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Lionel Messi’s bid to win the World Cup got off to a nightmare start as he missed a penalty and his Argentina side were surprisingly held by debutants Iceland. Messi was looking to match the impact his old rival...
A first half own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo in the 32nd minute and a second half penalty dispatched by Real Madrid maestro Luca Modric in the 71st were enough to put an uninspired Nigerian team to the sword in...
Ogenyi Onazi has said that Super Eagles opening’s World Cup Group D match against Croatia today is the team’s World Cup final. Nigeria will tackle the star-studded Croats today’s night by 8pm Nigerian time in Kaliningrad. “This is the most important...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick denied Spain the perfect response to a turbulent week following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in a thrilling 3-3 draw in Sochi. Spain’s troublesome week looked set for a much-needed win until Ronaldo curled home a sensational...
Diego Costa’s equaliser for Spain against Portugal on Friday was the first time a World Cup goal was awarded after a review from the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). The striker’s goal was allowed to stand in spite of a collision...
Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr said on Thursday that Nigeria’s Super Eagles are “physically and mentally ready” for their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals coming up on Saturday against Croatia. Rohr, a former German international...
Croatia fans at Kaliningrad who spoke to BusinessDay on Thursday night June 14th, mentioned that Nigeria’s Super Eagles parades the best team in Group D that has Argentina, Croatia and Iceland at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. “This is one...
Denis Cheryshev scored his first Russia goals as the World Cup hosts brushed Saudi Arabia aside at Luzhniki Stadium. Denis Cheryshev scored a brace and Aleksandr Golovin starred as Russia kicked off their first home World Cup with a rampant...
The 2018 World Cup begins today in Russia with an opening match between the host country and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Before kick-off at Moscow’s refurbished Luzhniki Stadium, football fans from across the world will be treated to music...
Spain have sacked Julen Lopetegui just two days before their first World Cup match – despite the late efforts of senior players. RFEF president Luis Rubiales revealed the decision after a dramatic morning when a press conference was called for...
On June 14, just a few moments before Russia and Saudi Arabia kick off the 2018 FIFA World Cup, three international stars will thrill the fans in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Global music icon Robbie Williams will entertain the stadium...