Super Eagle’s To Drop 7 Players including Mikel and Ighalo For Seychelles Game

Gernot Rohr have hinted that seven players who participated for Nigeria in the last World cup tournament in Russia, are unlikely to receive invitation for the AFCON Qualifiers against Seychelles which is to be played in September 8 Completesportsnigerian.com reports. Rohr who remained in Europe after the country’s early exit from the World cup have revealed his plans to bring in some fringe players who could not make it to the last World cup according to an official in the NFF Secretariat in Abuja. “Coach Rohr has remained in Europe to monitor our…

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Arsenal table 100 million Euro offer for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele

As per a report from Kike Marin, regarded as quite reliable when it comes to Arsenal news, the Gunners are said to have lodged a 100 million Euro bid for Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele. Following a breakout season in his home country with Rennes 3 years ago, 21-year-old Dembele made the move to Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2016, quickly establishing himself as one of world football’s most coveted young stars. A return of 10 goals and a staggering 21 assists in his debut campaign at the Westfalenstadion left…

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Africa is among the fastest-growing rugby fan-bases with 32.7 million

Rugby has nearly 800 million followers globally, while more than 338 million considering themselves fans, with India, China and the USA alone constituting almost 33 per cent of the population, according to the largest-ever market research into fan trends and perceptions conducted by World Rugby. Published as the Rugby World Cup 2019 trophy tour visits India where there are 25.7 million fans of rugby, the research undertaken by Nielsen Sports paints a picture of a vibrant, growing sport that is increasingly broadening its global appeal. Rugby is experiencing strong global…

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Luis Suarez helped Arsenal sign Lucas Torreira

Lucas Torreira’s agent has today confirmed that fellow international teammate and Barcelona star Luis Suarez played a key role in helping Torreira sign for Arsenal. In an interview with Sport 890, Torreira’s agent stated that Barcelona’s Suarez had very good things to say about Arsenal and that Suarez’s praise for the Gunners was a key factor in helping Torreira chose to sign for them. Torreira officially signed for Arsenal on the 10th of July for a fee believed to be around £22 million. Torreira is still only young but he…

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Former Manchester United star Anderson joins Turkish second-tier side

The 30-year-old, who won four Premier League titles and the Champions League at Old Trafford, has been playing in Brazil for the past three years Former Manchester United midfielder Anderson has returned to European football with Turkish second-tier side Adana Demirspor. The 30-year-old has spent the past three seasons playing in his native Brazil with Internacional, as well as a brief loan spell with Coritiba. Anderson made 105 appearances for the Red Devils over eight seasons at Old Trafford, following stints at Gremio and Porto, and played in four victorious…

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Rashford gets Man Utd’s No.10 shirt

Previously worn by Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, among others, the 20-year-old now sports one of the most coveted shirts in football Manchester United have confirmed that Marcus Rashford will wear the club’s iconic number 10 jersey when the new season begins. Rashford donned the famous shirt for the first time on Sunday evening, as United fell to a 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in their final match of pre-season. It was the striker’s first match since returning from post-World Cup holidays, the 20-year-old taking in 63 minutes of first-team…

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Community Shield: DSTV Apologize For Not Airing Chelsea Vs Manchester City

DSTV Nigeria has apologized for not airing the Community Shield game between Manchester City and Chelsea on Sunday. After the match, the cable TV network, took to their official Twitter handle, to pacify angry Nigerians who were left disappointed. Fans were left to scour streaming sites to catch a glimpse of the encounter, which is the traditional curtain raiser of the English football season. DSTV also used the opportunity to list the competitions they have rights to in the 2018/2019 season. “Dear esteemed subscribers, we don’t have rights to air…

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The Nigeria Rugby announce the appointment of South African Bronson Weir as head coach 

The Nigeria Rugby has announced the appointment of South African Bronson Weir as head coach of the senior Men’s Rugby National Team, the Black Stallions. This was announced on Thursday at a world press conference chaired by the rugby body’s president, Kelechukwu Mbagwu, following the re-admittance of Nigeria into the international scene by Rugby Africa. Bronson’s first assignment will be to lead the Black Stallions to the international friendly against Niger Republic in Niamey on the 11th of August. The friendly game is seen by many as symbolic because it will be the…

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Manchester United Beat Milan on Penalties in 2018 ICC

Manchester United defeated AC Milan 9-8 on penalties after playing to a 1-1 regulation draw in their International Champions Cup opener Wednesday night at StubHub Center in Carson, California. United’s Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Suso quickly leveled the proceedings at a goal apiece with a smooth strike past Lee Grant. Following a scoreless second half, Ander Herrera fired home the go-ahead goal in the sudden-death portion of the shootout before Franck Kessie skied Milan’s final attempt.

