Mauricio Pochettino slammed match officials on Wednesday and questioned why VAR was not used to rule out Real Madrid’s first goal against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in their 1-3 loss. The French side were dumped out of the UEFA Champions League in sensational circumstances, losing 2-3 aggregate after having won the first...
Manchester City sailed through to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after a 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon in their last-16 round second leg clash on Wednesday, progressing 5-0 on aggregate. The English champions had already done the hard work in their thrashing of the Portuguese side in the first leg...
Following are the results of the remaining Match Day 13 fixtures in the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), played on Thursday: Abia Warriors 1-1 Rivers United Rangers International 1-0 Nasarawa United Dakkada FC 0-1 Gombe United Heartland FC 1-0 Lobi Stars (NAN)
Chelsea made hard work of reaching the FIFA Club World Cup final with a 1-0 win against Al Hilal in the semi-finals on Wednesday. Thomas Tuchel’s side —- playing without their coach following his positive coronavirus test —- were in control from the outset. They should as a result of this...
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has commended the Super Eagles over the impressive win against Guinea-Bissau in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Super Eagles on Wednesday in Garoua cruised to the knockout phase of...
 Coach Augustine Eguavoen says people are once again beginning to respect the Super Eagles following their performance at the group stage of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon. Eguavoen told newsmen during his post-match conference that a lot of people felt that Nigeria was not good enough...
The 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON), kicked- off on Jan.9, 2022 in five Cameroonian  cities of Younde, Douala, Limbe, Baffousam and Garoua. This edition of the biennial competition was scheduled to hold in 2021, but was shifted to 2022 due to the effect of the deadly...
Following is the schedule of matches to be played at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon on Monday: Group B Senegal vs Zimbabwe, 2 p.m. Guinea vs Malawi, 5 p.m. (Both matches are to hold at the Kouekong Stadium in Bafoussam) Group C Ghana vs Morocco, 5 p.m. Comoros vs Gabon, 8 p.m. (Both...
 Kidderminster, the lowest-ranked team remaining in the FA Cup competition in England, have been drawn against West Ham in the fourth round. The National League North outfit, who stunned Reading 2-1 on Saturday, were rewarded with a tie at home to the Premier League side in the draw held on...
 Euro 2020 champion Gianluigi Donnarumma of Italy and UEFA Champions League winner Edouard Mendy of Chelsea are among the three-player shortlist for the FIFA Best Men’s Goalkeeper award. FIFA said on Wednesday that Donnarumma of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Senegal’s Mendy are joined by Germany and Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer who...
 Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has delivered “a clear ‘No’ ” to the governing body’s plans for biennial World Cup competitions. The 85-year-old, who held the top position at FIFA between 1998 and 2015 before being brought down in a corruption scandal, has come out against the idea. It forms part...
The Premier League in England has the option of rescheduling matches postponed due to COVID-19 during the international break at the end of the month, world governing body FIFA says. Eighteen top-flight games have been called off for COVID-related reasons since last month amid a significant rise in cases, with...
Lionel Messi is set to return to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) after testing negative for COVID-19. The Ligue 1 leaders announced on Sunday that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner had returned a positive test while back home in Argentina. Messi subsequently missed the commanding 4-0 win over Vannes in the Coupe de...
Chelsea put one foot in the EFL Cup final on Wednesday, thanks to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Tottenham. It was a semi-final first leg match which ended as a chastening return to Stamford Bridge for Antonio Conte. Thomas Tuchel, seemingly eager to put recent indiscretions to one side after an...
 Substitutes Marco Asensio and Isco ensured Real Madrid avoided more Copa del Rey embarrassment against Alcoyano as ​the LaLiga leaders battled to a 3-1 victory in their round-of-32 tie. Real Madrid were at the receiving end of one of the greatest shocks in Spanish football history 12 months ago when...
While FC Barcelona’s new signing Ferran Torres is raring to get started after completing his move from Manchester City, he may have to wait a little more. This is as a result of news that he returned a positive coronavirus test hours after his unveiling. The 21-year-old Spain international has signed...
Kylian Mbappe scored a second-half hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) breezed through to the Coupe de France last 16 with a 4-0 win over Vannes. Presnel Kimpembe was also on target for the defending champions, who remain unbeaten in 90 minutes in the competition since 2014. The skipper headed the runaway...