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Italy forward Mario Balotelli, widely criticised for his performance in a 1-1 draw against Poland on Friday, has not even made the substitutes’ bench for Monday’s UEFA Nations League match away to Portugal.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini defended Mario Balotelli from criticism of his performance against Poland on Friday, but he hopes a changed side will deliver their first UEFA Nations League win against Portugal on Monday night.
The United States, despite withdrawing from a landmark accord aimed at curbing climate change, is stonewalling vital UN talks over how to fund poorer nations as they battle against global warming, multiple sources told AFP Saturday.
Roberto Mancini takes charge of his first competitive game as Italy coach in Friday’s Nations League opener against Poland in Bologna with the tough task of rekindling the nation’s love affair with their national side, decimated after the low of their World Cup fiasco.
The World Bank has announced an additional $600 million (about N216 billion) for projects in the Lake Chad Basin region devastated by the Boko Haram terrorists.
Italy hosts Poland in Bologna on Friday then visits Portugal three days later. They are Mancini's first competitive matches in charge and the Azzurri's first since failing to qualify for the World Cup last November.
Italy coach Roberto Mancini bemoaned the dearth of Italian players in Serie A as he focuses on youth in his attempt to get the Azzurri back to the top of international football.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for Europe to stop relying on the United States for its military defence as he pushed for fresh EU integration in the face of rising nationalism around the continent.
Serena Williams launches her bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title on Monday, sharing the Arthur Ashe Stadium stage with defending men’s champion Rafael Nadal in a blockbuster US Open opening night.
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has named five uncapped players in his 23-man squad for the Teranga Lions' 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Madagascar next month.
The French Open is introducing a strict dress code from next year and has effected a ban on Serena Williams’ casuit which she said made her feel like a ‘Super Hero’.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, yesterday carpeted Senator Godswill Akpabio, his predecessor in office, for alleged false claim about projects he executed while in office.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel has charged the people of the state not to panic over former governor Godswill Akpabio’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying his move would not deter him from winning a second term in office.
La Liga president Javier Tebas has ruled out the prospect of a match between Real Madrid and Barcelona being played in New York this season as part of plans to stage a match in the United States.
UEFA has confirmed it is considering the possibility of implementing Video Assistant Referee's (VARs) in the Champions League, with ESPN reporting that it could be introduced for this season's quarterfinals.
Robert Lewandowski has taken a shot at the directors of Bayern Munich, claiming they failed to protect him when he was being heavily criticised.
A former Permanent Secretary in the Sokoto State Civil Service, Alhaji Aminu Dikko, has dragged the state government before the National Industrial Court to challenge alleged wrongful termination of his appointment.
Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, joined President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team in Abuja on Wednesday despite his father’s recent endorsement of Atiku Abubakar for the number one seat in 2019.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the implementation of the no-work, no pay principle when workers go on strike in the federal public service.
Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has said Nigeria and Botswana have signed agreements on cultural cooperation and diplomatic relations as part of efforts to deepen bilateral relations.
Church leaders under the aegis of Spiritual Fathers Forum (SFF) has affirmed their support for the re-election bid of Akwa-Ibom State Governor, Emmanuel Udom.
Borussia Dortmund defender Manuel Akanji has said it is his dream to play for Manchester United one day.
Gani Adams, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, has expressed his disapproval over the inability of governments across all levels in the country to assist socio-cultural organisations in the country in promoting the country’s culture.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are expecting a baby in the spring of 2019, they announced on Monday as they began a Pacific tour.
Gareth Bale has pulled out of the Wales squad and returned to Real Madrid to continue his recovery from a groin injury.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has announced his first set of appointments.