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Sterling never considered Arsenal move

Raheem Sterling said on Monday he sees his long-term future at Premier League leaders Manchester City and has no interest in a move to Arsenal. Sterling was linked with a cash-plus-player move to the Emirates Stadium at the end of August as City tried to secure a deal for Alexis Sanchez. Pep Guardiola’s City always indicated that they wanted a cash-only deal ... Read More »

Ozil, Sanchez could leave in January – Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has  conceded he may have no option but to sell star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window, according to AFP. The pair are both out of contract at the end of the season and are yet to agree new deals. As things stand, they will be able to leave the Emirates ... Read More »

Barca plan £80m bonus for Messi

Barcelona are prepared to hand Lionel Messi a record-breaking bonus when he signs a new deal at the Nou Camp, Mirror.co.uk reports. The Argentine is out of contract at the end of the season and is yet to put pen to paper on an extension. Last month, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu insisted the only thing missing was his signature after agreeing a ... Read More »

Messi wins for Argentina, Brazil knocks out Chile

Brazil, first to qualify in the CONMOBEL group, handed out a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Chile, with second half goals by Paulinho and a brace by Gabriel Jesus, ending their hope of qualifying for Russia. They ended up sixth on the table, out of the play-off zone, which was snatched by Peru who played 1-1 against Colombia, another qualifier. For ... Read More »

USA knocked out of FIFA World Cup

Trinidad and Tobago’s Daneil Cyrus (L) and USA’s Bobby Wood vie for the ball during their 2018 World Cup qualifier The United States will be missing in Russia next year as they failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986. They crashed out on Tuesday  after a shock 2-1 defeat against already-eliminated Trinidad and Tobago. ... Read More »

Ronaldo, Messi lead Ballon d’Or nominees

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar headline an impressive 30-man shortlist unveiled on Monday for the 2017 Ballon d’Or world footballer of the year award. Portugal superstar Ronaldo is attempting to match Lionel Messi’s record by winning the prize for a fifth time after his starring role in Real Madrid’s first La Liga and Champions League double in 59 years. Ronaldo has ... Read More »

Arsenal Defender Mustafi Suffers Leg Injury

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi limped out of Germany’s World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan on Sunday, with head coach Joachim Loew suspecting a serious injury. “It doesn’t look good, it looks like he had torn a ligament. We’re waiting for a full diagnosis, but it looks like he will be out for a while,” admitted Loew after Germany’s 5-1 win in ... Read More »

Pictures: Lagos state government unveils the football forever statue at teslim balogun stadium, surulere

FOOTBALL REMAINS CRITICAL TOOL FOR UNITING NIGERIANS- AMBODE …Unveils 22ft ‘Football Forever’ Statue In Teslim Balogun Stadium, Others Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday unveiled the ‘Football Forever’ statue at Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, acknowledging that football remains the most popular sports that keep the nation united even in critical period. The statue is a 22ft tall sculpture of four ... Read More »

APC Congratulates Supers Eagles on World Cup Ticket

The All Progressives Congress (APC) joins millions of Nigerian supporters in celebrating and congratulating the Super Eagles of Nigeria for their qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.   We also congratulate the Ministry of Sports, the Nigerian Football Federation, the technical crew, management, and backroom staff for securing Nigeria’s sixth appearance at the World Cup.   It was ... Read More »