Many failures of Nigerian football teams in four years
The poor performance by the Super Eagles at the just concluded 2018 FIFA World Cup did not come former Green Eagles winger, Adegoke Adelabu, as a surprise. “I don’t want to believe that we have come to the point where the issues surrounding our participation in the World Cup or international competitions without success have…
Conspiracy theorists say World Cup final fixed
Russia 2018 has come and gone, leaving football fans with some memories to treasure for the next four years before football heads to Qatar. Before the kick off the final between imperious France and surprise package Croatia, there were predictions of victory for both sides. But as it is mandatory in a cup final, there…
FIFA recognises only Pinnick as NFF president, Infantino says
FIFA President, Gianni Infantino says the world football ruling body recognises only Amaju Pinnick as president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), and will not accept any outside interference in NFF’s affairs.
Russia 2018: FIFA president celebrates 'best World Cup' ever
FIFA president Gianni Infantino celebrated what he described as the "best World Cup" ever on Friday, thanks to the quality of football and organisation in Russia.
John Mikel Obi: A redemption story
By the end of the 2012 European season, John Obi Mikel had won everything there was to win at club level. Premier League titles, FA Cups and then, in Munich, a much-coveted UEFA Champions League crown, becoming only the third Nigerian footballer ever to claim that honour.
NFF ready for EFCC investigation, says board
The leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) headed by Amaju Pinnick yesterday said it was ready to face the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) investigations...
Freed from cave, but doctor's orders bar Thai boys from World Cup final
The eight young footballers rescued from a cave in Thailand after more than two weeks underground are unlikely to be able to take up an offer to attend the World Cup final in Moscow, doctors said Tuesday.
Come, support your team, FIFA’s envoy tells English fans
FIFA Ambassador for the soccer World Cup in Russia and a former Miss Russia, Victoria Lopyreva, yesterday urged the English fans to ignore politics and come to Moscow to give support to their team in tomorrow’s semi-final epic clash against Croatia.
Croatia's Vida escapes ban over pro-Ukraine celebration
Croatia defender Domagoj Vida escaped a FIFA ban on Sunday after posting a clip dedicating his country's victory over Russia in the World Cup quarter-final to Ukraine. Vida scored an extra-time goal and one of Croatia's penalties in a 4-3 shootout win over the World Cup hosts in Sochi on Saturday. Croatia will play England…
FIFA tells Putin world is 'in love' with Russia
FIFA president Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin on Friday the world was "in love" with World Cup hosts Russia and praised him for overcoming negative stereotypes about the country.