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Paul Scholes delivers brutal assessment of Paul Pogba

Paul Scholes has offered his thoughts on Paul Pogba, who has of course shone for France this summer as they won the World Cup in Russia – but struggled for Man United. Manager Jose Mourinho still seems to have issues with Pogba and has implored the player to remember just what he did this summer and replicate it in the coming season, but Scholes thinks that the main issue for Pogba is to find consistency in his game. “Paul needs to find a consistency, I think,” Scholes told beIN SPORTS.…

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Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to Instagram rich list with posts worth £570,000 EACH

Cristiano Ronaldo has once again got the better of rivals Lionel Messi and Neymar after the Juventus new signing beat both to top the Instagram Sports Rich List for 2018. Ronaldo, who recently joined the old ladies in a sensational £100million move, saw off his two biggest rivals in the game in a report based on how much a sponsored Instagram post could cost brands.   According to HopperHQ.com, an Instagram scheduling tool analyzed data to reveal a list of the highest paid celebrities and influencers on the social media platform. Ronaldo has amassed a staggering 133…

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Loris Karius screws up as Liverpool lose to Borussia Dortmund

It’s beginning to feel like Loris Karius is cursed. Hopefully for the German things will turn around for him soon. Karius is living in the shadow of his Champions League final errors against Real Madrid. And the keeper is consistently sending out signals that he’s haunted between the sticks. One Sunday night against Borussia Dortmund, Karius was again picked on after an error for BVB’s third goal of the game. Karius could only palm a shot into the path of Jacob Bruun Larsen as BVB scored a third goal. Following…

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Ozil announces international retirement due to ‘racism and disrespect’

The Arsenal attacker has hit out at the treatment he received from the German football association (DFB), confirming he will no longer wear the jersey Mesut Ozil has confirmed that he is retiring frominternational football with immediate effect following the “treatment he received from the DFB.” The Arsenal attacker claims that the way he has been treated by the German football association makes him “no longer want to wear the German national team shirt.”Ozil announced the decision in the third part of a lengthy statement released on his Twitter account, with…

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Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar has said he will be staying at the club this summer, despite continued links to Real Madrid.

Los Blancos have twice issued public statements dismissing their interest in the player, although it was recently reported by El Transistor (h/t AS) that PSG may be willing to sell the forward this summer. However, when asked about a possible move in this window the star said he will not be going anywhere. “I’ll stay,” he said. “I have a contract with PSG, and I’ve chosen to be there for the challenge, for new things and higher goals. I won’t change my mind about it. I hope we can have…

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Tottenham & Arsenal target Benjamin Pavard ‘has already signed’ for Bayern Munich

As per a report from German outlet SWR this afternoon, in-demand Stuttgart defender Benjamin Pavard put pen to paper on a deal with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich during the World Cup. Pavard, 22, has been on the books of Stuttgart since 2016, when he made the move to the German outfit from Lille. After struggling to lock down a consistent starting place during his debut season at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, Pavard went on to establish himself as an absolute ever-present for Die Roten this past season, playing every minute of…

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Alisson Reportedly to Fly to Liverpool After Club, Roma Agree on Transfer

AS Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker will reportedly fly into Liverpool on Wednesday to complete a record-breaking transfer to Anfield.   Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio provided an update on Alisson’s arrival on Merseyside, also Sky Sport reporter Fabrizio Romano said a fee has been agreed, and Alisson is set for a medical on Saturday before becoming the most expensive goalkeeper of all time.  

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Manchester United Reportedly Target Ivan Perisic Deal in Matteo Darmian Swap

Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer unwanted full-back Matteo Darmian as part of a player-plus-cash deal to get their hands on Inter Milan winger and Croatian 2018 FIFA World Cup hero Ivan Perisic. The Red Devils’ interest in Perisic stretches back to last summer, and Tuttsport (h/t Anton Stanley of TalkSport) reported £20 million-rated Darmian could be offered to help soften the blow of their star’s departure. It’s unclear how much United would have to pay on top of any swap agreement, however, as it’s suggested Perisic’s displays at…

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Alexis Sanchez: Man Utd striker misses start of US tour because of visa issue

Alexis Sanchez has missed the start of Manchester United’s United States tour as he has been unable to get a visa. The Chilean striker, 29, accepted a 16-month suspended jail sentence in February for tax fraud in Spain. Under US law, no person found guilty of fraud can be granted a visa to enter the country. There is a waiver scheme and it is understood Sanchez is working with his lawyers in an effort to be granted access to the United States. However, the process is taking longer than he hoped. United…

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus sign Real Madrid forward for £99.2m

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus, becoming one of the four most expensive players of all time. A deal worth 112m euros (£99.2m) has been reached between the two clubs that has seen the Portuguese sign a four-year deal with the Italian champions. Ronaldo, 33, won four Champions League titles in his nine years at Real. “The time has come to open a new stage in my life, that’s why I asked the club to accept transferring me,” he said. The top two world record transfer fees have been…

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Zinedine Zidane: Real Madrid boss stands down five days after Champions League win

Zinedine Zidane says he is stepping down as Real Madrid boss, five days after leading them to a third straight Champions League triumph, claiming the club needs “a different voice”. Zidane told a news conference that “everything changes” and “that’s why I took this decision”. He leaves having guided the Spanish club to three successive Champions League titles and one La Liga success since taking over in January 2016. “I love this club,” he added. “What I think is that this team needs to continue winning but I think it needs a…

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