Eto ends love affair with Cameroon

Cameroon Captain Samuel Eto has ended his love affair with his country after he announced his retirement from international football. French sports daily L'Equipe reports that the four-time African player of the year winner has quit the Indomitable Lions citing personal reasons. The former Barcelona goal getter made the huge announcement

Arsenal set to open contract talks with Wenger

Arsene Wenger is set to re-open contract talks with Arsenal in a new deal that could be worth up to £15 million, according to The Sun. There had been calls from Arsenal supporters wanting discussions over a new deal with Wenger to be put on hold following the lack of summer

Hoddle calls for English players’ quota in EPL

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has called on the government and Football Association to explore ways to limit the number of foreign players in the Premier League. Speaking days after new FA chairman Greg Dyke highlighted the "frightening trend" of reduced numbers of domestic players in the top flight, Hoddle claimed

Mikel says job is half done

Chelsea star Mikel Obi has said the job is half done after Nigeria beat Malawi to qualify for the 2014 World Cup playoffs. ÔÇ£We have done 50% of the job and hopefully we will complete it by winning the playoff to qualify for the World Cup,ÔÇØ said Mikel, who was

African teams in World Cup Qualifier playoffs

Minyahil Teshome completed his journey from villain to hero after firing Ethiopia into the play-offs for next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil. The 27-year-old struck a 61st-minute winner as Ethiopia came from a goal down against Central African Republic to win 2-1 and secure their place in Africa's 10-team play-off

Mexico fire national team manager

Mexico fired manager Jose Manuel "Chepo" De la Torre early Saturday morning, about three hours after an embarrassing home loss to Honduras in World Cup qualifying. Luis Fernando Tena, one of de la Torre's top assistants, will take up the post on an interim basis. Tena has won the Mexican league

Extracts from Zlatan’s fictional autobiography

Serialisation of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's autobiography has confirmed our suspicions about the PSG striker's modesty and humility. Alan Tyers imagines extracts from his forthcoming, fictional, second life story. Zlatan on being part of a team Obviously you cannot have 11 Zlatans on a team (although I understand scientists are working on it with

Sturridge to miss England’s trip to Ukraine

Roy Hodgson will not ÔÇ£panicÔÇØ and call up any replacements despite the striker crisis facing England ahead of TuesdayÔÇÖs crunch World Cup qualifier away to Ukraine. Hodgson will instead keep faith with Rickie Lambert. The FA confirmed on Saturday that Daniel SturridgeÔÇÖs thigh injury would keep him out of TuesdayÔÇÖs game

Chamberlain: We are gunning for the title this year

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has told the Daily Telegraph that the Arsenal squad believe they can win the Premier League title this season. After a disappointing opening day loss against Aston Villa, the Gunners have put together a four-game winning streak in all competitions, most recently beating rivals Tottenham. And, with the side boosted

Nigeria 2-0 Malawi: Match Report

Nigeria earned passage into the final round of African qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Malawi in Calabar on Saturday. The Super Eagles were helped by goals from returnee striker Emmanuel Emenike and a penalty from Victor Moses. The game began on a very competitive note with

Lambert fined over referee comments

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has been given the hammer by the Football Association after the comment he made at Stamford Bridge. The Scottish man has been fined £8,000 by the Football Association for his comments after his side's 2-1 defeat at Chelsea. Lambert argued the match winning goal scored by

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