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Roberto Firmino

Roberto Firmino added to Barcelona shortlist for new striker role

Barcelona have reportedly added Roberto Firmino to their shortlist of potential replacements for Luis Suárez.
France host Turkey in a crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday with the teams vying for top spot in Group H and diplomatic tension simmering between the two nations after Turkey’s bombardment of Syrian Kurds this week.

Tension ahead of France-Turkey Euro showdown

France host Turkey in a crunch Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday with the teams vying for top spot in Group H and diplomatic tension simmering between the two nations after Turkey’s bombardment of Syrian Kurds this week.
Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.

Injured Paul Pogba out of France squad as Kylian Mbappe, N’Golo Kante return

Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Presnel Kimpembe and Steve Mandanda have been recalled to France's squad for their Euro 2020 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey, but Paul Pogba is out through injury.
Didier Drogba believes Paris Saint-Germain's exceptional strikers Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will both win the Ballon d'Or during their careers.

Neymar: I’ll give my life to PSG

Brazilian superstar Neymar pledged Saturday to “give my life to PSG” after his goal kept the French giants top of Ligue 1 with a 1-0 win at Bordeaux.
Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe (R) kicks the ball in front of Bordeaux’s French goalkeeper Benoit Costil during the French L1 football match between Girondins de Bordeaux and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on September 28, 2019 in Bordeaux. (Photo by Mehdi FEDOUACH / AFP)

Kylian Mbappe returns to inspire Neymar and PSG to victory

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar played together for the first time this season and combined for the goal that gave Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 victory in Bordeaux as well as top spot in Ligue 1.
Didier Drogba believes Paris Saint-Germain's exceptional strikers Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will both win the Ballon d'Or during their careers.

Didier Drogba: Neymar, Kylian Mbappe will win Ballon d’Or

Didier Drogba believes Paris Saint-Germain's "exceptional" strikers Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will both win the Ballon d'Or during their careers.
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe celebrating after scoring against Nantes during the L1 football match on Dec 23, 2018. AFP

Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappe back for PSG after month absence

Kylian Mbappe is available to make his return from a thigh injury when Paris Saint-Germain visit Bordeaux in Ligue 1 this weekend, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Friday.
FIFA has explained why some votes for Mohamed Salah to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award was not counted.

Sudan coach alleges own vote for Mo Salah not counted in FIFA Best awards

Sudan national team coach, Zdravko Logarusic, has added his voice to the controversy trailing Monday’s FIFA Player of the Year Award which was won by Barcelona and Argentina midfielder, Lionel Messi, alleging that the world football ruling body didn’t include his votes exactly as he voted.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting of Cameroon challenged by Steve Mounie of Benin during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match between Benin and Cameroon at the Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia on the 02 July 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela-BackpagePix

New Cameroon coach names his first squad

Cameroon’s new coach Toni Conceicao has not made any drastic changes in naming his first squad since his surprise appointment last week for the away friendly against Tunisia on October 12.
Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne’s former manager insists he should join Paris Saint-Germain

Since joining Manchester City in 2015, Kevin De Bruyne has won seven pieces of silverware, including four last year, but has yet to taste European glory.
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PSG suffer rare home defeat against Reims

Paris St-Germain (PSG) suffered their second defeat of the season and their first at home in Ligue 1 for 16 months as they lost 2-0 to Stade de Reims on Wednesday.
Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach names his world best players

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said that PSG star, Kylian Mbappe, deserved to win the Fifa Best Player award ahead of Lionel Messi of Argentina and Barcelona.
Samuel Chukwueze was on target as Villarreal were held to a 4-4 draw by Granada in their opening La Liga fixture.

Samuel Chukwueze, Jadon Sancho, Matthijs de Ligt make 40-man shortlist for 2019 Golden Boy...

Samuel Chukwueze, Jadon Sancho, Joao Felix and Matthijs de Ligt are some of the names on the 40-man list of nominations for the 2019 Golden Boy award.
Ronaldo missed out as Lionel Messi was named FIFA Best Player of the Year for the sixth time on Monday.

FIFA Best award: Lionel Messi votes for Cristiano Ronaldo

Lionel Messi put Cristiano Ronaldo second in the Best FIFA Men's Player award voting, but the Portugal star did not return the favour to the eventual winner.
Ronaldo missed out as Lionel Messi was named FIFA Best Player of the Year for the sixth time on Monday.

FIFA Best 2019 Award winners — full list

The FIFA Best Awards event at the La Scala Opera house in Milan, which started on Monday night through the early hours of Tuesday was a very colourful and memorable event, even with the conspicuous absence of the Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Real Madrid Leonardo Jardim Julen Lopetegui

Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim in spotlight amid awful start to season

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim insists he is unfazed by the speculation over his future as the 2017 French champions go into a midweek derby against Patrick Vieira’s Nice still without a win this season.
Being forced to remain at Paris Saint-Germain can be beneficial to Neymar, says Kaka, with the Brazilian expected to be a leader in what could prove to be a “great year”.

Kaka: PSG stay is good for Neymar

Being forced to remain at Paris Saint-Germain can be beneficial to Neymar, says Kaka, with the Brazilian expected to be a leader in what could prove to be a “great year”.
Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne admits he was expecting Raheem Sterling to live up to the picture painted of him by the media.

Xavi Hernandez: Raheem Sterling can succeed Lionel Messi as world’s best player

Barcelona great Xavi believes Raheem Sterling is on course to emerge as the world's best player when Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo leave centre stage.

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Italian police seize 31,000 Yaba drug in massive raid

The Italian Carabinieri police corps said that more than 31,000 pills of Yaba, known as the `madness drug,’ have been seized in a large-scale operation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate President: Why we are amending Production Sharing Contract law

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