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    ‘We’re going to kill you and your family’ – Evra reveals he got death threats from prisoners after Suarez racism row

‘We’re going to kill you and your family’ – Evra reveals he got death threats from prisoners after Suarez racism row

Patrice Evra, former Manchester United defender, has revealed that he received death threats from "Liverpool fans in prison" following the Luis Suarez racism incident. In 2011, Evra was racially abused by the then Liverpool star during a match in Anfield between the two arch-rivals, with the Uruguayan striker found guilty of misconduct by the English Football Association. Suarez, who currently plays for Barcelona, was [...]

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    Barcelona sack Valverde, appoint Quique Sentien

Barcelona sack Valverde, appoint Quique Sentien

Barcelona have brought an end to the unspectacular reign of their Spanish coach Ernesto Valverde, sacking the former Athletic Bilbao manager due to a series of poor and unconvincing displays. The 55-year-old gaffer's dismissal became palpable after the defending league champions failed to win the Super Cup, conceding two late goals to lose 3-2 to Atletico Madrid. The defeat, which was reminiscent [...]

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    Oshoala: Winning African women’s best player for record fourth time is special to me

Oshoala: Winning African women’s best player for record fourth time is special to me

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons captain, says being crowned 'African women’s player of the year' for a record fourth time is something "special" and "historic" to her. An excited Oshoala disclosed this to TheCable after the 2019 CAF awards ceremony held on Tuesday night at the Albatros Citadel Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt. The Nigerian international, who beat South Africa's Thembi Kgatlana and Cameroon’s Ajara [...]

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    Azeez: Hard work got me back to Super Eagles – not goal against Barcelona

Azeez: Hard work got me back to Super Eagles – not goal against Barcelona

Ramon Azeez, Super Eagles midfielder, says his goal against Barcelona was not the reason he got invited back to the team -- after he was sidelined for more than five years. Azeez, who got his first Eagles call-up on February 3, 2014, told TheCable that his hard work over the years earned him a return to the team. "You know that I [...]

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    Ramon Azeez scores as Grenada beat Barcelona

Ramon Azeez scores as Grenada beat Barcelona

Ramon Azeez, Super Eagles of Nigeria player, scored one and was impressive for Granada on Saturday night in the minnows’ 2-0 win over La Liga defending champions, Barcelona. Granada, who returned to the Spanish top league this season following promotion from the Segunda division, harried and bullied a surprisingly flat Barcelona side to submission. The 26-year-old Azeez set the tone for the [...]

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    Ronaldo: I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi

Ronaldo: I deserve to win more Ballon d’Or awards than Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo, a Portuguese professional football player who also plays for Juventus, says he has to win more Ballon d'Or awards before he retires. This, he said, would ensure he retires as the greatest player of all time; ahead of Lionel Messi, an Argentine footballer who also plays for Barcelona. The Ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by France Football, [...]

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    ‘The End’ — Samuel Eto’o retires after 22-year playing career

‘The End’ — Samuel Eto’o retires after 22-year playing career

Samuel Fils Eto'o, Cameroon's football legend, has hanged his boots from the game after a 22-year playing career. Eto'o took to his Instagram page to make the announcement on Friday after leaving Qatar SC earlier this year. He is arguably Africa's most decorated player -- a title held in fluid contention with Nigeria's Kanu Nwankwo. "The End. Towards a new challenge... thanks to [...]

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    Oshoala gets new 3-year deal with Barcelona — in absentia

Oshoala gets new 3-year deal with Barcelona — in absentia

Asisat Oshoala has agreed to a three-year deal with Spanish female side, Barcelona Ladies -- in absentia.  The contract was concluded by Oshoala, Barcelona Ladies and Dalian Quajian, her former Chinese club, while the Nigerian star was away in Austria, preparing for the 2019 Women's World Cup. The Super Falcons forward initially joined Barca on a six-month loan from Dalian Quanjian in [...]

