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22 March 2021 | 2:23 pm
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The British government imposed sanctions on Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, after Russia's invasion of Ukraine
The British dailies welcome the sanctions slapped on Russian oligarchs, including Chelsea FC's owner Roman Abramovich, as the government tries to punish Vladimir Putin's allies abroad. Also, we look at how Russia is oiling its propaganda machine during the war – but in this digital age of social media, will it work? Finally, we look at some of the Russians who are vehemently opposed to the war.
Patrice Evra, French football coach, and former professional player talk about his mission in Nigeria, Africa, and how he started playing left-back as a professional footballer. Evra who served as captain for both the English football club, Manchester United, and the France national team also talked about his early days at the Manchester United football club.
Former Colombia captain Freddy Rincon was in a critical condition with severe head injuries after being involved in a car crash in the city of Cali, the clinic where he was being treated said.
We look at British papers' reactions to a "bold" UK plan to process and resettle would-be migrants in Rwanda. Also, there's soul-searching in Senegal after the death of a pregnant woman who was refused a caesarean. Finland and Sweden accelerate their decision on joining NATO in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Finally, cult British film "Bend it Like Beckham" turns 20!
25 years after reunification, all of Germany's top-class professional teams are from the old West Germany. The same goes for the 2nd division with the exception of Union Berlin. But there is hope, chiefly for RB Leipzig.
Mohamed Salah scored twice as Liverpool comfortably beat old rivals Manchester United 4-0 at Anfield on Tuesday to move top of the Premier League, for 24 hours at least.
Paris St Germain secure a record-equalling 10th French top flight title following a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Lens on Saturday.
The Guardian Sports Editor, Christian Opara examines the problems plaguing Nigerian football and the way out of the country's dwindling fortunes in the sport.
UEFA has banned Russia from the Women's European Championship in July and from participating in qualifying for next year's World Cup following the country's invasion of Ukraine, European soccer's governing body said on Monday.
Manchester United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick confirms he will stay at the club in a consultancy role when Erik ten Hag replaces him on the bench at the end of the season, Austria say he is their new boss
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