Surgery on the broken right foot of Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar went successfully Saturday, officials said, leaving the planet’s most expensive footballer in a race to recuperate before the World Cup.
The operation, performed by Brazilian national team surgeon Rodrigo Lasmar, began early on Saturday morning in the Mater Dei hospital in Belo Horizonte.
Just after midday (1500 GMT), a spokesman from the Brazilian football federation announced that the operation was over.
Burnley ended a 12-game winless streak with a 2-1 comeback victory over 10-man Everton at Turf Moor on Saturday.
Second-half goals from Ashley Barnes (56) and substitute Chris Wood (80) brought the alarming run to an end in Sean Dyche’s 250th game in charge, as the Clarets reached the coveted 40-point mark, five adrift of sixth-placed Arsenal.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic says a move to MLS is “tempting” as he heads towards a probable departure from Manchester United.
Jose Mourinho admitted on Friday this season was likely to be the Swede’s last at Old Trafford, with his contract due to expire in the summer.
Three gunmen have been killed at Burkina Faso’s army headquarters in the capital Ouagadougou, Defence Minister Jean Claude Bouda says.
A separate government statement said four gunmen had been “neutralised” at the French embassy on Friday but there was no immediate word on civilian casualties.
An armed group on Friday attacked the French embassy in Burkina Faso and the country’s military headquarters, the government said, adding that four assailants had been killed.
The coordinated operation underscored the fragility of the Sahel nation, one of a string of African states struggling with a bloody jihadist insurgency.
THE Ogoni people of Rivers State in Southern Nigeria, have taken on the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Anglo-Dutch oil and gas major, Shell, claiming that they are negating their environmental rights.
They said for the oil company to continue laying pipelines in their land negates their environmental rights as well as an alleged great display of impunity against the extant laws of the country.
FOOD and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says the world wheat output is poised to dip this 2018 even as their Food Price Index rose by 1.1 per cent in February.
The United Nations agency said rising world prices for staple grains and dairy products more than offset lower prices for vegetable oils, leading to the rising global food commodity prices.
A top source confided in PRNigeria that they met for about four hours at the private meeting on Thursday. The source said: “This is not the first time that the duo would be meeting to proffer solution to Nigeria’s security situation, as advice from them could be crucial in resolving the unstable developments in the polity.”