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Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool to sign Southampton defender for world record £75m

Virgil van Dijk: Liverpool to sign Southampton defender for world record £75m

Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk will join Liverpool when the transfer window re-opens on 1 January in a world record £75m deal. The Netherlands international had been expected to join the Reds last summer after he handed in a transfer request. But a move fell through when Liverpool apologised for making an alleged illegal approach for the 26-year-old. The fee ...

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George Weah wins Liberia’s Presidential election

George Weah wins Liberia's Presidential election

George Weah has been declared winner of the presidential election in Liberia which took place yesterday December 26th. The retired footballer defeated his 73-year-old opponent, Vice President Joseph Boakai to become the 25th president of Liberia. The result of the election was announced today Wednesday, December 27th. An excited Weah took to his twitter handle to appreciate his family, friends ...

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Tottenham 5 Southampton 2: Records tumble for inspirational hat-trick hero Kane

Tottenham 5 Southampton 2: Records tumble for inspirational hat-trick hero Kane

Record-breaking Harry Kane stole the show with a second hat-trick in as many games as Tottenham smashed Southampton 5-2 at Wembley, the striker setting a new record of 39 Premier League goals in a calendar year in the process. The England star’s treble against Burnley on December 23 moved him level on 36 with Alan Shearer and he never looked ...

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Broke ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue gets coaching job at Galatasaray, after losing all of his assets to estranged wife

Broke ex-Arsenal star Emmanuel Eboue gets coaching job at Galatasaray, after losing all of his assets to estranged wife

Turkish club, Galatasaray have offered Emmanuel Eboue a lifeline after the former Arsenal defender revealed he had contemplated suicide after a bitter divorce battle with his estranged Belgian wife Aurelie, stripped him of all of his assets. The sad story of Eboue’s financial woes shocked millions of football fans globally, after the club-less defender admitted to being broke few years ...

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Arsenal 3 Liverpool 3: Points shared in classic Christmas cracker

Arsenal 3 Liverpool 3: Points shared in classic Christmas cracker

Arsenal and Liverpool played out the best game of the Premier League season so far, the Gunners coming from two goals down to lead only for Roberto Firmino to claim a dramatic 3-3 draw. Philippe Coutinho had Liverpool deservedly in front at half-time, the Brazil international beating Petr Cech with a deft header after Mohamed Salah’s cross looped up off ...

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Latest FIFA ranking: No cause for alarm – Onigbinde

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Akinade Onigbinde, the Coach of FRSC Football Club of Abuja, says Nigeria’s drop in FIFA’s December ranking would not adversely affect the team’s performance before and during the World Cup. Onigbinde told newsmen on Friday in Abuja that the Super Eagles have already distinguished themselves as one of the best teams in the world. He said the Super Eagles did ...

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Real Madrid v Barcelona: Ronaldo and Messi´s head-to-head Clasico record

Real Madrid v Barcelona: Ronaldo and Messi´s head-to-head Clasico record

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo renew world football’s greatest individual battle when they meet in a much-anticipated Clasico on Saturday. Barcelona have the benefit of a healthy lead in LaLiga and know a win at the Santiago Bernabeu would be a major blow to Real Madrid’s title hopes. The potentially decisive clash could boil down to which of the sides’ ...

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Champions League draw: Chelsea handed Barcelona tie

Champions League draw: Chelsea handed Barcelona tie

Madrid were a daunting prospect in Monday’s draw after finishing second in Group H behind Tottenham, and it is PSG who have pulled the short straw. The two-legged ties will see Neymar renew his rivalry with Real Madrid, the former Barcelona striker having scored three times against them during his time in LaLiga. Neymar will also be keen to get ...

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Christiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d´Or to equal Messi

Christiano Ronaldo wins fifth Ballon d´Or to equal Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo equalled Lionel Messi’s five Ballon d’Or awards after retaining football’s most prestigious individual prize for the second year running. The 32-year-old was named France Football’s player of the year for the fourth time in five years after a brilliant 2016-17 in which he won LaLiga and the Champions League with Real Madrid. Ronaldo also became the all-time leading ...

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World Cup 2018: Group by group analysis E-H

World Cup 2018: Group by group analysis E-H

We have analysed groups E-H. Group E: Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Serbia Brazil are the great entertainers and the most successful team in the history of the competition with five victories. A 7-1 humiliation to Germany in 2014 ended their hopes of home success. But Brazil, the only team to have qualified for every finals, coasted through qualifying and many ...

