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Barcelona and Bayern Munich confirm agreement in principle for one-year Coutinho loan

The Brazilian star looks set to move to Germany on a temporary basis after both clubs confirmed the impending move Barcelona and Bayern Munich have confirmed that an agreement is in place to send Philippe Coutinho to the German champions on a one-year loan with a purchase option. The Brazilian midfielder has failed to impress since joining the La Liga champions from Liverpool in January 2018, and ...

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I did nothing wrong and I have not received any letter from FIFA’ – Samson Siasia reacts to lifetime ban

FIFA place a life ban on former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia from all football related activities after being found guilty of accepting to receive bribes in order to manipulate matches.   In his reaction, Siasia had a chat with veteran sports journalist, Colin Udoh where he’s quoted to have said, “I don’t know anything about this. I did nothing wrong and ...

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FIFA bans Samson Siasia for life over match fixing

Samson Siasia, a former Nigerian football player and National team coach, has been banned for life by world governing body, FIFA, after he was found guilty of match fixing.   Siasia who coached various national youth sides before a spell as senior coach in 2016, was linked to FIFA’s long-running investigation into the activities of Singaporean Wilson Raj Perumal who has been described ...

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Check out the £10m mansion ex-Chelsea star Eden Hazard just bought in Madrid (Photos)

Eden Hazard has bought a new mansion following his £150million move to Real Madrid from Chelsea.    The 28-year-old Belgian footballer splashed £10m on a futuristic in the Spanish capital as he looks to get settled before the new season.     The mansion named ‘Casa de Hazard’ is located in the plush La Finca neighbourhood, which is a popular area where his Real ...

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Liverpool 2-2 Chelsea (5-4 on penalties): Stand-in Adrian the hero as Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to claim the UEFA Super Cup trophy

Tammy Abraham saw Chelsea’s fifth penalty saved by Adrian as Liverpool secured the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul. Adrian saved from Tammy Abraham as Liverpool beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties to win the first all-English UEFA Super Cup following a 2-2 draw in Istanbul. Olivier Giroud gave Frank Lampard’s side a deserved first-half lead on Wednesday, but the introduction of Roberto Firmino as a half-time ...

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Pamela Anderson’s ex-Adil Rami sacked by Marseille after skipping training to feature on reality TV show

French footballer, Adil Rami has reportedly been sacked by Marseille after missing club training to appear on a reality TV show.   The 33-year-old was initially suspended by the French club last month after failing to report for first-team duty. He was due to return for training on May 20 but failed to show. He was later seen on TV featuring in a mud-wrestling ...

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Nigeria Football Federation marks 30th anniversary of the death of Samuel Okwaraji who died at the National Stadium during a match

The Nigeria Football Federation marked the 30th anniversary of the death of footballer, Samuel Okwaraji who died at the National Stadium, Surulere on the 12th August 1989, during a match.   The NFF shared a video in memory of the late football player where the NFF president, Amaju Pinnick was quoted as saying, “We still feel and respect the labours of our ...

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Netherlands great Sneijder retires from football

The former Real Madrid and Inter star has struck a business deal with Utrecht, having called time on his playing career Former Netherlands star Wesley Sneijder has retired from football after arranging a business deal with Eredivisie side Utrecht. The 35-year-old has been without a club since his 18-month deal with Qatari side Al-Gharafa ended in July. He has signed a contract ...

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‘Get out, son of a b*tch!’ – PSG fans turn on Neymar amid Barca transfer rumours

The Brazilian played no part in Sunday’s clash against Nimes, but was nevertheless singled out for abuse by sections of the home crowd Neymar may have been absent for Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 curtain-raiser, but the club’s fans nevertheless gave him a rough ride amid constant speculation over the Brazilian’s future. Just two years after moving to the French capital from Barcelona in a world-record ...

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UK police arrest two men for attacking Arsenal footballers Ozil and Kolasinac

Police in the UK have confirmed that two men will appear in court next month after charging with a public order offence, in connection with an attack on two Arsenal footballers.   Arsenal also confirmed that Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac would not play in Sunday’s opening English Premier League fixture at Newcastle due to “further security incidents”. “Two men have been ...

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Manchester United 4-0 Chelsea: Rashford, Martial star as Blues crushed on Lampard bow

Manchester United may not have been completely fluent against Chelsea, but they still managed to thrash the Blues 4-0. Two-goal Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial starred as Manchester United crushed Chelsea 4-0 in Frank Lampard’s first Premier League match as the Blues’ head coach. Red Devils manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had suggested in pre-season Rashford and Martial were set to share striker responsibilities this ...

