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Torres' career ends with loss to Iniesta's Vissel

Spain's World Cup-winning striker Fernando Torres ended a glittering 18-year career on Friday with his final match for J-League club Sagan Tosu.

Torres, 35, hung up his boots following a 6-1 defeat by a Vissel Kobe side featuring former Spain teammates Andres Iniesta and David Villa.

After the game at a packed Ekimae Real Estate Stadium, Torres, who also played for his boyhood club Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea and AC Milan, received a video tribute from former Anfield teammate Steven Gerrard.


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Torres says goodbye with final match against Iniesta

Fernando Torres called time on his days as a professional footballer on Friday with the final game of his illustrious 18-year career ending in a 6-1 defeat.

Perhaps fittingly, Torres faced former Spain teammate...

Perez seals Barca win vs. Iniesta's Vissel Kobe

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Carles Perez scored twice as Barcelona beat a Vissel Kobe side including Andres Iniesta 2-0 in the Rakuten Cup on Saturday in Japan.

Perez, a winger for Barca's B team, slotted through goalkeeper Daiya Maekawa's legs on the hour mark after a neat one-two with Malcom to open the scoring. Malcom came close to adding a second, thumping the bar from close range, before Perez netted his second late on as Barca picked up their first win of preseason following Tuesday's defeat to Chelsea.

Ernesto Valverde's...

De Bruyne, Sterling net as City beat Yokohama

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Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring Manchester City's second.

Manchester City ended their preseason tour of Asia on a high with a 3-1 win over Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan.

Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring for the Premier League champions after 18 minutes, but their J-League opponents were level soon afterwards courtesy of Keita Endo's equaliser.

Raheem Sterling restored City's lead shortly before half-time, and 20-year-old forward Lukas Nmecha sealed the win in second-half stoppage time.

City winger Leroy Sane has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich...

Nabbout joins Kruse as Victory strengthen for new season

With the summer transfer window coming to an end, Sid Lowe says Barcelona will probably have to overpay to get Neymar to Camp Nou.
Paul Mariner sifts through the latest transfer rumours, including a potential key loss for Manchester City and Keylor Navas' future at Real Madrid.

Andrew Nabbout has signed for Melbourne Victory, rounding out what has been an impressive week on the transfers front for Marco Kurz's side.

Former Newcastle Jets flyer Nabbout, who last played for the Victory in 2015, is back in the A-League after a 16-month with Urawa Red Diamonds in Japan. He joins fellow Socceroos mainstay Robbie Kruse, who signed for the Victory on Tuesday.

Kruse, 30, said as soon as he heard Victory were interested in him, the feeling was mutual.

"Once my agent spoke to me...