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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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Zidane scoops Best FIFA Men´s Coach award after stellar year with Madrid

Zidane scoops Best FIFA Men´s Coach award after stellar year with Madrid

Zinedine Zidane claimed the Best FIFA Men’s Coach award after leading Real Madrid to LaLiga and Champions League glory in 2016-17. Zidane was honoured at a ceremony staged by world football’s governing body in London on Monday, edging out competition from Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri. The France great also got the better of Allegri in Cardiff ...

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Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men´s Player award ahead of Messi, Neymar

Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men´s Player award ahead of Messi, Neymar

Cristiano Ronaldo was named as the Best FIFA Men’s Player for the second year running on Monday after helping Real Madrid to a LaLiga and Champions League double last season. The Portugal star edged out perennial rival Lionel Messi and the Argentinian’s former Barcelona team-mate Neymar to win the award, which he also claimed in its inaugural year in 2016. ...

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Breaking: Super Eagles qualifies for World Cup

Super Eagles qualifies for World Cup

Super Eagles of Nigeria, Saturday trashed the fearless Chipolopolo of Zambia hence becoming the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance. The match which ended 1-0 doused the tension of many Nigerian fans. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi’s fantastic short saw the Nigerian Super Eagles ...

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BREAKING: Bayern sack Ancelotti after defeat at PSG

Bayern sack Ancelotti after defeat at PSG

Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as head coach of Bayern Munich following an underwhelming start to the season that culminated in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League thrashing at Paris Saint-Germain. Ancelotti had won the Bundesliga title in his first campaign in Germany, but results and performances have tailed off – amid reports former club AC Milan are interested in the Italian ...

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Conte thanks Costa after Chelsea exit agreed

Conte thanks Costa after Chelsea exit agreed

Antonio Conte has thanked Diego Costa after the Chelsea forward’s January move to Atletico Madrid was confirmed. Chelsea and Atletico agreed a deal, estimated to be worth up to €60million, on Thursday, which is set to go through in full when a medical has been passed and personal terms are agreed. Conte and Costa, who has been at Stamford Bridge ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his brand new Ferrari F12 whip

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his brand new Ferrari F12 whip

Real Madrid striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken delivery of a brand new Ferrari F12 TDF which will have cost him an eye-watering £350,000 Ronaldo who recently returned home from international duty with Portugal , where he scored three goals against the Faroe Islands, showed off the new whip in an Instagram snap. The 32-year-old is seen by the side of ...

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Keita set to become Liverpool most expensive player

Keita set to become Liverpool most expensive player

Liverpool have reached an agreement to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig in a club-record deal that will see him join the club next year. The 22-year-old had been one of manager Jurgen Klopp’s primary transfer targets, but the Bundesliga club had been unwilling to consider a sale ahead of their first season in the Champions League. However, the Reds ...

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Dembele pens five-year Barcelona deal to complete €105m transfer

Dembele pens five-year Barcelona deal to complete €105m transfer

Ousmane Dembele has put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Barcelona to complete his transfer from Borussia Dortmund. The 20-year-old France winger moves to Barca for an initial €105million, under a deal that will make him the second most expensive player in history once add-ons are accounted for. Dembele arrived in Barcelona on Sunday and completed a medical ...

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Bolt set for Manchester United debut

Bolt set for Manchester United debut

Sprint sensation, USAIN Bolt, has signed for Manchester United — to play a charity football match against Barcelona. The lifelong fan was to make his first appearance since retiring from athletics to line up alongside legends Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes at Old Trafford on September 2. But after pulling his hamstring in his final race at the World Championships ...

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Kelechi Iheanacho complete Leicester City switch

Kelechi Iheanacho complete Leicester City switch

Leicester City have completed the signing of Kelechi Iheanacho. The 20-year-old has penned a five-year contract at the King Power Stadium for a undisclosed fee, with reports suggesting the Foxes have forked out £25million for the Nigeria striker. City are also thought to have insisted upon a buy-back clause for Iheanacho, who is considered as one of the brightest striking prospects ...

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BREAKING: PSG sign Neymar in world record deal

BREAKING: PSG sign Neymar in world record deal

Paris Saint-Germain have completed an incredible world-record move to sign Barcelona forward Neymar for €222million (£198m). Neymar has signed a five-year deal in the French capital that will reportedly net him a salary of €30m annually. Barca were adamant the Brazil international was not for sale but the blockbusting deal gathered pace over recent days and culminated with his release clause being ...

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Football transfer gossip

Football transfer gossip

Transfer news Paris St-Germain are set to hold talks with Barcelona over a £196m deal to sign Neymar, Barca’s 25-year-old Brazil international forward. (Guardian) PSG are willing to pay Neymar a signing on fee of £45m and will offer him a five-year contract worth £596,000 a week after tax. (Daily Mail) Chelsea are holding out for £44m for Atletico Madrid ...

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Chelsea agree terms with Madrid on Morata deal | stats between Morata, Costa and Lukaku

Chelsea agree terms with Madrid on Morata deal

                              Chelsea and Real Madrid have agreed a deal for striker Alvaro Morata to join the Premier League champions. The move is subject to Morata agreeing personal terms on a five-year contract and completing a medical and is reported to be worth in the region of £70million. The 24-year-old ...

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