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Mikel Obi to miss Cup of Nations qualifier

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel will miss his side’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against the Seychelles next month, but coach Gernot Rohr still named 16 World Cup players in his squad on Friday.

Ola Aina, Mikel Agu on standby as Super Eagles name final 23 for World...

Nigeria have named a final 23-man squad for the World Cup with Chelsea defender Ola Aina and Mikel Agu from FC Porto placed on standby.

James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao back for Colombia World Cup friendlies

Two key Colombia players Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez and Monaco striker Radamel Falcao figure in coach Jose Pekerman’s squad for upcoming friendlies against France and Australia.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal World Cup friendlies against Egypt, Netherlands

Cristiano Ronaldo headlined the Portugal squad named on Thursday to face Egypt in Zurich on March 23 and the Netherlands in Geneva four days later.

Sergio Aguero named in Argentina squad despite injury

Sergio Aguero has been included in Argentina’s squad for upcoming friendly matches against Italy and Spain even though the Manchester City striker is currently injured.

Injured Neymar out of Brazil’s friendlies against Russia, Germany

Brazilian coach Tite on Monday made the best of injured star Neymar’s forced absence by bringing new names into the national squad for friendlies against Russia and Germany.

Major January transfers in Europe

AFP Sport rounds up some of the most notable deals to have happened in Europe as the January window prepares to slam shut on Wednesday.

Monaco’s Radamel Falcao absent for Colombia World Cup warm-ups

Injured Monaco striker Radamel Falcao is the key name missing in Colombia’s squad released Friday for upcoming friendlies against South Korea and China.

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