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Nigerian Player Cycles 64 Miles Balancing Football on His Head to Break Guiness World Record
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Nigerian Player Cycles 64 Miles Balancing Football on His Head to Break Guiness World Record

A local Nigerian footballer Harrison Chinedu, remarkably broke the Guiness World record of cycling for 64 miles with a football balanced on his head. Wearing the Super Eagles jersey, Chinedu rode his bicycle with a ball on his head from the beach to the National stadium, Surulere, while fans, drivers and passers by, sang and cheered him on as he attempted the bizarre feat. According to Chinedu, he had tried the feat in March this year but failed when he reached 30 miles, but after several rehearsals and training, made up his mind to carry out the feat again. After the feat, he said: “My biggest motivation was that I believe in showcasing my God-given talent. I know I have the skill and I want to show the world what I can do. This one is a record created by me and I am happy that ...
Jurgen Klinsmann Fired as U.S. Soccer Coach
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Jurgen Klinsmann Fired as U.S. Soccer Coach

On Thursday, Jurgen Klinsmann, the coach of the United States national men’s soccer team, dined with President Obama, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, a number of Nobel laureates and a couple of astronauts at a gala in Berlin. The sausages were “excellent,” he said. On Friday, Klinsmann returned to his home in California and was bemused by the criticism he was receiving in the news media for two recent losses by his team, which had damaged — but not erased — its chances of qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. On Sunday, Klinsmann aggressively defended his record as coach in an interview, saying that he was “very comfortable” in his position and was not especially concerned about being removed. On Monday, Klinsmann was fired. The announcement, which was made by U.S. Soccer, the f...
Female Ref Claudia Romani Turns Heads as She Almost Bursts Out of Her Top
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Female Ref Claudia Romani Turns Heads as She Almost Bursts Out of Her Top

Claudia Romani, a qualified FIFA referee in Italy's Serie A and Serie B leagues, turned heads as she posed in sexy lingerie during a trip to Miami beach on Monday. The referee who also is a reality TV star and a model in Italy, showed off as much flesh as she shows of yellow cards and her pictures on Instagram has already amassed her over 200,000 followers on the social network.  
Kelechi Iheanacho Celebrates Yaya Toure’s Return
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Kelechi Iheanacho Celebrates Yaya Toure’s Return

Super Eagles and Manchester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho celebrated Yaya Toure as he made a huge come back to the team on Saturday, after sitting on the bench for months. The talented goal scorer took to Instagram to announce his excitement over the return of Toure. "He's back yaya yaya #yayatoure great team spirit we fight to the end #mcfc," he said.
Ihezuo Leading Nigeria’s Comeback
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Ihezuo Leading Nigeria’s Comeback

One of the biggest shocks of the first two days of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Papua New Guinea 2016 was undoubtedly Nigeria’s 6-0 defeat by Japan, as the 2014 finalists suffered their worst-ever loss in this competition in their opening match against the Asian champions. "I don’t know how it could have happened," striker Chinwendu Ihezuo admitted to FIFA.com. "We weren’t able to show what we can do. We just kept conceding goals. If we were to play against Japan again now, it would be a totally different story. We wouldn’t make it so easy for them this time." Nevertheless, the African side must now deal with the burden those six strikes have placed on their goal difference. Things looked similarly ominous when Gabrielle Carle gave Canada the lead 15 minutes into Nigeria’s second ...
World Cup Bombshell For Buhari: Dalung Kicks Against Nigeria’s Participation
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World Cup Bombshell For Buhari: Dalung Kicks Against Nigeria’s Participation

Attention President Muhammadu Buhari: This is what the man you appointed the general overseer of our sports told an international media organisation,Voice of America, Hausa Service: Nigeria does not need to attend the next World Cup holding in Russia. The World Cup is not just a football competition. It also represents a bigger avenue for nations to showcase their football artistry to a global audience, with players getting to secure new and bumper contracts and endorsements, which in turn, impact positively on the country’’s Gross Domestic Product and Foreign Direct Investment. Football is business and the World Cup fetches money for all participants. It is top in entertainment and business. Qualifiers even earn more than $5m from Fifa. Besides the Olympics, the World Cup is by far the...
Nigerian Footballer Executed In Singapore For Drug Trafficking
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Nigerian Footballer Executed In Singapore For Drug Trafficking

