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Bribery: FIFA Disgraces Kenyan Referee, Bans Him For Life

A Kenyan referee who had been due to officiate at the ongoing World Cup in Russia has been handed a life ban after being caught in a bribery sting. Aden Marwa was filmed receiving a 600-dollar bribe during Confederation of African Football (CAF) assignment in Ghana. He is one of 22 referees sanctioned by CAF in an unprecedented clean up, ...

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Belgium’s Inside Knowledge Poses France Threat In World Cup Semi

When France face Belgium on Tuesday, fighting for a place in the World Cup final, Les Bleus will find well-prepared enemies who know them extremely well, according to dpa. Chelsea winger Eden Hazard learned his trade with Lille, while Yannick Carrasco, Thorgan Hazard and Michy Batshuayi have also played in Ligue 1 at some point in their career. Defender Thomas ...

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World Cup Quarter-Finals: Croatia Crush Russia

For a Croatia squad laden with talent from around Europe’s top clubs, one figure still loomed large entering this tournament: 1998. That was the year Croatia, led by Davor Suker in its first World Cup appearance, made a stunning run to the semifinals in France, finishing third after a difficult loss to the French in the final four. The current ...

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England Send Sweden Out Of World Cup

England does not particularly care, really, how ‘it’ comes home. Harry Kane penalties or Harry Maguire headers work just fine. On Saturday it was the latter — and a second goal by Dele Alli — that carried England past Sweden, 2-0, and into the World Cup semifinals. The ‘it,’ of course, is the World Cup trophy, and it is now ...

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With Brazil Out, FIFA World Cup Now UEFA Show

Neymar’s Brazil crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, leaving the tournament virtually to European teams and making a global tournament, now looking like a UEFA show. After France had dumped out Uruguay, Brazil were the last South American team left, but they failed to live up to expectations. They also  failed to erase the pain of their humiliation ...

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FG’s Directive On NFF Leadership Null And Void, Says Pinnick’s Board

Amaju Pinnick’s board of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has faulted the directive of the Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung, that it should comply with the Supreme Court Orders effecting change of leadership in the NFF. In a statement signed by its solicitors, Festus Keyamo, and made available to NewsProbe today, the Pinnick-led board said the minister’s directive was null ...

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