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Mixed news for Zidane ahead of key Champions League clash

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |   There was mixed news for Real Madrid ahead of the side’s vital Champions League trip away to Inter Milan on Wednesday night. Although central midfielder Casemiro is available for the game after overcoming the coronavirus and giving a negative test result on Monday, central defender …

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CAF to hold 42nd ordinary general assembly virtually

Accra, Ghana | XINHUA |    The 42nd ordinary general assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will be held via videoconference due to COVID-19, CAF’s Emergency Committee announced Tuesday. A statement issued by CAF communication director Alexandre Siewe said the meeting, initially scheduled to be held in Addis Ababa, …

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Griezmann defends relationship with Messi in Spanish TV interview

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |    FC Barcelona striker Antoine Griezmann insists he has an excellent relationship with Leo Messi despite rumors to the contrary. Speaking in an interview with former Real Madrid coach Jorge Valdano on the Movistar TV channel, Griezmann admitted that Messi had been upset by his decision …

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Koeman rests Messi, De Jong for Barca’s Kiev trip

Madrid, Spain | XINHUA |    FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman on Monday left striker Leo Messi and midfielder Frenkie de Jong out of his squad for Tuesday’s Champions League tie away to Dynamo Kiev. Barca travel to Kiev with three wins from their three group games in the competition, but …

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FIFA bans Africa’s football president Ahmad for five years

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The world football governing body, FIFA has today slapped a five year ban on Ahmad Ahmad, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over abuse of office and financial misconduct. Ahmad, aged 60 years and elected CAF president in 2017, has also been fined …

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