Nike’s new ad features Fela
By Guardian Exclusive
17 October 2017 | 10:59 am
Sportswear manufacturer, Nike, just released a new football Ad and it features one of the sounds of Fela, Africa's legendary musician.
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Sergio Ramos, the former Real Madrid stalwart considered one of the best defenders in the world, has signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain. The veteran, who has won a European record 180 caps and scored 23 goals for his country, arrives with PSG desperate to add experience to their squad for another assault on an elusive first Champions League title.
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With the Metropolitan Police investigating racist abuse directed at three of England's black football players after the team's loss last Sunday in the Euro 2020 finals against Italy, AFP takes a look at racism in football and what can be done to tackle the abuse off the pitch.
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According to the Israeli club, Barcelona did not want to play the match in Jerusalem, prompting Beitar's managers to call off the game.
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In the wake of the floods in Germany, help has been arriving. In addition to the emergency services, local aid organizations and other volunteers, football fans have been using their organizational abilities to help out.
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Olympic fans queue in Sendai (north-east Japan) to hop on buses that will take them to Miyagi Stadium. Female football teams from the Netherlands and Brazil will be among the happy few to have spectators as the Miyagi prefecture decided not to ban them.
Senegalese children dream of being famous football players
The French Ligue 1 game between Nice and Marseille was abandoned when fans of the home side invaded the pitch and angrily confronted opposing player Dimitri Payet, who had thrown a bottle lobbed at him back into the crowd, before an ugly brawl broke out involving players and spectators. Marseille eventually refused to restart the match with club officials claiming their players' safety could not be guaranteed.
Timelapse footage shows the conversion of Tokyo's Aomi Urban Sports Park, the venue for 3x3 basketball and sport climbing during the Olympic Games, into a football 5-a-side venue for the Paralympic Games. The work started on 6 August after the sport climbing competition ended, and was completed on 23 August.
The 36-year-old left Juventus for his old club in the hope of recapturing the form that made him a superstar a decade ago. Manchester United have welcomed him with open arms.
Captain Hugo Lloris admits France must "regain confidence" as they prepare for the first of three World Cup qualifiers, after a humiliating early exit at this summer's Euros. "We've had very little time to prepare for this match, but we're enthusiastic, we're motivated," says the French goalkeeper.
Venezuelan football fans in Caracas are excited for the unique opportunity to see Lionel Messi play against their national team, which is his first game for his country since moving to Paris Saint-Germain. Argentina won 3-1 in the World Cup qualifying campaign.
Messi's Argentina returns to Buenos Aires after their World Cup qualifying clash against Brazil in Sao Paulo was sensationally abandoned shortly after kick-off on Sunday as controversy over Covid-19 protocols erupted.
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The International Monetary Fund has slashed its forecast for the global economic recovery, warning of "multiple challenges" including new variants of Covid-19, high inflation and ongoing disruption to global supply chains. Petya Koeva Brooks, Deputy Director of the IMF's Research Department, discusses the risks and policy challenges as the pandemic enters its third year.
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A German court has found a Syrian former army colonel guilty of crimes against humanity, handing him a life sentence. It was a landmark trial to examine state-sponsored torture during the Syrian civil war.
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Indian news portal The Wire has alleged authorities likey spied on journalists, politicians and business leaders, among others. The revelations come as part of a global investigation into the use of specialized phone spying software Pegasus by governments around the world.
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The EU has said it could withdraw financial aid from Burkina Faso and hit coup leaders with sanctions if "constitutional order" is not restored.
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The Pharaohs of Egypt claimed the enormous scalp of the Ivory Coast as they won their last 16 clash on spot kicks 5-4 in Douala on Wednesday evening. Eric Bailly missed the crucial spot kick for the Elephants while star man, Mohamed Salah converted to send his team through. The second game was almost a carbon-copy with no goals scored over 120 minutes between Mali and Equatorial Guinea. But it was the Northern Thunder who won 6-5 on penalties after Mali's, Falaye Sacko had his effort saved.