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Croatia wrongly deports Nigerian table tennis players to Bosnia

Organisers of competition students travelled to attend demand their return to Nigeria The organisers of an international student sports competition have called for two Nigerian table tennis players to be returned to their own country after Croatian pol…

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Nigeria v Burundi: Africa Cup of Nations – live!

Minute-by-minute coverage of the Group B game in AlexandriaTrézéguet goal gets Egypt up and runningAny thoughts? You can email Paul | Tweet @Paul_Doyle 5.47pm BST At last I have footage! Just in time for kickoff. The stadium in Alexandria is virtually …

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Ismaila Sarr to Hakim Ziyech: 10 to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

Our list of potential stars of the tournament, which starts in Egypt on Friday, also includes the hosts’ hero Mohamed SalahA brilliant season for Ajax has alerted some of Europe’s biggest sides to the playmaker’s talent, with the 26-year-old notching 2…

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South Africa aim to make history against Nigeria in women’s Afcon final | Aanu Adeoye

Perennial winners Nigeria face a challenge to their dominance from Desiree Ellis’s vibrant young South Africa side in Saturday’s final in Ghana“Last time we cried and really I don’t want us to do that again,” Cameroon’s assistant manager Bernadette Ano…

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Nwankwo Kanu: ‘We have saved 542 lives. This means more than football’

The former Arsenal striker on how his heart problem inspired him to set up a foundation and why clubs should do more to monitor their players’ healthNwankwo Kanu remembers the shouting, the confusion and the overriding sense of desperation. A woman had…

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George Weah leads Liberia in politics and on the pitch at the age of 51 – video

Liberia president and former World Player of the Year George Weah made a surprise return to international football when playing in a 2-1 loss to Nigeria a few weeks short of his 52nd birthday.The friendly match had been arranged to retire the No 14 shi…

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George Weah leads Liberia in politics and on the pitch at the age of 51 – video

Liberia president and former World Player of the Year George Weah made a surprise return to international football when playing in a 2-1 loss to Nigeria a few weeks short of his 52nd birthday.The friendly match had been arranged to retire the No 14 shi…

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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Mikel John Obi told father had been kidnapped hours before World Cup match

• Nigeria captain informed of ransom demand ahead of Argentina • Pa Michael Obi freed after a week in captivity and now in hospitalMikel John Obi was told that his father had been kidnapped and would be killed if he reported anything – just hours befor…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama lastIt is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. Neymar has pranced and preened, par…

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Africa’s group-stage failure stems from lack of resources and talent drain

World Cup has shown lots of young talent remains in Africa but countries have less money for infrastructure than many European, Asian and American counterpartsOne could curse Japan for their dishonourable exploitation of the rules at Senegal’s expense….

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Africa’s group-stage failure stems from lack of resources and talent drain

World Cup has shown lots of young talent remains in Africa but countries have less money for infrastructure than many European, Asian and American counterpartsOne could curse Japan for their dishonourable exploitation of the rules at Senegal’s expense….

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World Cup 2018: reaction to Argentina’s late win and Germany buildup – live!

Latest news from Russia as Groups E and F conclude‘I knew God was with us,’ says Lionel MessiAnd you can email, tweet or comment below the line 5.00am BST Cometh the 86th, cometh the man. No, not that man. Or even that other man. Or that man who was in…

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‘I knew God was with us’: Lionel Messi hails Argentina’s salvation

• Late Marcos Rojo goal secured victory over Nigeria• ‘I don’t remember having ever suffered so much’Lionel Messi said that he had never suffered as much as he did in St Petersburg, but insisted that he never feared Argentina being knocked out of the W…

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Fears for Diego Maradona’s health after Argentina’s World Cup victory

• Former player pictured receiving medical attention• Maradona helped from his seat after exuberant celebrationsFears are rising over the health of Diego Maradona after he had to receive medical attention during Argentina’s World Cup victory over Niger…

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Fears for Diego Maradona’s health after Argentina’s World Cup victory

• Former player pictured receiving medical attention• Maradona helped from his seat after exuberant celebrationsFears are rising over the health of Diego Maradona after he had to receive medical attention during Argentina’s World Cup victory over Niger…

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Marcos Rojo’s late goal seals Argentina’s World Cup progress against Nigeria

Argentina have squeezed through to the knockout stages of the World Cup after Marcos Rojo’s superb late volley goal secured a victory over Nigeria that took them above their opponents and into second place in Group D. They will face France in the last …

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World Cup 2018: Nigeria v Argentina – live!

World Cup Group D updates from the 7pm BST kick-offIceland v Croatia – live with Simon Burnton!Jorge Valdano: Argentina value ‘balls’ more than talentAny thoughts? Email Jacob or tweet @JacobSteinberg 6.11pm BST I know I’m supposed to be impartial. But…

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Goals, celebrations and Maradona’s dismay – the best World Cup 2018 photos from week two

We round up the best photography from the second week of the World Cup in Russia, including some thumping strikes and tidy celebrations• Follow Guardian sport on Instagram for more great photography Continue reading…