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Manchester City’s English defender John Stones (C) reacts after Crystal Palace’s first goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on December 22, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Pep Guardiola: John Stones has not fulfilled potential

Pep Guardiola has warned defender John Stones to stay fit, if he is to reach his potential at Manchester City.
England manager Gareth Southgate

Euro 2020: England boss excited about Croatia rematch

England manager Gareth Southgate waved away suggestions Croatia will be afraid of playing his team at Wembley in their opening game at Euro 2020 after they came out in the same group at Saturday’s draw in Bucharest.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will get his opportunity to impress for Germany, head coach Joachim Low has confirmed, but remains second choice behind Manuel Neuer with regards to competitive football.

Joachim Low confirms Marc-Andre ter Stegen will play against Argentina as he announces Germany...

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will get his opportunity to impress for Germany, head coach Joachim Low has confirmed, but remains second choice behind Manuel Neuer with regards to competitive football.
VAR will be introduced in this season's Europa League from the beginning of the knockout stages, UEFA have confirmed.

UEFA to introduce VAR in Europa League from knockout stages

VAR will be introduced in this season's Europa League from the beginning of the knockout stages, UEFA have confirmed.
Virgil van Dijk wins UEFA Men's Player of the Year award

Virgil van Dijk threatens to eclipse Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi in world’s best

Virgil Van Dijk threatens to eclipse fellow European stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to lift FIFA’s The Best Player award on Monday, to set himself up as favourite for this year’s Ballon d’Or.
Fifa installed the five-man team, headed by Amr El-Ganainy, on August 20 to take charge of affairs in Egypt after officials in the past administration resigned following the nation’s poor performance at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Nigeria drop by one spot to 34th on latest FIFA ranking

In the ranking table on the world football governing body’s website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1, 482 points in the month under review as against 1,481 it had in August.
Borussia Dortmund comeback king Marco Reus

Marco Reus keen to ‘guide’ Bayer Leverkusen star Kai Havertz to Borussia Dortmund

Following Julian Brandt's switch from Bayer Leverkusen to Signal Iduna Park in the close season, BVB captain Reus has his eye on another of their Bundesliga counterparts' prized assets.
Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk named Champions League’s fastest player

Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk has been named the fastest player in last season’s Champions League.
Virgil van Dijk wins UEFA Men's Player of the Year award

Virgil van Dijk, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo up for FIFA best award

Virgil van Dijk is on the shortlist for The Best FIFA Men’s Player award alongside Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, both of whom he beat to UEFA’s Player of the Year gong last week.
Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos back in Germany squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers

Midfielder Toni Kroos was named in the Germany squad on Thursday for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Northern Ireland, with Emre Can and goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen also making a return to the national team.
Joao Felix

Joao Felix hoping to emulate Cristiano Ronaldo

The 19-year-old became Atletico Madrid's record signing after they paid €126million to sign him from Benfica earlier this month.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Edin Dzeko have caused defenders plenty of problems down the years, with Inter’s Milan Skriniar the latest to talk up their obvious qualities.

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus’ll win Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo is certain Juventus will win the Champions League “within the next two seasons,” hails ‘GOAT’ Gigi Buffon and reveals that Matthijs de Ligt message.
VAR Video Assistant Referee

VAR will cause controversy but we won’t overuse it – EPL chief

Interim Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is confident that the introduction of VAR in the 2019-20 season will have a minimal impact on the pace of matches as large groups of fans remain sceptical of the new technology.
Matthijs de Ligt insists his €75 million (£68m-$84m) move to Juventus was driven by personal ambition, with Cristiano Ronaldo having no influence on his decision to head for Italy.

Matthijs de Ligt denies Cristiano Ronaldo influenced €75 million Juventus move

Matthijs de Ligt insists his €75 million (£68m/$84m) move to Juventus was driven by personal ambition, with Cristiano Ronaldo having no influence on his decision to head for Italy.
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.
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.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has admitted he would love to see Matthijs de Ligt move to Anfield, claiming the teenage defender plays like a 29-year-old.

Fabio Capello: Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus will end Serie A title race

Former Juventus manager Fabio Capello believes the Serie A title race will be over for another season if the Bianconeri complete the signing of Matthijs de Ligt.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has admitted he would love to see Matthijs de Ligt move to Anfield, claiming the teenage defender plays like a 29-year-old.

Juventus ready €70 million bid for Matthijs de Ligt

Juventus are increasingly confident that they can win the race to sign Matthijs de Ligt and are preparing to bid around €70 million (£63m/$80m) to land the Ajax star.

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APC: PDP’s style of politicking a threat to democracy

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Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger donates $101,000 for free education in Sierra Leone

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Supreme Court: Bauchi governor supporters storm Abuja

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FIIRO workers shut out management staff over DG’s PhD

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Chelsea Manager, Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.

Frank Lampard: Victor Moses will return to Chelsea

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed that former Super Eagles forward Victor Moses will return to Stamford Bridge after the expiration of his loan deal at Fenerbahce.