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Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu arrested

Former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has been arrested as part of a fresh investigation into ‘Barcagate’ at Camp Nou, Goal can confirm. Cadena SER broke the news on Monday that former members of the Catalan club’s board had been taken into custody following a raid on offices by regional police officers. That process started in the early hours with a request for all ...

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Jonathan Pitroipa announces retirement from football

  Jonathan Pitroipa has announced his retirement from professional football, citing personal reasons for his decision. The forward had an illustrious playing career, making a significant impact for Burkina Faso and the various clubs he played for. The highlight of Pitroipa’s career was when he won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Player of the Tournament award. The forward scored a ...

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Liverpool goalkeeper, Alisson’s father found dead ‘after drowning in lake in Brazil’

José Agostinho Becker, the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker has been found dead in Brazil. According to reports, Jose drowned in a lake near his vacation home in southern Brazil. Dorotio Machado Filho, the inspector of police in Lavras do Sol, said Jose Baker, was reported missing around 5 p.m. local time, with search teams from the local police ...

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Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala snubs Nigeria for Germany

Bayern Munich winger, Jamal Musiala, has confirmed his decision to play for Germany on the international stage. Musiala previously starred for England’s under 21 but was eligible to play for Nigeria. The 17-year-old was born in Stuttgart to a German mother and British-Nigerian father. He moved to England at seven, where he played for the Chelsea academy. Musiala then moved ...

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Nigerian football star, Victor Osimhen hospitalized after a collision with Atalanta‘s Romero in Napoli defeat

  Victor Osimhen has been rushed to the hospital after a collision with Cristian Romero in Napoli’s 4-2 defeat to Atalanta in Sunday’s Serie A game. The forward’s debut season with the Parthenopeans has been hampered by injury, suspension and coronavirus-related problems. The Nigeria international only recently returned from a shoulder injury and was handed his seventh league start against the ...

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Kidnappers demand N50m to release Adamawa United’s driver

Kidnappers of the bus driver of Adamawa United have established contact with the club and demanded N50 million to release the driver. Players of Adamawa United were attacked on Friday evening by gunmen while on their way to Lagos for a match against MFM football club. They were attacked at the Benin by-pass by the gunmen who abducted the driver ...

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Gunmen attack Adamawa United FC, Kidnap team driver

Players and officials of Adamawa United FC have been attacked and their driver kidnapped. Sources in Adamawa State said on Saturday morning that the players were attacked at gunpoint on the Benin-Ore expressway. Their phones, money and other valuables were taken away by the attackers who seized the team’s driver. The sources said the incident occurred about 5.30 am as ...

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Juventus goalkeeper Buffon fined for blasphemy

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was on Thursday fined 5,000 euros ($6,000) by the Italian Football Federation for blasphemy. The 43-year-old Italian World Cup winner, who escaped a ban for the offence, was overheard using a “blasphemous expression” towards teammate Manolo Portanova during Juve’s 4-0 league win over Parma on December 19. Buffon, who holds the record for Serie A matches ...

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Naomi Osaka beats Serena Williams to make Australian Open final

Naomi Osaka powered into the Australian Open final Thursday to stay on track for a fourth Grand Slam title and keep Serena Williams’ dream of a record-equalling 24th major title on hold once more. The Japanese third seed swept past the American veteran 6-3, 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena in front of thousands of fans allowed back in after Melbourne ...

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Mohamed Salah named Liverpool Player of the Month for January ahead of Henderson and Alexander-Arnold

  Mohamed Salah has been crowned as Liverpool Player of the Month for January 2021. The Egypt international featured in all seven of Reds’ encounters in the month under review – scoring five goals in the process. Although Jurgen Klopp’s men lost three of those games, the African superstar put up awe-inspiring performances for the Anfield Stadium giants. Salah saw ...

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Former Wales and Everton goalkeeper, Dai Davies is dead

Former Wales goalkeeper Dai Davies has died at the age of 72. He had been in a hospice after being diagnosed with cancer. Davies was at one stage Wales’ most-capped keeper, making 52 appearances for his country over a seven-year period. His career spanned 17 years, starting at Swansea City, before moving on to Everton, Tranmere Rovers, Bangor City and ...

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Nigerian Athlete, Blessing Okagbare becomes Guinness world record holder

Nigerian Olympics silver medalist, Blessing Okagbare has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as she has attended the Athletics Diamond Meetings 67 times.According to the honorary citation they presented to Blessing Okagbare, it stated that she has made the most appearances in Diamond League meetings between July 3 2010, and August 31, 2018 thus she surpasses Jamaica’s ...

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Ex- Super Eagles defender, Yisa Sofoluwe rushed to LUTH, dies

Ex-Super Eagles defender who was on Friday rushed to LUTH has lost the battle to stay alive.   Yisa Sofoluwe is said to have died yesterday night. At the time of his passing, Sofoluwe was 53 years old. Recall it was reported the former left-back was initially diagnosed of mild cerebral atrophy at the Prince and Life Medical Hospital, Ikorodu, ...

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Didier Drogba’s son, Isaac, signs for Italian fourth division club

Isaac Drogba, son of former Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier, has signed a deal with Italian fourth division side Folgore Caratese, the club announced on Monday. The 20-year-old, who operates in attack like his father, has joined the Lombardy-based side after spells in the Chelsea youth setup and with the Under-19 and B teams of French side Guingamp. His ...

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Ref withdraws from Premier League game after death threats

Premier League referee Mike Dean will not officiate this weekend after he and his family received online death threats following two controversial incidents. The 52-year-old referee sent off West Ham midfielder Tomas Soucek for catching Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic with his elbow on Saturday, days after dismissing Southampton defender Jan Bednarek at Old Trafford. Dean reviewed the incidents on the pitchside ...

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Nurses, Psychologist fingered as Maradona’s death probe widens

A psychologist and two nurses who helped care for football legend Diego Maradona before his death have been added to a widening involuntary manslaughter probe, a judicial source told local media on Monday. Maradona died of a heart attack outside Buenos Aires on November 25, weeks after undergoing brain surgery on a blood clot. His psychiatrist Agustina Cosachov and heart ...

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