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Jordi Alba wants to stay at Barcelona for life

Jordi Alba has played down speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League, insisting he would remain at Barcelona for the rest of his life if it was up to him.

World Cup: Mikel Obi ready to ‘carry’ Super Eagles on his back

Known as ‘General Mikel’ by the Nigerian senior team playing body and backroom staff for his brilliant hold-up play, vision and authority on the field, but more importantly for his leadership, Mikel John Obi has assured that he is ready to lead Nigeria well at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

World Cup: VAR to be used to punish players for off-the-ball incidents – IFAB

Football’s rule-making body the International Football Association Board (IFAB) has said that referees at the 2018 World Cup finals will be able to give red cards for off-the-ball incidents spotted by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Zinedine Zidane surprises Michael Owen with ‘frightening’ success at Real Madrid

Zinedine Zidane has been a “frightening” success at Real Madrid, says Michael Owen, with the Frenchman offering little to suggest that he would be a top boss during his playing days.

UEFA prepares to fight Gianni Infantino’s Club World Cup plan

A united response to FIFA’s plans to enlarge the Club World Cup to 24 teams will be the subject of debate on Wednesday at a meeting of football power brokers organised by UEFA.

Zinedine Zidane: Barcelona first to refuse guard of honour

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has explained that Barcelona's previous behaviour is the reason his team will not offer a 'pasillo' guard of honour to the new Liga champions at the Camp Nou on Sunday evening, while denying it is a "failure" on his team's part that this Clasico arrives at a time when the title is already decided.

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino plans strategy to win new term

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino is busily promoting money-spinning schemes for world football ahead of an expected bid for a second term, including a revamped Club World Cup and a so-called Global Nations League.

FIFA set to expand Club World Cup

FIFA has proposed that a revamped and enlarged version of the Club World Cup, planned to start in 2021, would include all European champions, runners-up and Europa League winners from the four seasons up to and including the year of the event.

Patrice Evra arrives at West Ham’s training ground ahead of move

Evra, 36, arrived at the club's Chadwell Heath training complex on Wednesday morning ahead of his free transfer to the club.

Champions League all that’s left for Real Madrid – Dani Carvajal

After a shock Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Leganes, Dani Carvajal believes Real Madrid's only hope for further glory this season is the Champions League.

Wales coach Ryan Giggs admits to having counselling after Manchester United exit

New Wales manager Ryan Giggs revealed he underwent counselling after his career at Manchester United came to an end.

Cristiano Ronaldo-Neymar swap deal ‘foolish’ diversionary tactic – Ramon Calderon

Talk of a swap deal involving Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar is a "foolish" attempt to divert attention away from Real Madrid's current plight, says former president Ramon Calderon.

African champions Wydad Casablanca sack coach Hussein Amotta

Hussein Amotta has been sacked by African Champions League winners Wydad Casablanca after a poor first half of the season.

Real Madrid can still win La Liga – Dani Carvaja

Defender Dani Carvajal insists Real Madrid can still win the Spanish league, despite the 3-0 El Clasico defeat by Barcelona that left them 14 points adrift in the La Liga title race.

Talk of Real Madrid sacking Zinedine Zidane is ‘comical’ – Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry has called talk of Real Madrid sacking manager Zinedine Zidane due to the team's current form this season "comical."

Lassana Diarra becomes free agent after Al Jazira contract terminated

UAE side Al Jazira have confirmed the termination of Lassana Diarra's contract by mutual consent.

Cristiano Ronaldo 100 percent fit and has Real Madrid’s respect – Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insisted Cristiano Ronaldo is 100 percent fit for Saturday's huge El Clasico clash against Barcelona despite playing a limited role in training this week.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane not giving up on La Liga title hopes as...

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane insists that the race for the La Liga title is far from over regardless of the result of Saturday’s El Clasico result against Barcelona.

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President Buhari pledges to restore devastated communities in North-East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country that his administration will leave no stone unturned in restoring their devastated communities for their immediate and safe return.
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Ante Rebic: Argentina were so bad I didn’t want Lionel Messi’s jersey

Ante Rebic was so disappointed in Argentina's performance and conduct in Croatia's 3-0 win over them that he decided not to ask Lionel Messi to swap jerseys.
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Gernot Rohr: Shake up in Super Eagles paid dividends

Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr, has claimed that tactical shake-up paid dividends as they beat Iceland 2-0 in Volgograd, Russia on Friday.

APC rules out crisis in national convention

The Sub-Committee on Monitoring, Coordination and Compliance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention Committee, has allayed fears that the convention, scheduled holding on Saturday, would be marred by crisis.