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World Cup Result Update

In group D of the ongoing World Cup tournament in Russia, Iceland managed to hold Argentina to 1 – 1 draw. The match just ended. Nigeria and Croatia game is on now. Other result: Denmark 1, Peru 0. Details later…    

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World Cup: Lagos Residents Hail Creation Of Six Viewing Centres

…govt provides insurance cover, adequate safety, medicals for viewers Residents of Lagos State on Saturday commended the State Government’s decision to set up six viewing centres across the State to enable them to watch the ongoing World Cup matches in Russia. The State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, had last month promised to set up viewing centres in key locations that ...

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Brazilian Ricci To Referee Nigeria-Croatia Match Today

Brazilian referee, Sandro Meira Ricci, will alongside two compatriots and two Spaniards, handle Nigeria’s opening Group D game against Croatia at Kaliningrad on Saturday in World Cup in Russia. Ricci will have Emerson de Carvalho as his First Assistant Referee (AR1) and Marcelo van Gasse as Second Assistant Referee (AR2), both Brazilians. Antonio Mateu and Pao Cebrian, both Spaniards, will ...

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Super Eagles Confident Of Victory Against Croatia

Super Eagles’ head coach Gernot Rohr and captain Mikel Obi said the team is capable of delivering on its promise on Saturday against Vatreni of Croatia. The Nigerian side will face Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium in their opening Group D match at the FIFA World Cup, needing to win for a bright start. This will be against the backdrop ...

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World Cup: Cristiano Ronaldo Holds Spain In Sochi

Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick denied Spain the perfect response to a turbulent week following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in a thrilling 3-3 draw in Sochi. Spain’s troublesome week looked set for a much-needed win until Ronaldo curled home a sensational free-kick to cap a hat-trick and salvage Portugal a point two minutes from time. The News Agency of Nigeria reports ...

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Salah Absent As Uruguay Beat Egypt 1-0

Uruguay left it late to secure a vital 1-0 victory against Egypt as day two of the World Cup got underway at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Friday, June 15, Naija.com reports. Atletico Madrid star José Giménez was the hero as his 90th minute header from a set-piece gave the South Americans all three points. Uruguay, semifinalist at the 2010 World ...

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Eagles Physically, Mentally Ready To Battle Croatia, Says Rohr

Coach Gernot Rohr declared on Thursday that Nigeria’s Super Eagles are “physically and mentally ready” for their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals coming up on Saturday against Croatia. Rohr, a former German international defender who coached Burkina Faso, Niger Republic and Gabon, and top Tunisia Club Etoile du Sahel before taking charge of the Eagles two ...

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