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Hernan Crespo: Lionel Messi is not Diego Maradona

Former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo has jumped to the defence of Lionel Messi, saying he needs help from his team-mates to win the World Cup in Russia.

Oliver Bierhoff: Mesut Ozil, Ilkay Gundogan row could affect Germany team selection

Mesut Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan's involvement in the ongoing row about a photo they had taken with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan could influence Germany head coach Joachim Low's team selection, according to Oliver Bierhoff.

Italian footballer and ex-girlfriend found dead after suspected murder-suicide

Italian footballer, Federico Zini, has been found dead along with his ex-girlfriend after a suspected murder-suicide, according to reports in Italy on Saturday.

Roberto Mancini reaches agreement to coach Italy

Zenit Saint Petersburg manager Roberto Mancini has reached agreement to become the next Italy coach after accepting a pay cut to take the job, according to reports on Tuesday.

Roma goalkeeper Alisson flattered by Liverpool interest

Roma goalkeeper Alisson admits he has been flattered by interest from other clubs but questioned whether he needs to move this summer.

Reports: Roberto Mancini to become new Italy coach

Roberto Mancini has reached an agreement to become the next Italy coach, according to multiple media reports on Tuesday.

Alisson: Roma can stop Mohamed Salah

Roma goalkeeper Alisson says they can stop Mohamed Salah on Wednesday night - but only as a team.

Reports: Emre Can set for Juventus move

Liverpool defensive midfielder Emre Can has agreed a five-year contract with Italian champions Juventus, according to reports in Italy on Monday.

World Cup: VAR replays to be shown on big screens in Russia

Replays of incidents reviewed by video assistant referees (VAR) will be shown on big screens at the 2018 World Cup.

Use of VAR at World Cup worries UEFA president

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has expressed concern over the decision to employ the video replay system (VAR) at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Alvaro Morata: I should have rested back problem earlier

Alvaro Morata believes he should have taken an earlier break to aid his recovery from the lingering back injury that hampered part of his debut season at Chelsea.

Gianluigi Buffon bids Champions League a crazy farewell

Gianluigi Buffon’s Champions League career came to a bitter end on a crazy night with the Juventus legend sent off in Madrid and then accusing the referee of having “a rubbish bin instead of a heart”.

Roma director Francesco Totti backs Napoli to lift Serie A title

Francesco Totti backed Napoli to win the Serie A title as he received the Exceptional Achievement Award at the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony in Monaco on Tuesday.

Chelsea boss Conte best choice for Italy coach – Italian FA chief

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is Italy’s number one choice to take over as national coach, Italian federation vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta revealed on Tuesday.

Italy’s World Cup failure a wake-up call – FIFA chief

FIFA president Gianni Infantino revealed Thursday his dispair at Italy's failure to reach the World Cup finals where he had hoped to hand the trophy to Azzurri captain Gianluigi Buffon.

Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho ‘out of their minds’ – Fabio Capello

Former England manager Fabio Capello branded feuding managers Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte as "totally out of their minds" for letting their public spat get out of control.

Coaching Italy would be ‘an honour’ – Roberto Mancini

Former Manchester City and Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini says he would like to coach Italy's national team, describing the possibility as an honour.

Juventus’ Paulo Dybala out for over a month with thigh injury

Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala could be out for over a month after picking up a thigh injury in his side’s 1-0 win at Cagliari on Saturday, putting his chances of facing Tottenham in the Champions League at risk.

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NCP: Prayer greatest gift moslems can offer Nigeria now

Anambra State chapter of the National Conscience Party (NCP) says the greatest gift Moslems can offer Nigeria at this point in time is prayer.

Official: Croatia loss costs Super Eagles at least $20,000 each

Super Eagles failure to win the 2018 World Cup opening match against Croatia meant the entire team [players and backroom staff] missed out on huge bonuses – at least $20,000) [7.2 Million Naira] each and this was outside the $50,000 from Aiteo for every unreplied goals.

World Cup: Diego Maradona fears for Argentina against Super Eagles

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has expressed his fears for the Albiceleste, stating they will have serious problems against Nigeria if they replicate the performance which saw them draw 1-1 with debutants Iceland in their opening Group D game at the 2018 World Cup on Saturday.

Bauchi government apologises to civil servants over pay day omission

The Bauchi State Government has apologised to civil servants whose their names were omitted during the payment of the last month’s salaries in the state.