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Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Gernot Rohr ranked 19th best coach in the world by German firm

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has been ranked 19th best coach in the world by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) based in Germany.
Cristiano Ronaldo walks past Maurizio Sarri and straight down the tunnel. Massimo Pinca-Reuters

Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness, attitude both under spotlight

Cristiano Ronaldo’s fitness and attitude came under the spotlight on Monday after he reacted angrily to being substituted during Juventus’ win over AC Milan and coach Maurizio Sarri said the 34-year-old had been nursing a knee injury for some time.
Bernardo Silva has written a confidential letter to the Football Association (FA) expressing his regret if any unintentional offence was caused by a tweet he posted on Sunday.

Portugal coach defends Bernardo Silva in racist tweet row

Portuguese coach Fernando Santos weighed in on Thursday to defend midfielder Bernardo Silva who has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over a controversial social media post comparing teammate Benjamin Mendy with a black cartoon character.
Ronaldo missed out as Lionel Messi was named FIFA Best Player of the Year for the sixth time on Monday.

FIFA Best award: Lionel Messi votes for Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi put Cristiano Ronaldo second in the Best FIFA Men's Player award voting, but the Portugal star did not return the favour to the eventual winner.
Cristiano Ronaldo was at the peak of his powers once again last night on the international stage.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores four times as Portugal rout Lithuania 5-1

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 93 goals when he scored four times on Tuesday.
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.
Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to lead Portugal in a drive for more silverware after their Nations League triumph.

Cristiano Ronaldo targets Euro 2020 glory with Nations League champions Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has vowed to lead Portugal in a drive for more silverware after their Nations League triumph.
Cristiano Ronaldo (left) celebrates with Bernardo Silva. GETTY IMAGES

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick sends Portugal to Nations League final

Evergreen Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick, including two late goals, to give Portugal a 3-1 win over Switzerland in a Nations League semi-final featuring an extraordinary VAR incident on Wednesday.
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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.
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Injured Cristiano Ronaldo expects to return in ‘one or two weeks’

Cristiano Ronaldo says he expects to return to action in one or two weeks as he does not think his recent injury is overly serious.
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Roberto Mancini bemoans Italy’s misfortune in front of goal

Roberto Mancini does not believe his "unlucky" Italy side could have done much more to improve their underwhelming form in front of goal.
Portugal's Rui Patricio and Jose Fonte celebrate after the match. REUTERS-Alessandro Garofalo

Portugal hold off Italy to reach Nations League semi-finals

European champions Portugal became the first team to qualify for the Nations League semi-finals on Saturday after holding Italy to a 0-0 draw at the San Siro.
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Fernando Santos: Cristiano Ronaldo still very much part of Portugal team

Portugal coach Fernando Santos insisted Saturday that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo remains a key part of his national team despite being left out of his Nations League squad, after the European champions became the first team to advance to the semi-finals of the competition.
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Cristiano Ronaldo still absent as Portugal announce Nations League squad with four recalls

Fernando Santos has recalled four players, but Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in Portugal's final two UEFA Nations League fixtures later in November.
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Portugal atop UEFA Nations League group after away win against Poland

Portugal's Bernardo Silva scored a fine individual goal as their new-look side recovered to win 3-2 away to Poland in the UEFA Nations League with an impressive performance on Thursday.
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Max Allegri: Cristiano Ronaldo available for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo is "ready to return to action" for Juventus in Saturday’s game against Udinese, boss Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed.
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Cristiano Ronaldo left out of Portugal squad again

Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been left out of the squad for this month’s matches against Poland and Scotland, the Portuguese Football Federation announced on Thursday.
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Cristiano Ronaldo left out of Portugal squad amid rape claim

Cristiano Ronaldo has been left off Portugal's squad for two upcoming matches as he fights a rape allegation.

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