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Champions league match abandoned over racism allegations

By BBC Sport Paris St-Germain’s game against Istanbul Basaksehir will resume on Wednesday after it was abandoned on Tuesday with a match official accused of using a racist term towards one of the away side’s backroom staff. Istanbul allege fourth official Sebastian Coltescu used the language towards their assistant coach Pierre Webo. Former Cameroon international […]

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Diego Maradona: Police raid house and clinic of doctor

By BBC Argentine prosecutors are investigating Diego Maradona’s doctor for possible manslaughter following the footballing legend’s death four days ago. Police in Buenos Aires have searched the house and private clinic of Leopoldo Luque as they try to establish if there was negligence in Maradona’s treatment following surgery. The 60-year-old died of a heart attack […]

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Former Senegal, Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has died aged 42.

By BBC Sports Diop made 129 appearances in the Premier League and also had spells in England with West Ham United and Birmingham City. He played for Senegal at the 2002 World Cup, scoring the winner in the tournament’s opening game as his country beat France 1-0. “Once a World Cup hero, always a World […]

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Diego Maradona dies: Three days of mourning begin in Argentina as tributes pour in

By BBC Sport Today’s football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo “could not even dream” of being admired as much as Diego Maradona was, says his former Argentina team-mate Ossie Ardiles. Three days of national mourning have begun in Argentina after Maradona died on Wednesday at the age of 60. His body will lie in […]

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Liverpool’s Sadio Mane scores as Senegal qualify for Afcon finals

By BBC Liverpool forward Sadio Mane scored the winner for Senegal against Guinea-Bissau to book their place at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations finals. Mane scored in the 82nd minute after Jorge Nogueira was sent off in the second half for Guinea-Bissau. Senegal, currently the top-ranked country in Africa, are the second team to […]

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Uganda Cranes secure vital win against South Sudan

Uganda Cranes secure vital win against South Sudan By APN Reporter apearlnews.com Uganda Cranes overcame a hard fighting South Sudan team 1-0 during the TOTAL AFCON 2021 group B qualifier played at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Thursday. Defender Halid Lwaliwa headed home Faruku Miya’s corner kick in the 85th minute of the game […]

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Lionel Messi top of Forbes money list in 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo second

By BBC Sport Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has topped the Forbes list for highest-earning footballers in 2020. Messi’s yearly earnings at $126m (£97.2m) with Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo second on $117m (£90.3m). Neymar was in third with Paris St-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe fourth. Three Premier League players – Mohamed Salah, Paul Pogba and David de Gea […]

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Lionel Messi hands in Barcelona transfer request

By BBC Sport Forward Lionel Messi has asked to leave Spanish giants Barcelona this summer. The Argentina international, 33, sent a fax to the club on Tuesday saying he wishes to exercise a clause in his contract, allowing him to leave for free with immediate effect. Barca were beaten 8-2 by Bayern Munich in the […]

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Bayern Munich wins champions league

By BBC Sport Bayern Munich overcame Paris St-Germain in a tightly contested Champions League final in Lisbon to claim the crown for the sixth time. Kingsley Coman, who started his career at PSG, settled a tense affair with a 59th-minute header at the far post from Joshua Kimmich’s cross to leave the French giants still […]

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Brighton sign Lallana on free transfer

By BBC Sport Brighton have completed the signing of midfielder Adam Lallana from Liverpool on a free transfer. Lallana, whose deal with the Premier League champions expired at the end of the season, has signed a three-year contract with the Seagulls. The 32-year-old has made 22 appearances for the Reds in 2019-20 but started only […]