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Premier league must be completed after COVID-19, says Crystal Palace’s Hodgson

The Premier League season must be played to a finish after the COVID-19 shutdown is over instead of using “artificial means” to decide the champions as well as relegation and Champions League spots, Crystal Palace Manager Roy Hodgson has said.

Tottenham part ways with Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has left his post after five years in charge after a disappointing start to the season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Hosts Kano Pillars rally from behind to beat Asante Kotoko 3-2 in CAF Champions League

Kano Pillars Football Club on Saturday defeated visiting Asante Kotoko of Ghana 3-2‎ in the first leg game of their preliminary stage fixture of...

Pochettino picks Barcelona as favourites to win Champions League

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has said Barcelona will have the edge in their much-anticipated Champions League quarter-final against Manchester United, and has backed...

FC Porto go through with extra time VAR penalty kick

FC Porto converted a penalty kick awarded following a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review three minutes from the end of extra time to beat...

Real Madrid sensationally knocked out of Champions League by Ajax

Holders Real Madrid were sensationally knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday after being thrashed 4-1 at home by an outstanding Ajax Amsterdam. Ajax...

Mourinho on standby as Real Madrid set for huge changes

Revolution is in the air at Real Madrid after their Champions League empire was razed to the ground with an astounding 4-1 loss at...

Real Madrid hand Ronaldo’s number 7 shirt to Mariano Diaz

Former Lyon striker, Mariano Diaz has been handed the historic number 7 shirt by Real Madrid after he joined the Spanish giants for €30...

Man City star De Bruyne to miss three months with knee injury

Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne, a pivotal figure in Manchester City's title-winning campaign, will be out of action for three months because of a...

John Mikel Obi: A redemption story

By the end of the 2012 European season, John Obi Mikel had won everything there was to win at club level. Premier League titles,...

UEFA adopts fourth substitution in extra-time

European football governing body, UEFA has confirmed that teams will be permitted to use a fourth substitute in extra-time of its competitions. This new rule...

“I almost joined Real Madrid” – Finidi George

The retired right winger who made his debut for Nigeria in 1991, in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burkina Faso, was regarded as one of the best wingers in world football at that time after winning three Eredivisie titles and the Champions League with Ajax.

OFFICIAL: inter Sign Nainggolan from Roma

The Belgian midfielder moves to Inter after making 203 Serie A appearances for Roma, who he joined from Cagliari, initially on loan, in 2014.

Emre Can signs four-year deal with Juventus

The 24-year-old spent four years at Liverpool but will be a free agent on July 1 when his contract at the Merseyside club expires.

Messi under pressure at World Cup as Ronaldo scores again

Lionel Messi is under pressure to deliver when Argentina face Croatia on Thursday after his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo streaked clear at the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts.

All eyes on Salah as Egypt take on the world cup hosts Russia 

World Cup hosts Russia face an Egypt side buoyed by the likely return of star Mohamed Salah on Tuesday knowing a win will all but guarantee a place in the last 16.

Lyon calls “fake news” on Fekir move to Liverpool

French club Lyon denounced "fake news" Friday amid reports that captain Nabil Fekir's signature for Liverpool in a £53 million ($71 million, 60 million...

Man-U signs Diogo Dalot from FC Porto

The 19-year-old, who has made seven first-team appearances, has signed a five-year contract after the Red Devils agreed to pay Porto £19m for him.

BREAKING: Zidane resigns as Real Madrid coach

“I have taken the decision to not continue next year as Real Madrid coach. After three years I need another discourse, another method of working,” he told a hastily convened press conference.

Salah gives Egypt World Cup hope with news over injury

Salah injured his shoulder during Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on Saturday, prompting concerns he might miss the tournament. But Egypt's national team doctor has met Salah, and the country's football association said the striker's absence “will not exceed” three weeks.

Okocha is Nigeria’s best footballer, says Crespo

The legend, Crespo, spoke at an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, where he declared that Okocha is the greatest footballer to come from Nigeria.

Ferguson showing signs of recovery

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is sitting up and talking to his family following emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage, media reports said...

Sevilla stun Man Utd to make Champions League quarters

Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League as Wissam Ben Yedder struck twice in four second-half minutes to send Sevilla into the quarter-finals...

Dzeko strikes to take Roma into Champions League last eight

Roma reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 10 years as Edin Dzeko edged them past Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 at the...

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