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Strange Scenes In Marseille Vs Manchester City As Home Side Don’t Take A Knee
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Strange Scenes In Marseille Vs Manchester City As Home Side Don’t Take A Knee

  Marseille players did not take a knee in their Champions League clash with Manchester City on Tuesday evening - but they stood and watched the Premier League side do so. Players, coaches, and other staff in stadiums across English football have taken a knee since football returned in June to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Get French Football News have revealed the gesture hasn't been adopted in France and City players took a knee before kick-off at the Orange Velodrome. Marseille players remained stood together and waited for City players to get up before starting the game. It has also been rumoured the players opted for a one minute's silence in memory of Samuel Paty - a teacher murdered in a terrorist attack last week. Despite the explanation, fans onli...
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian declare love for each other as Kim celebrates 40th birthday
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian declare love for each other as Kim celebrates 40th birthday

Kanye West expressed his love for Kim Kardashian to celebrate her as she turns 40 and Kim reciprocated in kind. Kanye shared a photo from the day he proposed to her in a stadium and wrote: "Been doing empty stadiums. Happy 40th birthday!!! I love you so much." Kim, whose birthday it is today, October 21, quote-tweeted Kanye's tweet and added: "I love you so much."  
Obinna Nwobodo: Goztepe sign Nigerian midfielder
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Obinna Nwobodo: Goztepe sign Nigerian midfielder

The Nigeria youth international has become the latest acquisition by the Gursel Aksel Stadium outfit after successful medicals Turkish Super Lig side Goztepe have announced the signing of Obinna Nwobodo from Hungarian club Ujpest. The former Nigeria U20 midfielder has signed a three-year deal with the Gursel Aksel Stadium outfit after successful medicals with the club. Nwobodo will link up with his compatriot and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner Brown Ideye, who also arrived at the club this summer.
DFB Pokal: Fans Will Return To Stadium In Mid-september During German Cup
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DFB Pokal: Fans Will Return To Stadium In Mid-september During German Cup

German football federation (DFB), has announced that fans will be able to return to see matches at Stadium in Germany starting in Mid-September during the German Cup first-round match. Matches in Germany have been played behind closed doors since the professional game restarted in May following the coronavirus lockdown. AllNews reports that Germany was the first top 5 league to resume the football after the coronavirus break and they are also at the forefront with fans back at Stadium, if it is successful like with the leagues, others might be inclined to follow suit. "In the third division, the German Cup and women's matches, the number of spectators... must be decided by each club in agreement with local health authorities," the DFB said in a statement. "This means that i...
Christian Pulisic Promise to be Back In No Time
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Christian Pulisic Promise to be Back In No Time

The United States international picked up a hamstring problem during the Wembley meeting with Arsenal, but he is optimistic about his recovery Christian Pulisic has vowed to be “back in no time” after suffering a hamstring injury in Chelsea’s FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal. The United States international opened the scoring at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, with another impressive finish added to his ever-growing collection. He looked to be in again early in the second half, but pulled a muscle as he raced into the box and poked an effort wide of the post as he crumpled to the turf.
It Wouldn’t Be Fair If Barcelona Plays Napoli In An Empty Stadium – Quique Setien
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It Wouldn’t Be Fair If Barcelona Plays Napoli In An Empty Stadium – Quique Setien

Barcelona coach Quique Setien has said it will be unfair if his team have to play their Champions League second leg against Napoli at a neutral venue rather than Camp Nou. UEFA announced on Wednesday that a ‘final eight’ knock-out tournament will be held in Lisbon in August for clubs through to the quarter-finals but it is still to be decided how to resolve the four incomplete ties in the last 16. Barca drew 1-1 in their first leg away to Napoli in February before the coronavirus crisis meant they were unable to play the return leg at home. One possible solution would be to stage the outstanding second legs at neutral venues but Setien feels that would hand Napoli an advantage. “The match should be played in our stadium because otherwise we are giving the advantage to Napoli, ...
‘I would like to stay at Roma for another few years’ – Arsenal loanee Mkhitaryan
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‘I would like to stay at Roma for another few years’ – Arsenal loanee Mkhitaryan

The Armenian is due to return to Emirates Stadium this summer, but he would prefer to remain in Italy Arsenal loanee Henrikh Mkhitaryan has admitted that he "would like to be at Roma for another few years", but also says he will be "ready to play" if Mikel Arteta calls him back to the Emirates Stadium. Mkhitaryan joined Roma on a season-long loan in September, with no option or obligation to buy included in the final deal. The 31-year-old has been hampered by a string of niggling injuries at Stadio Olimpico, but has still been able to contribution  
Milan and Inter unveil two new concepts for €1bn San Siro redesign
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Milan and Inter unveil two new concepts for €1bn San Siro redesign