The Presidency yesterday lamented the execution of a Nigerian footballer, Chijoke Obioha, in Singapore for drug trafficking. The 35-year-old footballer was said to have gone to the Asian country for trials when he was caught trafficking in hard drugs on April 9, 2007. Consequently, he was sentenced to death about four years ago and remained on the death row until he was executed yesterday. Reacting to Obioha’s execution in a statement yesterday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described it as heartbreaking, given repeated calls for Nigerians to desist from criminal activities like drug peddling. The statement signed by Dabiri-Erewa’s Special Assistant on Media, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, in Abuja said since Sing...
Nigerian 2-time African Female Footballer Of The Year Cynthia Uwak Survives Ghastly Motor Accident
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Nigerian 2-time African Female Footballer Of The Year Cynthia Uwak Survives Ghastly Motor Accident

Former Super Falcons forward and two time African Women footballer of the year, Cynthia Uwak is counting her blessings after surviving a ghastly motor accident. The Akwa Ibom-born striker who currently plies her trade in Finland took to her Instagram page to share the photo of the ugly accident showing a badly damaged SUV turned upside down and badly snatched in the course of the incident. The post was however silent on the exact spot where the incident took place. The 30 year old Åland United of Finland forward followed the photo with a heart touching submission appreciating God on one hand and expressing pity for those who say that there is no God on the other. “It is only a FOOL that says there is no God! Sometimes all you have to do is offer him Thanksgiving, take a moment sto...
Super Falcons Release New Team Pictures Ahead #AWCON2016
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Super Falcons Release New Team Pictures Ahead #AWCON2016

Nigeria’s women national football team, Super Falcons are ready for the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Cameroon.The NFF posted new pictures of the players with with Head coach, Florence Omagbemi and other officials. Goodluck to them!
Rita Chikwelu Now Super Falcons Captain
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Rita Chikwelu Now Super Falcons Captain

Barely 48 hours to the commencement of the 10th edition of the Women Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, the Super Falcons of Nigeria now have a new team captain. Rita Chikwelu, the Umea IK Swedish Damallsvenskan player replaced the former captain, Evelyn Nwabuoku of French club, En Avant de Guingamp, who was ruled out due to injury. The 28- year old attacking midfielder made her senior national team debut in 2007 at the FIFA Women's World Cup in China. Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi said: "Ladies, you all know why the captain is not here with us, so we will be needing someone else to fill in for her in this competition. "Alongside my assistants, we have decided to pick Rita Chikwelu to be the captain and Osinachi Ohale as the assistant. And I want you all to co-operate with them...
Jose Mourinho Blames England For Not Protecting Wayne Rooney
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Jose Mourinho Blames England For Not Protecting Wayne Rooney

Jose Mourinho has accused the Football Association of failing to provide adequate protection for Wayne Rooney on England duty as the Manchester United manager expressed concern that his embattled captain has been left in a “fragile” state by the latest storm engulfing him. Rooney issued a public apology this week after being rebuked by the FA for apparently getting drunk in the team hotel 24 hours after England’s 3-0 World Cup qualifying win over Scotland at Wembley last Friday. Gareth Southgate had seen Rooney and members of England’s staff drinking at The Grove hotel in Hertfordshire but the caretaker manager – who will be formally interviewed for the job by the FA on Monday – did not intervene because he was under the impression they were heading to bed. Southgate is understood to...
Benzema Fit To Play For Real In Madrid Derby
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Benzema Fit To Play For Real In Madrid Derby

Real Madrid will be able to count on Karim Benzema for the Madrid derby at Atletico on Saturday. Coach Zinedine Zidane picked the France striker for the Spanish league match at Vicente Calderon Stadium, but he didn't reveal if he will start Benzema or place him in the reserves. "He is better, and if he is on the squad then he can play," Zidane said on Friday. Benzema was in doubt because of a lingering hip problem. He has five goals in 13 appearances this season. While forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are also ready to play, Zidane will be without his other pure striker Alvaro Morata, who injured a hamstring while playing for Spain over the international break. Atletico, meanwhile, is hoping star forward Antoine Griezmann will be fit after hurting his left foot whi...
Messi Bans Himself & Teammates From Talking to Media After Allegations That His Teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi Smoked Marijuana
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Messi Bans Himself & Teammates From Talking to Media After Allegations That His Teammate Ezequiel Lavezzi Smoked Marijuana

