Diaby Fadiga reveal reasons he stole £62,000 watch

Lamine Diaby-Fadiga has cited ‘jealousy’ as his reasons for taking Nice striker Kasper Dolberg’s watch last month. Dolberg had a £62,000 watch stolen from his team’s dressing room on September 16 and took his complaint to the police. It emerged that Diaby was in fact the thief with the 18-year-old subsequently sacked by the Ligue 1 club on Tuesday. “After several days of an unprecedented media storm for me, I have decided to give myself a voice via communication,” Diaby tweeted. “I would like to first of all apologise to…

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Football fan jokingly begs for money to buy beer, gets $1m

American football fan, Carson King, who cheekily held up a sign on TV asking for people to send him money to buy beer, has received over $1m. Now, just over a week on, the 24-year-old has raised more than a $1m (£800,000) and is donating the funds to a children’s hospital. “I was hoping to make a couple people laugh! I never expected to be on TV, and definitely did not except anyone to send any money,” he said. Referencing a beer brand, King’s sign read “Busch Light Supply Needs…

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Messi Not Friends With CR7 But Would Accept Dinner Date

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi admits to not being a close friend of Cristiano Ronaldo, but says he would happily accept a dinner invitation from the Juventus forward. Ronaldo, who left Messi behind in La Liga when leaving Real Madrid for Juve in 2018, again aired his admiration and respect for his fellow five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Those feelings are mutual, with there never any bad blood between two all-time greats. With that in mind, and with Ronaldo having suggested that he and Messi should meet up for lunch at some…

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Football: Yekini’s close friends behind his death -Odegbami

Segun Odegbami, former Green Eagles captain, has alleged that Rashidi Yekini’s close friends were behind his death in 2012. The ‘mathematical’ as he’s fondly called disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television. Odegbami, who captained Nigeria to their first title at the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations in Lagos, said Yekini was never insane but was callously murdered due to his generosity. “His people actually went and abducted him from his car and took him to a native doctor of some sort to cure him of his ‘insanity. Why…

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Inter Fans’ Group Defend Monkey Chants Aimed at Lukaku by Cagliari

A section of the Inter Milan ultras group ‘Curva Nord’ have insisted the monkey chants aimed at Romelu Lukaku by Cagliari fans were not meant to be racist. Lukaku, who signed for Inter from Manchester United last month, demanded immediate action from the Italian football authorities after he was abused during Sunday’s 2-1 win. A group called ‘L’Urlo Della Nord’ say Lukaku “has to understand” that – in Italy – fans have “ways only to help our teams and to try to make opponents nervous” – and they do not…

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Okagbare disqualified for false start, apologises to fans

Nigeria’s sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, was on Monday disqualified in heat one of the women’s 100m semi-final race for a false start. Before being disqualified, Nigeria’s fastest athlete in the women’s 100m had a good run in Heat 3, clocking 11.53secs to place first. After her disqualification, Ivory Coast’s Marie Ta Lou went on to win the race in 11.36secs. In 2015, Ta Lou won the women’s 100m event of the 2015 All Africa Games. The final of the men and women’s 100m event will hold on Tuesday (today). Speaking on…

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Guardiola Unhappy With Refereeing Inconsistencies In Man City Home Draw Against Spurs

Pep Guardiola insists the use of VAR must be more consistent after Manchester City were denied a late winner in the 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Gabriel Jesus thought he had slammed in a last-gasp third goal for City, only for VAR to chalk the strike off due to a handball from Aymeric Laporte – in scenes similar to those from the epic Champions League clash against Spurs last season. While the video review system came to Spurs’ rescue, it did not aid City…

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Match fixing: FIFA ban Siasia for life, hands him $50,000 fine

For agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches’ for betting purposes, Samson Siasia has been fined $50,000 and banned for life by FIFA . The former Super Eagles coach’s ban emanated from an extensive investigation into matches that Wilson Perumal attempted to fix. In a statement from FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee, “Siasia was found guilty of having accepted that he would receive bribes in relation to the manipulation of matches that Perumal attempted to manipulate for betting purposes.” Siasia’s action breaches art. 11 (Bribery) of 2009 edition of the FIFA Code…

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Bordeaux Sign Laurent Koscielny

Arsenal have sold defender Laurent Koscielny to Ligue 1 side Bordeaux for a fee of up to 5m euros (£4.6m). The 33-year-old centre-back had a medical on Tuesday and has returned to France after nine years with the Premier League club. Frenchman Koscielny had a year left on his contract at Emirates Stadium and the Gunners wanted him to stay. But he asked for a free transfer and refused to travel on a pre-season tour of the United States. “We decided to sanction his move to Bordeaux once we agreed…

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Messi suspended from International Football for Three Months

After claiming the Copa America was “corrupt”, Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been banned from international football for three months. Barcelona forward Messi, 32, was sent off in Argentina’s 2-1 third-place play-off win over Chile and later said the “cup was fixed for Brazil”. He has also been fined $50,000 (£41,121) by Conmebol, the South American Football Confederation. Messi has seven days to appeal Conmebol’s decision to suspend him. The ban means Messi will miss Argentina’s upcoming friendlies against Chile, Mexico and Germany in September and October. Argentina’s qualifying campaign…

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