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Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is one of many stars of the game who are looking forward to the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.

Robbie Fowler: 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be a great spectacle

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler is one of many stars of the game who are looking forward to the 2022 World Cup which will be held in Qatar.
AC Milan goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu celebrated a rare appearance with a penalty kick save to help his side to a 5-4 shootout victory on Tuesday.

Ciprian Tatarusanu proves shootout hero for AC Milan in Italian Cup

AC Milan goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu celebrated a rare appearance with a penalty kick save to help his side to a 5-4 shootout victory on Tuesday.
Beijing Guoan have appointed former West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic as their new head coach on a two-year contract to replace Bruno Genesio, the Chinese Super League (CSL) club said on Wednesday.

Former West Brom manager appointed Beijing Guoan boss

Beijing Guoan have appointed former West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic as their new head coach on a two-year contract to replace Bruno Genesio, the Chinese Super League (CSL) club said on Wednesday.
Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Everton want to sign on-loan goalkeeper Robin Olsen on a permanent transfer from Roma.

Carlo Ancelotti confirms Everton want Robin Olsen on permanent deal

The Swedish international moved to Goodison Park on a season-long deal on the final day of the previous transfer window and has been competing for the Toffees' No.1 spot with England international Jordan Pickford.
Chippa dumped former Lesotho star Lehlohonolo Seema after one win in eight league matches and hoped to replace him with Belgian Luc Eymael, who previously had successful stints with two South African clubs.

South African club hire coach they fired three times

Former sports minister Fikile Mbalula reacted to the announcement by telling Chippa they must stop "abusing" Malesela and treating him "like a dog".
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to shun talks about them gunning for the title this season.

Manchester United boss urged team to ignore title talk

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants his players to shun talks about them gunning for the title this season.

Big Sam: Arsenal in danger of relegation

West Brom manager Sam Allardyce on Wednesday taunted old rivals Arsenal by claiming the struggling Gunners are in danger of relegation.
Mikel Arteta is making really unusual decisions, according to Martin Keown, who says the Arsenal boss cannot afford to make any more mistakes heading into the new year.

Martin Keown: Mikel Arteta making really unusual decisions

Mikel Arteta is "making really unusual decisions", according to Martin Keown, who says the Arsenal boss cannot afford to make any more mistakes heading into the new year.
Bruno Fernandes has helped to make Manchester United “watchable” again, says Dwight Yorke, with the Portugal international midfielder helping to raise the game of the Red Devils as a collective.

Gary Neville: Bruno Fernandes has transformed Manchester United

Bruno Fernandes has "transformed" Manchester United, according to Gary Neville, who feels the €55 million (£50m/$67m) midfielder has all the qualities of a club captain.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues its stranglehold on the nation, the decision has been made to move the date of the Carabao Cup final.

Carabao Cup final to be played April 2021

As the coronavirus pandemic continues its stranglehold on the nation, the decision has been made to move the date of the Carabao Cup final.
Lionel Messi became the first player to score in 16 straight Champions League seasons with his goal against Ferencvaros on Tuesday.

Leo Messi speaks out on Barca situation amid transfer rumours

Lionel Messi has spoken out on his situation at Barcelona amid intensifying transfer rumours as he edges towards the final six months of his contract at Camp Nou.
Manchester United’s Norwegian manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer leaves after the UEFA Champions League Group H football match RB Leipzig v Manchester United in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on December 8, 2020. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / various sources / AFP)

Manchester United scramble for answers after Champions League exit

Manchester United’s third appearance in a Champions League final in four years in 2011 was proof they had established themselves as European football heavyweights.
Club Brugge’s Dutch midfielder Ruud Vormer (L) and Lazio’s Argentine forward Joaquin Correa eye the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match Lazio Rome vs Club Brugge on December 8, 2020 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Lazio end 20-year wait to reach Champions League knockout rounds

Ciro Immobile scored his fifth Champions League goal this season as Lazio reached the last 16 for the first time in two decades on Tuesday with a 2-2 draw against 10-man Club Brugge.
Former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu and Sunday Oliseh and the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have joined the rest in mourning former Senegal star Papa Bouba Diop, who died on Sunday.

Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop gets post-humous national award

Former Senegalese soccer international, Papa Bouba Diop, who died last Sunday in Arras, northern France, will receive a post-humous national award on Friday, after his body arrived in Dakar, before his burial on Saturday in Rufisque, his hometown.
Pep Guardiola has addressed Sergio Aguero's contract situation at Manchester City, while admitting the Blues miss him a lot when he's not fit to play.

Manchester City hopeful of signing Sergio Aguero on short term deal

According to ESPN’s transfer window, Manchester City are hopeful of agreeing a short term contract renewal with Sergio Aguero.
Ronald Koeman refused to answer questions over Lionel Messi’s long-term future as he called for more respect for the Barcelona superstar.

Joan Laporta: Lionel Messi wants more than money at Barca

Lionel Messi wants more than money at Barcelona, with presidential candidate Joan Laporta insisting the disgruntled superstar craves a competitive team for success.
Liverpool star Sadio Mane paid tribute to late Senegal legend Papa Bouba Diop following his side’s UEFA Champions League victory over Ajax Amsterdam on Tuesday night.

Papa Bouba Diop: Sadio Mane pays tribute to Senegal legend

Mane’s tribute follows a host of other Senegalese stars who have also paid their respects to the 2007/08 FA Cup winner in recent days, including Paris Saint-Germain midfielder
Former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu and Sunday Oliseh and the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF have joined the rest in mourning former Senegal star Papa Bouba Diop, who died on Sunday.

Harry Redknapp ‘lucky’ to have managed ‘special’ Papa Bouba Diop

Diop played a key role for Redknapp’s side as they clinched the FA Cup in 2008 and featured in more than 50 games for the club under the English tactician before leaving for AEK Athens.

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The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos coronavirus sample tests near 264,000 – official

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said on Wednesday the state government had conducted 263, 358 valid COVID-19 sample tests since inception of the pandemic.

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Bayern Munich hoping for one big signing and two sales

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Bandits kill 7 vigilantes, burn 50 motorcycles in Niger

Not less than seven men of the local vigilant group in Mashegu local government area of Niger state have been killed by bandits. Several others have also been injured and hospitalised.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to expose corrupt leaders in the north.

Nnamdi Kanu warns against Senator Tinubu’s presidential ambition

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday, said Nigerians should reject the presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC.