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Germany, Netherlands to meet in Euro 2020 qualifying as England given clement draw

Former champions Germany and the Netherlands will meet each in qualifying for Euro 2020 after being paired together in Sunday’s draw in Dublin, but World Cup semi-finalists England will not complain about their group.
France's defender Samuel Umtiti (top) heads the ball to score the opening goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup semi-final football match between France and Belgium at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on July 10, 2018. CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP

All you need to know about the Euro 2020 qualifying draw

A unique European Championships in 2020 that will be hosted in 12 cities across the continent will begin to take shape when the qualifying draw takes place in Dublin on Sunday at 1100GMT.
Gylfi Sigurdsson

Gylfi Sigurdsson: Everton confident of good show at Anfield

Everton’s ability to grind out results has boosted their confidence ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby against Liverpool in the English Premier League, midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson said on Thursday.
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AFCON: Ahmed Musa to lead Super Eagles attack against Bafana Bafana

Ahmed Musa looks set to lead the Super Eagles attack in the absence of injured Odion Ighalo with Chippa United’s Daniel Akpeyi also set to start against South Africa Saturday.
Michy Batshuayi has dismissed speculation his loan from Chelsea to Valencia could be cut short.

Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi dismisses reports of Valencia departure

Michy Batshuayi has dismissed speculation his loan from Chelsea to Valencia could be cut short.

George Finidi: Super Eagles are playing with confidence

The Super Eagles are playing with a lot of confidence at the moment and should beat South Africa in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier on Saturday, November 17 at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, according to football legend George Finidi.

UN spends $70 million on humanitarian assistance in North-East

The United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (COHA) has spent 70 million dollars in providing humanitarian assistance in the north-eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
Romelu Lukaku

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku ruled out of Belgium match with hamstring injury

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has been ruled out of Belgium's Nations League clash against Iceland with a hamstring injury.
Roberto Martinez and Eden Hazard

Roberto Martinez hails Eden Hazard for his calm under pressure

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez hailed Eden Hazard's leadership qualities, saying the star attacker dealt with pressure incredibly.
Anthony Martial

Manchester United’s Anthony Martial earns recall to France squad

Anthony Martial has been rewarded for his impressive recent form with Manchester United by being recalled to the France squad by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday.
Mousa Dembele

Ankle injury rules out Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele till 2019

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele is likely to miss the rest of the year due to ankle ligament damage, Spurs confirmed on Thursday.
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Roma close in on Champions League last 16 with win over CSKA Moscow

Roma inched closer to a place in the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday thanks to a hard-fought 2-1 win over 10-man CSKA Moscow in the Luzhniki Stadium.
Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi

FIFA adds Mikel Obi’s 2018 World Cup Jersey to museum

The football governing announced that the shirt will be at the museum located in Zurich after Gernot Rohr’s became the first team to beat Iceland at the World Cup finals.
Romelu Lukaku celebrates after opening the scoring for Belgium

Belgium takes top spot in new FIFA rankings

Belgium has edged ahead of France to take an outright top spot in FIFA’s world rankings released on Thursday.
Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard applauds supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on August 18, 2018. Chelsea won the game 3-2. - AFP PHOTO - Glyn KIRK

Johann Gudmundsson: Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard the Premier League’s best

Kevin De Bruyne could return to start for Manchester City against Burnley on Saturday and Johann Berg Gudmundsson believes that his rival is in the top two players in the league, along with Eden Hazard.

German deportations to other European countries tripled in 2018

German authorities have deported three times as many asylum seekers to other European countries this year as during 2017, interior ministry document showed on Tuesday.
Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku was back among the goals as his brace for Belgium secured a 2-1 win over Switzerland on Friday to put the Red Devils top of their Uefa Nations League group.

Romelu Lukaku double lifts mood in Belgium

Romelu Lukaku scored twice to earn Belgium a 2-1 victory over Switzerland in the Nations League on Friday, lifting the mood in the country after a week marred by match-fixing allegations.
Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba: I do not need the armband to speak

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba harbours no ambition to be captain of France and thinks he can be an influence for club and country regardless of whether he wears the armband or not.

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WAEC: Abandoned certificates taking up space in our office

The West African Examinations Council says it will deploy an Electronic Certificate Management System to facilitate the issuance of certificates to candidates, to reduce the problem of abandoned certificates.
Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning

2019 Budget: Federal government accuses National Assembly of delaying submission process

The Federal Government has blamed the National Assembly for delays in submitting the 2019 budget estimates.

2019: Adebayo Shittu vows to work against Oyo APC candidate

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said he will work against the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, in 2019 elections.

Kano to sponsor marriage of 3,000 widows, divorcees

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Kano State Governor, has approved the appointment of a committee on state-sponsored wedding of 3,000 widows, divorcees and spinsters in the state.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, of not wanting to sign the national peace accord ahead of the 2019 elections.-4

APC: Atiku Abubakar’s signing of peace accord a ‘face-saving move’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, of not wanting to sign the national peace accord ahead of the 2019 elections.