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Germany Players To Get €350,000 Each For W’Cup Title

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The German Football Association  announced on Wednesday that each member of their squad would  receive a €350,000  bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title next year in Russia, AFP reports. If the Germans win a fifth world title, Joachim Loew and his squad stand to get an increase in prize money from the €300,000  they each got for winning the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil. ... Read More »

FIFA Sanction: Onigbinde Backs Punishment For Culprits

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  Former Nigeria coach Adegboye Onigbinde has backed the   Nigeria Football Federation’s decision to probe the circumstances leading to the sanction imposed on the country  by FIFA for  fielding  an ineligible player for the 2018 World Cup qualifier  against Algeria in Constantine on November 10. The world football governing body  on Tuesday docked Nigeria three points and awarded the game, which ended 1-1 draw,  in ... Read More »

Salah Beats Moses To BBC Award

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LIVERPOOL star Mohamed Salah has been crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017, The Express reports. The Liverpool winger emerged victorious to scoop the prize in a star-studded five-man shortlist. Among the other contenders were his team-mate Sadio Mane, Chelsea’s Victor Moses, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Red Bull Leipzig’s Naby Keita. Moses finished fourth and soon-to-be Liverpool player Keita came fifth. ... Read More »

Giroud Gives Wenger Selection Poser For West Ham Clash

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  Olivier Giroud came to Arsenal’s rescue against Southampton but it remains to be seen whether the striker has done enough to earn his first Premier League start of the season at West Ham United. The 31-year-old French international came off the bench for the 13th time in the league to head a late equaliser that ensured Arsene Wenger’s side left St Mary’s Stadium with ... Read More »

Donnarumma Wants AC Milan Deal Cancelled Over Moral Abuse

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Teenage goalkeeping sensation Gianluigi Donnarumma is claiming he suffered “moral abuse” at the time of renewing his AC Milan contract last summer and wants to cancel the deal, according to Italian press reports on Tuesday. The 18-year-old’s agent Mino Raiola has reportedly asked Milan bosses to cancel the contract on the grounds of “psychological pressure” suffered by Donnarumma to renew last July, Corriere della Sera ... Read More »

EPL To Boost TV Matches In Bumper Deal

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The Premier League will make dozens more games available in its next TV rights auction as clubs target an increase on the huge £5 billion ($6.7 billion) deal they secured last time, a report said Friday. Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper said for the first time entire rounds of Premier League matches would be shown live and football would go head-to-head with popular entertainment programmes on ... Read More »

World Cup: Nigeria Budgets N3bn For Super Eagles

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The Federal Government has budgeted N3bn to enable the Super Eagles to have a successful outing at the 2018 World Cup 2018 which starts on June 14 in Russia. The Minister of Youths and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung, disclosed this to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting he had with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Tuesday. Dalung said while sponsors ... Read More »

Champions League: Klopp Urges Liverpool To Avoid Slip-Ups

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to avoid any slip-ups from his side as he targets a place in the Champions League knockout stages with the odds heavily stacked in their favour. A draw at home to Spartak Moscow in their final group match would put Liverpool through while a win would ensure they top Group E but Klopp is taking nothing for granted after ... Read More »

La Liga: I Know It’s Time To Leave Barcelona – Mascherano

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Barcelona midfielder, Javier Mascherano, has revealed that his time at the club was drawing to a close. Mascherano joined the Chatalans from Liverpool in 2010 and has gone on to enjoy immense success in Spain, winning the Champions League twice, La Liga four times and four Copa del Rey titles. His contract expires in 2019 and the 33 year-old now features less frequently under Ernesto ... Read More »

Russia Ready For World Cup Draw As Countries Pray To Avoid Spain

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The real countdown to the 2018 World Cup in Russia begins on Friday as the draw for the tournament is held at a star-studded ceremony in the Kremlin. President Vladimir Putin is expected to address the footballing world that has descended upon Moscow, in the midst of a freezing Russian winter, to find out who will play who, when and where at the competition next ... Read More »

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