Trending: Chapecoense awarded title, Cesc Fabregas escapes punishment

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Here are the latest stories for Monday.

CHAPECOENSE: CONMEBOL officially awarded the Brazilian club with the 2016 Copa Sudamericana title on Monday following the plane crash en route to the final that killed 19 players.

The president of Chapecoense was buried on Sunday as fans paid their final tributes, trying to put behind them the worst moment in the club’s history.

CHELSEA: Manchester City and Chelsea have been charged with failing to control their players last Saturday — but Cesc Fabregas has avoided additional sanction after apparently striking Fernandinho.

– Gary Cahill has called out Sergio Aguero for his “crazy tackle” on David Luiz In the aftermath of Chelsea’s stunning 3-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

– Cahill believes Diego Costa is now a “smarter player” after he helped fire the club clear at the top of the Premier League.

MAN CITY: Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero was banned for four matches by the Football Association following his red card against Chelsea on Saturday.

– Pep Guardiola has hailed Antonio Conte as “one of the best coaches in the world” after making a huge impact at Chelsea in his first few months in charge.

– Guardiola has dismissed suggestions he has spoken to Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez about a possible move to Manchester City as “absolutely false.”

MAN UNITED: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was unhappy with questions about his decision to bring on Marouane Fellaini as a late substitute in the draw at Everton.

– Mourinho said people were focusing on results rather than performances after Manchester United lost another lead to draw 1-1 at Everton, insisting his team were in a false position.

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic has denied that he kicked Seamus Coleman in the head on purpose, saying that — if he wanted to do that — he would make an opponent “fall asleep.”

– Paul Pogba has hit out at “distorted” claims from the media who he accused of twisting his words.

FIFA: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has dismissed Sepp Blatter’s appeal against a six-year ban from football on Monday, the former FIFA president has said according to the Associated Press.

LA LIGA: The representatives of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho were warned that the structure of the their tax affairs was potentially risky, according to media reports in Spain.

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp denied his players had suffered a mental collapse after squandering a 3-1 lead to lose 4-3 to Bournemouth on Sunday.

– Klopp was quick to shrug off criticism of goalkeeper Loris Karius after Liverpool’s 4-3 defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday.

– Liverpool’s Adam Lallana has played down recent speculation linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

– Mario Balotelli was entitled to a bonus payment of £1 million from Liverpool if he was not sent off on three occasions each season for violent conduct, according to a report in The Times.

ARSENAL: Arsene Wenger has warned that Arsenal can do even better after they cruised to a 5-1 win over West Ham United in the Premier League on Saturday.

– Germany international Mesut Ozil paid more than €2 million (£1.67m) in back tax in Spain and is disputing a €790,000 fine, according to documents supplied to Der Spiegel by Football Leaks.

– Arsenal legend Paul Merson has accused his former employers of putting profits before success and suggested the club’s hierarchy is failing supporters by refusing to spend big money in the transfer market.

BARCELONA: Gerard Pique says Barcelona can return to being an “unstoppable” force despite a poor run of form that has seen them slip six points adrift in the La Liga title race.

– Luis Enrique was left frustrated as Barcelona conceded a last-minute goal against Real Madrid to draw a game that he felt they deserved to win.

– Barcelona star Neymar missed training with an adductor muscle strain on Monday, raising concerns that he may not play again before the end of 2016.

– Lionel Messi will start Barcelona’s Champions League game against Borussia Monchengladbach on Tuesday despite the fact that his side have already guaranteed their place as group winners.

REAL MADRID: Sergio Ramos has warned Real Madrid against getting carried away with their position at the top of La Liga, but says it is nice to be in control of their own destiny as they chase a first title since 2012.

– Zinedine Zidane praised his team’s “heart” and the “big personality” of Ramos after the Blancos captain headed a late equaliser in Saturday’s 1-1 draw in El Clasico at Barcelona.

– Former Real Madrid player and coach Jorge Valdano hailed the current side’s spirit as they moved closer to the club record for unbeaten games in all competitions.

– Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard was in France to watch Rennes on Sunday, increasing speculation that he will join the club on loan in January.

TOTTENHAM: The South American culture of simulation has spread to English football, according to Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who still feels he was a victim of Michael Owen’s play-acting in World Cup 2002.

– Harry Kane is targeting winning the Premier League and Champions League with Tottenham after signing a new contract with the club.

– Tottenham Hotspur’s players are desperate to play in the Europa League, according to forward Son Heung-Min, who feels he is back to his best after scoring the “best goal of his career” on Saturday.

LEICESTER: Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has admitted “everything” is wrong with the Premier League champions’ defence of their title after seeing them slump to defeat at lowly Sunderland.

DORTMUND: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has said he’s unsure whether he will still be a Borussia Dortmund player next July, but until then the Gabon international wants to win a trophy with BVB and become the Bundesliga’s top scorer.

PSG: Coach Unai Emery has responded to criticism of Angel Di Maria in the French media by saying the player can do more for the club.

Paris Saint-Germain director of football Patrick Kluivert and captain Thiago Silva reacted angrily after the French champions lost 3-0 at Montpellier on Saturday, missing the opportunity to go top of Ligue 1.

LIGUE 1: Samuel Eto’o has opened the door to a potential move to Marseille, but has said his wife will have the final say. Eto’o, 35, is currently with Turkish club Antalyaspor, the 11th senior club of his 19-year career that has also seen him ply his trade in Spain, Italy, England and Russia.

SERIE A: Italy forward Andrea Belotti has extended his contract with Torino until 2021 and agreed to a €100 million ($106 million) buyout clause.

BAYERN MUNICH: Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said “everything is wonderful” with Jerome Boateng after holding talks with the defender.

– Boateng has suffered a fresh injury setback and will miss Bayern Munich’s final Champions League Group D game against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, a fixture in which Carlo Ancelotti plans to rotate his starting XI.

BUNDESLIGA: RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has apologised for the dive that earned his side a penalty in the first minute of their 2-1 win over Schalke on Saturday.

– Carlo Ancelotti praised Thomas Muller’s intelligence and versatility in Bayern Munich’s come-from-behind victory over Mainz on Friday.

UNITED STATES: The United States Under-17 team beat the Brazil U17s 3-0 on Sunday to win the Nike International Friendlies competition in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

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