Italy’s Euros Sensation Riccardo Calafiori Poised To Fortify Arsenal’s Defence And Boost Arteta’s Title Bid If He Joins The Gunners From Bologna

In an otherwise bleak Euros for Italy there was one beacon of light and he’ll be shining in the centre of Arsenal’s defence if Mikel Arteta gets his way. Riccardo Calafiori had not represented his country in a competitive game before Germany but he played in all three of their group matches and was the architect of their only real highlight. With stoppage time almost up in Italy’s third group game, Luciano Spalletti’s side were going home trailing 1-0 to Croatia. When it seemed there really would be time for…

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NPFL: Governor Mbah Gives N50million, Other Rewards To Victorious Rangers Int’l

Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, has announced a cash reward of N50 million in addition to non-cash gifts to Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, winners of the 2023/2024 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL. The governor announced this when he treated the Nigerian champions to a state banquet at the Government House, Enugu, during the weekend, thanking them for etching Enugu State on the African and global map. “We are indeed very proud of you.  I cannot tell you enough what this NPFL title that you have brought…

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Euro 2024 Final: Spain Beat England 2 – 1 To Emerge Winners Once Again

England’s quest to end 58 years of pain and disappointment ended in failure as they were beaten by Spain in the Euro 2024 final at Berlin’s Olympiastadion. Gareth Southgate’s side were sunk by Mikel Oyarzabal’s late winner to leave England heartbroken again in a second successive European Championship final and unable to end the long wait for success for the men’s team. Spain’s young star wingers combined to give them the lead two minutes after the break as Lamine Yamal’s pass opened up space for Nico Williams to beat England…

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England To Face Spain In Sunday’s Euro 2024 Final In Berlin After Beating The Netherlands 2-1 In The Semi-Final

The game, with a 20:00 BST kick-off, will be shown live on BBC One and the iPlayer, with commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app. ITV will also show the final. The Three Lions are hoping to go one step further than at Euro 2020 when they lost the final on penalties to Italy. But in their way are the best team at Euro 2024 so far, three-time champions Spain. What is England’s record against Spain? This will be England’s…

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Transfers: Aston Villa Sign Chelsea Left-Back Maatsen For £35million

Aston Villa have completed the signing of Chelsea left-back Ian Maatsen for £35m. Maatsen, 22, spent the second half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund and helped the Bundesliga club to reach the Champions League final. The defender is with the Netherlands at Euro 2024 as they prepare for a last-16 tie against Romania on Tuesday. He is Villa’s second signing of the summer after striker Lewis Dobbin joined from Everton. Chelsea signed Maatsen in 2019 from PSV Eindhoven and he impressed during loan spells at Charlton Athletic,…

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Rangers International Football Club Crowned 2023/24 NPFL Champions

Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, the flying antelopes have been crowned champions of the Nigerian Premier Football League 2023/2024 season. The flying antelopes emerged champions with a 2-1 victory over Gombe United at the Zaria road stadium in Jos to clinch its 8th league title amazing 70 points from 38 matches played during the concluded league season. Team captain Amobi Ezeakwu received the trophy and the winning prize of one hundred and fifty million naira from the Nigeria Football Federation president Ibrahim Musa Gusau. Dignitaries who witnessed the match…

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Enugu Rangers Veterans: Preserving Memory And Honoring A Legacy

By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu Umuawulu, a sleepy settlement in Awka, the capital of Anambra State in the south-east, is the unlikely origin of one of the greatest sporting resumes ever to come out of Nigeria. In the bowels of this village lies Holy Cross High School, the site from which story sprouted. Until the politicians contrived to destroy education generally, Nigeria’s High Schools used to guarantee an interminable production line of rarefied sporting talent. This role pre-dated Independence. Historian, Peter Alegi, recalls that in territories – such as Nigeria –…

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Nigeria Football League: Enugu Rangers Wins 2024 NPFL

Enugu Rangers have been crowned the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) winners for the 2023/2024 season after a commanding 2-0 victory over Bendel Insurance FC at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu State. The win took Rangers to an unassailable 67 points at the summit of the table after their closest rivals Remo Stars and Enyimba lost 2-1 to Sunshine Stars and Sporting Lagos, respectively. The victory means that the Enugu side has now won the league for a record eight times. At the week 37 game which took place…

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Euro 2024 Opening Game: Host Nation Germany Humiliates Scotland 5 – 1

Germany kicked off the Euro 2024 on Friday in Munich against Scotland, the start of a journey the three-time continental champions hope will conclude with victory in the final in Berlin on July 14. After three dismal tournaments in a row — including going out in the group stage at the 2018 and 2022 World Cups — Julian Nagelsmann’s side take on the challenge of putting Germany back among Europe’s heavyweights. Three wins in 11 matches last year reduced already low expectations, but under Nagelsmann the outlook has gradually improved,…

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Rangers Denied Points In Ibadan, Maintain Top Spot

Table-topping Rangers International F.C, the ‘Flying Antelopes’ maintained their stay at the top spot of the 20-team NPFL 2023/2024 log despite being denied any point from their match day 36 fixture against old foes, 3SC of Ibadan inside the Lekan Salami Sports Complex after a 1-0 loss. Christian Pyagbara was the hero for the host as he jumped the highest to head home an Ayobami Abiodun’ corner-kick 13 minutes after he was left unmarked in the game of two halves seen by a capacity crowd in Ibadan on Wednesday, June…

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