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Drogba voted Mourinho’s greatest ever striker ahead of Ronaldo

The Ivorian finished first in Goal’s poll with 42 per cent of the vote, beating the Real Madrid star, Diego Milito, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Diego Costa Didier Drogba has been voted Jose Mourinho’s greatest ever striker by Goal readers ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo. In the build-up to Paris Saint-Germain’s big Champions League game against Chelsea on Tuesday, we ran a ...

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Van Persie will be back for Swansea clash, confirms Van Gaal

The Netherlands striker missed Monday’s FA Cup win over Preston and is likely to retain his place at the weekend after Radamel Falcao again struggled to make an impact Louis van Gaal has confirmed Robin van Persie will return to the Manchester United squad for Saturday’s Premier League match against Swansea. The Netherlands striker missed Monday’s FA Cup fifth round ...

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NWAKALI: I WANT TO EMULATE YAYA TOURE

The 8th of February 2015 was marked into the annals of football history as the end of the 30th edition of the AFCON and a day when four-time African Footballer of the Year Yaya Toure led the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire to their second African Cup of Nations title. Watching the Ivoirian skipper hoist the trophy in front of television ...

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Neymar: Messi is my best friend

The Brazilian admits his understanding with the hat-trick hero has blossomed after the pair helped to fire Barcelona to a 5-0 win over Levante Neymar says he has no better friend than Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi following the Argentine’s goalscoring rout at home to Levante on Sunday. The Brazilian opened the scoring for Luis Enrique’s men midway through the first ...

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Scholes: Manchester United don’t attack – their football is miserable

The ex-England international does not believe Louis van Gaal’s side take enough risks and cannot understand why Wayne Rooney is not being played as a striker Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has hit out at Louis van Gaal’s team, labelling their football “miserable” and claiming they do not show enough attacking intent. Despite sitting third in the Premier League ...

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Super Falcons will be ready for World Cup, says Sanusi Mohammed

The top official in the country’s football house has assured that the senior women’s national team will ready for the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup in Canada EXCLUSIVE By Samuel Ahmadu Nigeria Football Federation’s director of competition, Sanusi Mohammed has said the nation’s football body will ensure the Super Falcons get quality preparation for the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup ...

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Golden Eaglets will fly in Niger, says Beto-Bassey

The former Nigeria U-17 star is convinced that Emmanuel Amuneke’s wards will not let the country down when the African Cadet championship begins on Sunday EXCLUSIVE By Shina Oludare Former Nigeria U-17 player, Shedrach Beto-Bassey is assured that the Golden Eaglets will live up to expectations when the African U-17 tournament kicks off in Niger Republic on February 15. Coach ...

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Ivory Coast move up Fifa rankings

Ivory Coast have leapt up the latest Fifa world rankings after winning the Africa Cup of Nations. Equatorial Guinea, hosts of the Nations Cup which ended on Sunday, soared into the top 50 for the first time. The National Lighting leapt 69 places and are joint 49th with Congo after reaching the semi-finals, albeit in controversial style. The Ivorians moved ...

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Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Mario Balotelli’s first Premier League goal for Liverpool gave them a crucial victory in the fight for a Premier League top-four place in a thrilling game at Anfield. Liverpool led twice only to be pegged back by Spurs before Balotelli, on as a substitute for Daniel Sturridge, turned in Adam Lallana’s cross with seven minutes left. Lazar Markovic gave Liverpool ...

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NFF offers Stephen Keshi new contract

The out-of-contract Super Eagles coach is expected to return to his role in a few days after being offered a new deal on Tuesday The Technical Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has recommended a renewal of contract for Stephen Keshi as the senior national team head coach. The committee led by Emeka Anyansi-Agwu concluded their meeting and tabled their ...

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McNair signs new Manchester United contract

The 19-year-old defender made his first-team debut this season and Louis van Gaal believes the youngster has all the attributes needed to develop into a top player Paddy McNair has signed a new contract with Manchester United that will run until June 2017 and has the option of a further year. The 19-year-old made his first-team debut under Louis van ...

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Yaya Toure: Afcon glory trumps Man City and Barcelona titles

The attacking midfielder, who tasted defeat in two previous finals, was overjoyed after leading the Elephants to a first continental title in 23 years Yaya Toure described leading Cote d’Ivoire to an “exceptional” Africa Cup of Nations triumph on Sunday as the highlight of his illustrious career. The Elephants ended a 23-year wait for continental success by defeating Ghana 9-8 ...

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Ronaldo right to celebrate after Real Madrid defeat – Mendes

The striker had a party to celebrate his birthday just hours after his side lost 4-0 in the Madrid derby, but his agent insists he did nothing wrong Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has defended the Real Madrid star against recent criticism after he celebrated his birthday despite his side’s heavy 4-0 derby defeat to Atletico Madrid. The Portugal international ...

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