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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.

Andres Iniesta and Fernando Torres depart Barcelona and Atletico Madrid in style

Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Atletico Madrid.

Alessandro Costacurta hails Mario Balotelli return, Roberto Mancini vows Italy ‘rebirth’

Top Italian FA official Alessandro Costacurta on Sunday welcomed Roberto Mancini's decision to recall Nice striker Mario Balotelli as the new Italy coach promised a "rebirth" of the national side.

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.

New Catalonia president includes jailed, exiled leaders in government

Catalonia's new president Quim Torra on Saturday named two former ministers, jailed by Madrid for backing independence from Spain, together with two others who fled into exile, to his regional government.

Iran wary as EU presents plans to save nuclear deal

Iran said Saturday it would wait to see whether Europe produces tangible results in overcoming US sanctions before it decides whether to stay in the nuclear deal, as a top EU official visited Tehran to present plans for maintaining trade ties.

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.

Coach Salisu Yusuf invites Nwakalis, Sadiq, Alhassan, NPFL stars for Atletico friendly

Nigeria B coach Salisu Yusuf has invited 23 players for Tuesday’s friendly match with Europa League winners Atletico Madrid of Spain at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo, the Nigeria Football Federation announced on Thursday via a press release.

Cesc Fabregas: I owe Jose Mourinho a lot

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas says he owes Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho a debt of gratitude for handing him a second chance in English football.

Gareth Southgate: Youthful England squad picked on form

England manager Gareth Southgate refuted he is planning for the future by picking his country's third youngest ever squad for a World Cup, insisting his youthful 23-man group was picked purely on form.

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.

Google announces YouTube Music and YouTube Premium

Google is breaking up its premium YouTube Red service into two new offerings: a YouTube Music streaming service, available either for free with ads or for $9.99 per month, and a YouTube Premium for original video content, costing $11.99 per month.

Fernando Torres: Atletico Madrid Europa League win tops World Cup emotionally

Atletico Madrid veteran Fernando Torres said that the Europa League final victory with his boyhood club was more emotionally satisfying than winning the World Cup with Spain or the Champions League with Chelsea.

Antoine Griezmann, Atletico Madrid target European glory against Marseille

Antoine Griezmann is hoping to get his hands on a first major trophy with Atletico Madrid as the Spanish club prepare to take on Marseille in Wednesday's Europa League final.

Spain premier and Catalonia’s new separatist leader ready to meet

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Catalonia's new separatist leader Quim Torra said Tuesday they were willing to meet, as the regional president prepares to form a government and keep fighting to break from Spain.

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.

Rivers government plans Read Madrid Academy in Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Government has agreed a partnership with Spanish giants Real Madrid to set up an academy in Port Harcourt, Governor Nyesom Wike has announced.

Atletico Madrid bid to erase pain of finals past in Marseille showdown

After painful defeats in recent continental finals, Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid are determined to justify their status as favourites in Wednesday's Europa League showpiece against Marseille in Lyon.

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Akwa Ibom APC affirms Udoma Ekarika’s election as state chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom has said that the emergence of Udoma Bob Ekarika as the new Chairman of the party is in line with the directive from the national headquarters of the party on the zoning of offices during its recently conducted guided Congresses.

Heavy police presence at venue of Ohanaeze summit

Security has been beefed up around the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, Anambra capital, venue of the Monday Ohanaeze Ndigbo summit on restructuring.

Philippines concerned about Chinese bombers in disputed South China Sea

Philippines on Monday expressed “serious concerns’’ over the presence of China’s strategic bombers in the disputed South China Sea.