Nigeria book 2024 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup place

January 20, 2024 Admin II 0

Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets, have earned a place at this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals after a brace by Opeyemi Ajakaye eventually brought down hard-fighting Burundi in a final round, second leg encounter at the MKO Abiola National Stadium on Saturday evening. This tallied to a 3-0 aggregate victory for Nigeria in the final round of the qualifying Read More

South Africa pull out of hosting bid for 2027 Women’s World Cup

November 25, 2023 Admin III 0

South Africa have withdrawn their bid to host the Women’s World Cup in 2027, leaving three bids in the running, including one from the USA and Mexico. South Africa’s Football Association has confirmed that it does not intend to bid for the 2027 Women’s World Cup and will instead focus on putting together a bid to host the 2031 tournament. Read More

Brazil paint New Caledonia with goals in U17 World Cup clash

November 15, 2023 Admin III 0

Brazil beat New Caledonia 9-0 at the 2023 FIFA U17 World Cup on Tuesday. Fluminense forward Kaua Elias scored a hat-trick at the Jakarta International Stadium. Vasco da Gama forward Rayan netted twice, while Estevao Willian, Luighi, Vitor Reis and Joao Souza also got on the scoresheet. New Caledonia registered six attempts at goal, while Brazil had 77 shots, including Read More

Stop booing Martinez, Drogba cautions fans

October 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Didier Drogba intervened and asked France fans to show respect as Emiliano Martinez was booed during the Ballon d’Or ceremony. The World Cup winner was awarded the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper for 2023 at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris. When Martinez went on stage to collect his award, his save of Randal Kolo Muani’s last-minute strike from Read More

World Cup Qualifier: Zimbabwe To Host Nigeria In Kigali

October 20, 2023 Admin III 0

Contrary to the report emanating from certain sections of the media, the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) has decided to adopt Kigali Stadium in Rwanda as their home ground for the 2026 World Cup qualifier. Since the release of the draws, some unconfirmed sources have suggested that Zimbabwe will play their home game in South Africa after their home ground in Read More

Argentina’s World Cup winning Gomez banned for doping

October 20, 2023 Admin III 0

  Former Argentina World Cup champion, Alejandro Papu’ Gomez, has been slapped with a two-year suspension after failing a drug test just ahead of the 2022 World Cup. The test revealed the presence of a prohibited substance in his system. Gomez, who had triumphed in the World Cup last December in a thrilling penalty shootout against France, attributed the failed Read More

[Breaking] Cricket World Cup: Afghanistan shock England

October 15, 2023 Editor 0

Afghanistan produced the first shock of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 when they beat defending champions England by 69 runs on Sunday at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Holders England crumbled for 215 runs in front of Afghanistan’s trio of spinners after winning the toss and asking Afghanistan to bat first. The underdogs set England a target Read More

World Cup: Mark Clattenburg drops crucial message for referees

September 29, 2023 Admin III 0

Mark Clattenburg has warned officials that they could be barred from officiating in the World Cup if they swap the Premier League for Saudi Arabia. According to The Times, referees from the Premier League and Europe are being approached for potential moves to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Pro League, which has witnessed significant spending during the summer transfer window, is Read More

FIFA launches investigation over celebrity chef’s ‘strange’ World Cup celebration

December 23, 2022 Admin III 0

FIFA are investigating how celebrity chef Salt Bae gained “undue access” to the pitch after the World Cup final where he enthusiastically posed for photos with surprised Argentina players including a bemused and irritated Lionel Messi. Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gokce, was pictured holding and kissing the trophy after Argentina beat France in Sunday’s final in Qatar. Read More

Popular gospel singer Mercy Chinwo congratulates Messi on World Cup victory

December 19, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigerian gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo, has congratulated the newly-crowned world champion, Lionel Messi. In a post on her Instagram page Sunday night, she wrote, “It’s a season of back to back CONGRATULATIONS for you and yours🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏Congratulations Messi Chukwu 😅😅 😅😅 #leomessi aka THE GOAT🐐 We Love you❤💃💃❤.”

2025: FIFA launches 32-team Club World Cup tournament

December 16, 2022 Admin III 0

Gianni Infantino says FIFA will launch a new 32-team men’s Club World Cup starting in 2025 and revealed they will ‘rediscuss’ the 2026 World Cup group stage format. The new Club World Cup concept was initially meant to launch in China in 2021 with 24 teams but was cancelled due to the pandemic – and is now set for a Read More

World Cup: #Davido storms Qatar for closing ceremony

December 16, 2022 Admin III 0

Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup closing ceremony, Nigerian music boss and singer, Davido has arrived in Qatar for his forthcoming closing performance on Sunday. The Afrobeat star was spotted sharing a pose with popular Ghanaian singer, Stonebwoy, Friday. This is coming days after Chinese businessman, Stephen Hung, shared via his Instagram story that Davido will be live at Read More

[Happening now] France vs Morocco: Team news ahead of #WorldCup semi-final

December 14, 2022 Admin III 0

France play Morocco in the 2022 World Cup semi-finals tonight, with Argentina awaiting in Sunday’s final at Lusail Stadium. France are the reigning champions and are hoping to become the first team in 60 years to repeat. Morocco are the first African team to reach this stage of a World Cup. France: Lloris, Kounde, Varane, Konate, Theo Hernandez, Tchouameni, Fofana, Read More

VIDEO: Kizz Daniel thrills crowd at #Qatar2022 #WorldCup

November 24, 2022 Admin III 0

Nigerian singer, Kizz Daniel on Wednesday performed before a massive crowd at the World Cup Fans Festival in Qatar. The singing sensation performed his hit song ‘Buga’ to the excitement of the crowd. The excited crowd could be seen dancing and screaming in the video posted on social media on Wednesday, November 23.

#WorldCup2022: Saudi Arabia in jubilation mood, declares public holiday after World Cup feat against Argentina

November 22, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The King of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has declared Wednesday a public holiday in the country following Saudi Arabia’s 2-1 win against Argentina at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. A Twitter post shared on Saudi Gazzette, Tuesday evening reads; “King Salman orders that tomorrow, Wednesday, will be a holiday for all employees in public and private sectors Read More