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AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as Founding Clubs. It is anticipated that a further three clubs will join ahead of the inaugural season, which is intended to commence as soon as practicable.

All English clubs pull out of Super League amid outrage

Plans for the European Super League fell further into crisis late Tuesday, with all six English clubs announcing they were turning away from their involvement in the controversial project.
A statement to British parliament on Monday by Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Secretary Oliver Dowden revealed this.

Britain launches review into football after European Super League furore

The British government is launching a “fan-led” review into how football in England operates after the Super League scandal.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.
British sports chiefs say they would accept the introduction of coronavirus “vaccine passports” if they enable the return of capacity crowds as quickly as possible.

British sports chiefs canvass use of ‘vaccine passports’

British sports chiefs say they would accept the introduction of coronavirus “vaccine passports” if they enable the return of capacity crowds as quickly as possible.
Molefi Ntseki was appointed in August 2019. Sydney Seshibedi-Gallo Images

South Africa sacks coach after AFCON qualifiers flop

Bafana Bafana coach Molefi Ntseki has been shown the door three days after losing in Sudan and failing to qualify South Africa for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
3. Chelsea moved into the FA Cup semi-finals as Oliver Norwood’s own goal and a late Hakim Ziyech strike sealed a 2-0 win against Sheffield United on Sunday.

Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Porto gets new venue

Both legs of Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final tie with Porto will be played in Spain next month, UEFA have confirmed.
Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka have been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Poland.

WCQ: Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka withdraw from England squad with injuries

The Three Lions got the road to Qatar off to a straightforward start against San Marino on Thursday, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin scoring a brace in a comprehensive 5-0 Wembley win.
Ahead of the penultimate Group L fixture for the TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Squirrels of the Republic of Benin, the Football Association of the hosts, the Fédération Béninoise de Football and their coach, Michel Dussuyer, have received some discomforting update.

AFCONQ: Béninoise Squirrel tests positive for coronavirus, all Super Eagles cleared

Ahead of the penultimate Group L fixture for the TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Squirrels of the Republic of Benin, the Football Association of the hosts, the Fédération Béninoise de Football and their coach, Michel Dussuyer, have received some discomforting update.
The Premier League announced on Friday that heading guidelines for training in the professional game are set to be in place for the start of next season as concerns grow over health risks for players.

Premier League expects heading guidelines before next season

The Premier League announced on Friday that heading guidelines for training in the professional game are set to be in place for the start of next season as concerns grow over health risks for players.
Criminal proceedings against FIFA president Gianni Infantino have been launched in Switzerland.

FIFA president hails election of CAF supremo

The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which took place in Rabat, Morocco on Friday.
The New York district court determined that Stephanie Sinclair offered a “valid sublicense” to use the photograph when she posted it publicly on Instagram.

Instagram announces tougher consequences for hate speech in direct messages

Instagram is toughening its stance on hate speech in direct messages. The company announced today that it’ll start disabling the accounts of people who repeatedly send hateful messages. First-time offenders won’t be able to send messages for an undefined period of time, but if they send hateful messages again, their account will be disabled.
Zambia will no longer take part in the 2021 Alanya Women's Cup scheduled to take place between February 15 to 24 in Turkey.

Zambia pull out of 2021 Turkish Women’s Cup

Zambia will no longer take part in the 2021 Alanya Women's Cup scheduled to take place between February 15 to 24 in Turkey.
West Ham have appealed against the red card shown to midfielder Tomas Soucek during Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Fulham.

West Ham appeals Tomas Soucek red card awaits response

Soucek was controversially sent off by referee Mike Dean after his elbow made contact with Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic’s face as the pair prepared for a West Ham free-kick.
Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly identified Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as suitable replacement for injured Hugo Lloris.

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana given one-year doping ban

Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been handed a 12-month suspension for failing an out of competition doping test, with the club claiming their No 1 accidentally took medicine prescribed for his wife.
England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed he is taking part in a research project looking at possible links between football and dementia.

