Friday, August 2, 2019

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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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    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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    Mikel: We’re determined, Osinbajo’s visit has motivated us

Mikel: We’re determined, Osinbajo’s visit has motivated us

Mikel Obi, captain of the Super Eagles, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo motivated the players through a personal visit.Three days ago, Osinbajo walked into the training session of the Eagles at the Abuja National Stadium.Commenting on this, Mikel said his team mates will take to the pitch on Saturday determined to earn all three points.“Three points, that is what we will [...]

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    You’ll be paying N1000, N500 to watch Eagles tackle Algeria

You’ll be paying N1000, N500 to watch Eagles tackle Algeria

The Akwa Ibom State Government has announced that tickets for Saturday’s World Cup qualifying match between Nigeria and Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo will go for the sums of N1000 and N500 for covered seats and popular side respectively.Speaking in Uyo on Tuesday, Nse Edem, the permanent secretary, Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Youth and Sports said [...]

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    Osinbajo to motivate players on visit to Eagles camp

Osinbajo to motivate players on visit to Eagles camp

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to visit the Super Eagles Camp  on Tuesday evening to motivate the players for  the match against Algeria.The Federal Republic of Nigeria is taking the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualification aspirations of the Super Eagles seriously judging from the interest the leadership of the country is showing."The vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo will attend [...]

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    Mikel: We plan to defeat Algeria but a draw won’t be bad

Mikel: We plan to defeat Algeria but a draw won’t be bad

Super Eagles Captain John Obi Mikel says the team intends to win Saturday's match against the Algerian national team, but that "a draw won't be a bad idea".Speaking with TheCable at the end of Tuesday's training session in Abuja, Mikel expressed optimism that the game will go well.He admitted that their opponents are good, but charged his team mates to [...]

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    Iwobi, Iheanacho arrive for Algeria cracker

Iwobi, Iheanacho arrive for Algeria cracker

English premier league duo of Alex Iwobi and Kelechi Iheanacho have arrived the Abuja Bolton White Hotel and Apartments camp of the Super Eagles ahead of Saturday's match with Algeria.Daniel Akpeyi, Chippa United of South Africa shot stopper, who is a last minute replacement for the injured Carl Ikeme, and Ikechukwu Ezenwa of Ifeanyi Ubah FC, are also in camp.Gernot [...]

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