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Mourinho says it started badly after loss to Chelsea

Manchester United’s Coach Jose Mourinho has admitted that his team started badly which cost them an embarrassing 4-0 loss to Chelsea. The News goals from Pedro Rodriguez, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard and N’golo Kante ensured that Mourinho was humiliated on his return to Stamford Bridge. Mourinho, who spoke to reporters at the end of the match, said: “It started badly ... Read More »

FIFA rankings: Nigeria move up

Nigeria continued their impressive rise in football after climbing to 60th in the latest FIFA Rankings, which were released by the world football body on Thursday. Three-time African champions moved up four spots in the rankings from 64 to 60, while their 2018 World Cup qualifying opponents Algeria and Cameroon retained their previous spots. The other team in their group, ... Read More »

Ozil treble, Sanchez gem inspire rampant Arsenal

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez showed why their value to Arsenal is priceless as the peerless duo inspired a 6-0 thrashing of Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets in the Champions League on Wednesday. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has urged Ozil and Sanchez not to get greedy after reports they both plan to demand Arsenal increase their wages to £250,000-per-week ($307,000, 279,000 euros) ... Read More »

Mahrez takes Leicester to brink of Champions League last 16

Riyad Mahrez struck to give Leicester City a third consecutive Champions League victory as the fairytale Premier League champions edged FC Copenhagen 1-0 on Tuesday. Mahrez’s athletic 40th-minute volley at the King Power Stadium left Claudio Ranieri’s men five points clear in Group G with a 100 percent record and they are still to concede a goal in the competition. ... Read More »

ODD NEWS: Sparta Prague Players Told To Train With Women Following Sexist Remarks

Two Sparta Prague players have been ordered to train with the club’s women’s team after telling a female linesman during a match that “women belong the kitchen.” The match last Sunday against Zbrojovka Brno ended in a 3-3 draw and the Sparta players were aggrieved that referee’s assistant Lucie Ratajova failed to call an offside in stoppage time when Brno ... Read More »

Pogba fires France to 1-0 win over Netherlands

A searing first-half strike from Paul Pogba handed France a 1-0 win in the Netherlands as Belgium and Portugal clocked up 6-0 wins and Christian Benteke grabbed a slice of World Cup qualifying history. Criticised by coach Didier Deschamps for his performance in Friday’s 4-1 win over Bulgaria in Paris, the world’s most expensive footballer emphatically replied with a towering ... Read More »

Eagles beat Zambia 2-1, grab three points as race begins

  The Super Eagles claimed the first three points of Group B as the race to the 2018 FIFA World Cup began on Sunday, leaving hosts Zambia rueing a poor start to the campaign in a difficult group. A marvelous team performance saw the Eagles win a competitive away match for the first time since November 2014, when goals by ... Read More »

Champions League: Walcott Steals Show As Arsenal Beat Basel 2-0

Theo Walcott stole the show on Wednesday, as Arsenal got their first Champions League win of the season, beating Basel 2-0. Picking up where he left off against Chelsea, Walcott put Basel to the sword with two first-half goals amid one of his finest Arsenal displays. The 27-year-old raced into the box to head home Alexis’ cross, and he added ... Read More »

Allardyce leaves England after scandal

Sam Allardyce has left his role as England manager by mutual consent, the Football Association (FA) announced on Tuesday. Allardyce and the FA felt his position was untenable after he was caught making a series of controversial comments in an embarrassing newspaper sting. “The FA can confirm that Sam Allardyce has left his position as England manager,” an FA statement ... Read More »

Heineken boosts brand, sponsors Champions League

Heineken is using its sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League to promote its brand essence and motivate the youths to explore opportunities presented by the game, Heineken Brand Manager, Obabiyi Fagade, has said. Speaking during the kick-off of the UEFA Champions League Season 2016/2017 with group viewing by football fans, at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos, he urged the ... Read More »