Breaking: Super Falcons coach names 2023 FIFA World Cup squad

June 16, 2023 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Head Coach Randy Waldrum has listed European Cup winner Asisat Oshoala, dainty attacking midfielder Rasheedat Ajibade and history-making captain Onome Ebi in his list of 23 Super Falcons for this year’s FIFA World Cup finals in Australia and New Zealand. There is also first choice goalkeeper Chiamaka Nnadozie, as well as defenders Osinachi Ohale and Oluwatosin Demehin, midfielders Halimatu Read More

Uruguay clinch first FIFA U20 World Cup

June 12, 2023 Admin III 0

A late Luciano Rodriguez goal grabbed Uruguay a 1-0 victory over Italy in the Argentina 2023 final. Luciano Rodriguez returned from suspension to dramatically win Uruguay the Fifa U-20 World Cup™ for the first time. The right-sided attacker, who missed two games after a red card against The Gambia, bundled home a scrappy goal to make it third time lucky Read More

Super Falcons ranked 40th ahead FIFA Women’s World Cup

June 10, 2023 Admin III 0

The World Soccer ruling body, FIFA, has revealed the latest ranking in women’s football, few weeks to the kick-off of the 2023 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Specifically, the global women soccer fiesta is scheduled between July 20 and August 20. Women’s rankings are done every three months and this month’s ranking will be the last before the Read More

Flying Eagles eliminated from 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup 

June 5, 2023 Admin III 0

Two-time runners-up Nigeria dominated for large parts of the game but were eliminated from the FIFA U20 World Cup by a single goal on Sunday as Korea Republic surged into the semi-finals for the second successive tournament. The Flying Eagles, who eliminated hosts and six-time champions Argentina in the Round of 16 on Wednesday, created few chances despite passing the Read More

Flying Eagles set for Korea quarter-final clash in U20 World Cup

June 3, 2023 Admin III 0

Nigeria’s inspired U20 boys have flown into the northern Argentine city of Santiago del Estero ahead of Sunday’s FIFA U20 World Cup quarter-final clash with their counterparts from Korea Republic. The Koreans on Thursday edged hard-fighting Ecuador 3-2 in their own Round of 16 encounter, to set up a much-anticipated last-eight tango with the two-time silver medallists. Seven-time African champions Read More

2023: FIFA set to launch official song for U20 World Cup

May 6, 2023 Admin III 0

World football governing body, FIFA, has revealed that an official Song for the 2023 U20 World Cup will be launched on May 12. This was disclosed via a statement on FIFA website, obtained by Heritage Times HT on Friday. Part of the statement reads, “Ahead of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023, which kicks off on 20 May, FIFA Read More

Bosso calls 39 to camp in Abuja ahead 2023 FIFA U20 World Cup

April 16, 2023 Admin III 0

Head Coach Isah Ladan Bosso has invited 39 players to the camp of Nigeria’s U20 boys ahead of final preparations for this year’s FIFA U20 World Cup finals taking place in Argentina. Penultimate week, world football-governing body FIFA withdrew the hosting rights from Indonesia and handed the same over to Argentina, with assurances that the period scheduled for the championship, Read More

Argentina enter bid to host 2023 U20 World Cup

March 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Argentina has submitted a formal bid to host this year’s Under-20 World Cup in place of Indonesia which was stripped of its rights to stage the tournament, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday. Argentina was the only country to submit a formal offer. The FIFA Bureau will decide whether to accept the proposal in two or three days with Read More

Breaking: FIFA drops Indonesia as U20 World Cup host

March 29, 2023 Admin III 0

Indonesia has been stripped of hosting FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 amidst political turmoil regarding Israel’s participation. FIFA said Indonesia was removed from staging the 24-team tournament scheduled to start on May 20 “due to the current circumstances” without specifying details. The decision came after a meeting in Doha between FIFA president Gianni Infantino and Indonesian soccer federation president Erick Read More

FIFA announces bidding process for Women’s World Cup in 2027

March 25, 2023 Admin III 0

FIFA has launched the most robust and comprehensive bidding process in the history of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, with the Congress expected to appoint, for the first time ever, the host(s) of the 2027 edition on 17 May 2024. The process for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2027 maintains all key elements from the successful FIFA Women’s World Cup Read More

Breaking: Former World Cup winner retires from football

March 22, 2023 Admin III 0

Mesut Ozil, the former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Germany midfielder, has announced his retirement at the age of 34. Writing on Instagram, Ozil said: “After thoughtful consideration, I’m announcing my immediate retirement from professional football. “I’ve had the privilege to be a professional football player for almost 17 years now and I feel incredibly thankful for the opportunity. “But in Read More

