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I Studied Messi To Deny Him Scoring Chances, Says Iceland Keeper

Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson revealed Saturday how he worked on psyching out Argentine superstar Lionel Messi to make a penalty save that sealed a 1-1 draw with the footballing superpower. Halldorsson was the hero when he palmed away Messi’s spot kick in the 63rd minute, correctly gambling that the Barcelona talisman would shoot to his right. The man-of-the-match described the ...

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Super Eagles On A Tight Rope After Losing To Croatia

Nigeria had an unimpressive start to their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign on Saturday in Kaliningrad with a 0-2 loss to Croatia. They now have the Kilmanjaro to climb to qualify for the knockout stage, having dropped to the bottom of Group D and facing next hard-fighting Iceland and later wounded Argentina. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the ...

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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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