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Cadiz 2-1 Barcelona: Blaugrana’s away woes continue with Negredo winner
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Cadiz 2-1 Barcelona: Blaugrana’s away woes continue with Negredo winner

Cadiz beat Real Madrid in October and delivered another upset on Saturday as Lionel Messi and Barcelona lost in Andalusia. Barcelona's miserable away run continued as Cadiz claimed another big scalp with a 2-1 win on Saturday. The Blaugrana are now winless in four on the road in LaLiga - their worst such run since May 2008 - and a dismal defensive mix-up gifted all three points to surprise package Cadiz. Alvaro Gimenez struck a scrappy, contentious opener with just eight minutes played, but the promoted side, who enjoyed a stunning win away at Real Madrid earlier this season, were pegged back by Pedro Alcala's own goal before the hour mark.
Andy Delort scores as Montpellier defeat Maja’s Bordeaux
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Andy Delort scores as Montpellier defeat Maja’s Bordeaux

The Algeria international sealed La Paillade’s triumph over the Girondins in Saturday’s French elite division clash Montpellier secured a 2-0 away victory over Bordeaux in Saturday’s Ligue 1 clash, with Algeria international Andy Delort finding the net. After bowing 4-0 at home to Reims the last time out, Michel Der Zakarian’s men returned to winning ways against the hosts who played without inspirational forward Samuel Kalu. The keenly-contested game produced no goals in the first half as chances were few at the Matmut Atlantique.
FIFA Reacts as Arsenal Defeat Chelsea to Win FA Cup
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FIFA Reacts as Arsenal Defeat Chelsea to Win FA Cup

FIFA has congratulated Arsenal for winning this year’s FA Cup final. The Gunners beat London rivals Chelsea 2-1 at an empty Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was the star of the show with two goals, cancelling out Christian Pulisic’s opener. The world football governing body took to their official Twitter feed, to hail Arsenal’s achievement. The tweet read: “14 – @Arsenal12 – @ManUtd8 – @ChelseaFC8 – @SpursOfficial “Arsenal had the joint-3rd most FA Cup triumphs when the 21st century began. “They’ve astonishingly won the last 7 finals in which they’ve played to leapfrog fierce rivals Spurs & Man Utd & go clear at the top.” On Aubameyang’s performance, FIFA added: “70 – @Aubameyang768 – @MoSalah65 – @sterling7 “Since Aubameyang’s deb...
Actor  Bryshere Gray Arrested for Assaulting his Wife
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Actor Bryshere Gray Arrested for Assaulting his Wife

American actor, Bryshere Gray, who played Hakeem on the Fox drama Empire, has been arrested after his wife alleged that he assaulted and strangled her until she passed out. The incident began at about 10.15pm on Sunday night, July 12 when Goodyear Police responded to a 911 call alleging “an adult female victim had been assaulted at her Goodyear home by her husband, who she identified as Bryshere Gray, an actor on the TV series ‘Empire,’ " police said in a statement. Police said the woman had multiple visible injuries on her body and that she said Gray strangled her at one point, until she passed out. Her injuries were non-life-threatening but she was taken to the hospital where she was treated for her injuries and released, police said, adding that detectives and a Victim’s Ad...
Man Utd to be Without two Key Players Against Southampton
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Man Utd to be Without two Key Players Against Southampton

Manchester United will be without two key players when they host Southampton in tonight’s Premier League due to injuries. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made this known in a post via its official website at the weekend. Man United head to the game after beating Aston Villa 3-0 in their last fixture, while Southampton played a 1-1 draw with Everton. The Red Devils are currently in the fifth position on the Premier League table with 58 points from 34 matches. “Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are the only players who are presently unavailable for selection, due to injury, leaving Ole with a large group of sharp and hungry Reds to choose from,” Man United said. The match kick-off time is at 8 pm Nigerian time.
House Agent Welds Tenant Door, locking a single mother and her sick child over unpaid rents
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House Agent Welds Tenant Door, locking a single mother and her sick child over unpaid rents

A single mother was locked inside her house with her sick 2-year-old child over unpaid rents. The incident occurred over the weekend in Njoro sub-county, Nakuru in Kenya. The house agent welded the door belonging to Rhoda Makoha’s two-roomed rental house while she was inside with her sick child, leaving her four other children outside as they played. The woman reportedly owes four months’ rent arrears totaling to Sh10,000 (N35,885). She had pleaded with the agent to give her more time to raise the rent money, but the agent stormed her home on Saturday, July 11, and welded the closed door while Rhoda was inside with her sick child. Speaking with The Star, the woman explained that she was unable to raise the rent money because her business outside Egerton Universit...
Tottenham star, Serge Aurier’s Brother Shot Dead
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Tottenham star, Serge Aurier’s Brother Shot Dead

