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Neymar returns to Paris after Brazil trip

Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has returned to the French capital and will train on Thursday after being allowed to visit his native Brazil on family matters, the Ligue 1 leaders said Wednesday. The world’s most expensive player will miss Wednesday’s French League Cup tie at Strasbourg, after also sitting out last weekend’s 3-1 win over Lille through suspension. PSG coach Unai Emery said on Monday that Neymar ... Read More »

Mourinho accuses Man City of lack of education

Jose Mourinho has accused Manchester City players of a lack of “education” over their celebrations at Old Trafford following Sunday’s derby win. The Manchester United manager was reluctant to speak about the confrontation outside the dressing rooms that followed City’s 2-1 victory at Old Trafford. Mourinho reportedly had milk thrown in his direction after objecting to City’s celebrations. City coach Mikel Arteta is understood ... Read More »

FIFA fines Nigeria for fielding ineligible player in World Cup qualifier, deducts points

FIFA has fined the Nigeria Football Federation 6,000 Swiss Francs (about N2,177,280) for fielding an ineligible player in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifying match. The disciplinary committee of the body in a statement on Tuesday said the three-time African champions fielded Shehu Abdullahi who was ineligible for the qualifier against Algeria on November 10, 2017. The committee awarded 3-0 in favour ... Read More »

Ronaldo v Neymar as Real draw PSG in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid will continue their bid for a first European Cup treble in 40 years against Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain after the big-spending duo were on Monday drawn together in a mouth-watering Champions League last 16 clash. No club has won the European title three years running since Bayern Munich in the mid-1970s, underlining how big an achievement it would be ... Read More »

Salah beats Moses to BBC award

LIVERPOOL star Mohamed Salah has been crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017, The Express reports. The Liverpool winger emerged victorious to scoop the prize in a star-studded five-man shortlist. Among the other contenders were his team-mate Sadio Mane, Chelsea’s Victor Moses, Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Red Bull Leipzig’s Naby Keita. Moses finished fourth and soon-to-be ... Read More »

Rooney’s penalty ensures Merseyside derby ends 1-1

Wayne Rooney scored for the first time in a Merseyside derby on Sunday with a late penalty kick for an unlikely point for Everton in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool. With the snow swirling at Anfield, team captain Rooney sent the 77th minute spot kick straight down the middle to draw his team level. This was after Dominic Calvert-Lewin went down following a ... Read More »

Stop blaming referee, Guardiola blasts Mourinho

Pep Guardiola told Jose Mourinho to stop blaming refereeing decisions for Manchester United’s derby misery against Manchester City. City won at Old Trafford for the second successive season on Sunday as goals from David Silva and Nicolas Otamendi clinched a 2-1 victory that moved the leaders 11 points clear of second-placed United. United boss Mourinho claimed City were “lucky” because referee Michael ... Read More »

Manchester derby: City beat United to go 11 points

Manchester City moved 11 points clear at the top of the English Premier League after a 2-1 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford in their derby clash on Sunday. City have thus become the first team to win 14 consecutive English top-flight games in the same season. Their victory ended United’s run of 40 home games unbeaten in all competitions. ... Read More »

Arnautovic strikes Hammer blow to Chelsea title bid

David Moyes claimed his first win as West Ham United manager after Marko Arnautovic’s goal gave the Premier League strugglers a shock 1-0 win over champions Chelsea on Saturday. Arnautovic, the Hammers’ £24 million ($32.1 million, 27.3 million euros) record signing, struck in the sixth minute to earn Moyes his first win in his fifth game since succeeding Slaven Bilic. While the ... Read More »