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Chelsea ‘To Propose’ Morata Swap Deal for Higuain

Chelsea are ready to negotiate a swap deal between Alvaro Morata and Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain. The Stamford Bridge club are poised for Maurizio Sarri to take the helm and the Italian has earmarked the Argentine as a target, having worked with him for a season at Napoli. Morata struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League and is ...

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Ex-Barca boss Rosell to stand trial for money laundering

Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell will stand trial for alleged money laundering related to television rights and sponsorship of the Brazilian national football team, a court said Friday. Spain’s National Court, which deals with major corruption cases, added that Rosell’s wife, an Andorran lawyer and three other people would also stand trial. The 54-year-old is suspected of having siphoned off ...

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LaLiga opens interactive museum in Moscow

LaLiga, the best league in the world, will be part of the football festivities in Moscow this summer with ‘LaLiga Space,’ an interactive showcase at the heart of the city’s iconic Red Square. The museum, located in the GUM department store, was opened at an event featuring LaLiga Ambassador Diego Forlan, LaLiga’s delegate in Russia Daniel Cerejido and legendary Russian ...

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Musa In Shortlist For Russia 2018 Best Goal

Global soccer governing body, FIFA have named one of the goals scored by Leicester City attacker, Ahmed Musa for the Super Eagles against Iceland among the best so far at the ongoing World Cup in Russia. Latest updates from FIFA revealed that Musa’s second goal against Iceland is one of the contenders for the 2018 World Cup Goal of The ...

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Mikel: We Cannot Thank Nigerians Enough

Tianjin Teda of China midfielder, John Mikel Obi has hinted that he will continue being grateful and expressing gratitude to all Nigerians for supporting him and his Super Eagles’ teammates during the World Cup, because he feels he cannot say thank you enough. While acknowledging that he was hurt to the bone marrow by the Eagles’ loss to Argentina in ...

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World Cup Fan Fest Reaches Record 5m Visitors

The Russia 2018 FIFA Fan Fest has already received over five million spectators, according to the world football ruling body and the local organisers said in Moscow. The 2014  edition of the FIFA Fan Fest reached 2.9 million visitors mark ahead of the knockout phase. The FIFA Fan Fest has been part of the Official Programme of the FIFA World ...

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Omeruo: Argentina Won Because They Blocked Moses

Chelsea returnee, Kenneth Omeruo has added another explanation to the Super Eagles’ loss to Argentina on Tuesday, with a view that the South Americans carried the day because they marked out Victor Moses. Omeruo admitted that the Argentines were massively motivated by their captain, Lionel Messi, but stressed that it would have been a different story had his Chelsea pal, ...

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Rohr Set To Meet Dalung, NFF Technical Committee

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has disclosed that he will in Nigeria this weekend, before going for his summer holiday, in order to hold meetings with sports minister, Barrister Solomon Dalung and the technical committee of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over plans for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Rohr said he has already put behind him the Eagles’ ouster ...

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Muazzam Moves To Maritimo Of Portugal

Former Akwa United of Uyo youngster, Alhassan Ibrahim (Muazzam) has moved from Austria Wien to Maritimo of Portugal on a permanent transfer till the summer of 2021. ‘Muazzam’ played on loan in Austria last season, but a change in coach of the team made the Vinnea-based club drop the option of making his deal permanent. He was the star of ...

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Troost-Ekong Poised To Join Enyeama At Lille

Bursaspor of Turkey defender, William Troost-Ekong is bound to become the third Nigerian to star for Lille Metropole of France, following interest in his signature by the Ligue 1 club. Lille’s history includes the presence of PeterOsazeOdemwingie and former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, who is currently in a storm at the club, but that has not stopped them from ...

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