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FIFA WORLD CUP

The finals draw was made in Doha.

And it put the holders, France, in a group with Denmark, Tunisia, and the AFC/CONMEBOL playoff winners.

While the hosts, Qatar, will meet Ecuador in the opening game, on November 21st, before playing Senegal and the Netherlands.

2023 AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

The draw for the qualifying groups has matched the holders, Senegal, with Benin, Mozambique, and Rwanda.

While Egypt could have more of a challenge in Group D being alongside Guinea, Malawi, and Ethiopia.

Hosts, Ivory Coast, will play in Group H together with Zambia, Comoros, and Lesotho.

Qualifying action is likely to begin in June.   

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Wydad Casablanca are through to the final following a 4-2 aggregate win over Petro Atletico.

Where they will meet Al Ahly after the Egyptians overcame Entente Setif 6-2 overall. 

And Orlando Pirates face RSB Berkane, who eliminated TP Mazembe, in the CAF Confederations Cup final.

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE   

Liverpool are through to another UCL final.

Despite a slow start, Jurgen Klopp's team fought back to beat Villarreal 3-2 on the night, and 5-2 on aggregate.

The Merseysiders will meet Real Madrid in Paris on May 28th.

That was after Los Blancos scored two very late goals, from Rodrygo, and an extra time Benzema penalty to knockout Manchester City. 

UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

And so it was Eintracht Frankfurt who lifted their first Europa League after they edged out Rangers 5-4 on penalties at a steamy Sevilla.

The sides had drawn 1-1 after 120 minutes before a single miss from Aaron Ramsey (and save by Kevin Trapp) resulted in a famous victory for Oliver Glasner's Germans.

UEFA EUROPA CONFERENCE LEAGUE

Feyenoord,  who held out against Marseille,  and Roma qualified for the final.

Jose Mourinho's team eliminated Leicester thanks to a clincher from English striker Tammy Abraham. 

PREMIER LEAGUE

Liverpool's 2-1 win at Southampton on Tuesday, thanks to a Joel Matip winner, ensures the title race will go down to the last day of the season.

LA LIGA

The penultimate round of league action featured draws for Atletico (versus Sevilla) and Real Madrid, at Cadiz.

SERIE A

AC Milan remain on course for the title after beating Atalanta, although Inter's win at Cagliari means the last day action will decide the outcome.

LIGUE 1 

The penultimate league action saw Monaco, who beat Brest 4-2, move above Marseille, who lost at Rennes, into second position.

While Lionel Messi contributed a double in champions PSG's 4-0 defeat of Montpellier. 

BUNDESLIGA

The league season ended with RB Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, and champions Bayern Munich (held 2-2 at Wolfsburg) all qualifying for the Champions League.

PRIMEIRA LIGA

Porto ended their title-winning season by beating Estoril 2-0 at the Dragao.

AFRICAN PLAYER NEWS & GOSSIP

Possibly moving to West Ham - Emmanuel Dennis (Nigeria) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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