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Former Croatia international Igor Stimac has been appointed as the new coach of the Indian men’s national team, after the AIFF's (All India Football Federation) Executive Commitee ratified the recommendation by the Technical Committee.

Croatia’s Igor Stimac appointed as the new head coach of India

Former Croatia international Igor Stimac has been appointed as the new coach of the Indian men’s national team, after the AIFF's (All India Football Federation) Executive Commitee ratified the recommendation by the Technical Committee.
Eden Hazard

Mateo Kovačić braces Chelsea fans for Eden Hazard exit

Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovačić has dropped a big hint that Eden Hazard is on his way in the summer.
Claudio Pizarro

Claudio Pizarro: Bundesliga clubs missed a chance to end Bayern Munich dominance

Former Bayern Munich striker Claudio Pizarro thinks the rest of the Bundesliga have missed an opportunity to capitalise on the champions' troubles this season and end their dominance.

Lionel Messi ‘always’ got Ballon d’Or vote from Bayern’s Niko Kovac

Bayern Munich boss Niko Kovac says he always voted for Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d'Or when he was Croatia head coach.
Top (L-R) Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet, Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique and bottom (L-R) Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Arthur, Barcelona’s Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and Barcelona’s Spanish defender Jordi Alba pose before the UEFA Champions league first leg quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain both squandered chances to retain their domestic titles on a weekend which saw a much-changed Barcelona take their eye off the ball in La Liga.
Theresa May

Theresa May leaves Brexit summit with more time, less respect

Over an agonising two-hour grilling, British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to convince exasperated European leaders she has any plan to deliver an orderly Brexit if MPs vote her withdrawal deal down.
Roger Federer was beaten in straight sets by Berna Coric (AFP)

Roger Federer sets up Stefanos Tsitsipas final in Dubai to put 100th title within...

Roger Federer took a step closer to his 100th ATP crown on Friday, easing past Borna Coric 6-2 6-2 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championship.
Inter Milan's battle to keep Ivan Perisic is heating up with the club saying they are yet to receive any 'suitable offers' for the Arsenal-linked winger.

Inter Milan: No suitable offers for Arsenal-linked Ivan Perisic

Inter Milan's battle to keep Ivan Perisic is heating up with the club saying they are yet to receive any 'suitable offers' for the Arsenal-linked winger.
Dejan Lovren

Court clears Dejan Lovren of perjury charges

A Croatian court said on Monday it had dropped perjury charges against Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, who was accused of giving false testimony in a major football-related corruption trial.
Novak Djokovic dropped a set for the second match running but survived a tough examination by 15th seed Daniil Medvedev on Monday to reach the Australian Open quarter-finals.

Novak Djokovic concerned about Australia Open’s ‘Big Brother’ cameras

World number one Novak Djokovic has expressed concern about “Big Brother” surveillance cameras that capture behind-the-scenes footage of players at the Australian Open, making the season-opening Grand Slam resemble a reality television show.
Last year’s finalist Marin Cilic survived a huge scare in the Australian Open third round Friday, surviving two match points before beating Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-8), 6-3.

Marin Cilic saves match points to reach Australian Open last

Last year’s finalist Marin Cilic survived a huge scare in the Australian Open third round Friday, surviving two match points before beating Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10/8), 6-3.
Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey to Girona on Wednesday following a highly entertaining 3-3 draw at home to the Catalan side, who sneaked through to the quarter-finals on away goals after the tie finished 4-4 on aggregate.

Girona knock Atletico Madrid out of Copa del Rey in six-goal thriller

Atletico Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey to Girona on Wednesday following a highly entertaining 3-3 draw at home to the Catalan side.
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho

Jurgen Klopp delighted Fabinho gives him options in central defence

Brazil midfielder Fabinho impressed Jurgen Klopp enough in central defence in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Brighton to reassure the Liverpool manager he can be a reliable stop-gap partner for Virgil van Dijk.
Samuel Chukwueze

Leicester City join race for Samuel Chukwueze

The former junior international whose contract with Spanish La Liga side Villareal will expire at the end of the season is also wanted by Arsenal and Atletico Madrid who were the latest to indicate their interest.
Luka Modric

Luka Modric adds Croatian sportsman of the year to his 2018 collection

Luka Modric added to his collection of awards after a successful 2018 when he was named Croatian sportsman of the year on Wednesday.
LeBron James hobbled off the court after sustaining a groin injury during the third quarter on Tuesday.CreditCreditKyle Terada-USA Today Sports, via Reuters

LeBron James injured in Lakers rout of champions Warriors

LeBron James left with a groin injury but the Los Angeles Lakers regrouped for a 127-101 blowout win over two-time defending champion Golden State that snapped an 11-game losing streak on the Warriors’ home court.
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric kisses the trophy after receiving the 2018 FIFA Men's Ballon d'Or award. AFP-Getty Images

Luka Modric criticises Ballon d’Or gala snub by Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi

Ballon d’Or winner Luka Modric has criticised Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for choosing not to attend this month’s ceremony where he was given the award.
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric kisses the trophy after receiving the 2018 FIFA Men's Ballon d'Or award. AFP-Getty Images

Luka Modric wins 2018 Ballon d’Or, breaks Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi dominance

Real Madrid’s Croatia midfielder, Luka Modric, was named winner of the 2018 Ballon d’Or on Monday, breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Lionel Messi’s decade-long hold on the prestigious award.

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Senator Saraki lauds Super Falcon’s WAFU Cup victory

Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Monday, lauded the Super Falcons for lifting the 2019 WAFU Cup ”following their soul-lifting display in the finals of the game last Saturday in Abidjan.”
US intelligence chiefs have been briefing Silicon Valley tech execs about the possible dangers of doing business in China, according to a report from the Financial Times.

US spy chiefs used classified info to warn tech execs about doing business with...

US intelligence chiefs have been briefing Silicon Valley tech execs about the possible dangers of doing business in China, according to a report from the Financial Times.
People buy groceries at the municipal market of Coche, a neighbourhood of Caracas, on August 18, 2018 ahead of Monday, when Venezuela will start issuing new banknotes after slashing five zeroes off the crippled bolivar.Uncertainty reigned in Venezuela on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro unveiled a major economic reform plan aimed at halting the spiraling hyperinflation that has thrown the oil-rich, cash-poor South American country into chaos. / AFP PHOTO / Federico PARRA

Katsina council begs for reconstruction of central market

The Daura Local Government Council in Katsina State has appealed to the State Government to reconstruct the Daura central market to boost its economic activities and revenue base.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo presides over FEC

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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.

Edmilson: Neymar should not captain Brazil at Copa America

The Paris Saint-Germain forward has had another injury-hit campaign but has returned to fitness in time for this year's tournament.