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No Ibrahimovic, No Surprise As Sweden Name World Cup Squad

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Sweden coach Janne Andersson named a 23-man World Cup squad on Tuesday that dashed the faint hopes of fans expecting to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic feature at Russia 2018. Sweden beat Italy in the World Cup play-offs last November, sparking speculation that former Juventus, AC Milan, Barcelona and Manchester United striker Ibrahimovic would come out of international retirement. Two weeks ago the 6ft 4ins (1.95m) striker, ... Read More »

NFF Inaugurates Media And Publicity Committee

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The Nigeria Football Federation has inaugurated its new Media and Publicity Committee, while commending the calibre of individuals in the committee and their commitment to serve Nigerian Football. Speaking at the inauguration in Lagos Monday, NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who stood in for the NFF President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, underscored the importance of the media in the promotion and development of ... Read More »

Mixed Reactions Greet Rohr List

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Gernot Rohr’s 30-man provisional list for the Russia 2018 World Cup, which was released by the German on Monday, has generated several reactions from Nigerians. While  former Super Eagles fringe goalkeeper Segun Oguns faulted the inclusion of “too many Turkey-based players”, ex-Flying Eagles defender Kayode Julius backed Rohr, saying he picked the players he felt would give him the right results in Russia. Oguns stated, ... Read More »

Ronaldo Wants Real To Pay His £26.45m Fine

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CRISTIANO Ronaldo has told Real Madrid he wants them to pay his fine to the Spanish tax office, according to The Sun. The former Manchester United man was hit with a charge for allegedly defrauding the government of £13m last year. And El Confidencial reports that, as things stand, he has struck a deal to pay the tax authorities a total sum of £26.45m (€30m) ... Read More »

Neymar Makes Brazil World Cup Squad

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Neymar, who hasn’t played a game since breaking his foot in February, was named on  Monday as the star of the Brazilian national team which will seek a record sixth World Cup out in Russia, AFP  reports. Coach Tite announced the team list at a press conference in Rio de Janeiro. Neymar’s returning form will be a key factor for the team, which lost influential right-back Dani ... Read More »

Guardiola insists he won’t block Arteta from replacing Wenger

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said he will be “the happiest guy in the world” if Arsenal’s target, Mikel Arteta, stayed at The Etihad. However, Guardiola insisted that he will not stand in Arteta’s way if he is offered the Gunners job. The former Arsenal midfielder and City assistant coach has emerged as a strong contender to replace Arsene Wenger at The Emirates. Guardiola said: ... Read More »

‘Blame me for Chelsea’s 3-0 loss to Newcastle’ – Conte

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Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte has admitted he is to blame for the Blues’ woeful defeat to Newcastle. He also described Chelsea’s fifth-place finish in the just-concluded Premier League season as unacceptable. Chelsea’s top-four hopes were eventually crushed following their 3-0 away defeat to Newcastle United on the final day of the season on Sunday. The defeat means Chelsea ended in fifth and could only secure ... Read More »

Mourinho explains why he won’t have assistant manager next season

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has disclosed that he will not replace his assistant, Rui Faria, next season. Faria has followed Mourinho around as his No.2 for the last 17 years at Porto, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan. But the 42-year-old announced on Sunday that he would move on after next week’s FA Cup final against the Blues. And Mourinho has admitted he isn’t ... Read More »

Russia 2018 World Cup: Super Eagles not scared of Croatia’s star players – Onazi

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Trabzonspor midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, has stated that the Super Eagles will not be fazed when they take on the star-studded Croatian team in their opening game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The Croatian team have in their ranks the duo of Luka Modric and Mateo Kovacic from Real Madrid and Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic who have been in impressive form for their respective ... Read More »

Levante vs Barcelona: Messi dropped for LaLiga clash

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Lionel Messi has not been included in Barcelona’s squad for Sunday’s trip to Levante. The LaLiga champions are seeking to go the entire season unbeaten and can stretch their unbeaten run to 44 games in the league, if they avoid defeat in Valencia, with 37 of those games coming in the current campaign. Their last fixture is at home against Real Sociedad. However, they will ... Read More »

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