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Nicolas Otamendi returns but Argentina leave out Lionel Messi again

Manchester City center-back Nicolas Otamendi was recalled to the Argentina squad on Friday but as expected, Lionel Messi was left out of the group due to play arch-rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia.

Sergio Aguero extends Manchester City contract until 2021

The striker, 30, had said in March he could leave City in 2020, when his previous deal was due to expire, as he wanted to end his career at former club Independiente in his native Argentina.
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Vincent Kompany better than ever 10 years into Manchester City career

Vincent Kompany believes he is playing better than ever as he celebrates a decade as a Manchester City player, with the club captain even talking of extending his stay at the Premier League champions.
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Man City’s Tosin Adarabioyo set for West Bromwich loan deal

Manchester City starlet Tosin Adarabioyo is set for a season-long loan deal at West Bromwich Albion, according to reports.
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France’s Kylian Mbappe scores brace as Lionel Messi, Argentina crash out

Argentina had come from 1-0 down to lead 2-1 in a match illuminated by outstanding goals from Angel Di Maria and Benjamin Pavard but a quickfire second-half double from Mbappe put France firmly in the driving seat.
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Marcos Rojo: I told Ever Banega, Nicolas Otamendi I would score against Nigeria

Argentina hero Marcos Rojo has stated that he had the premonition he would score against Nigeria in Tuesday’s crucial Group D Russia 2018 World Cup clash in Saint Petersburg.
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Lionel Messi on a mission as Argentina train with renewed hope

Lionel Messi and Argentina hit the training ground on Saturday with renewed hope of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.
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Ante Rebic: Argentina were so bad I didn’t want Lionel Messi’s jersey

Ante Rebic was so disappointed in Argentina's performance and conduct in Croatia's 3-0 win over them that he decided not to ask Lionel Messi to swap jerseys.

World Cup: Lionel Messi has penalty saved as Iceland hold Argentina

Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as Argentina were held to a 1-1 draw by Iceland in their World Cup opener.

Lionel Messi set to open final World Cup run against Iceland

The smallest nation ever to play at a World Cup has a big start against Lionel Messi in Moscow tonight.

Raheem Sterling fails to agree new Manchester City contract

Raheem Sterling’s future at the Etihad looks less certain after he and Manchester City failed to reach an agreement over a new long-term deal.

Argentina names Lionel Messi, 22 others for World Cup

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has named his 23-man World Cup squad as he gets to face Iceland, Croatia and then Nigeria in the group phase of the Mundial in Russia. Predictably, the coach has included...

World Cup: Kano Pillars’ Junior Lokosa in as Gernot Rohr names Super Eagles’ provisional...

Kano Pillars’ Junior Lokosa, who has a knack to score at least a goal in every two matches, is among the 30 players listed by Super Eagles’ manager Gernot Rohr in Nigeria’s provisional list for the Russia 2018 World Cup.

World Cup: Argentina name Lionel Messi, Mauro Icardi, Paulo Dybala, Sergio Aguero in 35-man...

Argentine manager Jorge Sampaoli has included five-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi and Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi in his 35-man preliminary squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Pep Guardiola: John Stones key player at Manchester City

Pep Guardiola has insisted John Stones remains a key player at Manchester City and strongly denied speculation the England defender could leave at the end of the season.

Kevin De Bruyne in as Manchester City dominate Premier League team of the year

Playmaker Kevin De Bruyne and his Manchester City team-mates made up almost half of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year revealed on Wednesday.

Five things we learned from the Premier League

Manchester City are English champions for a fifth time after Manchester United’s shock 1-0 home defeat to West Brom handed their local rivals an unexpected early title party.

Pep Guardiola blasts referee as Salah sends Liverpool into semi-finals

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola blasted Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz and lamented decisions that cost his side dear after a 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool on Tuesday sealed a 5-1 aggregate Champions League quarter-final win for the five-time European champions.

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Customs seizes N207 million smuggled goods in one month

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Strike Force team announced last week that it made a number of seizures amounting to over N207 million between September 19 and October 18, 2018.
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Udom Emmanuel, the Akwa-Ibom State governor, has raised the alarm over threats by troublemakers to disrupt the 2019 governorship election in the state.

Afe Babalola urges federal government to adopt UNESCO standard in education funding

Afe Babalola (SAN), a legal luminary and university administrator, has urged the Federal Government to revisit the moribund education bank to enable students to access loans at reduced rates.