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Ex-Atletico Madrid star Paulo Futre eager for Liverpool win in Champions League final

Ex-Atletico Madrid forward Paulo Futre has riffed on continuing controversy over the club's new badge, while suggesting all Rojiblanco supporters will be cheering on Liverpool in Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Report: Child obesity more prevalent in southern Europe

Countries in Southern Europe have the highest rates of overweight and obese children but they have registered a decrease in recent years, a European health agency said on Thursday.

World Cup: Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata misses out on Spain’s final 23-man squad

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata has failed to make Spain's 23-man World Cup squad.

Pope Francis names 14 new cardinals

Pope Francis has named 14 Roman Catholic prelates to the high rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor if they are under 80.

Asamoah Gyan dropped as Levante’s Emmanuel Boateng earns debut Ghana call-up

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has handed debut call-ups to Levante's Emmanuel Boateng and Kwesi Kyere of Bayern Munich for two international friendly games in June against Japan and Iceland.

Leicester agree deal for Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira

Leicester City have agreed terms with Porto for the £17.5 million ($23.5m) transfer of Ricardo Pereira, subject to international clearance.

Tyronne Ebuehi: Benfica move big step of my career

World Cup-bound Tyronne Ebuehi has said he has taken a big step in his promising career after he completed a five-year contract with top Portuguese club Benfica.

Five-time world champion Sebastien Ogier in dramatic Portugal exit

Five-time world champion Sebastien Ogier suffered a nightmare crash on the Rally of Portugal on Friday when his car veered off the road and into trees.

World Cup: Approach finals with right mindset – Paul Pogba tells team-mates

French midfielder Paul Pogba says he and his France team-mates must approach the World Cup finals in June with the right mindset as that counts more than technical ability.

Cristiano Ronaldo leads Portugal’s 23-man World Cup squad

Heading to Russia intent on building on their Euro 2016 triumph, coach Fernando Santos has named his side's biggest stars as expected for the summer tournament, with Cristiano Ronaldo at the forefront of the squad.

Sven-Goran Eriksson: England will be tired at World Cup

England will face problems with fatigue at the World Cup in Russia, says former manager Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Nigeria retain 47th spot in FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria retained the 47th position in the latest FIFA world ranking released on Thursday.

Be’er Sheva swoop in for CHAN Eagles ace Emeka Atuloma

Israeli champions Hapoel Be’er Sheva have become the latest European club to express interest in signing CHAN Eagles defensive midfielder Emeka Atuloma.

Dele Ajiboye: I will fight to be at World Cup

Plateau United goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye has said he will do his best in the Super Eagles training camp so as to make the final cut to the World Cup in Russia.

World Bank invests $10.7 billion in Nigeria

The bank’s delegation of 10 executive directors which visited the country last week, said it was excited with the economy’s return to growth and pledged more collaboration to accelerate the growth rate.

Russia hosts World Cup in heat of battle with West

The World Cup kicks off in Russia in a month’s time with the hosts at loggerheads with the West and intent on using the football showpiece to trumpet their superpower status.

Guinea Bissau Djurtinhos coach vows to battle Flying Eagles to standstill in Calabar

The match will be played in the coming weekend after the Guinea Bissau U20s, dominated by professionals from Portugal, posted a battling second-half performance to cancel out the Flying Eagles 2-0 lead from the first half on Saturday.

Gennaro Gattuso demands more from Andre Silva amid AC Milan exit talk

Silva has only started three league games in 2018, with Nikola Kalinic and youngster Patrick Cutrone preferred by head coach Gattuso, prompting rumours of a possible club-record bid from Championship winners Wolves.

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Nasarawa Assembly okays $1 billion deduction by federal government to fight insurgency

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Friday passed a resolution, authorising the Federal Government to deduct the state’s share of the $1 billion from the Excess Crude Account.

Aleksander Ceferin: UEFA will be tough on clubs in breach of FFP

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he has faith in the Financial Fair Play (FFP) process, which he believes treats every club the same.

Court orders Atiku’s son, estranged wife to agree on children’s upkeep allowance

A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere on Friday ordered Aminu Atiku and his ex-wife, Unmi Bolori, to agree on the monthly upkeep allowance he would be paying for the two children of the severed union.

Names of four US soldiers killed in Niger added to memorial wall

The names of four Special Forces soldiers killed last year in an ambush in Niger are among those added to a memorial wall at Fort Bragg.

Air chief Abubakar inaugurates new NAF air safety institute in Kaduna

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has inaugurated the permanent site of the Nigeria Air Force Institute of Safety, located at Rigachikun area of Kaduna.