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Wayne Rooney scored a highlight reel goal with a moon shot blast from his own half of the field to lift DC United to a 1-0 victory over Orlando City on Wednesday. Former English star Rooney hammered a 68-yard strike over the head of Orlando goalkeeper Brian Rowe and into the back of the net in the 10th […]

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have defeated Guinea to become the first team to reach the last 16 at the 2019 African Cup of Nations. The Super Eagles qualified for the next stage after a Kenneth Omeruo strike gave them a 1-0 victory over Guinea, taking their points tally to six in Group B.   Nigeria’s defender […]

Nigeria on Tuesday suspended a training strike over unpaid bonuses at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt following last-minute pleas by the country’s football officials. The team finally agreed to train in Alexandria, 30 minutes after schedule, after the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) promised to pay a win bonus from their 1-0 victory over […]

The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a criminal investigation into the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The French football legend elected to lead European football’s governing body in 2007 was taken into custody by French anti-corruption police investigating the awarding of the 2022 World Cup […]

Real Madrid said Tuesday they have signed Serbia striker Luka Jovic from German side Eintracht Frankfurt on a six-year deal for an undisclosed fee. “RealMadrid and Eintracht Frankfurt have agreed on the transfer of Luka Jovic, subject to a medical,” the club said in a statement. “The player will be tied to the club for […]

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard said he expects Wednesday’s 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final to be his last game for the club. “I think it’s a goodbye, but in football, you never know. My dream was to play in the Premier League and I did this for seven years for one of […]

Chelsea were not the only ones celebrating their victory over Arsenal in Wednesday’s Europa League final. Their 4-1 win in Baku was also great news for French club Lyon, who will now go directly into the group stage of next season’s Champions League. While Arsenal — who finished fifth in the Premier League — needed […]

Pep Guardiola said Manchester City’s 2018/19 Premier League success was the toughest title triumph of his illustrious career. City came from behind to win 4-1 away to Brighton on Sunday’s final day of the season — a result that meant the reigning champions finished just a point in front of second-placed Liverpool, who won 2-0 […]

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Manchester United will “take some time” to close the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool after they finished their season with a dismal 2-0 defeat at home by already-relegated Cardiff. United finished in sixth place in the Premier League, 32 points behind champions City, who accumulated 98 points, edging out Liverpool by a […]

The race to be crowned the English Premier League’s leading scorer this season ended in a three-way tie on Sunday as the African trio of Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah shared the Golden Boot. Gabon forward Aubameyang scored twice for Arsenal at Burnley to join Salah and his Liverpool teammate Mane, who netted […]


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