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Nigeria could line up against Argentina without their influential captain John Obi Mikel if centre referee Cuneyt Cakir insist on him not playing with a cast around his wrist. Mikel suffered a fracture on his wrist in Nigeria’s last...
Former general secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Taiwo Ogunjobi has warned the Super Eagles to be wary of wounded lions like Argentina, when they square up against them in last group game on Tuesday. The Eagles would clash...
Former Ivory Coast captain Didier Drogba has advised the Super Eagles to keep to their style of play if they are to go far at the 2018 World Cup. The Eagles kept their hopes of reaching the knockout stages after...
Nigeria's forward Ahmed Musa celebrates at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Iceland at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 22, 2018. Philippe DESMAZES / AFP Leicester City's out-of-favour striker...
▪Ahmed Musa to pocket N36m Aiteo cash gift President Muhammadu Buhari has heartily congratulated the Super Eagles on their victory over Iceland in their second match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, yesterday. In a statement by his special...
▪Battle Iceland in crucial Group D tie Nigeria are seeking to revive their hopes of progressing to the knockout stages of the 2018 World Cup when they battle Iceland for three points in their second Group D match at theVolgograd...
  Super Eagles attacker, Victor Moses has stated that Iceland will be a hard nut to crack, when they clash with the Eagles on Friday. The Chelsea of England player suggested that the match against Icelanders is make or mar adding...
▪Denies crisis among board members The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has revealed that it will pay the Super Eagles players their full group stage bonus to motivate them to qualify to the next stage of the tournament despite losing against...
Captain Harry Kane came to the rescue with two goals, the second a dramatic injury-time winner, as England began their World Cup Group G campaign with a stuttering 2-1 win over Tunisia on Monday. Gareth Southgate’s men almost paid a...
A VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow but deserved victory in their opening Group F match against a poor South Korea side in Nizhny Novgorod on Monday. Veteran Swedish skipper Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the game from...
The United States of America and the United Kingdom have warned their citizens against travelling to Russia where the FIFA 2018 World Cup is taking place, with the US placing the host country’s terrorism threat alert at “level 3”....