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World Cup: Nigerian, other Asylum seekers enter Finland illegally from Russia

World Cup: Nigerian, other Asylum seekers enter Finland illegally from Russia Five people have entered Finland illegally with the help of soccer World Cup fan identity documents and subsequently applied for asylum, the Finnish border guard told Media on Wednesday. The asylum seekers, of Nigerian, Moroccan and Chinese nationality, crossed the border into Finland from World Cup host Russia, which provided match...... more

Russia 2018 World Cup: Senegal lift African spirits by beating Poland

Russia 2018 World Cup: Senegal lift African spirits by beating Poland Moscow, June 19, 2018 (NAN) Senegal’s Teranga Lions made Africans here in Moscow proud on Tuesday evening with a 2-1 defeat of Poland at the Spartak Stadium in their opening Group H match. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Africans at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia have...... more

World Cup 2018: England beat Tunisia 2-1

World Cup 2018: England beat Tunisia 2-1 Harry Kane's stoppage-time winner ensured England started their World Cup campaign with victory after Tunisia threatened to snatch a point in Volgograd. Kane scored his second goal of the game with a clever header as Gareth Southgate's side recorded England's first win in the opening game of a major tournament since...... more

World Cup: Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0

World Cup: Mexico stun champions Germany 1-0 Defending champions Germany crashed to defeat in their first game at the World Cup on Sunday as an enterprising Mexico refused to be intimidated and came away 1-0 winners. A shaky warm-up campaign had called into question the dominant form the Germans showed in qualifying, but experience and records were on...... more

World Cup: Super Eagles now have Kilimanjaro to climb after losing to Croatia

World Cup: Super Eagles now have Kilimanjaro to climb after losing to Croatia Nigeria’s Super Eagles had an unimpressive start to their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign on Saturday in Kaliningrad with a 0-2 loss to Croatia. They now have the Kilimanjaro to climb to qualify for the knockout stage, having dropped to the bottom of Group D and facing next hard-fighting Iceland and...... more

Eagles fumble in Russia 2018 World Cup opener *How they lost 0-2 to Croatia

Eagles fumble in Russia 2018 World Cup opener *How they lost 0-2 to Croatia Croatia made a winning World Cup start against Nigeria, as Oghenekaro Etebo's own goal and a Luka Modric penalty decided a poor Group D match in Kaliningrad. Etebo, who joined Stoke City from Portuguese club Feirense for £6.35m on Monday, turned Modric's first-half corner into his own net after Ante Rebic...... more

World CUP: ‘Don’t go to Russia’, U.S. warns citizens

World CUP: ‘Don’t go to Russia’, U.S. warns citizens The U.S. has advised its citizens against traveling to Russia where the FIFA World Cup is currently taking place with 32 countries participating, raising the threat level to 3. The Department of State in its renewed ‘Travel Advisory for Russia’ advising travelers to reconsider traveling to Russia, said the new advisory...... more

2018 World Cup: Brazilian president supports Super Eagles

2018 World Cup: Brazilian president supports Super Eagles Brazil’s President Michel Temer has expressed his best wishes for Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. Temer made this statement of support when Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, paid him a courtesy visit in Brasilia. A statement by the Media Aide to Onyeama, Ms Sarah...... more

Russia 2018: Leicester back Iheanacho, Musa, Ndidi, Schmeichel for World Cup success

Russia 2018: Leicester back Iheanacho, Musa, Ndidi, Schmeichel for World Cup success Premier League club Leicester City have backed four of their players, Super Eagles trio Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho, Wilfred Ndidi and Danish goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel ahead of their group openers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Super Eagles will take on Croatia in their first group game in...... more

BREAKING: World Cup shocker as Iceland stun Messi, Argentina

BREAKING: World Cup shocker as Iceland stun Messi, Argentina In what could pass a miracle, underdogs Iceland on Saturday afternoon stunned huge favourites Argentina, battling out a one-all draw in the Group D opener of the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia. Contrary to expectations, the Icelanders soaked up every pressure from the likes of Lionel Messi, from...... more

