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Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

Ballon d’Or: Neymar identifies player that should win next award

Brazil star, Neymar, has backed Real Madrid star, Vinicius Jr to win the Ballon d’Or.
Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn has described Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as an absolute beast and is loving playing alongside the powerful centre-back with the national team.

Steven Bergwijn: Virgil van Dijk an absolute beast

Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn has described Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as "an absolute beast" and is loving playing alongside the powerful centre-back with the national team.
Argentina finished third at the Copa but captain and star man Lionel Messi voiced complaints following the semi-final and the third-place play-off, during which he was controversially sent off.

UEFA denies inviting Argentina to Nations League after Lionel Messi Copa America row

UEFA has denied reports it would entertain inviting Argentina into its European competitions following the 2019 Copa America.
Virgil van Dijk believes “anything is still possible” as Liverpool seek to complete a faultless end to their Premier League title bid.

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk backed to win Ballon d’Or

Liverpool's three-time European Cup-winning goalkeeper Ray Clemence has called on Virgil van Dijk to be considered as a serious contender to win the Ballon d'Or.

Rio Ferdinand urges Frank Lampard to take Chelsea manager’s job

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has urged Frank Lampard to become the new Chelsea manager.
Lionel Messi

Felix Sanchez: Qatar not at Copa America for selfies with Lionel Messi

Felix Sanchez says Qatar are not at the Copa America to take selfies with Lionel Messi as the tournament guests look to stun Argentina and qualify for the quarter-finals.
Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse believes that Sadio Mane's performances in 2018-19 warrant him being awarded the Ballon d'Or.

Aliou Cisse: Sadio Mane deserves to win Ballon d’Or

Senegal head coach Aliou Cisse believes that Sadio Mane's performances in 2018-19 warrant him being awarded the Ballon d'Or.
Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates after the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Olympique de Lyon (OL) on October 7, 2018 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. - AFP PHOTO - FRANCK FIFE

Kylian Mbappe: Champions League win more important than Ballon d’Or

Kylian Mbappe has been billed as a Ballon d’Or winner of the future, but the Paris Saint-Germain striker claims he would prefer to land a Champions League crown.
Nigeria’s Super Falcons argue with the referee after VAR declared France must retake a penalty

VAR steals headlines at Women’s World Cup

VAR is turning out to be the biggest star in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, and is stealing the headlines from the other positives such as the record global television viewing figures.
Gareth Bale's agent insists the Wales international is 100 per cent committed to Real Madrid despite Zinedine Zidane's comments after the defeat to Rayo Vallecano.

Ramon Calderon: Gareth Bale hasn’t lived up to Real Madrid’s expectation

Gareth Bale has not “lived up to the expectation” which greeted his arrival at Real Madrid, claims the club’s former president Ramon Calderon.
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi: Argentina won’t suffer early exit from Copa America

Lionel Messi is convinced Argentina will beat Qatar in their final group game at the Copa America, with the Barcelona superstar admitting an early exit from the competition would be “crazy”.
Lionel Messi is convinced Argentina will beat Qatar in their final group game at the Copa America, with the Barcelona superstar admitting an early exit from the competition would be crazy.

Lionel Messi: Crazy if Argentina suffer early exit at Copa America

Lionel Messi is "convinced" Argentina will beat Qatar in their final group game at the Copa America, with the Barcelona superstar admitting an early exit from the competition would be "crazy".
Brazilian football player Neymar (C) arrives on crutches at the Women’s Defence Precinct in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 13, 2019 to testify after Brazilian Najila Trindade filed a complaint against him on May 31, saying he assaulted her after inviting her to visit him in Paris. – Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape, after she insinuated the force was corrupt. (Photo by ARI FERREIRA / AFP)

Neymar three-match Champions League ban confirmed

Brazilian star Neymar will miss three Champions League matches next season, UEFA confirmed Wednesday, as punishment for insulting a referee following Paris Saint-Germain’s collapse against Manchester United.

Former UEFA supremo released after questioning over Qatar World Cup bid

Former UEFA president Michel Platini was released by police after being questioned during investigations into the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Kanu Nwankwo

Nwankwo Kanu gets appointment for AFCON, six others

Confederation of African Football (CAF) has appointed former Nigeria internationals Kanu Nwankwo in the class special envoy for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.
Roberto Carlos has expressed his sympathy at Lionel Messi's struggles to replicate the success he has achieved with Barcelona on the international stage with Argentina.

Cesc Fabregas: Lionel Messi is ‘more complete than ever’ at 32

Cesc Fabregas believes that Lionel Messi has adapted his game with age to become 'more complete than ever' as the 32-year-old continues to dominate headlines and break records.
Cristiano Ronaldo holds the Supercoppa Italiana – his first piece of silverware for Juventus. Claudio Villa-Getty Images for Lega Serie A

Cristiano Ronaldo thanks Juventus fans for ‘wonderful welcome’ to Italy

Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked the fans of Juventus and Portugal as he looked back on a successful first season in Italy.
Lisa-Marie Utland of Norway celebrates her side's third goal

WWC: Norway beat Nigeria 3-0

Former champions Norway kicked off their Women’s World Cup campaign with a routine 3-0 victory over Nigeria’s Super Falcons despite the absence of Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg.

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Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Governor Abiodun vows to reposition state university teaching hospital

The Governor of Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has expressed the determination of his administration to reposition the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital to a world class medical facility.
Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.

Odunayo Adekuoroye targets Africa Games, 2020 Olympic gold

Reigning Commonwealth champion, Nigeria’s Odunayo Adekuoroye has set a gold medal target for herself at both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and next month’s Africa Games billed for next month in Morocco.
Transporters plying the Elele-Omudioga- Omoku route and its environs led by the Rivers State chapter of National Union Road Transport Workers on Thursday embarked on peaceful protest over incessant robbery attacks, kidnapping of commuters and the attendant loss of lives and property.

Transporters protest incessant killings on Rivers highway

Transporters plying the Elele-Omudioga-Omoku route and its environs led by the Rivers State chapter of National Union Road Transport Workers on Thursday embarked on peaceful protest over incessant robbery attacks, kidnapping of commuters and the attendant loss of lives and property.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic continues to light up Major League Soccer, and is closing in on a historic mark as he nears a full-season worth of matches for the LA Galaxy.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic nets hat trick in upset win over LAFC

Zlatan Ibrahimovic lived up to the bravado on Friday, scoring all three goals to power the LA Galaxy to a hard fought 3-2 victory over MLS rivals Los Angeles Football Club.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Why President Buhari won’t ask court to free Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

The Presidency said on Friday that the issue involving the detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zalzaky, could only be determined by the judiciary and not President Muhammadu Buhari.