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Napoli to rename the San Paolo stadium after late Diego Maradona

Napoli are set to rename the San Paolo stadium after the late Diego Maradona. The Argentina football legend, who was the manager of Argentinian club side Gimnasia passed away aged 60 on Wednesday, November 25th, after suffering a cardiac arrest in his home country. An autopsy report said he died in his sleep after suffering …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic slams EA Sports for using his ‘name and face in FIFA 21 without his knowledge or permission’

39-year-old AC Milan star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has taken to social media to vent at EA sports, makers of the FIFA 21 game franchise, alleging his image was included in the hugely popular video game without his permission. According to Zlatan he is not a member of FIFpro, the professional body that all professional footballers belong …

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Man Utd manager Solskjaer admits concerns over mental health of his players

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken in favour of increased matchday squads, saying players mental health could be affected when they are not included in the match day squad. Solskjaer’s team will face Istanbul Basaksehir in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday November 24, and he can now make up to five substitutes, …

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Man Utd vs West Brom: We were lucky to win – Solskjaer admits

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted his side were ‘lucky’ with the West Brom penalty decision that was overturned during their 1-0 win at Old Trafford on Saturday. After a goalless first half, Slaven Bilic’s side were awarded a penalty in the second half after referee David Coote deemed Bruno Fernandes had fouled …

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Gov. Diri redeems cash reward offer to Bayelsa athletes, administrators

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa has ordered the release of the balance of cash reward pledged to athletes and sports administrators that participated in the last National Sports Festival in Abuja, a statement issued to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor on Media, Mr Daniel …

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Arteta furious after Arsenal training ground bust-up leaked to media

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta may have improved the club’s defence to concede fewer goals, but he now has the task of plugging a leak at his club after a clash between team mates in training was reported by the media in vivid detail. British media reports said defender David Luiz and midfielder Dani Ceballos had …

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AFCON Qualifiers: Tunisia, Mali confirm tickets for Cameroon 2021

Tunisia and Mali have joined 2019 finalists Senegal, holders Algeria as well as hosts Cameroon as the qualified teams for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). This was after both picked favourable results in match day four games. Tunisia progressed in spite of a 1-1 draw with Tanzania in Dar es Salaam, while Mali …

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Spain hammer Germany 6-0 to reach UEFA Nations League final four

Spain forward Ferran Torres scored a first career hat-trick as his side crushed helpless Germany 6-0 at home on Tuesday to storm into the final four of the UEFA Nations League. Goals from Alvaro Morata, Ferran and Rodri gave Luis Enrique’s side a convincing 3-0 lead at half-time, while Ferran struck again early in the …

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Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny tests positive for coronavirus while on international duty

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has tested positive for coronavirus while away with Egypt, days after international teammate and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, tested positive. Elneny has been with the Egyptian team preparing for a must win clash in the AFCON qualifier on Tuesday, but now he has contracted the disease, he will need to enter …

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2021 AFCON Qualifiers: Results of all Day 4 matches played on Sunday, Monday’s fixtures

The following are the results of all Day 4, 2021, Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches played on Sunday, and all Day 4 matches to be played on Monday. The finals will now be played in Cameroon in 2022 because of COVID-19. Group A Chad 1-1 Guinea Group E Burundi 3-1 Mauritania Group G …

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