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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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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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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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