Chelsea reach last 16 with comfortable win over 10-man

Champions League, Group C, Baki Olympiya Stadionu - Qarabag FK 0 Chelsea 4 (Hazard P 21', Willian 36', 85', Fabregas P 73') Chelsea qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League with a comfortable 4-0 win over FK Qarabag on Wednesday. The hosts started well but any hopes they had of causing an upset …

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World Cup draw halts Eagles friendly plans

The Nigeria Football Federation has suspended plans to play friendly matches with the European and South American football associations ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia. World Cup - bound England , Serbia and Peru are among the Russia 2018 teams reportedly interested in playing Nigeria . Report has it that the NFF had …

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Atletico star Antoine Griezmann says Manchester United transfer is ‘a possibility’

Atletico Madrid forward Griezmann has described a potential move to Manchester United as "a possibility." The 26-year-old previously hinted at a move to Old Trafford in the summer, but chose to stay at Atletico Madrid following their transfer ban, and has since signed a new contract. However, he has failed to perform to his usual …

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Yakubu Aiyegbeni retires from football as he celebrates his birthday

Super Eagles star and ex Portsmouth and Everton forward Yakubu said he is set to retire from football. The 35-year-old playmaker, who also featured for Middlesbrough and Blackburn in a much-travelled career spanning 20 years, left League Two Coventry in April having made just three appearances for the Sky Blues. He made 250 appearances in …

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Victor Moses: from an asylum-seeking orphan to Premier League

That Victor Moses had the perseverance to make a success of his Chelsea career despite being continually sent out on loan says a great deal about his character. Yet this determination pales into insignificance when compared to the biggest mountain he has had to climb. Moses was just 11 when he arrived in England as …

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Mesut Ozil demands bumper signing-on fee to quit Arsenal in January

Mesut Ozil is set to demand a big signing-on bonus from Barcelona as they look to sign him from Arsenal. Ozil is out of contract in the summer and can talk to other clubs from January. Barcelona are exploring the possibility of signing him as soon as January and have reportedly already spoken to his …

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Chelsea boss Conte calls for Premier League fixtures rethink

English teams are not being given enough time to recover from Champions League games and the Premier League should review the way the fixture schedule is drawn up, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has said. Chelsea are second in their Champions League group and face Qarabag in Azerbaijan later on Wednesday seeking to book their spot …

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Jurgen Klopp reveals how he shored up Liverpool’s leaky defence ahead of Sevilla clash

Jurgen Klopp has revealed how he has got Liverpool flying forward by taking a step back. Their new-found defensive solidity will be given its true test when they face Sevilla tonight in a crunch Champions League clash. Victory for the Reds will book them a place in the last 16 and Klopp, who claims he …

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Manchester City are playing the best football we have seen – anything is possible

Paul Parker has been blown away by Manchester City's form this season, and as well as dominating the Premier League, Champions League success cannot be out of the question. The fact Manchester City have enjoyed the best start in Premier League history says a lot, but it's also about the way you do it, not …

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FIFA panel bans 3 former soccer officials for life

FIFA's ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday. The latest officials to be hit by FIFA bans are Richard Lai, the former Guam Football Association president and a …

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Suarez over Griezmann, says Messi

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been forced to stop the club signing Antoine Griezmann out of fear for Luis Suarez. Barcelona are currently leading the race to sign Griezmann from Atletico Madrid at the end of the season. The Catalan giants remain on the lookout for a big name signing despite adding Ousmane Dembele to …

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David De Gea causes anger at Real Madrid with Perez furious at Zidane

Manchester United star David De Gea has caused anger at Real Madrid, according to reports. Real Madrid have been regularly linked with Manchester United goalkeeper De Gea ever since a move to the Bernabeu fell through in 2015. Los Blancos are likely to invest in a new goalkeeper at the end of the season with …

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Arsenal close on ‘Diamond Eye’ coup – who is Sven Mislintat?