The historic stadium is to be mostly demolished, though a part is incorporated into both of the designs presented on Thursday AC Milan and Inter have presented their plans for the new San Siro stadium. Two designs, by Populous and Manica/Sportium, were put forward, both retaining a part of the current stadium within a retail and sports district. A statement said the project would represent more than €1 billion (£900k/$1.1bn) of private investment and generate “thousands of new jobs” in Milan.
Coronavirus: 8000 Borussia Monchengladbach fans pay for cardboard cutouts of themselves to fill stadium if league returns behind closed doors
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Coronavirus: 8000 Borussia Monchengladbach fans pay for cardboard cutouts of themselves to fill stadium if league returns behind closed doors

Fans of German club, Borussia Monchengladbach,  ave paid for more than 8,000 cardboard cutouts of themselves to fill their stadium if the Bundesliga returns behind closed doors due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The German Football League (DFL) suspended Bundesliga football in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, that has infected close to 3 million people worldwide, but the Bundesliga says it now plans to restart on May 9 with players already returning to training. Borussia Monchengladbach fans have now thought of a unique way to fill up their stadium in case fans aren't allowed to enter the stadium by starting a ‘Stay at home. Be in the stands’ campaign. As part of the campaign, Gladbach fans are able to buy cardboard cutouts of themselves for £16.50 to fill Borussia-Park, the...
Buffon & Chiellini set to renew Juventus contracts
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Buffon & Chiellini set to renew Juventus contracts

The pair looked to be heading for free agency this summer but Goal can confirm extension talks have long been in the works Giorgio Chiellini and Gianluigi Buffon are set to sign new deals with Juventus, sources close to the club have revealed , with the Italian veterans having been heading towards the end of their current contracts at the end of June. It is understood that proposals to keep the long-serving pair at the Juventus Stadium have been in the works for quite some time and would already have been completed had the coronavirus pandemic not called a halt to sport the world over. Buffon, who has spent the majority of his career with the Old Lady after signing from Parma in 2001, returned to the club after a solitary season with Paris Saint-Germain and fully accepts that he w...
Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua’s Fight May Never Hold – Promoter, Bob Arum
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Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua’s Fight May Never Hold – Promoter, Bob Arum

Tyson Fury’s promoter, Bob Arum, has insisted that a heavyweight unification fight between his client and Anthony Joshua cannot hold because Joshua will lose his next contest against Kubrat Pulev. RUSH HOUR SPORT recalls that Fury and Joshua are both on course for a unification fight after their next contests against Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev, respectively. But Arum doubts Fury will ever fight Joshua, who he expects to lose to Pulev at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday, June 20. “Fury-Joshua is never going to happen,” Arum told The Times. “Pulev is going to knock Joshua out, so why would I talk to his promoter, Eddie, who I love dearly, about a Joshua-Fury fight? “I think Pulev wins, and then I negotiate with myself to do a Pulev-Fury fight. “Let us make...
Full Footage Of Eric Dier Jumping Into Crowd To Confront Spurs Fan Who Insulted His Brother
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Full Footage Of Eric Dier Jumping Into Crowd To Confront Spurs Fan Who Insulted His Brother

Full footage of Eric Dier jumping into the crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last night has emerged online. After Spurs were knocked out of the FA Cup by Norwich on penalties at the fifth round stag, a shocking video of Dier climbing into the stands begun to do the rounds on social media. And new, longer footage shows the England man walking off the pitch after the game before picking up pace and hurriedly leapt over the advertising boards before making his way up the West Stand lower tier. The fan in question appears to scurry away as an angry Dier approaches, with fans and stewards holding the England midfielder back. In the original video that first circulated, a close-up shot sees Dier yelling, "He's my brother," at the supporter. His manager, Jose Mourinho, would ...
Ramos Has Scored At Almost Every Stadium In Laliga Santander
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Ramos Has Scored At Almost Every Stadium In Laliga Santander

