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Morocco frustrated by Lionel Messi’s friendly absence

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) sought clarity regarding Lionel Messi's injury, having been frustrated to learn that Argentina would be without their star man for Tuesday's friendly.
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Lionel Messi ruled out of Argentina’s friendly against Morocco

Lionel Messi has been ruled out of Argentina's friendly against Morocco on Tuesday "as a precaution" after suffering a groin injury in the 3-1 defeat by Venezuela.
David Alaba says Bayern Munich are dreaming of a repeat of their 2013 treble as well as victory over Liverpool in the Champions League.

Bayern Munich’s David Alaba eager to play at Arsenal

Bayern Munich defender David Alaba has suggested that he wants to play in the Premier League or La Liga at some stage of his career.
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Lionel Messi to start Venezuela friendly on Argentina return

Lionel Messi will start Friday’s friendly against Venezuela in Madrid as he makes his return for Argentina following a self-imposed eight-month exile, coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed.
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Lionel Messi could be cloned using current techniques – genetics scientist

Genetic scientists believe they could clone Lionel Messi in the future by using current scientific practices.
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Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola wants Thomas Partey to replace Fernandinho

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is eyeing a summer move for Ghana international Thomas Partey as a replacement for fans favourite and midfield enforcer Fernandinho.
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Alvaro Arbeloa: It’s hard to improve Real Madrid

Real Madrid are unlikely to be improved significantly by a series of 'Galactico' signings, according to Alvaro Arbeloa.
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Asisat Oshoala nominated for Player of the Week award in Spain

Super Falcons forward Asisat Oshoala has been nominated for the Liga Iberdrola player of the week honour following her impressive showing for Barcelona Ladies in their 2-0 win against Atletico Madrid Ladies at the Wanda Metropolitano last Sunday.
Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo has been unveiled by new club Shanghai Shenhua and handed jersey number 9 as he continues his football career in the China Super League.

Odion Ighalo: Why I turned down Barcelona

Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo revealed he turned down a chance to join Spanish champions FC Barcelona last summer because of the conditions of the deal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Premier League is over-rated

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed the quality of football in the Premier League was exactly as he expected it when he signed for Manchester United – over-rated.

Injured Luis Suarez to miss China Cup for Uruguay

Barcelona forward Luis Suarez has been ruled out of playing in the China Cup with Uruguay after spraining his ankle for his club at the weekend.

Antoine Griezmann seeking Atletico Madrid exit but Barcelona are not interested

Griezmann announced his decision through a documentary in June last year called 'La Decision', a reference to LeBron James' televised announcement in 2010 where he announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the Miami Heat.
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Lionel Messi hits hat-trick as Barcelona torment Real Betis

Lionel Messi was lauded by opposition supporters on Sunday after he scored an outstanding hat-trick in Barcelona’s 4-1 win at Real Betis.
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Barcelona’s Luis Suarez to undergo tests on sprained ankle

Luis Suarez will undergo tests on a sprained ankle on Monday, weeks before Barcelona's Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United.
Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala on Sunday continued with her impressive goalscoring form for FC Barcelona Ladies by scoring in their 2-0 away win against title rivals Atletico Madrid Ladies.

Asisat Oshoala scores as Barcelona Ladies defeat Atletico Madrid

Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala on Sunday continued with her impressive goalscoring form for FC Barcelona Ladies by scoring in their 2-0 away win against title rivals Atletico Madrid Ladies.
A world record for a women's club match was in attendance to see Barcelona beat Atletico Madrid. EPA

Atletico Madrid v Barcelona breaks women’s attendance record

Atletico Madrid's league game against Barcelona on Sunday set a new world record attendance for a women's club football match.
Sergio Agüero (left) celebrates Man City’s winning goal with Bernardo Silva. John Sibley-Action Images via Reuters

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero told not to slack off by Pep Guardiola

Aguero came off the bench to rescue the Premier League champions from an FA Cup quarter-final upset at Swansea City, heading his 28th goal of the season to seal a 3-2 victory from 2-0 down against the Championship club.
Former AC Milan player Kaka at the St. Petersburg Stadium. MB Media via Getty Images

Kaka: Lionel Messi effect is keeping Cristiano Ronaldo at the top

Cristiano Ronaldo's motivation to stay at the top of world football comes from his rivalry with Barcelona star Lionel Messi, Kaka says.

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Lagos opens resettlement camp for victims of building collapse

As part of efforts to provide succour for victims of the collapsed and demolished buildings on Lagos Island, the Lagos State Government has reiterated its readiness to accommodate affected residents at the State Relief/Resettlement Centre Igando in Alimosho Local Government Area.
South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has praised his charges following their crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier victory against Libya on Sunday night.

Stuart Baxter: Bafana Bafana showed incredible character to qualify for AFCON

South Africa coach Stuart Baxter has praised his charges following their crucial 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier victory against Libya on Sunday night.

Appeal Court sacks Zamfara APC governorship, parliamentary candidates

The Court of Appeal, Sokoto Division, on Monday, set aside the judgment delivered by the Zamfara High Court, allowing the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates in the 2019 Election.
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Donald Trump declares ‘complete exoneration’ after Robert Mueller finds no collusion

US President Donald Trump has declared himself completely exonerated after his campaign was cleared of colluding with Russia in the 2016 election, in a major boost for his re-election hopes.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Applicant docked for stealing native attires

A 20-year-old applicant, Mustapha Umar, on Monday appeared in an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court Lagos, for allegedly breaking into a shop and stealing native attires worth N242, 500.