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Ten people on a river cruise were killed when their boat collided with a tugboat late on Monday in the Russian city of Volgograd, which is hosting matches in the soccer World Cup, local officials and Russian media said.

Emergencies services received notification at around 22:00 (20:00 GMT+1) on Monday evening that the vessels had collided on the Volga river, about 1 km from the riverbank.

There were a total of 16 people on board the pleasure craft when the collision happened, all of them Russian citizens, Russia’s RIA news agency cited the local administration as saying.

Former Arsenal and France star Patrick Vieira, world and European champion with Les Bleus, has taken the reins at top flight Nice, the French club said Monday. Vieira, 41, arrives after a stint at MLS outfit New York City FC. He has signed a three-year contract and replaces Lucien Favre who is moving to Borussia Dortmund.

I Would Have Loved To Play For Nigeria – Alaba

Bayern Munich of Germany and Austria international defender David has revealed that he loves Nigeria and would have loved to play for the Super Eagles but for circumstances beyond his control.

Alaba, of Nigerian parentage, was born in Austria and capped at U-17 level by the European country when he was barely 15.

A World Cup assistant referee from Kenya, Aden Marwa Range has resigned from the Mundial after being implicated in a bribery scandal. The 41-year-old was one of 15 CAF officials set to participate in the upcoming tournament, and one of only two East Africans set to feature.

Patrick Vieira Named New Nice Manager After Leaving New York City FC

Patrick Vieira has been appointed as manager of the Ligue 1 side Nice. The former Arsenal captain has left his role as head coach role of New York City FC to replace Lucien Favre at the Allianz Riviera.

The Frenchman had been linked with replacing Arsène Wenger at Arsenal following his countryman’s departure, but he now returns to his homeland to take charge of a Nice side that finished eighth last season.

Super Falcons Ready To Take On Queen Scorpions In WACN

The Super Falcons are set to secure a place in the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations, when they take on Gambia’s Queen Scorpions in Lagos on Monday.

Amarachi Okoronkwo’s long-range strike was what made the mark in the first leg encounter at the Independence Stadium in Bakau last week Wednesday.

Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo made the decision to dissolve the nation's football association amid fraud and corruption claims. Nana Akufo-Addo – the president of Ghana – made the decision Thursday after footage emerged from a documentary allegedly uncovering fraud and corruption under the leadership of GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi.

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