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History As Russia Demolish Saudi Arabia In World Cup Opener

Russia’s Yuri Gazinsky header has gone into the record books as the first goal of Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, as the World Cup hosts thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament in Moscow on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Gazinsky scored after 12 minutes and Denis Cheryshev, who netted a brace, added ...

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World Cup: Magical Pig Predicts Nigeria Will Get To Semi-Finals

In a case reminiscent of the psychic octopus named Paul, which made accurate predictions in the 2010 World Cup, another magical animal, this time, a pig named Mystic Marcus, has predicted that Nigeria, alongside Belgium, Uruguay and Argentina, will progress to the Semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting on Thursday in Russia. Mystic Marcus has a 100 per cent ...

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Morocco Congratulates North America On World Cup 2026 Win

Morocco on Wednesday congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they defeated the North African kingdom’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. “At the 68th congress of @FIFAcom, member countries voted in favour of North America,” to host the tournament, Morocco’s committee for the 2026 games said on Twitter. The vote at ...

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Worries As Spain Sack Coach Lopetegui On Eve Of World Cup

Spain have sacked Julen Lopetegui just two days before their first World Cup match – despite the late efforts of senior players. RFEF president Luis Rubiales revealed the decision after a dramatic morning when a press conference was called for 9.30am and then delayed over an hour and a half. Lopetegui was announced as the new Real Madrid manager yesterday ...

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Rohr Fears Argentina With Messi

Nigeria manager, Gernot Rohr, is worried that Barcelona’s Argentina superstar, Lionel Messi, will cause his team problems when they face off at the 2018 World Cup. The German reckoned that everything would be different at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg on June 26, compared to their 4-2 win in Krasnodar last November. The Super Eagles would be seeking to make ...

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Buhari Appoints Ambode Into FG’s Delegation To World Cup

…Lagos Gov allays fear over S’Eagles losing streak  President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, as a member of the Federal Government Delegation to the 2018 FIFA World Cup starting in Russia from June 14. Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Solomon Dalung, who said this when he led a delegation from the International Paralympics Committee ...

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World Cup: Rohr Releases Final List

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has released the final list of 23 players who will play at the FIFA Russia World Cup, which begins on 14 June. Missing in the list are Ola Aina and Mikel Agu, who were part of the 25-man Eagles squad that went to London for the friendly with the England team at Wembley. The list ...

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Warm-Up Friendly: England Beat Nigeria 2-1

England kicked off their World Cup preparations with a 2-1 friendly win over Nigeria, but Raheem Sterling ended a troubled week on a low note as the Manchester City star was booked for diving. Gareth Southgate’s side swept into a two-goal lead as Gary Cahill and captain Harry Kane netted in a dominant first-half display at Wembley on Saturday. But ...

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