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Kaka to call time on playing career very soon
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Kaka to call time on playing career very soon

  Former Brazil star Kaka has disclosed that he will soon be calling time on his footballing career. He is close to the end of his contact with Orlando City and is reported to have been in talks with the MLS side over the extension of his contract. The 2007 Ballon D'Or winner has admitted that he is no longer as efficient as he used to be on the pitch, as his body is now struggling with adapting to the rigors of the game. "It will come soon," he told Globo Esporte when he was asked about his retirement. "It's not a pleasure to play anymore because I suffer a lot of pain at the end of a match. READ: FIFA President: Messi must win World Cup "My body is telling me I'm 35 and it's not what it once was." Kaka has also set his eyes on emulating Zinedine Zidane in towing th...
FIFA President – Messi is extraordinary but yet to win a World Cup
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FIFA President – Messi is extraordinary but yet to win a World Cup

  FIFA president Gianni Infantino has opined that Lionel Messi must be a World Cup winner before he can attain the status of the greatest player of all time. The president also went on to draw comparisons between Lionel Messi and Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, stating that the latter secured a World Cup win for his country whilst attaining great status at club level. READ: Kante set to miss Crystal Palace game for Chelsea “Messi is extraordinary but he is yet to win a World Cup,” Infantino said in the course of an interview with newspaper La Nacion. “There are lots of amazing players who never won the World Cup and that is what made Diego so special in football – winning major titles for both club and country. “Messi may be there (in Russia) and we may see...
Kante likely to miss Chelsea vs Crystal Palace game due to hamstring
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Kante likely to miss Chelsea vs Crystal Palace game due to hamstring

  Reports from The Daily Telegraph have suggested that Chelsea midfielder and France international N'Golo Kante may be a serious doubt for contention for places in the Chelsea squad to face Crystal Palace this weekend in the Premier League after falling victim to a hamstring injury during the international break. READ: Mustafi likely to be out on a long injury spell Kante appeared to have hurt his hamstring in the first half as France secured a 1 nil win away to Bulgaria on Saturday. He was immediately replaced by PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The club will now conduct checks on the player to ascertain the degree of the injury, although it seems unlikely he'll make it in time for the game against Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, with an all important game coming up against Roma ...
Mustafi likely to face long spell on the sidelines if muscle tear is confirmed
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Mustafi likely to face long spell on the sidelines if muscle tear is confirmed

  Germany manager Joachim Loew has disclosed that Shkodran Mustafi may be facing a long spell on the sidelines after he suffered what seemed a thigh jnjury during the international break. The Germany and Arsenal FC centerback had to be aided off the pitch in the 35th minute of Germany's game against Azerbaijan on Sunday which ended in a 5 goals to 1 win for the Germans. Mustafi was heavily linked with a departure from the Emirates in the course of the summer transfer window, but has been impressive in Arsenal's games so far. He will definitely be a big miss for the Wenger tutored side. READ: Sandro set to sign new Juventus contract amid Chelsea interest “With Mustafi it seems that it is some muscle tear or some muscle fibre tear,” according to the London Evening Standar...
Chelsea target Alex Sandro set to sign new Juventus contract
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Chelsea target Alex Sandro set to sign new Juventus contract

  Alex Sandro is set for contract renewal with Juventus amid reported concrete interest from Chelsea, and this was revealed by Juventus chief executive Giuseppe Marotta. He made this known to Gazetta dello Sport: "Paulo [Dybala] himself has asked for it [a new deal], we will be renewing soon and we will also extend the contract of Alex Sandro." Chelsea have been on a hot pursuit of Alex Sandro since the summer and are currently lining up a 70 million pound offer for the Brazilian in January according to some sources. READ: 2017 Ballon d'Or - first five nominees announced, rest to follow shortly Sandro is a on a current contract that runs till 2020, and an extension will lengthen the contract, as well as almost double his current wages, which is presently at 2.5 million ...
2017 Ballon D’Or: Kante, Neymar and Dybala among first 5 nominees
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2017 Ballon D’Or: Kante, Neymar and Dybala among first 5 nominees