Sergio Ramos keeps breaking records. Everyone knows that, despite being a centre-back, he has long had an eye for goal. At El Sadar on Sunday, the Real Madrid captain did what he does best and headed past Sergio Herrera to put a new pin in his map: Ramos has already scored at almost every stadium in LaLiga Santander. The grounds Ramos has been able to celebrate at are: Jose Zorrilla, Reale Arena, Estadio Benito Villamarin, El Sadar, La Rosaleda, Butarque, Gran Canaria, Montilivi, Ipurua, Balaidos, Wanda Metropolitano San Mames, Mendizorroza, Mestalla, Son Moix, Ciutat de Valencia, Coliseum Alfonso Perez, RCDE Stadium, Camp Nou and now El Sadar. In fact, at those 20 stadiums, Ramos has managed a grand total of 28 goals away from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in LaLiga Santander...
Rafael Nadal Crashes Out of the Australian Open After Losing to Dominic Thiem
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Rafael Nadal Crashes Out of the Australian Open After Losing to Dominic Thiem

World No.1 Rafael Nadal has been eliminated from the Australian Open after he lost to Dominic Thiem on Wednesday night. The Austrian star, who is currently world No. 4, stunned the Spaniard to a 7-6(3), 7-6(4), 4-6, 7-6(6) victory at the Rod Laver Arena to pick his first-ever victory against Rafael Nadal. After the game, Dominic said: ”All the match was on a very good level. We were both in good form,” Thiem told former World No. 1, Jim Courier, in an on-court interview. “We already had this epic match [at the US Open] in New York two years ago and today I had a feeling I was lucky in the right situations. The net cord was on my side. He is one of the greatest of all time, so you do sometimes need luck to beat him.” “It will be the first Grand Slam semi-final where I’m the...
Dimgba’s Hat-trick Helps Enyimba Sink Algerian Side, Paradou
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Dimgba’s Hat-trick Helps Enyimba Sink Algerian Side, Paradou

Stanley Dimgba scored thrice as hosts Enyimba International Football Club of Aba thrashed Algeria’s Paradou AC 4-1 in their 2019/2020 CAF Confederation Cup Group Phase Match Day 4 encounter in Aba on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, in the match played at the Enyimba International Stadium, Dimgba opened scoring in the 15th minute. He nodded home Reuben Bala’s cross at the near post. The former Sunshine Stars and Warri Wolves winger then set up Victor Mbaoma for Enyimba’s second goal of the game in the 35th minute. Dimgba added the third for the hosts a minute later, as he chipped the ball into the net after he was set up by Cyril Olisema. Enyimba got their fourth goal in the 76th minute, with Dimgba nodding home substitute Stanley ...
Fans Throw Bottles At Cardi B At Ghanaian Stadium Concert
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Fans Throw Bottles At Cardi B At Ghanaian Stadium Concert

American rapper Cardi B’s much-anticipated concert in Ghana came off yesterday at the Accra Sports stadium with some fans of the rapper really having a good time. Earlier in the day after she snubbed the Ghanaian celebrities, most people on social media got really pissed with her with some even threatening to boycott the show just because she had disrespected top and respected celebrities in Ghana. Well, it seems some fans who still couldn’t come in terms with the snub decided to show that by throwing bottles onto the stage during the concert. The bottle-throwing didn’t hinder the rapper and other artiste billed to perform from performing as they all did what they do best to move the crowd.
See The Gym And Stadium Built For Anthony Joshua’s Rematch With Andy Ruiz
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See The Gym And Stadium Built For Anthony Joshua’s Rematch With Andy Ruiz

Former Boxing heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua on Sunday landed at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia ahead of his must win rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr on December 7. Joshua who shockingly lost to Ruiz in June, decided to land in Riyadh two weeks early with his entourage and was quickly taken on Monday to the stadium and gym specially built for the fight by the Saudi Arabian government. In photos posted by his agent/promoter, Eddie Hearn, a ring could be seen positioned in the centre of the gym space, with a corner filled with punch bags that the former champion was quick to test out.  
Ronaldo risked two-year ban for storming out of stadium
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Ronaldo risked two-year ban for storming out of stadium

Retired footballer Antonio Cassano has declared that Cristiano Ronaldo risked a two-year ban after he left Juventus' stadium early during their 1-0 win against AC Milan. The former Real Madrid forward was left furious after being hauled off in the 55th minute against the Rossoneri, with the player alleged to have exited the ground in the 87th minute. Ronaldo, 34, is claimed to have told boss Maurizio Sarri to "go away" before storming down the tunnel after being withdrawn from play for the second match running. But the ex-Chelsea boss had the last laugh as his replacement Paulo Dybala came off the bench to net the winner. Things could have ended worse for Ronaldo, with former Milan and Roma striker Cassano revealing he was involved in a similar situation, and was urged to retur...
Angry Ronaldo Leaves Juve Stadium After Being Substituted In 55th Minute
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Angry Ronaldo Leaves Juve Stadium After Being Substituted In 55th Minute

