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UEFA unveils ‘fans first’ Euro 2020 ticket policy

A ‘fans first’ policy at next year’s Euro 2020 football tournament will make more affordable tickets available than at previous editions, a UEFA official said Sunday.
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Santi Cazorla returns to Spain squad for first time since 2015

Santi Cazorla's remarkable resurgence from a career-threatening injury continues after he was named in the Spain squad for the first time since 2015 for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Faroe Islands and Sweden.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma marked Ramadan by visiting Mecca with close friends.

Paul Pogba, Kurt Zouma marked Ramadan by visiting Mecca

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma marked Ramadan by visiting Mecca with close friends.
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Cristiano Ronaldo to be named in Portugal’s Nations League squad

Cristiano Ronaldo will be called up to the Portugal squad for the Nations League Finals next month, Fernando Santos has confirmed.

Naira gains against dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Tuesday gained 40 Kobo to exchange at N359 to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, stronger than N359.6 traded on Monday.
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Carlo Ancelotti confirms Napoli interest in Kieran Trippier, Hirving Lozano

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Napoli are interested in signing PSV’s Hirving Lozano and Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier.
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Joel Obi escapes death in Turkey

Nigeria international Joel Obi will have course to glorify the name of God for the injury that kept him out of his Turkish side Aytemiz Alanyaspor’s clash against Kayserispor as some of his teammates were involved in a ghastly accident while returning from the match last weekend.

Why doctors are leaving Nigeria

The doctors are moving to societies where they are better paid because staying back in Nigeria keeps them on the poverty belt. A country that devalues its currency like Nigeria has done in relation to other major currencies like the Euro, dollar and pound is definitely going to have a huge crisis within its society.
England winger Raheem Sterling says players should not leave the pitch if there is racist abuse from the stands because if you walk off they win.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling wants harsher punishment to tackle racism

Clubs should be slapped with automatic nine-point deduction and ordered to play three games behind closed doors if their supporters indulge in racist behaviour, Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling has said.
French forward Andre-Pierre Gignac has claimed Karim Benzema is the ‘best No.9 in the world’.

Andre-Pierre Gignac: Karim Benzema is the best No.9 in the world

French forward Andre-Pierre Gignac has claimed Karim Benzema is the ‘best No.9 in the world’.
Scotland manager Alex McLeish will learn his fate today after a SFA meeting

Scotland coach Alex McLeish leaves position by mutual consent

The Scottish FA said in a statement: "The decision was agreed collectively by the board at its scheduled meeting today and in consultation with Alex.”
Paul Pogba of France celebrates his team's win over Belgium in the FIFA World Cup semifinal. GETTY IMAGES

Paul Pogba auctions World Cup-winning boots for charity

The football boots with which Paul Pogba effectively won the World Cup for France last year are to go under the hammer in Paris later this month, Christie’s said yesterday.

West Ham to ban fans for life over anti-Semitic video

West Ham fans identified in a video chanting anti-Semitic slogans will be barred for life, the Premier League club said on Sunday.
Juventus teenager Moise Kean has often been compared to Mario Balotelli and on Saturday he wrote himself into the Serie A history books.

Juventus teenager Moise Kean sets Serie A record

Moise Kean became the youngest player to score in four consecutive Serie A games in the era of three points for a win, the teenager surpassing Mario Balotelli's record on Saturday.
Arsenal’s French defender Laurent Koscielny is mobbed by teammates after scoring the third goal during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Bournemouth at the Emirates Stadium in London on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / AFP) /

Arsenal bid to identify fan over apparent racial abuse

Arsenal have started an investigation after a social media video appeared to show a fan racially abusing Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during the Europa League quarter-final.
Jurgen Klopp believes Jordan Henderson took on the most difficult job in the last 500 years of football when he replaced Steven Gerrard as Liverpool captain.

Jordan Henderson asked Jurgen Klopp for Liverpool role change after proving point with England

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has revealed that he requested the role change which has seen him pushed into a more advanced midfield berth by Jurgen Klopp.
England winger Raheem Sterling says players should not leave the pitch if there is racist abuse from the stands because if you walk off they win.

Raheem Sterling: Players should not leave pitch over racist abuse

England winger Raheem Sterling says players should not leave the pitch if there is racist abuse from the stands because "if you walk off they win".
(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 05, 2017 British one pound sterling coins are arranged for a photograph in central London on October 5, 2017. – The British pound extended losses on March 20, 2019 after Prime Minister Theresa May requested EU leaders to delay Brexit until June 30, sparking greater uncertainty over the nation’s departure from the bloc. (Photo by Daniel SORABJI / AFP)

Pound steadies as London seeks new Brexit delay

The British pound steadied Friday after London requested another Brexit extension in the long-running saga, while global stocks mostly rose on hopes over China-US trade talks.

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Jigawa government releases N192m for improvement of Dutse water supply

The Managing Director of Jigawa Water Board, Zayyan Rabiu, on Monday said that the state government has released N192 million for the improvement of water supply in Dutse metropolis.
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SERAP fumes over ‘repressive’ National Assembly media accreditation guidelines

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the “leadership and management of the National Assembly to immediately withdraw the repressive media accreditation guidelines or face legal action.”
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Ex-Enyimba coach drags club over alleged N3.45 million debt

Former Coach of Enyimba International F.C., Samson Unuanel, on Tuesday dragged the club before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, over alleged unpaid N3.450 million, being the balance of his sign-on-fee
A pedestrian walks past a Huawei product stand at an EE telecommunications shop in central London on April 29, 2019. – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has urged caution over the role of China’s Huawei in the UK, saying the government should think carefully before opening its doors to the technology giant to develop next-generation 5G mobile networks. His comments come after Prime Minister Theresa May conditionally allowed China’s Huawei to build the UK 5G network, information that was leaked to a newspaper from top secret discussions between senior ministers and security officials, a leak that has caused a scandal that has rocked Britain’s splintered government. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / various sources / AFP)

Huawei accuses US of bullying

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei called itself the victim of U.S. “bullying” on Tuesday and said it was working with Google to counter trade restrictions imposed by Washington last week, a senior Huawei executive said.

Man docked for cultism, possession of firearm

The Police in Lagos on Tuesday docked a man, Toheeb Olapade, 26, at an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court, with charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and being a member of a secret cult.