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No fear for Spurs boss Pochettino over Alderweireld to Inter rumours

The Argentine has invited would-be suitors of his players for a chat with the Spurs chairman after seeing his Belgian defender linked with a move Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is unconcerned over reports linking defender Toby Alderweireld with Inter. The Serie A club have ambitious plans in the transfer market under their owners the Suning Group for the forthcoming close-season ...

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He Looks Poor And Old – Former Manchester United Star Blasts Ibrahimovic

Manchester United are “a million miles away from being good” and are hindered by a Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who “plays like an old man”, according to former defender Gordon McQueen.The Red Devils were trounced 4-0 by Chelsea on Sunday, as manager Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge for the first time since he was sacked during last season.The loss follows uninspiring ...

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Russia chooses wolf as mascot for 2018 World Cup

​Russia has chosen a goggled wolf as mascot for the 2018 World Cup. The wolf, unveiled to the public early Saturday after a month of online voting, prevailed over a cat and a tiger dressed in a space suit after receiving more than half the votes. The mascot — named “Zabivaka”, which in Russian means “one who scores” — was ...

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Crime Bursters demand 20 million Naira from Enugu Rangers for illegally transferred player

Nationwide club Crime Bursters have demanded the sum of N20 million from the league champions, Rangers, for the improper transfer of one of their players, Offorka Ezeugwu.In a letter to Rangers from the Maduabuchi Chambers headed by Ray Nnaji, the Nationwide club alleged that Ezeugwu was not properly cleared by Rangers and as such deprived the club of making use ...

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Army lied, murdered 3SC player not a cultist – Brother insists

The elder brother of the Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan defender, Izu Joseph, who was killed on Sunday, reportedly by a stray bullet from a member of the Joint Task Force, JTF, has refuted claims by the Nigerian Army that his brother was a cultist.The brother, Reuben Izu, said the claim by the military that his younger brother was ...

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Didier Drogba’s epic clap back at Arsenal’s Theo Walcott after Arsenal spank Chelsea 3-0

Montreal Impact of USA striker and former Chelsea player Didier Drogba gave an epic clap back to Arsenal’s Theo Walcott after Arsenal thrashed Chelsea 3-0 over the weekend. Prior to Arsenal’s win over Chelsea, Chelsea had always had the upper hand in clashes between the two sides especially when Drogba played for Chelsea. 679 total views, 2 views today

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Aleksander Ceferin elected as the new UEFA president

Aleksander Ceferin, Slovenia’s Football Association president has been named the new UEFA president after he defeated Dutchman Michael van Praag at UEFA’s congress in Athens today. The 48-year-old Slovenian polled 42 votes compared to van Praag’s 13 votes and will now succeed former France legend Michel Platini, who resigned after being banned from all football activity last year. 476 total views, 2 views today

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Ospina to retain Arsenal place after PSG heroics, suggests Wenger

Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has given a big hint that second-choice goalkeeper, David Ospina, may remain in goal for their Champions League run.Wenger surprisingly picked the Colombian ahead of Petr Cech for Tuesday’s group game at Paris Saint-Germain. Ospina responded with an excellent performance, as PSG threatened to overwhelm the Gunners, with a series of superb saves before Alexis Sanchez ...

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Barca’s Messi, Suarez, Neymar reunited for Celtic clash

​ Barcelona boss Luis Enrique named star trio Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar together in his starting line-up for the first time in four months for Celtic’s visit to the Camp Nou on Tuesday. Neymar missed Barca’s start to the campaign due to his duties in winning Olympic gold with Brazil, whilst Messi and Suarez were benched for Barca’s ...

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John Terry Out For 10 Days

Chelsea skipper, John Terry, has been ruled out for 10 days after sustaining injury in last weekend’s Premier League clash away to Swansea which ended 2-2.This was revealed on Chelsea’s official website on Tuesday afternoon.Terry will now miss Chelsea’s clash against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.“John Terry’s injury suffered in Sunday’s game at Swansea is strained ligaments in his ...

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Manchester United paid £8.4m to get rid of Louis Van Gaal

Manchester United have revealed that they paid £8.4 million ($14.8 million) to their former manager, Louis van Gaal, after he was sacked in May 2016.The Dutchman was fired despite winning the FA Cup and Jose Mourinho has since replaced him at the Old Trafford.United also confirmed in their report for the last financial year, that they wrote off £6.7 million ...

