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Messi: I’ll Walk 65 Kilometres On Foot If Argentina Win The World Cup In Russia

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has underlined the importance of next year’s World Cup to his career by vowing to complete a 65-kilometre pilgrimage from his hometown Rosario to San Nicolas on foot should the Albiceleste go on to win the World Cup in Russia. “If we win the World Cup, I promise to walk from […]

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Indonesia: Odemwingie Sent Off In Bad-Tempered Madura United Defeat

By James Agberebi: Former Super Eagles forward Osaze Odemwingie was sent off in Madura United’s 3-1 home loss to table toppers Bhayangkara FC in the Indonesian top flight on Wednesday. Odemwingie was shown a straight red card in the 41st minute with the game still goalless. Andik Rendika Rama and Rendy Siregar were also sent off […]

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Tragedy As Ex-Belgium Star Denis Dasoul Dies After Being Struck By Lightning

Former Standard Liege, Genk, Antwerp and Belgium defender Denis Dasoul has died aged 34 after after being struck by lightning in Bali, Indonesia. Denis Dasoul retired in 2011 and moved to Melbourne in Australia with his girlfriend Pellaers Allison. According to the Mirror, the former Belgium youth captain was on holiday with Allison last week […]

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Ikeme’s Wolves Teammate Bonatini Beats Ameobi To Championship Player Award

By James Agberebi: Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme’s Wolverhampton teammate Leo Bonatini has been voted the Professional Football Association (PFA) Championship Player of the Month for October, beating Bolton Wanderers’ Nigerian forward Sammy Ameobi to second place. The PFA made the announcement on their verified Twitter handle on Wednesday. Leo claimed more than half of the […]

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Onyekuru Excited By Super Eagles Chance, Vows To Make Nigeria Proud

By Hanifat Mustapha: Anderlecht striker Henry Onyekuru has expressed his delight after training with the Super Eagles in Rabat, Morocco ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine. Onyekuru, who is on loan at Anderlecht from Everton, is one of the players set to be given a shot by Nigeria coach […]

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Rohr To Test New Players Against Algeria; Praises Mahrez, Slimani

By Johnny Edward: Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has hinted that he will be making up to six changes to his team from the October line-up against Zambia for Friday’s dead rubber World Cup qualifier against Algeria in Constantine Completesportsnigeria.com reports. Rohr will be without Elderson Echiejile, Victor Moses, Ogenyi Onazi and Moses Simon for the […]

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Marseille boss blames Evra and fans for attack

Marseille’s American owner Frank McCourt said Wednesday that Patrice Evra’s kung-fu kick on a supporter was “unacceptable” but he also pointed the finger at the fans involved. Marseille’s French defender Patrice Evra (C) is escorted off the pitch by teammates Portuguese defender Rolando and Brazilian defender Doria (R) after an argument with supporters before the […]

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Give peace a chance, Ikiere urges Avengers

The  Chairman,  Hostcom Ijaw Ethnic Nationality, Delta State,  Comrade Kingsley Ikiere has  appealed to the Niger Delta Avengers to “hold the fire” and maintain the peace rather than resuming hostilities again in the region. Comrade Ikiere however rained heavy knocks on the Federal Government for not fulfilling its promises to the  people of  the oil […]

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Anambra guber: Onitsha traders, others rally for Chidoka, UPP

…As Candidate’s Popularity Soars Ahead Of Poll Thousands of traders in the densely populated Onitsha Main Market in Anambra state, on Tuesday, rallied in support of Chief Osita Chidoka, the candidate of the United Progressive Party (UPP) in the November 18, 2017 Anambra governorship election. Chidoka, whose support base has continued to swell due to his pro-people plans and […]

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Sweden less scary minus Ibrahimovic – De Rossi

Daniele De Rossi expressed relief on Tuesday that Sweden no longer have Zlatan Ibrahimovic among their ammunition as Italy prepares for the first leg of their World Cup qualifying play-off. Players of the Italian national side celebrating a goal The 34-year-old De Rossi is one of Italy’s three 2006 World Cup-winning veterans — alongside goalkeeper […]