Euro 2016: Spain, Switzerland Secure Spots

Spain and Switzerland both posted emphatic wins on Friday night to secure spots at next year’s European Championship final in France with a game to spare. Spain will bid for an unprecedented third straight continental title after securing their place thanks to a 4-0 qualifying victory at home to Group C minnows Luxembourg on Friday

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FIFA Presidential Election Faces Postponement

The suspension of FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini could delay the upcoming elections, which are currently scheduled for February 26. A definitive decision should be made next week, when the Executive Committee holds an emergency meeting in light of recent events. The English FA were among those leading the way in pushing the

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Meet the Machine Helping Messi Recover

Since Lionel Messi picked up the injury in his left knee in the game between FC Barcelona and Las Palmas, Barça and Argentina have been focused on his recovery. Generous rest periods, a lot of massages, some gym work and the use of some of the world’s most advanced technology, always under the supervision of

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‘Blatter Returns to FIFA in 10 days’

AGENCY REPORT Suspended and shamed, Sepp Blatter is still hoping to return to power as FIFA president within the next 10 days. Blatter was banned for 90 days on Thursday, essentially ending his 17-year reign as the leader of soccer’s governing body. But Klaus Stoehlker, a close associate of Blatter, told The Associated Press on

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Gotze Faces Lengthy Injury Lay-off

FC Bayern have suffered a severe injury setback on the news that Mario Götze will be out of action for 10 to 12 weeks, the German champions reported on their official website on Friday. The 23-year-old was diagnosed on Friday with a ruptured muscle tendon in the groin, sustained while playing for Germany in the

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Ribéry Nearing Comeback

Bayern Munich have reported on their official about Franck Ribéry making good progress on the road to an eagerly-awaited comeback. The 32-year-old completed another session of light running at the Säbener Strasse training ground on Thursday. Ribéry, who has not played for FC Bayern since March due to a persistent ankle injury, started running again

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NFF Charges Fallen Eagles for Lions Clash

BY GODWIN AIKIGBE The Nigeria Football Federation has urged the Super Eagles to stop dwelling on Thursday’s 2-0 defeat to Congo and focus on restoring their pride and make Nigerians happy with a victory over Cameroun come Sunday in Belgium. The players all wore long faces when NFF president Amaji Pinnick met them in the

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