The brother of Ivory Coast and Tottenham defender Serge Aurier, 27, has been shot dead in the early hours of Monday morning, July 13, in Toulouse, France. Christopher Aurier, 26, was shot in the abdomen outside a nightclub in Toulouse at around 5am on the Boulevard de Thibaud in the French city. The suspect is still on the run. Police were called by members of the public after they discovered a man lying on the ground with a gun wound to the abdomen. Christopher was later pronounced dead at hospital. Local police have begun their investigation and the area where the shooting occurred have been closed off.   Christopher was also a footballer and he played at amateur level and was most recently on the books with French fifth-tier side Toulouse Rodeo. He previously...
Brendan Rodgers Explains Why he Substituted Iheanacho in Leicester 4-1 Loss to Bournemouth
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Brendan Rodgers Explains Why he Substituted Iheanacho in Leicester 4-1 Loss to Bournemouth

Leicester City manager, Brendan Rodgers, has explained why he substituted Kelechi Iheanacho at halftime leading to their 4-1 loss to Bournemouth on Sunday. He said Iheanacho’s substitution which was pivotal in the defeat, was a tactical one. Leicester headed to the break leading Bournemouth 1-0 after several missed opportunities to kill off the game. The Foxes came into the second half without Iheanacho who played a big part in Jamie Vardy’s opener. Iheanacho was withdrawn at half-time at the Vitality Stadium, with Rodgers tweaking his system to bring on Dennis Praet. Leicester had controlled the first half, but Rodgers said he felt the need to swap a striker for a midfielder to provide more defensive security. The manager’s plan did not work, as his team ende...
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta Reveals why he Dropped Saka for London Derby
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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Arteta Reveals why he Dropped Saka for London Derby

Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta, has given reasons for dropping Bukayo Saka against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. The 18-year-old is enjoying a fine season with the Gunners and has scored four times and provided 10 assists so far. However, Arteta, dropped Saka to the bench for their 2-1 defeat at Spurs, preferring to start with Nicolas Pepe. He was asked to explain his decision ahead of the match and suggested he is merely resting the teenager. “He’s played a lot of games, we have a lot of games coming up, we have to rotate some players, we had some issues during the week. “Every week will be a little bit different,” Arteta told Sky Sports. Saka recently signed a new four-year deal at Arsenal, which will keep him at the club until 2024.
Tottenham vs Arsenal: Jose Mourinho Reacts to 2-1 Victory
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Tottenham vs Arsenal: Jose Mourinho Reacts to 2-1 Victory

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to his side’s 2-1 victory against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday evening. Alexandre Lacazette opened the scoring for Mikel Arteta’s men in the first half before Son Heung-min equalised for Spurs two minutes later. Toby Alderweireld then scored a late second-half goal to give Mourinho’s men all three points against the Gunners. Mourinho said his players did everything he asked them tactically and emotionally. He also said that he was proud of his player’s performances against the visitors, adding that they now need to fight for the Europa League spot. “The way the match was, everybody forgot that [about the less time to prepare],” Mourinho told a post-match press conference after the game. “They did...
Marrying Ned Was My Choice – Regina Daniels
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Marrying Ned Was My Choice – Regina Daniels

Nollywood actress and mother of one and filmmaker, Regina Daniels in a recent interview, revealed that the decision to marry her husband, Ned Nwoko was her choice. when was the first time you knew you wanted to become an actress? I have always loved watching movies but I never imagined myself being an actress. But my mother introduced me to Nollywood and I found myself loving acting as a career. What is the toughest role you have ever played? That would be when I had to play a double character. Switching from one character to the other is quite hard because one has to practically change one’s personality. Can you recall your most embarrassing moment on set? I was quite young then. I was usually scolded on set by directors and they would say things like, ‘This girl cannot ...
All Champions League Knockout Games to be Played in Lisbon
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All Champions League Knockout Games to be Played in Lisbon

UEFA is planning to play all Champions League knockout games in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Sky Italia reports that the final will be played August 23, following 12 days of matches. However, UEFA’s executive committee must agree on the plan on Wednesday, among a series of decisions to reschedule international soccer, after COVID-19 disrupted the global sports calendar. The final is likely to take place on a rare Sunday at Benfica’s Stadium of Light. It was originally to be played on Saturday, May 30 at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. Semifinals will be split between the Stadium of Light and the home stadium of Sporting Lisbon close by on August 18-19. Four quarterfinals are planned on consecutive nights from August 12-15. ...
I Nearly Wet myself When I Met Ronaldo!’- English Football Icon Andy Cole Reveals
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I Nearly Wet myself When I Met Ronaldo!’- English Football Icon Andy Cole Reveals

