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UEFA Nations League: Bosnia end Italy’s 11-match winning run with 1-1 draw

Florence (Italy), Sept. 4, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Bosnia ended Italy’s run of 11 successive wins when they held Roberto Mancini’s side to a 1-1 draw in their Nations League match on Friday. Both teams hit the woodwork early in the second half before Edin Dzeko put...

European Super Cup: UEFA in talks with Hungary following border closure

Bern (Switzerland), Sept. 1, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) UEFA says it is discussing entry requirements for this month’s European Super Cup match in Budapest with the Hungarian government. This has come in the wake of the decision to close the country’s borders to curb a rise in...

Milan drawn away to Shamrock Rovers in Europa League qualifiers

Bern, Aug. 31, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Seven times European champions AC Milan will begin their Europa League campaign this season away to rank outsiders Shamrock Rovers following the draw on Monday for the second qualifying round. Milan, who finished sixth in Serie A, are returning to...

Spurs sign right-back Doherty from Wolves

London, Aug. 30, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Tottenham Hotspur have signed right-back Matt Doherty from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a four-year contract, the north London club said on Sunday. Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported Spurs paid 15 million pounds (20 million...

Djokovic edges Bautista Agut for clash in final with Raonic

New York, Aug. 29, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) World number one Novak Djokovic overcame a sore neck and an early scare to defeat Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut 4-6 6-4 7-6(0) on Friday. The victory was in the semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open, and it helped...

Celtic’s Bolingoli gets 3-match ban over quarantine breach

Glasgow, Aug. 29, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli has been handed a three-match ban for breaking novel coronavirus quarantine rules, the Scottish Football Association said in statement on Friday. The Belgian was further slammed with a further two games suspended until Feb. 28, 2021. Also,...

Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to lift FA Community Shield

London, Aug. 29, 2020 Arsenal beat Liverpool 5-4 on penalties on Saturday to lift the Community Shield, the curtain-raiser for the English domestic season, after the two sides played out a 1-1 draw on a chilly afternoon at Wembley. Gunners captain and match goal-scorer...

Premier League record appearance holder Barry retires

London, Aug. 27, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) English Premier League (EPL) record appearance holder Gareth Barry has ended his playing career at the age of 39, British media reported on Thursday. Midfielder Barry made 653 appearances in lengthy spells with Aston Villa, Manchester City and Everton, scoring...

Ferencvaros bundle Celtic out of UEFA Champions League

London, Aug. 27, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) Former European champions Celtic will miss out on the UEFA Champions League group stage for the third successive season. Their misfortune came after a dispiriting 2-1 home defeat by Hungary’s Ferencvaros in the second qualifying round of the 2020/2021 competition...

UEFA boss relaxed about state-linked investments in clubs

Lisbon, Aug. 24, 2020 (Reuters/Naija247news) UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, has no issue with sovereign wealth funds and state-linked money coming into football as long as the game’s financial regulations are observed. The issue was highlighted earlier this year when the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, PIF,...
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