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Iker Casillas says Real Madrid's newly-returned coach Zinedine Zidane reminds him of Vicente del Bosque while praising him for his work in the Santiago Bernabeu hot seat.

Rivaldo: Paris Saint-Germain taught Real Madrid a lesson

Former Barcelona forward Rivaldo believes Real Madrid were taught a footballing lesson by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League and believes Zinedine Zidane may have to spend big again in January.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 27, 2018 Germany's midfielder Mesut Ozil reacts at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between South Korea and Germany at the Kazan Arena in Kazan. AFP PHOTO - Luis Acosta

German FA chief admits Mesut Ozil needed more support over ‘racist attacks’

The under-fire president of the German Football Association (DFB), admitted on Sunday that he should have given Mesut Ozil more support when the midfielder was the target of "racist attacks".
Arsenal player Mesut Ozil (C) attends training session with team mates during their pre-season tour for the International Champions Cup match in Singapore on July 25, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Roslan RAHMAN

Reinhard Rauball: Mesut Ozil retirement storm sparks ‘unprecedented’ reaction in Germany

The scale and impact of Mesut Ozil's international retirement is unprecedented, according to German Football Federation (DFB) vice-president Reinhard Rauball.
Mesut Ozil

Turkish minister hails Mesut Ozil’s Germany resignation

Mesut Ozil’s decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of a Turkish Minister hailing “a goal against the virus of fascism”.
Neymar

Thiago Silva tips Neymar to follow Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani with last-16 heroics

Thiago Silva hopes Neymar can emulate the pair’s Paris Saint-Germain team-mates Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mappe in inspiring their country through to the World Cup quarter-finals.
Germany

German FA concede World Cup exit was deserved

The German Football Association (DFB) has apologised to the nation the morning after Joachim Low's side were sensationally knocked out of the World Cup with a 2-0 defeat to South Korea.

World Cup: Super Eagles can succeed in Russia – Taribo West

Former Nigeria centre-back Taribo West says the Super Eagles will be a force to reckon with at the Russia 2018 World Cup if the national team coach Gernot Rohr involves some of the experienced ex-internationals in his plans.

Gernot Rohr hopes Kevin Akpoguma will choose Nigeria over Germany

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr hopes former German youth international Kevin Akpoguma decides to play for his team.

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The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this in Abuja, on Friday, while speaking at a press conference. 5

Speaker Gbajabiamila donates drugs worth N60 million to Borno IDPs

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), on Friday in Abuja, donated drugs worth over N60 million to the Borno State Government for onward distribution to the victims of insurgency in the state.
Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Tribunal dismisses certificate forgery case against Kwara governor

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Kwara State, on Friday, dismissed the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) petition seeking the nullification of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazak’s election.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE market capitalisation increases by N25 billlion

Trading closed positively on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Friday with the market capitalisation improving by N25 billion.

Lack of funds stalls weightlifters’ participation in world championship

The Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF) says lack of funds has stalled its participation in the ongoing International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.
Barcelona's Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde reacts during the UEFA Champions League football match between PSV Eindhoven and FC Barcelona at Philips stadium in Eindhoven on November 28, 2018. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND - AFP)

Ernesto Valverde backs Lionel Messi to help Barcelona rectify poor away form

Ernesto Valverde believes Barcelona need to be more forceful if they are to rectify their poor away form, although the return of Lionel Messi will be a major boost according to the manager.