Blatter Tells Swiss Paper ‘Not A Candidate For FIFA Presidency’

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a newspaper interview on Saturday that he will not stand as a candidate to remain the head of world soccer’s governing body at a special elective congress of member associations which he called for earlier this month. “I am not a candidate, I am…

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Nathaniel Clyne

Southampton has reportedly accepted a transfer bid of around £12.5 million for right-back, Nathaniel Clyne, from fellow EPL club Liverpool. The 24-year old whose contract with Southampton expires in 2016, will be the fourth player to be signed from the saints in two years by the mersyside club, after signing…

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Vincent Enyeama Explains NFF Disciplinary No-Show

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Vincent Enyeama has explained that he was not officially asked to attend a Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) disciplinary committee on Tuesday. The NFF feels that Enyeama was in breach of its code of conduct.The goalkeeper made “uncomplimentary remarks” about security in Kaduna ahead of June’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations…

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UEFA Defends FFP After Belgian Judge Refers It To Euro Courts

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UEFA issued a defiant statement shrugging off a preliminary decision from a Belgian court that ruled against further restrictions in its Financial Fair Play regulations. Following a challenge led by the famous ‘Bosman’ lawyer, Jean-Louis Dupont , and brought by the player agent Daniel Striani, the Brussels court referred legal…

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Kaduna To Host Super Eagles, Pharaohs AFCON 2017 clash

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The Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna will host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between the Super Eagles and the Pharaohs of Egypt, scheduled for Wednesday, March 23, 2016, the NFF announced on Wednesday. Officials have also confirmed that work will be undertaken on the pitch of the stadium,…

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No Time For Fun As Canada Focussed On Women’s World Cup ‘Summit’

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Canadian football fans may be enjoying the ride but for the players, the grind of the Women’s World Cup is no fun and the team is still approaching the “death zone,” head coach John Herdman said on Wednesday. Another 50,000-plus crowd will pack into B.C. Place on Saturday ready to…

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LMC Fines Club Officials, Reviews Performance Of 4 Refs, 8 Assistants

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Two senior club officials, a coach and 12 match officials including four Referees and eight Assistant Referees have been charged under the NPFL Rulebook by the League Management Company (LMC) for various acts considered inimical to the good of the game. General Manager of FC Taraba, Mr. Tijani Babangida and…

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Ramos Holds Showdown Talks With Real Madrid

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Sergio Ramos has held showdown transfer talks with Real Madrid and reportedly told the Spanish club to listen to offers for his services. The Spain international is unhappy with the new contract he has been offered and is thus open to leaving the Santiago Bernabeu this summer The Spain international…

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Jackson Martinez Set To Join Atletico Madrid

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The much sought-after FC Porto striker Jackson Martinez  is set to join Spanish outfit, Atletico Madrid, revealed his agent Luiz Henrique Pompeo. The player’s agent told Spanish newspaper AS that an agreement has been reached between the two clubs in a deal worth around €35 million, and the player will join…

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Russia To Sack Fabio Capello

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Russian media claim Fabio Capello will be sacked on Wednesday, making way for CSKA Moscow Coach Leonid Slutsky. Capello’s tenure on the Russia bench has been troubled, as he complained at unpaid wages and some politicians asked questions in Parliament about his salary. Former Russian Federation President Vyacheslav Koloskov told…

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CAF Picks Kenyan Officials For Dream Team VI, Congo

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The Confederation of African Football has picked Kenyan official Anthony Ogwayo as Referee for the African U-23 Championship qualifier between Nigeria and Congo, scheduled for Sunday, July 19 at the National Stadium, Abuja. Anthony Ogwayo will be accompanied by countrymen Gilbert Cheruiyot (Assistant Referee 1), Joshua Achila (Assistant Referee 2)…

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Uruguay Face Hosts As Copa America Reaches Last Eight

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The most successful team in the history of the Copa America take on the most impressive side from the first round when Uruguay face Chile in the first quarter-final on Wednesday. The Uruguayans are the defending champions and have won the competition 15 times – more than Argentina or Brazil.Hosts…

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Players’ Status Committee Frees Alampasu

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The Players’ Status/Arbitration Committee of Nigeria Football Federation has waded in to save the career of junior international goalkeeper Dele Alampasu, by giving him “unconditional clearance to play for a club of his choice.” At its meeting in Abuja, the Committee, headed by NFF Executive Committee member, Alhaji Babagana Kalli,…

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UEFA Break-Even Rule Referred To Court Of Justice

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A legal complaint against UEFA’s break-even rule ‘Financial Fair Play (FFP)’ has been referred to the European Court of Justice (EJ), the lawyers who brought the case said on Tuesday. The EJ will be asked if FFP “violates the following EU fundamental freedoms: free competition, free movement of capital and…

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Papiss Cisse May Leave Newcastle This Summer

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According to Sky reports, Newcastle may let Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse leave the club this summer, if the price is right. Although, the striker remains keen to stay at the club and prove himself to new manager Steve McClaren and feels that his new boss will bring a new dimension…

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