English football icon, Andy Cole has admitted that he was left so starstruck standing beside Ronaldo de Lima in the tunnel before Manchester United's clash with Inter in 1999, that he almost wet himself. Cole, a Manchester United favorite,  played for the club from 1995 to 2001, scoring 121 goals in 275 appearances .   Brazilian legend Ronaldo returned to Inter's starting line-up after missing the first leg, to set up a battle between Cole who was topping charts at the time.   Cole says being face to face with Ronaldo was a surreal experience for him.   Cole speaking to the Beautiful Game Podcast said: "I remember when we played Inter Milan that same season and I lined up in the tunnel and I saw Ronaldo. I’m not gonna lie, I nearly wet myself! ...
Kevin-Prince Boateng returns to Super Lig action in Besiktas loss by Antalyaspor
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Kevin-Prince Boateng returns to Super Lig action in Besiktas loss by Antalyaspor

The Ghanaian forward played for 65 minutes with the Black Eagles suffering defeat on their turf Kevin-Prince Boateng was back in action for Besiktas from the resumption of the Turkish Super Lig, but he was on the losing side of 2-1 defeat to Antalyaspor at Vodafone Park on Saturday evening. Football in the Turkish top-flight had been on hold since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic which has affected more than 170,00 people till date in the country. The last game Besiktas played before the lockdown was against Istanbul rivals Galatasaray which ended in a goalless draw.
Seville Derby, Real Madrid, Barcelona in Action as LaLiga Restarts
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Seville Derby, Real Madrid, Barcelona in Action as LaLiga Restarts

LaLiga restarts today, three months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Spanish top flight becomes the second major European league to resume, after the German Bundesliga. The English Premier League and the Italian Serie A are scheduled to restart next week. LaLiga begins with the Seville Derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on Thursday. Other Match Day 28 fixtures will be played between June 12 and June 15. They will include Real Madrid vs Eibar and Real Mallorca vs Barcelona.
Toyin Lawani Shows Off her Man in New Loved Up Video
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Toyin Lawani Shows Off her Man in New Loved Up Video

Toyin Lawani, the CEO of Tiannah Empire Place has finally revealed who her man is, in a new loved up video she shared on her social media page. Dressed in an all white outfit, Toyin Lawani can be seen having some loved up moment with her man while a love song played at the background. He could be seen touching her body while she smiles happily. She captioned the video; Love the fact that he supports my Brand ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Find someone who loves you for what they don’t love , Thanks for choosing me @deeeunknown ❤️ Grab the Elegante Briefs via @lingeriesbytiannah ?
Popular Delta Baker Achiki Dies in Fatal Accident
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Popular Delta Baker Achiki Dies in Fatal Accident

Popular Delta baker, Achiki Okoacha, has lost her life in a fatal accident along the Agbor-Asaba express road. According to reports surrounding her demise, Achiki who was in the company of her friend, Jenny, was returning from Asaba where she had gone to deliver a cake. The late baker was moments before her death seen in a Snapchat video made by her friend Jenny, who is said to be currently in coma at the hospital. The snapchat video shows Achiki driving her white Venza car, while Jenny made a video as Mayorkun’s ‘Of Lagos‘ played in the background. In other news, Nigerian singer Davido was also involved in an accident as photos of him walking with the aid of crutches surfaced on social media. An Instagram user identified as @prince_ii shared series of pictures from ...
Rohr Clears air on NFF Dictating Which Super Eagles Players Should be Picked
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Rohr Clears air on NFF Dictating Which Super Eagles Players Should be Picked

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohs, has made it clear that no one dictates to him the players to pick. Rohr stated this while speaking on Channels Television on Monday. The German agreed a new two-year deal with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) last week, after his initial contract expired. “It is not a part of my contract to take players who are not so good. “I can choose my players myself. It is the most important [thing]. So, nobody can tell me ‘You have to pick this one or that one’,” he said. Rohr also explained how he consults with his assistants before team selection. “We have a team and our staff. I have my assistant, I have my analyzer. Each Monday we have our meetings and we speak about the games played at the weekend and what our players did. ...
Why Real Madrid will not Play Home Fixtures at Bernabeu
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Why Real Madrid will not Play Home Fixtures at Bernabeu

Real Madrid will not play their remaining home fixtures at the Santiago Bernabeu when LaLiga returns later this month. The club’s president, Florentino Perez, in a letter on Monday confirmed that they will instead finish the 2019/2020 campaign at their training complex. This means Zinedine Zidane’s side will play their matches at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium at Valdebebas. In a letter, Perez also spoke of the financial impact of COVID-19. “We have made the decision to play in the Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium in our Ciudad Real Madrid all the games in which we will play as a local team. “This decision will allow us to advance in the works of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium,” part of it read. The last game to be played at the Bernabeu, was Madrid’s 2-0 defeat to arch riva...
It will Cost NFF N300m to Organize one Friendly Match for Super Eagles – Amaju Pinnick
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It will Cost NFF N300m to Organize one Friendly Match for Super Eagles – Amaju Pinnick

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said that it will cost about N300 million to organize a friendly match for the Super Eagles under the current situation in the country. Pinnick also said that the Federal Government of Nigeria had reduced NFF’s budget by 30% to organize a warm-up game for Gernot Rohr’s men. This claim was made by former Super Eagles media officer, Colin Udoh. “Pinnick also said under the current situation, it will cost @thenff about N300m to organize one @NGSuperEagles game. “The budget has been cut by about 30% by FG,” Colin Udon wrote on his official Twitter handle on Monday. Super Eagles’ last two friendlies were against Ukraine and Brazil in 2019. The three-time African champions played ...
The Flash’ Actor Logan Williams Died of Fentanyl Overdose at the Age of 16, His Mother Reveals
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The Flash’ Actor Logan Williams Died of Fentanyl Overdose at the Age of 16, His Mother Reveals

Logan Williams, a young Canadian actor who played Barry Allen on CW’s “The Flash,” died on April 2 at the age of 16, and his mother has revealed that his death was caused by a fentanyl overdose. Logan's mom,  Marlyse Williams disclosed this during an interview with the New York Post, where she explained that the young actor endured a three-year battle with drug addiction. "His death is not going to be in vain," Marlyse said of her son, who would have turned 17 just days after his passing. "He’s going to help a lot of people down the road." Marlyse recalled discovering Williams using marijuana when he was 13, the same time the actor was schooling and acting on the Hallmark series When Calls the Heart, the ABC sci-fi series The Whispers and the longtime CW series Supernatural.  ...
Everton to refund fans for remaining games of 2019-20 Premier League season
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Everton to refund fans for remaining games of 2019-20 Premier League season

The Toffees have made the decision with any possible resumption of the campaign to be played behind closed doors Everton have confirmed that all fans with tickets to the club's five remaining home Premier League games will be entitled to full refunds. The announcement comes as the competition closes in on a possible June 12 return after being suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Any possible return next month will see games played without fans and with strict safety measures in place.
Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Adams laments fans absence in Bundesliga
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Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Adams laments fans absence in Bundesliga

The Ghanaian talks about the comeback of the German top-flight following the Covid-19 disruption Fortuna Dusseldorf centre-back Kasim Nuhu Adams is delighted by the return of the German Bundesliga after a two-month absence. The top-flight ground to a halt following a ban on public gatherings as part of measures to curb the spread of the disease also known as Covid-19. Dusseldorf are set to mark their comeback with a home clash with Paderborn on Saturday. All games will, however, be played behind closed doors.
Southgate urged to get Maddison and Grealish into his England team
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Southgate urged to get Maddison and Grealish into his England team

Former Three Lions striker says manager has given national team a jolt and urged him to pick Grealish and Maddison for extra creativity Gareth Southgate has been praised for giving young players the belief they can make a difference for England and has been urged to find room for Jack Grealish and James Maddison to add even greater creativity. Former England striker Dean Ashton says emerging Three Lions talent now know they will be given the chance with the senior team if they show their quality for the under-21 side and their clubs. He says that hasn’t always been the case with previous managers and that Southgate deserves the credit for transforming the national team into potential tournament winners by believing in his players. “It's the sort of jolt that I think the Engli...
PSG willing to up Neymar wages to £640,000-a-WEEK
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PSG willing to up Neymar wages to £640,000-a-WEEK

PSG aim to ward off all rivals by upgrading Neymar's contract. Mundo Deportivo says PSG will offer Neymar a new contract worth a staggering £33million a year to persuade him to snub a Barcelona return. The Brazilian star has been regularly linked with a move back to the Nou Camp, where he played for Barcelona between 2013 and 2017 before a world-record £198m move to Paris. But PSG sporting director Leonardo will make an effort to tie him to the club until 2025 with a deal worth £640,000 a week. The new deal would bring Neymar's salary closer to those of the only two footballers in the world who earn more than him - Lionel Messi at Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus.
‘I was Prepared for Everything Messi did on That Day’ -Vincent Enyeama for the First time Speaks on World Cup Heroics, Respect for Kanu Nwankwo & Arsenal
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‘I was Prepared for Everything Messi did on That Day’ -Vincent Enyeama for the First time Speaks on World Cup Heroics, Respect for Kanu Nwankwo & Arsenal

Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has spoken out about his heroics during the group stage match between Nigeria and Argentina in the 2010 World Cup while also revealing he always respected former Arsenal player Kanu Nwankwo and is  a fan of Arsenal football club. Due to his excellent saves over and over again, Vincent Enyeama was named the Man of the Match though Argentina defeated Nigeria by 1-0 in the group stage match of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and Enyeama says he was ready for the Barcelona star man. "I had studied Messi the night before (with Chidi Odiah) so everything he did that day, I was prepared for it. I already knew what he was going to do."   Former Hapoel Tel Aviv and LOSC Lille goalkeeper Enyeama said in an Instagram Live interview with EaglesTr...
Arsenal legend Henry sends inspirational message to Norwich forward Hutchinson
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Arsenal legend Henry sends inspirational message to Norwich forward Hutchinson

"Hello Shae, this is Thierry. I just wanted to let you know that you're my hero. It is just unbelievable to see what you're going through right now." reports BBC Sport. This week, France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry sent a personal message to Norwich academy striker Shae Hutchinson, who is in self-isolation waiting for a second kidney transplant at the age of 20. Henry, who coached Hutchinson at Arsenal's academy, said: "Not only to deal with it one time, you came back, you played. Now you have to deal with it a second time. All my thoughts are with you, my prayers. "You just have to hang on. Stay strong. Hopefully I'll see you soon.
Actor, Ukwak Asuquo, Who Played Boniface In Village Headmaster, Has Died
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Actor, Ukwak Asuquo, Who Played Boniface In Village Headmaster, Has Died

Nollywood actor, Ukwak Asuquo, who was famous for playing Boniface in the now rested Television show, The Village Headmaster , has died. His demise was announced by the Public Relations Officer of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Monalisa Coker. The statement reads in part , “With deep sorrow and gratitude to God for a life well spent, we announce the demise of Mr Uwak Auquo, popularly known as Boniface in the rested television drama series, The Village Headmaster …” May his soul rest in peace Amen.
Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour Reveals Most Difficult Player He Has Played Against
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Chelsea’s Billy Gilmour Reveals Most Difficult Player He Has Played Against

Chelsea midfielder, Billy Gilmour, has named Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, as the most difficult player he has come across in his fledgling career so far. Gilmour has been impressive for Chelsea since he broke into manager Frank Lampard’s first-team squad. Asked to name the “most difficult” player he’s faced since joining Chelsea, Gilmour told Live Twitch stream: “In a game, I would say Scott McTominay, not just because he is Scottish, it was just in that game I found it very difficult. “There is no rivalry; I do not know him that well. But after the match, he did text me and said, ‘keep doing what you’re doing.’ I thought that was really nice of him.” Gilmour had made three Premier League appearances for Chelsea so far this season before the English top-flight leagu...
Twente midfielder Oriol Busquets hopes for Barcelona chance
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Twente midfielder Oriol Busquets hopes for Barcelona chance

FC Twente midfielder Oriol Busquets admits he sees his future with parent club Barcelona. Busquets has done well in Holland, although he's played a central defender more than a midfielder, and now he wants the chance to prove his worth to Barça coach Quique Setien. "My dream is to return to Barça and do preseason with the first time," he told SER Catalunya. "Or whatever I have to do and demonstrate that I can go back. My desire is to stay with the first team. The youngster wants to show that he's worth a spot "in the first team" and he doesn't mind where he plays on the pitch: "If it's to play for Barça, I don't mind if it's in the middle or at the back." Busquets, 21, has played 23 games in the Netherlands, 21 in the league and two in the cup
Agent admits Giroud Chelsea future uncertain: Inter Milan…?
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Agent admits Giroud Chelsea future uncertain: Inter Milan…?

Agent Vincenzo Morabito admits the future of Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud is up in the air. Giroud is in contact with Inter Milan as his contract runs down in June. But Morabito, who has been working on the deal, says everything is undecided. He told Calciomercato.it: "Given that the seasons could be played in June and July, he could decide to stay at Chelsea for another year. "However, everything is still uncertain, between the the end of April and the beginning of May the picture could be more complete."
Nine Players Who Have Played With Messi And Ronaldo Give Verdict On Who Is Best
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Nine Players Who Have Played With Messi And Ronaldo Give Verdict On Who Is Best

Nine players who have played with both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have given their opinions on who is the better player. Only a select few stars have ever had the privilege of playing with two of the all-time greats in their illustrious careers. But every player will have a different preference to how the duo helped their performance, so what exactly did some of them say? 1. Angel Di Maria - Played with Messi for Argentina, Ronaldo for Real Madrid Verdict - Lionel Messi PSG winger Di Maria picked his international compatriot ahead of Ronaldo but still credited both players as being world class. 2. Carlos Tevez - Played with Messi for Argentina, Ronaldo for Manchester United Verdict - Lionel Messi Tevez won two Premier League titles and a Champions League wit...
Chelsea should stick with Kepa says Bosnich
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Chelsea should stick with Kepa says Bosnich

