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Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Sergio Busquets: Lionel Messi is unique, continues to amaze at Barcelona

Sergio Busquets has saluted the “unique” skills of Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, with the Argentine continuing to amaze with his level of consistency.
Xavi Hernández

Spain legend Xavi insists a 48-team World Cup in Qatar ‘will not be good’

Spain legend and World Cup 2022 global ambassador Xavi believes a 48-team tournament in Qatar 'will not be good'.

Jose Mourinho assistant Rui Faria takes coaching job in Qatar

Rui Faria, an assistant to Jose Mourinho at a number of Europe’s biggest teams, has become head coach at Qatari league side Al Duhail, the club announced on Friday.
Xavi Hernández

Xavi Hernandez plans to retire but insists Barcelona coaching return not close

Former Spain and Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has indicated he will retire from playing at the end of the season.
PSG Kylian Mbappe Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel: Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe still lacks football maturity

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has agreed with legendary midfielder Xavi that Kylian Mbappe lacks "footballing maturity."
Neymar

Martin Montoya: Neymar wants Barcelona return

Neymar wants to return to Barcelona, according to his former team-mate, Martin Montoya.
Barcelona legend Xavi says midfield ace Arthur reminds him of himself.

Xavi: Barcelona ace Arthur reminds me of myself

Arthur arrived at Barcelona from Gremio in the summer and has made 11 appearances in all competitions so far, with the Blaugrana topping both La Liga and their Champions League group.
Ishak Belfodil

AFCON: Algeria recall Hoffenheim striker Ishak Belfodil

Algeria coach Djamal Belmadi has recalled Hoffenhei, striker Ishak Belfodil and Napoli's Adam Ounas to play Benin in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi

Filipe Luis: Lionel Messi snub has cost FIFA awards their credibility

Despite inspiring Barcelona to a domestic double of La Liga and the Copa del Rey in 2017-18, Messi was overlooked for the final three-man list in favour of Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah.
Djamel Belmadi

Algeria, Tunisia name squads for AFCON qualifiers

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has named just two new players in his squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifying trip to Gambia next week.
Nabil Maaloul

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul quits to join Qatari club

Tunisia's World Cup coach Nabil Maaloul has left his job in order to take charge of Qatari league champions Al Duhail.
Gabi already signed his new contract with Al-Sadd

Gabi to leave Atletico Madrid for Qatar side Al-Sadd

Long-time Atletico Madrid captain Gabi announced on Tuesday that he will join Al Sadd in Qatar after 11 years in the Spanish capital.

Xavi Hernandez: Real Madrid opponents’ Champions League misfortunes ‘like a curse’

Former Barcelona captain Xavi Hernandez said it seemed like Real Madrid's opponents were under a "curse" as they claimed a third consecutive Champions League trophy.

Xavi Hernandez signs on for two more years in Qatar

Xavi Hernandez could play on until the age of 40 after it was announced on Thursday he has signed a two-year extension to his contract with Qatari club Al Sadd.

Xavi Hernandez not ready for retirement, hopes to play into 2019

Xavi Hernandez will play on through the end of the year and the former Spain international has told AFP he may even extend his career beyond then.

Tunisia’s Youssef Msakni ruled out of World Cup

Tunisia forward Youssef Msakni has been ruled out of the World Cup after agonisingly suffering a cruciate ligament injury while playing his final league game of the season.

No neutral venues for Saudi-Qatar football matches – AFC

Saudi Arabia must host Qatar's football teams during the Asian Champions League for home fixtures next month and allow Saudi teams to travel to the neighbouring state for away matches despite the Gulf diplomatic crisis, according to the ruling of Asia's football governing body.

Lionel Messi should retire at Barcelona after contract renewal – Xavi

Barcelona legend Xavi says it would be best for Lionel Messi to stay at the club until the end of his career after signing a contract extension.

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Gunmen abduct five-day-old baby, police detain father

A five-day-old baby allegedly abducted in their home in Ijagbe commmunity, Mopa-Muro Local Government Area, Kogi, is yet to be found 10 days after the incident.
Police in Turkey have arrested six people, including a member of the ruling party, after an attack on main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, as his party organised rallies against the incident.

Arrests after attack on main opposition leader in Turkey

Police in Turkey have arrested six people, including a member of the ruling party, after an attack on main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu, as his party organised rallies against the incident.
Tukur Buratai

General Buratai: Boko Haram activities now restricted

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the Boko Haram terrorists are being contained with the recent renewed joint military offensive against them in Northern Borno and border areas.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has insisted he will not bring in new players for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.

Gernot Rohr closes door on new players for AFCON

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has insisted he will not bring in new players for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.
President Buhari signs New National Minimum Wage Bill into Law in State House on 18th April 2019 2

President Buhari urged to look beyond APC in selecting cabinet members

Mr Jude Nnadi, a political analyst has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to look beyond the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in selecting his next cabinet members in order to move the country to the next level.