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AZ’s stadium roof collapses during high winds

Part of the roof of the AFAS Stadium in Alkmaar caved in on Saturday, though the ground was empty at the time of the incident Part of the roof of the AFAS Stadium in Alkmaar, belonging to AZ of the Eredivisie, collapsed on Saturday with no reported injuries. Images show part of one of the AFAS Stadium’s stands caved in, ...

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Anthony Joshua rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr to take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on December 7

Anthony Joshua‘s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr has been confirmed to take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The official announcement was made on Friday, August 9, 2019, with the fight tagged: ‘Clash on the Dunes.’ Joshua will be looking to regain his IBF, WBA and WBO titles after losing them in a shock defeat to Ruiz Jr back in June at Madison ...

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah sets new record with Norwich City strike

The Egyptian continued his fine scoring streak, against the Canaries and has now scored against 21 different sides he’s faced in the Premier League Mohamed Salah has shattered a number of records in the Premier League and after scoring against Norwich City on Friday, he added a new honour to the list.Salah proved his importance to the Reds once again as he ...

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Breaking: Everton completes £40m signing of Alex Iwobi from Arsenal

  Everton have completed the signing of forward Alex Iwobi from Arsenal in a deal worth up to £40m. Iwobi came through the ranks at the Gunners, playing 149 times and scoring 15 goals. The Nigeria forward is Marco Silva’s seventh summer signing. Iwobi join fellow new arrivals goalkeeper Jonas Lossl, defender Djibril Sidibe, midfielders Andre Gomes, Fabian Delph and ...

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Breaking: David Luiz completes £8m Arsenal move

  Arsenal have completed the signing of Chelsea defender David Luiz, it has been confirmed. Luiz emerged as a shock target for Unai Emery’s side recently, and the two clubs confirmed an agreement had been reached on Deadline Day. Emery told Arsenal’s official website: “David has huge experience and I look forward to working with him again. He is a ...

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Chelsea defender David Luiz goes on strike to force shock move to arch-rivals Arsenal

Chelsea defender, David Luiz, 32, has gone on strike in an attempt to force through a shock move to arch-rivals, Arsenal.   According to Mail Online, the Brazilian centre-half did not turn up for training on Wednesday, August 7, and is determined to force Chelsea into agreeing on a deal with Arsenal after the Gunners tabled an offer for his signature.   French ...

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Watch Ex-Arsenal captain Koscielny disrespects club by taking off red shirt to reveal Bordeaux jersey during his unveiling (Video)

Former Arsenal captain, Laurent Koscielny has angered Arsenal supporters for disrespecting the club during his unveiling at his new club, Bordeaux.   The French defender, 33, who refused to commit his future to Arsenal, forced his move to French club Bordeaux in a £4.6million deal.   Bordeaux announced Koscielny’s arrival on Tuesday, August 6, via a Twitter video which also included the launch of their new ...

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Serena Williams tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid female athletes for fourth consecutive year.

Serena Williams is Forbes’ highest-paid female athlete for the fourth year in a row after she earned $29.2million in just 12 months.   The 23-time grand slam singles champion made 29.2 million US dollars for the 12 months to June 1, only £3.4m dollars of which was in prize money. Young Japanese tennis star, Naomi Osaka, 21, who benefited from lucrative endorsements as ...

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Former England and Man.U legend Wayne Rooney set to become player-coach at Derby County

Wayne Rooney is set to make a shock return to English football as Derby County player-coach.   The former England and Manchester United captain is currently in the UK having talks with the Championship side about a deal to become a player-coach. The 33-year-old striker is currently playing for DC United in the United States, and still has a 2-year contract with the club. But he could leave ...

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Manchester United sign Harry Maguire in a record £80m move from Leicester City (Photos)

Manchester United have completed the record signing of Harry Maguire in an £80million move from Leicester City, making him the most expensive defender in the world.   The 26-year-old England international put pen to paper on a six-year deal with the option for a further 12 months. The deal is worth up to £200,000 a week.   Maguire told the club’s official website: ‘I am ...

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Basketball Player Handed Two-Year Ban for Faking Drug Test That Revealed He’s Pregnant – Reports

It has been revealed that an American basketball player was handed a two-year suspension by The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) in 2018 after a drug test concluded that he was pregnant.   According to a new report from Eurohoops, Donell ‘D.J’ Cooper’s two-year-long suspension came after a drug test administered by the governing body revealed that he was pregnant.   At that ...

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Ahmed Musa celebrates his daughter as she clocks 3 today (Photos)

Super Eagles captain and Al-Nassr winger, Ahmed Musa, is celebrating his daughter, Islam, who is 3 years, today, August 2019.     The happy father took to his Instagram page this morning to share these beautiful photos of his daughter and wrote: ‘Today is a very special day, and not just because it is your birthday, but because it is the day when I first ...

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