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LinkedIn: Slovenian club sign right-back after posting advert

Attacking right-back Alvaro Brachi is waiting to connect… Not one for fax machines and agents’ fees, Slovenian club NK Domzale had a novel way of avoiding the madness of the January transfer window – using LinkedIn. The online networking service is best known for telling you an old colleague has a better job than yours… Continue reading LinkedIn: Slovenian club sign right-back after posting advert

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Who is Watford’s striking phenomenon Odion Ighalo?

As a boy, Odion Ighalo and his Olodi Warriors team-mates would hit the deck when they heard gun fire during training. The bullets didn’t know the difference between the young footballers and the drug dealers selling their narcotics on a corner of the pitch, who the police were targeting. Growing up in the Ajegunle ghetto,… Continue reading Who is Watford’s striking phenomenon Odion Ighalo?

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NFF fires Keshi, Amodu takes over

The Nigeria Football Federation has terminated the appointment of Stephen Keshi as Head Coach of the Senior National Football Team, Super Eagles. A statement by the NFF Executive Committee on Saturday said this decision was made, “having thoroughly reviewed the reports/findings of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and Development Committee, as well as… Continue reading NFF fires Keshi, Amodu takes over

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Chile beat Argentina to win Copa America

Chile secured the first major trophy in their history on home soil courtesy of a penalty shootout win over Argentina in the Copa America final. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez slotted in the winning spot-kick after Argentina’s Gonzalo Higuain fired over and Ever Banega was denied by Claudio Bravo. Higuain had earlier missed from close range after… Continue reading Chile beat Argentina to win Copa America

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Brazil beaten by Paraguay in shootout

Paraguay repeated their 2011 Copa America penalty shootout win over Brazil to set up a semi-final meeting with Argentina. Former Manchester City striker Robinho scored on his 99th appearance to give Brazil a 15th-minute lead as he tucked away a Dani Alves cross. But Thiago Silva’s second-half handball allowed Derlis Gonzalez to equalise from the… Continue reading Brazil beaten by Paraguay in shootout

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Carlos Tevez joins Boca Juniors from Juventus

Argentina striker Carlos Tevez has completed his move back to Boca Juniors from Italian champions Juventus. Tevez, 31, started his career at Boca before leaving in 2004 and returns to Argentina after nine years in Europe. Former Manchester United, Manchester City and West Ham forward Tevez struck 20 Serie A goals last season and had… Continue reading Carlos Tevez joins Boca Juniors from Juventus

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NFF to Investigate Keshi’s Ivory Coast Application

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) confirmed it will investigate reports that national team coach Stephen Keshi applied to manage Ivory Coast. On Friday, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) announced it had received 59 applications in the race to succeed Herve Renard. The list will be then be narrowed down to three who will be interviewed.… Continue reading NFF to Investigate Keshi’s Ivory Coast Application

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Messi Reaches 100-cap Landmark in Argentina Win

Lionel Messi won his 100th cap as Argentina beat Jamaica to finish top of Copa America Group B and probably avoid Brazil in the quarter-finals. The Argentina captain, 27, was kept at bay but Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain fired home from inside the box. While Messi’s side had already qualified for the last 16, even… Continue reading Messi Reaches 100-cap Landmark in Argentina Win