Cristiano Ronaldo was not happy after being substituted by Juventus Coach Maurizio Sarri for the second game running. Ronaldo's replacement Dybala scored in the 77th minute with a goal the Portuguese would have been proud of. After a quick exchange of passes, the Argentine twisted past Alessio Romagnoli and beat Gianluigi Donnarumma with a right footshot. Ronaldo was taken off in the 55th minute, his earliest substitution since he joined Juve at the start of last season and the first time he has been replaced twice in succession. Despite producing a lacklustre display, Ronaldo gave coach Maurizio Sarri a dirty look, muttered something under his breath and walked straight down the tunnel. Sky Sport Italia later reported that Ronaldo left the stadium before the game had even f...
Rangers Vs ASCK: Ugwuanyi Gives Rangers’ Fans Free Entry Into The Stadium
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Rangers Vs ASCK: Ugwuanyi Gives Rangers’ Fans Free Entry Into The Stadium

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has directed that Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium be open to fans and supporters of Rangers Football Club Enugu to come and cheer their darling Rangers FC to victory as they face ASCK of Togo in order to qualify for the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup The match will be played on Sunday 3rd November, 2019. Rangers FC shared the news on Twitter. It reads: Enugu state executive governor, H.E, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has directed that all the gates into Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium be thrown wide open to fans and supporters of Rangers in Sunday's CCC match against ASCK of Togo. Up Rangers!! Never Say Die!!! Recall that the first tie in Togo ended 2-1 in favour of ASCK. Rangers will be hoping to defeat ASCK of Togo in Enugu in order to qua...
Ronaldo Bans Mother From Watching Football After She Fainted Twice In Stadium
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Ronaldo Bans Mother From Watching Football After She Fainted Twice In Stadium

Juventus star player, Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he banned his mother from watching football matches after she fainted twice in a stadium. The Portuguese made this known during an interview with Piers Morgan ahead of his UEFA Champions League opening game against Atletico Madrid. Ronaldo said: “She gets so nervous, I don’t understand why. “She is not allowed now to watch big games. “I get friends to stay with her and she goes for walks around the house. She fainted two times in the stadium. She is nervous. “It is impossible, I don’t have a father anymore and I don’t want to lose my mum, so I told her ‘you will not watch semi-finals or finals anymore’.”
David Beckham facing £41m bill over toxic arsenic levels on new Inter Miami stadium site
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David Beckham facing £41m bill over toxic arsenic levels on new Inter Miami stadium site

The former England captain is preparing for his Inter Miami side's first season in the MLS. But according to the Miami Herald, his plans for an £800m stadium and commercial complex have hit a snare. An environmental report found arsenic contamination reaching more than twice the legal limit and hazardous debris in surface-level soil samples at the Melreese golf course. The 131-acre site has been used by golfers for more than 50 years but has been identified by Becks and his comrades as the place for Inter Miami's long-term home. According to the consultant's report, the pollution underneath the grass on the golf course was caused by contaminated ash from a municipal incinerator shut down long ago. In some spots, the contamination is near the surface, as shallow as 15cm deep. ...
AZ’s stadium roof partially collapses during high winds
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AZ’s stadium roof partially 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, with roof panels having fallen onto the seats below. AZ confirmed there were no reported injuries and a club statement emphasised that the stadium was empty at the time of the incident.
Afcon 2019: Suspended Koulibaly proud of Senegal despite Algeria defeat
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Afcon 2019: Suspended Koulibaly proud of Senegal despite Algeria defeat

The centre-back was happy with the Lions of Teranga’s Afcon campaign even though they fell short at the final hurdle Senegal centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly believes the side shouldn’t be downcast after their defeat to Algeria in the final of the Africa Cup of Nationson Friday. The Lions of Teranga were beaten 1-0 at the Cairo International Stadium after a freak Baghdad Bounedjah goal in the second minute condemned them to a loss. Koulibaly missed the West African nation’s defeat through suspension, but the commanding defender took to Twitter to commend his teammates’ effort throughout the showpiece.
Algeria 2-1 Nigeria: Riyad Mahrez fires Desert Foxes into Afcon 2019 final
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Algeria 2-1 Nigeria: Riyad Mahrez fires Desert Foxes into Afcon 2019 final

