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Rohr courts Russian support for Eagles

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has urged Russians to support John Obi Mikel who is married to a Russian model. Rohr stated this during his interaction with the media at the team’s base in Essentuki. “We arrived here late in the night because of the delay we had and some of our luggage is still […]

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we are here to go for the World Cup 2018 says Ramos

Spain captain Sergio Ramos and new coach Fernando Hierro displayed a united front as they looked ahead to Friday’s World Cup opener against Cristiano Ronaldo’s European champions Portugal following an extraordinary 48 hours. Hierro and Ramos posed together, smiling for the cameras, at a press conference inside the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, the venue […]

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2026 World Cup: Why Morocco lost, by Amokachi

Nigerian legend Daniel Amokachi believes failure to secure a united African vote was the reason why Morocco’s bid to host 2026 World Cup failed. Morocco lost out to a joint bid fronted by the United States of America, Canada, and Mexico. Of the 211 FIFA member nations, 200 cast a vote at the 68th FIFA […]

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What they are saying at the World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018 : What they said on the opening day of the World Cup in Russia on Thursday: “Love for football unites the entire world in one team, regardless of people’s language or ideology.” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Russian President Vladimir Putin watch the ceremony prior to […]

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Argentina-Israel football game cancelled: what happened

Argentina’s final friendly match before the World Cup was cancelled Argentina Here are some questions and answers about the cancellation: – What happened? – Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and his teammates had been due to play their final World Cup warm-up game in Jerusalem, much to the joy of Israel and the anger of Palestinians, […]

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Sergio Ramos an idiot– Firmino

Roberto Firmino has called Sergio Ramos an “idiot” after his sarcastic response to claims he injured two Liverpool players in the Champions League final. The Sergio Ramos tackle that injured Mohamed Salah Real Madrid captain, Ramos was involved in the first-half incident in Kiev last month that saw Mohamed Salah substituted with a shoulder injury. […]

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NFF, CAF pays tribute to late Keshi

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Thursday paid tribute to the late Head Coach of the Super Eagles, Stephen Keshi, who passed away two years ago. Keshi died on June 7, 2016 in Benin City at the age of 54 during cardiac arrest. “ Today we remember Nigeria and Africa football legend, late Coach Stephen […]

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Nigeria’s FIFA rankings drop ahead 2018 World Cup

Nigeria has dropped a point from its last month’s 47th position to 48 place in the world, and from sixth to seventh in the continent, in the latest FIFA rankings. Super Eagles The statement on FIFA’s website on Thursday said the recent flurry of pre-FIFA World Cup friendlies left its mark on the latest rankings. […]

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Buhari appoints Ambode into FG’s delegation to World cup

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode as a member of the Federal Government Delegation to the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting in Russia from June 14. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right); Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Solomon Dalung (2nd right); Chairman, Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Kweku […]

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Fact-check: Did Messi refuse to play Israel over ‘innocent children’ deaths? Unfounded

Argentina star Lionel Messi is quoted as refusing to play against “people who kill innocent Palestinian children” following the cancellation of a friendly match between Argentina and Israel. There is no evidence he made this statement. Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his team’s third goal during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen […]