Kreis says the Lions won’t stand in the way of a transfer

ORLANDO, Fla — European interest in Canadian striker Cyle Larin continues to grow, with scouts coming to see him play, and at least two teams making recent offers for the services of the 22-year-old. As much as Larin is a centerpiece of Orlando City's current squad, the Lions wouldn't necessarily stand in the way of a transfer if the right deal came along.

Goal reported on Friday that a pair of transfer offers had been made for Larin, and while a move isn't imminent, it definitely sounds as though Orlando City isn't completely opposed to the possibility of selling its leading scorer under the right circumstances.

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"From my point of view it's a real balancing act," Orlando City coach Jason Kreis told Goal. "We don't want to be a club that's going to hold players back from opportunities, but we're also a club that is trying to identify ourselves. Trying to become a winning club, trying to show our fans that this matters to us, and we're not just here selling tickets and are out here to have fun. We're here to build something special, we're here to succeed and part of that is keeping your good players."

Larin has been Orlando City's leading scorer since his MLS rookie of the year season in 2015. He has scored 39 goals in 69 matches with the club, and is on an early pace for a career year.

Larin's young age, goal-scoring record and combination of size, strength and quickness has interest growing among European scouts, but that doesn't mean a transfer is taking place any time soon.

"From our point of view, I think that we have a player that has several more years left on his contract, who's doing well, that other clubs want, but so what? We want him too," Kreis said. "For us it's a situation where if everything were to fall in to place, and Cyle was to want to go, and we were to get the money we wanted, and et cetera, et cetera, et cetera, then it wouldn't be something that we're going to say absolutely no to. But I think that we are going to take a real dim view of doing anything too quickly."

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One key component of any potential transfer for Larin is the securing of a sizeable transfer fee, and sources tell Goal that the two most recent transfer offers put in for Larin were actually smaller than an offer Orlando City rejected a year earlier. Of course, those offers are likely to grow once the summer transfer window opens in July, especially if he keeps up his current goal-scoring rate.

For Larin's part, he isn't letting the transfer talk distract him from what has already been an outstanding season.

"If there's interest in me then I take it as a compliment because it means you're doing something right, but I'm not thinking about that," Larin told Goal after his goal-scoring effort in Saturday's 2-2 draw with Sporting Kansas City. "I let my agents deal with that stuff. I'm happy here, and I'm focused on winning with Orlando City."

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Larin has been a key figure in Orlando's turnaround this season, and he is currently just one goal behind league co-leaders Erick Torres and Nemanja Nikolic. What scouts are seeing is the same thing opponents are seeing, an impressive young striker who is rapidly improving, but already showing the qualities of a reliable goal-scorer.

"Obviously (Larin's) athletic and all that stuff, but what he does really well is in and around the box he's got really good movement," Sporting KC coach Peter Vermes told Goal. "Like that goal he scored (on Saturday), we showed I don't know how many clips of that movement (to our players) and he still finds it. A lot of guys do that and they're offside. His timing is good, but he also uses his athleticism in a really smart way and his movement in the box is fantastic."

How much longer Larin will stay in MLS remains to be seen, but as things stand now, sources tell Goal that there are no offers on the table anywhere close to being good enough to pry the striker away from an Orlando City team aiming to reach the MLS playoffs for the first time in club history.

fifa15guide | Icardi promises to play Champions League with Inter rather than leaving the club

The Argentine forward is coming off another strong personal season and used social media to pledge his future to the Italian side

Inter captain Mauro Icardi said he will play Champions League football with the Italian giants, despite another forgettable season in Milan.

Icardi has enjoyed another fine campaign at San Siro with 24 league goals, however, Inter continue to struggle following a fourth consecutive defeat.

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Following the sacking of Stefano Pioli – who replaced Frank de Boer in November – Inter suffered a shock 2-1 loss at home to Sassuolo, leaving the club in eighth position and set to miss out on European football.

However, Icardi used social media to pledge his commitment to Inter.


 

Champions ??  Si, la giocherò con questi Colori  perché è la Squadra che mi ha fatto crescere, perché è la squadra che mi ha fatto arrivare dove ho sempre sognato, perché è la squadra che mi ha dato la responsabilità di essere Capitano e rappresentarla con Orgoglio e Onore, SEMPRE, in momenti belli ma soprattutto in momenti brutti, per questo e per altrettanti motivi.. ma soprattutto perché è la Squadra che AMO!! #ForzaInter #SolaNonLaLascioMai #amala #MI9 

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"The Champions League? Yes, I'll play in it with these colours," the 24-year-old Argentine forward wrote on Instagram.

"Because this is the team which made me grow, because it's the team which took me to where I've always dreamed of, because it's the team which has given me the honour and responsibility of being captain, something I carry with pride ALWAYS.

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"In beautiful moments but above all in bad moments, for that and for other reasons but above all because this is the team that I LOVE!"

Inter are at Lazio on Sunday before closing out their season against Udinese on May 28.

fifa15guide | Benzema rips into Valbuena over ongoing sex-tape scandal

The Real Madrid forward is growing frustrated by his former team-mate’s ‘inventing’ amid an ongoing scandal involving the two

France outcast Karim Benzema has hit out at Mathieu Valbuena for continuing to tell lies, which are driving the Real Madrid star crazy.

Benzema has been in the international wilderness, not considered for Euro 2016 selection by coach Didier Deschamps, after being charged in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail fellow France international Valbuena over a sex tape.

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As the scandal lingers on, Benzema – preparing for a second successive Champions League final with defending champions Madrid – is growing frustrated by the 32-year-old Lyon winger.

"There's really something wrong with him! …It's all part of his story," Benzema told L'Equipe . "When I hear him say that he's ready to play with me again. To hear him at the beginning, I'm a scum, I threatened him, I scared him, all you can invent … And now he wants to play with me!

"He said he would not have lodged a complaint if he knew I was involved in the story. For more than a year and a half I'm his worst enemy, a bad guy, a thug, I have to be punished, dragged in the mud, my name and that of my family, in the dirt."

Benzema continued: "It has been almost two years since I was forbidden to see my best friend [Karim Zenati], if not we go to prison, and he is quiet, but he must stop his crap, and I do not know why he keeps talking about me already.

"I am his enemy, I wanted to take money from him, he really has to stop inventing, it makes me mad to keep on lying! Sex tape, he just had to tell the truth about what really happened, and he would not have had all of>