Lovren returned to Merseyside last week after helping Croatia to the World Cup final but has been unable to train with the first team.
Pique had announced before the World Cup that he did not plan on returning to the national team after the tournament in Russia
Team captain, Rasheedat Ajibade’s first half penalty kick helped Nigeria to beat Haiti 1-0 on Thursday at Stade de Marville in the French city of Saint-Malo.
Kovacic's arrival paves the way for Chelsea to send Tiemoue Bakayoko on loan to AC Milan. Bakayoko has struggled for form and fitness since arriving from Monaco in a £40 million deal in the summer of 2017
Netherlands moved to within touching distance of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 quarter-finals on Wednesday after earning a 4-0 win over Ghana.
Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are their only senior centre backs fit and available ahead of the new season.
Mourinho called for the club’s World Cup participants to shorten their rest days after last month’s tournament to help United.
He was given the onerous task of ensuring his team reached the final of next year’s Africa Nations Cup tournament.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil avoided any talk of the controversy surrounding his retirement from international football as he opted to focus on the club’s pre-season tournament in Singapore on Wednesday.
The Manchester United manager wants the France midfielder to show the same focus and intensity at the Premier League club.
The footage was captured by controversial journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in September 2017 - and is being broadcast for the first time by BBC Africa Eye.
The victory of a multicultural French team against Croatia in Sunday’s final in Moscow has reverberated across the globe.