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Spain, home of the perfect goal!

Football as a work of art is rarely showcased better than when Spain take to the field and Julen Lopetegui’s men displayed this once again with a stunning team goal past Albania on Friday night. Across 51 seconds, La Roja passed the ball 17 times through 10 players as only Jordi Alba failed to have

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Satisfied with performance – Kwasi Appiah

APPIAH: satisfied with performance of fringe players Ghana coach, Kwasi Appiah, has expressed satisfaction with the performance of his fringe players after Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Uganda in Kampala in a crucial 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. The ex-international was forced to field a depleted side after losing seven players to injuries. The list included

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New Zealand tops South Africa

New Zealand’s Damian McKenzie touches down dramatically after jinking his way through South Africa’s defence to score his side’s third try New Zealand held off a spirited fight from hosts South Africa to complete their Rugby Championship campaign unbeaten after a 25-24 win in a ferocious physical battle in Cape Town. Each side scored three

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Migrant Elephants crossing Africa to Russia

Ivory Coast rode their luck as they crept closer to a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance by drawing 0-0 away to Mali on Friday in a 2018 Africa zone qualifier. In a scrappy game, Mali created most of the clear-cut chances and came closest to breaking the deadlock when an Adama Niane shot rattled the

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Super Eagles soar to Russia!

Nigeria have become the first African side to book their place at 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia after a 1-0 win over Zambia in Uyo earned them an unassailable lead at the head of Group B. Alex Iwobi repeated his feat of being the thorn in the Zambians’ side, once again finding himself on the

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Weah, Zidane, Maldini out, Weah, Zidane, Maldini in!

Like father, like son, right? Not in the case of Harvey Neville, who unlike his famous dad Phil, is a technically gifted midfielder more from the mould of David Beckham. The younger Neville is a target for Manchester United after impressing for Valencia’s youth teams, but he is just one of a number of sons

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Bundesliga not there, yet – Joachim Low

Low says the German clubs’ failure has exposed weakness of his country’s domestic league Joachim Low admits the poor form of German clubs in Europe this season is ‘alarming’ and has exposed weaknesses in the Bundesliga. Germany touched down in Belfast for Thursday’s Group C clash against Northern Ireland unbelievably never having lost a World Cup

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Barca out of LaLiga a possible fallout of Catalonia

The King of Spain lashed out at Catalan authorities on Tuesday evening after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Catalonia to vent their fury over the violent police crackdown on Sunday’s contested independence referendum. In a rare televised statement, King Felipe said the referendum’s organizers had jeopardized national stability. “With their

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Luis Enrique to talk with Bayern Munich

  Candidates continue to be circulated for the vacant coach role at Bayern Munich since the departure of Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola lunched with Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness and discussed the possibility of Luis Enrique, according to media reports. The former Barcelona coach will meet with representatives from Bayern on Wednesday to discuss

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£177m-tagged Harry Kane going, going to Real?

The striker has scored 11 goals for Tottenham this season, including this spectacular effort Real Madrid are considering a summer bid for Tottenham striker Harry Kane and are not deterred by the potential €200million (£177m) price tag, according to Spanish website Don Balon. President Florentino Perez has been looking for a marquee striker for years,

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Twenty One Ghanaian boxers rated by CBC

TWENTY ONE Ghanaian boxers have made it to the latest ratings released by the Commonwealth Boxing Council, following its directors’ conference at the Marlborough House in London, over the course of September 27-28. At that conference attended by Peter Zwennes, president of the Ghana Boxing Authority, the Ghanaian fighters were rated in nine weight divisions.

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Ibra nearing full fitness

Ibra’s successful season was brought to a premature end following the knee injury  Romelu Lukaku will remain United’s first choice centre forward after scoring 11 times so far Jose Mourinho will find it tricky to accommodate both Ibrahimovic and Lukaku in the side It certainly wasn’t how Zlatan Ibrahimovic would have chosen to celebrate his

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Aguero could be out for six weeks – Donato Villani

  The Manchester City man broke a rib in a crash while in a taxi in Amsterdam last week Sergio Aguero could be out of action for six weeks, according to Argentina’s team doctor. Aguero broke a rib after being involved in a car crash in Amsterdam last week. A taxi he was travelling in

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Liverpool can prove critics wrong – Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard received the Legends of Football award at Grosvenor House on Monday Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes forthcoming matches against fellow top-six rivals Manchester United and Tottenham will give Jurgen Klopp‘s side a chance to prove their critics wrong. The Reds stuttered through September and in seven matches between the last and current

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