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Jesus scores as Brazil beat Saudi Arabia

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus scored as Brazil beat Saudi Arabia in a friendly in Riyadh. Brazil took the lead just before half-time when Neymar ran at the home defence and played in Jesus, who slotted past Mohammed Al-Owais. The hosts ended the match with 10 men as Al-Owais was …

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Salah returns to Liverpool after limping out of Egypt game

Mohamed Salah has returned to Liverpool after he was injured during Egypt’s 4-1 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying win over eSwatini on Friday. The 26-year-old forward put Egypt 4-0 up shortly before half-time, scoring direct from a corner. Salah, who scored 44 times for Liverpool last season but is without …

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Black Stars down Kotoko 3-0 in friendly

The Black Stars of Ghana beat Asante Kotoko 3-0 in a friendly match played on Friday at the Baba Yara Stadium. The match was called for by the Black Stars technical team after it emerged that their AFCON 2019 Qualifier with Sierra Leone had been cancelled by CAF and FIFA …

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Hearts of Oak suspend midfielder Samudeen Ibrahim

Hearts of Oak have suspended midfielder Samudeen Ibrahim indefinitely for what the club describes as ‘multiple violations’ of his player contract. A post on the club’s official Twitter page said Samudeen’s suspension would take immediate effect. The 22 year old joined the Phobians from King Solomon in January 2016 and …

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German magazine ‘stands by’ Ronaldo story

The German magazine that reported a rape allegation made against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “no reason” to doubt the authenticity of key documents used in its story. Ronaldo, 33, denies assaulting Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. Lawyers representing the Juventus player said on Wednesday …

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Conor McGregor suspended from UFC on medical grounds

Conor McGregor has been suspended for a month on medical grounds after his UFC 229 defeat by Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor was beaten in Las Vegas when he tapped out in the fourth round following Nurmagomedov administering a rear-naked choke. Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) sanctioned the bout and confirmed McGregor …

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SLFA petition FIFA to lift ban ahead of Ghana clash

The Sierra Leone Football federation have petitioned FIFA to enable them honour their upcoming afcon 2019 qualifier against Ghana in the wake of the ban imposed on them This is to enable them navigate the emergency situation without having to forfeit points against Ghana. The SLFA incurred the wrath of …

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