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Ronaldo Fined 20,000 Euros For Mimicking Simeone’s Celebration

Cristiano Ronaldo was fined 20,000 euros (US$22,738) by UEFA on Thursday for mimicking Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone’s crotch-grabbing celebration in Juventus’ Champions League last-16 win last week. The 34-year-old scored a second-leg hat-trick as the Italian champions overturned a 2-0 first-leg deficit to progress to the quarter-finals. He replicated Simeone’s gesture after the first game by grasping his genitals ... Read More »

Messi To Start Venezuela Friendly On Argentina Return

Lionel Messi will start Friday’s friendly against Venezuela, here as he makes his return for Argentina following a self-imposed eight-month exile, coach Lionel Scaloni confirmed. Scaloni said that Messi would line up alongside Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez and Atlanta United’s Gonzalo Martinez in attack as he revealed his full starting team. “It’s a joy for me and for everyone ... Read More »

We Will Not Underrate Seychelles, Says Musa

Team trains under floodlight Pirates’ coach ready for Eagles Super Eagles’ Captain, Ahmed Musa has assured Nigerians that the team will not underestimate Seychelles when they meet in their last Egypt 2019 African Nations Cup qualifier today at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. Musa says the team want to get the three points to end the series on a good ... Read More »

Giroud Seeks Return To France

Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud wants to move back to France when his contract expires at the end of the season after growing frustrated by a lack of playing time under manager Maurizio Sarri. Giroud has not started a Premier League game for Chelsea since the club signed Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain in January. “The future may be hectic this ... Read More »

‘Unhappy’ Sanches Considering Leaving Bayern Munich

Euro 2016 winner Renato Sanches says he is considering leaving Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich at the end of the season because of a lack of playing time. The Portuguese midfielder joined the club as an 18-year-old in 2016 for €35 million (RM161 million) — a Bundesliga record for a teenager. “I’m not happy here,” he told magazine Kicker. Bayern signed ... Read More »

Egypt’s Top Goalkeeper Withdraws from Friendly with Nigeria

After the withdrawal of Mohamed Salah from the Pharaohs squad to take on the Super Eagles in an international friendly in Asaba next week Tuesday, Entag El-Harby’s goalkeeper, Amer Amer has also withdrawn from the game due to injury. Amer was a late call up by coach Javier Aguire to the Pharaohs who have qualified for the AFCON 2019 they ... Read More »

Libya Puts Eagles On The Edge With 2-0 Defeat

Nigeria’s quest to remain supremo at the Under-23 football level in Africa suffered a major set-back Wednesday as Libya inflicted a 2-0 defeat on the cup holders in the first leg of the qualifying match for next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Before a fairly large crowd at the Stade de Ben Guerdane in Tunisia, the North African nation ... Read More »

Pogba Wants Coach Solskjaer To Stay At Man Utd

Paul Pogba hopes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is given the Manchester United manager’s job on a permanent basis after the Norwegian turned the club’s fortunes around. The former United striker has transformed the mood and results at Old Trafford, leading the club into the Champions League quarter-finals and lifting them into contention for a top-four finish in the Premier League. When ... Read More »

Evra Denies Homophobia After Social Media Spat With PSG

Patrice Evra has hit back at accusations of homophobia after Paris Saint-Germain blasted the former France captain for calling the Ligue 1 club “a bunch of queers” in the aftermath of their Champions League exit to Manchester United. Earlier, PSG condemned “Patrice Evra’s homophobic insults aimed at us… on social media” after a bizarre spat in which Evra used the ... Read More »

Harden Completes Set As Rockets Trounce Hawks

Houston Rockets star James Harden carved a piece of NBA history on Tuesday after a 31-point haul against the Atlanta Hawks made him the first player to score at least 30 points against every team in the league in the same season. The 29-year-old reigning NBA MVP’s points milestone came in a dominant 121-105 road win over the Hawks. The ... Read More »