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Afcon 2019: Algeria book round of 16 spot thanks to Belaili strike

Youcef Belaili's goal fired Algeria into the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16. Algeria booked their spot in the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 with a 1-0 win over Senegal on Thursday. It was a match billed as a blockbuster between two of the best sides in African football but Youcef Belaili's second-half

Liverpool sign PEC Zwolle star Sepp van der Berg in £4.4m deal

Liverpool have completed the signing of PEC Zwolle defender Sepp van der Berg. The Reds agreed to an initial fee of £1.3million for the highly-regarded centre-back on Thursday which could rise to £4.4m should Van der Berg go on to make a certain number of appearances in the Premier League and Champions League. The 17-year-old will

Afcon 2019: Egyptian star Amr Warda ‘KICKED OUT’ of Afcon squad after ‘sending aggressive and inappropriate sexual messages’ to Instagram model Merhan Keller

Egypt have removed striker Amr Warda from their Africa Cup of Nations squad after he was accused of sexual harassment by a number of women. The Egyptian-British model Merhan Keller alleged that Warda, 25, had sent her inappropriate and aggressive messages. Keller then followed up her claims by sharing testimonies from a

Afcon 2019: Nigeria beat Guinea to seal knockout round qualification

Nigeria became the first team to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations knockout phase as Kenneth Omeruo’s goal earned a 1-0 win over Guinea in Group B. In a largely uneventful contest in Alexandria, Nigeria made the breakthrough when Omeruo headed in from Moses Simon’s 73rd-minute corner. Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita

Everton complete the £25m signing of Andre Gomes from Barcelona

Everton have signed Andre Gomes from Barcelona for a fee of €25 million (£22m/$28.4m) The Portugal midfielder has signed a five-year deal at Goodison Park to become their second signing of the summer after Huddersfield Town goalkeeper Jonas Lossl joined on a free transfer. Gomes spent last season on loan at the Toffees, making 29 appearances in all competitions. I'm

Afcon 2019: Black stars of Ghana held by Benin in Group F opener

Ghana captain Andre Ayew equalised for the Black Stars following Mickael Pote's early opener Andre and Jordan Ayew were both on target as 10-man Ghana were forced to settle for a draw against Benin at the Africa Cup of Nations. Mickael Pote gave Benin a shock lead after two minutes but Black

Edinson Cavani header sends Uruguay to the top of Group C

Edinson Cavani scored a late winner as Uruguay snatched top spot from two-time reigning Copa America champions Chile in Group C with a 1-0 victory at the Maracana. Chile were on track to progress to the quarter-finals as group winners with the match petering out for a draw until Cavani glanced a header past

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