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Cristiano Ronaldo still absent as Portugal announce Nations League squad with four recalls

Fernando Santos has recalled four players, but Cristiano Ronaldo will play no part in Portugal's final two UEFA Nations League fixtures later in November.
(L-R) Arsenal's Spanish defender Hector Bellerin, Arsenal's Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka and Arsenal's English striker Danny Welbeck celebrate their first goal an own goal scored by Watford's Northern Irish defender Craig Cathcart during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Watford at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 29, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS /

Arsenal out to maintain winning run on long Europa League trip

Unai Emery's Arsenal are looking to keep up their winning run when they make their longest ever journey for a competitive game to face Qarabag in Azerbaijan in the Europa League on Thursday.

Nicolas Otamendi returns but Argentina leave out Lionel Messi again

Manchester City center-back Nicolas Otamendi was recalled to the Argentina squad on Friday but as expected, Lionel Messi was left out of the group due to play arch-rivals Brazil in Saudi Arabia.
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Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Gonzalo Higuain not in first Argentina squad post-Jorge Sampaoli

Italian-based strikers Lautaro Martinez and Giovanni Simeone are among the 20 new faces in Argentina's squad for upcoming friendlies against Guatemala and Colombia, while Lionel Messi was not included as expected.
Axel Witsel

Axel Witsel: Carlo Ancelotti wanted me at Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund's new signing Axel Witsel has claimed Carlo Ancelotti previously attempted to take him to Bayern Munich.

For African footballers, Russia is a land of false promises

As football’s top stars arrive in Russia chasing World Cup glory, young African players lured to the country with promises of lucrative contracts say that for them it is a place of scams and shattered dreams.

William Troost-Ekong: Super Eagles will deal with racism together

Bursaspor defender William Troost-Ekong has said the response of the Super Eagles to racism in the World Cup may be dependent on how any individual member of the team reacts.

Celtic knocked out of Europa League by Zenit St Petersburg

Celtic crashed out of the Europa League in calamitous style with a 3-0 defeat to Zenit St Petersburg in Russia.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to return to Italy job – FIGC official

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is "eager" to return to his role as Italy head coach, according to Italian Football Federation (FIGC) commissioner Roberto Fabbricini.

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini open to coaching Italy

Gian Piero Ventura was sacked in November after the Azzurri suffered a play-off defeat to Sweden, failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite

Russia has lost contact with Angola’s first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, its maker said Wednesday — a fresh embarrassment for Moscow’s once proud space industry.

Russia launches telecoms satellite for Angola

Russia on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad, with rare use of a rocket from Ukraine despite collapsed ties between the two nations.

Arsenal to face Ostersunds in Europa League round of 32

Arsenal will face Swedish side Ostersunds in the Europa League round of 32, while Celtic face Russian side Zenit St Petersburg.

Vladimir Putin mocks Zenit St Petersburg for not having enough Russian players

Russian President Vladimir Putin chastised the president of league leaders, Zenit St Petersburg, on Tuesday, for not fielding enough Russian players.

Sir Alex regrets not winning more UEFA Super Cup titles

Manchester United's legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has regretted his inability to win more than one UEFA Super Cup in a trophy-ladened Old Trafford career.

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Researchers: North Korea hiding missile bases

North Korea is operating at least 13 undeclared bases to hide mobile, nuclear-capable missiles, a new study released on Monday has found, raising fresh doubts over US President Donald Trump’s signature on foreign policy initiative.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: I stand for state police

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has restated that he is an advocate of fiscal federalism, stronger state governments and state police.

BBC: Why Nigerians, others fall for fake news

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on Monday suggested reasons why Nigerians usually fall prey to fake news which is gaining grounds in African media circles.
Mikel Agu Porto

Mikel Agu named in Portugal Team of Week

Mikel Agu has been named in the Team of the Week in Portugal after yet another superlative performance for Vitoria Setubal.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Olamide George: Impeachment of Ondo speaker, deputy irreversible

Hon. Olamide George, who insists he remains the new Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, says the impeachment exercise carried out by 18 members of the assembly on Friday is irreversible.