Gerard Pique: Spain defender to quit international football after World Cup

Spain defender Gerard Pique will retire from international football after the 2018 World Cup following a controversy surrounding his shirt sleeves. The Barcelona player, 29, is unpopular with some Spain fans for his support of independence for Catalonia. In Sunday’s 2-0 win in Albania, his shirt – unlike his colleagues – did not have a Spanish flag trim on the …

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How Iwobi, Iheanacho gave Nigeria victory

Nigeria opened their 2018 World Cup group-phase qualifying campaign with a 2-1 victory in Zambia on Sunday thanks to goals from English Premier League duo Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho. The 20-year-old strikers scored in the opening half before a capacity 40,000 crowd at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in central city Ndola that included President Edgar Lungu. Zambia dominated the second …

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Zambia vs Nigeria

Zambia vs Nigeria: 4 key players Super Eagles must focus on Akinshilo Ayomide 4 hours ago 36577 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Send email Ahead of the Zambia vs Nigeria clash, NAIJ.com Sports takes a look at four key players who could cause serious problems for the Super Eagles. Nigeria play Zambia in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier …

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Too much sex killing Ghanaian players, says coach

Former Black Stars player and coach, Malik Jabir believes that Ghana’s club players are not doing well because beautiful Ghanaian girls have made them weaker. Malik who coached the Black Stars in 2003 said in a national radio that Ghana players indulge in too much sex rather than train and improve their strength and skills. “They are having too much …

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Legia to play Real behind closed doors

Legia Warsaw’s unhappy Champions League campaign suffered another blow on Thursday when they were ordered to host their dream tie against Real Madrid in an empty stadium. Uefa’s disciplinary committee said it had ordered the Polish champions to play their next home game behind closed doors following crowd trouble during their 6-0 home defeat by Borussia Dortmund earlier this month. …

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