Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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    ‘Stronger than 18 European countries’ — Nigerian military rated 43rd best in the world

‘Stronger than 18 European countries’ — Nigerian military rated 43rd best in the world

The Global Fire Power (GFP), an institution which ranks the military of different countries, has rated the Nigerian military as the 43rd best in the world, in its 2018 survey. This places Nigeria above 18 European countries namely: Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Bulgaria, Austria, Ireland, Macedonia, Finland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Albania, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina.Egypt leads the African military [...]

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    Spain sack coach on eve of World Cup

Spain sack coach on eve of World Cup

Spain has sacked Julen Lopetegui as the national team coach, a day before the World Cup begins.Luis Rubiales, RFEF president, is said to be "furious" and "deeply upset" over Real Madrid's confirmation of Lopetegui as their new gaffer.Lopetegui had penned a new contract until 2020 just weeks ago, but the allure of succeeding Zinedine Zidane was irresistible.The coach's sack comes [...]

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    The fall and rise of Portugal

The fall and rise of Portugal

I’ve been to Lisbon before, years ago. Twice in fact. The first time was by proxy, an emotional trip of sorts. At the time I was the Chair of the CNN Multichoice African Journalists of the Year Award and in this particular year, the Award was hosted in Mozambique.During a tour of historic sites in Maputo Bay, we visited an [...]

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    Ronaldo: I am the best footballer in history

Ronaldo: I am the best footballer in history

Cristiano Ronaldo has declared that he is not just the best footballer in the world presently, but the best in football history.The 32-year-old attacker beat Lionel Messi on Thursday to win his fifth Ballon d'Or award to equal the Barcelona's ace haul.In an interview with France Football Magazine, Ronaldo said: "I don’t see anyone better than me.“No player does things [...]

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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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    Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe dominates entries for ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open

Europe has the highest number of countries participating in the ITTF Challenge Nigeria Open.The continent has 148 players - 95 men and 53 women - that have confirmed participation.A total of ten European countries are expected for the championship while Asia has three representatives and Latin America has one.Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Congo Brazzaville, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa are the [...]

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    Bravo’s heroics take Chile into Confederations Cup final

Bravo’s heroics take Chile into Confederations Cup final

Chile defeated Portugal 3-0 on penalties in the first semi-final match of the FIFA Confederations Cup on Wednesday.The South American and European champions could not be separated after 90 minutes as neither side was able to find the back of the net.Chile were nothing short of sublime in the second half of extra-time. The onus appeared to fall on Cristiano Ronaldo [...]

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    Deadly wildfire kills 64 in Portugal (updated)

Deadly wildfire kills 64 in Portugal (updated)

The death toll in Portugal’s worst forest fire in history has reached 64, even as more than 1,000 firefighters are battling to get it under control.Many victims of the fire in central Portugal were burnt as they were trapped in their cars around the epicentre of the blaze in Pedrogao Grande."The fire has reached a level of human tragedy that we [...]

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    Portuguese airport named after Cristiano Ronaldo

Portuguese airport named after Cristiano Ronaldo

Madeira international airport in Portugal has been named after Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid and Portuguese striker.A bust of Ronaldo was also mounted outside the terminal. It was unveiled in a ceremony attended by President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.Speaking at the occasion, the football star thanked his country for deeming it fit to honour him in that manner."Thank you very [...]

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    Ronaldo wins 2016 Ballon d’Or… now one short of Messi’s record

Ronaldo wins 2016 Ballon d’Or… now one short of Messi’s record

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid has won the 2016 Ballon d'Or ahead of Lionel Messi.The award, which was presented in Paris on Monday night, is Ronaldo's fourth.Now separated from FIFA and back with France Football magazine, the award is voted by nearly 200 top journalists around the world.Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or after a year in which he enjoyed victory at [...]

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    Ronaldo pushes Portugal to round of 16

Ronaldo pushes Portugal to round of 16

On a day Cristiano Ronaldo made the headlines for throwing a reporter's microphone into the lake, the Portuguese striker restored confidence to his team by scoring a brace in the match against Hungary.He also made history in the game, which ended in a 3-3 draw, by becoming the first-ever player to score consistently in four European Championships.Hungary took the lead [...]

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    Ronaldo throws journalist’s microphone into lake

Ronaldo throws journalist’s microphone into lake

Portuguese captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, took many by surprise on Wednesday when he threw the microphone of Diogo Torres, a reporter with CMTV, a Portuguese television station, into a lake.The incident happened as Ronaldo was walking out of his hotel in Lyon, France, for a training session.The reporter had asked him if he was ready for the match against Hungary – [...]

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    Mali knock out Germany on penalties

Mali knock out Germany on penalties

Mali continued their fairytale runs at the FIFA U-20 World Cup after they booked their place in semi-finals with a 4-3 win on penalties over Germany following a 1-1 draw in regulation time.Julian Brandt put Germany ahead in the 38th minute, but Souleymane Coulibaly’s header levelled things up, leaving the sides level for an hour. It then went into penalty [...]

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    Cape Verde in shock win over Portugal

Cape Verde in shock win over Portugal

It’s no hoax, but Cape Verde have beaten a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal on the eve of April Fool’s day.Portugal top their Euro 2016 qualifying group and decided to rest their captain against the African side but finished with 10 men in the 2-0 defeat.Odair Junior Lopes Fortes gave Cape Verde – once a colony of Portugal – the lead in [...]

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    Luis Figo to run for FIFA presidency

Luis Figo to run for FIFA presidency

Former Portugal international, Luis Figo, has announced he is going to stand for FIFA presidency.The 42-year-old former Barcelona and Real Madrid player said his mission is to clean up the organisation after a series of high-profile scandals.“I care about football, so what I’m seeing regarding the image of FIFA – not only now but in the past years – [...]

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    Ronaldo voted Europe’s best

Ronaldo voted Europe’s best

 Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded another personal accolade to add to his growing collection, having been voted the best player in Europe by UEFA – his fourth year among the finalists for the prize.Ronaldo, who already holds the Ballon d’Or award for the best player in the world, beat Germany and Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and Dutch [...]

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