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 Training Over Unpaid Five Months Salaries 3SC Players Boycott

​ Players of Nigeria Professional Football League side,  Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan (3SC), boycotted training on Tuesday due to the non-payment of their salaries.The players are owed five months’ salaries and 10 match bonuses. The strike was earlier planned for last week but they put it on hold due to the importance of last weekend’s clash against traditional ...

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Mourinho backs Allardyce for England job

​Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Thursday backed Sam Allardyce’s impending appointment as England manager saying he was a “good choice” for the job. “I think it’s the right person for that job,” Mourinho told a news conference in Shanghai on the eve of the International Champions Cup match against Borussia Dortmund. “I think he’s a good choice. I think Sam ...

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He’s too expensive! Barcelona admit being priced out of Pogba move

Barcelona were interested in signing Manchester United-bound midfielder Paul Pogba but were priced out of a move, according to the Spanish giants’ international advisor Ariedo Braida.Pogba, who made his senior debut for United in 2011 before leaving to join Juventus in 2012, is closing in on a return to Old Trafford for a world-record fee in the region of €110million.Real ...

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BREAKING: Spain appoint Lopetegui as coach

​Spain have appointed former Porto manager Julen Lopetegui as their new coach to replace Vicente del Bosque. The former goalkeeper, who was recently linked with a move to England to replace Kenny Jackett at Wolverhampton Wanderers, has coached Spain at youth level extensively, having led the national under-19 and under-21s.Lopetegui has been a free agent since being dismissed by Porto ...

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The Frenchman’s appointment comes as a big relief, but the NFF’s decision to choose his assistant could lead to disaster. Welcome, Paul Le Guen . What took you so long? The inevitability of his appointment as Super Eagles boss, a secret barely even concealed, was affirmed Monday by the Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation. It will be ratified subject to the resolution ...

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Former Gunners goalkeeper David Seaman believes the current squad needs strengthened in many areas, but admits that even just one signing will lift spirits around north London Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman has urged Arsene Wenger to make a major statement in the transfer market before the start of the season. Granit Xhaka from Borussia Monchengladbach remains the only signing the ...

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​ The three-time World Cup winner with Brazil is expected in Lagos for a series of events that will culminate in a charity gala Football’s greatest legend, Brazilian World Cup winner Pele is expected in Nigeria for a historic visit in August as part of events planned by the Winihin Jemide Series and Youth Experience Days Africa. Born Edson Arantes ...

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Mourinho thrilled by ‘amazing’ United fans

Jose Mourinho paid tribute to the Manchester United fans after the manager began his reign with a comfortable 2-0 friendly success at Wigan Athletic. In his first match in charge of the club, second-half goals from Will Keane and Andreas Pereira proved the difference at the DW Stadium on Saturday. Mourinho selected new signings Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in his starting XI ...

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Chelsea sign Kante

The 25-year-old has put pen to paper at Stamford Bridge ahead of the new season and has revealed his excitement ahead of joining up with his new team-mates Chelsea have announced the signing of N’Golo Kante on a five-year deal, with the France international arriving from Premier League champions Leicester City. Speaking to the club’s website as the move was ...

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Messi, Iniesta cancel Turkey charity match appearance

Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi and teammate, Andres Iniesta, have not travelled to Turkey for a charity match in Antalya, the club said on Saturday in a statement. It said that both players had remained in Spain following the attempted military coup in Turkey. It noted that several current and former leading players had committed to play in the match in ...

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Barcelona reveal new purple away jersey for 2016-17 season

​ Barcelona have unveiled a new purple away kit for the upcoming 2016-17 campaign. The dark purple shirt and shorts are teamed with bright pinks socks to create a new vibrant strip.“The fusion of the traditional red and blue makes this shirt fresh and striking, but at the same time connected with our history,” said Andres Iniesta.“In addition, thanks to ...

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Skrtel joins Fenerbahce for £5.5m OFFICIAL

​ Martin Skrtel has completed his £5.5 million transfer from Liverpool to Fenerbahce after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms with the Turkish giants. The centre-back arrived in Istanbul on Tuesday night to thrash out the formalities of his switch, and underwent physical checks on Wednesday.He is set to be officially unveiled on Friday by the Turkish giants, who ...

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Messi to exit Barcelona in 2018

Lionel Messi could leave Barcelona in 2018, according to a report by Spanish outlet Cadena COPE.The Argentine is thought to be weighing up his future with the Catalan club as he continues to be hounded by legal issues in Spain.Messi would be 31 upon the expiry of his contract and could well opt for a move to another big European ...

