Juve Will get back into Serie A title race-Allegri

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After a 0-0 draw at Inter, the Old Lady boss believes that the club can still keep pace with the leaders as they attempt to retain the Scudetto Massimiliano Allegri is confident Juventus will still be challenging for the Serie A title at the end of the season, despite their…

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Swiss suggest their FIFA probe could take five years

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Switzerland’s Attorney General has suggested that an investigation into alleged corruption at soccer’s Swiss-based governing body, FIFA, could take five years. “Realistically, in all big investigations, longer than five years is bad,” Michael Lauber told SRF radio in an interview broadcast on Saturday. “It always depends on how the parties…

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Chan Eagles defeat Etalons, aim for win in Ouagadougou

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The Super Eagles B defeated their counterparts from Burkina Faso 2-0 in a 2016 African Nations Championship qualifying match in Port Harcourt on Saturday. A goal in each half, by Bature Yaro and Gbolahan Salami, settled an interesting contest that the Eagles could have won by a wider margin but…

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NIKE SETS $50 BILLION REVENUE TARGET

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Nike has announced that it has set itself a target of $50 billion in revenue by the end of 2020. Mark Parker, the chief executive of the US sportswear giant, made the announcement at a meeting of investors, saying: “Fifty billion – that’s an ambitious goal. We know that. We…

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GOLDEN EAGLETS DEFEAT USA 2-0, READY FOR HOST CHILE

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Defending Champions Nigeria started their defence of the FIFA U-17 World Cup on a bright note as the Golden Eaglets bossed the United States of America 2-0 in the opening match of Group A at the 48,000 –capacity Estadio Nacional Julio Martinez Pradanos in Santiago on Saturday. The African challenge got off…

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Germany Says €6.7m FIFA Payment Was Not 2006 Vote Buying

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Concerns over yet another possible FIFA cash-for-votes scandal have been dismissed by the German Football Association (DFB) which says it has found no indication of wrongdoing in the bid process for the 2006 World Cup which it hosted. Germany sneaked home 12-11 ahead of South Africa in the ballot held…

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Mourinho lauds Chelsea iscipline after win without Hazard

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said the struggling English champions will stick to their back-to-basics approach after a hard-fought 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday in which Eden Hazard started on the bench. He added that the Belgium winger, Chelsea’s stand-out player in last season’s title-winning team, was among the…

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The best of Jurgen Klopp’s matchday reactions {Photos}

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In one of the mostly eagerly anticipated managerial debuts in years, Jurgen Klopp made his official bow as a Premier League manager at White Hart Lane. Unfortunately, the result did not live up to the pre-match billing as Klopp’s side played out a frenetic 0-0 draw with Tottenham. However, Klopp’s…

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Former Everton Manager Kendall Dies Aged 69

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Everton’s most successful manager Howard Kendall, who led the club to two league titles, died on Saturday aged 69. “It is with great sadness that Everton Football Club has learned of the passing of Howard Kendall,” Everton said in a statement on their website (www.evertonfc.com). “The most successful manager in…

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GOLDEN EAGLETS AIM FOR WINNING START AT U17 WORLD CUP

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FIFA U17 World Cup champions Golden Eaglets of Nigeria aim to get off to a winning start when they begin their title defence Saturday night in the opening match of the competition against USA in Santiago, Chile. Skipper Kelechi Nwakali said the target is for the Eaglets to win all…

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Andy Cole backs Martial to improve

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Anthony Martial has got all the qualities to be a big hit at Manchester United, claims Andy Cole. Martial has made a flying start to his United career since his £36million arrival from Monaco, bagging four goals in his seven games, and Cole likes what he sees. The former United…

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Willian only just behind Neymar’s level-Juninho

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Former Lyon star Juninho believes the Chelsea midfielder, who scored twice in Brazil’s recent win over Venezuela, is almost as good as the Barcelona forwrd Former Brazil international Juninho Pernambucano believes Willian is almost at the same level as Barcelonastar Neymar. Chelsea attacker Willian impressed for Brazil on Tuesday, scoring a…

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Benteke and Firmino out of Tottenham clash

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Jurgen Klopp will be without the Belgium and Brazil internationals, who have been sidelined with hamstring and back injuries respectively Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino will miss his first match in charge ofLiverpool against Tottenham on Saturday. Benteke has been absent for Liverpool’s last four games…

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Exclusive: AMAKAPABO TIPS ENYIMBA FOR 2015 NPFL TITLE {Audio}

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The Head coach of Rangers FC of Enugu, Imama Amakapabo says the Nigerian premier football league title is all up for Enyimba of Aba to win with just 5 matches to go in the 2015 league season. Speaking after they were forced to a 1-1 draw by 2nd placed Warri…

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Former Real Forward Raul To Retire In November

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Former Real Madrid forward Raul, the Spanish giants’ joint-record scorer, will hang up his boots in November after a stellar 21-year career as one of the game’s finest talents. Raul, who now plays for the New York Cosmos, won an impressive haul of trophies while at the Bernabeu, including three…

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