The 28-year-old’s last-minute free-kick helped the Desert Foxes overpower the Super Eagles at Cairo International Stadium Algeria defeated Nigeria 2-1 to reach the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations(Afcon) on Sunday evening. Riyad Mahrez scored the winning goal for the Desert Foxes in additional time after Odion Ighalo’s effort had cancelled out William Troost-Ekong’s own goal. Gernot Rohr stuck to the team that defeated South Africa in the quarter-final, with Samuel Chukwueze, who found the back of the net against Bafana Bafana starting his second game in the tournament.
‘Easterners in Nigeria only love their people in music’ – Burna Boy
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‘Easterners in Nigeria only love their people in music’ – Burna Boy

Burna Boy in his interview with Julie Adenuga as Apple's Up Next Artiste, opened up on some parts of his life including his music and what he does when he breaks down.   The BET Awards winner passed off the unknown side of his visits to Ghana in the interview, by disclosing that he goes there to get genuine peace. “That’s the only place I have actual genuine peace. When you go to Labadi Beach and you look at the line that separates the sky from the water, I feel like that’s where God lives,” he said to the show's host Julie Adenuga. “I go on my robot mode.. I play like 3-4 shows and I eventually break down. That’s what happens when I go to Ghana,”  the 'Dangote' crooner added. in the Eastern part of Nigeria. He claimed that Easterners only love only their people in music,...
Will South Africa break Nigeria Afcon jinx?
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Will South Africa break Nigeria Afcon jinx?

The quarter-final between Bafana Bafana and Super Eagles is upon us in Cairo. Who do you think will reign supreme? South Africa go into Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final clash against Nigeria knowing a victory will secure a spot in the last four. Bafana Bafana reached the last eight following a shock 1-0 win over hosts Egypt, while the Super Eagles produced an incredible comeback to send Cameroon packing. This encounter at the Cairo Stadium will be the third meeting between these sides at Afcon, with Nigeria boasting a 100% record. Worse still, the one-time African champions have failed to score against their West African foes in either of those matches.
Afcon 2019: Morocco will fight until the end – Benatia
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Afcon 2019: Morocco will fight until the end – Benatia

The Atlas Lions qualified for the knockout round of the biennial showpiece after maintaining an unbeaten run in the group stage Morocco captain Medhi Benatia has assured supporters the team will keep fighting for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title. The Atlas Lions were impressive during the first round as they won Group D with three victories without conceding any goals. They have been scheduled to face Benin in the Round of 16 at Al-Salam Stadium on Friday.
Afcon 2019: Ghana and Tunisia set for Round of 16 clash
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Afcon 2019: Ghana and Tunisia set for Round of 16 clash

The Black Stars opponents in the next stage of the continental gathering have been confirmed Ghana will play Tunisia in the Round of 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt. The development comes after the Carthage Eagles drew 0-0 with Mauritania to book their place in the next round of the competition, few hours after the Black Stars beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0 to book a place in the next stage as group winners. The Round of 16 fixture is set for Ismailia Stadium on Monday. Tunisia ultimately finished second in Group E, four points behind winners Mali who handed Angola a 1-0 defeat in the other group tie on Tuesday.
Arsenal complete £6m deal for Brazilian teenager Martinelli
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Arsenal complete £6m deal for Brazilian teenager Martinelli

The Gunners have snapped up the highly-rated 18-year-old forward from Ituano and tied him to a long-term contract at Emirates Stadium Arsenal have completed the signing of Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli, with the 18-year-old arriving at Emirates Stadium in a £6 million ($8m) deal. Sources close to the transfer revealed to Goal back in April that a deal for the highly-rated forward was close. The Gunners have now tied up an agreement for a player they are hoping to see unlock his full potential in England.
Griezmann, you b*stard, get out of Camp Nou!’ – Why few people at Barcelona want Atletico ace
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Griezmann, you b*stard, get out of Camp Nou!’ – Why few people at Barcelona want Atletico ace

The forward rejected the chance to join the Blaugrana last summer but is now set to belatedly arrive in Catalunya to a mix of bemusement and outrage The animosity was evident even before kick-off. When Antoine Griezmann's named was called out by the stadium announcer ahead of Atletico Madrid's must-win Liga visit to Barcelona in April, the Camp Nou crowd responded with boos. Once the action got under way, the forward's every touch was whistled.
Pep Guardiola Explains Why Every Player And Manager Fears Anfield
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Pep Guardiola Explains Why Every Player And Manager Fears Anfield

