FIFA World Cup
Soccer ‘Blues’ beyond the pitch in Russia
Even before the Super Eagles bade farewell to the on-going FIFA World Cup penultimate Tuesday, following a 1-2 defeat to Argentina in St. Petersburg, many Nigerians, who are in the country for the championship, were already fed up.
Presidency to probe NFF over ‘reckless’ spending in Russia
There were strong indications yesterday that the Presidency may have set up enquiry into the alleged ‘reckless’ spending by top officials of the Nigeria Football...
Uruguay 2018 Fifa World Cup team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions
Anyone who has been watching Uruguay in the last 10 years is familiar with Óscar Tabárez’s style of play: his teams are built from the back to make it as difficult as possible for opponents to score. Then it is all about giving the ball to the team’s world class forwards, Luis Suárez and Edinson…
Some decisive moments in Nigeria’s World Cup history
The Super Eagles of Nigeria will be making their sixth appearance at the FIFA World Cup in two weeks time when they face Croatia in their Group D 2018 opener.
Kwesé signs deal with BON for FIFA World Cup broadcast
Kwesé and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) have signed a Free-to-air TV Rights Sub-licence Agreement to provide the widest coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on terrestrial television in Nigeria.
Martinez omits Nainggolan as Hazard leads Belgium’s preliminary team
Belgium has released a preliminary 28-man shortlist for the upcoming FIFA World Cup.The Red Devils will fancy their chances in Group G among the likes of England, Panama, and Morocco.
Five top goalkeepers to watch in Russia
Goalkeepers have colossal roles to play in determining their countries’ progression at this year’s World Cup in Russia. As the host kick-starts the competition with the opening game against Saudi Arabia on June 14 in Moscow, a lot of the Red Army’s supporters would expect Igor Akinfeev...
Africans tip Super Eagles to break World Cup jinx in Russia
No African country has won the FIFA World Cup, which is in its 21st edition this year, but many pundits from the continent believe this is the time to break the jinx. And which team is better suited for the task than the Super Eagles.
1.3m 2018 FIFA World Cup tickets allocated, sales restart today
A few days after celebrating 100 days to go until the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia, the outcome of the most recent tickets sales period has now been confirmed, with 568,448 tickets allocated following the second random...
Original FIFA World Cup trophy to arrive in Nigeria March 7
Nigerian football lovers will have the opportunity of seeing, and perhaps, touching the original FIFA World Cup trophy when it arrives in the country as part of the fourth tour organised by Coca-Cola. Nigeria will be the seventh African country on the 2018 FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour itinerary after Uganda. The tour will give…