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EFL Cup: Tuchel rates Saul Niguez’s performance as Chelsea beat Southampton
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EFL Cup: Tuchel rates Saul Niguez’s performance as Chelsea beat Southampton

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel has commented on Saul Niguez’s display during Chelsea’s EFL Cup round of 16 victory over Southampton on Tuesday night. Tuchel said he was pleased with Niguez’s performance for Chelsea against Southampton, adding that the midfielder has taken a ‘huge step’. The 26-year-old has struggled to make an impact after arriving on loan from Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window. Chelsea defeated Southampton 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Kai Havertz and Che Adams scored the goals for their teams during normal time. Recall that Niguez has only featured once in the Premier League for Chelsea so far this season and was hauled off at half-time following a woeful debut display against Aston Villa some weeks ago. “It was a good...
Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea qualify for quarter-final
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Carabao Cup: Arsenal, Chelsea qualify for quarter-final

Arsenal and Chelsea are through to the quarter-final of this year’s Carabao Cup. The Gunners defeated Leeds United 2-0 in what was a straightforward affair at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night. Two second-half goals from Callum Chambers, who scored with his first touch off the bench and Eddie Nketiah, sent Mikel Arteta’s men through. Chelsea needed penalties to see off Southampton, after their tie ended 1-1 after 90 minutes. Kai Havertz opened the scoring for the Blues, but Che Adams equalized immediately after the break. Kepa Arizabalag was the hero again for the Stamford Bridge side, as they won 4-3 on penalties. Sunderland are also through, after they won a shoot-out against Queens Park Rangers.
El Clasico: Ancelotti sends message to Koeman after Real Madrid defeated Barcelona
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El Clasico: Ancelotti sends message to Koeman after Real Madrid defeated Barcelona

Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has sent his solidarity to Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, following his side’s LaLiga El Clasico 2-1 win against the Catalan club over the weekend. Ancelotti and Koeman were seen exchanging words after the final whistle at Camp Nou. Koeman is currently enduring a tough time at Barcelona this season due to his side’s poor performances and results. Recall that two goals from David Alaba and Lucas Vazquez ensured Real Madrid defeated Barcelona as Sergio Ramos’s late goal was not enough. “It’s a tough job, you have to keep going,” Ancelotti said to Koeman, showing real empathy as the Dutchman responded with a smile. He added at his post-match press conference, “I’m happy to win El Clasico because it’s the most important match. “They [Ba...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Pogba breaks silence after EPL 5-0 loss
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Pogba breaks silence after EPL 5-0 loss

Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has broken his silence following his side’s Premier League 5-0 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday. Pogba, who was sent off in the second half of the game following a reckless challenge on Naby Keita, insisted it’s time to ‘wake up’ and ‘step up’ after Man United’s defeat to Liverpool. The France international disclosed this in a post via his Instagram page on Monday. Recall that Liverpool defeated Man United at Old Trafford, thanks to Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick and a goal each from Keita and Diogo Jota. Reacting to the development, Pogba said, “No time to feel sorry for ourselves. “Wake up, step up and make the next days better.” Meanwhile, Pogba was blasted by the club’s legend Paul Scholes after the defeat. Scholes suggested that...
You’re not doing anything – Neville slams Man Utd star after Liverpool nightmare
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You’re not doing anything – Neville slams Man Utd star after Liverpool nightmare

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville, has slammed Harry Maguire following the Red Devils’ 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Neville said that Maguire is not doing anything at Old Trafford following his display for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side against Liverpool, adding that the center-back is nowhere near it. A hat-trick from Mohamed Salah and a strike each from Naby Keita and Diogo Jota gave Jurgen Klopp’s side all three points against Man United. Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Neville said: “Harry Maguire’s not doing anything, he’s not doing anything at the moment. “That interview was an interview of a man who’s nowhere near his best himself. I said last week he shouldn’t have played, he’s nowhere near it out there. “He’s go...
Arteta gives fresh injury update on Aubameyang, Lacazette as Arsenal defeat Aston Villa
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Arteta gives fresh injury update on Aubameyang, Lacazette as Arsenal defeat Aston Villa

Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta, has provided the latest injury update on strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Arteta withdrew Aubameyang at the stroke of full-time for Gabriel Martinelli during his side’s Premier League 3-1 win against Aston Villa on Friday night. Aubameyang had picked up an injury at full-time during Arsenal’s clash with Aston Villa. His teammate, Lacazette, also limped off during the clash. Arsenal defeated Arsenal thanks to goals from Thomas Partey, Aubameyang and Emile Smith Rowe. “No, no he [Aubameyang] was just cramping,” Arteta was quoted by Arsenal’s official website as saying after the game. He added, “Laca was fatigued. He hasn’t played that many minutes. He worked so hard and at some stage, he just said ‘I’ve had enough’ a...
Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea
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Thomas Tuchel names Hudson-Odoi’s best position at Chelsea

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has said that Callum Hudson-Odoi’s best position is the Blues’ left wing. Tuchel also said that Hudson-Odoi, 20, needs to help as a right wing-back occasionally. The German said this following Chelsea’s 4-0 win over Malmo in the Champions League on Wednesday evening. Chelsea defeated Malmo, thanks to a brace from Jorginho and a strike each from Andreas Christensen and Kai Havertz. Hudson-Odoi delivered an impressive performance on the left flank of Chelsea’s attack as Tuchel acknowledged his display against the visitors. “This is his best position, I know,” Tuchel told beIN Sports. “Sometimes he needs to help as a right wing-back, so he needs to take it for the team. “But we know the half left position upfront is his best position.” Ch...
Atletico Madrid v Liverpool: You acted cowardly – Lescott slams Simeone for snubbing Klopp
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Atletico Madrid v Liverpool: You acted cowardly – Lescott slams Simeone for snubbing Klopp

Former Manchester City defender, Joleon Lescott has blasted Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone for refusing to shake hands with Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp after their Champions League clash on Tuesday. Liverpool defeated Atletico 3-2 in the tensed and drama-filled encounter in Spain. The Reds took the lead at the Wanda Metropolitano, with Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita scoring to give the Premier League side a two-goal lead inside the opening 15 minutes. But Atletico drew level thanks to a quickfire brace from Antoine Griezmann who was later sent off for a high foot on Roberto Firmino. Salah scored his second of the night from the spot after Mario Hermoso floored Diogo Jota with a clumsy foul inside the box in the 78th minute. Lescott was surprised at Simeone’s decision to...
UCL: You let yourself down – Peter Crouch slams Diego Simeone for snubbing Klopp’s handshake
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UCL: You let yourself down – Peter Crouch slams Diego Simeone for snubbing Klopp’s handshake

Peter Crouch has blasted Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone for snubbing Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp after their Champions League clash on Tuesday. Liverpool defeated Atletico 3-2 in the tensed and drama-filled encounter in Spain. The Reds took the lead at the Wanda Metropolitano, with Mohamed Salah and Naby Keita scoring to give the Premier League side a two-goal lead inside the opening 15 minutes. But Atleti drew level thanks to a quickfire brace from Antoine Griezmann who was later sent off for a high foot on Roberto Firmino. Salah scored his second of the night from the spot after Mario Hermoso floored Diogo Jota with a clumsy foul inside the box in the 78th minute. Crouch, who was on BT Sport monitoring the game, was flabbergasted as Simeone ran straight down the tun...
Tyson Fury doesn’t see Anthony Joshua as his biggest British heavyweight rival
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Tyson Fury doesn’t see Anthony Joshua as his biggest British heavyweight rival

Tyson Fury has rated Joe Joyce as a tougher challenger to his WBC heavyweight title than long-time rival Anthony Joshua. Fury and Joshua were set to fight earlier this year but the bout was scrapped after an arbitration judge ruled in favour of Deontay Wilder's trilogy with the Gispy King, which Fury would go on to win by 11th round stoppage. Joshua instead took on former unified cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk, but was defeated  by the Ukrainian. Fury now thinks that Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce is a bigger threat in the ring than Anthony Joshua. Speaking in a recent interview, he said: "Tyson said that he’s the best one out there. That’s what Tyson’s opinion was. Can he go all the way? Yes he can. He’s got a good ticker, a big heart. He’s strong, he walks forward...
Salah ‘an absolute nightmare, don’t let him shoot’ – Watford keeper Foster
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Salah ‘an absolute nightmare, don’t let him shoot’ – Watford keeper Foster

The Hornets goalkeeper is in awe of how dangerous the Egyptian is in the final third and goalkeepers and defenders find it hard to face him Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has admitted it is a nightmare for custodians when Mohamed Salah has the ball in the danger zone. The 38-year-old conceded five goals as Liverpool grabbed maximum points at Vicarage Road on Saturday in a Premier League outing. Salah was on target and also provided an assist as the Reds ran riot in the early kick-off to go briefly top of the table before Chelsea defeated Brentford by a solitary goal in a later match to reclaim the position.  
Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Iniesta predicts El Clasico this weekend
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Barcelona vs Real Madrid: Iniesta predicts El Clasico this weekend

