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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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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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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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