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UEFA reduces VAR review time in Champions League games

UEFA says it has shaved 15 seconds off the average time it takes for the Video Assistant Referee system to correct a decision in its Champions League this season.
Jose Mourinho took a thinly-veiled swipe at the Video Assistant Referee following Tottenham's goalless draw with Watford, stating that “goal-line technology doesn't make mistakes like the VAR make”.

Jose Mourinho: Goal-line technology doesn’t make mistakes like VAR

Jose Mourinho took a thinly-veiled swipe at the Video Assistant Referee following Tottenham's goalless draw with Watford, stating that “goal-line technology doesn't make mistakes like the VAR make”.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is sent off for Arsenal against Crystal Palace. (Photo by Dan Istitene-Getty Images)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent off as Crystal Palace hold Arsenal at Selhurst Park

Arsenal had goalscorer and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent off by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Granit Xhaka has defended Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, saying the Arsenal top scorer had 'big balls' to step up and take what chould have been a match-winning penalty against Tottenham.

Arsenal skipper to miss Chelsea clash after VAR red card against Crystal Palace

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set to miss three ` matches - including a London derby date with Chelsea - after being shown a straight red card against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo governor, minister advocate transparency to develop Nigeria’s sports

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, and the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, have urged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to shun corruption and adopt transparency in their conduct so as to attract investors and reposition the sector for growth and development.
Brazil staged a remarkable comeback for the second time in a week on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 in front of their own fans and win the Under-17 World Cup for a fourth time. 17

Brazil rally back to win U-17 World Cup — in pictures

Brazil staged a remarkable comeback for the second time in a week on Sunday to beat Mexico 2-1 in front of their own fans and win the Under-17 World Cup for a fourth time.
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VAR cannot work in Nigerian football competitions for now – stakeholders

Some sports stakeholders in Nasarawa state on Thursday observed that the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in local football fixtures in the country would fail due to certain obvious reasons.
The Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Football Club, Kabiru Dogo, has attributed the poor outing of the team against visiting Warri Wolves to revolving issues within the Club’s management.

Sunshine Stars’ coach blames management over Warri Wolves draw

The Technical Adviser of Sunshine Stars Football Club, Kabiru Dogo, has attributed the poor outing of the team against visiting Warri Wolves to revolving issues within the Club’s management.
Five–time champions Nigeria were on Wednesday eliminated from the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil after losing 1-3 to late bloomers Netherlands in their Round of 16 clash in Goiania.17

FIFA U17: Netherlands eliminate Golden Eaglets in Round of 16 — in pictures

Five–time champions Nigeria were on Wednesday eliminated from the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals in Brazil after losing 1-3 to late bloomers Netherlands in their Round of 16 clash in Goiania.
Lionel Messi, who did not score or provide an assist for the first time in a home Champions League group game since 2012, struck the bar and had the best of Barca’s six shots on target.

Barcelona frustrated by Slavia Prague at Nou Camp

Barcelona failed to score for the first time in 46 home games as they were held to a draw by Slavia Prague.
Cameroon became the first African country to lose at the ongoing Fifa Under-17 World Cup after falling 1-0 to Tajikistan at Estadio Kleber Jose de Andrade in Cariacica, Brazil on Monday. 11

FIFA U17: Cameroon edged by 10-man Tajikistan — in pictures

Cameroon became the first African country to lose at the ongoing Fifa Under-17 World Cup after falling 1-0 to Tajikistan at Estadio Kleber Jose de Andrade in Cariacica, Brazil on Monday.
MARIO BALOTELLI

Napoli hold off Mario Balotelli’s Brescia to earn narrow win

Napoli survived a second-half fightback from Brescia to move into fourth place in Serie A with a 2-1 home win on Sunday as Mario Balotelli opened his account for the visitors.
Peter Olayinka has expressed delight after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) failed to cancel his goal which inspired Slavia Prague to a shock 1-1 away draw against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League opener,

Peter Olayinka: I’m happy VAR didn’t cancel historic goal

Peter Olayinka has expressed delight after the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) failed to cancel his goal which inspired Slavia Prague to a shock 1-1 away draw against Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League opener.

Abdulhakeem Mustapha-led appeals board decides Esperance ‘CAF Champions League title’ fate today

Tunisian giants, Esperance, will today know if their ‘victory’ over Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco on May 31 ‘controversial’ CAF Champions League final will be upheld or upturned by the Appeals Board led by Nigeria’s Abdulhakeem Mustapha (SAN).
Jose Mourinho has reacted to Barcelona 4-0 defeat against Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final at the Anfield on Tuesday evening.

VAR: Only thieves complain of security cameras – Jose Mourinho

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has weighed in on the controversial Video Assistant Referee (VAR) that was introduced into the Premier League this season, saying that only thieves complain of security cameras.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has warned his players to utilize all their chances in today’s Africa Cup of Nations semifinal clash against Algeria at the Cairo International Stadium.

Afcon: Amaju Pinnick, Shehu Dikko, Mohammed Sanusi pump up Super Eagles’ spirit

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, alongside his 2nd Vice President, Shehu Dikko and General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, were on Monday at the Le Meridien Cairo Airport hotel camp of the Super Eagles to ginger the players ahead of Wednesday’s third place match against Tunisia.
Djamel Benlamri and Aissa Mandi of Algeria celebrates teammates goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, Semifinals match between Algeria and Nigeria at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 14 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu-BackpagePix

Afcon: Why Super Eagles lost semi-finals tie to Algeria

A last-gasp goal from Riyad Mahrez helped Algeria qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final match after defeating Nigeria 2-1 at Cairo International Stadium on Sunday night.
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Afcon: SWAN educates Super Eagles ahead of Algeria showdown

Mr Albert Andinam, Chairman of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) Cross River Chapter, on Sunday urged the Super Eagles to make less defensive mistakes in the semi-final clash against Algeria.

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