Former Barcelona midfielder, Andres Iniesta, has said the Catalans “have the team to win the Clasico and LaLiga”. A poor start to this campaign sees Ronald Koeman’s team sit in seventh place in the league and rock bottom of their Champions League group. Ahead of this weekend’s El Clasico at the Nou Camp, Barca defeated Valencia 3-1 in LaLiga, to move points behind Real Madrid. The team has been buoyed by the returns from injury of Ansu Fati and Sergio Aguero, as well as the performances of youngsters such as Gavi. “I think Barca fans are always optimistic, even more so for the Clasico. “They will be looking forward to the game, their team playing well and winning. “Barca have the team to win the Clasico and LaLiga. I hope they play well and get the three points,” Iniest...
Mendy reveals Secret behind Success at Chelsea after 1-0 win over Brentford
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Mendy reveals Secret behind Success at Chelsea after 1-0 win over Brentford

Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has revealed what led to his Man-of-the-Match performance against Brentford in Saturday’s away Premier League 1-0 win. Mendy was the star player during the encounter at the weekend as the Senegalese international made a string of superb saves to deny Brentford in the 1-0 victory. Recall that Chelsea defeated Brentford, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s 45th-minute goal. Mendy, who arrived at the West London club from Rennes under Frank Lampard’s regime, said his success at Chelsea so far is down to hard work. “I am happy with how I performed,” Mendy told Chelsea’s official website. “It is down to hard work. I prepared during the week with my teammates and coaches to help the team, and I was able to do that. “We knew we were coming up against a ...
Ballon d’ Or: He won Champions League – Thiago Silva questions organizers for snubbing Mendy
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Ballon d’ Or: He won Champions League – Thiago Silva questions organizers for snubbing Mendy

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has questioned Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his fellow teammate, Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week. Silva believes Mendy should have been included in the Ballon d’ Or 30-man nominees released last week. DAILY POST reports that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas Tuchel’s side. Reacting to the de...
They don’t have identity – Richards, Shearer slam Man Utd after defeat to Leicester
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They don’t have identity – Richards, Shearer slam Man Utd after defeat to Leicester

Former Premier League stars, Micah Richards and Alan Shearer have slammed Manchester United following their 4-2 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday. Leicester defeated Man United at the King Power Stadium, thanks to four goals from Youri Tielemans, Caglar Soyuncu, Jamie Vardy and Patson Daka. Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford did score for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side against Leicester. “They don’t really have an identity,” Richards told Match of the Day. “With Man United of the past, you know they had wingers, getting strikers into the box, midfielders running into the box also. “But now, it looks like they are trying to keep everybody happy [in terms of] players. Individually, you have seen what they have got – [Cristiano] Ronaldo, [Paul] Pogba, [Bruno] Fernandes, thes...
Chelsea set new EPL record after beating Brentford
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Chelsea set new EPL record after beating Brentford

Chelsea on Saturday set a new Premier League record after beating their London rival Brentford 1-0 in an away Premier League tie. The Blues defeated the newly-promoted Brentford, thanks to Ben Chilwell’s 45th-minute strike. The win over Brentford means Chelsea have now become the first club from the English capital to win seven consecutive away London derbies in English Football League history. Chelsea are now on top of the Premier League table with 19 points from eight fixtures. Thomas Tuchel’s side are one point ahead of second position Liverpool and two points ahead of third-place Manchester City. Chelsea will tackle Malmo on Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League tie at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, Chelsea have been backed by a former Manchester United captain, Gary Nevi...
Solskjaer names two Man Utd players missed in 4-2 defeat to Leicester City
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Solskjaer names two Man Utd players missed in 4-2 defeat to Leicester City

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has claimed the Red Devils missed Fred and Edinson Cavani during their 4-2 Premier League defeat to Leicester City on Saturday. Fred and Cavani missed Man United’s clash against Leicester at the King Power stadium after featuring for their countries’ World Cup qualifier on Friday. Fred represented Brazil, while Cavani played for Uruguay. Brazil defeated Uruguay 4-1 in the encounter. Speaking after Leicester defeated Man United, Solskjaer said at his post-match press conference, “I have got many good players. “Fred, Edinson Cavani, you miss them. I am not making excuses for the team I put out there, they are top footballers and we have not produced.” The defeat against Leicester means Man United are now in the 5th position on ...
Ballon d’Or: Explain why he wasn’t nominated – Rudiger slams organizers for snubbing Chelsea player
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Ballon d’Or: Explain why he wasn’t nominated – Rudiger slams organizers for snubbing Chelsea player

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has slammed Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his fellow teammate, Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week. Rudiger demanded an explanation for Mendy’s Ballon d’Or snub after his man of the match display against Brentford in Saturday’s Premier League 1-0 win. Recall that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku and Mason Mount all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas ...
2022 World Cup: Three teams that have confirmed qualification
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2022 World Cup: Three teams that have confirmed qualification

