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The semi-finals will take place on 6th and 7th October 2021 and the final and third-placed playoff on 10th October, with the Juventus Stadium and Milan’s San Siro hosting the matches.

​Italy to host UEFA Nations League finals

Belgium, France, Italy, and Spain have qualified for the last four at the international soccer tournament, which was played for the first time last summer when hosts Portugal emerged victoriously.
Milestones are just around the corner for Cristiano Ronaldo with almost every game and, on Wednesday, he scored his 750th career goal as Juventus cruised past Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League.

Juventus beat Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 as Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 750 goals

Milestones are just around the corner for Cristiano Ronaldo with almost every game and, on Wednesday, he scored his 750th career goal as Juventus cruised past Dynamo Kyiv 3-0 in the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City won the UEFA Champions League’s Group C with one match to spare following a scoreless draw at Porto on Tuesday.

Porto coach hails Zaidu Sanusi, teammates over Champions League round of 16 qualification

FC Porto head coach Sergio Conceicao has showered plaudits on Super Eagles defender Zaidu Sanusi and his teammates, after they qualified for the Champions League round of 16.
Ederson has joked that he is the best penalty taker at Manchester City, but says Pep Guardiola will not allow him to take them.

Ederson: I’m the best penalty taker at Manchester City

The City boss said himself that the goalkeeper was the best player in his squad at scoring spot-kicks last season when his side went through a poor run of missing penalties. Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay Gundogan and Sergio Aguero all spurned chances from the spot when City missed four of seven between November and February.
Angel Gomes is unsettled at Manchester United, with Barcelona in prime position to scoop up the highly rated young attacker.

Angel Gomes: I left Manchester United for Lille to find happiness in my football

Angel Gomes has explained that he left Manchester United to sign for Lille in the summer because he craved “happiness” in his football career.
8. Former African champions, Super Eagles, were held to a scoreless draw by the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone in the Africa Cup of Nations 2022 qualifier in Freetown on Tuesday.

Super Eagles drop three places in FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped three places from 32nd to 35th in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking.
FIFA have revealed the nominees for their The Best awards on Wednesday morning.

The Best FIFA Award nominees revealed

A ceremony on 17 December will see players and coaches from both the women’s game and the men’s game win the prizes up for grabs.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SSG), Boss Mustapha, on Tuesday disagreed with Director General of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, when he called on the House of Reps to amend the Quarantine Act.

Coronavirus: Nigerians advised to suspend Christmas, New Year travels

Amid fears of a possible second wave of COVID-19 in the country, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has advised Nigerians to suspend their Christmas and New Year travels to limit the risk of contracting the virus.
Anthony Martial 'begged' to come on before he scored Manchester United's winner against LASK Linz.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: We need Anthony Martial to not rest on laurels

Martial was United's top scorer with 23 goals last term but has only scored twice so far with both coming in the Champions League against RB Leipzig and Istanbul Basaksehir.
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton wears a protective face mask during the press conference after winning the race, following the resumption of F1 after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) FIA-Handout via REUTERS

Lewis Hamilton set for knighthood after historic seventh title

Lewis Hamilton is set to be awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list after clinching his seventh Formula One World Championship and equalling the overall tally of Michael Schumacher
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo said Thursday that his “spirit and ambition were as high as ever” as he strives to “break records and conquer the world” next season.

Cristiano Ronaldo not leaving Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo will remain with reigning Italian champions Juventus despite recent reports of a Real Madrid return.
Didier Deschamps wants to see Paul Pogba get a boost from being on international duty with France.

Didier Deschamps hopes Paul Pogba gets boost from France on Manchester United return

France head coach Didier Deschamps hopes Paul Pogba's form during the international break can help him at Manchester United.
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Joachim Loew shell-shocked by Germany’s historic Spain defeat

Joachim Loew admitted it was a "black day" for Germany after their 6-0 drubbing against Spain in the Nations League piled pressure on the team's coach.
Gareth Bale said Wales must secure the point they need in a massive match with Finland on Wednesday and guarantee promotion to the top tier of the Nations League.

Gareth Bale: Finland match is ‘massive’ for Wales

"It's a massive game for us," said Bale at a press conference on Tuesday. "To win the group and get promoted is something we set out to do at the start. It's important for us as a country to get that winning mentality and that feeling going into the Euros in the summer. We want to get better and improve and the only way we'll do that is by playing better teams."
Paul Pogba has hinted he expects to stay with Manchester United and play in the Champions League next season.

Paul Pogba slammed by French media after recent performances

Paul Pogba doesn’t deserve to be a regular starter at Manchester United because he doesn’t perform often enough.
Cristiano Ronaldo twice netted an equaliser to give Juventus a 2-2 draw away at Roma on Sunday evening.

Manchester United make offer to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Premier League giants Manchester United have made a ‘formal offer’ to re-sign club legend Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports in Portugal.
Hungary qualified for the Euro 2020 finals with a thrilling 2-1 comeback win over Iceland thanks to a late equaliser from Loic Nego and a stoppage-time winner by Dominik Szoboszlai.

Hungary reach Euro finals with last-gasp win over Iceland

Hungary qualified for the Euro 2020 finals with a thrilling 2-1 comeback win over Iceland thanks to a late equaliser from Loic Nego and a stoppage-time winner by Dominik Szoboszlai.
Hungary coach Marco Rossi has tested positive for Covid-19, the Hungarian football association (MLSZ) said Wednesday, a day ahead of his team’s Euro 2020 play-off final with Iceland.

Hungary coach tests positive for coronavirus

Hungary coach Marco Rossi has tested positive for Covid-19, the Hungarian football association (MLSZ) said Wednesday, a day ahead of his team’s Euro 2020 play-off final with Iceland.

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The Kaduna State Government has said that troops carrying out internal security operations, rescued 9 persons kidnapped along the Kaduna-Abuja Road on Sunday afternoon.

Nigerian troops recover 300 cows, kill 12 bandits, arrest 8 others

The Acting Director, Defense media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, told newsmen during routine updates for the month of November, at the Army Super camp 4 in Faskari, Katsina State, that four additional suspected armed robbers and three cattle rustlers were also nabbed by troops while 300 cows were recovered during the operations.
State Governor Aminu Bello Masari urged security agencies and healthcare professionals to ensure compliance with the directive.

Katsina to shore up investment climate, hosts summit in 2021

The Katsina State Government have declared its determination to shore up her investment climate in the state and have therefore designated 2021 for the take off of its aggressive investment promotion campaigns, aimed at boosting the economic and social development of the state as well promote wealth and employment creation.
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Bye-elections: Yiaga scores INEC average on preparation, predicts low turnout

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Friday, ahead of bye-election across the six geopolitical zones of the country, scored the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness on average while it predicted low voter turnout.
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Bye-election: Bandits disrupt voting in Zamfara

Suspected armed bandits on Saturday disrupted the voting process during the State Assembly election in Oroji village in Rini ward of Bakura local government area of Zamfara state.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Lai Mohammed: Social media has come to stay

The Federal Government said on Friday that despite that fake news and misinformation on social media fuelled the recent #EndSARS crisis, it would not shut down the internet or stifle press freedom.