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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."

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.

Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain move revealed at Lionel Messi’s wedding – Xavi

Neymar broke the news that he was leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain at Lionel Messi's wedding, according to his former team-mate Xavi.

Xavi Hernandez open to being Qatar World Cup 2022 coach

Xavi Hernandez said he is open to being Qatar's coach when it hosts the 2022 World Cup and rebuffed critics by claiming he is "very proud" to be in Doha.

Barca win behind closed doors amid Catalonia clashes

Lionel Messi scored twice as Barcelona beat Las Palmas 3-0 in a match played behind closed doors after the Spanish league refused Barca's plea to postpone the game on the day of the highly-charged Catalonia referendum.

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Federal government to auction N70 billion bonds

The Debt Management Office says the Federal Government is to auction by subscription bonds worth N70 billion on December 19.
Dortmund’s players react after the German first division Bundesliga football match Schalke 04 vs Borussia Dortmund on December 8, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ - AFP) -

Borussia Dortmund hope to avoid Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in last 16

Borussia Dortmund is hoping to avoid ex-coach Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool when the last 16 of the Champions League is drawn on Monday.
Gina Haspel

CIA chief Gina Haspel to brief US House leadership on Jamal Khashoggi case

CIA Director Gina Haspel is set to give a classified briefing to leaders of the US House of Representatives on Wednesday on the what the intelligence agency knows about the murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.

Bayelsa government declares balance surplus of N18.564 billion for October

Gboribiogha Jonah, the Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, has disclosed that the state government recorded a balance surplus of N18.564billion as at October 31, 2018.

LASPOTECH shuns ASUP strike

The academic staff of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, have defiled the ongoing nationwide strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic on Wednesday.