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    Russia sack Capello as head coach

Russia sack Capello as head coach

The Russian Football Union (RFU) have parted ways with Fabio Capello after three years in the post. The former England manager signed a four-year contract extension in 2014 to keep him under contract until the 2018 World Cup, which will be staged in Russia. But the 69-year-old has been dismissed after a poor Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Russia have eight points from six [...]

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    FIFA revise 2018 World Cup qualifying rules

FIFA revise 2018 World Cup qualifying rules

The world football governing body, FIFA, have revised some rules ahead of the qualifying series for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Unlike in 2014 World Cup qualifiers, were ineligible players proved the biggest administrative problem for FIFA, players must now produce a valid passport 24 hours before kick-off to reduce eligibility infringements. This problem was only experienced by CAF of FIFA’s [...]

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    Ukraine-Russia crisis ‘worse than World War II’

Ukraine-Russia crisis ‘worse than World War II’

Residents of Debaltseve who have been on the receiving end of the separatist crisis between both countries say what is going on is worse than the Second World War. According to CNN, the border town is “totally destroyed”, with residents vacating the town for an underground shelter provided by Ukrainian troops. Antonina, a resident of Debaltseve, queried how she and her family were [...]

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    Putin defends Russia’s presence in Ukraine

Putin defends Russia’s presence in Ukraine

Russian President, Vladamir Putin, while defending Russian presence in Ukraine, has dismissed a statement by Vyacheslav Volodin who said “no Putin, no Russia”. In an interview with the Russian news agency, Putin said the statement made by the first deputy chief of staff of the presidential executive office at the Valdai international discussion club was wrong. However, he added that it was [...]

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Actor Steven Seagal sings for peace

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    Snowden get 3 more years in Russia

Snowden get 3 more years in Russia

Edward Snowden's lawyer says the NSA whistleblower has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years. Snowden last year was granted temporary asylum of one year in Russia, but that had run out on Aug. 1. His lawyer, Analtoly Kucherena, was quoted by Russian news agencies on Thursday as saying Snowden now has been granted residency for three more [...]

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    Echiejile sets sight on Russia 2018 World Cup

Echiejile sets sight on Russia 2018 World Cup

Nigeria left back, Elderson Echiejile, is hoping to make up for missing the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup by featuring in Russia four years’ time. The AS Monaco defender suffered a muscle injury during Nigeria’s 0-0 draw with Greece in a pre-World Cup warm-up game in Pennsylvania on June 3, and was subsequently ruled out of the World Cup. Echiejile, who has [...]

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    Belgium beat Algeria to complete Africa’s hat trick of losses

Belgium beat Algeria to complete Africa’s hat trick of losses

Belgium fought back from a goal down to score twice in the final 20 minutes and earn a hard-fought 2-1 win over gutsy Algeria in their World Cup Group H opener on Tuesday. Substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens turned the game around after Algeria playmaker Sofiane Feghouli had given them a 25th-minute lead with a penalty at the Mineirao Stadium. Belgium, [...]

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Rebels gun down Ukraine aircraft, kill 49

Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army transport plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk, killing all 49 military personnel on board. The toll is the highest suffered by government forces in a single incident since they launched a military operation to halt the rebellion in east Ukraine [...]

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    Keshi 28th on World Cup managers’ earning list

Keshi 28th on World Cup managers’ earning list

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is the 28th highest-paid manager at this year's World Cup. A MailSport review of what the 32 managers of the World Cup nations earn shows that Keshi is on a salary of £233,750 per annum. The Big Boss is among the five lowest-paid managers who are all nationals of their own countries. In the order of smallest [...]

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Eagles rated 19th richest team

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been valued at £47m and in 19th place of the 32 teams participating at the World Cup in Brazil. The ratings were based on the last transfers of each of the 736 players travelling to Brazil. Unsurprisingly, Argentina are the top-dog in Group F. The two-time champions are in 5th and valued at £199.1m. Bosnia, [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 9: Japan’s hopes rest on Honda and Kagawa

COUNTDOWN 9: Japan’s hopes rest on Honda and Kagawa

Coming to Brazil this summer, Japan can count on their two biggest stars, Keisuke Honda and Shinji Kagawa to inspire their country to a respectable achievement in a World Cup where the European and American super powers flex their superior muscles. While Honda is the team’s obvious leader, Kagawa is the poster boy, courtesy of his transfer to European giants, [...]

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    Countdown 29: Can Kompany’s Belgium emulate ’86 golden generation?

Countdown 29: Can Kompany’s Belgium emulate ’86 golden generation?

The biggest stage is where he loves to be; and with the World Cup up in a month’s time and fresh from lifting the English Premiership title with Manchester City, Vincent Kompany is ready for the challenge to lead arguably the tournament’s most star-studded side. At 28 years, the Manchester City captain is at his peak; and as often seen at [...]

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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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    COUNTDOWN DAY 31: Russia’s hopes resting on Dzagoev

COUNTDOWN DAY 31: Russia’s hopes resting on Dzagoev

When the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) split into independent nations at the end 1991, the nation of Russia had already a stable government to take over affairs of the nation. However, one thing they could not transfer from the USSR was their strong football record on the World Cup stage. Russia emerged from the USSR rubbles in 1994 for [...]

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    110mw Ajaokuta power plant to come alive again

110mw Ajaokuta power plant to come alive again

Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd (ASCL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 3D-High Tech Systems Ltd, for the reactivation of its 110MW thermal power plant. Signing on Friday on behalf of the company, Joseph Onobere, sole administrator of ASCL revealed that the objective of the MoU is to generate energy for the steel plant and for sale to the national [...]

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