Argentina Lionel Messi helped Argentina in their world cup qualifier match against Colombia with a 3-0 win on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning but that's not what caught the headlines-the Barcelona star organized a march with his Argentine teammates to the post match press conference and informed the journalists present that he and his teammates will not give any briefings, interviews or communication to the media till further notice. Messi's shocking revelation comes after Argentine press accused Argentine striker Ezequiel Lavezzi of smoking marijuana at the Argentina training ground the day before the Colombia match coupled with numerous reports blasting Messi for not performing for his country the way he performs for his club side. Messi said in a statement: “Hello, good evening, ...
It’s An Insult To Compare Me To Conor McGregor – Floyd Mayweather Rants
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It’s An Insult To Compare Me To Conor McGregor – Floyd Mayweather Rants

Retired multi-millionaire boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, who has never lost a fight has launched a rant against UFC multi millionaire champion Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor, became the first fighter in UFC history to be crowned with double championship belts after defeating lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez on Saturday prompting Forbes magazine to write that McGregor should be compared with Muhammad Ali and not Mayweather. and now the boxer has reacted sensationally in a new video obtained by TMZ Sports. 'Don't compare Conor McGregor to me, it's disrespect. I'm an elephant, elephants don't beef with ants' 'Elephant is so large, he don't even see ants' "I mean if you’re saying he’s the Floyd Mayweather of the MMA, I’m trying to find out. Have you ever made $300 million in one night? ...
Steven Gerrard Says Goodbye to LA Galaxy
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Steven Gerrard Says Goodbye to LA Galaxy

Former Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard took to social media to thank LA Galaxy management and fans for a wonderful experience as he says goodbye to the club that signed him from Liverpool FC 18 moths ago. "When I left Liverpool, I came to Los Angeles with the goal of helping the Galaxy lift another MLS Cup, I am of course disappointed to have not achieved that objective, but I can look back at my time at the club with pride at what we accomplished, including two straight playoff appearances and countless memorable moments on the pitch. As someone who spent the whole of their career in Liverpool, it has been an incredible experience to come to Los Angeles and play for the LA Galaxy. I would like to thank Mr. Anschutz, Dan Beckerman, Chris Klein and Bruce Arena for this opportunity. I w...
Howard Canvasses Friendlies For Eagles
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Howard Canvasses Friendlies For Eagles

Super Eagles will need grade A friendly matches to shape up ahead of the second phase of World Cup qualifiers in August. This was the submission of former international Franklin Howard while assessing the performance of the Gernot Rohr led side so far. He described two victories in a roll against Zambia and Algeria respectively as a major boost noting however that non-qualification for the Nations cup in January in Gabon means the team will have to wait for close to nine months before the next set of qualifiers. Such long gap according to him can affect performance unless efforts are made to organise friendly matches that will ensure that the current blend among players continues. “We just have to ensure that they boys play quality friendly matches to shape up for the next phase, they ha...
Hoffenheim Boss Julian Nagelsmann Taking Bundesliga by Storm
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Hoffenheim Boss Julian Nagelsmann Taking Bundesliga by Storm

When Hoffenheim unveiled Julian Nagelsmann as the Bundesliga's youngest full-time boss in February, it was dismissed by local media as a "public relations stunt" and "a crackpot idea". Harsh, perhaps, but understandable given the circumstances. Nagelsmann was just 28 and had never coached at senior level, while Hoffenheim, a village with a population of just 3,300 in southern Germany, were deep in relegation trouble, seven points from safety and running out of games. What has followed in the past nine months is impressive. Not only did Nagelsmann secure the club's Bundesliga place, but he has also seen his side move up to third in the table this season and become one of only five teams in Europe's five major leagues to remain unbeaten. So, how has a managerial novice born in...
Steven Gerrard Drops Another Heavy Hint he Could be Leaving LA Galaxy
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Steven Gerrard Drops Another Heavy Hint he Could be Leaving LA Galaxy

Former Liverpool midfielder, Steven Gerrard posted a picture on Instagram with the Los Angeles city lights in the background as he posed with an Oakland Raiders can in hand. He added the caption: 'Special place, incredible view, I will miss you LA', which heavily implies that his exit is imminent from the Californian city.
Cote d’Ivoire Legend Laurent Pokou is Dead
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Cote d’Ivoire Legend Laurent Pokou is Dead

The former Ivorian international player, Laurent Pokou, seen as figure of African football, has died aged 69. From 1960 to 1970, Laurent Pokou was a striker both for the Abidjan club of ASEC Mimosas where he started his career and the national squad. He made 70 appearances for the national team. As part of his international career, Pokou played for Nancy in France from 1977 to 1978 alongside Michel Platini. Among other things, he is remembered as the long-time record holder for the highest number of goals - 14 - scored by a single player at the African Cup of Nation tournament. His record was broken 30 years later by Samuel Eto'o of Cameroon following the 2008 African Cup of Nations in Ghana. Pokou died in Abidjan after a long illness.     Source:BBC
President Buhari Congratulates Victorious Super Eagles
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President Buhari Congratulates Victorious Super Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their outstanding 3-1 victory over Algeria in the African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. President Buhari joined millions of football loving fans in the country in celebrating the very-much improved national team for meeting our expectations during the entertaining and action-soaked encounter. The President commended the team and its handlers for displaying uncommon strength, determination and high professionalism in the onward and steady progress to the 2018 tournament in Russia. With six points in our kitty from two impressive wins, President Buhari assures the team that the Federal Government; and indeed all Nigerians will continue to support them to make the nation proud. The President also comme...
Fans React To Victor Moses’ Tweet After Super Eagles Famous Win Over Algeria
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Fans React To Victor Moses’ Tweet After Super Eagles Famous Win Over Algeria

Victor Moses is a bag of talent and has been in good form of his career recently for both Chelsea and Nigeria. The young man was in another planet throughout the game as he bagged a brace for the Super Eagles as they breezed pass the Desert Warriors of Algeria 3-1 at the Godswill Akpabio (Nest of Champions) Stadium in Uyo on Saturday 12th November 2016. A brace by 25-year-old Victor Moses and an additional goal by his fellow Chelsea star and Super Eagles Captain Mikel Obi ensured Nigeria stayed top of Group B of the qualifying tournament for Russia 2018. Super Eagles Coach Gernot Rohr was full of praises for his lads as Nigeria lead on six points, four points clear of nearest rivals Cameroon, who they host in August 2017.
Alex Iwobi Shares Pictures On Twitter After Super Eagles Win Over Algeria, As Kanu Nwankwo And Fans Praise Him
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Alex Iwobi Shares Pictures On Twitter After Super Eagles Win Over Algeria, As Kanu Nwankwo And Fans Praise Him

Super Eagles and Arsenal midfield player Alex Iwobi was in a superlative form as him and his teammates dismantled visiting Algerians 3-1 in their 2018 World Cup qualifying Group B match at Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Saturday. A brace by Victor Moses and an additional goal by his fellow Chelsea star Mikel Obi ensured . Nigeria stayed top of Group B of the qualifying tournament for Russia 2018. Nigeria lead the group with six points, four points clear of nearest rivals Cameroon, who they host in August 2017. See Tweets by fans below:
Udom Promises Super Eagles $10,000 Per Goal Scored Against Algeria
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Udom Promises Super Eagles $10,000 Per Goal Scored Against Algeria

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has promised Super Eagles players $10,000 for every unreplied goal they score against Algeria, in today’s 2018 World Cup qualifier. He made this promise, when he visited the team at their Le Meridien Hotel camp Friday night, accompanied by his predecessor, Godswill Akpabio. “The Governor has made us a promise of $10,000 for every unreplied goal against Algeria,” a top official disclosed to AfricanFootball. Governor Emmanuel had donated N10million to the Eagles, after they defeated Tanzania 1-0 in September. The cash reward was later converted to camp allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)
Mourinho To Tempt Ozil To Manchester United With £250,000-a-week Deal
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Mourinho To Tempt Ozil To Manchester United With £250,000-a-week Deal

