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Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr in face-to-face meeting in Saudi Arabia

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Anthony Joshua has warned Andy Ruiz Jr, that December 7 is the last day he will carry the IBF, WBA and WBO belts.

The boxers went face to face for the first time in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, since Joshua was surprisingly beaten by Ruiz Jr in the country that will host their rematch.

Joshua was floored four times and beaten in seven rounds by the Mexican on his US debut in New York.

The surprise result ended Joshua’s unbeaten record, his world heavyweight title reign and his hope to fight Deontay Wilder to crown an undisputed champion.

At Wednesday’s press conference in Saudi Arabia, the Briton said: “I was up against a good challenger. Andy is champion now.

“That will last until December 7 when he puts his titles in the air. Two warriors to go war and the best man will walk out victorious.

“Being a champion is more than the belts. It’s about a championship mindset. The belts will go up in the air and we will fight for them again.”

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Super Eagles drop in FIFA ranking

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The Nigeria national team, the Super Eagles, have dropped one place in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday by the world football governing body.

According to the August/September 2019 edition, the Super Eagles are now placed 34th in the world, down from last time’s 33rd position.

The team recently played 2-2 draw against Ukraine in an international friendly game at the Dnipro Stadium, their first game after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where the team finished third.

Coach Gernot Rohr’s men, however, gained one point, cumulating 1482 points from the previous 1481 points.

In the African ranking, Nigeria maintained its third-place despite the drop in the world ranking, with Senegal and Tunisia also maintaining their first and second positions respectively.

Algeria climbed two places in the world rankings and are fourth on the African ranking behind Nigeria, while Morocco, Egypt, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo DR, and Cote D’Ivoire occupy the fifth to tenth positions respectively.

Meanwhile, Belgium remained top of the world ranking, with France, Brazil, England, and Portugal making up the top 5.

Belgium continues to hold its place as the topmost country on the FIFA world ranking.

Uruguay, Spain, Croatia, Colombia and Argentina are the other countries who make up the top 10 of the latest FIFA rankings.

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Frankfurt vs Arsenal: Unai Emery lists strong squad for Europa League clash

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Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, has left out Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, from the squad that has travelled to Eintracht Frankfurt, for their Europa League group game.

Rob Holding makes the trip, having not yet made an appearance on the comeback trail from a serious knee injury.

Also featuring in Emery’s 19-man squad are youngsters Joe Willock, Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith-Rowe.

Thursday’s game in Germany kicks off at 5.55pm UK time, with Group F rivals Standard Liege and Vitoria facing off in Belgium the same night.

Arsenal squad:

Goalkeepers – Leno, Martinez.

Defenders – Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Mustafi, Holding, Luiz, Kolasinac.

Midfielders – Guendouzi, Torreira, Willock, Xhaka, Ceballos, Smith Rowe.

Attackers – Martinelli, Nelson, Pepe, Saka, Aubameyang.

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Chelsea vs Valencia: Livescore from Champions League clash

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Frank Lampard takes charge of his first Champions League tie at Chelsea, when they welcome Valencia to Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.

Lampard will be without Antonio Rudiger, N’Golo Kante and Emerson Palmeri due to injuries, while the LaLiga side arrive with a full squad.

Chelsea and Valencia have met six times previously in European competition, with the Spanish club not winning any of these matches

Kick off is 8pm West African time.

Chelsea XI vs Valencia: Kepa, Christensen, Tomori, Zouma, Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonso, Willian, Mount, Abraham

Valencia XI vs Chelsea: Cillessen, Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Gaya, Kondogbia, Parejo, Coquelin, Cheryshev, Rodrigo, Gameiro

Tuesday, September 17
First half: No goals.

Half time.

Second half: Rodrigo scores for the LaLiga club. 0-1.

Full time: Chelsea have lost 1-0 to Valencia.

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