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Five-star Mali crush Iraq to enter quarterfinals

Mali were too good for Iraq as they booked their place in the last eight of the U17 World Cup. Goalkeeper Curtis Anderson saved a penalty and then scored from the spot as England beat Japan 5-3 on penalties to enter the quarterfinals. Lassana N’Diaye scored a brace as Mali outclassed Iraq in Goa in a 5-1 win in the round of 16. Seventeen-year-old Abel Ruiz of Spain can’t remember the first time he took a penalty. He certainly won’t be forgetting the latest he took one. A dramatic late penalty helped Spain narrowly edge out France in the U17 World Cup round of 16 in Guwahati. Iran set up a quarterfinal clash with Spain with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Mexico in the round of 16 of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Goa on Tuesday.

England hold nerves to beat Japan on penalties

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Ashley Young rejects Man United criticism over draw: It was a good point

Mark Ogden expected much more out of Liverpool and Man United following their dire goalless draw at Anfield. Alejandro Moreno says Manchester United played like a mid-table side in their scoreless draw at Liverpool. LISBON, Portugal — Ashley Young has rejected criticism of Manchester United’s approach against Liverpool on Saturday and insisted the result will turn out to be a “good point.” Jose Mourinho was accused of negative tactics after his team managed one shot on target at Anfield. Romelu Lukaku had United’s best chance but Jurgen Klopp’s team had just one clear sight of goal themselves when David De Gea saved from Joel Matip. The draw maintained United’s unbeaten start to the season and, ahead of the Champions League clash with Benfica, Youn...

Villas-Boas anticipating aggressive attacking game in ACL semifinal

Andre Villas-Boas has taken Shanghai SIPG further than ever before in the Asian Champions League. Andre Villas-Boas is expecting an attacking game as Shanghai SIPG take on Japanese side Urawa Red Diamonds with both clubs looking to book a place in the final of the Asian Champions League. The teams played out a 1-1 draw in Shanghai three weeks ago to give Urawa a slender advantage but, with both teams having scored regularly throughout the campaign, the former Chelsea manager is expecting more of the same at Saitama Stadium on Wednesday evening. “I’m very happy to be at the semifinal stage,” he said. “It will be a very special game for both sides. “I believe the two teams will attack aggressively. We will show our full power in order to deny them a goal. They&#...

Mertesacker: Listening to Deeney ‘not worth it’ but Arsenal must be ‘tougher’

After Troy Deeney’s comments about Arsenal, Craig Burley says clubs know they can easily push the Gunners around. Arsene Wenger admits it’ll be difficult for Arsenal to catch Manchester City after the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat at Watford. Arsene Wenger is adamant that Hector Bellerin’s foul on Richarlison inside the box should not have been called. Arsenal captain Per Mertesacker says they must be “mentally tougher” but insists he isn’t listening to Troy Deeney or other critics who accused them of lacking fight in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Watford. Deeney’s comments about Arsenal lacking “cojones” and not being “up for it” dominated the headlines after Saturday’s game, in which Watford came from behind to win with t...

Why did Gatland’s Lions love turn bitter?

Warren Gatland: Lions coach says he could not turn the job down When Warren Gatland was re-appointed British and Irish Lions head coach for the tour of New Zealand, he opened up about why he had taken the job and the unique challenge that lay ahead against the world champions. “This is probably the biggest job in world rugby,” he told the BBC at the time. “If I had turned down this, it would probably be something I would have regretted for the rest of my life.” Already with two tours under his belt – as an assistant in South Africa in 2009, and as head coach in Australia four years later – there is, or was, no doubting Gatland’s love of the Lions concept. It is something he traces back to watching them in 1971 when a boy in his native New Zealand, ...

‘No players ruled out’ of England set-up – Marley

Marley previously coached the Under-19 side and will take charge for the senior team’s next three matches France women v England women international friendly Date: 20 October Venue: Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes Coverage: Live on BBC Red Button and online from 19:50 BST England women’s interim manager Mo Marley has said “no players are ruled out” under her leadership. Former England captain Marley was appointed interim manager last month following the sacking of Mark Sampson. She did not make any new call-ups in her 24-player squad for the friendly against France on Friday – the first of her three games in charge. “The team won 6-0 against Russia and I didn’t think I needed to change the squad,” she told BBC Sport. “It would be unfair ...

Robert Kubica: Polish driver has ‘productive’ second Williams test

Archive: Kubica’s remarkable return to Formula 1 Robert Kubica has completed a second day of testing for Williams as the team assess the chances of the Pole making a comeback to Formula 1 in 2018. Kubica, 32, has not raced in F1 since suffering a partially severed right arm in a rally crash in 2011 but is in the running for a Williams seat next year. Williams said Tuesday’s test at the Hungaroring was “productive”. Kubica also tested at Silverstone last week. Williams reserve driver Paul Di Resta will test on Wednesday as a benchmark. “We will not release any further information regarding the tests as we continue our evaluations,” the team added. Kubica, who still has only partial movement in his right arm after more than six years’ rehabilitation,...

Boateng considered Bayern Munich exit

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Jose Mourinho plays down new Manchester United deal and PSG move

Julien Laurens explains why Jose Mourinho might not be a good fit at PSG, despite reported mutual interest. Alejandro Moreno says Manchester United played like a mid-table side in their scoreless draw at Liverpool. LISBON, Portugal — Jose Mourinho has repeated his claim that he does not believe he will finish his career at Manchester United but insists that does not means he is set to quit the club for Paris Saint-Germain. Mourinho admitted his admiration for PSG in an interview on Sunday that came amid reports he is reluctant to begin negotiations over a new contract at Old Trafford. But ahead of United’s Champions League tie with Benfica in Lisbon on Wednesday, the 54-year-old said there is “nothing happening” with regards to his future. He insisted again that he ...

Leicester sack Craig Shakespeare after poor start to season – reports

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare praises his team’s fight after they came back to earn a draw against West Brom. Leicester have parted company with manager Craig Shakespeare following Monday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion, according to multiple reports. The former Premier League champions sit 18th in the table after only one win in their opening eight games of the campaign, a 2-0 win against Brighton on Aug. 19. The Daily Mail’s initial story was soon followed by Sky Sports and the BBC. Leicester were not immediately available for comment when contacted by ESPN FC. Sky added that former boss Nigel Pearson — who is now in charge of Belgian club OH Leuven — was not a candidate for a return to the King Power Stadium. Shakespeare was named permanent Leice...

Read Nigerian Senate’s proceedings for Tuesday, 17th October, 2017

As the President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki is currently in Russia at the sidelines of the 137th IPU Assembly, the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, led the senate’s proceeding of Tuesday the 17th October, 2017 where the Red Chamber resolved on several issues including to Call upon the Federal, State and Local Governments of Nigeria to henceforth designate and observe October 17 as World Poverty Day in-line with the UN resolution. Below is proceedings: Senate Welcome to a new Legislative Day in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu took the official Prayer and led the Chambers into today’s proceedings. Senator Fatimat Rasaki moved for the approval of votes and proceedings of Thursday 12th of ...