Record signing has struggled for form this season but has been backed to succeed by ex-Blues keeper, who also played for Manchester United Chelsea should stick by Kepa Arrizabalaga, says former Blues goalkeeper Mark Bosnich, who also believes that the Spaniard has shown his mettle since being dropped by Frank Lampard. The Chelsea manager caused quite a stir towards the end of the winter period after dropping his club's record £71 million signing after a spell of bad form. Willy Caballero came in for five games but Kepa returned for the last two matches ahead of a stoppage in play due to the coronavirus outbreak. There are rumours that Chelsea could enter the transfer market to replace Kepa with Ajax's Andre Onana, AC Milan's Gianluigi Donnarumma and Bayern Munich's Manuel N...
Former Real Madrid President Lorenzo Sanz Hospitalised with Coronavirus Symptoms
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Former Real Madrid President Lorenzo Sanz Hospitalised with Coronavirus Symptoms

Former Real Madrid president, Lorenzo Sanz has been hospitalised with coronavirus symptoms. The news was confirmed by his son, Fernando Sanz, who played for Real Madrid during his father's time as club president. He reportedly told Marca: 'We are quite worried and little can be done. He had been feverish for eight days, they called the phone and told him to take paracetamol. 'He did not want to go to the hospital until he was short of air and he was getting worse. 'They put him inside and told him that he was bad, with little oxygen in his blood. He said he had a low fever and did not want to collapse the system. 'We do not know if it is coronavirus or not. 'My mother is there because we have not been able to go. They have said that they would call and that, as long a...
Coronavirus: Euro 2020 Postponed Until Summer of 2021
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Coronavirus: Euro 2020 Postponed Until Summer of 2021

UEFA have officially decided to postpone the Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021 to allow European leagues to complete their seasons amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Norwegian FA confirmed the news on their social media accounts as they say the tournament which was to be held across 12 European cities and was scheduled to begin on June 12, will now be played between June 11 and July 11, 2021.  "Uefa has decided that the Euros should be postponed until 2021. It will be played from 11 June to 11 July next year." UEFA har bestemt at EM utsettes til 2021. Det skal spilles fra 11. juni til 11. juli neste år. Mer informasjon kommer. — NorgesFotballforbund (@nff_info) March 17, 2020 The decision comes after UEFA held conference calls with its 55 member associations, the board of t...
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Female Footballer Lucy Kerr Tragically Dies after Losing Battle with Bone Cancer

A former Charlton Athletic women's player has tragically died after a battle with bone cancer. Lucy Kerr, 20, was diagnosed with bone cancer after doctors checked her broken thigh bone. Medics, who performed an MRI scan, also found the youngster had lung cancer and she quickly underwent chemotherapy in London. Her former club, Charlton Athletic Women announced Ms. Kerr's death in a statement. A statement from the club read: 'The thoughts of everyone at Charlton Athletic Women are with the family at this difficult time and the club will pay tribute to Lucy in an upcoming fixture. 'Everyone at Charlton Athletic would like to send their condolences to Lucy's family at this difficult time.' Charlton Athletic Women's Manager Riteesh Mishra, who worked with Lucy in the U16...
Boxing Icon, David Haye Explains Why Deontay Wilder Lost to Tyson Fury
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Boxing Icon, David Haye Explains Why Deontay Wilder Lost to Tyson Fury

Boxing icon David Haye has explained what he feels went wrong in Deontay Wilder's loss to Tyson fury in the WBC heavyweight belt clash on Sunday morning. Fury battered Deontay Wilder from the opening bell until one minute and 39 seconds into the seventh round, when Wilder's corner threw in the towel, to beat the Bronze Bomber and claim the Lineal Heavyweight, WBC and Ring Magazine championship belts.   Fury before the fight said he will be coming out to attack Wilder and many fans didn't believe Fury would defeat Wilder, a scenario that David Haye says played into Fury's hands. David Haye, a former Heavyweight champion during his own time, was sitting at ringside for BT Sport during the fight and he couldn’t believe what he witnessed, saying Tyson Fury exhibited 'g...
Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 2-2 Draw with Celta Vigo, Speaks on Hazard’s Performance
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Zidane Reacts to Real Madrid’s 2-2 Draw with Celta Vigo, Speaks on Hazard’s Performance