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Okocha unveils charity organisation (Photos)

On the 5th of July 2016, two brothers (Emmanuel and Austin Okocha) and former Nigerian National Football players unveiled a charity organisation (JAY-JAY OKOCHA FOUNDATION) at a world press conference held at i-naira.com digital hub in Ikoyi.According to Austin Okocha, the primary objective of the foundation is to use football to raise awareness on the strategic importance of Education, Peace ...

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Nigerian legends to play with Maradona, Messi

​ Nigerian football legends, Nwankwo Kanu and Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha will team up with the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Diego Maradona as they set to feature at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Fundación Privada Samuel Eto’o on July 16. Kanu Nwankwo. The 35-year-old who currently plays for Turkish side Antalyaspor will host 23 great footballers both ...

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Kanu Nwankwo visits hospital to support less privileged children “photo”

​ Former Nigerian footballer, Kanu Nwankwo and his team visited a hospital to show love and support to the less privileged children. He shared the photo and wrote: “Visiting the hospital to support the less privileged kids and to show them love and give them hope. Kanu heart foundation with the doctors doing what they know how to do. #khf#support #positive #givingback 664 total ...

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Jose Mourinho officially unveiled at Man Utd’s Old Trafford stadium (photos)

​ Jose Mourinho was this morning, for the first time, unveiled as the manager of the World’s most popular football team Manchester United. The Portuguese wasted no time in suggesting Man United had lost sight of their stature and says he wants to win the Premier League title. “It is difficult for me to describe and find the right words ...

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Real Madrid Plan Hazard – Morata Swap Deal

Real Madrid are prepared to make a £75million move for Chelsea star, Eden Hazard. The European champions will be hoping to get their man, when they offer cash plus £40m-rated striker Alvaro Morata. Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, is a known admirer of Hazard who is currently at the European Championship in France. Chelsea want to keep Hazard despite his poor ...

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Lagos Farewell Testimonial match for late Shuaibu Amodu and Stephen Keshi to hold on July 23

​ The Sports Writers Association of Nigeria in association with the Nigeria Football Supporters Club and the Lagos state government have scheduled the 23rd of July, 2016 for the Lagos Farewell Testimonial Match for the two departed former Super Eagles chief coaches, Amodu Shaibu and Stephen Keshi at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on July 23, 2016. A committee to ...

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Don’t Quit, Maradona, Argentine President Beg Messi

​ Diego Maradona insists Lionel Messi must not follow through on his vow to quit international football . Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri has also personally contacted Messi to try and persuade the Barcelona star to not quit the national team . An emotional Messi dropped a bombshell following Argentina’ s heartbreaking 4 – 2 penalty shoot – out loss to ...

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The continent’s giants await their fate ahead of a qualifying draw that promises some heavyweight ties

The 20 teams left standing in Africa’s World Cup qualifying programme will learn their fates for the third round on Friday when the draw is made at Caf’s Cairo HQ. The seedings have finally been settled after several controversial twists and turns, leaving the continent’s would-be top five teams all set to avoid each other in Pot One, with the ...

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Anderlecht's midfielder Youri Tielemans (L) vies with Monaco's Brazilian defender Fabinho (R) during their UEFA Europa League football match at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on September 17, 2015 in Brussels. AFP PHOTO/JOHN THYS        (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Utd facing competition in race for Tielemans

Third parties held talks with representatives from Old Trafford and Chelsea in London last week, with the Premier League duo going head-to-head to sign the highly-rated youngster   Goal understands that third party discussions were held in London last week with representatives from both clubs over possible moves for Tielemans next summer. The 18-year-old midfielder is already one of the ...

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Goals from Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld, Harry Kane and Erik Lamela ensured a controversial win over the Premier League table toppers Harry Kane ended his long wait for a Tottenham goal as his side came from 1-0 down to thrash Manchester City 4-1 at White Hart Lane on Saturday. Kevin De Bruyne’s third goal in as many games put the ...

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video: Man Utd Old Boy David Beckham Responds To Ferguson’s Claim That He Wasn’t World Class | OH! CLASSY RESPONSE

In his new book Leading, Sir Alex Ferguson claims that he only had four truly world class players during his 26-year reign as Manchester United manager The exclusive world class club features just Cristiano Ronaldo, Eric Cantona, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs. Plenty of players were snubbed by Fergie, David Beckham chief among them. But the former United number 7 ...

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