Spain and Portugal eye hosting 2030 World Cup
Spain and Portugal's football associations announced on Saturday they are looking into the idea of bidding to stage the World Cup in 2030, without Morocco who had earlier been cited as a potential partner. "After holding several meetings in recent weeks, the football federations of Spain and Portugal confirm that they will begin a thorough…
Argentina's women protest for legal abortion, against violence
Thousands of Argentine protesters flooded the streets of Buenos Aires on Monday in a show of force for the abortion rights movement, and to denounce violence against women.
Flying Eagles set for Qatar as FIFA U-20 World Cup kicks off
The stage is set for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland, where 24 countries will fight to determine the best youth football-playing nation on earth. The competition, which kicks off today and ends on June 16, is attracting much attention because of the quality of youngsters that participated in their various continental championships.…
Malaria may never be eliminated in Nigeria as efforts suffer setbacks
The global drive to eliminate malaria by 2030 is gaining momentum. The optimism is derived from the fact that several diseases have successfully been eradicated and eliminated such as smallpox and yaw.
Nigeria as world’s sixth most miserable?
A recent report on ranking of nations using the Misery Index on the state of living standards appears quite worrisome, particularly to the ordinary Nigerian. According to the latest Misery Index Report released by one Steve Hanke, an economist from the John Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States of America, Nigeria was ranked as the sixth…
Medvedev halts Djokovic, Nadal wins at Monte Carlo
Daniil Medvedev of Russia achieved his first victory in four career encounters with world number one and tournament top seed Novak Djokovic with a 6/3; 4/6; 6/2 upset to book a place in the semi-finals. The second-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain defeated Guido Pella 7/6(1); 6/3 and stretched his career record to 3-0 against the…
Argentina boss Scaloni hospitalised after bike accident in Spain
Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni was briefly hospitalised on Tuesday on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca after being hit by a car while riding a bike, local officials said.
NTF/ITF World Tour M25 to emulate Egypt’s 40 tournaments yearly record
The Nigeria Tennis Federation (NTF) organised International Tennis Federation (ITF) World Tour M25 events, which include the Tombim Abuja Open, Dayak Championship and DSL Open, will serve off today with Tombim Open at the Tennis Complex of Abuja National Stadium. This series, according to NTF President, Dayo Akindoju aims to catch up with Egypt that…
Maradona to leave Dorados over 'referee bias'
Argentina great Diego Maradona said he will quit his job at Mexican second-division club Dorados at the end of the season over perceived refereeing bias against his team. The 58-year-old Maradona made the decision on Friday following a 1-1 draw with Venados, claiming his touchline presence led to decisions going against his team. "Once it…
Higuain retires from Argentina duty with message for critics
Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain announced his retirement from international football on Thursday telling critics "I gave everything" for the Albiceleste.