World Cup record holder is dead

March 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Legendary France striker Just Fontaine has passed away, aged 89. Fontaine holds the record for the most goals scored at a single World Cup, having netted 13 goals in the 1958 World Cup. He scored 30 goals in 21 games between 1953 and 1960 for Les Bleus, before his career was cut short by injuries. During his club career, Fontaine Read More

Mane recovers, returns for Bayern Munich, Union Berlin Bundesliga clash

February 25, 2023 Admin III 0

Munich forward Sadio Mane could make his comeback in their top-of-the table Bundesliga match against Union Berlin on Sunday after recovering from an injury that had ruled him out for months. Senegal international Mane suffered a leg injury shortly before the World Cup in November but could feature on Sunday, coach Julian Nagelsmann told a news conference on Friday. “Sadio Read More

2022 FIFA best player award: Messi, Mbappe, Benzema make final shortlist

February 11, 2023 Admin III 0

Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi and France’s superstar forward Kylian Mbappe head the three-player shortlist for the FIFA Best Men’s Player award for 2022 announced by FIFA on Friday, eight weeks after leading their teams in an epic final in Qatar. Karim Benzema completed the top three in the voting by a global panel of national team captains and Read More

Messi in, Ronaldo out as FIFA shortlists 14 for best players’ award

January 13, 2023 Mail Online 0

Lionel Messi heads a 14-man shortlist for the Best FIFA Men’s player award after leading Argentina to World Cup glory last month. The list was announced on Thursday, with voting opening straight away and running through until February 3 before the winner is announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony. Messi is the standout name, having scored seven goals in Read More

World Cup winner retires

January 10, 2023 Admin III 0

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has announced his retirement from international football aged 36. The Tottenham captain’s decision comes three weeks after France were beaten by Argentina on penalties in the 2022 World Cup final on 18 December. Lloris had captained his country to World Cup victory four years earlier when they won the 2018 tournament. “I’ve decided to stop my Read More

Rousing welcome for Messi in PSG after World Cup triumph

January 5, 2023 Admin III 0

Lionel Messi has opened up on his gratitude towards his Paris Saint-Germain teammates for their World Cup guard of honour for him – although Kylian Mbappe and Achraf Hakimi were missing from the squad. Messi was the hero in Argentina’s remarkable final victory over France but the superstar was beaten to the Golden Boot by his club team-mate, who netted Read More

Major events that defined 2022

January 2, 2023 Admin III 0

While COVID-19 ravaged the world in 2020 and the global retail crisis followed it in 2021, many have said 2022 was an unpredictable year. Not that any year is predictable, but even with a fortune-teller’s crystal ball, nobody could have remotely foreseen what 2022 had in stock and it had them aplenty. However in this report are highlights of some Read More

#WorldCup: Messi’s hotel room to be turned to museum

December 28, 2022 Admin III 0

After winning FIFA World Cup, the hotel room, Argentina star, Lionel Messi stayed during the recently concluded #Qatar2022 World Cup is set to be turned into a museum. Recall that Messi was named player of the tournament after netting twice in the dramatic final against France in the 2022 World Cup. His achievements are now set to be immortalised, with Read More

Richarlison’s goal rated best at 2022 World Cup

December 24, 2022 Admin III 0

Richarlison’s stunning bicycle kick against Serbia has been voted the best goal of the 2022 World Cup. The Brazil forward’s stunning strike came in the 73rd minute of the South American side’s opening game of the tournament to wrap up a 2-0 victory.  FIFA revealed that the strike has been voted by fans as the goal of the tournament – beating the likes Read More

World Cup winner retires

December 24, 2022 AFP 0

Blaise Matuidi, a World Cup winner with France in 2018, said on Friday he was retiring, a year after he last played. The 35-year-old, who started the World Cup final win over Croatia in Russia four years ago, had been omitted from Inter Miami’s squad for this season. Midfielder Matuidi won Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain and Serie A with Read More

2022 World Cup final: 200, 000 fans sign petition for replay

December 24, 2022 Editor 0

About 200,000 French Fans have signed a petition for the FIFA World Cup final to be replayed. The Argentinean players dominated the French team in the first half, scoring two goals and thought they had won the game before Mbappe scored a brace in the last 12 minutes to send the game to extra time. Messi opened the scoring from Read More