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Alaves Overtake Barcelona, Sevilla On Spanish League Table

Alaves found themselves atop the Spanish league table on Friday after their 1-0 win over Celta Vigo hoisted them ahead of Sevilla and Barcelona in the top three. Alaves have 17 points from nine games with Sevilla on 16 and Barcelona on 15 before they face each other on Saturday. …

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Cote D’Ivore Prepares For 2021 Africa Cup Of Nations

Ivory Coast Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly laid the foundation stone of a brand new football stadium in Yamoussoukro on Friday as work accelerated in preparation for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Several thousand people were present at the site for the 20,000-capacity stadium in the political capital, which …

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Impressive Barkley Drives Chelsea Past Southampton

Ross Barkley scored his first goal for Maurizio Sarri’s unbeaten Chelsea to help move them provisionally top of the Premier League in a 3-0 win at Southampton on Sunday. Willian had a shot deflected on to the crossbar and Danny Ings missed a golden opportunity from close range at the …

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You Have To Stay Calm, Says Lopetegui As Madrid Hit 33-Year Goal Drought

Julen Lopetegui insisted it is too early to be questioning his future despite Real Madrid suffering a shock defeat by Alaves on Saturday to make it four games without a victory. It is four games without a goal too for the European champions, their longest scoring drought since 1985, as …

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Infantino Has ‘Support Of Africa’ In FIFA Re-Election Bid

African nations would support Gianni Infantino for re-election as FIFA president, the head of the continental football federation Ahmad Ahmad said on Sunday. “I feel it is my duty… to announce this support from Africa,” Ahmad said at a special meeting of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, which …

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And Tiger Woods Wins Again

Agency Report/ Tiger Woods has done it again, winning his 80th PGA tour trophy and ending a five year drought. The 14 major winner did it in Atlanta, amidst a roaring cheer by the crowd. It was vintage Woods, wowing the Golf crowd all over again. “I would love to …

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Anthony Joshua Knocks Povetkin Out To Retain World Heavyweight Titles

Anthony Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles by inflicting the first stoppage defeat of Alexander Povetkin’s professional career with a ruthless seventh-round finish at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. A previously close contest turned in Joshua’s favour decisively when he sent the Russian crashing to the canvas with a straight right …

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Europa League: Chelsea Secure Slim Victory, Rangers Hold Villarreal

Willian’s early goal in Greece gave Premier League leaders Chelsea a 1-0 win over PAOK in the Europa League on Thursday, while Steven Gerrard’s Rangers twice fought back to earn a 2-2 draw at Villarreal. Eden Hazard was omitted from the Chelsea squad at his own request due to fatigue, …

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Amaju Pinnick Re-Elected As NFF President

Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Pinnick won the NFF election, held in Katsina State, by securing 34 votes out of 44 possible votes. His closest rival Aminu Maigari got eight votes, while Taiwo Ogunjobi secured two votes. A fourth candidate, Chinedu Okoye …

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Mourinho Gives Detailed Defence On His Use Of Rashford

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho turned on the media once more on Friday as he launched a detailed defence of his use of England international striker Marcus Rashford. The 20-year-old forward impressed for the Three Lions over the international break as he started, and scored, against both Spain and Switzerland. …

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