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THE SOCCEROOS face an enormous first-up task at the World Cup when they face the might of France on Saturday night (AEST).

Fox Sports football commentator Simon Hil spoke with retired striker Louis Saha, the former Premier League star capped 20 times by Les Bleus, to get a French perspective ahead of the clash.

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Football 2019: The curious career of Ravel Morrison, Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United

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Ravel Morrison’s chequered career has taken another turn. How did he go from being tipped for the top to ending up at Ostersunds FK?

Sir Alex Ferguson once ranked a young Morrison’s talent above Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs as the then teenager turned heads at Old Trafford. But seven years on from his Manchester United debut, he has made just 18 Premier League appearances.

“He’s probably the most naturally gifted young kid I’ve ever seen,” was Ferdinand’s own review. “He’d come over at 16 and he could play one touch, could play two touch, he could weave his way through teams with ease.”

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‘BREAK THE BANK’: UTD PREPARING WORLD-RECORD $474M BID FOR MEGASTAR

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A-League news: A-League’s best, Alex Tobin Medal, Milos Ninkovic, Diego Castro, Roy Krishna

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It’s a three-way tie at the top of the Alex Tobin Medal race, while Melbourne Victory’s Elvis Kamsoba continued to impress.

Roy Krishna, Diego Castro and Milos Ninkovic top the leaderboard after the Sydney FC star received all three votes for his performance in a 1-1 draw against the Central Coast Mariners.

Castro was again influential as Perth Glory brushed Brisbane Roar aside with a 4-0 victory, while Victory’s Kamsoba earned three votes for his display in a quality 1-1 draw away to Wellington Phoenix.

In Newcastle, Jair received three votes for his performance in a surprise 3-1 win by an undermanned Jets side against Melbourne City, while Roly Bonevacia was the star for the Western Sydney Wanderers as they beat Adelaide United 3-1 away from home.

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Serie C side Pro Piacenza beaten 20-0 by Cuneo

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A third-tier Italian football team had a day to forget when it lost 20-0 after being able to field only seven players, all of them teenagers.

Pro Piacenza, which has financial problems, had already forfeited three matches and not playing a fourth over the weekend would have seen it thrown out of Serie C.

“What happened at Cuneo with Pro Piacenza is an insult to the sport and its founding principles,” Italian football federation president Gabriele Gravina said.

With majority of their first-team squad quitting over reported payment issues, the team turned up at Cuneo with just seven players, the minimum number required. They were all aged between 16 and 19 with captain Nicola Cirigliano listed as the coach.

Cuneo led 16-0 at halftime.

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