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Arsenal teenager Eddie Nketiah has signed a new “long-term” deal at the club. The  striker  is among three youngsters to have committed their futures to the club by signing new long-term contracts. Nketiah shot to prominence during last month’s EFL Cup win over Norwich, scoring with his first touch to send the fifth round tie into extra time before sending Arsenal through to a quarter final against West Ham with the winning goal. The 18-year-old, English born Ghanaian , has made three other first team appearances and has been singled out for praise by Arsene Wenger. https://twitter.com/EddieNketiah9/status/938442306994270209 The Gunners have tied…

Former Vice Chairman of English side, Arsenal and The Football Association, David Dein, has applauded CAF’s faith and dependence on technology towards the development of the game. “Technology has come to stay in the game. Everybody is embracing it and CAF (with 54 Member Associations) cannot be left out. I’m very positive technology will help eliminate major errors especially in offside and penalty decisions,” Dein made this remarks on Tuesday, 5 December 2017, during an interaction with CAF staff at the organization’s headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. He cited the Goal Line Technology and the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) amongst the…

It’s still more than half a year before the tournament kicks off in Russia, and yet one player is already facing the real possibility of being banned from the games.  On Tuesday, Fifa’s Disciplinary Committee have opened an investigation into Colombia’s Edwin Cardona. Colombia are grouped with Poland, Segenal and Japan in Group H. Edwin Cardona is in trouble after he made an offensive gesture against South Korea back in November in a friendly. Tottenham striker Son Heung-Min scored a brace to hand South Korea a 2-1 win over Colombia. But the game gained exposure after Cardona made a racist eye gesture towards…

Nigeria is set to play France in a high-profile international friendly in March 2018 ,as part of it’s World Cup preparations. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has secured the mouthwatering clash to be staged in Paris on a date that will be confirmed in due time a report by Nigeria website thebreakingtimes. This will be the first meeting between the two sides since the Group A match in the 2011 World Cup. France snatched a 1–0 win then courtesy of Marie-Laure Delie’s second half strike. The friendly will be France’s third against an African side in recent times after strolling past both South Africa and Ghana. It…

Former AC Milan and Manchester City attacker Robinho has been sentenced to nine years in prison by an Italian court after being found guilty of sexual assault. The alleged incident took place in January 2013 when the Brazilian was playing for AC Milan. Robinho, along with five other men, have been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman at a nightclub in Milan. The former Manchester City forward is currently playing for Atletico Mineiro in Brazil. Source:Metro.co.uk

Chelsea fans in the United States will have a special opportunity to meet Chelsea legends Michael Essien and Ashley Cole during an exclusive viewing party of the Liverpool v Chelsea game this weekend. Cole and Essien, who made a combined total of almost 600 appearances for the club and won multiple trophies, will be meeting fans, signing autographs and taking part in a live Q&A at the Fulton Market Building in New York City on Saturday 25 November. Looking ahead to the party, Cole said: ‘I am very excited to meet the Chelsea fans in New York, who I know…

Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio has resigned at a federal council meeting as Italy continue their search for a new manager. The 74-year-old was set to present his programme for the Italy team’s future at the meeting, which would have then been voted upon, but instead announced he was stepping down. Tavecchio had been under fire since Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup next year – the first time they have missed out on a major tournament in 60 years There had been widespread calls in the Southern European country for him to resign. But Tavecchio gave an…

Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer “worried” about winning individual awards — but he still wants to win seven Ballon d’Or awards to go with seven children, the Real Madrid star has told L’Equipe. Ronaldo became a father for the fourth time earlier this week when his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, gave birth to a daughter in Madrid. He’s also the favourite to win a fifth Ballon d’Or next month, and he says he has his sights set on more, even as the family has taken on a greater importance in recent years Real Madrid’s No. 7 said of the Ballon d’Or: “I’m…

32 teams have officially qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after Australia and Peru got in via the intercontinental playoff on Wednesday, and now the field is completely set. Australia beat Honduras 3-1 in the second leg after a scoreless first leg to win their playoff, while Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 in the second leg after no goals in the opener to return to the World Cup for the first time since 1982. Here are all the qualified teams and the big names who missed out. Qualified teams: Big names missing out Here are some…

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a total of 622,117 tickets were successfully allocated to subscribers. Ticket sales for the world’s biggest football event, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will resume on Thursday on a first-come first-served basis. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a total of 622,117 tickets were successfully allocated to subscribers, even though this was subject to payment being made later. This was also at the conclusion of the first window of sales phase from Oct. 1 to Oct. 12. According to a report by the FIFA Media Office on Tuesday, some 3,496,204…

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