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Nigeria defender joins Benfica on five-year deal


Portuguese giants Benfica have completed the signing of Nigeria international defender Tyronne Ebuehi from Dutch club ADO Den Haag. The 22-year-old, who spent five years at The Hague, joins on a five-year deal. “It is a feeling of great happiness to join a massive club like Benfica,” Ebuehi told the …

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AS Roma throws weight behind Nigeria’s Eagles in Russia 2018

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It’s 27 days to the World Cup in Russia and many football fans are switching their focus from their clubs to the countries participating in the football bonanza. But the failure to qualify on the part of your country’s team could sometimes leave you with no or less option. TO …

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Italy goalkeeper Buffonto to play final game for Juventus

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Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will play his final game for Juventus on Saturday after 17 years with the club. The World Cup winner, 40, will lift his ninth Serie A title against Hellas Verona at the Allianz Stadium. Buffon said he changed his mind about retiring 15 days ago and …

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Southgate tags chosen England squad “young and in-form”

England manager Gareth Southgate refuted he is planning for the future by picking his country’s third youngest ever squad for a World Cup, insisting his youthful 23-man group was picked purely on form. Veteran goalkeeper Joe Hart and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere were among the big names to miss out …

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University to pay $500m (£371m) to gymnasts who were abused by ex-team doctor


Michigan State University has agreed to pay $500m (£371m) to gymnasts who were abused by ex-team doctor Larry Nassar. The deal was announced by a California law firm representing 332 victims of Nassar, who assaulted women and girls under the guise of medical treatment. The deal does not include any …

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Experience separates Barcelona from Sundowns in Mandela cup friendly.


Careless defending gifted European giants Barcelona two goals as they defeated South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Wednesday in a friendly game to honour the late Nelson Mandela. Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes scored for the Spanish league and cup winners before Sibusiso Vilakazi pulled one goal back …

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