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Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez bid adieu to his illustrious playing career with a defeat as Al Sadd SC suffered a 2-0 loss to Persepolis FC in their final group game of AFC Champions League 2019.

Spain great Xavi ends playing career with defeat

Spain and Barcelona icon Xavi played the final match of his playing career in Al Sadd's 2-0 AFC Champions League defeat to Persepolis on Monday.

Gbolahan Salami happy to join Saudi second division side Al Qaisoma

Nigerian forward Gbolahan Salami is delighted to have joined Saudi Arabian second division club, Al Qaisoma FC on a six months deal.

Asian Cup: Son Heung-min may need a rest – South Korea coach

South Korea’s coach warned that Tottenham Hotspur star Son Heung-min may have to be eased in gently when he arrived for the Asian Cup after a frantic few months for club and country.

Hosts unknown, but Nations Cup will take centre stage in Africa

An Africa Cup of Nations with new dates and an expanded 24-team line-up will take centre stage this year in the continent, but the hosts have still to be decided.
Real Madrid capped off another memorable year by claiming a third successive FIFA Club World Cup title, defeating host team Al Ain at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium.

Real Madrid win 3rd successive Club World cup

Real Madrid capped off another memorable year by claiming a third successive FIFA Club World Cup title, defeating host team Al Ain at Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City Stadium.
Kashima Antlers showed too much respect to Real Madrid in their Club World Cup clash on Wednesday, according to Zico.

Club World Cup: Kashima Antlers showed Real Madrid too much respect – Zico

Kashima Antlers showed too much respect to Real Madrid in their Club World Cup clash on Wednesday, according to Zico.
Gareth Bale scores the opening goal for Real Madrid in their Club World Cup semi-final against Kashima Antlers on Wednesday. Hassan Ammar-AP

Gareth Bale fires Real Madrid into Club World Cup final

Gareth Bale hit an 11-minute hat-trick on Wednesday as Real Madrid strolled into the Club World Cup final by beating Kashima Antlers 3-1 in Abu Dhabi.
Esperance coach Mouine Chaabani has slammed his players following the 3-0 defeat to United Arab Emirates champions Al Ain on Saturday.

Esperance coach Mouine Chaabani slams players after Fifa Club World Cup defeat to Al...

Esperance coach Mouine Chaabani has slammed his players following the 3-0 defeat to United Arab Emirates champions Al Ain on Saturday.

No Zlatan Ibrahimovic, no surprise as Sweden name World Cup squad

Sweden coach Janne Andersson named a 23-man World Cup squad on Tuesday that dashed the faint hopes of fans expecting to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic feature at Russia 2018.

Alanyaspor join race to sign Emmanuel Emenike from Olympiacos

Former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, has been linked with a move to Turkish Super Lig club Alanyaspor six months after making a summer switch to Greek club Olympiacos from Fenerbahce.

Real Madrid to face UAE’s Al Jazira in FIFA Club World Cup semi-final

Real Madrid will play UAE Arabian Gulf League champions Al Jazira in the FIFA Club World Cup semi-finals on Wednesday.

Emmanuel Emenike begins talks with Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir

Former Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, may make an immediate return to the Turkish Super Lig six months after making a summer switch to Greek club, Olympiakos from Fenerbahce.

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Enyimba beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 to climb on top of log table in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.

NPFL Playoffs: Enyimba beat Ifeanyi Ubah to climb top spot

Enyimba beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 to climb on top of log table in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.
Akwa United fades Lobi Stars title hope after a 0-0 goalless draw at in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.

NPFL Playoffs: Akwa United fades Lobi Stars title hope

Akwa United fades Lobi Stars title hope after a 0-0 goalless draw at in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.
Manchester United completed a deal for Wales winger Daniel James this summer (Getty)

Manchester United-bound Daniel James likened to Usain Bolt and Ronaldo

Jet-heeled Manchester United-bound winger Daniel James was likened to eight-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt and Brazil icon Ronaldo by Hungary coach Marco Rossi ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier with Wales.
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EU: 2,084 Nigerians entered Europe illegally in two years

One in every 10 illegal immigrants who entered Europe between 2015 to 2016 was a Nigerian, the European Union has said.
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Internet blackout across Sudan

Landline internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters.