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Gers win U.S. Cup
Football in the United States of America is a little different to the rest of the world. The main sport played in the United States is football. The sport is very popular and the league is called the MLS. In the MLS, there are 32 teams and they are divided into conferences. The conference champions then go to the playoffs to compete for the MLS Cup. This season, the Seattle Sounders won the MLS Cup. The Seattle Sounders beat the Portland Timbers 4-2 in the final. The Sounders have now won the MLS Cup for the second time in the last three years.
Gers beat Scottish Premier League champions Celtic
The Scottish Premier League is the top division of the Scottish football league system. The top team of the league is called the Scottish Premier League champions. The Celtic is the most successful team in the league and have won the title three times. However, the most recent Celtic side to win the title was in 2016. They beat Hibernian 4-2 in the final. This was their first Scottish Premier League title in 15 years.
Newcastle United win the English League Cup
The English League Cup is a competition between the top football clubs in England.
Oduduwa Ayeni won the men’s 100m final in Monaco on Sunday. The 23-year-old is the first Nigerian to win a 100m gold medal at the IAAF World Championships since 1996. He finished in 10.11 seconds.
France’s Djaibril Benazzou won the men’s 100m final in Monaco on Sunday. The 23-year-old is the first French man to win a 100m gold medal at the IAAF World Championships since 2008. He finished in 10.22 seconds.
Muntari scored a hat trick in the fifth minute against Antalyaspor in the Europa League. It was his first goal in European competition. He has scored four goals in three appearances this season.
David de Gea has been on the scoresheet for United this season. He has been in the starting line-up for every Premier League game and has made 34 saves. He has been named Man of the Match in seven games this season.
Manchester United are without a league win since January 1. They have won just two of their last 10 games in the Premier League.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been on the scoresheet for United this season.
Nigeria women’s football team (FIFA) won the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Rwanda.
A statement from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) read: “Nigeria women’s football team (FIFA) won the 2018 African Women’s Cup of Nations in Rwanda after defeating Ghana 2-1 in the final at the Stade de l’Etoile Sportive in Kigali.”
The Nigerian team, which was the second African side to reach the final, were the first African team to win the tournament.
“I am so proud of this team and I am very excited to see the success they will continue to enjoy in the years to come,” said Nigeria’s Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr.