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Griezmann rules out Man Utd move by confirming Atletico stay

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Having been heavily linked with a big-money transfer this summer, a ban on recruitment in the Spanish capital means the Frenchman will be staying put 

Antoine Griezmann has confirmed he wants to stay at Atletico Madrid in the wake of the club’s transfer ban.

The France star has been heavily linked with Manchester United throughout the season, while Real Madrid have also been credited with an interest.

Griezmann suggested he could be tempted to move to Old Trafford when he said that his prospects of a transfer were « six out of 10 » last month.

However, the 26-year-old has decided that it would be unfair to quit Atletico after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the transfer ban that prohibits them from registering any new players before next January.

« The CAS sanction has been passed. I’ve decided to stay, » Griezmann told Telefoot.

« It’s been another good season and hopefully we can make some good signings in January.

« It’s a tough moment for the club, for my team-mates, and it would be a low blow to leave now. »

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Griezmann hinted he would stay loyal to Atletico when, following the CAS decision, he tweeted: « Now more than ever #Atleti #Alltogether »

In January 2016, Atleti were fined and banned from registering players for two consecutive transfer windows after being found guilty of breaching FIFA rules relating to the signing of minors.

Real Madrid were given a similar sanction but had their ban halved on appeal, meaning they can sign players in the next window.

After the FIFA Appeal Committee upheld Atleti’s punishment last September, they took their case to CAS and had their fine reduced from 900,000 Swiss francs (CHF) to CHF550,000 but failed in their bid to have the ban reduced.

It was reported in England this week that United had dropped their interest in Griezmann, as speculation mounted that he would not seek a move.

The forward, who registered 26 goals and 12 assists in all competitions this season, has been tipped to sign a contract extension with Atleti in the coming weeks.

Source:  www.goal.com

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Nigeria drop to 50th position in latest FIFA ranking

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– Nigeria have dropped to 50th position in the November FIFA ranking

– The former African champions also dropped to 8th position in Africa

– In October, Nigeria were ranked 41st in the world, and 5th in Africa

Despite finishing their 2018 World Cup qualifiers unbeaten, and also beating Argentina 4-2 in their last international friendly, the Super Eagles have dropped to 50th position in the latest FIFA ranking.

World football governing body (FIFA) released the November edition of the ranking on Thursday, November 23, and Nigeria are now 50th in the World and occupy 8th position in Africa.

This latest FIFA ranking is expected not to go well with many Nigerian fans who are expecting the Super Eagles to go up considering their recent matches.

In October 2017, Super Eagles were ranked 41st in the world and 5th in Africa, and many Nigerian will definitely ask themselves the yardstick FIFA are using for their ranking.

Nigeria have also dropped to 8th position in Africa, the Super Eagles were ranked 5th best in the last edition of the FIFA ranking.

Super Eagles drop to 50th position in latest FIFA rankings

Super Eagles drop to 50th position in latest FIFA rankings (photo: FIFA)

Germany are the best football nation in the world according to the November FIFA ranking, while Argentina that lost to Nigeria in their last match occupy 4th in the world.

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Previously, NAIJ.com had reported how the Super Eagles defeated Argentina in their last international friendly in Russia.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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Morocco extends Herve Renard’s deal until 2022

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The Royal Moroccan Football Federation has handed national team coach Herve Renard a new contract which will expire in February 2022.

RMFF opted to lock the French manager down after leading the Atlas Lions to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, for the first time since 1998.

The 49-year-old former Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire coach’s target is to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon as well as qualifying for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

« Renard’s contract guarantees him to work under the best conditions until 2022 and with different objectives, » the BBC quotes Fouzi Lekjaa of FMF.

« By agreeing the deal we are demonstrating our faith in Renard beyond the World Cup.

« We are saying that we believe that Renard is the right man to take us forward. »

Source: www.africanfootball.com

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Breaking: Robinho sentenced to 9 years in prison!

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Italian justice has sentenced Robinho, who is currently playing at Atletico Mineiro, to 9 years in prison for raping a nightclub in Milan in 2013.

Robinho will he go to jail? The Brazilian star, who played in Europe under the colors of Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan and now turns 33 Atletico Mineiro, is in any case in the sight of the Italian justice , who has sentenced him to nine years in prison, reports Thursday the press transalpine.

The international auriverde (100 caps, 28 goals) has received such a penalty from the court of Milan for a case of sexual assault, which goes back several years, when he played under the colors of the club rossonero. Robinho was in fact convicted of raping a 22-year-old Albanian girl. Facts committed in January 2013 in a discotheque of the Lombard capital with five acquaintances.

Already in 2009, the Brazilian trained in Santos, then Manchester City, was arrested by the British police in a rape case, before being released on bail, then cleared. Robinho was not present at the hearing this time and is currently in his homeland. @ Sports

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