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Ronaldo Makes Winning Debut As Juventus Beat Chievo

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo missed chances to score on his Serie A debut as defending champions Juventus snatched a late 3-2 win against Chievo in a thrilling opening match of the 2018-2019 league season on Saturday. Ronaldo, 33, joined from Real Madrid last month in a deal worth 100 million …

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Nigeria Crash Out of U20 Women’s World Cup

Nigeria’s Under-20 Women’s team crashed out of the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France after losing to Spain. Spain booked their spot in the semi-finals after first-half goals from Aitana Bonmati and Patri Guijarro. The first goal of the match was recorded within 13 minutes. Bonmati almost had a second …

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Nigeria Drops To 41st Position In latest FIFA Ranking

Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Thursday dropped by one spot to 41st position in the new ranking formula adopted by World football governing body, FIFA. In the ranking table published on FIFA website, Nigeria garnered 613 points in August, placing it sixth on the continental stage behind Senegal, Congo DR, Ghana, …

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Victor Moses Quits International Football

Super Eagles and Chelsea forward, Victor Moses, has retired from international football. The 27-year-old announced this on Wednesday via his twitter handle. “I would like to announce that after much thought, I have made the decision to retire from playing international football,” he said. “I have experienced some of the …

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Neymar Blames ‘Brattish’ Behaviour On His Inner Child

Neymar has tackled critics who derided his play-acting at the World Cup, admitting he “overreacts” and blaming his “brat” like behaviour on his inner child. The Brazilian superstar was widely lambasted in Russia for his theatrical reactions to challenges which often left the world’s most expensive footballer wincing and rolling …

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Ozil’s Resignation Earns Applause From Turkish Minister

Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of a Turkish Minister hailing “a goal against the virus of fascism”. After months of silence over a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May, which sparked …

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Sarri Makes Winning Start As Chelsea Beat Perth Glory

Maurizio Sarri made a winning start as the new manager of Chelsea by defeating Perth Glory 1-0 in a friendly on Monday. The Italian, who replaced countryman Antonio Conte earlier this month, was without his team’s World Cup stars in front of a sell-out crowd of 60,000 at the new …

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Ozil Quits German National Football Team Citing Racism, Disrespect

Mesut Ozil said on Sunday that he was quitting the German national football team, citing “racism” in the criticism of him in the side’s World Cup debacle. “It is with a heavy heart and after much consideration that because of recent events, I will no longer be playing for Germany …

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Russian International, Aleksandr Golovin, bows to Chelsea

There are indications that Chelsea have beaten competition from the likes of Juventus and Monaco for the signature of CSKA Moscow and Russia international midfielder Aleksandr Golovin with indications that the player may be set for a medical today. Golovin has reportedly been the subject of two bids from the …

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Arsenal Sponsorship Deal ‘Hit By Chinese Fraud’

English Premier League club Arsenal has launched an investigation after it was caught up in an alleged fraud involving its sponsorship deal with Chinese carmaker BYD. Arsenal said the deal, which was launched with great fanfare in May, was among those affected after BYD revealed what it described as a …

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