Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Tag "Brazil"

    Dominic Uzoukwu targets 20 goals to lift club into Chinese Super League

Dominic Uzoukwu targets 20 goals to lift club into Chinese Super League

Nigerian-Brazilian striker Dominic Uzoukwu is confident of scoring 20 goals for Beijing BG this season.The 23-year-old has already netted 11 times in the Chinese second-tier league and he's aiming to double his tally."I have scored 11 times already and I'm very confident of scoring more for my club," he told TheCable."When I was coming here, I set a target to score [...]

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    Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Ronaldo becomes majority owner of Real Valladolid

Brazil legend, Ronaldo Nazario Luis de Lima, has bought La Liga club Real Valladolid following the completion of his €30m (£27m) takeover.The former Real Madrid star now owns 51 percent of the club.He was unveiled in the town's city hall alongside president Carlos Suarez and city mayor Oscar Puente on Monday.According to El Larguero, Valladolid are in debt to the [...]

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    Switzerland stand firm, deny Neymar and Brazil

Switzerland stand firm, deny Neymar and Brazil

Brazil were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by Switzerland despite an electrifying first half display which included a magnificent Philip Coutinho curler. [...]

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    After winless friendlies, Nigeria drop in latest FIFA rankings

After winless friendlies, Nigeria drop in latest FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles dropped from 47 to 48 in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions dropped from sixth to seventh position.The Super Eagles also lost 17 points, dropping to 618 from 635 in May.Nigeria's current ranking could be a consequence of the Super Eagles' failure to win any of the three friendlies played [...]

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    EXTRA: Ronaldinho ‘to marry two women’ at the same time

EXTRA: Ronaldinho ‘to marry two women’ at the same time

Brazil football legend Ronaldinho is reportedly set to tie the knot with his girlfriends on the same day.Bigamy is illegal in Brazil, so that may be a possible explanation for planning to marry both women at the same time. [...]

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    World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

World Cup Special: Track record of all 32 Russia-bound teams

Ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, TheCable takes a look at the track record and best performances of the 32 countries that will be in Russia for the tournament. Group A Russia's best World Cup performance was a semi-final appearance in 1966 in England.Saudi Arabia has never gone past the round of 16.The Pharaohs of Egypt have also never progressed beyond [...]

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    World Cup Special: Most successful nations and past winners of football’s showpiece

World Cup Special: Most successful nations and past winners of football’s showpiece

The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition established in 1930. It is contested by the national teams of countries that are members of FIFA.Since inception, the tournament has taken place every four years, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was cancelled due to World War II.The most recent World Cup was hosted by Brazil in 2014 and [...]

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    Lula da Silva, Brazil’s ex-president, begins 12 years prison sentence

Lula da Silva, Brazil’s ex-president, begins 12 years prison sentence

Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil, has surrendered to the police to begin his 12-year prison sentence for corruption.He was flown by police to the southern city of Curitiba, where he was tried and convicted in 2017.Protesters supporting Lula clashed with police outside the walls of the building, with officers using stun grenades, tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse [...]

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    Otunba Bill Gates and the marriage of common sense

Otunba Bill Gates and the marriage of common sense

These days, when I read that Jeff Bezos is the world's richest man, my mind still says "its a lie; William Henry Gates III, better known as Bill Gates, is the world's richest man". Why? Because he has been the richest man in the world for the most of my adult life, from 1995 - 2017, with the exception of [...]

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    Super Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA world rankings

Super Eagles retain 52nd position in FIFA world rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria remain 52nd in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings released on Thursday.The three-time Nations Cup champions remain in seventh position in Africa.Nigeria's World Cup Group D opponents; Argentina maintain their fourth position, Croatia remain 15th in the world while Iceland are at 18th.Africa’s other representatives at the World Cup; Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco are [...]

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    Pele hospitalised after collapsing due to exhaustion

Pele hospitalised after collapsing due to exhaustion

Brazil football legend Pele has been hospitalised after collapsing on Thursday.Pele, real names Edson Arantes do Nascimento, had been due in London for Sunday's Football Writers' Association tribute night, where he was set to be honoured.According to a statement by Paul McCarthy, executive secretary of FWA, the 77-year-old will miss the event and remain on fluids in the hospital as he [...]

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    Brazil’s Petrobas to sell Nigerian business

Brazil’s Petrobas to sell Nigerian business

Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is leading an effort to sell Petrobras Oil and Gas BV (Petrobras Africa), involved in two deepwater oil exploration blocks off the coast of Nigeria.The blocks are Akpo and Agbami producing fields. They are operated by Total SA and Chevron Corp respectively.Petrobas is being joined in the sale by shareholders Grupo BTG [...]

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    Nigeria up to 41st in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria up to 41st in latest FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have moved three steps up from 44th to 41st in the latest FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.Tunisia, seeking to qualify for the World Cup, has upstaged Egypt as the number one country on the continent.Egypt is now ranked second while Senegal is in third place. The West African country needs to win just one of [...]

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    Pele: We’ll talk when Ronaldo has 1283 goals

Pele: We’ll talk when Ronaldo has 1283 goals

Brazilian football legend Pele has praised Cristiano Ronaldo for surpassing his international goals record but says the Portugal forward has a long way to go before matching him.Ronaldo surpassed Pele’s record for total goals scored for country during Portugal's 5-1 routing of the Faroe Islands in last week's World Cup qualifier.In an interview with Goal, Pele said Ronaldo's bicycle kick [...]

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    Brazil’s ex-president jailed for corruption, money laundering

Brazil’s ex-president jailed for corruption, money laundering

Ex-Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been sentenced to nine and half years in jail after he was convicted of corruption charges on Wednesday.According to NAN, Lula, a two-term president had an 83 per cent approval rating when he left office six years ago.He is said to have introduced policies which reduced inequality in the country.Sergio Moro, the [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘Evil spirits’ chase Brazilian president out of residence

EXTRA: ‘Evil spirits’ chase Brazilian president out of residence

President Michel Temer of Brazil has blamed bad vibes and even ghosts for driving him out of Alvorada Palace, his official residence.According to Brazilian News Weekly, Temer surprised many people when he announced that he has left the presidential palace.Alongside his former beauty queen wife and seven-year-old son, he relocated down the road to the residence of the vice-president.The modernist [...]

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