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Referee Martin Atkinson begins 1,700-mike bike ride to Russia

Martin Atkinson will ensure there is at least one British referee at the World Cup - although he is having to cycle 1,700 miles to be there.

Asamoah Gyan dropped as Levante’s Emmanuel Boateng earns debut Ghana call-up

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has handed debut call-ups to Levante's Emmanuel Boateng and Kwesi Kyere of Bayern Munich for two international friendly games in June against Japan and Iceland.

Iran wary as EU presents plans to save nuclear deal

Iran said Saturday it would wait to see whether Europe produces tangible results in overcoming US sanctions before it decides whether to stay in the nuclear deal, as a top EU official visited Tehran to present plans for maintaining trade ties.

Coach Salisu Yusuf invites Nwakalis, Sadiq, Alhassan, NPFL stars for Atletico friendly

Nigeria B coach Salisu Yusuf has invited 23 players for Tuesday’s friendly match with Europa League winners Atletico Madrid of Spain at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Nigeria Football Federation announced on Thursday via a press release.

Ex-Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal set for return to management two years

Former Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has suggested he could be close to a return to management after receiving an offer too good to refuse.

Sadiq Umar: I’ll bring something different to Super Eagles attack

Nigeria striker Sadiq Umar believes he will have something different to offer if he gets the nod from coach Gernot Rohr to lead the Super Eagles attack in Russia.

Rabiu Ibrahim scores first goal for Slovan Bratislava

Former Nigeria youth international Ibrahim Rabiu scores his first ever goal for Slovakia club Slovan Bratislava on Sunday as they won 3-1 at AS Trencin.

Season over for Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi after hamstring injury

The season has ended for Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi in Belgium after he suffered a hamstring injury at KV Kortrijk last night.

Uche Nwofor, Ugonna Uzochukwu rejoin Enugu Rangers after stints abroad

Striker Uche Nwofor and midfielder Ugonna Uzochukwu have rejoined Enugu Rangers after various spells abroad.

World Cup: Finidi George sees Super Eagles in semi-final

Former Super Eagles winger Finidi George has challenged coach Gernot Rohr and his wards, to do better than qualify from the group stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament starting June in Russia.

PSV technical director Marcel Brands to join Everton

The Dutch side are seven points clear with five games left to play and could win the title at home against Ajax on April 15.

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk a leader

Jurgen Klopp has lauded the leadership qualities of Virgil van Dijk, but stressed that Jordan Henderson will remain Liverpool captain for the foreseeable future.

Emre Can misses Liverpool training ahead of Crystal Palace clash

Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is a doubt for this weekend's trip to Crystal Palace.

DStv, GOtv to air all Nigerian friendly matches ahead of Russia 2018

DStv and GOtv subscribers will have front row seats to watch the Nigerian friendly matches in preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, which kicks off June on 14. The Nigerian friendly matches are exclusive to SuperSport, the world of champions.

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk named Netherlands captain

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been named as the captain of the Netherlands.

Mark Schwarzer: England number one spot is Joe Hart’s to lose

Mark Schwarzer says England's World Cup number-one shirt is Joe Hart's to lose if he ends the season in good form for West Ham.

ASJ Academy: Kelechi Nwakali for Arsenal first team in June

Youngster Kelechi Nwakali will be given a chance to fight for a place in the Arsenal first-team squad in June, according to his Nigerian academy.

Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi fires eighth goal of season in Belgium

Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi scored his eighth goal of the season for his Belgian club Royal Excel Mouscron in their 5-3 loss at Anderlecht.

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Gernot Rohr has admitted it was not easy to convince stars Mikel Obi and Victor Moses to play more withdrawn and defensive roles against Iceland in today’s World Cup Group D match against Iceland in Volgograd.

Ahmed Musa: Scoring against Argentina isn’t that difficult

Deadly Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland 2-0 on Friday and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi’s Argentina in Tuesday’s Group D showdown.

Adebayo Shittu, others ask court to nullify Oyo APC congress

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, and 35 others have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to nullify the congresses of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State.
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Brazil’s Neymar hits back at World Cup critics

Neymar rounded on his critics and defended his emotional reaction to scoring in Brazil’s 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica after he broke down in tears at the final whistle.

Minister: Lead poison survivors may have memory problem

The Minister of State, Mines and Steel Development, Bawa Bwari, on Friday in Abuja, said children who managed to survive lead poison may have memory problem.