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Iniesta confirms international retirement following Spain´s World Cup exit

Iniesta confirms international retirement following Spain´s World Cup exit

Andres Iniesta has confirmed his international retirement after Spain’s shock penalty shoot-out defeat to Russia resulted in their World Cup elimination. Among the favourites for the trophy heading into the tournament, Spain joined the likes of Germany, Portugal and Argentina in making an early exit when Igor Akinfeev kept out Iago Aspas’ penalty in Moscow. Iniesta started on the bench ...

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Nigeria crashes out of the World Cup following a 2-1 defeat to Argentina

Nigeria crashes out of the World Cup following a 2-1 defeat to Argentina

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been eliminated from the 2018 FIFA World Cup after Argentina secured a late 2-1 win. It all started with Messi, who scored in the 14th minute to give his side the lead. But a tackle by Javier Mascherano, who grabbed his attacker inside the box, resulted in a VAR-confirmed penalty kick. Victor Moses had ...

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Fred agrees Manchester United switch

Fred agrees Manchester United switch

Manchester United have reached an agreement with Shakhtar Donetsk to sign Brazil midfielder Fred. With Michael Carrick retiring and uncertainty over Marouane Fellaini’s future in Manchester, United have turned to the 25-year-old in a deal that it is reported will be worth £52million. A brief statement released on United’s official website read: “Manchester United is delighted to announce it has ...

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Arsenal complete Lichtsteiner capture

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Arsenal have completed the first signing of Unai Emery’s tenure with the acquisition of Juventus full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner. The Switzerland international ended his time with Juventus having secured a seventh Serie A title in 2017-18, with Massimiliano Allegri’s squad pipping Napoli to the Scudetto in the closing weeks. Lichtsteiner was a champion of Italy in all seven of his seasons ...

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Liverpool confirm Fabinho signing

Liverpool confirm Fabinho signing

Liverpool have announced their first signing of the close-season, with Fabinho joining the Premier League club from Monaco. Fabinho was among Monaco’s star players in their Ligue 1 title win in 2016-17, but Leonardo Jardim’s side could not repeat that success after an exodus of big-name talent. And the midfielder has now followed the likes of Bernardo Silva, Kylian Mbappe ...

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Football financier arrested for shaving teenagers’ pubic hair

Football financier arrested for shaving teenagers’ pubic hair

   The Lagos state police command has arrested the financier of Magico Football Academy Agege, Victor Achidume, 43, for allegedly shaving the pubic hair of five teenage boys. Achideume was arrested after one of the students fell ill and informed his parents that their financier had shaved his armpit and private part on May 9th after warning him and others ...

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Wenger turned down Real Madrid ´two or three times´

Wenger turned down Real Madrid ´two or three times´

  Arsene Wenger claims he turned down the chance to lead Real Madrid and England on multiple occasions. The outgoing Arsenal manager is yet to confirm his next move after a 22-year spell in north London, with Unai Emery, the former Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla coach, reportedly close replacing him. Wenger had opportunities to leave the Gunners but thinks he ...

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Atletico Madrid, Fernando Torres scored against Nigeria

Atletico Madrid Fernando Torres scored against Nigeria

  Fernando Torres scored as Atletico Madrid ran out 3-2 winners in a friendly against Nigeria B, earning the striker his second trophy in seven days. Club icon Torres won the first major honour of his Atletico career with the 3-0 Europa League final defeat of Marseille in Lyon last Wednesday, before saying farewell to the fans by scoring a ...

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Chelsea and Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas ties the knot with his fiancee Daniella Semaan

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Chelsea and Spanish midfielder, Cesc Fabregas , has just married his fiancee and the mother of his three children, Daniella Semaan . The former Arsenal star shared a lovely wedding photo to his Instagram page after tying the knot with Daniella at Cliveden House in Berkshire . Fabregas who has been with his partner since 2011 rocked a black tuxedo ...

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Nigerian referee, Joseph Ogabor banned for one year over “attempted match manipulation”

Nigerian referee, Joseph Ogabor banned for one year over "attempted match manipulation"

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has banned Nigerian referee Joseph Ogabor for a year for “attempted match manipulation”. CAF says the incident concerned a Confederation Cup match between Nigeria’s Plateau United and USM Alger of Algeria’s on 7 April in Lagos. “The decision follows investigations conducted and evidence submitted by the South African match officials of the said match, ...

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Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

Manchester City crowned Premier League champions

Manchester City have been crowned Premier League champions after their rivals Manchester United slumped to a shock 1-0 home loss to struggling West Brom on Sunday. Only a West Brom win at Old Trafford could secure the championship for Pep Guardiola’s side this weekend, but a close-range header from Jay Rodriguez in the second half proved enough to end United’s ...

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Champions League draw: Juve face Madrid, City to meet Liverpool

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Real Madrid will face Juventus in a repeat of last season’s Champions League final, while Premier League sides Manchester City and Liverpool have been drawn together in the quarter-finals. Holders Madrid will have to beat Juventus again if they are to claim the trophy for the third year in a row, having triumphed 4-1 against the Italian champions in Cardiff ...

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Nigeria retain 52nd position in latest FIFA rankings

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Nigeria retained her previous 52nd position in the world and seventh in Africa in the March FIFA/Coca Cola World rankings released on Thursday. Nigeria had 609 points, two points below Cameroon that is 51st in the world. The top five is unaltered, with Germany still on top, while Poland that will be up against the Super Eagles in a friendly ...

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Barcelona star Lionel Messi relaxes with his human-sized dog at home (Photos)

Barcelona star Lionel Messi relaxes with his human-sized dog at home

Barcelona and Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi, shared these three snaps of himself cuddling up to his human-sized canine pal, a Dogue de Bordeaux called Senor Hulk. His son Thiago, five, also joined his father for one of the pictures he shared via his Instagram story.

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Court of Arbitration for Sport lifts ban on 28 Russian athletes

Court of Arbitration for Sport lifts ban on 28 Russian athletes

Twenty eight Russian athletes could still take part in this month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport today lifted life bans imposed on them for alleged doping at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Sport’s top court ruled there was “insufficient” evidence that the 28 athletes out of the 43 that sought the court’s ...

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Transfer deadline deals: Giroud to Chelsea, Batshuayi to Dortmund, Aubameyang to Arsenal and many more

Transfer deadline deals: Giroud to Chelsea, Batshuayi to Dortmund, Aubameyang to Arsenal

Chelsea have announced the signing of striker Olivier Giroud from Premier League rivals Arsenal for a reported £18million, ending the club’s long hunt for a new centre-forward. Antonio Conte’s desire to add another attacking option to his squad led to Chelsea being linked with a host of unlikely players, including Andy Carroll, Ashley Barnes and Peter Crouch, while an attempted ...

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Chelsea complete protracted Barkley signing

Chelsea complete protracted Barkley signing

Chelsea have announced the signing of Ross Barkley from Everton, the playmaker joining the Premier League champions for a reported £15million. Barkley has yet to play this season due to a hamstring injury and had been widely expected to leave Goodison Park, with Sam Allardyce resigned to losing the Englishman. Chelsea were close to completing a deal for Barkley on ...

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Salah wins African Footballer of the Year

Salah wins African Footballer of the Year

Mohamed Salah has been named African Footballer of the Year for 2017 at the CAF Awards. Egypt winger Salah beat Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the prize at a CAF gala in Accra and succeeds Leicester City and Algeria star Riyad Mahrez as the continent’s leading player. Mane finished as runner-up, with Aubameyang in ...

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Arsenal complete signing of Greek defender Mavropanos

Arsenal complete signing of Greek defender Mavropanos

Arsenal have announced the signing of Greek defender Konstantinos Mavropanos, who joins the Premier League club from PAS Giannina. The 20-year-old has joined for an undisclosed fee, which is reported to be in the region of £1.8million, and the length of his contract has not been announced. Manager Arsene Wenger said following Wednesday’s 2-2 draw against Chelsea that Mavropanos was ...

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Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Ramoni Oba dies at 52 from partial stroke and memory loss

Former Flying Eagles goalkeeper, Ramoni Oba dies at 52 from partial stroke and memory loss

Ramoni Oba popularly known as Raymond King, a former Nigerian goalkeeper has died at the age of 52, after suffering from partial stroke and memory loss. The former Abiola Babes keeper who hailed from Akwa Ibom was treated at the State Hospital, Ijaye, Abeokuta, Ogun State but transferred to Ikorodu General Hospital when the situation was not improving. According to ...

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