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Prosecutor seeks five-year jail for Xabi Alonso over tax fraud

Spain’s prosecutor said on Wednesday it was seeking a five-year jail sentence and a fine of 4 million euros (£3.5 million) for former soccer player Xabi Alonso over accusations of tax fraud.

Nwankwo Kanu to feature for Arsenal against Real Madrid

Ex-Nigeria skipper Nwankwo Kanu is expected to be named in an all star cast of former Arsenal players versus legendary players of Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Arsenal, Real Madrid to stage two legends matches for charity

Arsenal and Real Madrid will stage two legends matches this year, with former club greats getting together to raise money for charity.

Former Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso accused of tax evasion

Former Real Madrid and Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso has been accused of tax evasion and could face eight and a half years in prison, according to a judicial source.

How Liverpool beat Barcelona to £48m Keita deal – RB Leipzig chief

Liverpool were more “driven” in their pursuit of Naby Keita than Barcelona were, RB Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed.

Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal faces ‘deliberate yellow’ ban

Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal could be banned from the Champions League last 16 if he is found to have deliberately been booked in the group stage.

Catalonia cloud lingers as Spain shine on road to Russia

Often overshadowed by off-field distractions, Spain's thrilling World Cup qualifying campaign has shown a side laced with rising stars and proven winners can rule the world again in Russia next year

Steven Gerrard has skills to be Liverpool manager – Xabi Alonso

Xabi Alonso believes his former team-mate Steven Gerrard has all the attributes to become Liverpool manager one day.

Xabi Alonso reveals management move

Former Liverpool and Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his intention to get into management.

Bayern expected to win sixth straight title

Bayern Munich kick off the new Bundesliga season on Friday with the coaches of 13 of their 17 rivals expecting them to dominate again -- although Usain Bolt's recent shock defeat is being used as inspiration.


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Paul Arkwright, UK high commissioner to Nigeria, says Nigeria’s population could be a disaster if it is not checked.

Governor Emmanuel suspends ban on commercial cyclists’ activities in Eket

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom on Thursday suspended the ban on the activities of commercial cyclists in Eket Local Government Area of the state.

Maldives president lifts 45-day state of emergency

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DHQ: No advance warning on Dapchi attacks

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Victor Moses joins Super Eagles camp in Poland

Super Eagles have confirmed Chelsea star Victor Moses has finally joined up in training camp in Wroclaw ahead of Friday night’s World Cup warm-up against Poland.