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Salah ‘must rest’, says Egyptian coach

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Liverpool star Mohamed Salah “must rest” and will miss Egypt’s friendly against Botswana on October 14, national team coach Hossam El Badry said Thursday. The announcement came days after Salah raised eyebrows by changing his Twitter bio to say he only played for Liverpool, removing …

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Neymar injured in Brazil friendly

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom | AFP | Neymar left the field with an apparent groin injury in Brazil’s friendly match with Cameroon in Milton Keynes on Tuesday. The Paris Saint-Germain attacker pulled up on five minutes when attempting a shot from outside the box and was replaced by Everton’s Richarlison. …

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Uganda Cranes off to take on Nigeria’s Super Eagles

AFCON RESULTS Uganda ?? 1 Cape Verde ?? 0 South Africa ?? 1 Nigeria ?? 1 NEXT Nigeria ?? vs Uganda ?? (friendly, Tuesday) Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | With the business of qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations completed, Uganda and Nigeria play a friendly Tuesday that can be …

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Neymar ready to act as mentor to Richarlison

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Brazil captain Neymar has revealed he is acting as a mentor to rising Everton star Richarlison. Richarlison has won a place in the Brazil squad this season after impressing for Everton following his transfer from Watford. The 21-year-old has scored twice in his first …

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Man Utd’s Martial earns recall to France squad

Paris, France | AFP | Anthony Martial has been rewarded for his impressive recent form with Manchester United by being recalled to the France squad by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday. Martial, who has scored five goals in United’s last four Premier League games, comes in for France’s Nations League …

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Rooney to make England farewell against USA

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Wayne Rooney is to come out of England retirement for a final one-off appearance against the United States in an international friendly at Wembley this month, the Football Association announced Sunday. Rooney, a record goalscorer for both Manchester United and England, has not played …

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Careless Sundowns defending helps Barcelona triumph

Soweto, South Africa | AFP | Careless defending gifted European giants Barcelona two goals as they defeated South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns 3-1 Wednesday in a friendly game to honour the late Nelson Mandela. Ousmane Dembele, Luis Suarez and Andre Gomes scored for the Spanish league and cup winners before …

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Jesus winner edges Brazil past old adversaries Germany

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Gabriel Jesus struck the winner as Brazil put memories of their 2014 World Cup mauling by Germany behind them with a 1-0 friendly win in Berlin on Tuesday. Jesus’ first-half goal at Berlin’s Olympic Stadium, packed with a 72,717-strong crowd, saw Brazil end Germany’s unbeaten …

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