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Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa says he’s excited staging a return to the national team after missing out recent games due to injury.

Ahmed Musa urges coaches to groom new stars

Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa has urged the senior national team coaches to expedite action on grooming young players that will take over from him and other experienced players.
Nigeria’s Super Eagles came from a goal down on Sunday to demolish Lesotho 4-2 in the African Cup of Nation’s qualifier played in Maseru, Lesotho.

AFCONQ: Super Eagles wallop Lesotho’s Crocodiles 4-2 to stay top of group

Nigeria on Sunday stayed solid at the top of their qualifying group for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with a convincing win against Lesotho in Maseru.
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.

Euro 2020 takes shape as Netherlands, Germany, Croatia qualify

The Netherlands, Germany and World Cup finalists Croatia expanded a list of big hitters to qualify for Euro 2020 on Saturday as the trio booked their places at next summer’s finals.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says his four-year spell as a youngster at Manchester United made him into the player he is today.

Gerard Pique: Manchester United spell made me the player I am

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says his four-year spell as a youngster at Manchester United made him into the player he is today.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

China begin hunt for new coach as Marcelo Lippi walks

China are searching for a third coach this year after the Football Association accepted Marcello Lippi’s resignation following the damaging loss to Syria in World Cup qualifying.
New Juventus centre-back Matthijs de Ligt has refuted claims that money played a big part in his high-profile move to Italy this month.

Nathan Ake: Matthijs de Ligt is a lot like Virgil van Dijk

Nathan Ake thinks that Juventus' Matthijs de Ligt has all the same gifts as Ballon d'Or frontrunner Virgil van Dijk and hopes the Liverpool star goes onto be crowned the world's best player.
Former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama was a surprise guest at the national team’s camp in Uyo, yesterday.

Vincent Enyeama storms Super Eagles’ camp

Former Super Eagles’ goalkeeper and captain Vincent Enyeama was a surprise guest at the national team’s camp in Uyo, yesterday.

Amaju Pinnick: NFF not owing Gernot Rohr

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has denied that Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr is being owed backlog of salaries as reported by a section of the media.

Joachim Loew: Germany aren’t among Euro 2020 favourites

Germany head coach Joachim Loew insisted Friday his fledgeling team can not be considered among the favourites for Euro 2020 as they look to wrap up qualification against Belarus this weekend.
Francis Uzoho said he wanted to continue playing as he revealed the emotional battles he went through immediately he got injured during last Sunday’s international friendly between Nigeria and Brazil at the Singapore National Stadium.

Super Eagles keeper knee operation ‘a success’

Uzoho, 20, suffered the injury after the hour mark during the Super Eagles’s 1-1 friendly draw with Brazil in Singapore and had to be carried off on a stretcher.
Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr has said winning the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for Nigeria would make him the most excited person.

Super Eagles head coach wants contract extension resolved

Super Eagles’ manager, Gernot Rohr, has said his contract is not a distraction for him, as the team started their AFCON 2021 qualifiers with a 2-1 victory over Benin.
Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

World Cup winner Marcello Lippi resigns from China managerial role

Former World Cup and Champions League-winning coach Marcello Lippi has announced his resignation as manager of the Chinese national team after a World Cup qualifying defeat to Syria.

Joshua Kimmich ‘wouldn’t complain’ if Pep Guardiola returned to Bayern Munich

Germany midfielder Joshua Kimmich said Thursday that he hopes the rumours are true that Pep Guardiola could be persuaded to once again coach the defending German league champions.
Former Ivory Coast international Didier Drogba was evasive when asked about his ambition to run as president of the Ivorian Football Federation (IFF).

Chelsea legend eyes top Ivorian FA job

Chelsea legend and former Cote d’Ivoire captain, Didier Drogba, is favourable to secure the top job of his country’s football body.
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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.
Australia’s forward Sam Kerr (L) speaks with the referee during an international friendly football match between Australia and Chile at Coopers Stadium in Adelaide on November 12, 2019. (Photo by Brenton EDWARDS - AFP)

Chelsea win battle to sign Australia’s football icon

Australian striker Sam Kerr will test herself at the top level of European football after impressing in her homeland and the United States as she joined Chelsea on Wednesday.
David Villa poses alongside his wife and children at a press conference to announce his retirement. Buddhika Weerasinghe-EPA

Former Barcelona striker David Villa announces retirement from football

Former Barcelona and Valencia striker David Villa has announced his retirement from playing football.

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