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Nigeria climbs to 34th in FIFA Women’s World Rankings

Nigeria’s women have moved up one place on the monthly FIFA world rankings to 34, retaining their place as the top-ranked African side. The rankings released on Friday showed Nigeria as having amassed 1613 points to maintain their status as ...

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Eagles earn draw against Senegal in friendly game

The Nigeria’s Super Eagles and the Teranga Lions of Senegal on Thursday played out a 1-1 draw in an international friendly played in London. Senegal’s playmaker Moussa Sow had put his team in front in the 54th minute of the ...

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Podolski ends international career in style as he captained Germany to 1 – 0 win over England

German international and former former Bayern Munich and Arsenal forward, Lukas Podolski ended on his international career by firing Germany to a 1-0 win over England on Wednesday. Podolski captained Germany on his 130th and final cap for his country. ...

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Ivory Coast hires Wilmots as head coach

Ivory Coast  on Tuesday named former Belgium international Marc Wilmots as their new head coach to replace Michel Dussuyer. The  48-year-old Wilmots was coach of Belgium between 2012 and 2016 and led them to the World Cup finals in Brazil ...

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Barca, Madrid, Atletico win, see full La Liga results and standings

Week 28 of the La Liga season started with a defeat 1 – 0 for Villarreal at the hands of Las Palmas. Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to five points with a narrow win ...

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Federer defeats friend, Wawrinka to win 5th Indian Wells title

Roger Federer has defeated his close friend and compatriot,  Stan Wawrinka 6-4, 7-5 to win his fifth  BNP Paribas Open title, in Indian Wells. It was Federer’s  90th tour-level crown and 25th in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments. He has ...

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Rivers United, Rangers ousted from CAF Champions League

Rangers International Football Club beat Zamalek FC of Egypt 2-1 on Sunday, but failed to achieve the target of advancing to the group stage of the 2017 CAF Champions League. In the return leg clash of their second round pairing ...

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Chelsea, Spurs and United win, Arsenal lose, City and Liverpool draw, See latest EPL results

It was a weekend that saw fresh pressure mount on Wenger’s Arsenal side, as the Gunners were beaten by 3 goals to 1 in the opening fixture of the weekend. It is a result that moves Arsenal to position six ...

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It is an all Swiss final at Indian Wells, as Federer is set to take on Wawrinka

Australian Open champion Roger Federer will face compatriot Stan Wawrinka in an all-Swiss final match at the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells in California, the U.S.. The match will be played at 9pm Nigerian time. Wawrinka swept past ...

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FIFA suspends Mali from international football

World football governing body FIFA on Friday in Zurich said all of Mali’s football clubs have been suspended from international competitions, after the country’s government interfered in the national association. The football body took action after Mali’s sports minister, Housseini Amion ...

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