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Fellaini Set for Scan as United Sweat on Four Midfielders

Marouane Fellaini is a Major Injury Doubt for the Trip to Sunderland. Image: MUFC.

Manchester United are still bereft of the services of key players ahead of Sunday’s visit to Sunderland. Striker Robin van Persie and winger Antonio Valencia have returned for the trip up North, but the injury concerns which have troubled coach Louis van Gaal’s squad prior to the start of the ... Read More »

Falconets Super-Sub Uchechi Says It’s Payback Time Against Germany

Sunday Uchechi Eyes Revenge Against Germany on Sunday. Image: Getty.

Striker Sunday Uchechi has vowed to help Nigeria avoid a second loss in the final of the Fifa Women’s U-20 World Cup at the expense of Germany. The Super Falconets bid to clinch their first World Cup title in Montreal, Canada, on Sunday, but must stop Germany on their track ... Read More »

Preview: Everton vs Arsenal

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In what promises to be the most anticipated tie of the weekend fixtures, Arsenal travel to Merseyside to battle Roberto Martinez’s resilient Everton side. Last season, the toffees squandered a big chance to finish in the top four, by losing at home to Crystal Palace, which inevitably gave the Gunners ... Read More »

Atletico Beat Neighbours Real to Win Spanish Super Cup

Atletico Madrid Claim Spanish Super Cup at the Expense of Real Madrid.

Atletico Madrid outlasted city rivals 2-1 on aggregate to win the Spanish Super Cup. Mario Mandzukic first strike since joining the ‘Los Roji Blancos’ from Bayern Munich in the close season made all the difference at the Estadio Vicente Calderon. Coach Diego Simeone was sent off for patting the head ... Read More »

Bayern Seal Narrow Win Over Wolfsburg in Bundesliga Opener

Arjen Robben Celebrates Scoring Bayern Second Goal at the Allianz Arena.

Bayern Munich began their Bundesliga title defence with a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg at the Allianz Arena on Friday night. Thomas Muller opened scoring for the hosts before the half-time break and Arjen Robben doubled their advantage immediately after the interval, but Wolfsburg’s Ivica Olic reduced the deficit shortly after. ... Read More »

Preview: Chelsea vs Leicester City

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After the emphatic win against Burnley, Jose Mourinho disciples are in pole position to cause massive destruction to new boys Leicester City. The Blues are also tipped to win the English Premier League after key acquisitions. MATCH FACTS Head-to-head Chelsea have won the last six meetings, scoring 20 goals. Most ... Read More »

Mourinho: Everyone Will Get Playing Time as Season Progresses

Jose Mourinho Tried His Kicking Skills During Monday Night's Win at Burnley.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes goalkeeper Petr Cech will have his time at some point in the new season, but deem it difficult to offer any player selection guarantee. Cech was named as substitute behind Belgium international Thibaut Courtois for the opening game of the season, which the ‘Blues’ won ... Read More »

Van Gaal Refuses to Be Drawn Into Welbeck Rumour

Danny Welbeck Celebrates Scoring Against LA Galaxy.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal prefers to keep mum on the speculation surrounding the future of Danny Welbeck. Media reports claim the England international striker is among three of the club’s stars set for a loan move away from Old Trafford. Speaking ahead of Sunday afternoon Premier League game ... Read More »

£16m Balotelli Off to England for Liverpool Medical

Mario Balotelli Set to Join Liverpool from AC Milan.

AC Milan’s Mario Balotelli is on his way to England for a medical, after Liverpool agreed a £16m fee for the services of the striker on Thursday. Liverpool have finalised personal terms with the 24-year-old’s representatives and are set to offer him nearly £120,000 a week. The Reds are understood ... Read More »

Preview: Barcelona vs Elche- Neymar Faces Fitness Test

Neymar Celebrates With Messi During the Joan Gamper Pre-Season Friendly Tournament.

Barcelona forward Neymar has sprained his ankle in training and faces a late fitness assessment to feature on Sunday against Elche. The club announced earlier on Friday that Neymar, whose brace helped the Catalans clinch Joan Gamper Trophy on Monday, complained of some feelings of discomfort in his left ankle ... Read More »

Odemwingie In Trouble As FA Investigate

Nigerian International football player, Peter Osaze Odemwingie seems to be in trouble as his transfer from West Brom to Cardiff city is under investigation by the Football Association (England FA). According to Daily Mail, Osaze and his then agent Rob Segal are undergoing legal proceedings over agent fees following his September ... Read More »

Preview: Sunderland vs Man United- Red Devils Look to Bounce Back

Robin van Persie Could Start at the Stadium of Light.

Manchester United must head to Sunderland FC aiming to respond to last weekend’s disappointing 2-1 home defeat by Swansea, if they are to keep all hopes of a top-four finish alive. Manager Louis van Gaal did set off for conquest on the wrong footing in his first Premier League match, ... Read More »

West Brom Sign Georgios Samaras on a Free

Georgios Samaras Joins West Brom on a Free Transfer.

Greece international Georgios Samaras has penned a two-year deal at West Bromwich Albion. The 29-year-old striker becomes the ‘Baggies’ ninth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Chris Baird, Joleon Lescott, Sabastien Pocognoli, Craig Gardner, Brown Ideye, Andre Wisdom (loan), Cristian Gamboa and Jason Davidson. “He has played a ... Read More »

Morocco to Carry On With Fifa Club World Cup Hosting

Bayern Munich Won the 2013 Edition of the Fifa Club World Cup in Morocco.

Fifa has reassured that the health of players, officials and supporters will be its utmost priority at this year’s Club World Cup in Morocco. It has been widely speculated that the world football governing body might sought to change the venue for the biggest club football tournament involving all the ... Read More »

Chile Forward Vargas Joins QPR on a Season-Long Loan

Chilean Eduardo Vargas Becomes Harry Redknapp's Sixth Signing of the Summer. Image: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

Queens Park Rangers have signed Chile international forward Eduardo Vargas on a season-long loan from Napoli. Vargas, 24, helped his country reached the knockout stages of this summer’s Fifa World Cup and, even scored the winning goal against Spain in the group stages. He scored 5 times in 25 appearances ... Read More »

NFF General Assembly Set for Warri on Tuesday

Nigeria Football Federation.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will hold a general assembly in Warri on Tuesday to propose a new road map for the forthcoming congress. Elections into the executive committee was earlier due for Tuesday’s congress, but has been moved further till not later than two weeks after the general assembly, ... Read More »

NFF Fire: Guild of Sports Editors Calls For Probe

NFF Office in Abuja on Fire.

The Guild of Sports Editors has called on the Federal Government to, as a matter of urgency, institute a judicial panel of enquiry into the fire that gutted the secretariat of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday. In a statement signed by its Interim President, Tony Ubani, the body ... Read More »

FIFA U-20 W’Cup: Jonathan Commends Falconets Over Qualification For Final

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has congratulated Nigeria’s under-20 female football team, the Falconets on their qualification for the final match of the ongoing FIFA tournament in Canada. In a message through his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, the President applauded the Falconets’ scintillating display which earned them a 6-2 ... Read More »

Manchester United Fan Inked Club Logo Onto His Forehead

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A Manchester United fan has got the club’s red and yellow logo tattoo on his forehead, Svishtov, Bulgaria. The 50-year-old builder, formely called Zdravkov Levidzhov, who is obsessed with the football club has also changed his name to Manchester United after having spent 10 years trying to convince courts to ... Read More »

Falconets to Face Germany in World Cup Final

Peter Dedevbo Celebrates With the Super falconets After Victory Over England. Image: Getty Image.

Nigeria will have to scale Germany’s hurdle in order clinch their first Fifa Women’s U-20 World Cup title at the Montreal Olympic Stadium in Canada on Sunday. Asisat Oshoala stared in Super Falconets’ 6-2 win against North Korea on Sunday, scoring four times and setting up Courtney Dike and Sunday ... Read More »

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