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This week, the Independent have been counting down the 100 best players in the 21st century and after careful consideration and a detailed voting system, Lionel Messi has been ranked as the greatest player of modern times. As if that was ever in question at all.
Liverpool have always been a side that needs “tough love”, says Gerard Houllier, with Jurgen Klopp proving to be the perfect coach to deliver “vision” and long-term success at Anfield.
Pirelli chief executive Marco Tronchetti said the Inter shirt sponsor can “help” the Nerazzurri sign Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi but club president Steven Zhang must “make an effort himself”.
Former Liverpool defender Jose Enqirue has warned Richarlison that his comments about Virgil van Dijk will have made the Dutchman “mad” ahead of the Merseyside derby.
Kylian Mbappe needs to leave Paris Saint-Germain to reach the level of dominance his potential suggests, according to Real Madrid star Luka Modric.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his admiration for his rival Lionel Messi, and described his perceived rivalry with the Argentine as “healthy competition”.
Brazil legend, Ronaldo de Lima, has named four footballers that should have won the Ballon d’Or award during their careers.
Arsene Wenger has backed Kylian Mbappe to become the best player in world football in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi era.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, 32, was in typically stellar form for Barca this season, scoring 24 goals in all competitions before the coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to proceedings.
Barcelona boss Quique Setien has claimed football was out of control before the global crisis - as he remained steadfast that Lionel Messi will extend his Camp Nou stay.
Haaland has been a revelation in 2019-20, his exploits already linking him with a move to LaLiga giants Real Madrid.
Lionel Messi was always showing signs he was heading for greatness, even as a player for Barcelona B, and his legacy will be impossible to surpass, says Samuel Eto'o.
The Portuguese attacker signed a four-year deal with the Serie A side and despite links with a move away, Tuttosport have assured that Ronaldo ensured that he will see out his contract in Turin.
Sadio Mane was reportedly unhappy with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for backing teammate Virgil van Dijk for last year’s Ballon d’Or.
Former PSG coach Philippe Bergeroo has declared that former Nigerian captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha was one of the best players he had ever worked with.
The Justice Ayo Salami-led presidential investigation panel probing corrupt allegations levelled against the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, on Tuesday grilled four-unit heads of the commission.
The Lagos State House of Assembly has directed all lawmakers to go for COVID-19 test following the death of the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Strategy and Security, Tunde Braimoh.
The Nigeria Labour Congress has commended the Federal Government for remitting N7.45 billion accrued rights and benefits into the retirement savings accounts of federal retirees covering April and May 2019.
Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries in the Oregun area of Lagos State, Reverend Chris Okotie, says online church service, which has become the order of the day due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is unscriptural.
The Nigerian Breweries Plc on Tuesday donated food items, sanitiser and drinks to members of the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Imo.
Bruno Fernandes has given Paul Pogba “a new lease of life” at Manchester United, claims Rio Ferdinand, with a World Cup winner now able to share the burden of creative responsibility.
The Federal government of Nigeria has on Sunday, July 12, 2020, formally handed over the National Theatre Iganmu to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Bankers Committee.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has dismissed talk of his assistant John Terry leaving to take charge of Bristol City.
Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has denied the claim that he failed to account for the interest in the N550 billion recovered fund kept in the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, custody.
The Medical Director, Minna General Hospital, Dr Ma’Ali Isah, has lauded the South Korean government’s support to the Niger state government towards containing Coronavirus spread in the state.