Pep Guardiola has seen his sides succumb to the aura of Anfield in the past, and the Man City boss believes it has a unique effect on players and managers. Guardiola has visited Anfield four times as a manager and is yet to taste victory. The 0-0 draw between Liverpool and City in the Premier League in October was the first time the Spaniard was able to pick up any points at the stadium. Previously, he saw City lose 1-0, 4-3 and 3-0, with three goals in 19 minutes in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg loss in 2018 a humiliating spell. This year one of his old clubs, Barcelona, suffered a similar fate, relinquishing their four-goal lead in the semi-finals of the competition to lose 4-0 at Anfield, including two goals in three minutes from Gini Wijnaldum . Wijnaldum’s hea...
Afcon 2019: Nwankwo Kanu drums up support for Nigeria ahead of Burundi showdown
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Afcon 2019: Nwankwo Kanu drums up support for Nigeria ahead of Burundi showdown

The Super Eagles will begin their quest for a fourth Afcon title against Olivier Niyungeko's men on Saturday Ex-Nigeria international Nwankwo Kanu has called on fans to get behind the Super Eagles ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opener against Burundi on Saturday. Gernot Rohr's side is set for their first game in Africa's foremost football competition since 2013 and will take on the Central African team in their opening Group B fixture billed for the Alexandria Stadium. Kanu helped Nigeria to second-place at the 2000 edition of the Afcon and he is also part of the seven legends selected by Caf as this year's tournament ambassadors in Egypt.
Harambee Stars will do Kenyans proud in Egypt, says Raila Odinga
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Harambee Stars will do Kenyans proud in Egypt, says Raila Odinga

Harambee Stars will face Algeria's Desert Warriors in their Group C opener at the June 30 Stadium on Sunday Raila Odinga has challenged the Harambee Stars to put up a good show at the Africa Cup of Nations finals. The former Prime Minister, who visited the team’s training camp in Egypt on Thursday, has vowed to stay and watch their opening Group C match against Algeria on Sunday. “You are among the best players in the world, don’t let small countries like Zimbabwe shame Kenya,” Odinga told the players in Egypt.
‘Fear motivating me to succeed at Real Madrid’ – Rodrygo ready for Bernabeu switch
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‘Fear motivating me to succeed at Real Madrid’ – Rodrygo ready for Bernabeu switch

The 18-year-old is eager to prove himself in the Spanish capital after saying his final goodbyes to Santos supporters on Wednesday Real Madrid's €54 million (£48m/$60m) summer signing Rodrygo says that "fear is motivating him" to succeed at Santiago Bernabeu. The Brazilian forward signed for the La Liga giants on a six-year contract last summer, before spending a final season at Santos. The 18-year-old rose through the youth ranks at the Urbano Caldeira Stadium before graduating to the first team in 2017.
Godwin Aguda eyes FC Ifeanyi Ubah scalp to hand Enugu Rangers continental chance
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Godwin Aguda eyes FC Ifeanyi Ubah scalp to hand Enugu Rangers continental chance

The Flying Antelopes attacker has tasked his teammates to go for an emphatic victory against the Anambra Warriors to ensure they finish well Enugu Rangers’ Godwin Aguda has charged his teammates to be at their best in the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) Championship Playoffs match against FC Ifeanyi Ubah, in order to guarantee them a place in a Caf club competition next season. The Flying Antelopes, Akwa United and Lobi Stars have flattered to deceive at the ongoing tournament at the Agege Stadium in Lagos, after they failed to live up to pre-tournament hype. However, Aguda disclosed that they are sure to review what they did wrong at the Super Six when they return to Enugu.
Afcon 2019 prize money: How much does the winner get?
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Afcon 2019 prize money: How much does the winner get?

Goal looks at the prize money on offer for teams at Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Emerging as champions of the Africa Cup of Nations remains the primary ambition of participating countries, not just for the prestige that accompanies such feat, but for the huge monetary benefit too. For the first time, the biggest football competition in Africa will feature 24 teams with an assemblage of the continent’s finest players and teams battling it out for the chance to play in the Afcon 2019 final billed for July 19 at the Cairo International Stadium where the trophy, the prestige and the prize money will be claimed by the winners.  
Comoros v Malawi Preview: Comoros and Malawi battle in Cosafa Cup Plate semifinals
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Comoros v Malawi Preview: Comoros and Malawi battle in Cosafa Cup Plate semifinals