Denmark have become the latest country to confirm their qualification for the 2022 World Cup. Kasper Hjulmand’s side defeated Austria 1-0 on Tuesday to book their place. The win preserves their 100% record in Group F and ensures they will finish in first position with two matches left. Denmark are the second European team to qualify for next year’s competition in Qatar. Germany booked their place on Monday night, thanks to a 4-0 hammering of North Macedonia. The only other team assured of a place in the World Cup finals are the hosts, Qatar.
Central African Republic vs Nigeria: Referee accused of helping Super Eagles win
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Central African Republic vs Nigeria: Referee accused of helping Super Eagles win

Coach of the Central African Republic, Raoul Savoy, has blamed their 2-0 defeat to Nigeria in a 2022 World Cup qualifier on poor officiating. Having defeated the Super Eagles 1-0 in Lagos, the Wild Beasts were hoping to complete a stunning double over their highly-rated opponents. However, Leon Balogun and Victor Osimhen scored late in the first half, to seal maximum points for the three-time African champions. But Savoy claims Nigeria earned their result because they were helped by Rwandan referee Louis Hakizimana. “My players did well and I’m very proud of their performance. “Nigeria played with 12 men because the referee helped them to win. “The first goal was from an offside position and my goalkeeper was fouled for the second goal. “We did not concede against Ni...
UEFA Nations League: France, Spain stars emerge top scorer, player of the tournament
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UEFA Nations League: France, Spain stars emerge top scorer, player of the tournament

Following the conclusion of this year’s UEFA Nations League tournament on Sunday, where France defeated Spain 2-1 in the final at San Siro, below is the top scorer and player of the tournament. France forward, Kylian Mbappe, won the top scorer for this year’s UEFA Nations League. The Paris Saint-Germain star registered two goals and two assists during the tournament. He defeated Spain’s Ferran Torres and France’s Karim Benzema to win the top scorer award. Meanwhile, Spain midfielder, Sergio Busquets, won the player of the tournament following his impressive display for Spain against France in the final. The Barcelona star played 180 minutes during the tournament, had nine ball recoveries, 94% passing accuracy and one assist.
UEFA Nations League: Prize money for France, Spain, others revealed
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UEFA Nations League: Prize money for France, Spain, others revealed

UEFA will pay France €14 million for winning this year’s Nations League ahead of Spain. The top European football governing body will also pay Spain €9million for losing the UEFA Nations League final to France, Bolavip reports. France defeated Spain 2-1 in the final at San Siro on Sunday evening. Goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe ensured France defeated Spain, as Mikel Oyarzabal’s strike was not enough. However, in the third/fourth place encounter played at the weekend, Italy defeated Belgium 2-1 to claim the third position. UEFA will pay Italy €8million for finishing third place, while Belgium will get €7million for finishing fourth place. Meanwhile, Portugal won the inaugural competition in 2019. The Nations League 2020-21 is the second season of the tourn...
Conor McGregor reacts to Deontay Wilder’s defeat against Tyson Fury
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Conor McGregor reacts to Deontay Wilder’s defeat against Tyson Fury

Former UFC champion, Conor McGregor, has reacted to Deontay Wilder’s trilogy fight defeat against Tyson Fury. Wilder was knocked down in the third, 10th and 11th rounds as he failed to avenge his 2020 defeat to Fury over the weekend at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA. Reacting, McGregor praised both Wilder and Fury, adding that it was hard to not be impressed with the American boxer. “Great fight that. Both warriors, both winners,” McGregor wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “Hard to not be impressed with Deontay there. Against the much larger man and almost got it done. Great fight. 40lbs in weight difference is A LOT. “Fair play both men there, very enjoyable fights they have had together. Respect. “Their skill levels are unique but very close. A great heavyweight trilo...
Mbappe was offside – Sergio Busquets criticises referee after Spain’s defeat to France
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Mbappe was offside – Sergio Busquets criticises referee after Spain’s defeat to France

Spain midfielder, Sergio Busquets, has criticised referee Anthony Taylor following his side’s UEFA Nations League final defeat against France on Sunday. Busquets slammed Taylor’s decision to allow Kylian Mbappe’s late winner in France’s 2-1 win against Spain. France defeated Spain following goals from Karim Benzema and Mbappe. Mikel Oyarzabal did score for Sapin at San Siro. Hernandez had slipped a pass in behind the defence for Mbappe, who slotted the ball under goalkeeper Unai Simon and wheeled away in celebration while Spain appealed for offside. Replays showed that Mbappe was clearly behind the last man and in an offside position, but Taylor deemed that Spanish defender Eric Garcia had got a meaningful touch on the ball which created a second phase of play. Reacting...
Messi reacts after making history in Argentina’s victory over Uruguay
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Messi reacts after making history in Argentina’s victory over Uruguay