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World Cup 2018: Group by group analysis A-D

World Cup 2018: Group by group analysis A-D

The countdown to the 21st World Cup can now well and truly begin following Friday’s group-stage draw in Moscow. All 32 teams learned their fate for next year’s finals in Russia, and one from those nations will enter football history on July 15 when the final will be contested at the Luzhniki Stadium. We have analysed groups A-D. Group A: ...

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Russia 2018 World Cup Draw in full | Nigeria and Argentina meet again

Russia 2018 World Cup Draw in full | Nigeria and Argentina meet again

Friday’s draw for World Cup 2018 in Russia saw defending champions Germany selected in Group F alongside Mexico, Sweden and South Korea. The game of the group stage is Spain against Portugal. At the last World Cup, Spain were very poor. Portugal will be on a high having won Euro 2016. Brazil were drawn alongside Switzerland, Costa Rica and Serbia ...

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‘You are the greatest of all time, not just in sports, also as a mother and as a wife’ – Alexis Ohanian celebrates Serena Williams

'You are the greatest of all time, not just in sports, also as a mother and as a wife' - Alexis Ohanian celebrates Serena Williams

Serena and Alexis had a private wedding on Thursday this week. He shared this photo from their wedding and celebrated his wife and the mother of his daughter, Alexis Jnr. He wrote: ‘@serenawilliams : You are the greatest of all time, not just in sport–I’m talking about as a mother and as a wife. I am so excited to write ...

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World Cup: The 32 qualified teams

World Cup: The 32 qualified teams

Peru became the final nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after a win over New Zealand on Wednesday. The 32nd and final spot at Russia 2018 was secured by Peru, who beat the All Whites 2-0 in Lima. It shapes as being a somewhat open showpiece tournament. Germany, Brazil, France and Spain are sure to be among the ...

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Argentina 2 Nigeria 4: Super Eagles produce stunning comeback in Krasnodar

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Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria fought back from 2-0 down against an Argentina side missing Lionel Messi to secure a stunning 4-2 friendly victory in Krasnodar. Sergio Aguero scored his 36th international goal to move clear in third place on Argentina’s all-time scoring list as Jorge Sampaoli’s side looked set to prosper despite the absence of Messi, who had ...

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US female goal keeper Hope Solo, accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

US female goal keeper Hope Solo, accuses Sepp Blatter of sexual assault

Former U.S. international goalkeeper and World Cup winner, Hope Solo, 36, has accused ex-FIFA president Sepp Blatter, 81, of sexual assault. In an interview with the Portuguese outlet published on Saturday, Solo claimed Blatter “grabbed my ass” at FIFA’s Ballon d’Or awards ceremony in January 2013, where she presented the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award on stage ...

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Disgraced Evra has Marseille deal terminated

Disgraced Evra has Marseille deal terminated

Marseille have terminated Patrice Evra’s contract with immediate effect after the veteran defender was suspended by UEFA until the end of this season for kicking out at a supporter. Evra was red carded before the start of Marseille’s 1-0 Europa League defeat at Vitoria Guimaraes earlier this month after an altercation with a group of travelling fans during the warm-up ...

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Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, donates N50m to Mountain of Fire Football Club

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, donates N50m to Mountain of Fire Football Club

Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has donated N50 million to members of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry Football Club MFM FC, for their impressive performance at the Nigeria Professional Football League last season. Governor Ambode, announced the donation when he received the footballers and staff of MFM FC along with top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation at ...

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Giroud wondergoal wins FIFA Puskas Award

Giroud wondergoal wins FIFA Puskas Award

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has won the 2017 FIFA Puskas Award for his improvised backheel volley against Crystal Palace. The France international saw off competition from Venezuela women’s international Deyna Castellanos and Baroka goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke with his stunning effort at Emirates Stadium on January 1. Giroud’s remarkable goal saw him meet Alexis Sanchez’s cross with a remarkable and audacious ...

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Real Madrid dominate FIFA FIFPro World XI of 2017

Real Madrid dominate FIFA FIFPro World XI of 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo was named as one of five Real Madrid players as the Spanish and European champions dominated the FIFA FIFPro XI of 2017. Defenders Sergio Ramos and Marcelo and midfield duo Luka Modric and Toni Kroos were also selected in the dream team, who were honoured at the Best FIFA Football Awards in London. Juventus, who were beaten 4-1 ...

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