The two nations head into the encounter on the back of defeats, and will both be looking to book a spot in the Plate final Comoros and Malawi will lock horns in the Cosafa Cup Plate semifinal at the Princess Magogo Stadium on Tuesday. Comoros suffered a 2-0 defeat to Zimbabwe to drop to the Plate phase, and they will be looking to make amends and reach the final. Les Coelacantes started well in this year's tournament as they defied the odds to reach their first quarterfinal of the Cosafa Cup.
Hopeful Kelechi Iheanacho hits Eagles camp in Asaba
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Hopeful Kelechi Iheanacho hits Eagles camp in Asaba

Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho joined the Super Eagles camp in Asaba on Monday for the last lap of the team’s preparation for the Nations cup in Egypt.  The former Manchester City ace who has been having minimal playing time with the Foxes will no doubt be hoping and praying to have a place in the team and thus have a chance to once again show that he is capable of making a difference. The 22 year old who joined the Leicester on a five year deal in August 2017 has for a long time been used as late substitute, sometimes playing just for few minutes to the end of matches. His fortune at the King Power Stadium in recent times is direct opposite of that of his compatriot and teammate Wilfred Ndidi who is not only a regular but enjoys the benefit of playing full 90 minutes most ...
Cardi B puts on a raunchy display as she performs in scantily-clad ensemble during Summer Jam performance
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Cardi B puts on a raunchy display as she performs in scantily-clad ensemble during Summer Jam performance

Rapper and mother of one, Cardi B put up a very raunchy display as she performed at the Hot 97 Summer Jam, which took place on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.   The 26-year-old rapper who recently had liposuction and a boob job commanded attention in a dazzling yellow bra and tiny hot pants as she put her newly-enhanced figure on display during her performance on stage.   The scantily-clad ensemble showcased her massive cleavage and boobs   See more photos below.
What happened at Heysel? Juventus vs Liverpool European club ban explained
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What happened at Heysel? Juventus vs Liverpool European club ban explained

The Reds would not play in Europe for six years after the tragic events in Brussels, which left 39 dead and hundreds more injured May 29, 1985 is remembered as one of the darkest days of modern football, as that is the date that the Heysel Stadium disaster occurred before Liverpool met Juventus in the final of the European Cup. There were 39 deaths, including two children, caused by the incident, which took place in Brussels, Belgium, while some 600 people were injured in the event. Remarkably, the game was played in any event, with Juventus going on to win 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Michel Platini.
UBA and MasterCard reward customers with Champions League experience
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UBA and MasterCard reward customers with Champions League experience

Lucky fans will stand a chance to watch the final between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Metropolitano Stadium Leading Pan-African Bank, United Bank for Africa in partnership with leading global payments and technology company, Mastercard recently announced the lucky winners of the all-expense paid trips to the semi-finals and final of the 2019 Uefa Champions League. The winners (all UBA Mastercard holders) graced the semi-finals at Anfield & Amsterdam earlier this month. Africa’s Global Bank, UBA stated its commitment to reward and pamper loyal customers, who will be treated to a priceless and unforgettable experience inclusive of flights, Visas, five-star accommodation and tickets to watch the semi-finals & the final match of the Champions League as well an oppo...
Arsenal did not offer Ramsey new deal due to ‘salary balance’ concerns
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Arsenal did not offer Ramsey new deal due to ‘salary balance’ concerns

The Gunners were concerned that meeting the Welshman's contract demands could possibly cause strife in the dressing room Arsenal opted against offering Aaron Ramsey a new contract because matching his wage demands would have been "very harmful" to the squad's dynamic, head of football Raul Sanllehi says. Ramsey will join Juventus on a free transfer on July 1 after accepting a deal in February that, according to some reports in the UK, will see him earn as much as £400,000 per week. Sanllehi says it would have been irresponsible for Arsenal to match the "incredible" offers Ramsey received from other clubs when he entered the final year of his contract, even though the player himself was keen to stay at Emirates Stadium.
Man City Hoping To Beat Barca To Griezmann
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Man City Hoping To Beat Barca To Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann to Barcelona is not a done deal and Manchester City are among the clubs looking to sign the France star, according to Sport. The forward has a €200 million release clause, which drops to €120m on July 1, and City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern are all interested. Barcelona do not want a bidding war for Griezmann, so they will pull out of a deal if he does not openly signal his desire to move to the Liga champions soon. Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha would be prepared to re-join Manchester United this summer, and snub Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund in the process, according to The Telegraph. The Eagles have set their asking price at £100m, with United mulling over a move for a player they initially signed for £10million in 2013. Zaha left Old trafford ...
Lobi Stars and Kano Pillars draw closer to playoff spots
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Lobi Stars and Kano Pillars draw closer to playoff spots

