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    Australia and New Zealand to host the Women’s World Cup in 2023

Australia and New Zealand to host the Women’s World Cup in 2023

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has named Australia and New Zealand as joint hosts of the Women’s World Cup in 2023. The decision was announced at the conclusion of voting held during the FIFA council meeting on Thursday. The joint bid of Australia and New Zealand was chosen ahead of Colombia after gathering 22 votes from the 37-member FIFA council [...]

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    Canada, Australia pull out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus

Canada, Australia pull out of Tokyo Olympics over coronavirus

Canada and Australia have pulled out of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries are also calling for a year postponement of the Olympics. The moves came after the IOC announced a four-week deadline to decide the fate of the games, which are set to start on July 24, although it said cancellation was not an option. "While [...]

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    Australian researchers find possible ‘cure’ for coronavirus

Australian researchers find possible ‘cure’ for coronavirus

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    Tom Hanks, wife test positive for coronavirus in Australia

Tom Hanks, wife test positive for coronavirus in Australia

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    Australia beat Nigeria in U-19 Cricket World Cup opener

Australia beat Nigeria in U-19 Cricket World Cup opener

Nigeria on Monday, started its maiden appearance at the U-19 Cricket World Cup against Australia in Kimberly, South Africa on a losing note. The Junior Green Yellow won the toss and were elected to bat first. Miracle Ikaigbe and Sulaimon Runsewe opened the batting for the team and very quickly Runsewe was out just after 2 balls. Nigeria was 12 runs for [...]

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    Nigeria takes on Australia in maiden U-19 Cricket World Cup

Nigeria takes on Australia in maiden U-19 Cricket World Cup

Nigeria will file out for her first U-19 Cricket World Cup match on Monday against Australia at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley, South Africa. The match has odds in favour of the Aussies, despite their opening loss to West Indies. Yahaya Ukwenya, president of the Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF), however, disclosed that match is not decided until the last minute. “I am looking forward [...]

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    Cricket U-19 World Cup: Champions converge in Group B as debutant targets glory

Cricket U-19 World Cup: Champions converge in Group B as debutant targets glory

Three former champions and a tournament first-timer will come face-to-face as Group B shapes up for drama in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup. The tournament is scheduled to begin on January 17. Australia, England and West Indies have been drawn together for the first stage of South Africa 2020 -- with one of the three cricket powerhouses expected to miss out [...]

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    Golden Eaglets arrive Brazil for FIFA U17 World Cup

Golden Eaglets arrive Brazil for FIFA U17 World Cup

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, five–time champions, have landed in host nation Brazil for the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals. The 18th edition of the men's youth football tournament will hold from October 26 to November 17. A team of 25 players and nine officials flew out of the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday evening for [...]

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    Scientists discover ‘cure’ for cervical cancer

Scientists discover ‘cure’ for cervical cancer

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    Victory is the only option for you in Brazil, Dare tells Golden Eaglets

Victory is the only option for you in Brazil, Dare tells Golden Eaglets

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has urged the Golden Eaglets to go for record sixth FIFA U17 World Cup title in Brazil. The minister spoke on Saturday after paying a visit to the team during their training session at the goal project, package B of the national stadium. Dare said the only option for the Manu Garba tutored side [...]

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    Researchers develop computer game to diagnose mental health disorders

Researchers develop computer game to diagnose mental health disorders

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    Nigerian builders sign MOU with Australian counterparts

Nigerian builders sign MOU with Australian counterparts

The Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB). The MOU was signed during a construction event named ‘Constructing Our World’ that held in Sydney, Australia. The institutes said the memorandum is based on efforts to improve on the methodology and technology of building construction. "It is aimed at making the NIOB and [...]

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    Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Ahead of the 2019 U17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will take part in the UEFA/CAF World Cup preparation tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. The Eaglets have been placed in the same group (Group A) as Turkey, Senegal and Guatemala for the tournament. The tournament, which is strictly by invitation and a test of the team's form ahead of the [...]

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    FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Australia, Ecuador

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Australia, Ecuador

The Golden Eaglets have been drawn in an "easy" group B, alongside Hungary, Ecuador and Australia for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The draws was held at the Federation of International Footbal Association (FIFA) headquarters in Zurich on Thursday. The five-time world champions will be making a return after missing the 2017 edition held in India. The Continent's champion, Cameroon will face [...]

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    D’Tigress ‘born ready’ for World Cup opener against Australia

D’Tigress ‘born ready’ for World Cup opener against Australia

D’Tigress will start their FIBA Women’s World Basketball Cup campaign against Australia on Saturday. The African Champions, ranked 34th in the world, will square up against fourth-ranked Australia in Tenerife, Spain. Otis Hughley, D’Tigress head coach, says the team is ready to confront any opposition. "We were born ready for this. There is no point in coming to such events like this just [...]

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    Griezmann scores historic VAR assisted goal in France slim win over Australia

Griezmann scores historic VAR assisted goal in France slim win over Australia

Antoine Griezmann scored the first Video Assistant Referee (VAR) assisted goal in World Cup history during France’s 2-1 Group C win over Australia at the Kazan Arena. [...]

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