World Cup: We’ll deliver as expected, Super Eagles assure after Egypt, Morocco opening losses

World Cup: We’ll deliver as expected, Super Eagles assure after Egypt, Morocco opening losses Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr and captain Mikel Obi say the team is capable of delivering on its promise on Saturday against Vatreni of Croatia. The Nigerian side will face Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium in their opening Group D match at the FIFA World Cup, needing to win for...... more

World Cup: Hat-trick hero Ronaldo denies Spain in six-goal thriller

 World Cup: Hat-trick hero Ronaldo denies Spain in six-goal thriller Portugal’s irrepressible captain Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning late free kick to complete a World Cup hat-trick and rescue a dramatic 3-3 draw in an enthralling Group B match against neighbours Spain on Friday. By far the best game of the tournament so far, Spain forward Diego Costa notched a double...... more

Facebook to inaugurate world’s biggest football stadium

Facebook to inaugurate world’s biggest football stadium The biggest football stadium in the world will be mobile and social this June, Facebook Inc. said on Friday. Ms Elizma Nolte, Facebook’s Head of Business Marketing for Sub-Saharan Africa, made the prediction in a statement. According to her, the benefit of the mobile and social stadium to marketers is not...... more

‘No chickens allowed,’ Nigeria World Cup fans told

‘No chickens allowed,’ Nigeria World Cup fans told Nigeria fans have been banned from taking ‘lucky’ live chickens into the ground for their team’s opening Group D game with Croatia on Saturday. According to a report by BBC, some supporters of the Super Eagles believe taking chickens to games brings the team luck. However, the Russian government has banned...... more

Ronaldo agrees €18.8m tax settlement

Ronaldo agrees €18.8m tax settlement Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to pay the Spanish taxman 18.8 million euro ($20 million) to settle a tax fraud claim, a legal source said Friday. The deal between the fiscal authorities and the advisors of the star comes hours before Ronaldo’s Portugal face Spain in the World Cup in Russia. The...... more

Public World Cup broadcasts banned in Iran

Public World Cup broadcasts banned in Iran Authorities in Tehran, Iran capital, have cancelled plans to allow families to watch Iran’s World Cup football opener against Morocco on Friday. A ban is placed by authorities of the country on crowd gathering in the stadium and public parks of the Islamic Republic’s capital to watch football. The Islamic Republic...... more

Ex-England international to promote talented Bayelsa youths

 Ex-England international to promote talented Bayelsa youths Organisers of the Governor Henry Seriake Dickson Football Tournament also known as the Restoration Cup has appointed former English and Tottenham player, Garth Crooks, as Technical Director of the Governor Seriake Dickson Football Tournament. A statement signed by the Director General of the Restoration Cup, Ono K. Akpe, and released in...... more

World Cup 2018: Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in tournament opener

   World Cup 2018: Russia thrash Saudi Arabia 5-0 in tournament opener The 2018 World Cup opened in spectacular fashion as Russia defied their recent poor form to smash five past Saudi Arabia and record the biggest win by the host nation in the opening game of a World Cup since 1934. Stanislav Cherchesov's team had not won in their past seven matches...... more

World Cup: Is Russia 2018 the last chance for Messi and Ronaldo?

World Cup: Is Russia 2018 the last chance for Messi and Ronaldo? The Russia 2018 World Cup is loaded with fascinating plot lines on and off the pitch. Names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah lead a chorus of superstars striving to be crowned the kings of football. Five-time winner Brazil wants the trophy back, while Germany is trying to become...... more

Spain fires coach 2 days before World Cup debut

Spanish Coach Julen Lopetegui was sensationally sacked on Wednesday, two days before the country’s opening World Cup match against Portugal. This was after the country’s federation said he failed to tell them he had agreed to join Real Madrid after the tournament. Real unexpectedly announced on Tuesday that Lopetegui, who had...... more

