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Euro 2020 qualifying results: Ukraine shock Portugal as England demolish Bulgaria

The following are results of Euro 2020 qualifying matches played on Monday night: Group A Bulgaria 0 England 6 Kosovo 2 Montenegro 0 Group B Lithuania 1 Serbia 2 Ukraine 2 Portugal 1 Group H France 1 Turkey 1 Iceland 2 Andorra 0 Moldova 0 Albania 4 Qualified teams Belgium Italy Poland Russia Ukraine The tournament begins next summer from June 12 to July 12, 2020, in 12 cities and nations across Europe, in the first pan European tournament. Amsterdam (Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena Baku (Azerbaijan) – Olympic Stadium Bilbao (Spain) – San Mames Bucharest (Romania) – Arena Nationala Budapest (Hungary) – Puskas Arena Copenhagen (Denmark) – Parken Stadium Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – Aviva Stadium Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park London (England) – Wembley Stadium Munich (Germany) – Allianz Arena […]

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Euro 2020 qualifying results

The following are results of Euro 2020 qualifying matches played on Sunday: Group C Belarus 1 Netherlands 2 Estonia 0 Germany 3 Group E Hungary 1 Azerbaijan 0 Wales 1 Croatia 1 Group G Slovenia 0 Austria 1 Poland 2 North Macedonia 0 Group I Kazakhstan 0 Belgium 2 Cyprus 0 Russia 5 Scotland 6 San Marino 0

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Heavyweight debut: Usyk Stops Witherspoon by technical knockout

The former undisputed cruiserweight world champion Oleksandr Usyk (17-0, 12 KOs), in his first heavyweight appearance, has continued on the road to victory by dropping Chazz Witherspoon (38-4, 29 KOs) in the seventh round.The fight took place at Wintrust Arena in Chicago in front of a packed crowd of 9,073. Usyk fast hand and nimble feet created problem for Witherspoon and he landed punches at will until his opponent could not continue and gave up on the seventh round. […]

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Video: Joe Aribo’s goal against Brazil

Rangers midfielder, Joe Aribo scored Super Eagles goal against five-time World Champions Brazil in a friendly match on Sunday. Aribo netted in the 35th minutes after going pass Arthur and Marquinos in the Brazilian 18 yard box. This is Aribo’s second goal in two matches after he netted in his debut against Ukraine last month. Brazil leveled in the 47 minutes through Real Madrid midfielder, Casemiro to make it two draws in two games for the Super Eagles. Super Eagles Line-Up Against Brazil: [email protected] XI vs @CBF_Futebol #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #BRANGA pic.twitter.com/64GJhJz78R — The NFF 🇳🇬 (@thenff) October 13, 2019 Goalkeeper – Francis Uzoho Defence – Ekong(Captain), Awaziem, Ajayi and Collins The midfield – Aribo, Wifred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi Attack […]

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“Brazil vs Nigeria is an important test game” – Rohr

Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr said the match between the Samba Boys and the senior national team will be a test of the Eagles readiness to face the Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON).
According to the Guardian, The German-French coach, who will not be present as Eagles take on the Samba Boys in today’s friendly game, said he was preparing the team for the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers against Benin Republic and Lesotho. […]

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Lagos National Stadium: FG seeks to make it Nigeria’s Wembley

The Federal Government, yesterday, expressed its readiness to refurbish the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, and make it a true national monument comparable in standard to the Wembley Stadium, in England.This was a disclosure made by Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare during his tour visit on sporting facilities in Lagos State. […]

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‘I’ve always wanted to play for England’ – Abraham

Chelsea’s striker Tammy Abraham said he has always wanted to play for England and not Nigeria. The 22-year old said it is a nice thing to be wanted by two nations but his first choice has always been to represent the Three Lions of England. Abraham stated this during an interview with Daily Mail ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria. Abraham said: ‘For me, it’s always nice to be wanted by two nations. Clearly it means you’re doing something well. ‘At the back of my head, I’ve always wanted to play for England. I was born and grown in England. ‘My dream was always to play for England. It doesn’t effect the fact Nigeria still […]

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Tomori has ‘no doubts’ committing to England over Nigeria

