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Lionel Messi wasn't just unhappy with the conditions in Porto Alegre, as he explained that the pitches have also been poor in Argentina's previous matches - in Belo Horizonte and Salvador.

Lionel Messi pours out his concern about Argentina poor run of form

Lionel Messi wasn't just unhappy with the conditions in Porto Alegre, as he explained that the pitches have also been poor in Argentina's previous matches - in Belo Horizonte and Salvador.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni insists the Copa America will only truly begin for the nation against Paraguay on Wednesday.

Lionel Scaloni: Argentina’s Copa America campaign hasn’t started yet

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni insists the Copa America will only truly begin for the nation against Paraguay on Wednesday.
Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.

South America searches for answers after massive blackout

Power returned to much of Argentina and two neighboring countries following a massive blackout that left tens of millions in the dark on Sunday.
Gonzalo Higuain

Gonzalo Higuain takes final decision on his future

Gonzalo Higuain is determined to see out his contract at Juventus, his brother and agent, Nicolas Higuain, has said.
Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho hands Brazil winning start at Copa America

Forget Neymar Jr., Brazil has Philippe Coutinho. The Barcelona star, scoring a brace, handed hosts Brazil a winning start to the Copa America Friday night in a 3-0 victory over Bolivia.
Manchester United are so determined to beat Real Madrid to the signing of Benfica starlet Joao Felix that they will meet his €120m release clause, reports in Portugal claim.

Atletico Madrid ready to fight Man City in race to sign teen sensation Joao...

Atletico Madrid are ready to fight Manchester City in the battle to sign Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo lead Forbes’ best-paid athletes list

Lionel Messi has topped the Forbes’ 2019 list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for the first time.
Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone urged to become ‘the Ferguson of Atletico Madrid’

Diego Simeone has been urged to become “the Alex Ferguson of Atletico Madrid” by club president Enrique Cerezo.
Olivier Giroud mocked Arsenal following Chelsea’s victory in the Europa League final on Wednesday evening.

Olivier Giroud annoyed by Gonzalo Higuain signing

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud admitted he found Maurizio Sarri's decision to sign Gonzalo Higuain rather than give him a regular starting place "annoying", but stressed he remains committed to the club.
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona offers to manage Manchester United without Paul Pogba

Diego Maradona believes he is the man to bring the good times back to Manchester United if the club has run out of patience with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Former manager Louis van Gaal says winger Angel Di Maria wasn't his choice at Manchester United despite the club paying a then-Premier League record fee of £59.7 million for the Argentine star.

Louis van Gaal says Angel Di Maria wasn’t his choice at Manchester United

Former manager Louis van Gaal says winger Angel Di Maria wasn't his choice at Manchester United despite the club paying a then-Premier League record fee of £59.7 million for the Argentine star.
Mauricio Pochettino consoles Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur following defeat in the Champions League Final

Mauricio Pochettino hints he could stay at Tottenham after final defeat

Mauricio Pochettino kept tight-lipped about his future as Tottenham Hotspur coach after his side lost the Champions League final to Liverpool on Saturday.
Mauricio Pochettino consoles Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur following defeat in the Champions League Final

Tony Cascarino: Mauricio Pochettino managed Tottenham like a rookie manager

Tottenham boss Mauirico Pochettino handled his side “like a rookie manager” in their Champions League final defeat against Liverpool, according to former Republic of Ireland international Tony Cascarino.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would find it tough to deal with another Champions League final defeat, according to Jose Mourinho.

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool were like wolves that hadn’t eaten in eight weeks against Barcelona

Liverpool were like a pack of food-deprived wolves in their Champions League second leg semi-final tie against Barcelona, according to Jurgen Klopp.
Filipe Luís

Barcelona keen on signing Atletico Madrid’s Filipe Luis as free agent

Barcelona have revived their interest in Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis, it was learnt, with the Blaugrana seeking cover for first-choice left-back Jordi Alba, whom the Catalan side feel is suffering from exhaustion after a long season.
Juan Martin del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro reaches French Open second round

Eighth seed Juan Martin del Potro recovered from a set down against Chilean Nicolas Jarry to ease into the French Open second round on Tuesday.
Mauricio Pochettino celebrates with Jesus Perez and Ben Davies at Ajax

Mauricio Pochettino: If Tottenham win Champions League, I might cry for a week

Mauricio Pochettino has promised Tottenham fans they will see a repeat of the tears he shed after the team’s Champions League semi-final win over Ajax if they beat Liverpool to win the competition.
Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino celebrates at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino ‘joke’ angers Real Madrid

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino’s apparent joke about where his team would stay in Madrid for the Champions League final appears to have backfired – and prompted Real Madrid to release an official statement.

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Outgoing governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday boasted that a combination of the achievements of Gbenga Daniel and Olusegun Osoba as former governors of the state would not match his administration’s achievements.

Senator Amosun: Allegations of arms stockpile, surrendering, laughable

Former Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has described as laughable, allegations he stockpiled firearms before the general elections and hurriedly handed them over to the police a day to handover.

NDLEA warns of alarming rate of drug abuse in Yobe

Yobe command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday said future of youth in the state was in great danger except drastic measures were taken to check the excessive consumption of hard drugs.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Demolition: FCTA gives two weeks ultimatum to Lokogoma residents

In order to save lives, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, has given residents of Lokogoma two weeks ultimatum to vacate structures built on waterways to give room for demolition and get the corridors cleared for water flow freely.
Kenneth Omeruo scores send half goals to send Super Eagles in the knockout stage of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday evening encounter.

Afcon: Kenneth Omeruo sends Super Eagles to the knockout stage

Kenneth Omeruo scores send half goals to send Super Eagles in the knockout stage of the 2019 African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 win over Guinea at the Alexandria Stadium on Wednesday evening encounter.
Real Madrid had a different plan for Brazilian starlet Vinicius, the attacker would have his chances limited next season.

Real Madrid’s plan for Brazilian starlet Vinicius

Real Madrid had a different plan for Brazilian starlet Vinicius, the attacker would have his chances limited next season.