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has expressed joy after making history in his side’s World Cup qualifier 3-0 win over Uruguay on Monday. Messi became the first South American to score 80 international goals as Argentina defeated Uruguay at Monumental. The Paris Saint-Germain forward opened the scoring for his side before Rodrigo De Paul made it 2-0 for Argentina before half-time. Lautaro Martinez then made it 3-0 for La Albiceleste in the second half. Reacting, Messi, in a post via his Instagram account after the game, said, “How nice to be able to enjoy these moments that we are living! Great triumph !!! Thanks again for how you make me feel.” “We played a great game. Everything worked out perfectly,” Messi further said at his post-match press conference. “Uruguay waits...
Nigeria’s position still dicey despite avenging defeat to Central African Republic
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Nigeria’s position still dicey despite avenging defeat to Central African Republic

You almost thought that it was two different sets of teams. On Thursday, the Central African Republic pulled off possibly one of the biggest upsets in the history of African football. The Wild Beasts defeated the Super Eagles 1-0 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. A few people might describe it as a smash-and-grab. It was anything but. They came with a game plan and caught Gernot Rohr’s men out cold in the last moments of the match. Nigeria flew out for the reverse fixture desperate for revenge. And they got it. This time around, Rohr came up with a plan, which involved playing three at the back. And it worked, as the Eagles pinned CAR back in Douala. The three-time African champions not only dominated the game, they had a two-goal lead to show for it at half ti...
Why CAF banned Central African Republic from playing Nigeria in their country
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Why CAF banned Central African Republic from playing Nigeria in their country

The Central African Republic will host Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier in Douala, Cameroon instead of their country. This is because of a standing order from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). In August this year, CAF barred eight countries from hosting World Cup qualifiers. They are: Mali, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Namibia and Niger. The decision was taken after the countries failed CAF’s venue inspections. They will instead play their home fixtures at a neutral ground. CAR defeated Nigeria 1-0 in the first leg and will be looking to complete a stunning double over Gernot Rohr’s men in Douala.
France suffer major blow ahead of UEFA Nations League final with Spain
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France suffer major blow ahead of UEFA Nations League final with Spain

France have suffered a major blow after their midfielder, Adrien Rabiot, tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their UEFA Nations League final with Spain on Sunday night at San Siro. Rabiot will not be able to make the UEFA Nations League final on Sunday at 8.45 pm against Spain at San Siro. The Juventus star is now placed in solitary confinement. He will not join in with his France teammates in Milan for the Spain clash this weekend. Rabiot cannot be replaced for regulatory reasons. France coach, Didier Deschamps, can therefore rely on a group of 21 players for the final against Spain. France had defeated Belgium 3-2 in the semi-final encounter on Thursday, while Spain 2-1 against Italy.
Nigeria vs Central African Republic: Super Eagles suffer shock defeat in Lagos
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Nigeria vs Central African Republic: Super Eagles suffer shock defeat in Lagos

Nigeria were defeated 1-0 by unfancied Central African Republic on Thursday, in a FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifier. The game was played at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos State. The Super Eagles came into the game with two wins out of two and were widely expected to run over the Wild Beasts. However, Gernot Rohr’s men struggled to create chances in both halves, despite dominating the visitors. CAR then grabbed a famous victory against Nigeria in the dying seconds of the game. K. Namnganda netted the winner in stoppage time to send shock waves throughout the continent. It is their first win in the qualifying series.
Power is never handed over on a platter – Osinbajo tells youths
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Power is never handed over on a platter – Osinbajo tells youths

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has told Youths to get involved in politics and not expect power to be handed over to them on a platter. The Vice President who was represented at a two-day retreat for young lawmakers in Lagos on Monday October 4, by the Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (Senate) to President Muhammadu Buhari, Babajide Omoworare, said the not-too-young-to-run movement would be defeated if the youths fail to contest for elective positions. Osinbajo said; “In preparation for 2023 general elections, we must realise that greater participation of our youths should not be mere rhetoric. “Power is never handed over on a platter. If you don’t bid, you can’t win. We must also register to vote. “The whole essence is to ensure that youths get involved i...
Kalu’s Bordeaux fall to Monaco as Simon’s Nantes down Troyes
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Kalu’s Bordeaux fall to Monaco as Simon’s Nantes down Troyes

The African stars were in action yet again as the French competition hits matchday nine   Nigeria's Samuel Kalu was in action as Bordeaux were defeated 3-0 by Monaco in a Ligue 1 game at Louis Stadium on Sunday.   The Nigerian played until the 55th minute when he was withdrawn and Albert Elis was thrown into action when Monaco were already enjoying a 2-0 lead.   With an assist from Aleksandr Golovin, Aurelien Tchouameni scored Monaco's opening goal in the 35th minute before Golovin himself scored the second goal in the 48th minute with an assist from Wissam Ben Yedder.   In the 64th minute, the home side won a penalty and Ben Yedder converted to give his side a 3-0 scoreline that they managed to hold onto and won the three points against Kalu's...
BREAKING: BBNaija: WhiteMoney emerges winner of season 6
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BREAKING: BBNaija: WhiteMoney emerges winner of season 6