Arsenal are reported to be close to reaching a deal to sign a Borussia Dortmund superstar – but not one you’ve probably heard of before. According to reports on Monday, the Gunners are set to pay around €2 million (£1.8m) to secure the signing of chief scout and director of football Sven Mislintat. An agreement …

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Man Utd chasing Premier, Champions League titles: Ibrahimovic

Manchester United are able to mount a serious challenge for both the Premier and Champions League titles this season thanks to a stronger squad, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has said. Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo returned to United's squad for Saturday's 4-1 league win over Newcastle United as Jose Mourinho's side, who are second in …

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Russia 2018 World Cup Eagles to keep 1.2 billion naira bonus

Super Eagles have agreed to keep 30% from a total of $9.5 million that FIFA will pay Nigeria as a qualifier bonus for Russia 2018 World Cup. Recall that the Super Eagles also kept the same percentage (30%) of the sum paid by FIFA when Nigeria qualified for Brazil 2014. In this case, the Russia …

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Barcelona to appeal duo’s yellow cards

Ahead of their top-of-the-table clash with Valencia, Barcelona are set to appeal the yellow cards given to Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez on Saturday. Both men were booked in separate incidents of the Blaugrana's 3-0 win over Leganes by referee Undiano Mallenco. The yellow card handed to the defender is more significant as it rules …

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Two controversial goals secure comfortable win for Arsenal over rivals Tottenham

Arsenal proved they are still a force to be reckoned with by blowing away Tottenham in a pulsating north London derby. Spurs had been hailed as the dominant force in this fiercest of rivalries but goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez secured the Gunners a dominant 2-0 victory at the Emirates Stadium. The result …

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Super Eagles squad rewarded with $2,000 each for beating Argentina in friendly

After Nigeria beat Argentina in a 4 - 2 win in Russia on Tuesday, report has it that the Super Eagles squad have been rewarded with $2,000 each for being part of the squad. A Nigerian sport blog SportingLife quoted a Nigeria Football Federation's insider as saying: “The players are entitled to a flat rate …

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The door is open for Neymar at Real Madrid, insists Dani Ceballos

Dani Ceballos has urged Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar to quit PSG for Real Madrid. The midfielder has followed in the footsteps of his captain, Sergio Ramos, in saying that he would be welcome at the club, despite the Brazilian being a former player for bitter rivals Barcelona. Neymar is reportedly not happy at PSG, in …

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Man Utd target Carlos Soler speaks out about future

Manchester United target Carlos Soler has responded to speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho is thought to be keen on the 20-year-old central midfielder and has asked his superiors to make a deal happen. But Soler refused to get drawn on his future, although he did leave the door ajar …

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Neymar to Real Madrid: Another Bernabeu player requests shock transfer

Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos has become the latest player to welcome the idea of his side signing Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar. Real Madrid are said to be in conversation with Neymar’s father via an intermediary regarding a possible future transfer. PSG paid £200m for the Brazil international last summer, prising him away from Barcelona. …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba fit for Man Utd as Jose Mourinho praises Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United have received a triple title boost with the return of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo to their first team squad for tomorrow’s clash with Newcastle. Pogba has been out for 12 games with a torn hamstring while Ibrahimovic and Rojo have been absent since both ruptured knee ligaments in the Europa …

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star could play alongside Neymar at PSG

PSG want to pair Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo with Neymar, according to reports. Ronaldo’s future at Real Madrid has become increasingly uncertain in recent weeks with the forward currently struggling in front of goal. The 32-year-old has found the net just once in La Liga so far, with Real Madrid falling eight points behind …

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Cristiano Ronaldo launches jeans collection with son

CR7 clothing brand are for adults and also for children. Cristiano Ronaldo and his son are also together in business. The brand of clothing CR7 that only had fashion for adults, will happen to include pieces for the young ones. Those who are between 4 and 14 years can wear clothes with the signature of …

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Messi angry at Manchester United for Angel Di Maria transfer deal

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is reportedly angry at the way Manchester United treated close friend Angel Di Maria during his time at the club. Manchester United stunned the footballing world when they signed Di Maria from Real Madrid in 2014. Many expected the Argentina international to become an Old Trafford great, with new boss Louis …

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