Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "World Cup"

    Group sues FG for failing to disclose cost incurred during World Cup

Group sues FG for failing to disclose cost incurred during World Cup

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA), a non-governmental, has sued the federal government over its alleged refusal to disclose the cost it incurred from Nigeria’s participation in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.The MRA, in a statement on Thursday, accused the federal government of failing to disclose the lists of Nigerian footballers, coaches, supporters, government officials and their aides who [...]

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    Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

Buhari orders repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the repatriation of Nigerians stranded in Russia after the World Cup.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this on Monday.There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.Shehu said the president has directed Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign [...]

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    Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has reportedly paid for the return flight of 50 Nigerians stranded in Russia.There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.Writing via his Instagram page on Saturday, Nnamdi Odimegwu, a motivational speaker, said he was [...]

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    Solitary Mbappe goal takes France to next round in scrappy win

Solitary Mbappe goal takes France to next round in scrappy win

A tap-in by history-making youngster, Kylian Mbappe, helped France overcome an impressive Peru team who deserved to earn a draw from the encounter. In a match of two halves, France dominated the first while the second belonged to the Peruvians.  [...]

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    Saraki: Super Eagles will produce performance to match their sleek jersey

Saraki: Super Eagles will produce performance to match their sleek jersey

Senate President Bukola Saraki has expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will produce a performance to match their "sleek" jersey in upcoming World Cup games.  [...]

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    Salah consolatory goal not enough as Egypt crash out of World Cup

Salah consolatory goal not enough as Egypt crash out of World Cup

Mohamed Salah's solitary goal from the spot was scant consolation for Egypt who were defeated 3-1 by host nation, Russia, to crash out of the World Cup. [...]

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    Senegal record Africa’s first win, defeat Poland

Senegal record Africa’s first win, defeat Poland

Senegal recorded Africa's first points and win with a 2-1 win over Poland in their opening game of Russia 2018. [...]

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    Nigeria v Iceland: It’s now or never for the Super Eagles

Nigeria v Iceland: It’s now or never for the Super Eagles

After the 2-0 loss to Croatia, nothing but a win against Iceland will enhance Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup hopes. [...]

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    First African goal not enough as Tunisia lose 2-1 to England

First African goal not enough as Tunisia lose 2-1 to England

Tunisia scored the first goal by an African side at the 2018 World Cup but it was not enough to ensure victory as two strikes from Harry Kane helped England to a 2-1 win. [...]

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    Lukaku scores brace as Belgium defeat Panama

Lukaku scores brace as Belgium defeat Panama

Belgium defeated World Cup debutants, Panama 3-0 this afternoon with two goals from Romelu Lukaku, and the opener from Dries Mertens. [...]

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    Super Eagles have what it takes to progress beyond group stage, says Pinnick

Super Eagles have what it takes to progress beyond group stage, says Pinnick

The president of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has declared that despite the 2-0 loss to Croatia in their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Super Eagles have the wherewithal to lift themselves up. [...]

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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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    Mexico stun World champions, Germany

Mexico stun World champions, Germany

Herving Lonzano's goal in the thirty-fifth minute was enough to hand a shock opening game defeat to defending World Champions, Germany, in their Group F encounter.  [...]

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    How Super Eagles lost 2-0 to Croatia

How Super Eagles lost 2-0 to Croatia

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    Griezmann scores historic VAR assisted goal in France slim win over Australia

Griezmann scores historic VAR assisted goal in France slim win over Australia

Antoine Griezmann scored the first Video Assistant Referee (VAR) assisted goal in World Cup history during France’s 2-1 Group C win over Australia at the Kazan Arena. [...]

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    World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

The US has advised its citizens against travelling to Russia where the FIFA World Cup is currently taking place.  [...]

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