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Manchester United 1-3 PSG: Neymar double dents United’s qualification hopes as Fred sees red

  Neymar and Marquinhos put Manchester United’s progression into the last 16 of the Champions League on hold as Paris Saint-Germain secured a 3-1 win at Old Trafford. Marcus Rashford scored in his third successive Champions League appearance against PSG to restore parity following Neymar’s opener, which was the quickest goal United have conceded in the competition since September 2015. Anthony Martial missed a glaring chance ...

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French referee Stephanie Frappart become first woman to take charge of a men’s Champions League game

French referee Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman to take charge of a men’s Champions League game when Juventus host Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday. Frappart became the first woman to take charge of a major men’s Uefa competition match when Liverpool and Chelsea met in the 2019 Super Cup. The 36-year-old also refereed the 2019 Women’s World Cup final ...

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Nigeria’s Oshoala nominated for UEFA Fans’ Women’s Team of the Year

Super Falcons captain, Asisat Oshoala, is one of the fifty nominees for the UEFA Fans’ Women’s Team of the Year’ for 2020. The list was revealed by Europe’s football governing body UEFA today. The 26-year-old, who has scored twice in six league appearances for Barcelona Ladies this season, is the only African shortlisted among the 50-women nominated by UEFA. Oshoala ...

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Man killed in Kenya after allegedly mocking Arsenal supporters following Wolves loss

A man in Kenya lost his life at Kinamba Centre along the Naivasha-Kirima Road, after allegedly mocking Arsenal fans after their 2-1 loss at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers FC last weekend. In the absence of their top scorer Raul Jimenez who was injured earlier on, Wolves scored through Pedro Neto and, although Gabriel briefly headed Arsenal level, the visitors claimed ...

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Barcelona fined €3,000 after Messi dedicated goal to Maradona

Barcelona will have to pay a €3,000 fine, after captain Lionel Messi paid tribute to Diego Maradona, by celebrating in a Newell’s Old Boys shirt on Sunday, SportsMail reports. Messi celebrated his goal against Osasuna, by taking off Barcelona’s blue-and-burgundy strip to reveal the red-and-black of Newell’s. Maradona, who passed away last week at the age of 60, played for ...

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“I am sort of OK”: Formula 1 star Romain Grosjean breaks silence from hospital bed after his car explodes in fireball horror crash

Romain Grosjean has sent a reassuring message to fans saying he is “sort of OK” after he was involved in a terrifying crash during Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.   The Frenchman also heaped praise on Formula 1’s halo crash-protection system, without which he believes he “wouldn’t be able to speak with you today”. Grosjean miraculously emerged from his burning Haas ...

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Fans clash with cops as they scramble to see Maradona’s coffin

Grieving fans of Diego Maradona have clashed with police as they scrambled to get a glimpse of the Argentine football legend’s casket in Buenos Aires.   Grief and passion boiled over as heartbroken supporters broke through barriers and brawled with riot police near the presidential palace. Pictures also show hordes of tearful fans surrounding a white hearse last night as ...

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Maradona no longer wanted to live, says Manager

Diego Armando Maradona’s manager and friend said the legend ‘was tired and let himself die’ while the family around him was ‘tearing each other’s hair out.’   The Napoli and Argentina icon died on Wednesday at the age of 60 after numerous health problems and addictions that ravaged his life and career. “There’s an investigation into Diego’s death and people ...

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FIFA announces shortlist for 2020 best player, Puskas awards, others (Full List)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, are three of the notable names shortlisted by FIFA for this year’s Men Best Player award.   FIFA also announced candidates for Puskas, Men’s Best Coach, goalkeepers and among other awards in a post via its website on Wednesday. Public voting for the winners ends on December 9, 2020. ...

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Breaking: Football legend Maradona is dead

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.   The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue. Tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later revealed ...

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Boost for Liverpool as Salah recovers from COVID-19 ahead of Atalanta clash

  Liverpool will welcome back Mohamed Salah for their Champions League clash with Atalanta on Wednesday night. The Reds’ top scorer is available after missing Sunday’s Premier League win over Leicester following a positive coronavirus test while on international duty with Egypt. Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Tuesday that the 28-year-old had tested negative and was able to return to full training with Liverpool’s squad at Kirkby. ...

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What actually killed footballer Anele Ngcongca’s ex-girlfriend, Mshoza last week

Kwaito star Mshoza, real name Nomasonto Maswanganyi, died on Thursday morning due to complications from diabetes.   The 37-year-old musician first revealed that she was diabetic in 2014 when she was hospitalised after a health scare. Her manager of 11 years Thanduxolo Jindela told Sowetan she was rushed to hospital on Wednesday afternoon. “She had been living with diabetes for ...

