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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.
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.
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Italy goalscoring ‘a problem that needs to be resolved’ – Roberto Mancini

Italy coach Roberto Mancini said he needs to find a way to get his team scoring again and blamed his side's poor fitness after their 1-0 defeat to Portugal in the UEFA Nations League on Monday night.

Nigerian lawyers to earn another $17m from General Abacha’s loot

Nigerian lawyers freshly engaged by the Federal Government to assist with the repatriation of $321 million stolen by Sani Abacha, former military ruler, will be paid $17 million (over N6 billion) for their services.

Nigeria parleys 37 countries on economic cooperation, bilateral ties

Nigeria has joined 37 other countries to sign a joint declaration on Economic Cooperation with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the sidelines of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) 11th Ministerial Conference.

The political manipulation of Nigerians

Nigeria is 57, going by the year of independence, and the consensus in every corner is that we can be, and should have been, better than this. I have not met a single person who said this is the best we can be.

Trump announces ambassador picks to Germany, India

US President Donald Trump has announced a series of ambassador nominations to key capitals, including Berlin and New Delhi, more than seven months after taking office.

Spain fans shouldn’t whistle Barca’s Pique – Ramos

Spain captain Sergio Ramos says he hopes that international teammate Gerard Pique is not whistled by Real Madrid supporters during Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Italy at the Bernabeu.

Merkel calls for extension of EU border controls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for an extension of EU border controls in the passport-free Schengen area beyond a planned end in November.

Villa back for Spain World Cup qualifiers

Veteran strker David Villa is set for an international recall after being named Friday in Spain’s squad for key 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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