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Venus Williams Ousted In San Jose Quarters

Greece’s Maria Sakkari delivered one of the biggest upsets of her career at the WTA San Jose tournament on Friday, ousting former seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams in a straight sets shocker. The 23-year-old Sakkari saved two set points in the second set en route to a 6-4, 7-6 (7/2) victory over the former world number one, punching her ...

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We’ll Begin Transformation Of Maracana Stadium, Ajegunle To Multi-Purpose Sports Centre Soon – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, on Thursday evening visited the popular Maracana football stadium in Ajegunle, assuring that the plan to transform the facility to a world class multi-purpose sports complex, that would help teeming youths harness their natural talents in a positive way would commence soon. Governor Ambode, who spoke to scores of residents, especially youths who came ...

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75 Nigerian Football Fans Vanish In Russia

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said 75 out of 230 stranded Nigerian Football fans vanished in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup . The ministry’s spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the fans absconded in spite of government’s efforts to repatriate them. Fatile said that 230 stranded Nigerian football ...

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What Juventus Discovered About Ronaldo After He Completed Medical Test

Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his medical with Juventus following his £105million switch from Real Madrid in the summer transfer window. The outlay is huge considering the Portuguese is now 33 years old, and you would think, very much in the twilight period of his remarkable career. But the results of Ronaldo’s medical suggest the price tag isn’t as inflated as ...

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Ozil Quits Germany Team, Cites Racism

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil said Sunday he has quit the German national football team, citing “racism” in the criticism of him after the side’s World Cup debacle. Ozil, who has Turkish roots, had been under fire since posing for a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany’s squad ahead ...

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France Win World Cup, Beat Croatia 4-2

France have won the 2018 World Cup in Russia. France’s perfect tournament came to a perfect end with a 4-2 win over Croatia in the World Cup final. Another early goal (and another own goal), a penalty, and a couple clinical counters were precisely what manager Didier Deschamps might have imagined in his happiest dreams. The former Chelsea midfielder has now won the World ...

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Africa’s Football Crisis?

By Ikem Aginam Many Africans follow football almost like a “religion”. It is the most popular sport played throughout the continent. For the fans, it is always a pleasure and delight to watch their country grace the biggest football event every four years – the FIFA World Cup. Unfortunately, there can only be 32 teams at the FIFA World Cup, ...

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World Cup: Croatia Qualify For Final, Beat England 2-1

Croatia have defeated England to qualify for the final of  the ongoing World Cup in Russia. Final score:  Croatia 2 – England 1. The final comes up on Sunday between France and Croatia. England scored first in the first half.  Croatia equalised in the second half and scored the winning goal in the second half of extra time. Kieran Tripper’s ...

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World Cup Semi-finals Score: France 1-0 Belgium

France have made it to the final of the ongoing World Cup tournament in Russia. After more than 90 minutes of physical, European soccer, Les Bleus defeated Belgium and its “golden generation,” 1-0, to earn a spot in the World Cup final for the third time in the last six quadrennial tournaments.

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World Cup Semi-Final: France, Belgium In Crunch Match

Both France coach Didier Deschamps and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris on Monday in St Petersburg said Tuesday’s semi-final showdown was a game they could win if they did all that was necessary. Belgium and France will meet in an epic 2018 FIFA World Cup semi-final fixture at the St Petersburg Arena, with Sunday’s final match at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow ...

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