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Tottenham vs Man City: Guardiola blasts Mourinho over Raheem Sterling jibe

Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has hit back at his Tottenham Hotspur counterpart Jose Mourinho, after he accused him of getting Raheem Sterling withdrawn from England duty under false pretences.   Sterling returned to his The Etihad at the start of the week, after pulling out of international duty with what was described as a “small” injury. But Mourinho suggested ...

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FIFA proposes mandatory maternity leave for women players

FIFA is to introduce new regulations to protect the rights of women players, including mandatory maternity leave, the world football governing body said on Thursday.   The reforms have been put forward by FIFA’s Football Stakeholders Committee (FSC) and will go to FIFA’s Council in December for approval. While many players in Europe are already protected by employment laws in ...

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‘I’m tired of always being everyone’s problem’ – Messi Laments

  Lionel Messi has fired back at claims that he is responsible for Antoine Griezmann’s failure to acclimatise to life at Barcelona, with the Argentine stating that he is fed up of shouldering the blame for failures within the club. The Blaugrana skipper’s response comes after both the France striker’s uncle and former agent criticised the veteran striker, citing him as the root of all problems ...

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Sir Geoff Hurst offers to donate brain for dementia research

Sir Geoff Hurst has offered to donate his own brain for dementia research after watching 1966 team mates die in an “unbelievably brutal” year.   Hurst, 78, the hat-trick hero of English football’s greatest triumph, has seen former team mates Nobby Stiles and Jack Charlton die this year and Sir Bobby Charlton diagnosed with dementia in 2020. Former England striker ...

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Orji Uzor Kalu set to buy stake in Arsenal football club

Former governor of Abia State Orji Uzor Kalu has said he is considering investing in football and would buy a 35 percent stake in English professional football club, Arsenal FC.   The politician disclosed this via his verified Facebook page, stating that the main aim is for the English football club to lift the Champions League and Premier League back ...

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Olympic champion charged with defiling 15-year-old girl

Olympic and World 3,000m Steeplechase Champion Conseslus Kipruto has been charged with defiling a 15-year-old minor in a Kapsabet court.   The world-renowned athlete was charged on Monday, November 16, with defiling a Form Two girl and released on Sh200,000 cash bail after pleading not guilty. The defilement incident was first reported by K24 Digital on Friday, October 30, when ...

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Luis Suarez tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of Barcelona reunion

  Luis Suarez has tested positive for coronavirus, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) has confirmed. The Atletico Madrid striker is said to be in good health and adhering to self-isolation guidelines. Suarez will miss Uruguay’s World Cup qualifying match against Brazil on Tuesday, as well as Atletico’s game with former club Barcelona on Saturday. Goalkeeper Rodrigo Munoz and backroom staff member Matias Faral have also tested positive ...

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Update: Kidnapped Ex- Super Eagles player, Christian Obodo freed

Kidnapped former Super Eagles player, Christian Obodo has been freed.   Obodo was kidnapped yesterday evening, in Delta state. According to a report, he has now been freed. Confirming his release, Monday morning, a friend of the football star, Engr. Big Sam, said: “He has been released. He was released last night. I met him this morning. The town is ...

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Former Super Eagles star, Christian Obodo kidnapped for the second time in Warri

  Former Super Eagles midfielder, Christian Obodo, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen along Refinery Road, Warri in Delta State.   Obodo, 36, was abducted by the gunmen when he stopped by to buy bananas on Sunday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Delta State Command,  Onome Onovawakpoyeya, told The Punch. “Obodo was kidnapped at about 5pm on Sunday around Ishaka ...

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‘He thought the election was bad’ – Leeds United respond after Donald Trump tags Whites fan in bizarre Twitter post

  United States President Donald Trump brought a “lifelong Leeds United fan” into his latest attack on the media – which prompted a response from the Premier League club. Still railing at his defeat to Joe Biden in the US presidential election, Trump has been lashing out at his critics on his favourite platform, Twitter. On Sunday, Trump took issue with Fox News for ...

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Premier league footballer arrested on suspicion of rape and false imprisonment

A Premier League footballer has been arrested on suspicion of false imprisonment and r3pe.   Sportsmail is aware of the player’s identity but is unable to reveal it for legal reasons. The incident is alleged to have taken place at his home last month. The player was arrested there on Wednesday morning before being released as the police investigation continues.   ...

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