  The first five names in the list of players vying for the 2017 Ballon D'Or has been announced. The likes of Neymar, Dybala, N'golo Kante, Marcelo and Luka Modric were among the first five names to be announced, as the full list of 30 nominee will be released over the course of October 9. The players announced so far for the 2017 Ballon D'Or award all played vital and significant roles at both club and national team level. Neymar has been on the rise, and this was confirmed with his world record move to PSG. READ: Manuel Neuer out for at least 6 months Kante won his second Premier League title in a row after joining Chelsea from Leicester who were the former champions of the Premier League. Dybala was impressive for Juventus as he helped the Old ladies win another Seri...
Manuel Neuer to be out of action for at least six months
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Manuel Neuer to be out of action for at least six months

  Bayern Munich goalkeeper and Germany international Manuel Neuer has revealed that his period of recovery from the latest fracture he picked up could be at least six months, although he hopes to feature for the club before the season runs out. Neuer got injured during training last month and went under the blade for a successful surgery that is expected to keep him out of action till the end of the year. "There's tissue repair going on inside the foot, this can last up to six months," he said in the course of an interview with Bayern TV. READ: Neymar reportedly asked for Barcelona’s expulsion from the UCL "It hasn't been an easy for me and I am longing to be back on the pitch." Although it is unlikely he'll be fit to return after the winter break as initially expect...
Neymar reportedly asked for Barcelona’s expulsion from the UCL
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Neymar reportedly asked for Barcelona’s expulsion from the UCL

  PSG star and former Barcelona forward, Neymar, reportedly made a request that Barcelona should be expelled from the Champions League by UEFA. The Brazil international, who left the Catalan club for the Ligue 1 giants in a world record transfer fee in the summer requested that Barcelona should be omitted from Europe's elite club competition according to Spanish publication AS (h/t Sport) READ: Thibaut Courtois has plans in place to join Real Madrid However, the football governing body gave an emphatic response to the request from former Barcelona man. According to AS (h/t Sport): "According to their report, UEFA turned down the idea and although they responded to Neymar's lawyers, they didn't give the slightest thought to agreeing to it." AS sport further stated that t...
Thibaut Courtois has plans in place to join Real Madrid
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Thibaut Courtois has plans in place to join Real Madrid

  Reports from Spain suggest that Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is hoping to get a call from Real Madrid for a possible transfer to the Spanish giants. The Belgium goalkeeper's contract with Chelsea expires in June 2019, and emerging reports from Marca indicate that he has plans to move to Real Madrid and will, therefore, be avoiding the extension of his contract with Chelsea. There are rumors that Courtois allegedly made contact with Real Madrid and is harboring the hope that the Bernabeu outfit will make attempts to capture his signature. READ: Manchester United join in the chase for Emre Can The Belgian spent 3 years on loan at Atletico Madrid from Chelsea between 2011 and 2014, before returning to Stamford Bridge to replace Petr Cech between the sticks for Che...
Super Eagles MOTM against Zambia to get 1 million Naira and 10 bags of rice
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Super Eagles MOTM against Zambia to get 1 million Naira and 10 bags of rice

  The Super Eagles of Nigeria seek qualification on Saturday as they face Zambia in a make or mar game for a ticket to Russia 2018. However, the news making the rounds indicate that the NFF's new partner, Tropical General Investment have promised that the Man of the Match from the Nigerian side on the day will be rewarded. READ: Francesco Guidolin – I rejected Inter Milan last year The Executive Director of the company, Onyekachi Onu told thenff.com that the award which will be offered, known as the Big Bull Rice Man of the Match award will gift the winner the sum of 1 million Naira, as well as 10 bags of Big Bull Rice which will be donated to any charity the player who emerges winner on the day decides to choose. “We will make the presentation right there on the pitch at ...