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Ivory Coast out as DRC advance

Ivory Coast out as DRC advance

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Title-holders the Ivory Coast were dumped out of the Africa Cup of Nations Tuesday after a superb Rachid Alioui goal gave Herve Renard-coached Morocco a 1-0 win in Gabon.

Clinching a quarterfinals place was particularly sweet for Frenchman Renard, the coach of the Ivorians when they won the biennial tournament two years ago.
The blond, bronzed 48-year-old, wearing his lucky white shirt, hopes to become the first coach to win three Cup of Nations titles with three...

Jose Mourinho is 'calm and in control' as Manchester United boss - Sir Alex

Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit understands Jose Mourinho's approach but also sees how it can be frustrating to fans.
Jose Mourinho should be inspired by the progress his Manchester United team have made -- and they are "unlucky'' not to be challenging Premier League leaders Chelsea, according to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Red Devils extended their unbeaten run to 17 matches on Saturday with a 1-1 draw at Stoke, the equaliser coming courtesy...

TRANSFER NEWS: THE LATEST RUMOURS FROM ALL AROUND

TRANSFER NEWS: THE LATEST RUMOURS FROM ALL AROUND

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MAN UTD & CHELSEA PREPARE €200M BALE BIDS


Both Manchester United and Chelsea are willing to break the world transfer record to bring Gareth Bale back to the Premier League, according to Marca.
Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte are preparing €200 million bids for the Real Madrid superstar, who played for Tottenham before moving to La Liga. Bale would demand a salary of €400,000 a week.

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Hull Say Midfielder Ryan Mason Making Good Progress After Skull Fracture

Hull Say Midfielder Ryan Mason Making Good Progress After Skull Fracture

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Antonio Conte and Chelsea FC sent their of support to Hull City's Ryan Mason, after the midfielder suffered a fractured skull.
Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason is making "excellent progress suffering a fractured skull but will continue to be closely monitored in hospital, the club have said.

Mason, 25, had surgery in London on Sunday evening after sustaining the injury in a clash of heads with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill in the 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge...

Match Day 22 Team Of The Week in the EPL

Match Day 22 Team Of The Week in the EPL

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After each round of Premier League fixtures, ESPN brings you its Team of the Weekend. Our panel of experts carefully selects 11 star performers along with a manager.
Do you agree or disagree? Leave your comments below.

Goalkeeper: Burnley might have lost 2-1 to Arsenal, but they almost came away from Emirates Stadium with an unlikely point, and goalkeeper Tom Heaton would have been due much of the credit for that after the latest in a long line of heroic performances this...

BARCELONA INSIST MESSI CONTRACT TALKS ARE PROGRESSING 'VERY, VERY WELL'

BARCELONA INSIST MESSI CONTRACT TALKS ARE PROGRESSING 'VERY, VERY WELL'

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The Blaugrana's technical secretary has no doubt that the Argentine forward, Andres Iniesta and Marc-Andre ter Stegen will sign new deals.

Talks over a new contract for Lionel Messi are progressing "very, very well", according to Barcelona first-team secretary Robert Fernandez.

The latest reports in Catalonia claim that Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu is in possession of a firm proposal to extend Messi's stay and will handle negotiations with the...

SHOULD ODION IGHALO CONSIDER WEST BROMWICH ALBION MOVE?

SHOULD ODION IGHALO CONSIDER WEST BROMWICH ALBION MOVE?

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The forward has endured a wretched year with Watford, but could a move to the Hawthorns provoke a change in luck?

Gone are the days of Odion Ighalo putting fear into defenders’ hearts with his movement, strength and sheer brilliance. The energy and excitement are gone, while he doesn’t seem to know where the goal is anymore when the opportunities do arise.
It was once a thing of beauty to see the little piece of trickery he made his trademark - shifting the...

Reds To Open Coutinho Talks

Reds To Open Coutinho Talks

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Philippe Coutinho's current deal at Liverpool expires in the summer of 2020

Liverpool are to open talks with the representatives of Philippe Coutinho over a new contract, according to Sky sources.
The Brazil international only signed an improved five-year deal in 2015, but the Reds are keen to reward him for the impressive form he has shown this season.
Coutinho, who recently returned from a six-week lay-off with an ankle ligament injury, has scored six goals...

Aubameyang Laments Gabons Poor Showing

Aubameyang Laments Gabons Poor Showing

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Gabon were  stronger than the other teams in their African Nations Cup finals group but were undone by poor preparations, leading forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang said after the hosts were dumped out of the competition.

The 2015 African player of the year award winner missed a clear cut scoring chance in their last group A game against Cameroon.

It ended goalless to add to two other draws for the hosts, who were the first home side...

Ryan Mason taking Visitors

Ryan Mason taking Visitors

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Hull's Ryan Mason was visited by club staff on Monday morning and has been talking about the incident which left him with a fractured skull.

Mason was hurt after a horrific clash of heads with Chelsea's Gary Cahill, who visited the former Tottenham midfielder in hospital on Sunday evening along with club captain John Terry and assistant boss Steve Holland.

The midfielder was taken to St Mary's Hospital in London, where he underwent surgery on the injury and...

West Ham On Dimitri Payet

West Ham On Dimitri Payet

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The story of Dimitri Payet leaving West Ham has been one the biggest talking points of the January transfer window so far, along with Chelsea and Diego Costa of course.

However, Payet leaving the club looks no nearer a solution, as confusion reigns.

There have been conflicting reports that Marseille have now dropped their interest in Payet, while elsewhere reports suggest that the French club are set to launch a £25million bid.

For me, though, what is...

Chelsea 2-0 Hull: Recalled Costa leads Blues to win

Chelsea 2-0 Hull: Recalled Costa leads Blues to win

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Diego Costa returned to the Chelsea line-up to lead Antonio Conte’s men to a comfortable 2-0 win over Hull at Stamford Bridge.

The Spaniard was dropped following a training ground bust-up earlier this month, but he opened the scoring on the brink of half time to send Chelsea in at the break a goal up.

 

Gary Cahill added a second from close range late on as Chelsea tightened their grip on the title race.

Conte said he was willing to...

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 Holds Today

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2016 Holds Today

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The world’s best football players and coaches will be recognised today Monday 9 January 2017 at the inaugural edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards taking place in Zurich.

 

The following awards will be handed out?
- The Best FIFA Men's Player Award (Nominees: Cristiano Ronaldo, Antoine Griezmann and Lionel Messi)
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Nigerian Stars Steal the Show at the Glo Caf Awards 2016

Nigerian Stars Steal the Show at the Glo Caf Awards 2016

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It was a night of glitz and glamour as the much awaited gathering of African stars took place last night at the Glo Caf Awards in Abuja.

Algeria and Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez was crowned the 2016 African Player of the Year while Ugandan goalkeeper, Denis Onyango was crowned African Player of the Year – Based in Africa.

Here is the full list of Glo Caf Awards 2016 winners and their vote count:

African Player of...

John Obi Mikel Announces Chelsea Exit

John Obi Mikel Announces Chelsea Exit

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Chelsea legend John Mikel Obi in an emotional open letter to his "Chelsea Family", announced his departure from Stamford Bridge. The 29 year old has become the latest Premier League player to move to China after calling time on his 10 year stint at Chelsea.

He took to his official Twitter account to release a statement thanking Chelsea fans, staff, teammates and everyone else associated with the club for making his time in England so memorable.

Mikel is...