France 2018: Falconets break Chinese hearts, face Spain in quarter-finals

14 August 2018
France 2018: Falconets break Chinese hearts, face Spain in quarter-finals

The Super Falconets on Monday advanced to the quarter-finals of the France 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup in dramatic fashion, after grabbing a last-gasp equaliser against China in Dinan-Lehon. The...

Falconets beat Haiti 1-0 to keep quarterfinal hope alive

10 August 2018
Falconets beat Haiti 1-0 to keep quarterfinal hope alive

Rasheedat Ajibade’s first-half penalty kick on Thursday afternoon was enough to see Nigeria’s Falconets edge Haiti 1-0 in Group D at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018 to...

Chelsea confirm €35m Courtois sale to Real Madrid as Kovacic moves to London

09 August 2018
Chelsea confirm €35m Courtois sale to Real Madrid as Kovacic moves to London

Chelsea have confirmed the sale of Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid, with Mateo Kovacic coming to Stamford Bridge as part of the deal. Courtois has been at the west London...

Tanzania appoints Amuneke Head Coach

07 August 2018
Tanzania appoints Amuneke Head Coach

Former Super Eagles winger, Emmanuel Amuneke, has been appointed as the new head coach of Tanzania senior national team.Amuneke who signed a two-year deal with the Tanzanian FA was until...

Cristiano Ronaldo fined 3.2 million euro in tax evasion case

28 July 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo fined 3.2 million euro in tax evasion case

Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined 3.2 million euros (2.82 million pounds)and sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve, after settling a tax evasion case...

2018 World Cup: 75 Nigerian football fans abscond in Russia – FG

26 July 2018
2018 World Cup: 75 Nigerian football fans abscond in Russia – FG

Ministry of Foreign Affairs says 75 out of 230 stranded Nigerian Football fans absconded in Russia after 2018 FIFA World Cup. The ministry’s Spokesperson, Mr Tope Elias-Fatile, said Wednesday in...

NFF crisis: DSS kicks out Giwa, restores Pinnick

24 July 2018
NFF crisis: DSS kicks out Giwa, restores Pinnick

Secretariat of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), was thrown into confusion, when members of Amaju Pinnick’s-led Executive Committee led by second Vice President, Mr Shehu Dikko stormed the Glass House yesterday...

155 Nigerians stranded in Russia after World Cup arrive Abuja

22 July 2018
155 Nigerians stranded in Russia after World Cup arrive Abuja

A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country Friday night. The stranded football fans came...

Niger 2019: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles beat Mauritania to qualify

22 July 2018
Niger 2019: Nigeria’s Flying Eagles beat Mauritania to qualify

Flying Eagles of Nigeria have qualified for 2019 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations to be staged in Niger Republic in 2019. Nigeria U-20 team sealed their qualification in style on...

Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

17 July 2018
Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama and Minister of State, Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, to commence the process of repatriating Nigerians who travelled to...

World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

17 July 2018
World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

The welcome was grand, the emotion visceral as France's victorious World Cup team rolled down Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue in an open-top bus Monday while tens of thousands of people cheered...

More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

17 July 2018
More than 250,000 welcome Croatia home after World Cup final

In an outburst of national pride and joy, Croatia rolled out a red carpet and staged a euphoric heroes' welcome for the national team on Monday despite its loss to...

With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

16 July 2018
With flags, song, pride, French celebrate unifying victory

It was a victory for all of France and the home crowd did it justice, pouring into Paris' Champs-Elysees Avenue by the tens of thousands to celebrate in an explosion...

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

16 July 2018
Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russia for the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of...

Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

15 July 2018
Kerber tops Williams at Wimbledon for 3rd Grand Slam title

Angelique Kerber was not about to be overwhelmed by the setting or the stakes in this Wimbledon final. She knew exactly what to expect — and what to do —...

Belgium overpower tired England to secure third place

15 July 2018
Belgium overpower tired England to secure third place

Belgium beat England 2-0 in the World Cup third-place playoff on Saturday to secure their best ever finish at a World Cup and send Gareth Southgate's side home with a...

Nigeria's amputee football team prepares for World Cup debut

13 July 2018
Nigeria's amputee football team prepares for World Cup debut

Sixteen years after Emmanuel Ibeawuchi lost a leg in a road accident, his dream of playing soccer in a World Cup is about to become a reality. He will captain...

Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

13 July 2018
Serena Williams nears 8th Wimbledon title, 24th Slam overall

Yes, this will be Serena Williams' 10th Wimbledon final. Yes, it's her 30th title match at any major. And, well, sure, she's widely regarded as not just the best of...

Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

12 July 2018
Croatia in World Cup final for 1st time, beats England 2-1

Croatia's legs seemed heavy, burdened by the accumulated toll of consecutive penalty-kicks wins needed to get this far. England had gone ahead with a free kick just five minutes in,...

Euphoric France dreams of World Cup glory after 20-year wait

11 July 2018
Euphoric France dreams of World Cup glory after 20-year wait

France began dreaming of World Cup glory after a two-decade wait after Les Bleus on Tuesday defeated Belgium to reach the final, unleashing a wave of soccer euphoria across the...

