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The Daily Hilario: Captain Mikel

Your daily dose of off-topic shenanigans.

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John Obi Mikel is now officially the captain of Nigeria.  I could've sworn he was the captain at some point before, too, but apparently I was just making that up.  In any case, congrats to him.  They take on the flying Salahs of Egypt today.

In other news, Chelsea Ladies opened the defense of their league championship with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Doncaster.  Nicely done.  Sadly, no highlights.  Why no (free) highlights?  That's silly.  Not even on Chelsea TV!  Oh, here's BT Sport to grace us with one (geo-restricted) goal.  Thanks, BT Sport!


FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
15.00:  Conference, 6th vs. 10th:  Tranmere Rovers vs. Lincoln City
15.00:  ACN qualifying:  Nigeria vs. Egypt
16.30:  ACN qualifying:  Ivory Coast vs. Sudan
18.30:  League One, 14th vs. 2nd:  Swindon Town vs. Wigan Athletic
19.30:  Int'l Friendly:  Slovakia vs. Latvia
19.45:  Int'l Friendly:  Netherlands vs. France
19.45:  League One, 16th vs. 8th:  Peterborough United vs. Coventy City
21.00:  Olympics qualifying:  Colombia U23 vs. USA U23
00.00 (next day):  World Cup qualifying:  Jamaica vs. Costa Rica
00.45 (next day):  World Cup qualifying:  Brazil vs. Uruguay
02.00 (next day):  World Cup qualifying:  Canada vs. Mexico
02.00 (next day):  World Cup qualifying:  Guatemala vs. USA
02.30 (next day):  USL, opening day:  Seattle Sounders II vs. Sacramento Republic

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