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Nigeria’s Falconets crash out of FIFA U-20 Women W’Cup

.Lose1-2 to Spain

By Valentine Amanze

Falconets on Thursday, August 16, 2018, crashed out in their effort to grap one of the semi-final tickets in the on-going Fifa U-20 women World Cup in France.

 Falconets conceded first in the 15th minutes through a curl from Bonmati, as the Spanish made it double later.

  The Nigerian girls were completely overwhelmed by the Spanish girls in the first half of the game, but bounced back in the second half when they scored their only goal.

Breaking: Falconets fight back to draw China to reach quarterfinals

.Ajibade's 95th-minute goal gave the Falconets one point needed to progress from Group D

The Falconets of Nigeria fought back to draw China 1-1 in their last Group D game of the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup to reach the quarterfinals.
After losing one game and winning the other, Nigeria's U-20 Women needed to avoid a loss for a spot in the quarterfinals.

But it was the Chinese who took the lead through Linyan Zhang who netted in the 41st minute.

Cristiano Ronaldo scores in Juventus v Juventus B match

In a small Italian town with a population of 4,000 people, 5,000 fans packed out the stadium to watch Cristiano Ronaldo score eight minutes into his first appearance in a Juventus shirt.

The club's annual curtain-raiser - a friendly against the Juventus B team - is organised every year by the Old Lady owners, the Agnelli family, in the small town of Villar Perosa, outside of Turin.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo, 33, who signed from Real Madrid for £99.2m in July, scored the first goal and created another in Sunday's 5-0 victory, which attracted huge interest.

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: Falconets battle China for q’final ticket

National U-20 Women’s team, the Falconets, will today head for a showdown with China at the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place in France with a quarterfinal ticket at stake. Nigeria revived their campaign with a hardfought 1-0 win over debutantes Haiti on Thursday having lost their opening match to Germany by the same scoreline four days earlier while China, considered as one of the pre-tour nament favourites, began with a 2-1 win over Haiti but succumbed to Germany 2-0 in their second match.

Captain Paul Pogba ensures he stands out from the crowd with commanding display

Considering Jose Mourinho appeared to be engaging in a policy of calculated moroseness during pre-season, his first team sheet of the season was decorated in olive branches.

Awarding the captaincy to Paul Pogba was a demand for responsibility, an order for the captivating midfielder to merge finesse with the discipline of the France jersey rather than laissez-faire approach in United’s.

Moses Simon completes Levante switch

Levante have signed Moses Simon from KAA Gent on a five-year deal, the Spanish side confirmed on Monday.

The Granotas revealed the deal on their official website, with the Nigeria international moving to La Liga for an undisclosed fee.
The 23-year-old was entering the final year of his contract with Gent, with whom he won the Belgian title in 2015, and his fine form in the Jupiler League had reportedly attracted interest from Liverpool.

Before moving to Belgium, he represented Slovak side AS Trencin for a year, and made his Nigeria debut in 2015.

Willian openly admits he wants to play for Mourinho again

Chelsea winger Willian has admitted his admiration for former manager and current Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho, and while he has a contract with Chelsea through the summer of 2020, he’s hoping to team up with his former gaffer in the future.

“Mourinho is the best manager I’ve ever worked with,” Willian told ESPN Brasil. “We have a good relationship, we are friends. Sometimes we talk, we text, we send messages to each other via WhatsApp. He is a great manager, I really enjoyed working with him. I hope I can work with him again someday.”

Tanzania appoints Nigeria’s ex-winger, Amuneke, as head coach

Tanzania has appointed Nigeria’s  former winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, as the new head coach of the national team.

  Amuneke, who was most recently coach of Sudan Premier League side Al Khartoum SC, has signed a two-year contract.

  "I am happy to start this new job and work hard so that we can achieve a lot together," Amuneke told local media.

  His first competitive game in charge of the senior Taifa Stars will be their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uganda in September.

Man United: Mourinho begs World Cup players for 'help'

Jose Mourinho has called on Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku to speed up their comebacks from post-World Cup holidays to "help" Manchester United when they kick off their Premier League campaign against Leicester on Friday.

The Portuguese coach welcomed back Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof for the 1-0 friendly defeat to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena on Sunday -- United's last dress rehearsal before the start of the season.

Real Madrid players call Man Utd keeper 'Karius' in jibe at troubled Liverpool keeper

David De Gea will be pleased to be back in a Manchester United shirt after a difficult summer for Spain.
The 27-year-old is widely regarded as one of the top three goalkeepers in the world, but did not cover himself in glory at the World Cup, with a high-profile mistake against Portugal attracting plenty of criticism in his home country.
And prior to the pre-season friendly between United and Real Madrid, Spanish team-mate Marco Asensio was quick to poke fun at De Gea after his summer mishap.

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