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, WhiteMoney has emerged the winner of the reality show. WhiteMoney emerged winner after scoring the highest votes on Sunday night. Liquorose emerged as the last female housemate and first runner up of season 6. He defeated Cross, Pere, Angel, Liquorose and Emmanuel to claim the grand prize in the ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition of the reality show. Twenty-six housemates participated in the show which premiered on the 24th and 25th of July 2021. Last year, Laycon won the Lockdown edition. Laycon, a well known Nigerian singer performed his hit songs on stage before the winner was announced.
Owen names Man United star that wouldn’t play again after 1-1 draw with Everton
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Owen names Man United star that wouldn’t play again after 1-1 draw with Everton

Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves has said Fred wouldn’t have played for the club for at least one month if it was the time of Sir Alex Ferguson in charge. It was Fred’s error that cost Manchester United their 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday and Hargreaves believes Ferguson would have dropped the Brazilian midfielder following the mistake. Manchester United took the lead through Anthony Martial shortly before half time but Everton came back through a quick counter attack which was finished by Andros Townsend. During Everton’s counter attack, Fred was barged off the ball by Demarai Gray, who was then able to run towards United’s goal. Fred’s attitude angered Hargreaves, and the former Bayern Munich star told Premier League Productions, “Never...
We’re suffering – Pique laments after 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid
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We’re suffering – Pique laments after 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid

Barcelona’s legendary defender, Gérard Pique has said that the club is currently suffering following their series of defeats in LaLiga and other competitions. Atletico Madrid defeated the Catalan giants 2-0 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, with their former striker, Luis Suarez scoring one of the goals and Thomas Lemar firing in the other. This followed their 3-0 back-to-back losses in the Champions League group stage. Pique said Barcelona won’t be able to score a goal even if the referees decided to add more three hours’ stoppage time during the games. Speaking to Spanish media after the defeat to Atletico Madrid, Pique said, “Their goals have been two identical plays in which they scored twice with very little effort,” as quoted by Mundo Deportivo “And w...
Ian Wright hails ‘scary’ Ruben Loftus-Cheek after Chelsea beat Southampton
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Ian Wright hails ‘scary’ Ruben Loftus-Cheek after Chelsea beat Southampton

Former Arsenal forward, Ian Wright, has singled out Chelsea star, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, for praise after the Thomas Tuchel’s side defeated Southampton 3-1 in a Premier League clash on Saturday. Wright said Loftus-Cheek was ‘dangerous’ against Southampton, adding that the midfielder was magnificent during the encounter at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea defeated Southampton at home, thanks to three goals from Trevoh Chalobah, Timo Werner and Ben Chilwell. “What was good about Ruben Loftus-Cheek is that after the injury he had while going to Fulham, I didn’t think we would ever see him go back to this kind of form. “The display today was magnificent. People say Ruben Loftus-Cheek about his energy and it looked like he was playing by himself. “But today, in his own box, ...
‘The powers that be don’t do enough’ – Rangers boss Gerrard reacts after Kamara is booed by Sparta Prague fans
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‘The powers that be don’t do enough’ – Rangers boss Gerrard reacts after Kamara is booed by Sparta Prague fans

The Scottish champions suffered a 1-0 defeat in their latest Europa League outing and saw a star player targeted by the home crowd Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has reacted to Sparta Prague supporters booing Glen Kamara by expressing his belief that "the powers that be don't do enough". Kamara and Rangers returned to the Letna Stadium on Thursday night for the first time since the midfielder was racially abused by Slavia Prague defender Ondrej Kudela back in March, with their latest Europa League fixture originally scheduled to take place behind closed doors. Slavia share the venue with Sparta, who had been handed a stadium ban for racist chanting from their fans towards Monaco's Aurelien Tchouameni in a separate incident last season, but UEFA relented on their initial decision by allo...
UCL: Why Juventus beat Chelsea 1-0 – Ben Chilwell
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UCL: Why Juventus beat Chelsea 1-0 – Ben Chilwell

Chelsea defender, Ben Chilwell, has given a reason why his side was defeated 1-0 by Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday night. Chelsea could not produce more than one shot on target against Juventus as Romelu Lukaku and Kai Havertz struggled to find the target in Turin. Federico Chiesa scored the only goal of the encounter to give Massimiliano Allegri’s men the victory over the Premier League giants. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Chilwell said Juventus defeated Chelsea because the Serie A giants had a game plan and executed it very well against Thomas Tuchel’s men. “They built from that the longer the game went on,” Chilwell said. “They had a game plan and executed it very well. They grew in confidence, the crowd got behind them and it got more difficult ...
UCL: EPL clubs will regret not signing him – Ferdinand singles out player after Juventus beat Chelsea
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UCL: EPL clubs will regret not signing him – Ferdinand singles out player after Juventus beat Chelsea

