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Antoine Griezmann will wear ex-Super Eagles winger Emmanuel Amunike former Barcelona jersey number revealed ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Antoine Griezmann: Atletico Madrid report Barcelona to La Liga over claims to €80 million...

Atletico Madrid have reported Barcelona to La Liga as they continue to pursue an €80 million (£72m/$90m) addition to the transfer which has taken Antoine Griezmann to Camp Nou.
Atletico Madrid have released an official statement outlining their intention to open legal proceedings regarding Antoine Griezmann's move to Barcelona.

Barcelona add massive release clause to Antoine Griezmann contract

The Spanish champions announced the signing of Griezmann on Friday, having triggered a £107m release clause in his Atletico Madrid contract.
Super Eagles forward Samuel Chukwueze makes history after becoming the youngest to score at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Afcon: Samuel Chukwueze offers glimpse of Nigeria future

He was young enough to participate at this year’s Under-20 World Cup, but Samuel Chukwueze is assuming a far greater role as a future Nigeria lynchpin with his country attempting to capture a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title.
Barcelona signed Frenkie de Jong from Ajax for €75m (Getty)

Barcelona starlet Frenkie de Jong reveals dream of joining Arsenal

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong reveals he thought about signing for Arsenal before earning his dream move to Camp Nou.
Referee Roddy Zambrano has explained his controversial decisions during the Copa America semi-final between Brazil and Argentina after Lionel Messi questioned his performance.

Referee hits back at Lionel Messi, Argentina accusations

The referee accused by Argentina at the Copa America of having made “serious and gross” mistakes during their semi-final defeat to Brazil has hit back at his detractors accusing them of being bad losers.

Singer Taylor Swift overtakes Kardashian clan as highest paid celebrity

Singer Taylor Swift was named the world’s highest paid entertainer on Wednesday but was closely followed by two members of the wider Kardashian clan-reality star turned cosmetics queen, Kylie Jenner and rapper, Kanye West.
Gerard Piqué

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique handed €2.1 million tax bill

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique will be forced to pay 2.1 million euros ($2.36 million) to Spain’s tax authorities after his conviction for rights-image fraud was confirmed, a legal source told AFP on Wednesday.
Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn has described Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as an absolute beast and is loving playing alongside the powerful centre-back with the national team.

Steven Bergwijn: Virgil van Dijk an absolute beast

Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn has described Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk as "an absolute beast" and is loving playing alongside the powerful centre-back with the national team.
Neymar has hinted that his future lies in Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain, despite speculation regarding a move to Real Madrid continuing to bubble away in the background.

PSG get tough with Neymar after pre-season no-show

French club Paris Saint-Germain said they would take “appropriate action” after Neymar failed to show up for pre-season training with the French champions.
Chile’s Gary Medel and Argentina’s Lionel Messi are both shown the red card by the referee Mario Díaz de Vivar. Ueslei Marcelino-Reuters

Brazil coach Tite tells Lionel Messi to show some respect after ‘corruption comments’

Brazil coach Tite told Lionel Messi to show some respect following claims from the Argentina captain that the Copa America had been “fixed” so the hosts would win.
Argentina finished third at the Copa but captain and star man Lionel Messi voiced complaints following the semi-final and the third-place play-off, during which he was controversially sent off.

UEFA denies inviting Argentina to Nations League after Lionel Messi Copa America row

UEFA has denied reports it would entertain inviting Argentina into its European competitions following the 2019 Copa America.
Lionel Messi wasn't just unhappy with the conditions in Porto Alegre, as he explained that the pitches have also been poor in Argentina's previous matches - in Belo Horizonte and Salvador.

Lionel Messi could face two-year ban over corruption allegation

Argentine forward Lionel Messi could face a two-year ban for blaming the South American Football governing body CONMEBOL for preventing Argentina for winning the title they last won 26 years ago.
Thiago Silva says it is natural for Lionel Messi to be frustrated with the referee after losing, suggesting Paris Saint-Germain had similar feelings in defeat to Barcelona in 2017.

Thiago Silva: Lionel Messi played the referee against Paris Saint-Germain

Thiago Silva says it is natural for Lionel Messi to be frustrated with the referee after losing, suggesting Paris Saint-Germain had similar feelings in defeat to Barcelona in 2017.
Thiago Silva labelled Lionel Messi the greatest player of all-time ahead of Brazil's Copa America semi-final showdown against Argentina.

Thiago Silva: Lionel Messi is the greatest player in history

Thiago Silva labelled Lionel Messi the greatest player of all-time ahead of Brazil's Copa America semi-final showdown against Argentina.
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni did not want to be drawn on Lionel Messi’s poor display in their 2-0 win over Venezuela.

Copa America: Argentina coach speaks on Lionel Messi’s ‘poor’ performance

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni did not want to be drawn on Lionel Messi’s poor display in their 2-0 win over Venezuela.

Rivaldo defends Lionel Messi, Neymar after Louis van Gaal criticism

Criticism of Lionel Messi and Neymar for not being "team players" suggests former Barcelona coach Louis van Gaal does not like players that "detract from the coach", according to Rivaldo.
Lionel Messi wasn't just unhappy with the conditions in Porto Alegre, as he explained that the pitches have also been poor in Argentina's previous matches - in Belo Horizonte and Salvador.

Lionel Messi pours out his concern about Argentina poor run of form

Lionel Messi wasn't just unhappy with the conditions in Porto Alegre, as he explained that the pitches have also been poor in Argentina's previous matches - in Belo Horizonte and Salvador.
Louis van Gaal has hit out at Lionel Messi, claiming the Barcelona talisman should be adapting himself to the team, and not the other way around.

Louis van Gaal blames Lionel Messi for Barcelona’s Champions League failures

Louis van Gaal has hit out at Lionel Messi, claiming the Barcelona talisman should be adapting himself to the team, and not the other way around.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

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Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

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Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

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Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

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Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

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