Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tag "FIFA World Cup"

    ‘We were so poor my mother borrowed bread for us to eat’ — Lukaku pens touching life story

‘We were so poor my mother borrowed bread for us to eat’ — Lukaku pens touching life story

Romelu Lukaku, Belgian and Manchester United striker, says his family was so poor the borrowed bread from the bakery to eat, and pay later. [...]

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    World Cup Special: The day Zubizaretta ‘scored’ for Nigeria in France ’98

World Cup Special: The day Zubizaretta ‘scored’ for Nigeria in France ’98

The Super Eagles were the underdogs when they faced a formidable Spanish team at the 1998 World Cup in France.The Nigerian team coached by Velibor Bora Milutinovic did not adequately prepare for the tournament, yet a lot was expected from the players.After a good outing at the 1994 World Cup, many Nigerians hoped for an improved performance in France. However, [...]

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    Super Eagles to play Bolivia in Uyo

Super Eagles to play Bolivia in Uyo

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play Bolivia in an international friendly match at the Akwa Ibom stadium, Uyo on Thursday March 26, 2015.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) and its FIFA match agent, Jairo Pachon confirmed the clash between both sides.“We have had to work at a pace to seal agreement for this match, after the Brazilian Football Federation opted [...]

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    Webb, perceived ‘Man U ref’, retires

Webb, perceived ‘Man U ref’, retires

Howard Webb has retired from professional refereeing to become technical director of Professional Game Match Officials Limited.The 43-year-old former policeman, widely regarded as the best English official of his generation, confirmed his retirement barely a week before the start of the new Premier League season.Webb will now be responsible for overseeing the technical direction and standards that govern the on-field [...]

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    Enyeama ‘still very much’ a national team player

Enyeama ‘still very much’ a national team player

After initially saying he needed to review his continuity with the Super Eagles, following the team's ouster at the second round of the World Cup, Vincent Enyeama has now declared his intention to continue with the national team.The Nigeria international goalkeeper had hinted after the 2014 Fifa World Cup that he would quit the Eagles, but he has now revealed [...]

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    Compact Costa Rica defeat Greece on penalties

Compact Costa Rica defeat Greece on penalties

Costa Rica defied the odds once more to continue their FIFA World Cup fairy tale with a 5-3 penalty win over Greece to seal their passage to the World Cup quarter-finals, where the Netherlands lie in wait.Rated as Group D's whipping boys having been drawn alongside England, Italy and Uruguay, Jorge Luis Pinto's men shocked the world by winning the group with [...]

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    FIFA World Cup: England crumble in the jungle

FIFA World Cup: England crumble in the jungle

Italy continued their dominance over England at the 2014 World Cup, thanks to goals from Claudio Marchisio and Mario Balotelli in a 2-1 win at the Arena Amazonia.Seen as the 'rumble in jungle' heading into the match, Italy made a good start to their campaign, beating Group D rivals in Manaus.Daniel Sturridge had England on level terms at half-time, cancelling [...]

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    JLo, Pitbull, Claudia ‘no longer one’

JLo, Pitbull, Claudia ‘no longer one’

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)  has announced the withdrawal of American singer, Jenifer Lopez, from the list of artistes scheduled to perform the World Cup theme song.JLo was to perform  alongside fellow artistes, Pittbull and Claudia Leitte, during the tournament's opening ceremony on Thursday in Brazil. But due to "unspecified production issues", the football governing body said she [...]

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    Eagles round off World Cup preparations with defeat to US

Eagles round off World Cup preparations with defeat to US

Nigeria will head to Brazil having failed to win any of their three pre-tournament friendlies, following a 1-2 loss to Team USA  at EverBank Field.Saturday night's loss was preceded by draws with Scotland and Greece.Victor Moses earned a penalty after good work by Emmanuel Emenike in the 86th minute, and converted for a consolation goal for Nigeria.But that was after Jozy [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 11: It’s Falcao and Rodriguez for Colombia

COUNTDOWN 11: It’s Falcao and Rodriguez for Colombia

Colombia is back in the World Cup after a 16-year hiatus and the South American nation will hang its hopes on two of its biggest stars, Monaco’s duo of Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez.“Tiger” Falcao has won several titles in Europe with both Porto and Atletico Madrid, and he was Europa League's top scorer for two consecutive years (2011 and [...]

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    Who says football is about the trophy? It’s the money!

Who says football is about the trophy? It’s the money!

Football, it is said, is all about winning trophies. But is it really the trophy that drives the determination or the money?Findings have shown that winners rake in funds in millions from football competitions. Here is a compilation of monetary prizes attached to some football competitions.World CupThe 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled [...]

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    Making a case for Iker Casillas, a true leader

Making a case for Iker Casillas, a true leader

It is a scene we have gotten used to in recent years: Real Madrid and Spain goalkeeper, captain, and spiritual leader, Iker Casillas yelling while lifting trophy after trophy.Be it the Copa Del Rey, the La Liga title, the European Championship Cup, the Confederations Cup or the 6.1 kg 18-karat gold World Cup trophy, he sure knows how to [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 25: Ozil’s eyes firmly on Germany’s cup

COUNTDOWN 25: Ozil’s eyes firmly on Germany’s cup

The World Cup, as ever, is incomplete without the Germans rolling out their machines.Germany will aim to end its 24-year trophy drought on the international stage and the playmaker who is set to lead a legion of stars is none other than Arsenal’s record signing, Mesut Ozil.The FIFA World Cup™ Brazil 2014 is set to be a sophomore for [...]

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    Enyeama sure of World Cup semis

Enyeama sure of World Cup semis

Super Eagles first-choice goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama, has high expectations going into his third FIFA World Cup.Despite Nigeria's struggles in their last two World Cups, the Lille shot-stopper has told FIFA.com that the African champions will go far in Brazil, after being drawn into Group F against Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina.“I think we are going to make big progress," Enyeama said."We [...]

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    Finally, United name Van Gaal manager

Finally, United name Van Gaal manager

It is now official! Louis van Gaal will take over as Manager of Manchester United from the 2014/15 season, after signing a three-year contract.Van Gall, 62, has managed at the top level of European football for more than 20 years; and in that time, he has won domestic titles and in three countries, as well as the UEFA Champions League, [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 30: Feghouli set to unite Algeria in Brazil

COUNTDOWN 30: Feghouli set to unite Algeria in Brazil

While the Arab Spring was sweeping through Algeria and with no hope in sight, a certain Soufiane Feghouli was busy making a name for himself at Valencia.Right now, he is ready to unite his adopted country at home and in the FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.The presence of French-born playmaker Feghouli is a blessing to the Algerian nation, as the [...]

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