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How Legendary Brazilian Football Player, Pele, Died At 82

Pele, the legendary Brazilian football player who rose from barefoot poverty to become one of the greatest and best-known athletes in modern history, has died at the age of 82. Sao Paulo’s Albert Einstein hospital, where Pele was undergoing treatment, said he died at 3:27pm (18:27 GMT) on Thursday “due to multiple organ failures resulting from the progression of colon ...

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Argentina Beat France On Penalties To Win World Cup

Argentina have won the World Cup for a third time, beating France 4-2 on penalties after a thrilling 3-3 draw in the 2022 final in Qatar. Lionel Messi’s penalty and a goal from Ángel Di María appeared to have put Argentina in control, but two quick Kylian Mbappé goals turned the game on its head with 10 minutes to go. The French talisman ...

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World Cup: France Cruise To Final, Beat Morocco 2-0

France full back Theo Hernandez’s hooked volley in the fifth minute gave the defending world champions a 1-0 lead over Morocco at halftime in their World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. The French, attempting to become the first team to retain the title since Brazil 60 years ago, went in front when Hernandez benefited from a deflection and beat keeper Yassine ...

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Nigeria Failed To Qualify For The World Cup 2022 – Blame Their Disdain For Football School Structures And Development

Getty Images Isiaka Oladele Oladipo, University of Ibadan Nigeria’s national men’s football team is absent from this year’s World Cup in Qatar. It is only the second time since its first appearance in the tournament in 1994 that the Super Eagles failed to qualify. Sports scientist and FIFA physical fitness instructor Isiaka Oladele Oladipo explains why the team missed out ...

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Morocco At The World Cup: 6 Driving Forces Behind A History-Making Win

Youssef En-Nesyri of Morocco celebrates his winning goal. Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Wycliffe W. Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas at Tyler History was made by Morocco, the first African and first Arab team to advance to a semi-final at the men’s football World Cup. The Atlas Lions, endowed with impeccable organisation and defensive will, creative midfield passing, speedy offence and the ...

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Qatar 2022: Ronaldo’s Reaction To Ramos Stunning Goal Against Switzerland

Portugal’s coach, Fernando Santos’ decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo against Switzerland was rewarded within 20 minutes as replacement striker Goncalo Ramos produced a stunning strike to score just his second international goal. Ronaldo found himself watching on from the bench in the last-16 tie after leaving the pitch in anger against South Korea in Portugal’s final group stage game. It ...

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Hosting The World Cup: What Qatar Can Learn From South Africa About Nation Branding

South African supporters at the 2010 men’s football World Cup. Phil Cole/Getty Images Brendon Knott, Cape Peninsula University of Technology The eyes of the world are focused on Qatar for the 2022 edition of the men’s Fifa World Cup – the globe’s largest single-sport event. Qatar was a somewhat surprising choice. It’s the smallest-ever host in terms of its geographic ...

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National Sports Festival: Soludo Tasks Anambra Contingents To Be Good Ambassadors

Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has charged the State contingents for the National Sports Festival, scheduled to hold in Delta State to be good Ambassadors and to uphold the dignity of the State in character and courage. Governor Soludo who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Ernest Ezeajughi gave the charge at Archbishop A.K. Obiefuna Retreat ...

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