A Nigeria B selection were narrowly beaten 3-2 by Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the GOtv Max Cup at the Godswil Akpabio international Stadium in Uyo.
The Super Eagles team, which comprised both home and foreign-based players, impressed against the UEFA Europa League champions, netting two stunning goals against La Liga's
Manchester United forward Anthony Martial's departure from Old Trafford looks increasingly likely and Spurs are a potential destination, according to the London Evening Standard.
It says Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants "a forward who can also play on the wing or at No. 10," and France international Martial is high on
Nigeria international Leon Balogun has completed a move to Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion from Mainz, the club confirmed on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old, who has been named in Gernot Rohr's World Cup squad, has joined the Seagulls on a two-year deal and moves to the Amex Stadium on a
Vicente Del Bosque has said no Liverpool player, not even Mohamed Salah, would get into the Real Madrid team and predicted a 4-1 Madrid win in the Champions League final on Saturday.
Del Bosque, a player and coach at Madrid, lost a European Cup final to Liverpool in 1981 but guided
West Ham United have appointed Manuel Pellegrini as their next manager, replacing David Moyes on a three-year deal.
Most recently the coach of Hebei China Fortune in the Chinese Super League, Pellegrini, 64, parted company with the club last week, before the league's two-month break for the World Cup, in order
Mauro Icardi has been axed from Argentina’s World Cup squad – despite being Serie A’s top scorer this season.
The striker, 25, netted a crucial penalty on Sunday to take his league tally to 29 and send Inter Milan to the Champions League.
Mauro Icardi has scored 29 goals for Inter Milan
Liverpool can win the Champions League final against Real Madrid if they play "almost the perfect game," Xabi Alonso, who represented both clubs, has said.
Alonso won the 2005 Champions League in his first season at Liverpool, and added another with Madrid nine years later. The La Liga giants, who won
Santi Cazorla is set to return to his former club Villarreal for preseason training when his Arsenal contract ends next month, according to ESPN FC.
Cazorla, sidelined for the past 18 months with a severe Achilles injury, is hoping to play again next year but has not been offered a new
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui has left Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas and Marcos Alonso out of his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia but included Arsenal left-back Nacho Monreal.
Morata, who scored five goals in qualifying, had been a regular in Lopetegui's squads until March, when he was dropped
Andres Iniesta praised the club and fans as he bid an emotional farewell to Barcelona after 22 years at the Nou Camp.
La Liga champions Barca claimed a 1-0 win over Real Sociedad and it was a fitting finale for the 34-year-old, who lifted the trophy for a ninth time.
Inter Milan came from behind to snatch the final Champions League place in their 3-2 winner-takes-all victory at Lazio.
The home side, who only needed to draw, were leading 2-1 at half-time after Adam Marusic and Felipe Anderson had scored either side of a Danilo D'Ambrosio effort.
But the game changed when
Manchester City plan to capitalise on the uncertainty at Chelsea by launching a sensational £100m raid for Eden Hazard , claims the Daily Star.
Hazard has been offered a new £300,000-a-week contract to stay at Stamford Bridge, but he's indicated he will wait to see who the Blues bring in during
Ex- Arsenal and Spain midfielder Mikel Arteta has agreed to become the club's new manager. (Goal.com)
Should Manchester City assistant Arteta leave Etihad Stadium to move to the Gunners, City boss Pep Guardiola's preference is to bring in 34-year-old Spain and former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta as player-coach. (Yahoo)
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe
Paris Saint-Germain have offered a contract to Gianluigi Buffon, according to ESPN FC.
Buffon has announced that he will leave Juventus at the end of the season but not retire, and will play his final match for the club against Hellas Verona on Saturday evening.
According to them, PSG have put a
Jose Mourinho has said he will wait "until the last moment" before deciding whether Romelu Lukaku is fit enough to take part in the FA Cup final.
Lukau, who has scored 27 goals this season, has missed the last three games with an ankle injury and only returned to Carrington on