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FIFA sanctions Nigeria for fielding ineligible player

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FIFA has stripped Nigeria of the one point they earned from their final 2018 World Cup qualifier  against Algeria in Constantine on November 10, after the world football body discovered that the Super Eagles fielded an ineligible player, Shehu Abdullahi. FIFA also fined the Nigeria Football Federation 6,000  Swiss Francs (about N2,162, 923) for the development. The Eagles had secured  ...

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I’m the best player in history – Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo says he is the “best player in history” after winning his fifth Ballon d’Or on Thursday, Skysports reports. The Real Madrid forward scooped the award, which is organised by magazine France Football, for the fifth time to tie level with Lionel Messi’s tally. Ronaldo, who helped his side win the Champions League and La Liga last season, also won the ...

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Eagles coach gets contract extension

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Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has been given a new contract  that will expire in  2019. The Nigeria Football Federation  president Amaju Pinnick  announced  the  new deal at an event in Lagos on Monday. Rohr, who helped Nigeria qualify for  their sixth World Cup, will arrive in Russia for  next year’s football’s showpiece having another two years with the Eagles ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo becomes father for fourth time

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo announced on Sunday that he had become a father for the fourth time after girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to a baby girl, Alana Martina. “Alana Martina has just been born! Both Geo and Alana are doing great. We are all very happy,” the beaming 32-year-old footballer wrote on Twitter, posting a photo of himself, ...

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Rohr searches for top-class keeper for World Cup

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Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is considering his options as he looks to arrive  at the Russia  2018 World Cup with a top-class goalkeeper. The Super Eagles were plunged into a goalkeeping crisis after the team’s   first choice keeper  Carl Ikeme  was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July. And it is believed that   Ikeme, who is currently undergoing treatment,  has a ...

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Ronaldo retains FIFA Best Player award

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese ace, who has scored 44 goals in just 48 games for club and country so far this calendar year, played a major role in Real winning both La ...

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Qualifiers so far for 2018 World Cup

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The 15 nations that have already booked their place for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with final qualifying matches still to be played: Europe: Belgium, England, Germany, Poland, Russia (as hosts), Spain Africa: Egypt, Nigeria Asia: Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea North, Latin America: Costa Rica, Mexico South America: Brazil

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Breaking: Super Eagles qualifies, ready for Russia

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Super Eagles of Nigeria, Saturday trashed the fearless Chipolopolo of Zambia hence becoming the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance. The match which ended 1-0 doused the tension of many Nigerian fans. Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi’s fantastic short saw the Nigerian Super Eagles ...

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Brazil arrests Olympic committee chairman over Rio 2016 corruption charges

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Brazilian police on Thursday arrested the chairman of the country’s Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged buying of votes to secure Rio’s hosting of the 2016 Games. Police said in a statement that Carlos Nuzman, 75, was arrested on suspicion of corruption, money laundering and criminal association. Twenty police officers deployed early Thursday in Rio de Janeiro ...

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WAFU Nations Cup final: Nigeria VS Ghana (4-1)

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Nigeria’s home-based Eagles Sunday, suffered a 4-1 humiliating loss to Ghana in the final match of the 2017 WAFU Nations Cup. Playing in front of a capacity crowd at the new Cape Coast Stadium, the home-based Eagles, who had defeated Ghana 2-0 in a group game last Monday, were completely taken apart, shred into pieces, dismantled, offering little in attack ...

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Rio Ferdinand announces plan to go into boxing

Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand will attempt to become a professional boxer at the age of 38 after taking up the sport to stay fit in retirement from football and to channel his grief after the death of his wife, we gather. The former Manchester United and England defender has posted training videos to his social media accounts in ...

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The Ivorian International died Monday 5th of June after he collapsed at a training session in China for his League one side, Beijing Enterprises. The former Newcastle of England midfield maestro could have signed for Galatasaray of Turkey earlier this year but failed medicals. Tiote had some fascinating moments at Newcastle including the screamer that leveled the score line at 4-4 against Arsenal in what has been regarded as the greatest come back in the premier league. His trademark screamer shots 'tioteeeeee' will be missed in the football world. He was part of the Ivorian team that won the African cup of nations in 2015 and had also featured for Ivory Coast in the world cup. #RIPTIOTE

English Premier League table after Sunday’s 1500 GMT match (played, won, drawn,. lost, goals for, against, points): Manchester City    5 4 1 0 16 2 13 Manchester Utd     5 4 1 0 16 2 13 Chelsea            5 3 1 1  8 5 10 Newcastle          5 3 0 2  6 4  9 Tottenham          5 2 2 1  7 3  8 Huddersfield ...

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Arsenal set to probe fan chaos during Europa clash

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Arsenal said Friday they were investigating how vast numbers of away fans gained access to the home sections of Emirates Stadium for their clash with Cologne, sparking ugly scenes that marred the Europa League clash. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he had been preparing for a postponement at the north London ground, describing the decision to play the game as a ...

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Onazi set to move to England by January

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Nigeria midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is still targeting a move to England in the January window after his move to Birmingham City failed to materialise  during the summer transfer market. The 24-year-old, who plays for Turkish club Trabzonspor, was denied a work permit to play for the English Championship side. “Every disappointment is a blessing. I’m not disappointed,” he told the ...

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Real Madrid Predicted Lineup To Face Apoel Nicosia – 4-3-3

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Real Madrid are finding it difficult to get wins under their belt in the Spanish La Liga, having drawn two of their first three matches in the competition so far. They are currently unable to avail the services of their talismanic forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been banned for the first five matches of the domestic campaign after getting physical during ...

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I am ready for Pulev – Anthony Joshua

Britain’s Anthony Joshua said on Monday he is looking forward to showcasing the lessons he learned from his stunning win over Wladimir Klitschko when he puts his world heavyweight title on the line. Joshua, 27, will face his IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria under a closed roof at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on October 28 after his hopes of ...

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Usain Bolt boast: “It may take 20 years to break my record”

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Jamaican athlete , Usain Bolt who is the only sprinter to capture the 100- and 200-metre track titles at three consecutive Olympics and holds the world record of 9.58 seconds in the 100 and 19.19 in the 200 seems pretty confident despite the fact that he’s retired. At a recent event in Japan, Bolt spoke about hs achievements and records ...

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Kompany out of Man City’s Liverpool clash

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Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will miss his side’s Premier League showdown with Liverpool on Saturday due to a calf injury, manager Pep Guardiola revealed on Friday. The centre-back, who has a long history of calf problems, sustained the injury after completing the 90 minutes of Belgium’s 4-0 victory over Gibraltar in World Cup qualifying last week. “He played with ...

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