Japan make history with World Cup win against Colombia
Yuya Osako exacted sweet revenge for Japan on Tuesday as the Blue Samurai beat Colombia 2-1, becoming the first Asian side ever to beat a South American team at the World Cup.
Germany World Cup games are now finals, says Neuer
Germany captain Manuel Neuer said Tuesday that his side's two remaining World Cup group games are now effectively finals and revealed frank words were exchanged in the team camp as the holders fight to stay in the tournament.
England face anxious wait on Alli thigh problem
England midfielder Dele Alli will undergo a scan on Tuesday on the thigh injury he sustained against Tunisia.
Spain rally behind De Gea as questions swirl over goalkeeper's form
Spain players are rallying behind goalkeeper David De Gea as they prepare for their second group game at the World Cup against Iran in Kazan on Wednesday.
Ronaldo seeks encore against 'battle-hardened' Morocco
Cristiano Ronaldo will attempt to follow up his World Cup opening game heroics for Portugal against a Morocco side licking their wounds after a crushing last-gasp defeat.
Three things we learned from England win against Tunisia
England opened their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win against Tunisia in Group G in Monday night in Volgograd courtesy of a last-gasp winner from goal machine Harry Kane.
In Uganda, football fever causes betting flutter
On a pot-holed street by Uganda's sprawling central jail, young men stream into a luminous betting shop that stands out from the surrounding dingy grocery stores lit by paraffin lamps. Inside, dozens of men clasp handfuls of betting slips as they huddle around a flat-screen television blasting out live commentary from the opening game of…
World Cup: Football fans in Lagos applaud use of goal line technology
Some football fans at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere Viewing Center, organised by the Lagos State Government on Saturday expressed satisfaction over the use of the goal line technology. The fans told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that it was a positive development which would definitely produce the right decisions for referees. The French…
Rivers LG Polls: Youths defy Police order with street football
Some youths in Port Harcourt, Rivers, took to football on Saturday in defiance to Police order on such activities due to local government polls holding on the day across the state. The youths, most of who are above 18 years, converted some major streets in the city into football pitches, and engaged in the game…
Praises galore for Ronaldo
Some football enthusiasts on Friday said that Cristiano Ronaldo had set a very high standard at the Russia FIFA World Cup which would be difficult to break for a very long time to come. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Portugal’s irrepressible captain Ronaldo scored a stunning late free kick to complete a…