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has singled out Federico Chiesa for praise following Juventus’ Champions League 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night. Ferdinand hailed Chiesa as a ‘huge’ player following his impressive display for Juventus against Chelsea in Turin, adding that top English Premier League, EPL, clubs will regret failing to make a move for the Italy international during the summer transfer window. Chiesa’s second-half goal ensured Juventus defeated Chelsea at home. “He [Chiesa] is a huge player and he’s been linked with a few clubs in England. I am sure they are thinking, ‘why didn’t we get him?’. “He’s just a fantastic footballer. The intensity with which he plays with, we saw in the Euros he was the main goal threat for the Italian...
Champions League: Rio Ferdinand blames two players as PSG defeat Man City
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Champions League: Rio Ferdinand blames two players as PSG defeat Man City

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has blamed Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias for Paris Saint-Germain’s opening goal against Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday. PSG defeated Man City in Paris, thanks to two goals from Idrissa Gueye and Lionel Messi. But Ferdinand believes that both Laporte, who failed to close down Kylian Mbappe’s cut-back pass, and Dias could have done more to prevent PSG’s first goal. “If you are Dias, you are screaming at Laporte, get out there now and close him [Kylian Mbappe] down quicker. “Because there are enough white shirts in the box to deal with that situation,” Ferdinand said on BT Sport. “The moment he stands and is in-between, the indecision is a domino effect and leaves everyone else to pick up the pieces.”...
Juventus vs Chelsea: Tuchel confirms injury doubt ahead of Champions League clash
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Juventus vs Chelsea: Tuchel confirms injury doubt ahead of Champions League clash

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said he is unsure if Mason Mount will be fit for their Champions League clash against Juventus on Wednesday. Tuchel noted that it will be a “matter of hours” to decide if Mount makes the trip or not. The England midfielder missed Saturday’s loss to Manchester City due to a “minor knock”. Mount has not recovered sufficiently enough for Tuchel to rely on his presence against the Serie A giants. “I absolutely don’t know, we have to see. “In the end it will be a matter of hours as to whether he makes it or not,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s website. The Blues defeated Zenit 1-0 in their opening group game on Match Day 1.
Chelsea vs Man City: Tuchel lists three Mistakes he made against Guardiola’s men
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Chelsea vs Man City: Tuchel lists three Mistakes he made against Guardiola’s men

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has listed three mistakes he made during his side’s Premier League 1-0 defeat against Manchester City at the weekend. Man City defeated Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday following Gabriel Jesus’s only goal of the encounter. But Tuchel is now saying that he started N’Golo Kante, who was ill, Jorginho, who had some problems and Thiago Silva, who couldn’t start the game. “NG [N’Golo Kante] ill since some days and I decided to let him start, Jorginho had some problems, Thiago [Silva] could not start maybe this is on me, not the very best choices,” Tuchel was quoted by Football London as saying. The defeat against Man City means Chelsea are now in the third position on the Premier League table with 13 points from six games. Chelse...
Bukayo Saka gives condition for Arsenal to win Trophies under Arteta
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Bukayo Saka gives condition for Arsenal to win Trophies under Arteta

Arsenal star, Bukayo Saka, has given one condition for Arsenal to win trophies under their manager, Mikel Arteta, this season. Saka said that Arsenal would win silverware under Arteta this term only if they continue the way they played against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday. The England international believes the Gunners can “achieve anything” this season, adding that they have the quality to do so. Saka was on target on Sunday as Arsenal defeated Tottenham 3-1 in a Premier League London derby at Emirates Stadium. He also set up Emile Smith-Rowe for the opener against Tottenham during the encounter. “We can achieve anything, no matter what age. With age comes experience, but we have a lot of experience in this squad anyway, which helps us,”...
Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Graham Potter’s Men Set to go top of EPL
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Crystal Palace vs Brighton: Graham Potter’s Men Set to go top of EPL

For all the talk of the Manchester clubs, Chelsea and Liverpool being title contenders, Brighton could be leading the way by 10pm Monday night. Graham Potter’s men have the chance to climb to the summit, following the dramatic results over the weekend. Champions Manchester City hauled themselves back into the title race with an impressive 1-0 win at Chelsea in Saturday’s early kick-off. As Pep Guardiola’s men celebrated a crucial rival over one of their major rivals in London, back in Manchester, Aston Villa had defeated Manchester United 1-0 at Old Trafford. Liverpool had the chance to open up a three-point gap at the top later in the evening, but the Reds could only play out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Brentford. Brighton travels to Crystal Palace in sixth plac...
Nigeria’s D’Tigress win third consecutive AfroBasket title
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Nigeria’s D’Tigress win third consecutive AfroBasket title

Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball team, the D’Tigress have continued their domination of the game in the continent after winning their third consecutive AfroBasket Championship title. D’Tigress defeated Mali 70 – 59 last night to emerge champions of the 2021 AfroBasket Championship in Yaounde, Cameroon. The Nigeria’s senior women’s basketball squad are Africa’s second most successful team behind Senegal who have 11 AfroBasket titles. Nigeria has now won the three last editions hosted in Bamako (2017), Dakar (2019) and now Yaounde (2021) . Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Sports Minister, Sunday Dare sent congratulatory messages to the team in Yaounde, Cameroon. “Clearly now Nigeria’s dominance of the sport is indisputable. This is ...
EPL: Alan Shearer disagrees with Solskjaer after Man Utd’s Defeat
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EPL: Alan Shearer disagrees with Solskjaer after Man Utd’s Defeat

Newcastle United legend, Alan Shearer, has disagreed with Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, following his comment after the Red Devils’ 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa in the Premier League over the weekend. Aston Villa defeated Man United in the Premier League, thanks to Kortney Hause’s late strike. But after the match, Solskjaer had said he felt Aston Villa’s goal should have been ruled out for offside, as replays showed striker Ollie Watkins clearly blocking Man United goalkeeper David De Gea as Hause headed the ball into the net. However, Shearer feels the match officials got the decision right to award Aston Villa’s winning goal against Man United at Old Trafford but understands the controversy around it. Reacting to the development, Shearer told B...
Why Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua -Hearn, others
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Why Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua -Hearn, others

Boxing analysts and promoter have given an insight into why Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua in London on Saturday. The PUNCH had reported that Usyk ended Joshua’s reign as world heavyweight champion with a stunning unanimous points decision victory on Saturday, scuppering hopes of a ‘Battle of Britain’ unification bout with fellow world title-holder Tyson Fury. Joshua ended the 12th and final round of the contest backed up on the ropes, with the cheers of a crowd of more than 62,000 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium no match for the skills of his challenger. The impressive Ukrainian triumphed 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 on the scorecards of the three judges in just the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion’s third bout as a heavyweight. Reacting, box...
Carabao Cup Round of 16: Teams expected to qualify for quarter-final stage
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Carabao Cup Round of 16: Teams expected to qualify for quarter-final stage

Following the Carabao Cup round of 16 (fourth round) draw this week, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool are all expected to qualify for the quarter-final stage this season due to their ‘current form and experience’ in the game. DAILY POST reports that Chelsea have won three out of their last four games against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup, Tottenham in the Premier League and Zenit in the Champions League and Manchester City in the Premier League. Man City, on the other hand, have not lost a game in their last four matches. Pep Guardiola’s side thrashed Wycombe 6-1 in the Carabao Cup, played 0-0 against Southampton and defeated RB Leipzig in the Champions League and won 1-0 against Chelsea on Saturday. The Citizens are currently the Carabao Cup holders. They d...
‘I Give Praise to Jesus Christ’ – Usyk Speaks after Defeating Anthony Joshua
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‘I Give Praise to Jesus Christ’ – Usyk Speaks after Defeating Anthony Joshua

Ukrainian fighter, Oleksandr Usyk has insisted that there is nothing special about Anthony Joshua (AJ). Oleksandr Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in front of official attendance of 66, 267 in the Tottenham Stadium on Saturday night. The Nigerian-born British boxer gave up his IBF, WBA and WBO belts as a result of the devastating defeat by Usyk who won by a unanimous decision. Joshua quickly left the ring and headed straight to the hospital after the Ukrainian dealt heavy damage to his right eye as he could barely see. Usyk is now the new world heavyweight champion and speaking about the match, the Ukrainian said, “The fight went the way I expected it to go. There were a couple of moments where Anthony Joshua pushed me hard, but just not...
Anthony Joshua reacts after losing IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles to Usyk
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Anthony Joshua reacts after losing IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles to Usyk

Nigerian-born British fighter, Anthony Joshua, has reacted to the Saturday clash with Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk at Tottenham which led to the loss of his IBF, WBO and WBA heavyweight titles. DAILY POST had reported that the Ukrainian, who has never been defeated won the fight via a clean sweep of the judges’ scorecards, 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in his favour. Reacting, the former champion urged fans and followers to remain positive despite his defeat. In a post on his verified Facebook page, AJ expressed appreciation to his London fans. The post reads, “Keep positive even if the world’s crumbling in front of you! London, I love you and thank you each and every time!” Speaking after the fight, Usyk expressed satisfaction, stating that the “fight went the way I...

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