Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tag "2018 FIFA World Cup"

    Iwobi: Scoring goal that sent Eagles to 2018 World Cup, my happiest football memory

Iwobi: Scoring goal that sent Eagles to 2018 World Cup, my happiest football memory

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, says scoring the goal that helped the team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup remains the happiest moment in his football career. Iwobi, in an Instagram live interview with Soccer Bible, said his match-winning strike during the world cup qualifying match against Zambia, which sent the Gernot Rohr's boys to Russia, stands out as the [...]

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    Carl Ikeme auctions Eagles jersey to help motherless babies

Carl Ikeme auctions Eagles jersey to help motherless babies

Carl Ikeme, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, says he is auctioning his national team jersey to raise funds for two motherless children homes in Onitsha, Anambra state, as part of his effort to cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. The talented shot stopper took to his Twitter page to state that he will be raffling the Eagles jersey he wore against [...]

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    Troost-Ekong: I’ve played against great players but Messi is special

Troost-Ekong: I’ve played against great players but Messi is special

As the debate on who is the better player between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continues, William Troost-Ekong, Super Eagles defender, says the Argentine star player is "special". In an Instagram live chat with Super Eagles official handle, Troost-Ekong, while airing his opinion, said having played against both players, Messi stood out for him. "Messi. He is special," the Eagles vice-captain said. "I have [...]

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    US prosecutors accuse Qatar, Russia of bribing FIFA officials to win World Cup bids

US prosecutors accuse Qatar, Russia of bribing FIFA officials to win World Cup bids

The United States' department of justice has presented fresh allegations of bribery against several former FIFA executive committee members, alleging that they "collected money in exchange for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup. Qatar won the right to host the 2022 tournament over the US by a vote of 14-8. But on Monday, a new indictment was unsealed [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Some fans threatened to kill me after the World Cup, says Ighalo

INTERVIEW: Some fans threatened to kill me after the World Cup, says Ighalo

If the Super Eagles qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), Odion Ighalo will earn special praise for his hat-trick and brace in two consecutive games against Libya. After coming under immense criticism over his below-par World Cup performance, the Super Eagles striker is back to his best as the team's top attacker. His goals have boosted the chances of [...]

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    Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Carl Ikeme, former Super Eagles goalkeeper, says it was painful to miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, told BBC that his inability to join the Super Eagles in Russia affected him psychologically. The former Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper said he's looking forward to being involved with the team in a coaching capacity, noting that he has "unfinished business [...]

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    Nigeria’s football jersey shortlisted for Beazley designs of the year award

Nigeria’s football jersey shortlisted for Beazley designs of the year award

London’s Design Museum has shortlisted the Super Eagles' jersey, launched at the World Cup, for the Beazley designs of the year award. The award is one of the most prestigious honours in the world of design. The green and black wavy jersey was nominated alongside work by Gucci, Burberry, and the costumes from Black Panther. The Super Eagles had a below-par performance in [...]

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    Egypt’s El-Hadary, 45, retires from international football

Egypt’s El-Hadary, 45, retires from international football

Essam El Hadary has retired from international football at the age of 45. The Egyptian football legend was handed his debut in 1996 and went on to play in 159 matches in a career that spanned over two decades. El-Hadary made history at the 2018 World Cup in Russia as he became the oldest player to feature in the mundial. He was in [...]

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    Carl Ikeme retires from football

Carl Ikeme retires from football

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has announced his retirement from football. Ikeme was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017. Last month, the Nigerian shot-stopper announced that he was in remission. The 32-year-old has been with Wolves throughout his career, making more than 200 appearances for the club. Jeff Shi, Wolves executive chairman, said: "Having been at the club since the age of 14, [...]

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    France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

France’s Pavard beats Musa to World Cup best goal award

Benjamin Pavard’s stunning strike for France in the 4-3 defeat of Argentina has been voted the best goal of the 2018 World Cup. Pavard's effort beat Ahmed Musa's second goal for Nigeria in the group stage game against Iceland. Over three million FIFA.com users voted in the poll which saw Pavard become the first European player to win the goal of the [...]

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    Ozil quits international football over ‘racism, disrespect’ from German DFB

Ozil quits international football over ‘racism, disrespect’ from German DFB

Mesut Ozil has announced his retirement from international football with immediate effect due to "racism and disrespect" he has suffered. The German midfielder was made the scapegoat for Germany’s shambolic performance at the just-concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The 29-year-old was criticised for meeting with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the World Cup. He was slammed for his performances in [...]

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    Leicester City ‘reject £12m bid’ for Musa

Leicester City ‘reject £12m bid’ for Musa

A £12 million bid for Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles striker, by Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr has been rejected by Leicester City. According to Sky Sports, Leicester are keen on recouping majority of what was paid to sign the Nigerian from CSKA Moscow. Musa joined The Foxes in July 2016 for a then club record fee of £16.6m and has only made 21 Premier [...]

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    Winning World Cup is a gift from God to France, says Pogba

Winning World Cup is a gift from God to France, says Pogba

French superstar Paul Pogba says his country's 2018 World Cup win is a gift from God. The Manchester United midfielder said it had always been his childhood dream to win football's biggest tournament. "I still can't believe it. It's like I am dreaming," Pogba told TheCable before departing from Russia. "It's unbelievable that we are world champions. "I don't know if it's a premonition [...]

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    Musa’s second goal vs Iceland shortlisted for Goal of the Tournament

Musa’s second goal vs Iceland shortlisted for Goal of the Tournament

Ahmed Musa's second goal against Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been shortlisted for the Goal of the Tournament award. According to FIFA, Musa's spectacular strike is one of the 18 goals shortlisted out of the 169 in Russia. He scored the classy goal scored in the 75th minute from a controlled cross from Victor Moses. It was an individual great [...]

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We surpassed Croatia’s 1998 FIFA World Cup achievement, says Subasic

Danijel Subasic, Croatia's goalkeeper who had a very impressive tournament is very happy with his team's achievements in spite of losing to France in the final. Subasic told TheCable that the team was closed to making history if they had won the tournament. He however refused to comment on the controversial penalty kick that most believed changed the game. "We surpassed Davor Suker's [...]

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We lost the World Cup final but we are winners, says Suker

Croatian football idol, Davor Suker has stated that he is not disappointed that country lost to France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup final. Suker, who pioneered Croatia's exemplary performance took his country to the semi final at the 1998 World Cup in France told TheCable he preferred to look at the brighter side. The Croatian football federation president said his side [...]

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