Category: Sport

Ronaldinho Bows Out!

(Reuters/NAN) Former Brazil and FC Barcelona midfielder Ronaldinho, who won the World Cup, Champions League, Copa Libertadores and World Player of the Year award, is retiring from the game. His brother and agent Assis made the announcement on Tuesday. Ronaldinho, who will be 38 in March, has not played a competitive match since 2015 bt […]

Bribery: Khelaifi PSG boss faces Swiss probe

The head of Paris Saint-Germain football club Nasser Al-Khelaifi and  former FIFA executive Jerome Valcke are under Swiss probe  over the sale of media rights for upcoming World Cups. The Swiss attorney general’s office (OAG) said the probe opened in March and centres on allegations including bribery, fraud, criminal mismanagement and forgery of a document. […]

Barca off to Madrid amid Catalan crisis

One of the biggest game of the La Liga season so far is shrouded in political tension as Barcelona visit Atletico Madrid on Saturday in their first trip to the Spanish capital since a Catalan independence referendum marred by violence. Barca played their last match behind closed doors as the October 1 referendum, deemed illegal […]

3.5m ticket requests for FIFA World Cup

FIFA said  3.5million requests have been made for tickets for its flagship World Cup tournament in Russia next year, as it dropped the curtains on the first sales period. The football governing body said  ticket requests have been high since 14 September, with most of the applications coming  from Russia. International demand accounts for more […]

Nadal, Federer resumes battle in Shanghai

(Reuters/NAN) Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer resumed their battle for the year-end number one ranking, with imperious victories to reach the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday. Top seed Nadal extended his winning streak to 13 matches with a 6-2 6-1 defeat of America’s Jared Donaldson in the Qi Zhong Stadium. Shortly after […]

“Football owed Messi the World Cup” – Sampaoli

Jorge Sampaoli said Lionel Messi did not owe the World Cup to Argentina, football owed it to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner after he led the South American giants to Russia 2018. The Albiceleste coach was full of praise for the Barcelona superstar after he fired his country to next year’s tournament in Russia. Messi […]

Luis Figo becomes UEFA advisor

Former world player of the year Luis Figo has joined UEFA as a football advisor. The 44-year-old former Portugal star will work with UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin and UEFA’s Football Divison “across a variety of matters including technical aspects of the game, laws of the game and the overall attractiveness of the sport”. Figo was […]

FIFA World Cup: USA OUT!

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. In a result that will be viewed as a catastrophe for soccer in the United […]

Chelsea Agree £50m Costa Deal with Athletico Madrid

Chelsea have reportedly agreed a £50million fee with Atletico Madrid for want – away striker, Diego Costa. The Brazil-born Spanish international has been on strike since the end of last season as he tries to force  a return to Athletico Madrid. Costa was shocked during the summer break when he received a text from manager […]

Iheanacho Seals Leicester Five-year Move

Leicester City has completed the signing of Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City on a five-year deal. The 20-year-old striker had fallen down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium following Pep Guardiola’s arrival, with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus preferred to him. The Nigeria international has now completed a permanent switch to the King Power […]
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