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Djokovic beats Korda to win Adelaide International 1 title

Djokovic beats Korda to win Adelaide International 1 title

  Novak Djokovic, yesterday, battled back from match point down to win his first tournament of the year with a thrilling victory over Sebastian Korda in the final of the Adelaide International 1. The 35-year-old certainly did not have it …

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Nigeria missing as teams hit Algeria for 2023 CHAN tournament

Nigeria missing as teams hit Algeria for 2023 CHAN tournament

• Mozambique is first country to arrive As it were at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which held without the Super Eagles, Nigeria’s flag is also missing at the African Nations Championship (CHAN), holding in Algeria from …

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No Messi, no Neymar as PSG suffer first loss of season

No Messi, no Neymar as PSG suffer first loss of season

  Paris Saint-Germain, without World Cup winner Lionel Messi and Neymar, lost for the first time in any competition since March 20 last year when they were defeated 3-1 at Lens on Sunday. “Lens deserved their win,” said PSG coach …

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Messi crowns stellar career as Argentina dethrone France

Messi crowns stellar career as Argentina dethrone France

  Mbappe’s hat-trick not enough for Les Blues Thirty-six years after Argentina’s ‘god,’ Diego Amando Maradona, led his country to win their second FIFA World Cup title, his heir, Lionel Messi, yesterday at the Lusail Stadium, Qatar, entered the global …

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Morocco seek to extend Africa’s fairy-tale to final

Morocco seek to extend Africa’s fairy-tale to final

• Kingdom provides nine free planes for fans Morocco, which have become the neutral fans’ favourite to win the Qatar 2022 World Cup, will, today, bid to continue their unexpected march to football heaven when they meet defending champions, France, …

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Messi smashes World Cup records, equals Maradona’s mark in win over Croatia

Messi smashes World Cup records, equals Maradona’s mark in win over Croatia

  Lionel Messi has made history by becoming the first player to both score and assist in four separate World Cup matches. He accomplished his latest feat during Argentina’s semi-final victory against Croatia in Qatar. The 35-year-old had equaled a …

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Vengeance seeking Argentina battle Croatia as semifinals begin

Vengeance seeking Argentina battle Croatia as semifinals begin

  Lionel Messi’s hope for a World Cup winners’ medal will get a big test today when Argentina confronts old enemy, Croatia, in the first semifinal match of the ongoing Qatar 2022 World Cup. After three weeks of pulsating action, …

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Ramos bags hat-trick as Portugal crush Swiss to reach World Cup quarters

Ramos bags hat-trick as Portugal crush Swiss to reach World Cup quarters

  Goncalo Ramos justified the shock decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo by scoring a hat-trick on his full debut as Portugal demolished Switzerland 6-1 on Tuesday to power into the World Cup quarter-finals. The 21-year-old Ramos, who started instead of …

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Ronaldo signs £173m-per-year deal with Al-Nassr Jan – Report

Ronaldo signs £173m-per-year deal with Al-Nassr Jan – Report

  Cristiano Ronaldo will sign a contract for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr on January 1, according to reports in Spain. The Portuguese superstar looks to have finally found himself a new club following his dramatic exit from Manchester United just two days …

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Wilder snubs title chance, wants Joshua fight

Wilder snubs title chance, wants Joshua fight

  Heavyweight boxer, Deontay Wilder is eager to face Anthony Joshua next and is ready to leave behind a world title eliminator for the bout. Despite being ordered to face Andy Ruiz Jr for a shot at Tyson Fury’s WBC title, …

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Messi Who? Plucky Saudi Arabia stun ‘favourites,’ Argentina

Messi Who? Plucky Saudi Arabia stun ‘favourites,’ Argentina

  • Tunisia raises Africa’s hope ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina,’ goes Eva Peron’s (also known as Evita) famous words, which were sung by Madonna. But yesterday at the Lusail Stadium, Qatar, Lionel Messi and his troop were left to rue …

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Eagles don’t deserve World Cup place – Amokachi

Eagles don’t deserve World Cup place – Amokachi

Following Nigeria’s poor display in the 4-0 defeat against Portugal in Lisbon on Thursday, former Super Eagles striker Daniel Amokachi has expressed dissatisfaction with Jose Peseiro’s ability to manage the national team. Amokachi queried the competence of Portuguese Peseiro to …

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FIFA Confirms Alcohol Ban At Qatar W’Cup Stadiums

FIFA Confirms Alcohol Ban At Qatar W’Cup Stadiums

World Cup organisers have banned the sale of alcohol around stadiums in Qatar after last-minute showdown talks, FIFA announced on Friday. FIFA confirmed that sales of alcoholic beverages would be banned at the stadiums except for zero-alcohol beer, Bud Zero. …

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Adesanya: I would’ve beaten Pereira if…

Adesanya: I would’ve beaten Pereira if…

  Former UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, believes that he would have retained his belt against Alex Pereira on Sunday at UFC 281 at the Madison Square Garden if the referee hadn’t called a stoppage when he did. Adesanya was …

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Kizz Daniel to perform at W’Cup, FIFA confirms

Kizz Daniel to perform at W’Cup, FIFA confirms

  Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel, has been confirmed as one of the headline performing artistes at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The World Cup organisers, FIFA, made the confirmation on Friday as they listed the five official performing artistes …

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India 2022: Flamingos, Colombia clash for final spot

India 2022: Flamingos, Colombia clash for final spot

  Colombia beat nine-woman Tanzania 3-0 in the quarter-finals of the U-17 Women’s World Cup at the Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Margoa, India on Saturday to set up a semi-final clash with Flamingos. Colombia had better control of the …

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Abiodun welcomes Amusan with multi-million naira house, N5m

Abiodun welcomes Amusan with multi-million naira house, N5m

  The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday announced a cash reward of N5m  and  a house to world, Commonwealth and African 100m hurdles champion Oluwatobi Amusan. The Governor also named Amusan an Ogun State Sports Ambassador. Abiodun, in …

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Plaudits as Mikel quits football after 20 years

Plaudits as Mikel quits football after 20 years

  Tributes poured in quickly on Tuesday as former Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder, Mikel Obi, announced his retirement from professional football after a career that lasted two decades and brought him a total of 15 medals. Mikel, through his …

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Promoters insist Joshua, Fury fight will happen

Promoters insist Joshua, Fury fight will happen

The promoters of Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are confident the all-British clash between both heavyweight boxers will still go ahead despite Fury ruling it out on Monday. Fury had set a Monday 5pm deadline for Joshua and his team to …

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Algeria 2 Nigeria 1: Faltering Eagles

Algeria 2 Nigeria 1: Faltering Eagles

• Foxes extend dominance over below-average rivals Algeria extended their dominance over Nigeria as they beat a disappointing Super Eagles 2-1 in a friendly game at the Miloud Hadefi Olympic Complex, Oran on Tuesday night. The Eagles went into the game …

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