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Australia searching for missing athletes after Commonwealth Games

Australian authorities are in the hunt for 50 athletes and officials who disappeared during the Commonwealth games, some without even participating in the games held in the Gold Coast. The country’s home affairs minister confirmed...

Former UEFA boss Platini admits draw for 1998 World Cup was fixed

Former UEFA president Michel Platini on Friday admitted that the draw for the 1998 World Cup was fixed. The former France player and manager said the scam "wasn't difficult" and had boosted the chances of...

Africa’s FIFA World Cup representatives top continent in latest rankings

Africa’s representatives at the FIFA World Cup are all ranked in the top 10 of the continents standings in the latest FIFA rankings released on Friday. Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Nigeria and Morocco all made no...

Senegal, Morocco name provisional World Cup squads

Senegal and Morocco on Thursday announced their provisional squads for the FIFA World Cup scheduled to kick off on 14 June. The two African sides are part of five set to represent the continent in...

Arsene Wenger says nearly signed Messi, Ronaldo for Arsenal

Former long-serving Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger says he could have signed both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi during his time in charge of the North Londoners. Wenger – whose 22-year reign at Arsenal came to...

England’s World Cup squad unveiled, only one Arsenal man in

England Manager Gareth Southgate has unveiled his 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup scheduled to kick off on 14 June, with only one Arsenal player making the cut. The Russian tournament will be the...

FIFA poised to vote on new 24-team Club World Cup

FIFA is set to call a vote for a new expanded 24-team Club World Cup that may be launched in 2021, with a plan to hold it every four years. The mega-money tournament that will...

Star-studded Barcelona squad lands in South Africa ahead of Mamelodi friendly

Barcelona stars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Philippe Countinho and Andres Inietsa are part of the Catalans squad that arrived in South Africa just hours before their game against Premier Soccer League Champions Mamelodi Sundowns...

Everton sacks Sam Allardyce after six months

Everton sacked manager Sam Allardyce on Wednesday after a six-month reign that saw the former England national team boss steer the Merseyside club to eighth place in the Premier League. Allardyce, who replaced sacked Dutch...

Nigeria, Tunisia announce provisional World Cup squads

Nigeria and Tunisia have also named their provisional squads for FIFA World Cup duty next month, with the final squad list set to be announced on June 4. The two sides are part of five...