The two former league champions secured favourable results away from home to boost their push for places in the Super Six Lobi Stars and Kano Pillars have maintained their second spots in Group A and B of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) following favourable results on Thursday. While Lobi forced Rivers United to a 1-1 draw at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt, Pillars got the job done in Damaturu where they beat the already relegated Yobe Stars 1-0. In the game played in Port Harcourt, Kunle Odunlami’s own goal in the 26th minute had given the Pride of Benue the lead before Stanley Eguma’s men got the leveller just after the hour mark through Adebambo Ademola.
Restoration cup 2019: Organisers begin sale of forms
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Restoration cup 2019: Organisers begin sale of forms

In a statement, signed by the Director General, Ono Akpe in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, urged willing teams and clubs to get ready and begin their preparations ahead of the tournament. According to him, the amount for registeration still stand at five thousand naira only(#5000), as he called on all teams willing to participate in the competition, to follow strictly, the rules guiding the competition, especially in the area of fielding ineligible player(s). “We are glad to inform Bayelsans that we want to commence the third edition of the Restoration Cup, and as usual, the competition is open to all communities, Churches, tertiary institutions, and even security agencies and para-military outfits are welcome to participate. We are opening the competition to every group, as lon...
Arsenal 3 Valencia 1: Lacazette brace turns first leg on its head
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Arsenal 3 Valencia 1: Lacazette brace turns first leg on its head

Valencia will take an away goal back to Mestalla, but Marcelino's men trail Arsenal 3-1 after the first leg of the Europa League semi-final. Alexandre Lacazette scored twice as Arsenal came from behind to beat Valencia3-1 at home in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final. Mouctar Diakhaby headed Valencia into an early lead at Emirates Stadium on Thursday but within 14 minutes the Gunners had turned the tie around. Lacazette first finished off a swift counter-attack involving Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang before heading home Granit Xhaka's cross to put Unai Emery's men in front. And the Spaniard, a three-time winner of the competition with Sevilla, will take a two-goal lead back to former club Valencia for next week's second leg after Aubameyang struck la...
Organisers envisage bright future as 65 Lagos children get Karate tutorials
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Organisers envisage bright future as 65 Lagos children get Karate tutorials

]As part of its efforts to discover and nurture talents from their formative age, the Lagos State Karate Association at the weekend held its maiden Kumite, Kata competition where 65 children were exposed to the rudiments of the sport. The Karate Championship, held at the National Stadium, Surulere, also featured wheelchair championship, which is an aspect of Karate that enables special sports athletes to compete in the sport like their able-bodied counterparts. The event featured various Lagos karate clubs, including Supreme Shotokan, International Karate Academy, Emma Marshal Art Academy, Ejim Martial Art Academy, Adil Martial Art Academy, Gold Academy, Zabac Academy and Dojo Craft Academy. The children were graded in different levels of Karate with their parents on ground to enc...
Angry Hull City And Sheffield United Fans Clash Inside Stadium
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Angry Hull City And Sheffield United Fans Clash Inside Stadium

Here is the moment away Sheffield United Fans were caught in the home section of the stadium during the match Vs Hull City earlier today. Fans came to blows in the north stand when David McGoldrick scored for the Blades after 10 minutes. Police officers and stewards rushed to the scene as supporters were pictured and filmed throwing punches at each other. A video captured by one supporter in the home end shows a number of fans rushing down the stairs to get involved in the brawl. Chaotic scenes can be seen in the distance as the fight breaks out. Video Below...
Late Alonso header gives Chelsea win in Prague
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Late Alonso header gives Chelsea win in Prague

Chelsea struck late with a header by defender Marcos Alonso to beat a stubborn Slavia Prague side 1-0 in their Europa League quarter-final, first leg on Thursday. Spaniard Alonso broke the deadlock for the west London side in the 86th minute when he sneaked behind two defenders to connect with Willian’s cross. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri made seven changes to his lineup from the team that beat West Ham United 2-0 in the Premier League on Monday. Belgian talisman Eden Hazard had to come off the bench for the last half an hour. Alonso’s goal gave the Blues a vital away goal as they put behind them bitter memories of the stadium where they lost the 2013 Super Cup to Bayern Munich in a penalty shootout. (Reuters/NAN)