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Lionel Messi to put heat on Iceland as France target Australia

Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins on Saturday when he leads Argentina against tiny Iceland, as fancied France make their bow in Russia targeting a repeat of their 1998 glory.

Swiss tribunal clears banned Peru captain Guerrero for World Cup

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has won a last-ditch appeal to play at the World Cup despite being suspended after testing positive for traces of cocaine, a Swiss federal tribunal announced Thursday.

Santos: Barcelona can’t sign Rodrygo until Neymar debt paid

Santos president Jose Carlos Peres says they will not negotiate a deal with Barcelona for Rodrygo Goes while the La Liga champions still owe them money for Neymar.

World Cup: Peruvian president backs skipper Paolo Guerrero over doping ban

The president of Peru, Martin Vizcarra, has said he supports the battle of team captain Paolo Guerrero to play at the 2018 World Cup and will help his bid to overturn a doping ban.

Robinho: Neymar to Real Madrid would be win-win

Neymar joining Real Madrid this summer would be “win-win for both parties”, says fellow Brazilian and former Blancos star Robinho.

Football fan gets full club jersey tattooed on his body

A football fan in Brazil has taken his devotion to his favorite team to a whole new level.

Ex-Barcelona star Ronaldinho retires from football

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s motivation puts him above Lionel Messi – Roberto Carlos

Cristiano Ronaldo's professionalism and determination set him apart from Lionel Messi and Neymar, according to Real Madrid great Roberto Carlos.

FIFA slaps Peru captain Paolo Guerrero with one-year drug ban

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after been banned from football for a year for failing a drugs test, FIFA’s disciplinary committee announced on Friday.

Chapecoense qualify for Copa Liberadores one year after tragic plane crash

Brazilian side Chapecoense qualified for the Copa Liberadores with a last-gasp winner on Sunday, a year after a plane crash killed 19 of their players.

Diego Ribas reveals offers from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich

Brazil international Diego Ribas has revealed that he was in negotiations to join Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in 2009.

Footballer who fed girlfriend’s body to dogs gets reprieve

The jail sentence of Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes for 2010 murder of a former girlfriend has been reduced by 18 months, according to court documents filed in the state of Minas Gerias.

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NAFDAC introduces video conferences to cut cost

The Director-General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, said she had introduced video conferences in the agency to cut cost.

England skipper Harry Kane scores stoppage time winner against Tunisia

Gareth Southgate's side missed a host of gilt-edged chances in the first half and were then frustrated by a resolute Tunisian side who looked to have claimed a vital point. But Kane popped up in the 91s minute to head England to victory from a corner.

Ex-President Jonathan starved NDDC of funds – Nsima Ekere

Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Dr. Nsima Ekere, has stirred the hornet’s nest as he accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of poor funding of the interventionist agency during his administration, which lasted six years.

Philipp Lahm: Germany will rebound from Mexico loss

Philipp Lahm expects World Cup holders Germany to pull together after their 1-0 opening defeat at the hands of Mexico and to find "a common path towards the right solution" for their tactical problems.

Rivers council poll victory showcases Governor Wike’s performance – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party says its victory in the just-concluded local government election held in Rivers State manifests the appreciation of the people for the performance of the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike.