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Former West Ham and Stoke City star Marko Arnautović has admitted that he did not take the Chinese Super League seriously ahead of his £23m switch to Shanghai SIPG last July.

Marko Arnautović admits he ‘underestimated’ Chinese Super League

Former West Ham and Stoke City star Marko Arnautović has admitted that he did not take the Chinese Super League seriously ahead of his £23m switch to Shanghai SIPG last July.
Mario Mandzukic is a free agent after the Croatian forward confirmed he has terminated his contract with Al-Duhail.

Mario Mandzukic terminates Al-Duhail contract

Mario Mandzukic is a free agent after the Croatian forward confirmed he has terminated his contract with Al-Duhail.
Vissel Kobe midfielders Andrés Iniesta (L), Kyogo Furuhashi (C) and Daigo Nishi (R) celebrate a goal during the AFC Champions League group G football match between Japan’s Vissel Kobe and Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim at Misaki Park Stadium in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture on February 12, 2020. (Photo by STR / JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT

Andres Iniesta sorcery sparks Japan’s Kobe to 5-1 Asian win

Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta produced a magical display on his Asian Champions League debut Wednesday to inspire Japan’s Vissel Kobe to a 5-1 thrashing of Malaysia’s Johor Darul Ta’zim.
Andres Iniesta

Asian Champions League: Andres Iniesta debuts as virus disrupts kick-off

Barcelona great Andres Iniesta is set to light up the Asian Champions League but Chinese clubs are sidelined because of the coronavirus as the disrupted continental competition starts this week.
Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo who only lasted 12 minutes on the pitch before he was stretched off in last Friday’s Chinese Super League match against Tianjin Teda would return to the pitch in two weeks time, the club has revealed.

Shanghai Shenhua set target for Odion Ighalo

Shanghai Shenhua are backing former Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo to excel at Manchester United after his transfer deadline day switch.
Four of Iran’s top football clubs Monday threatened to boycott the Asian Champions League unless a reported ban on the Islamic republic hosting international matches is lifted.

Iran clubs to boycott Asian football over hosting row

Four of Iran’s top football clubs Monday threatened to boycott the Asian Champions League unless a reported ban on the Islamic republic hosting international matches is lifted.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Stadium will be used for the first time when the final of the Emperor's Cup takes place at the venue tomorrow.

Stadium built for Tokyo 2020 hosts first major event

Japan’s flagship football match, the final of the Emperor’s Cup, today officially inaugurated the New National Stadium in Tokyo built for this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.
Xavi Hernández

Xavi Hernandez: It’d be no problem to coach Barca

Barcelona legend Xavi says he would be up to the challenge of managing former team-mates like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Sergio Busquets at the club.
Iranian women have been prohibited from entering stadiums since early 1980s [Raheb Homavandi-Reuters]

It is time to allow women into stadiums – FIFA tells Iran

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has told Iran it is time to allow women into football stadiums and that the global soccer body expects “positive developments”, starting with their next home match in October.
Xavi will retire from playing football at the end of the current season

Xavi to retire at end of season as he eyes coaching role

Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi has announced he will retire at the end of the season to pursue a career in coaching.
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.
FILE- In this July 12, 2014 file photo, Brazil’s coach Luiz Felipe Scolari yells instructions to his players during the World Cup third-place soccer match between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil. Scolari signed a contract with Palmeiras on Thursday, July 26, 2018, returning home for the first time since his humiliation at the 2014 World Cup. (Natacha Pisarenko, File/Associated Press)

Palmeiras name Luiz Felipe Scolari as new coach

Brazilian World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has been named as Palmeiras boss for the third time at the age of 69, the Brazilian giants announced.

Chinese club fines own staff for fixing shirt with tape

Backroom staff from the Chinese Super League's most successful team have been fined for "seriously damaging the club brand" after using tape to cover up part of a player's shirt during an Asian Champions League tie on Tuesday.

Obafemi Martins undergoes successful surgery in UK

Super Eagles striker Obafemi Martins has undergone a successful surgery on his ruptured quadriceps tendon in the United Kingdom.

Injured Obafemi Martins off to England for surgery

Injured striker Obafemi Martins has left for England, where he will undergo surgery, after he raptured his tendon ligaments and will be sidelined for seven months, his Chinese club announced.

Obafemi Martins set to undergo surgery

The injured Nigerian striker, Obafemi Martins, is set to travel to the UK to undergo surgery, his Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua, announced on Thursday.

Nigeria’s Obafemi Martins targets first Asian Champions League win with Shanghai Shenhua

Nigeria striker Obafemi Martins is targeting a win with Shanghai Shenhua when they take on Sydney FC in Wednesday’s Asian Champions League (ACL) Group H clash.

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#EndSARS: Lagos government to investigate Lekki shootings

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A late winner from Marcus Rashford saw the Red Devils win 2-1 against the Parisians at the Parc des Princes - the scene of their famous Champions League win versus PSG in 2019.

Manchester United set new club record after another Champions League win vs Paris Saint-Germain

Manchester United's victory against PSG in the Champions League has seen the club win 10 consecutive away games for the first time in their history.
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‘Away’ canceled at Netflix after one season

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.