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Tuesday's Nations League match between Switzerland and Ukraine has been called off, the Ukrainian football association said, after six of its players tested positive for the coronavirus.

Ukraine’s Nations League game in Switzerland off due to virus

Tuesday's Nations League match between Switzerland and Ukraine has been called off, the Ukrainian football association said, after six of its players tested positive for the coronavirus.
Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.

Juan Sebastian Veron: Leo Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona

Lionel Messi is uncomfortable at Barcelona, according to Juan Sebastian Veron, who says the Argentine superstar is struggling amid the Blaugrana's search for an identity.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 09, 2019 Brazilian football great Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, arrives at Guarulhos International Airport, in Guarulhos some 25km from Sao Paulo, Brazil. – Brazilian football legend Pele “lives reclusive” and “suffers from a form of depression” because he cannot walk normally, his son revealed on Monday at Globoesporte.com. (Photo by NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP)

Pele: Cristiano Ronaldo better than Lionel Messi but i’m greatest player ever

Brazilian legend Pele has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Lionel Messi but insisted that he is still the greatest footballer of all time.
Simy Nwankwo struggled as Crotone fell to a 2-0 home defeat against AC Milan at the Stadio Ezio Scida on Sunday.

Super Eagles forward Struggles as AC Milan beat Crotone away

Simy Nwankwo struggled as Crotone fell to a 2-0 home defeat against AC Milan at the Stadio Ezio Scida on Sunday.
Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.

Edouard Mendy: I’m fit to make Chelsea debut vs West Brom

Edouard Mendy has told Frank Lampard he is ready to face West Brom this weekend, as the Chelsea manager weighs up whether to throw the goalkeeper straight in for his debut.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has criticised his players for celebrating Andreas Christensen’s red card.

Jurgen Klopp berates Liverpool bench for celebrating Chelsea’s red card

Chelsea defender Christensen was dismissed just before half time for hauling down Sadio Mane. Although he was initially given a yellow card, Christensen was sent off after referee Paul Tierney consulted the pitchside monitor.
Nicolas Anelka has played for some of the most recognisable names in European football management over the last 25 years, but two stand out as his best managers- Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce.

Nicolas Anelka: Chelsea can be champions of England

Former Chelsea star, Nicolas Anelka, says Chelsea have a ‘great chance’ of becoming champions of England considering their latest signings.
Barcelona are still trying to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club and expect him to attend training when sessions resume, according to sporting director Ramon Planes.

Barcelona trying to convince Lionel Messi to stay – sporting director

Barcelona are still trying to convince Lionel Messi to stay at the club and expect him to attend training when sessions resume, according to sporting director Ramon Planes.
Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.

Italian Serie A gets new president

Business manager Paolo Dal Pino was elected president of Serie A on Wednesday, ending more than a month of emergency leadership for a league struggling with fan racism and divided over the assignment of TV rights.
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Premier League not following FIFA advice for handling racism

Tottenham has asked the Premier League to clarify the procedures it follows in the wake of the fallout from Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger reporting being subjected to monkey noises from the home fans in Sunday’s London derby.
Rangers of Scotland player Joe Aribo may not have been happy with the outcome of Tuesday’s international friendly against Ukraine but has described his debut as a special day in his life.

Joe Aribo, Ramon Azeez battle for starting spot against Brazil

Joe Aribo and Ramon Azeez are in contention to replace Oghenekaro Etebo in the starting line-up for Nigeria against Brazil on Sunday.
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Ukraine coach praises Super Eagles

The Yellow Men found the going tough against the Super Eagles and from the fourth minute to the 75th minute stared defeat in the face but two late goals rescued a draw for the hosts, following which Ukraine’s manager revealed his respect to the Nigeria side.
Former Nigeria international Jonathan Akpoborie said coach Gernot Rohr lacks the talent to lead the Super Eagles and does not deserve an all-expenses paid refresher training programme in Europe.

Gernot Rohr: Why Super Eagles failed to defeat Ukraine

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has revealed why his side played a 2-2 draw against Ukraine in an international friendly on Tuesday night.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has suggested the team’s loss to Madagascar could be a blessing in disguise and the major reason they are still in the race for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) title.

Super Eagles coach reacts to a 2-2 draw against Ukraine

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr reacted to the 2-2 scored draw against Ukraine in an international friendly in Dnipro on Tuesday night.
Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko has admitted that Nigeria’s Super Eagles were a tougher opponent than Lithuania after Tuesday’s international friendly which ended 2-2 draw at the Dnipro Arena.

Andriy Shevchenko: Nigeria were tougher than Lithuania

Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko has admitted that Nigeria’s Super Eagles were a tougher opponent than Lithuania after Tuesday’s international friendly which ended 2-2 draw at the Dnipro Arena.
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Andriy Shevchenko: We picked valuable lessons in draw against Super Eagles

Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko says his team learnt valuable lessons from Tuesday night 2-2 draw against Nigeria in their friendly encounter at the Dnipro Arena.
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Andriy Shevchenko: Physically strong Super Eagles will be difficult to beat

Ukraine head coach Andriy Shevchenko is expecting a difficult game against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in today’s (Tuesday) friendly encounter at the Dnipro Arena.
New Super Eagles invitee Maduka Okoye reacted after a first training session ahead of the international friendly game against Ukraine.

Garba Lawal: Josh Maja, Maduka Okoye, Dennis Bonaventure, Joe Aribo must seize Super Eagles...

Former Nigeria international Garba Lawal has charged Josh Maja, Maduka Okoye, Dennis Bonaventure and Joe Aribo to seize their Super Eagles chance against Ukraine on Tuesday.

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FCTA spent N29 billion on coronavirus during lockdown – minister

The Senate has been told that the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA spent a total sum of N28.5billion on some activities within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT during the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

Only good governance will silence social media criticism – NCC chair

The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

INEC expresses readiness for saturday bye-elections in 11 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed readiness for the conduct of bye-elections across 11 States this Saturday.

APC sets agenda for reappointed INEC chairman, tasks him on fairness

Following the Senate’s clearance of reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has set an agenda for the chief electoral umpire, urging him to be unbiased and apolitical.

Experts identify free zones as key route for economic recovery

As policymakers and investors explore all options available to revive the post-COVID-19 economy, a group of experts have recommended an increased focus on the industrialisation and vibrant trade flows found in Nigeria’s free trade zones.