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, is ready to reunite with Mesut Ozil and will sanction a mega deal for the Arsenal playmaker, which will see him earn £250,000 a week. According to The Sun, United are hoping to take advantage of the delay in Ozil signing a new deal at the Emirates, to make a big bid for the 28-year-old next summer. The Gunners are reportedly offering the former Real Madrid midfielder £200,000-a-week, but an agreement has not been reached yet. Mourinho and Ozil have a good relationship since their days at Real Madrid and won the La Liga title together in 2012. The Special One famously hailed him as “the best No 10 in the world”.
Stopping Iwobi And Iheancho Is The Secret To Win Super Eagles
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Stopping Iwobi And Iheancho Is The Secret To Win Super Eagles

THE coach of Algeria national team Georges Leekens says the key to neutralising the threat of the Nigeria going forward is to stop the duo of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho from getting on the ball. Leekens said from the past games of the Super Eagles, the players are usually in a hurry to release the ball to the duo of Iheanacho and Iwobi, who are by far the most creative among the Nigerian forwards. The games he was referring were the 1-0 win over Tanzania and the 2-1 win away over Zambia in Ndola. Games where the duo bailed Nigeria out with crucial goals. Arsenal forward Iwobi opened scoring in Zambia before Manchester City Iheanacho doubled the Eagles lead, adding to his goal which condemned Tanzania to defeat in Uyo. “We have found out the two most important players in the ...
Flares Couldnt Stop Lewandowski From Scoring 2 Goals for Poland Against Romania
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Flares Couldnt Stop Lewandowski From Scoring 2 Goals for Poland Against Romania

Poland took control of Group E with a 3-0 victory over Romania on Friday in a World Cup qualifier which was marred by crowd trouble at the National Arena Bucharest. Poland's star striker, Robert Lewandowski, needed medical attention in the second half as he collapsed after a flare thrown in the 55th minute. The referee temporarily stopped the match and Lewandowski returned to the game several minutes later. The first flares were thrown by the crowd immediately after kickoff. Lewandowski had his own answer to the incident. He netted in the 82nd minute to double the Polish lead from inside the box and added his second in stoppage time from the spot. It was the ninth consecutive qualifier in which he had scored. Kamil Grosicki scored 11 minutes into the game on a solo effort with ...
England And Scotland Defy Fifa And Wear Poppies In World Cup Qualifier
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England And Scotland Defy Fifa And Wear Poppies In World Cup Qualifier

England and Scotland players wore black armbands bearing a red poppy during Friday's World Cup qualifying match at Wembley despite failing to get clearance from Fifa. World football's governing body turned down a request by both teams to wear the symbol to mark Armistice Day. Fifa said it had not "banned" the move but "reiterated" rules on displaying "political" statements on shirts. England and Scotland could now face a points deduction, a fine, or both. England won the Group F match 3-0 thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana and Gary Cahill. Northern Ireland's players wore plain black armbands during their 4-0 World Cup qualifying Group C victory against Azerbaijan in Belfast on Friday. Wales will wear plain black armbands when they face Serbia on Saturday....
Suarez Is Now More Important Than Messi For Barcelona
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Suarez Is Now More Important Than Messi For Barcelona

Cast your mind back to October 2015. Lionel Messi clashed with Las Palmas defender Pedro Bigas Rigo after 10 minutes of a Liga match. Despite his game attempts at carrying on, the Argentine was done. Barcelona were rocked; they knew there and then they would have to do without their talisman and best player for up to two months. A hard game ensued in the Canary Islands and Barca only just managed to scrape through, 2-1. That day, Luis Suarez demonstrated that he had the personality - and class - to take over the mantle of Barca’s attacking chief. It was Suarez who scored the two goals, single-handedly taking the fight to the Islanders and relighting a title campaign that threatened to go out after a midweek defeat to Celta Vigo. Barca could not recover their composure sufficiently...
Liverpool Legend Grobbelaar Hails “Man Of The People” Klopp
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Liverpool Legend Grobbelaar Hails “Man Of The People” Klopp