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has expressed his disappointment following their 2-2 draw with Celta Vigo on Sunday. Zidane also expressed his delight at Eden Hazard’s return from injury. Fedor Smolov gave the visitors an early lead, before Toni Kroos made it 1-1 after the break. Hazard won the penalty that Sergio Ramos converted, but Celta netted a late equalizer, to ensure the points are shared. “We made a great effort [after conceding early] but we’ve lost 2 points tonight at home. “Changes can be discussed after the game. [Gareth] Bale was good today while we had planned to let Hazard play for quite a few minutes. “I’m very happy with the return of Hazard, that he’s back with us, he’s played 70 minutes very well. Celta is a great team that doesn’t deserve to...
Cristiano Ronaldo Would’ve Won Ballon D’or If He Played For Real Madrid – Mendes
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Cristiano Ronaldo Would’ve Won Ballon D’or If He Played For Real Madrid – Mendes

Cristiano Ronaldo would have won the Ballon d'Or if he played for Real Madrid, according to the Juventus superstar's agent Jorge Mendes. Ronaldo – a five-time Ballon d'Or winner – has not claimed the individual award since leaving Madrid for Juve in 2018, with Luka Modric and Lionel Messi honoured in back-to-back seasons. Messi received a record sixth Ballon d'Or this month as Portugal international Ronaldo finished third behind the Barcelona captain and Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk. "Cristiano deserved to win the Ballon d'Or at least once in the last two years," Mendes said. "If he had played at Real Madrid, he would have won it, but next year I think he can win it again. "For me it is an injustice [that Cristiano hasn't won the Ballon d'Or]. He won the Nations Leagu...
Ghanaian Actress, Lydia Forson Reacts After Failing To Meet American Rapper, Cardi B
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Ghanaian Actress, Lydia Forson Reacts After Failing To Meet American Rapper, Cardi B

Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has reacted to claims that she and her colleagues in the entertainment industry were ‘snubbed’ by American rapper Cardi B.Narrations by some of the personalities indicated that they were invited to a private meet up with Cardi B by the organisers of the show but upon reaching the venue for the event, none of the organisers would offer any explanation as to when and how the ‘Meet and Greet’ would be coordinated. After waiting for more than five hours, neither Cardi B nor the organisers showed up. The apparent embarrassment did not only ignite anger in one but all the personalities who were present as they took to their various social media pages to vent their displeasure. In a reaction to all that went down, Lydia Forson, who has become a target for soc...
Besic joins Sheffield United from Everton on one-year loan
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Besic joins Sheffield United from Everton on one-year loan

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international midfielder joins the top-flight new boys on a temporary basis after spending two years on loan at Middlesbrough Muhamed Besic has left Everton and signed for Premier League newcomers Sheffield United on a loan deal for the 2019-20 season. The Bosnia-Herzegovina international will spend a third consecutive season on loan away from Goodison Park after having played for Middlesbrough in the Championship for the last two campaigns. The defensive midfielder signed for Everton in a £4 million deal in 2014, and has made 37 appearances for the Toffees.
Flamengo boss confirms Milan deal for Duarte
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Flamengo boss confirms Milan deal for Duarte

The defender is likely to have played his last game for the Brazilian club with a move to San Siro reportedly imminent Leo Duarte is set to join Serie A side AC Milan after Flamengo head coach Jorge Jesus confirmed "it's all done". Flamengo defender Duarte has been linked to Milan and Italian rivals Roma in recent weeks after impressing for the Brazilian club. AC Milan looked to have won the race with reports they are poised to complete a €11 million (£9.9m/$12.2m) deal for Duarte on a five-year contract.
Cameroon’s Christine Manie relives Women’s World Cup qualification heroine
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Cameroon’s Christine Manie relives Women’s World Cup qualification heroine

The forward is excited after she played a crucial role for the Indomitable Lionesses to seal a ticket to France 2019 Christine Manie says that it's incredible and difficult to explain after she helped Cameroon secure qualification for the 2019 Women's World Cup in France. The 34-year-old scored a late goal to guarantee the Indomitable Lionesses a 4-2 win over Mali in a third-place match at the 2018 Africa Women's Cup of Nations in Ghana. Manie's huge contributions for the Central African giants are well documented, as her strike in extra-time secured 2-1 semi-final win in 2014 over Cote d'Ivoire ensured qualifying for the World Cup for the first time.
Meet 48 Years Old, Vladimír Furdík Who Played Night King In Game Of Thrones
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Meet 48 Years Old, Vladimír Furdík Who Played Night King In Game Of Thrones