Chelsea’s defender Fikayo Tomori said he has no doubt committing his international career to England over Nigeria and Canada. The Calgary born, who is eligible to play for three countries choose England after the Three Lion manager, Gareth Southgate invited him for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech and Bulgaria. Tomori has played for both England and Canada youth teams and he’s eligible to play for the Super Eagles of Nigeria courtesy of his parents who are both from the West Africa country. Speaking with Sky Sports, he said it’s a good thing and a bad thing to be eligible to play for three countries but committing to England was never in doubt. “I think the call-up kind of solidifies […]

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We’ll show Brazil what we’re made of – Chukwueze

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze said the team would show the world what they are made of when they play against Brazil international friendly match on October 13. The friendly match is slated for Singapore National Stadium and it is the first match between teams after Brazil defeated Nigeria 3-0 at the Abuja National Stadium (now known as M.K.O Abiola Stadium) in 2003. Speaking with the NationSport, the 2018 Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Young Player of the Year said Nigeria will do well against Brazil. He said “That’s a big game (between Nigeria and Brazil) to look forward to in Singapore and I think it’s going to be a tough match. “I don’t know how it’s going to be but […]

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Lyon sack manager, Sylvinho

Lyon has announced the sack of manager, Sylvio Mendes Campos Júnior (Sylvinho) after a run of poor performance. Lyon has won just one game in nine matches in all competition and the big lost was losing to rivals Saint Etienne 1-0 on Sunday. Assistant coach Gerald Baticle will take temporary charge of the first team. Lyon now occupied the 14th position in the Ligue 1 table, only outside the relegation play-off place by virtue of goal-difference. The Brazilian who was appointed in May started with impressive results of 3-0 and 6-0 wins over Monaco and Angers respectively.

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English Premier League table after week 8

Liverpool top the English Premier League table for the 2019/2020 season after week 8 with maximum 24 points from eight games. Manchester City with 18 points are second on the table. Arsenal and Leicester City complete the top four with 15 points and 14 points respectively.

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Wolves shock Man City at Etihad as Man Utd lose to Newcastle

Manchester United poor performance continued on Sunday as they lost 1-0 to struggling Newcastle United at St. James Park. Manchester United is yet to win an away game since Ole Gunner Solskjaer got the job on a permanent basis. The Red Devils have recorded just two wins in eight games in the league this season and it’s their worst start in 30 years. Fellow city rival, Manchester City lost at home to Wolves 2-0 to give table topper, Liverpool an eight point lead. Adama Traore’s brace in the 80th and 90th minutes silent the Etihad fans and condemned City to their second defeats of the season. The defending champions did the unthinkable last season by beating Liverpool to the title […]

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English Premier League top goal scorers

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham has joined Sergio Aguero as the leading goal scorer after week 8 in the 2019/2020 English Premier League season. Check out the top scorers so far: 8: Abraham (Chelsea), Aguero (Man City) 7: Aubameyang (Arsenal) 6: Pukki (Norwich), Sterling (Man City) 5: Kane (Tottenham), Mané (Liverpool), Vardy (Leicester), Wilson (Bournemouth) 4: Barnes (Burnley), Ferreira Da Silva (Aston Villa), Haller (West Ham), Mount (Chelsea), Salah (Liverpool), B. Silva (Man City) 3: Ayew (Crystal Palace), Ings (Southampton), James (Man Utd), Maupay (Brighton), McGinn (Aston Villa), Rashford (Man Utd), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Wilson (Bournemouth), Woods (Burnley), Yarmolenko (West Ham)

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Solskjaer asks for time to fix Man Utd poor performance

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has asked for time to fix the poor performance crisis in the club. This is Man united worst start to a League season for 30 years after the dismal 1-1 draw with Arsenal. Solskjaer said his experience as a former Manchester United player under Sir Alex Ferguson and coach of Molde and Cardiff have prepared him for the United challenge and all that he needs is time to return the team to winning ways. Red devils face struggling Newcastle on Sunday (today) in a most win if Solskjaer is to escape his biggest crisis as United manager. “Do you know my career? It’s been loads of ups but some downs as well, both as […]