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Injured Manuel Neuer vows to be fit for World Cup

Captain Manuel Neuer insisted he will be fit for Germany’s World Cup title defence next year despite lingering doubts over his fractured foot.

No reason to fear our World Cup draw – Germany’s Joachim Loew

Germany manager Joachim Loew said he saw no reason to fear the reigning champions’ opponents after they were paired with Mexico, Sweden and South Korea in the 2018 World Cup draw.

PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp discusses possible January exit

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Kevin Trapp concedes a January transfer might be necessary in order to salvage his World Cup hopes.

VAR technology to be used at CHAN in Morocco

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology will be used for the first time at an African tournament at next year's African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.

Football affects so many people in Egypt – Mohamed Elneny

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has highlighted the huge influence that football has on the economy and on every household in Egypt.

I was annoyed Lionel Messi broke my record – Gabriel Batistuta

Argentina great Gabriel Batistuta admitted he was annoyed Lionel Messi broke his goalscoring record, but was glad it was surpassed by an “extraterrestrial”, Omnisport reports

Chelsea’s Danny Drinkwater declined England call-up – Gareth Southgate

Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater declined an England call-up but manager Gareth Southgate says any talk of club-versus-country rows is "nonsense".

Expanded Club World Cup could replace Confederations Cup – FIFA chief Gianni Infantino

An expanded Club World Cup could replace the Confederations Cup as part of a revised calendar that FIFA will examine, president Gianni Infantino says.

Nigeria to play friendly against Argentina in Russia

The Argentina FA has confirmed that the two-time World Champions will face Nigeria in a friendly in the Russian city of Krasnodar on 14 November.

Vladimir Putin mocks Zenit St Petersburg for not having enough Russian players

Russian President Vladimir Putin chastised the president of league leaders, Zenit St Petersburg, on Tuesday, for not fielding enough Russian players.

Resurgent Schalke pose threat to Ancelotti’s Bayern

Following their best start to a Bundesliga season in six years, resurgent Schalke are relishing hosting Bayern Munich, whose coach Carlo Ancelotti has faced criticism from one of his former mentors, on Tuesday.

Real Madrid target Werner plans to join ‘big club’

Timo Werner has admitted he wants to join a “big club” amidst reports Real Madrid are interesting in signing the Germany striker, who makes his Champions League debut on Wednesday.

Cameroon coach Broos targets second AFCON triumph in 2019

Coach Hugo Broos has dismissed media reports that he has quit Cameroon by saying he wants to win a second Africa Cup of Nations with the country.

Arsenal deny Sanchez has submitted a transfer request

Arsenal have denied claims Alexis Sanchez has handed in a transfer request.

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Manchester City are lucky – Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho insists Manchester City are "lucky", and says his Manchester United side were denied a clear penalty in their 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.

Nobel Peace Prize winners sound nuclear warning on North Korea tensions

The winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), on Sunday warned mankind's destruction is just one "impulsive tantrum away" as the United States and North Korea exchange warlike threats over the nation's nuclear tests.

Capital market operators seek single license from CBN, SEC

The capital market operators on Sunday called on the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, to grant them single dealing license to access discount window.

Nigerian capital market issuances hit N1.55trn in September – SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Sunday said that the total value of issuances in the Nigerian capital market amounted to N1.55 trillion in September.

Nicolas Otamendi wins derby to fire Manchester City 11 points clear

Manchester United's defensive deficiencies gifted Pep Guardiola's Manchester City a 2-1 derby victory on Sunday that allowed them to establish a massive 11-point lead in the Premier League.

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