National sporting event cancelled after protest by athletes

09 July 2018
National sporting event cancelled after protest by athletes

Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Sunday cancelled All Nigeria Athletics Championship holding in Abuja, following protests by participating athletes over poor welfare. Mr Sunday Adeleye, AFN Technical Director, said...

England reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years

08 July 2018
England reach first World Cup semi-final in 28 years

England defied almost three decades of disappointment to move confidently into the World Cup semi-finals for the first time since 1990 as headers from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli downed...

Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals

08 July 2018
Croatia ends Russia's run, advances to World Cup semifinals

Although Russia made it further at this year's World Cup than most anyone expected, it was Croatia that advanced to the semifinals with a 4-3 shootout victory Saturday following a...

France reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0

07 July 2018
France reaches World Cup semifinals, beats Uruguay 2-0

A shot that flew directly at the hands of the opposing goalkeeper turned into a World Cup goal for Antoine Griezmann. The France striker scored the second goal in his...

Belgium hold off Brazil in thriller to reach semis

07 July 2018
Belgium hold off Brazil in thriller to reach semis

Belgium struck early and then held off a late Brazil fightback to send the five-times champions tumbling out of the World Cup at the quarter-final stage with a 2-1 victory...

Embattled Pinnick gets top CAF appointment

06 July 2018
Embattled Pinnick gets top CAF appointment

Mr Amaju Pinnick has been appointed 1st Vice President of Confederation of African Football, CAF. Pinnick, told earlier this week to vacate his position as President of Nigeria Football Federation...

Where do World Cup fans meet? At Stalin's secret bunker

06 July 2018
Where do World Cup fans meet? At Stalin's secret bunker

Joseph Stalin's secret bunker has become the unlikely meeting point for thousands of fans who have descended on the Russian city of Samara during the World Cup. Emerging from the...

Nigeria Football Controversy: Pinnick returns to court

05 July 2018
Nigeria Football Controversy: Pinnick returns to court

FIFA recognised chairman of Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Pinnick, has asked a court to vacate its order that sacked him from office. Following his request, Jos Federal High Court...

England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup

04 July 2018
England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup

After three haunting failures, England finally won a penalty shootout at the World Cup. And it happened under a coach who for 22 years has taken the blame for a...

Chris Giwa assumes office as NFF chairman

03 July 2018
Chris Giwa assumes office as NFF chairman

Mr Chris Giwa on Monday arrived at Secretariat of Nigeria Football Federation with some security agents to assume office as substantive Chairman of the Federation. Giwa also spoke with journalists...

World Cup quarterfinals exclusive to Europe, South America

03 July 2018
World Cup quarterfinals exclusive to Europe, South America

So much for this being a "World" Cup. The quarterfinals are all-European and South American for the first time since 2006. Mexico said adios with a 2-0 loss to Brazil...

Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain

02 July 2018
Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain

Stretching every part of his body out into a star shape and diving to his right, Igor Akinfeev flicked out his left foot and kicked the ball high away from...

World Cup 2018: Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach quarter-finals

02 July 2018
World Cup 2018: Croatia beat Denmark on penalties to reach quarter-finals

Danijel Subasic saved three penalties as Croatia knocked out dogged Denmark in a nerve-shredding shootout to set up a World Cup quarter-final tie against hosts Russia. It came at the...

Messi and Ronaldo exit World Cup without titles

01 July 2018
Messi and Ronaldo exit World Cup without titles

Lionel Messi stared, hands on hips, pain etched across a face once boyish and filled with limitless joy, now obscured by a brown beard and hardened by expectations for his...

FIFA referees celebrate scandal-free World Cup

30 June 2018
FIFA referees celebrate scandal-free World Cup

FIFA refereeing bosses celebrated what they described as a scandal-free World Cup for match officials on Friday, saying that the video replay system had helped achieve an accuracy rate of...

Agony and ecstasy loom as penalty shootouts come into play at World Cup

30 June 2018
Agony and ecstasy loom as penalty shootouts come into play at World Cup

Football’s cruel mistress -- the penalty shootout -- arrives at the World Cup on Saturday after a packed fortnight of group games, ready to dispense her characteristic doses of unbridled...

'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination

28 June 2018
'Dark day for German football' after World Cup elimination

Everyone was waiting for Germany to score another late World Cup-saving goal. It never came. Instead, the Germans have become the fourth defending champions in the last five tournaments to...

Africa risks World Cup wipe-out in setback for sport's development

28 June 2018
Africa risks World Cup wipe-out in setback for sport's development

If Senegal fail to hold off Colombia in their last group game on Thursday and are knocked out of the World Cup in Russia, all five African representatives will have...

Nigeria fans heartbroken after World Cup exit

27 June 2018
Nigeria fans heartbroken after World Cup exit

Supporters of Nigeria's soccer team described their heartbreak after watching the elimination of the national side from the World Cup on Tuesday following a late Argentina goal. The game determined...

Nigeria defender wants to end Messi's World Cup dream

26 June 2018
Nigeria defender wants to end Messi's World Cup dream

If Lionel Messi needed extra motivation for Argentina's crucial World Cup game against Nigeria, then an opposing player may have just given him some. Argentina will be eliminated unless it...




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