While many characters were killed during Sunday's episode of "Game of Thrones," the demise of the Night King at the hand of Arya Stark, and the disintegration of his army of wights and White Walkers, were likely the only ones met with thunderous cheers from fans. While the Night King may be dead after the Battle of Winterfell, the actor who played him is still very much alive. The Night King has been played by 48-year-old actor and stunt man Vladimír Furdík since season six of the show, taking over for actor Richard Brake, reports Entertainment Weekly (EW). The Slovakian performer may have blue eyes, but the rest of his look is all prosthetics, makeup and television magic.
Neymar’s Dream of Playing with Hazard Could Happen – Zidane
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Neymar’s Dream of Playing with Hazard Could Happen – Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has hinted that Eden Hazard and Neymar could play together under him. Earlier this week, Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar spoke of his desire to play with Chelsea star, Hazard, who is believed to be on his way to Spain. When asked if Neymar could realise his wish of featuring in the same side as Hazard in Spain, Zidane told a press conference on Saturday: “Yes. A lot of players want to come here and play for Real Madrid, but let’s see what happens in the future. Refusing to let the Hazard go, reporters pushed Zidane for an answer on whether Hazard could fit in a side with Gareth Bale, as rumours continue to swirl that the Welsh winger would be on the move in the summer. “Yes! All the good players can play together. People told me that I was...
Solskjaer Admits Man Utd Lucky to Defeat West Ham, Players Distracted by Barcelona
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Solskjaer Admits Man Utd Lucky to Defeat West Ham, Players Distracted by Barcelona

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted his team was lucky to beat West Ham 2-1 on Saturday. Paul Pogba scored twice from the spot either side of Felipe Anderson’s finish, to give United all three points at Old Trafford. However, the hosts were outplayed for most of the game and had controversial decisions go their way. When the Hammers go through, they found goalkeeper David De Gea in inspired form. Solskjaer feels his players had the Champions League quarter-final second leg at Barcelona next week on their minds. “We got away with it, put it that way. It’s not easy because of Wednesday night and we made changes to the team, we got away with it: they deserved goals but we’re allowed to have a good goalkeeper. “Maybe the fact we have a game on Tu...
Nollywood Legend, Pete Edochie Turns 72 Today
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Nollywood Legend, Pete Edochie Turns 72 Today

Nollywood legend, Pete Edochie born on 7th March 1947 is 72 today. This accomplished Nigerian actor is considered one of Africa's most talented actors. He began his career as a seasoned administrator and broadcaster before he came into prominence in the 1980s when he played the lead role of Okonkwo in an NTA adaptation of Chinua Achebe’s all-time best selling novel, Things Fall Apart and since then he has featured in hundreds of award winning movies and stage plays both home and abroad.
I F*cked Yo Baby Mama & Played ‘Fortnite’ With Yo Son” – Soulja Boy Shades Tyga
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I F*cked Yo Baby Mama & Played ‘Fortnite’ With Yo Son” – Soulja Boy Shades Tyga

When Blac Chyna and Soulja Boy reportedly hooked up a few weeks ago, there were rumors that they had planned their union to piss of Tyga, Soulja’s rival and Chyna’s ex. After that information became public, Soulja denied that they were even together in the first place. It didn’t make much sense since he was posting Chyna all over his page a few days prior but…that’s beside the point. Now, Young Draco is calling out Tyga with some disrespectful tweets, even bringing his son into the mix. According to RapCurrent in the US, Draco sent out a few messages directed at Tyga, starting off by going straight for the jugular. “I bleeped yo baby mama and played Fortnite with yo son,” allegedly wrote the rapper. “Me and Blac Chyna could neva work she like n***az like Tyga.” Soulja Boy has bee...
Senator Ndume Celebrates Saraki’s Defeats, Says He Played God
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Senator Ndume Celebrates Saraki’s Defeats, Says He Played God

The senator representing Borno South at the National Assembly, Senator Muhammadu Ali Ndume, has expressed jubilation over the reported defeat of the Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki at last Saturday’s national assembly polls. “Maybe this will remind Saraki that there is God,” Senator Ndume, who won his senatorial reelection, told newsmen on Monday evening in Maiduguri. Senator Ndume said Senator Saraki played God during his tenure as Senate President, noting, “once you try to play God, God will react; Saraki played God, and he has now seen how God reacted.” He said “Saraki took things for granted; this is the consequence of taking things for granted.” Reacting to PDP’s rejection of the presidential and national assembly results, Senator Ndume said: “there is...
Watford Boss Javi Gracia Wary of Mohamed Salah’s Threat Ahead of Liverpool Clash
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Watford Boss Javi Gracia Wary of Mohamed Salah’s Threat Ahead of Liverpool Clash

The fleet-footed forward has been a thorn in the Hornets' defence netting six goals in his last three league outings against them Watford manager Javi Gracia is aware of the threat Liverpool star Mohamed Salah poses to his team's defence and has urged his player to do a better job in Wednesday's Premier League game. Following their 5-1 demolition of Cardiff City on Friday, the Hornets travel to Anfield to take on Jurgen Klopp's side who have won just one of their last four league matches. During the last game between both teams at Anfield last March, Salah scored four goals as the Reds' ran out with an emphatic 5-0 win. The Egyptian winger might have struggled recently to find the back of net having registered just a goal in his last five games but Gracia is leaving no ston...