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    World Cup 2026 bid: Liberia endorses North America’s joint bid, shuns Morocco

World Cup 2026 bid: Liberia endorses North America’s joint bid, shuns Morocco

The Liberian Football Association (LFA) has announced that it is supporting the joint bid of USA, Mexico and Canada over Morocco's bid to win the hosting rights of the 2026 FIFA World Cup.According to the LFA president, Musa Bility, who is also a CAF executive committee member, the decision was taken after due consultation with the country's president, George Weah, [...]

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Iceland coach confesses: My team has limitations

Heimir Hallgrimsson, coach of Iceland’s football team has confessed that going into the world cup, his squad has limitations.Speaking after his side were thrashed 3-0 by Mexico in a friendly match played in California, Halligrimsson said the defeat showed that Iceland must focus on their aerial ball prowess, as he did not have the quality players to engage in the [...]

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I’m back, ‘fit as a fiddle’, Onyekuru assures fans

Super Eagles forward Henry Onyekuru has announced his full recovery and return to fitness.The Everton striker, who is on-loan to Anderlecht in Belgium, picked up his injury in December during a league game against Eupen.There were fears Onyekuru would miss the rest of the season, thereby jeopardizing his chances of featuring for Nigeria at the 2018 FIFA world cup in [...]

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    Lokomotiv Plovdiv unveil Steven Eze, CHAN Eagles defender

Lokomotiv Plovdiv unveil Steven Eze, CHAN Eagles defender

Nigerian defender Steven Eze has been unveiled by Bulgarian clubside Lokomotiv Plovdiv.The former Kano Pillars player signed for the Bulgarian top side while on duty with the CHAN Eagles in Morocco last month.The 23-year-old has promised to make a difference for Lokomotiv in their quest for a Bulgarian title."I am happy to be a part of a big club like [...]

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    Eagles are underdogs but they’ll make a statement, says Dalung on World Cup

Eagles are underdogs but they’ll make a statement, says Dalung on World Cup

Solomon Dalung, the minister of youths and sports, says Nigeria is prepared to make a statement at Russia 2018, adding that Friday’s draw was a decent one.Nigeria on Friday drew Argentina, Iceland and Croatia in Group D of the World Cup's first round phase.It was the fifth time Nigeria were being drawn alongside Argentina in Super Eagles’ six appearances at [...]

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    ‘Nigeria and Argentina should just marry’ — Twitter reactions to World Cup draw

‘Nigeria and Argentina should just marry’ — Twitter reactions to World Cup draw

For the fifth time, Nigeria has been drawn in the same World Cup group as Argentina, and social media has been buzzing with excitement ever since.Here's what Nigerians had to say about the World Cup draw on Twitter.https://twitter.com/feyi0/status/936634440381620224https://twitter.com/ellytomall/status/936625371029663744https://twitter.com/officialdaddymo/status/936631340044230656https://twitter.com/deejayfaremi/status/936624720946040832https://twitter.com/Dr_Yazzy/status/936625494556069888https://twitter.com/Nickblaq/status/936631921098010624https://twitter.com/kbabaspeaks/status/936625801956651010https://twitter.com/danielmemud/status/936627759132135424https://twitter.com/jjenas8/status/936628053727498240https://twitter.com/T_boier/status/936629734573830144https://twitter.com/fifodharey/status/936633635205210112https://twitter.com/mrokike/status/936625941870206977https://twitter.com/leonejor/status/936626721901764608https://twitter.com/Jololade/status/936625250741248001https://twitter.com/Itz_Komeh/status/936638218656731136 [...]

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    World Cup draw: Nigeria not scared of any team, says Rohr

World Cup draw: Nigeria not scared of any team, says Rohr

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, says his team is not worried about Friday’s final draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.The communications department of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) quoted Rohr as saying this in Moscow on Thursday."There is no weak squad in the 32-team field, and anyone hoping to play so-called `average teams’ in the group phase is [...]

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    ‘I almost cried’ — Iwobi relives goal against Zambia

‘I almost cried’ — Iwobi relives goal against Zambia

Alex Iwobi says he almost cried after scoring the vital goal that put Nigeria on the path to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Iwobi came on as a substitute to score against Zambia and send Nigerian fans present at the stadium into ecstasy.The 21-year-old striker recently relived the historic moment with Arsenal.com."It’s so hard to describe, you know what I mean. When [...]

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    I’ll rely on young players for World Cup, says Rohr

I’ll rely on young players for World Cup, says Rohr

The chances of Nigeria's most experienced players breaking into the Super Eagles' World Cup squad is unlikely, says coach Gernot Rohr.Rohr said he will give priority to the young players who contributed to Nigeria's qualification for the mundial.The Franco-German coach said there's no point "searching for experienced" hands when the young players are good enough for the job."There won't be [...]

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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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    Travel ban may jeopardise US bid to host 2026 World Cup, says FIFA

Travel ban may jeopardise US bid to host 2026 World Cup, says FIFA

President of FIFA Gianni Infantino has said the travel ban imposed on Muslim countries by US President Donald Trump could cost his country its chance to host the 2026 World Cup.The United States is among the nations bidding to host the expanded 48-team tournament in 2026.But Infantino says the US could be prevented from submitting a bid, noting that every team [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Only few players in our generation spend foolishly, says Onazi

INTERVIEW: Only few players in our generation spend foolishly, says Onazi

Ogenyi Onazi has enjoyed a steady career since his teenage days as a silver medal-winning member of the Golden Eaglets at the FIFA U-17 World Cup.After winning the African Cup of Nations in 2013 and partaking in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Onazi says he would have joined Liverpool but for an injury sustained at the tournament.The midfielder has [...]

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    FIFA increases World Cup teams to 48, aims to earn £800m more

FIFA increases World Cup teams to 48, aims to earn £800m more

The FIFA Council has unanimously voted in favour of a 48-team World Cup from 2026 on Tuesday.The 2026 World Cup will feature 48 teams after the FIFA Council unanimously voted to expand the competition.The World Cup will retain its present 32-team format up to the 2022 edition in Qatar.The number of tournament matches will rise to 80, from 64, but [...]

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Yisa Shofoluwe: Super Eagles will definately qualify for Russia 2018 World cup

Former Nigerian national team defender Yisa Shofoluwe says he is very confident that the Super Eagles of Nigeria will definitely qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018 to be staged by Russia.Shofoluwe, who represented the Eagles consistently in his time had a total 40 International caps and scored one goal from his debut on August 14,1983 in a Nations Cup [...]

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AWCON final match as dress rehearsal for World Cup battle

Saturday’s 10th Women Africa Cup of Nations final match between champions Nigeria and hosts Cameroon is being seen as dress rehearsal for the Super Eagles clash with the Indomitable Lions in the qualifying race for 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.Nigeria and Cameroon were lumped into the so-called African qualifying series’ group of death, alongside Algeria and Zambia, when the draw [...]

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Falconets out of World Cup inspite of defeating Spain

It was certainly their best performance of the tournament, but it happened that they left it too late, and Nigeria’s Falconets’ 2-1 win over Spain on Sunday failed to take them past the group stage of the 8th FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals.They needed to win and for Japan not to win in the other Group B match, but [...]

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