BREAKING: Canada, US & Mexico to host World Cup 2026

The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco's proposal to host it. The 'United 2026' bid was selected by Fifa member nations, winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco. The 2026 tournament will be the biggest World Cup...... more

NNPC/Shell Cup announces scholarship for Most Valuable Player •2 MVPs return from training tour in The Netherlands

NNPC/Shell Cup announces scholarship for Most Valuable Player •2 MVPs return from training tour in The Netherlands One of the most outstanding players in the 2017 edition of the annual NNPC/Shell Cup, Ernest Ojelum, has won an International Summer School Scholarship to the United Kingdom. The announcement coincided with a reception to welcome Ernest and the other Most Valuable Player in the 2017 finals, Iyobor Arase, after a...... more

World Cup: Putin bans protests, alcohol, barbecue

World Cup: Putin bans protests, alcohol, barbecue Keen to prevent a repeat of ugly scenes from previous tournaments, authorities in Russia have imposed draconian measures during the World Cup, cracking down on everything from public protests and alcohol to kebabs. Here are some of the new restrictions that affect Russians as well as international fans during the tournament,...... more

Russia 2018: Super Eagles lose 0-1 to Czech Republic in final warm-up game

Russia 2018: Super Eagles lose 0-1 to Czech Republic in final warm-up game Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Wednesday lost 0-1 to Czech Republic in an international friendly played in Austria and which left behind many questions about the readiness of the team. The match played at the Rudolf Tonn Stadium, a multi-purpose facility in Rannersdorf, a city in the sub-division of Schwechat outside Vienna, left the Eagles asking...... more

Dickson tasks oil firms on sports development, as Peretorugbene lifts Governor’s Cup

Dickson tasks oil firms on sports development, as Peretorugbene lifts Governor’s Cup Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has challenged multinational oil companies operating in the region to champion grassroots sports development as part of their corporate social responsibilities. He gave the task on Sunday while speaking at the grand finale of the 2018 Governor Seriake Dickson Football Tournament at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex...... more

UNVEILED: Super Eagles’ final 23-man list for Russia 2018 World Cup

UNVEILED: Super Eagles’ final 23-man list for Russia 2018 World Cup Super Eagles’ Head Coach Gernot Rohr on Sunday in London released his final list of players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with minimal surprise. The squad, since being pruned to 30 last month and subsequently to 26 last week, has been the usually expected names with only a...... more

Three Lions devour Super Eagles in pre-World Cup friendly

Three Lions devour Super Eagles in pre-World Cup friendly England’s Three Lions beat Nigeria’s Super Eagles 2-1 in a pre-2018 FIFA World Cup friendly on Saturday at the Wembley Stadium in London. It was a match which provided some clues as to how coach Gareth Southgate will line up his still experimental side when the World Cup gets underway in...... more

Super Eagles jersey sells out in London

 Super Eagles jersey sells out in London Super Eagles’ new Nike World Cup jerseys reportedly sold out within one hour of going on sale in London Friday morning. According to Nigerian, who travelled to the British capital Thursday evening to watch Saturday’s top-flight clash between the Eagles and the Three Lions at Wembley, his efforts to snag the...... more

BREAKING : Zidane resigns as Real Madrid Coach

BREAKING : Zidane resigns as Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane has resigned from his position as Real Madrid coach. The Frenchman announced his decision at the Valdebebas training ground on Thursday afternoon, insisting he and the club needed a change and admitting he was not convinced Real would continue winning if he remained in charge. The club’s president, Florentino...... more

Buhari bids Super Eagles farewell •Rohr drops 4 players, awaits Moses Simon

Buhari bids Super Eagles farewell •Rohr drops 4 players, awaits Moses Simon The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) says Super Eagles’ winger, Moses Simon will undergo one more scan in London ahead of Nigeria’s game against England on Saturday. Simon was initially ruled out of the World Cup by Head Coach Gernot Rohr after the player’s scan results confirmed he would be out of...... more

 

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