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    Lyon thrash Oshoala’s Barca to lift 4th back-to-back Champions League title

Lyon thrash Oshoala’s Barca to lift 4th back-to-back Champions League title

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin thrashed Asisat Oshoala's Barcelona 4-1 to clinch their fourth back-to-back Champions League trophy at the Ferencvaros Stadium, Budapest. Oshoala's dream of a victory over Lyon to make the Catalan side the first club to win the Champions League with both their male and female sides was dashed. Lyonnais have now won six Champion League title within nine years. Barca, who [...]

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    Yaya Toure announces retirement, reveals future plans

Yaya Toure announces retirement, reveals future plans

Yaya Toure, former Ivory Coast midfielder, has announced his retirement from playing football and is set to launch a coaching career, according to his agent. The 35-year-old former Manchester City, Barcelona play-maker has made the decision after having his contract at Greek club Olympiacos terminated in December, says Dimitri Seluk, the Ivorian's agent, on Friday. Seluk revealed that Toure will now concentrate on a career [...]

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    Messi sets new records, wins 10th La Liga title with Barcelona

Messi sets new records, wins 10th La Liga title with Barcelona

Lionel Messi came off the bench to hand Barcelona its fourth La Liga title in five years in a 1-0 defeat of Levante. Messi broke Andre Iniesta's record as the player with the most La Liga titles with Barcelona, setting a new record at 10 titles, one title ahead of the Spanish midfielder. Messi broke the deadlock in the 61st minute when he picked up [...]

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    Ighalo: Why I turned down move to join Barcelona

Ighalo: Why I turned down move to join Barcelona

Odion Ighalo, Nigerian professional player, has revealed that he rejected a move to join Barcelona on loan in January because he 'deserved better' than a short-term deal. The Super Eagles of Nigeria striker, while on duty for relegated Changchun Yatai in the 2018 Chinese Super League season, had attracted interest from the European giants after he finished as the 2018 CSL's second-top [...]

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    UCL: Brilliant Mane, Messi brace Liverpool, Barca into quarter finals

UCL: Brilliant Mane, Messi brace Liverpool, Barca into quarter finals

Sadio Mane scored twice to lead Liverpool into the quarter-finals with a 3-1 win at Bayern Munich. In the game played at Bayern's Alianz arena stadium, Jurgen Klopp's men reigned supreme, and their prolific Senegalese was the star of the show. The 26-year-old has been attracting interest from Real Madrid in recent days and showed has shown why in the 17th minute. Latching [...]

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    Wasteful Liverpool held by Bayern Munich, as Lyon, Barcelona go goalless

Wasteful Liverpool held by Bayern Munich, as Lyon, Barcelona go goalless

Liverpool played out a 0-0 draw at home against Bayern Munich in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie -- no thanks to a wasteful attack. The Merseyside club's major worry before this encounter was the absence of centre back pairings, Virgil van Dijk and Dejan Lovren, due to injuries, but Jurgen Klopp would need to work out [...]

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    Asisat Oshoala joins Barcelona on loan

Asisat Oshoala joins Barcelona on loan

Asisat Oshoala, Super Falcons striker, has joined the female team of FC Barcelona. The Dalian Quanjian player will be at the Spanish club until the end of the 2018/19 season. Barcelona issued a statement with details of her loan signing on Thursday. "The Nigerian footballer, 24 years old, arrived in Barcelona this morning," the statement read "Subsequently, she carried out the relevant medical tests [...]

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    UCL: Liverpool, Tottenham reach knockout phase at expense of Italian teams

UCL: Liverpool, Tottenham reach knockout phase at expense of Italian teams

It was joy for England and despair for Italy as Premiership clubs, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, did the needful to advance into the knockout phase of the UEFA Champions League at the expense of Serie A's Napoli and Inter Milan. Liverpool, needing to win by a lone goal and keep a clean sheet to qualify, defeated Napoli 1-0 thanks to Mohamed [...]

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