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Luka Modric
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Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup […]

Jordan Ayew
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Jordan Ayew hits brace to give Black Stars hope of qualification

Jordan Ayew enjoyed a dream return to the Ghana national team on Sunday afternoon as he struck twice in the first half of the Black Stars 2-0 victory over Ethiopia in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The Crystal Palace striker was handed a start in Addis Ababa, joining […]

Thomas Partey
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Partey nominated for BBC African Best Player Award

Ghana international and Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Teye Partey has been nominated for the 2018 BBC Africa Player of the Year Award. He was nominated alongside Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah for the award. It has been an outstanding year for Partey, a first time nominee, […]

Uefa ‘planning third European club competition from 2021’
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Uefa ‘planning third European club competition from 2021’

Real Madrid won the Champions League in May 2018 A third European club competition could be introduced alongside the Champions League and Europa League from 2021, according to the head of the association of Europe’s biggest teams. European Club Association (ECA) chairman Andrea Agnelli, who is also on Uefa’s executive […]

U.S.’s 9/11 match against Mexico ‘powerful, emotional, exciting’ – Wil Trapp
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U.S.’s 9/11 match against Mexico ‘powerful, emotional, exciting’ – Wil Trapp

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United States captain Wil Trapp said the team’s Sept. 11 match against rivals Mexico will be “powerful, emotional and exciting” for the team. On Tuesday, the U.S. will face Mexico in a friendly that will take place at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN). The […]

Ghana's Nicholas Opoku scored an own-goal as the Black Stars fell to a 1-0 defeat in Kenya
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2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Kenya secure shock win over Ghana in qualifiers

Ten-man Kenya held on to beat Ghana 1-0 in Nairobi on Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. In other results on Saturday, Nigeria were emphatic 3-0 winners in their game at Seychelles and next year’s Nations Cup hosts Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw away to […]

A Ghana gov't delegation met with FIFA today
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FIFA Threat: Government backs down on GFA dissolution

The Government of Ghana has backed down on steps to dissolve the Ghana Football Association following a meeting between government officials and FIFA executives in Zurich, Switzerland. A release issued after the hurriedly arranged meeting following a threat by the football governing body to ban Ghana, stated that “the GoG […]

Luka Modric of Croatia
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Luka Modric of Croatia wins 2018 Golden ball award

Despite seeing his team bested in the World Cup final in a 4-2 loss to France, Croatia’s Luka Modric was awarded the Golden Ball trophy for best player at the tournament. Modric was the key cog in a Croatian midfield what was arguably the best we saw in Russia. In […]

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Court places an injunction on activities of GFA

The Accra High Court has put an injunction on the activities of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and has also appointed the Registrar of Companies to protect the assets of the association. The ruling by the court, presided over Mr Justice Samuel Asiedu, followed an application filed by the Attorney-General […]

Russia stun Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals
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Russia stun Spain on penalties to reach World Cup quarter-finals

Hosts Russia pulled off the biggest shock of the 2018 World Cup so far as they beat 2010 winners Spain in the first penalty shootout of the tournament to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 48 years. After extra-time ended with the score locked at 1-1, goalkeeper Igor […]