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Brazil’s Neymar sidelined for up to three months

Brazilian superstar Neymar will be sidelined for up to three months — perilously close to the eve of the World Cup — after undergoing surgery on his broken foot, his doctor said Thursday.

Liverpool vow to spend after posting profit

Liverpool have pledged to back boss Jurgen Klopp in the transfer market after their accounts returned to profit with a £39 million ($53 million, 44 million euros) surplus recorded in the latest financial results.

Neymar arrives in Brazil for foot surgery

Brazilian superstar Neymar flew into Rio de Janeiro early Thursday ahead of an operation on his fractured foot that will rule him out for up to three months, casting a long shadow over Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil’s World Cup preparations.

Ex-FIFA chief Sepp Blatter against using VAR at World Cup

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has appealed to football's lawmaker not to allow VAR to be used at the World Cup in Russia this summer.

After Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain now sweat on Kylian Mbappe for Real Madrid

As if losing Neymar wasn't bad enough, Paris Saint-Germain's hopes of overturning their 3-1 Champions League deficit to Real Madrid took another blow on Wednesday when striker Kylian Mbappe picked up an ankle injury in the 3-0 French Cup quarter-final win over Marseille.

South Africa’s Steven Pienaar announces retirement from professional football

Former South African international Steven Pienaar has announced his retirement from professional football.

Antoine Griezmann hits four as Atletico Madrid thrash Leganes

Antoine Griezmann delivered a resounding message to Barcelona by scoring four goals against Leganes ahead of Atletico Madrid's crunch match at the Nou Camp on Sunday.

Pep Guardiola ready to give up ‘yellow ribbon’ Catalonia protest at Manchester City’s request

The Catalan manager has been charged by the Football Association over displaying the political symbol on the touchline during games, in contravention of the English governing body’s regulations and in spite of two official warnings.

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino criticises VAR after Wembley win

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said the controversial Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system had been “embarrassing” after his side came through an incident-packed FA Cup replay against Rochdale at Wembley on Wednesday.

Angel Di Maria shines as Paris St Germain thrash Marseille again

Argentine winger Angel Di Maria produced a majestic performance capped by two fine goals to help French Cup holders Paris St Germain reach the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Five talking points as China season kicks off

The new Chinese Super League season begins with the Guangzhou derby on Friday when Fabio Cannavaro’s reigning champions Evergrande host southern city rivals R&F.

Peter Michael joins Norwegian club Valerenga on four-year deal

Peter Michael has said he is delighted to sign a four-year contract with top Norwegian club Valerenga just as he is set to make his home debut on Wednesday.

Kennedy Boboye: I know nothing about Étoile du Sahel

Chief Coach Kennedy Boboye of Plateau United FC of Jos has decaled he knows nothing about the opponent as they are facing in the third match in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions league.

Injured Neymar thanks fans for support ahead of surgery

Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian striker Neymar Wednesday thanked his fans for their support after he suffered a sprained ankle and fractured metatarsal at the weekend.

Kennedy Boboye: NPFL top spot great for Plateau United CAF Champions League quest

Coach Kennedy Boboye has said Plateau United have been lifted for next week’s CAF Champions League clash against Etoile Sahel after they regained top spot in the NPFL following a 1-0 home win over Enugu Rangers.

Paris Saint-Germain rumored to offer Kylian Mbappe to Barcelona in exchange for Philippe Coutinho

The problem is, Kylian Mbappé will have a lot many options to choose from than Barcelona. Why would he be looking at Spain when he can go to other clubs like Manchester City, who has been having a great run this season.

Kwara United supporters want club management to sack John Obuh-led technical crew

A cross-section of football stakeholders in Kwara on Wednesday in Ilorin urged the management of Kwara United Football Club of Ilorin to sack the club’s technical crew.

Neymar to have surgery in Brazil, out for Real Madrid clash

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that Neymar will be operated on in Brazil later this week after he was injured towards the end of last Sunday's 3-0 Ligue 1 win over Marseille.

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President Buhari calls for synergy among security agencies heads

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Herdsman to die by hanging for killing colleague in Ekiti

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Edo guber: Coronavirus pandemic may disenfranchise voters – INEC

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