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Neymar ruled out of World Cup with broken vertebra

Brazil forward Neymar has been ruled out of the remainder of the World Cup after suffering a broken vertebra in his side’s win over Colombia. Team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar confirmed the news to Brazilian TV after the Barcelona star underwent …

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Nigeria Football Federation President Arrested

The    President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari, was whisked away by security operatives on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja yesterday. Maigari who arrived Abuja early Friday with a depleted Super Eagles team and members of …

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Mexico fan mocks Robben dive with Google Doodle

Arjen Robben’s dive during Netherlands’ last-16 World Cup win over Mexico has been mocked by one fan who has replicated the winger’s antics through a Google Doodle. The 30-year-old admitted after the 2-1 victory that he dived during the first …

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VIDEO: Obama congratulates USA Soccer team

USA president Barack Obama gave national team heroes Tim Howard and Clint Dempsey a phone call following their valiant loss to Belgium on Tuesday. Jurgen Klinsmann’s men lost 2-1 in the last-16 tie after extra-time, with Howard breaking the record …

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Chelsea agree Diego Costa deal

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid after meeting the Spain international’s buy-out clause, the Premier League club have confirmed. Goal.com reported that the striker’s move to Stamford Bridge was tied up following Chelsea’s Champions …

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Joseph Yobo announces Nigeria retirement

Nigeria captain Joseph Yobohas announced his retirement from the national side after the Super Eagles fell 2-0 to France in the second round of the World Cup. The 33-year-old became the first Nigerian to play 100 international matches but capped …

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Liverpool confirm Adam Lallana signing

Liverpool have signed Adam Lallana from Southampton for €31 million, the club have announced. The England midfielder has long been linked with a move to Anfield and the deal has now been confirmed by the Merseyside club, with Lallana signing …

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Stephen Keshi resigns as Nigeria coach

Stephen Keshi has resigned as head coach of Nigeria following their World Cup elimination by France. The Super Eagles reached the last 16 before losing 2-0 to Didier Deschamps’ side on Monday thanks to a Paul Pogba header and a …

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Kaka leaves Milan

AC Milan have announced that Kaka will leave the club after agreeing to a mutual termination of his contract. The Brazilian returned to San Siro last summer after a disappointing spell at Real Madrid, but was unable to prevent the …

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“Suarez ban is excessive” – Chiellini

Giorgio Chiellini has surprisingly voiced his support for Luis Suarez, claiming his four-month ban from football is “excessive.” The Azzurri defender criticised Suarez heavily for biting him during the 1-0 defeat to Uruguay which sent Cesare Prandelli’s side crashing out …

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Nigeria go through despite Argentina defeat

Lionel Messi scored twice as Argentina sealed top spot in Group F with a 3-2 victory over Nigeria, but the Super Eagles still made the round of 16. The first two goals of an entertaining encounter came within the opening …

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Luis Suarez bites again

Liverpool player and Uruguay Forward, Luiz Suarez bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic during a match in Anfield, an action that got him benched for 10 matches afterwhich he apologized. Fast forward 10 months later and he’s done it again. During …

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