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Nayef Aguerd can help Morocco forget Medhi Benatia

Medhi Benatia's international future appears more uncertain than ever before after the defender was overlooked from Herve Renard's latest Morocco squad.

The Atlas Lions host Malawi in their second Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on September having fallen to a 1-0 defeat in Cameroon in their opener in June 2017.

By and large, Renard has largely kept faith with the squad that won Morocco many plaudits at the World Cup, even though they were eliminated after two matches.

They largely bossed their...

 By David Amoyal

Rumours rated: Bale to Manchester United? Griezmann to Barcelona? Alisson to Chelsea?

With the transfer window open, David Amoyal sorts through the speculation and rates how likely the rumoured moves are to take place.

Gareth Bale to Manchester United: 25 percent

After becoming the hero of the Champions League final, Bale cast some shadows on his future with Real Madrid by making it clear he wants to play more next season. Manchester United have been taking steps to try to bring him back to the Premier League, but between Zinedine Zidane's departure and Cristiano Ronaldo's uncertain...

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Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon rubbishes 'gossip' of Medhi Benatia bust-up

Gianluigi Buffon slammed "false gossip" for trying to destabilise Juventus amid reports of a falling out with teammate Medhi Benatia.

Italian media had blamed Benatia for failing to mark Kalidou Koulibaly as the Napoli man scored the only goal in Sunday's game, trimming Juve's lead atop Serie A to one point.

That came after Benatia conceded the controversial penalty that allowed Real Madrid to eliminate Juventus in the Champions League quarterfinals.

But despite reports claimed Buffon...

Africans in the Champions League: Last 16 Guide

We're approaching six years since Africa produced a Champions League winner, but with a swathe of continental stars still in the running in this year's tournament, will that run end this year?

While Besikas, Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Shakhtar Donetsk and AS Roma don't boast any African representation, the other 11 teams still standing in the tournament each feature at least one of the continent's players, all of whom will be dreaming of European success.

The Round of 16 clash with the most significant...

 By Mina Rzouki

Roma old boys Benatia, Pjanic and Szczesny star for Juventus in narrow win

It took Roma's former players to secure Juventus a 1-0 victory Saturday, taking them to within a point of Napoli at the top of the Serie A table.

On Friday morning, Turin based newspaper Tuttosport ran a front-page headline that read "From losing Romans to winning Juventini" accompanied by a picture of Medhi Benatia, Miralem Pjanic and Wojciech Szczesny to stoke the ire of Roma and their coach. As it transpired, Juventus won the match thanks to the performance of those very three...

Five African stars primed to crack the FC 100 in 2018

Five African players have been included in the ESPN FC 2017, but which of the continent's star men could be primed to feature in next year's version of the list?

In this feature, KweséESPN presents five of the continent's emerging stars who we're tipping to crack the 100 in 12 months' time.

Hakim Ziyech: Is there any African player in the world today who can run a match as easily - and with as much sophistication - as Ziyech?

He stepped up comfortably to life at Ajax after being signed from...