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Brazil Complain To FIFA Over Non-Use Of VAR Technology

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland. Brazil players complained long and hard that defender Miranda was pushed by Steven Zuber when he headed home

Real Madrid to unveil Lopetegui as new coach at 1700 GMT

Just a day after he was sacked on the eve of the World Cup, former Spain coach Julen Lopetegui arrived in Madrid on Thursday where he will be officially presented as Real Madrid’s new manager. Lopetegui landed at Madrid’s Barajas airport just before 5 am (0300 GMT). He will be officially

FIFA President Infantino says will stand for re-election in 2019

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday he will stand for re-election as the head of football’s world governing body next year. Infantino said earlier that FIFA had been “clinically dead” when he took over in 2016 from long-time president Sepp Blatter who was engulfed by corruption allegations. Two years later, it

FIFA threatens worldwide ban on Nigeria without further notice

World football governing body, FIFA at the weekend warned that it would not consult with any of the parties fighting for the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) before throwing the country out of the game if it found that a third party had been meddling in the nation’s

Rohr meets NFF, plots Eagles’ preparation

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has arrived in the country to lay the grounds for Nigeria’s final phase of preparations for the 2018 World Cup taking place in Russia.  While in the country, the Franco-German will meet with the Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) top officials and other critical stakeholders to scrutinise

NFF: Eagles’ $2.8m World Cup Bonus Almost Ready for Collection

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, revealed wednesday that Super Eagles’ World Cup 2018 qualification bonus of $2.8million (about N1.08billion) is almost ready for the players to collect. Speaking in Abuja wednesday, Pinnick who also doubles as CAF Executive Committee member, insisted he was not the kind of

Eagles fail Serbia test, lose 2-0

Aleksandar Mitrovic’s brace gave Serbia a deserved 2-0 win over the Super Eagles at The Hive in London in their second pre-World Cup friendly on Tuesday in a match that had another goal line drama. The on-loan Fulham striker cashed in on defensive lapses in the 68th and 81st minutes to

Buhari congratulates Super Eagles former coach, Onigbinde at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined sports loving Nigerians to congratulate former Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser, Adegboye Onigbinde, who marks his 80th birthday today. President Buhari eulogised the highly respected football coach and administrator, and congratulated his family, friends and teeming fans on the landmark of turning an octogenarian. The President, in a

Obasanjo Lacks Moral Right To Criticise Buhari -Kalu

Former Abia State governor and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Orji Uzor Kalu yesterday faulted former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the ex- president lacks the moral right to criticise the incumbent. He also said it would be unfair to the south -east,

FIFA president, others for NFF awards on February 19

The Nigeria Football Federation has revealed plans for a first –ever awards ceremony organized by it to recognize and reward excellence in the Nigerian game.NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, who is chairman of the project, told dignitaries and media representatives in Lagos yesterday that the Federation decided time

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