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Karim Benzema spared Real Madrid's blushes with a match-winning brace in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Eibar at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Zinedine Zidane wants Karim Benzema to play for France

Zinedine Zidane has said Karim Benzema deserves to be recalled for France after the striker’s absence from the national team continued.
N’Golo Kante has left Chelsea’s pre-season training base in Japan and returned to England for treatment on a knee injury.

Chelsea criticises France over handling of N’Golo Kante

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has criticised France for their handling of injured midfielder N’Golo Kante during the international break, describing the situation as “not a laughing matter”.
France manager Didier Deschamps has urged Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud to quit the Stamford Bridge outfit and find a new club in a bid to retain his place in the national team.

France coach urges Olivier Giroud to quit Chelsea

France manager Didier Deschamps has urged Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud to quit the Stamford Bridge outfit and find a new club in a bid to retain his place in the national team.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Bayern Munich boss Rummenigge angered by France call-up for injured Hernandez

Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has spoken out against the world champions France after they called up the injured defender Lucas Hernandez for their Euro 2020 qualifiers with Iceland and Turkey.
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Didier Deschamps suggests Manchester United will be without Paul Pogba for Liverpool clash

France manager Didier Deschamps has suggested Paul Pogba could be out of action for three weeks, making him a major doubt for Manchester United’s clash with arch-rivals Liverpool on October 20.
Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.

Injured Paul Pogba out of France squad as Kylian Mbappe, N’Golo Kante return

Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.
France coach Didier Deschamps concedes he will talk to Antoine Griezmann about his duties from the penalty spot, but insists the forward still enjoys his full confidence for the time being.

Didier Deschamps set to hold talks with Antoine Griezmann after latest penalty miss for...

France coach Didier Deschamps concedes he will talk to Antoine Griezmann about his duties from the penalty spot, but insists the forward still enjoys his full confidence for the time being.
France coach Didier Deschamps has expressed concern over the effects of a possible lack of game time for Alphonse Areola following his move to Real Madrid.

Didier Deschamps fires France warning to new Real Madrid signing Alphonse Areola

France coach Didier Deschamps has expressed concern over the effects of a possible lack of game time for Alphonse Areola following his move to Real Madrid.
Louis Saha believes Paul Pogba is the only world-class player at Manchester United right now and is adamant he has Ballon d'Or potential.

Injured Paul Pogba replaced by Arsenal’s Matteo Guendouzi in France squad

Midfielder Paul Pogba was replaced by Matteo Guendouzi in the France squad to face Albania and Andorra in Euro 2020 Group H qualifiers after picking up an ankle injury.
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Pep Guardiola unconcerned by lack of Champions League success

Pep Guardiola says he will not judge himself too harshly if his spell as Manchester City manager ends without winning the Champions League.
Aymeric Laporte and Ederson are already confident Rodri is the right man to provide competition to Fernandinho in the Manchester City midfield.

Manchester City star called up to France squad

Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte has finally been called up to the France squad for the upcoming EURO 2020 qualifiers.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would find it tough to deal with another Champions League final defeat, according to Jose Mourinho.

Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guadiola, Mauricio Pochettino nominated for FIFA Coach of the Year award

Pep Guadiola and Mauricio Pochettino are also on the 10-man shortlist for the prize at the Best FIFA Football Awards.
Ferland Mendy of Olympique Lyon

Didier Deschamps confirms Ferland Mendy will join Real Madrid

Mendy, who made a substitute appearance in Les Bleus' disappointing Euro 2020 qualifying defeat to Turkey on Saturday, has been linked with a €50million move to the LaLiga giants after two seasons with Lyon.

N’Golo Kante pulls out of France squad ahead of Euro 2020 qualifiers

N'Golo Kante will miss France's toughest Euro 2020 qualifying fixture after being ruled out of matches against Turkey and Andorra due to a knee concern.
France's Kylian Mbappe

Didier Deschamps: Kylian Mbappe injury ‘nothing serious’

Kylian Mbappe's ankle knock is "nothing serious", according to France head coach Didier Deschamps.
Former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger steals the show as he dribbles past Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane in a charity match between French former football and rugby stars in Bordeaux.

Arsene Wenger steals the show in a charity match

Former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger steals the show as he dribbles past Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane in a charity match between French former football and rugby stars in Bordeaux.
Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved said the Italian champions have not decided who will replace outgoing head coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Max Allegri’s Juventus successor not yet decided amid Maurizio Sarri, Simone Inzaghi links

Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved said the Italian champions have not decided who will replace outgoing head coach Massimiliano Allegri.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri announced on Tuesday he would be staying on as coach with the Italian giants next season despite another Champions League disappointment.

Max Allegri backs Juventus to choose ‘great’ successor

Massimiliano Allegri is confident Juventus will settle on a "great coach" as his successor at Allianz Stadium.

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The Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria, Dr. Usra Hendra Harahap, has pledged that Indonesia would continue to extend a hand of partnership to Nigeria on an equal basis for the benefit of the two nations.

Indonesia, Nigeria to continue partnership on equal basis – envoy

The Ambassador of Indonesia to Nigeria, Dr. Usra Hendra Harahap, has pledged that Indonesia would continue to extend a hand of partnership to Nigeria on an equal basis for the benefit of the two nations.
Gareth Bale is congratulated by relieved Wales team mates after scoring against Azerbaijan. Gareth Everett-Huw Evans-Rex-Shutterstock

Gareth Bale tipped to leave Real Madrid for Tottenham

Gareth Bale’s celebration with a ‘Wales, golf, Madrid’ banner after helping his country to Euro 2020 was “childish”, says Ramon Calderon, with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu now expected.
Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministry striker Kabiru Adeniji has blamed his side’s 1-1 draw with Warri Wolves on the state of Teslim Balogun stadium pitch.

Kabiru Adeniji: Teslim Balogun stadium gave us more problems than Warri Wolves

Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministry striker Kabiru Adeniji has blamed his side’s 1-1 draw with Warri Wolves on the state of Teslim Balogun stadium pitch.
Police check the identity cards of people wishing to enter a cordoned area near the campus of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 21, 2019, where anti-government protesters remained barricaded in. – Hardline Hong Kong protesters held their ground on November 21 in a university besieged for days by police as the US passed a bill lauding the city’s pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)

Hong Kong campus stalemate as US bill sets up China clash

A dwindling core of hardline protesters held their ground on Thursday at a Hong Kong university besieged for days by police, as the US passed a bill lauding the city’s pro-democracy movement, setting up a likely clash between Washington and Beijing.
The Katsina State House of Assembly on Wednesday cleared 17 Commissioner Nominees including President Muhammad Buhari’s Sister Hajia Rabi Atu Mohammed from Daura, submitted to it by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, for appointment as Commissioners.

Katsina proposes N249bn budget for 2020

Christened “The Budget of Reflection and Progress” is made up of a total recurrent expenditure of N75,579,865,990.00 which is equivalent to 30.30% of the total budget.