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Former England midfielder Joe Cole retires at 37

Cole, who came through West Ham's youth system before spells at Liverpool, Lille, Aston Villa and Coventry City, has played for United Soccer League side Tampa Bay Rowdies since 2016.
Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard: I’m not happy about being fouled so often

Chelsea's Eden Hazard is feeling the "wear and tear" of more than 10 years of playing professional football and is "not happy" with the amount of times he is fouled.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo still absent as Portugal announce Nations League squad with four recalls

Fernando Santos has recalled four players, but Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in Portugal's final two UEFA Nations League fixtures later in November.
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Thomas Tuchel: Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe still lacks football maturity

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has agreed with legendary midfielder Xavi that Kylian Mbappe lacks "footballing maturity."
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Stakes high for ambitious Paris Saint-Germain project on trip to Napoli

While the eye-watering investments from their Qatari owners continue to raise questions about Financial Fair Play, the reality is that Paris Saint-Germain face the genuine danger of an early elimination from the Champions League before taking on Napoli on Tuesday.
Paris Saint-Germain's German coach Thomas Tuchel reacts at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS

Thomas Tuchel hails disciplined PSG for ‘best game this season’

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel was full of praise for his side, following a 2-1 win at home to Lille on Friday night.
Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold on final 2018 Golden Boy shortlist

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of four Premier League players on the final 20-man shortlist for the 2018 European Golden Boy award.

Edinson Cavani: Paris Saint-Germain superstars need more teamwork

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani says Paris Saint-Germain’s team of dazzling individuals including Neymar and Kylian Mbappe need to work more as a team if they are to win the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain's German coach Thomas Tuchel reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group C football match between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at the Parc des Princes stadium, in Paris, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Thomas Tuchel shows a different side as dropped Kylian Mbappe plays role of super...

Thomas Tuchel's position of strength in charge of Paris Saint-Germain was reinforced on Sunday after the German's decision to leave Kylian Mbappe on the bench against bitter rivals Marseille paid off.
Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard: I will not force Chelsea exit

Eden Hazard says he will not force Chelsea to sell him and will only leave the club on "good terms".
Nicolas Tie Chelsea

Chelsea’s keeper Nicolas Tie out of Ivory Coast squad

Chelsea academy goalkeeper Nicolas Tie has been forced to withdraw from Ivory Coast's squad for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Central African Republic (CAR).
Chelsea's Eden Hazard

Eden Hazard: Real Madrid move remains my dream

Chelsea's Eden Hazard said it is still his "dream" to play for Real Madrid and he wants to "make it happen" but is determined not to leave under a cloud if he moves to Spain.
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Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou hail John Terry on ‘amazing career’

African legend Didier Drogba has congratulated former England and Chelsea captain John Terry following his retirement from football.
Riot police members stand guard to prevent supporters from invading the pitch during the French L1 football match between Montpellier and Nimes, on September 30, 2018 at the the Mosson stadium in Montpellier, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT

Nigerian prostitution network dismantled in France

French police said Friday they have dismantled a Nigerian prostitution and trafficking network suspected of collecting and laundering tens of millions of euros across the country.
Nicolas Tie Chelsea

Chelsea Academy’s Nicolas Tie in Ivory Coast squad

Ivory Coast have included Chelsea academy goalkeeper Nicolas Tie for their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Central African Republic (CAR).
Paris Saint-Germain's German coach Thomas Tuchel reacts at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on September 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Paul ELLIS

Cavani, Neymar on same wavelength as PSG target eighth straight win

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says he has done nothing special to improve the relationship between star forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani, despite the pair playing a key role in helping the French champions enjoy their best ever start to a season.
Davis Cup

France to host Davis Cup final against Croatia in Lille

The French Tennis Federation announced on Monday that it was returning to Lille for the Davis Cup final on November 23-25.
Lucas Digne

Lucas Digne: Lionel Messi the best in the world but I had to get...

Lucas Digne enjoyed his time working alongside “best in the world” Lionel Messi at Barcelona, but admits to having pleaded with the Liga giants to let him join Everton.

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EU ‘no-deal’ Brexit plan has bad news for travellers

The EU published contingency plans for a “no-deal” Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.

INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
Second Niger Bridge

Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.