The former Reds goalkeeper admits to being “ecstatic” when the German was brought to Anfield and is backing him to replicate his Borussia Dortmund success on Merseyside Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar is convinced that Jurgen Klopp is the ideal candidate to bring the good times back to Anfield as he is “a man of the people”. The former goalkeeper worked with some iconic figures during his days on the playing staff, so knows what is required to wake a sleeping giant from its slumber. He believes Klopp is capable of delivering, having worked wonders in his previous post at Borussia Dortmund. The German tactician transformed them into Bundesliga title winners and Champions League finalists, while generating fanatical levels of support on the sidelines to rival that enjoyed at any ...
Coutinho Screamer Helps Brazil Beat Argentina
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Coutinho Screamer Helps Brazil Beat Argentina

Philippe Coutinho scored a sensational goal to help Brazil beat rivals Argentina 3-0 in South American qualifying for the World Cup on Thursday night. The Liverpool No.10, who has six for his club this season, broke the deadlock in the 25th minute in Belo Horizonte with a trademark long-range effort. After cutting in from the left hand side, Coutinho drove past his markers and lashed a fierce finish into the top corner from outside the area. Further goals from Neymar and Paulinho ensured a fifth consecutive win for Tite’s team, who now lead the South American standings by one point. Reds forward Roberto Firmino came on as a substitute on 82 minutes, while Coutinho was taken off with five minutes remaining.
Fans Mob EPL Stars Mikel, Victor Moses, Iwobi After Super Eagles Training At Abuja
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Fans Mob EPL Stars Mikel, Victor Moses, Iwobi After Super Eagles Training At Abuja

Over 3,000 fans trooped out to cheer the Super Eagles train in Abuja on Tuesday evening with the biggest cheers reserved for the country’s Premier League stars led by Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi. Fellow Chelsea star Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi from Arsenal as well as Manchester City’s Kelechi Iheanacho were also a toast of the crowd at the training. “Iwobi please two goals!” chanted a section of the crowd during the training with his father Chuka taking in all the adulation for his 20-year-old son. The Arsenal youngster scored his first Eagles goal in Zambia last month. Saturday’s Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying showdown will be battle of Premier League stars as Algeria also boast their own contingent from England – Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani (Leicester City), Sofiane Feghouli (Wes...
Coutinho and Firmino They’ve Brought ‘Happy’ Samba Football To Liverpool
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Coutinho and Firmino They’ve Brought ‘Happy’ Samba Football To Liverpool

The Brazilian pair have been red hot for Liverpool with 12 goals between them this season in all competitions. And their infectious smiles while playing intricate football for Liverpool has captivated the Anfield faithful and their positive mood has run akin to the Reds' electric form this season. Their tally of 40 goals from 14 games in all competitions is their best record in 121 years and their recent 6-1 thrashing of Watford put them top of the Premier League. Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho have both been integral to Liverpool's success alongside summer signing Sadio Mane and a re-born Adam Lallana. And the Brazilian duo believe their jovial performances for Liverpool stem from playing on the streets in Brazil as kids. “Brazilian footballers have happiness within ...
Gerrard Says Ashley Cole is The Best Left-back on The Planet
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Gerrard Says Ashley Cole is The Best Left-back on The Planet

Steven Gerrard ranks his LA Galaxy teammate Ashley Cole as "the best left-back on the planet". It comes after Cole missed from the spot in the Galaxy's MLS play-off penalty shoot-out defeat to the Colorado Rapids - a match which could prove to be Gerrard's last as a professional footballer. Gerrard scored the Los Angeles side's first penalty of the first-round shoot-out but his teammates missed the next three while Colorado converted all of theirs to progress. Despite Cole's failure from 12 yards, Gerrard still holds his former international teammate in high regard.
Rosenborg Players Goes Naked to Celebrate League Title
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Rosenborg Players Goes Naked to Celebrate League Title

