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Man United's title aspirations hinge on Tottenham clash, warns Fred

It may only be Manchester United's third Premier League match of the season, but Fred thinks beating Tottenham is key to their title hopes.
Manchester United's Premier League title aspirations hinge on getting a positive result against Tottenham on Monday, according to Fred.

After beginning their campaign with an unconvincing 2-1 victory at home to Leicester City, United were stunned at Amex Stadium last Sunday when they went down 3-2 to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Liberians divided over Weah honouring former coaches

By AFP

Alex Iwobi enjoying Unai Emery’s ‘exciting’ Arsenal makeover

Prior to this season, the versatile midfielder - who has been with the Gunners since nine - has only been fed with ideas from the legendary Wenger.
Alex Iwobi is relishing the new ideas Unai Emery has brought into Arsenal.
T he Basque-born tactician was brought in to replace Arsene Wenger who departed last season after 22 years in charge of the North London outfit.

Nigeria's Mikel withdraws from Afcon qualifiers

Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel has withdrawn his name from contention for the Super Eagles' squad for their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Seychelles next month.

Mikel, who captained the side at the World Cup in Russia earlier this year, will not travel to the island nation from his base in China, where he plays for Tianjin TEDA and only recently returned from injury.

'Mad' Pogba calls on Man Utd to 'wake up'

The Frenchman concedes the Red Devils let their supporters down at Brighton, with it up to them to put things right when they play host to Tottenham.

  Paul Pogba admits everybody connected with Manchester United “should be mad” at their performance against Brighton, with the Red Devils urged to “wake up”.

Jose Mourinho's side headed to the Amex Stadium on Sunday buoyed by a narrow victory over Leicester on the opening weekend.

Sports Nigeria drops in Fifa ranking after poor World Cup showing

Following their group stage exit at the biggest football showpiece in Russia, Gernot Rohr’s men dropped a place in the latest global football ranking
Nigeria have dropped to the 49th spot in the August Fifa ranking.

The Super Eagles went to the 2018 Fifa World Cup placed as the 48th best footballing nation in the world but a poor showing in Russia has seen them drop by a spot for the second consecutive month.

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.

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