England manager to partake in football dementia study

England manager Gareth Southgate has revealed he is taking part in a research project looking at possible links between football and dementia.
Soccer Football - Premier League - Manchester City v Brighton & Hove Albion - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - January 13, 2021 Manchester City's Phil Foden celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Chelsea boss: Hard to enforce ban on players hugging

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard defended his players on Thursday amid a growing debate about teams celebrating goals with hugs and high-fives while the country is battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze (left) watches the match from the stands during the Emirates FA Cup third round match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Crystal Palace to deal with Eberechi Eze attendance at QPR match internally

Crystal Palace have expressed concern over winger Eberechi Eze’s attendance at an FA Cup match between his former club QPR and Fulham without a face mask last weekend.
Crystal Palace's Eberechi Eze (left) watches the match from the stands during the Emirates FA Cup third round match at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium

Eberechi Eze faces FA investigation over attendance at QPR FA Cup tie

It could leave the ex-QPR midfielder facing a potential FA rap as it comes just 24 hours after the Premier League wrote to all clubs to remind them to reinforce coronavirus protocols.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Edinson Cavani that he must bide his time before securing regular starts for Manchester United.

English FA: Edinson Cavani not intentionally racist in social media post, but term was...

Edinson Cavani was not intentionally racist in the Instagram post that brought him a three-match suspension, the Football Association says.
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Nuno Espirito Santo said he will not apologise to referee Lee Mason who he said was not good enough for the Premier League after his team’s 2-1 defeat Burnley.

Wolves boss fined £25,000 for criticising referee

Nuno said Mason was not good enough to officiate in the Premier League following Wolves' 2-1 loss to Burnley on December 21. England's Football Association said Wednesday that Nuno had accepted a charge of improper conduct following a personal hearing.
Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has been banned for 10 weeks for breaching betting rules.

Diego Simeone welcomes back Kieran Trippier after FA explains betting ban

Kieran Trippier's 10-week ban for betting offences is on hold as FIFA considers an appeal, although the FA has explained its decision.
Sir Alex Ferguson wearing a protective face mask before the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pool via REUTERS-Clive Brunskill

Alex Ferguson: Fight against dementia is football’s duty

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has said it is his personal duty and football’s responsibility to address the problem of dementia that has impacted several former players.

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Some more information has emerged regarding the plans for a European Super League including funding and the stance of the parties involved.

European Super League shelved as more clubs withdraw

The European Super League collapsed on Wednesday as eight of the 12 founding members from England, Italy and Spain abandoned the breakaway project.

Ryan Mason dedicates first Tottenham win to Ugo Ehiogu

Tottenham Hotspur interim manager, Ryan Mason, has decided his first win in charge to former coach Ugo Ehiogu, who passed away four years ago.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Edo: Police charge 331 suspects to courts in two months

The Police Command in Edo on Wednesday disclosed that no fewer than 332 suspects have been charged to courts in the last two months.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi

PSG president replaces Juventus supremo as ECA chairman

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been appointed as the new European Club Association chairman, replacing Andrea Agnelli in the wake of the Juventus executive's departure.
The federal civil rights investigation into the death of George Floyd while in police custody is ongoing despite the guilty verdict, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a statement.

George Floyd murder: Minneapolis police to face US federal probe

A US federal investigation has been launched into policing practices in the city of Minneapolis, a day after one of its former officers was convicted of the murder of George Floyd.

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President Buhari reacts to Idriss Deby’s demise

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over what he called the “sudden and tragic death” of President Idriss Deby of Chad on Tuesday at the frontline, fighting against rebel soldiers.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN: Nigeria to halt foreign currency for sugar, wheat imports

Nigeria will no longer provide foreign currency for importers of sugar and wheat, the central bank said on Twitter on Friday, as the country tries to conserve national dollar reserves.
Borussia Dortmund star Emre Can does not believe he should have given away a penalty against Manchester City.

​Borussia Dortmund star Emre Can furious with referees over Man City handball penalty

Borussia Dortmund star Emre Can does not believe he should have given away a penalty against Manchester City.
FILE PHOTO - Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of the board of trustees of the Russian Geographical Society via a video conference call in Moscow, Russia April 14, 2021. Sputnik-Alexei Druzhinin-Kremlin via REUTERS

Russia says it will retaliate hard against Czechs over diplomat expulsions

Russia said on Sunday Czech accusations that Russian spy services were behind an explosion in an ammunition depot were unfounded and absurd and it would retaliate for Prague’s expulsion of 18 Russian embassy staff.
Super Eagles striker Paul Onuachu was on taget again for KRC Genk in their Belgian jupiler league clash with Waasland-Beveren on Sunday.

Paul Onuachu emerges goal king in Belgium with 29 goals for Genk

Super Eagles forward Paul Onuachu on Saturday night finished the regular league season as Goal King of Belgium topflight with 29 goals after netting a brace for Genk in a five-goal thriller at closest rivals Royal Antwerp.