Last weekend in Norway, Rosenborg won the Tippeligaen. Rosenborg got to lift the league trophy after a 2-1 home win over Bodø / Glimt. The win gave Rosenborg an unassailable 15 point lead over Brann. After they won the league, Rosenborg players Christan Gytkjaer and Pål André Helland took to social media to upload eye-catching pictures. In both cases, the footballers were snapped in their birthday suits, while they used the Tippeligaen trophy to cover their private parts. Gytkjaer later removed his image from Instagram, but not before screengrabbers got to save the image. Gytkjaer scored 19 goals in 28 matches this season. Despite deleting his photo, Gytkjaer has since defended his controversial image speaking to Norway’s TV2. He said: I think it’s a great picture. I think...
Cristiano Ronaldo Sign Life Time Deal With Nike
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Cristiano Ronaldo Sign Life Time Deal With Nike

Just days after signing a new massive deal with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new improved deal with Sports Wear giant Nike worth €24m a year, and according to the Real Madrid and Portugal legend the deal with Nike is 'for life'. Ronaldo has been with Nike since 2003 and is the most famous and marketable athlete right now with Forbes listing him as the top earning athlete of 2016, as he raked in a staggering $88M from 2015-2016. Nike confirmed their new deal with Ronaldo in a statement saying: ''In 2003, a young Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Nike. In the years since, he has worn more than 60 different Nike Mercurial boots, scoring goals, breaking records, and amassing trophies along the way.'  "The successful partnership between Nike and Ronaldo will continue well into...
Messi Gets New Leg Tattoo
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Messi Gets New Leg Tattoo

Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi, has been pictured with a bizarre new tattoo on his leg. The Barcelona all time highest goal scorer seems to have fallen in love with body art.
Liverpool Transfer News: Latest On Philippe Coutinho
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Liverpool Transfer News: Latest On Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho reportedly won't move to Barcelona or Real Madrid in the summer, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. The Sky Sports analyst doesn't think either of La Liga's biggest clubs have Coutinho on their radar just yet. Separate reports in Spain have also said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp won't even entertain offers for his talented schemer this summer. Balague was answering Twitter questions for Sky Sports when he addressed the issue of Coutinho's immediate future. He began by discussing the obstacles for any potential deal facing both clubs: "He needs a bit more glamour for Real Madrid to have big, big interest. For Barcelona, they need to decide what to do with Arda Turan, and then they have to decide whether a player like Coutinho ...
Djokovic Congratulates New No 1 Murray Ahead of ATP Finals
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Djokovic Congratulates New No 1 Murray Ahead of ATP Finals

New world no 1 Andy Murray is presently on a roll, and even the man he usurped at the top ranking in world tennis – Novak Djokovic – has acknowledged it in a congratulatory message. After he buried American John Isner to win the Paris Masters title Sunday – his eighth of the year – Murray’s new status was confirmed with the release of the ATP rankings the following day. And Djokovic, who is presently going through a shocking slump since winning the French Open in June, penned a kind message to his old rival on his Facebook page in which he also vowed to come back stronger, Mirror writes. “Congratulations Andy Murray! Very well deserved and hard fought milestone!” the Serb wrote. “Your dedication and passion has paid off, and I am really happy to be in the same era with you! “A...
Ifeanyi Ubah FC Win Federation Cup
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Ifeanyi Ubah FC Win Federation Cup

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side FC Ifeanyi Ubah have emerged champions of the 2016 Federation Cup after defeating Nasarawa United at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos on Sunday. The Nnewi club claimed their first major title in Nigeria in a penalty shootout that ended 5-4 in their favour after the full time of 90 minutes produced no goals. It was the first time that both teams were playing in the Cup final but it was the third time they went head to head this season after playing two matches in the top division. With 10 key players Cup-tied, FC Ifeanyiubah head coach Rafael Everton still had enough quality to name four foreign players, Alberico Da Silva, Ngoma Luamba, Tamen Medrano and Pascal Seka, in his startlist. Nasarawa United head coach Kabiru Dogo had ...
Ibrahimovic And Pogba End Man United’s 4-Match EPL Winless Run
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Ibrahimovic And Pogba End Man United’s 4-Match EPL Winless Run

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double and Paul Pogba's volley ended Manchester United's four-match winless run in the Premier League and kept Bob Bradley without a victory as Swansea manager. The 3-1 win for Jose Mourinho's United on Sunday means Swansea is only off the bottom due to Sunderland having an inferior goal difference. Bradley, the first American manager in the Premier League, has quickly discovered just how hard it will be keeping the club in the world's richest soccer competition. Swansea's 10-game winless sequence marks their worst run since being promoted to the Premier League in 2011, with Bradley collecting only one point in the four games since he replaced the fired Francesco Guidolin. United is sixth, three points behind Tottenham, which drew 1-1 at Arsenal. Swansea is...
Mary Keitany Wins New York City Marathon
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Mary Keitany Wins New York City Marathon

Mary Keitany ran alone for the last 11 miles on Sunday to claim her third consecutive title at the New York City Marathon. It was sweet vengeance for a disappointing marathon season where she finished ninth in London and missed the Rio Olympic team. With the three-peat, she became only the second female runner to do so. The key moment came at mile 10 where Keitany, fellow Kenyan Joyce Chepkirui, and Ethiopia’s Aselefech Mergia threw down a 5:06 mile to make it a three-woman show. Three miles later, it became a two-woman race as Mergia fell 38 seconds off the lead. As Mergia continued to fade, the American 10,000-meter track star Molly Huddle overtook the Ethiopian near the halfway mark and put herself in third position. (It was quite a statement, as Mergia had been one of only three wom...
Astori To Replace Barzagli In Italy Squad
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Astori To Replace Barzagli In Italy Squad

Fiorentina defender Davide Astori has been called up to the Italy squad as a replacement for the injured Andrea Barzagli. Barzagli was stretchered off in the fifth minute of Juventus' 2-1 victory at Chievo Verona on Sunday after dislocating his shoulder. Astori, who has made 12 appearances for Italy, had been part of Gian Piero Ventura's previous two squads but was left off the 28-man list for the matches against Liechtenstein and Germany. Italy travels to Vaduz for a World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein on Nov. 12, before playing Germany in a friendly at San Siro in Milan, three days later. Italy is level with Spain at the top of Group G, a point above Albania and Israel.
Real Madrid To Extend Ronaldo’s Contract
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Real Madrid To Extend Ronaldo’s Contract

Real Madrid says it has reached a deal to extend Cristiano Ronaldo's contract until June 2021, when the star forward will be 36. The Spanish club says the new contract will be signed on Monday. Financial details were not released, although Ronaldo is expected to remain the team's top-paid player. The announcement came a few hours after Madrid defeated Leganes 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium to retain the Spanish league lead. The 31-year-old Ronaldo is in his eighth season with the Spanish powerhouse. He will have played 12 years with the club if he stays through the end of the new contract. The Portugal forward arrived in Madrid from Manchester United in the summer of 2009.
Liverpool Crushes Watford to Top The League
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Liverpool Crushes Watford to Top The League

Liverpool charged to the top of the Premier League table for the first time since May 2014 by beating Watford 6-1 on Sunday. Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Emre Can all scored in the space of 16 first-half minutes at Anfield. Roberto Firmino, Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum added further goals in the second half. Although Daryl Janmaat's consolation denied Liverpool a clean sheet, the club is on the right path to challenge for its first title since 1990, having been pipped at the post in 2014. Liverpool, which has now scored four or more goals in five league matches this season, is a point in front of Chelsea and two ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal. "We are still early in our development and there are a lot of things we can improve," Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. ...
Andy Murray’s Elevation To Pinnacle Of Tennis Is Reward For Patience And Perseverance
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Andy Murray’s Elevation To Pinnacle Of Tennis Is Reward For Patience And Perseverance

Andy Murray was seated in the locker room, watching a video of Milos Raonic on his iPad, when the Canadian walked up to tell him that he had sealed the world No 1 spot. As coronations go, Raonic’s forfeiture of the Paris semi-final was among the less climactic. The year of 2016 will contain more potent memories for Murray: becoming a father, winning Wimbledon and collecting a second Olympic gold among them. Here are two more memories of him from this year. One was at the Australian Open in January when, on an unseasonably cold night during the qualification rounds, he could be found sitting on the near deserted outside courts, vocally supporting lesser British players Dan Evans and James Ward. In which he criticised his racket company for immediately jumping to the defence of the Russ...

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