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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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    New Zealand records two new cases — one week after declaring itself COVID-19 free

New Zealand records two new cases — one week after declaring itself COVID-19 free

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in New Zealand, a week after the country was declared coronavirus free. On June 8, 2020, the nationwide lockdown was lifted and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared the country COVID-19 free. However, in a statement on Tuesday, New Zealand’s ministry of health announced the two new cases. The patients, both females, recently returned to the country [...]

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    New Zealand PM declares country COVID-19 free

New Zealand PM declares country COVID-19 free

New Zealand has announced that it will be lifting the nationwide lockdown on the country on Monday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who declared that the country is now COVID-19 free, said the country’s strict border controls will remain but all other restrictions will be lifted. New Zealand recorded its first case of the disease on February 26 and was placed under lockdown in [...]

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    New Zealand discharges last COVID-19 patient, records no new case in 5 days

New Zealand discharges last COVID-19 patient, records no new case in 5 days

Amid the global fight against the novel coronavirus, New Zealand has reached a milestone after the last COVID-19 patient was discharged from the Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. Ashley Bloomfield, the country's director-general of health, broke the news during a press briefing on Wednesday. Bloomfield also revealed that the country has not recorded any new case of the novel disease in the last [...]

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    Midnight queues as New Zealand barbers reopen — after 3 days with no new COVID-19 cases

Midnight queues as New Zealand barbers reopen — after 3 days with no new COVID-19 cases

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    New Zealand PM: We’ve won battle against COVID-19

New Zealand PM: We’ve won battle against COVID-19

Jacinda Arden, prime minister of New Zealand, says the country has stopped community transmission of COVID-19.  With new cases recorded in single figures lately, Ardern said the virus is "currently eliminated". The country recorded its first case of the disease in February 28. In March and with few cases recorded, the country closed its borders. It later introduced a four-level alert system to manage [...]

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    EXPLAINER: How Super Falcons can qualify for Round of 16 tonight

EXPLAINER: How Super Falcons can qualify for Round of 16 tonight

Nigeria's hope of reaching the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup second round as one of the four "best losers" brightened with the 3-3 draw between Scotland and Argentina on Wednesday. Brazil and China have already been certified for the round of 16. The World Cup group stages are coming to a close, with groups E and F set to be decided [...]

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    New Zealand to reform gun laws after mass shooting

New Zealand to reform gun laws after mass shooting

Prime Minister Jacinda Arderm of New Zealand says her cabinet had made decisions around the reform of gun laws following the mass shooting of Friday. On Friday, the country had witnessed a mass shooting attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch, leaving at least 50 persons dead. Brenton Tarrant, the suspected gunman, had filmed and live streamed the attack. He was [...]

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    ‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

‘How we escaped death’ — Nigerian-born imam speaks on New Zealand attack

One of the survivors of the attack on two New Zealand mosques has been identified as Lateef Alabi, an imam with a Nigerian heritage. Fifty people lost their lives when a gunman identified as Brenton Tarrant invaded two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday. Those who sustained injuries are being treated in hospitals. Recounting his experience, Alabi, a leader in [...]

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    Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers get tough draw, to face Australia, Canada

Commonwealth Games: D’Tigers get tough draw, to face Australia, Canada

Nigeria has been drawn alongside Australia, New Zealand and Canada in the basketball event of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Despite being ranked number one in Africa and 32nd in the world, Nigeria is still the lowest ranking team in the group. Hosts Australia finished fourth at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and are ranked 10th in the world. New Zealand will be taking [...]

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    After earthquake, tsunami hits New Zealand

After earthquake, tsunami hits New Zealand

A tsunami has hit New Zealand after an earthquake of about -7.8 magnitude occurred in the country on Sunday. According to CNN, the tsunami happened in the north-eastern coast of the country about two hours after the quake. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck around 50 kilometres (around 30 miles) northeast of the city of Christchurch. Also Waves of 2.49 meters [...]

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    Canada, New Zealand defy lightning to end their battle goalless

Canada, New Zealand defy lightning to end their battle goalless

Canada battled New Zealand and a 30-minute first-half stoppage to end their match 0-0 at the Commonwealth Stadium. The match was stopped as lightning lurked around Edmonton, but the physical contest between the two sides didn’t relent from the first minute to the last. There were numerous near-misses at either end of the field with both teams hitting the post, which included [...]

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    Flying Eagles lost concentration when it mattered, says Garba

Flying Eagles lost concentration when it mattered, says Garba

Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has blamed the team’s ouster from the FIFA U-20 World Cup on loss of concentration. Nigeria lost 1-0 to Germany in a round-of-16 clash after a 19th-minute strike from German midfielder Levin Oeztunali proved the difference in front of 5, 288 fans at AMI Stadium. Germany, who have played all four of their matches at the tournament in Christchurch, [...]

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    Late strike earns Canada opening-day win

Late strike earns Canada opening-day win

Hosts Canada left it late to secure a 1-0 win over China as the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup kicked off in Vancouver. Captain Christine Sinclair scored an injury-time penalty to lift the host to a tense win in front of a record crowd. Canada cast aside any early nerves, coming close just three minutes into the game with central defender [...]

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    To New Zealand to conquer

To New Zealand to conquer

If everything fits well, expectations of a glorious outing hit feverish level; Nigeria could be the team on everyone’s lips in New Zealand. Never has there been so much faith on a group of boys who have found, perhaps, for the first time, an inexplicable joy and satisfaction of playing for Manu Garba, a coach whose knack for strict camp discipline [...]

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    Mali begin U-20s with victory over Mexico

Mali begin U-20s with victory over Mexico

Ten-man Mali made their numerical strength count by beating nine-man Mexico 2-0 in their opening Group D match of the FIFA U-20 world cup in New Zealand. After a goalless first half, the match degenerated into an ill-tempered affair in the second half which saw Mali reduced to 10 men in the 56th minute. German referee Felix Zwayer gave Hamidou [...]

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