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2 die in France during World Cup celebrations, 292 people taken into custody

2 die in France during World Cup celebrations, 292 people taken into custody At least two people lost their lives Sunday in France during celebrations for the country's World Cup 2018 win over Croatia. According to daily Le Parisien, two people died and 45 police officers were slightly injured during celebrations on Sunday following the French victory in the World Cup. According to local...... more

Heavy rain damages Russia’s World Cup stadium

Heavy rain damaged one of Russia’s newly-built World Cup stadiums on Sunday when the tournament ended with the final in Moscow. Footage from the southern city of Volgograd showed a fresh landslide on an embankment near the stadium, which made a several-meter-deep hole in it and covered a sidewalk with mud....... more

MRA names National Institute for Sports into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

MRA names National Institute for Sports into ‘FOI Hall of Shame’ For failing to comply with its duties and obligations under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 over the last seven years, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named National Institute for Sports (NIS) into the “FOI Hall of Shame”. In a statement issued in Lagos by its Programme Officer, Mr. John...... more

Djokovic wins fourth career Wimbledon with dominant straight-set win over Kevin Anderson

Djokovic wins fourth career Wimbledon with dominant straight-set win over Kevin Anderson Months ago, Novak Djokovic couldn’t even play tennis. Now, he’s on top of the tennis world, and he’s looking just as dominant as ever. After a year of battling injury, a lack of motivation, coaching changes and frustration, Djokovic has claimed his fourth career Wimbledon title — and first Grand Slam...... more

France are 2018 World Cup champions (France 4 Croatia 2)

France are 2018 World Cup champions (France 4 Croatia 2)   France are the new champions of world football. They claimed the most important prize in the game after beating giant killers Croatia 4-2 to win the FIFA World Cup for the second time in 20 years ago. The first was on home soil in 1998. Croatia dominated the game from...... more

World Cup: Why France look in good shape for glory

World Cup: Why France look in good shape for glory Every team have their own history. Every generation of players has its own path towards glory. This France squad is no different. To get to the 2018 World Cup final, they had to beat the critics, overcome adversity and answer all the questions asked after their average performances before and at...... more

France, Croatia battle for glory in World Cup final

France, Croatia battle for glory in World Cup final Expect a little bit of everything in Sunday’s World Cup final, the culmination of a tournament full of twists and turns. At one end of the field at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium: France, the favourite playing in its third Cup final, including a win on home soil in 1998. Coach Didier Deschamps...... more

Ageless Pacquiao knocks out Lucas Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title

Ageless Pacquiao knocks out Lucas Matthysse to claim WBA welterweight title Manny Pacquiao gave the people what they came to see. Finally. The Filipino senator scored his first finish in nearly nine years when he dropped Lucas Matthysse Sunday at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with a left uppercut in the seventh round. Matthysse, who had also been down in the...... more

World Cup: Belgium beat England to finish third

World Cup: Belgium beat England to finish third England's World Cup campaign in Russia ended with a 2-0 defeat by Belgium in St Petersburg that meant the Three Lions finished in fourth place. Gareth Southgate's team were unable to bounce back from the despair of Wednesday's extra-time loss against Croatia in the semi-final in Moscow - but this still...... more

Kerber stuns Serena to win Wimbledon title

Kerber stuns Serena to win Wimbledon title Serena Williams vowed to use the pain of her shock Wimbledon final defeat against Angelique Kerber to fuel her bid for future Grand Slam glory. Williams was hoping to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 major titles by winning her eighth Wimbledon crown on Saturday. But instead, the 36-year-old produced an...... more

Russia 2018: Stranded Nigerians sleep outside embassy building

Russia 2018: Stranded Nigerians sleep outside embassy building As Russia 2018 winds to a close on Sunday, about 200 Nigerians may not have good stories to share, at least for now. Having gone to Europe to cheer their country and/or hunt for lucrative jobs, including playing pro football, their lives have taken a downside. With no money and no...... more

Sarri replaces Conte as Chelsea manager

Sarri replaces Conte as Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri says he wants to bring "entertaining football" to Chelsea after becoming their manager on a three-year deal. The 59-year-old replaces fellow Italian Antonio Conte, who was sacked on Friday after two years at Stamford Bridge. Sarri led Napoli to two second-place finishes in his three seasons in charge of...... more

FIFA to ban Nigeria over NFF crisis – Infantino

FIFA to ban Nigeria over NFF crisis – Infantino FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, warned on Friday that Nigeria would be banned from all international competitions following the renewal of leadership crisis in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, had two weeks ago directed the Amaju Pinnick-led NFF Executive Committee to leave office following...... more

More than N500m realised for Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship

More than N500m realised for Asaba 2018 African Senior Athletics Championship More than N500 million was realised at a fundraising dinner for the forthcoming African Senior Athletics Championship billed to take place in Asaba from August 1 to August 5th, 2018. Zenith Bank Plc led the donors at the event with the sum of N300 million while Bube Dan, gave N20 million,...... more

Over 540 arrested in China for online football gambling

Over 540 arrested in China for online football gambling China has cracked down on online football gambling during the World Cup, arresting more than 540 suspected of participating in schemes involving more than $1.5 billion, state media said. The suspects were “associated with more than 20 gangs”, and their servers, computers, mobile phones and bank cards were confiscated, police in...... more

BREAKING: Croatia stun England to qualify for the World Cup final for the first time

BREAKING: Croatia stun England to qualify for the World Cup final for the first time Croatia, a country of just over 4 million people, advanced to its first-ever World Cup final with a dramatic 2-1 extra-time victory over the English on Wednesday. Mario Mandzukic’s predatory 109th-minute goal booked a date with France in Sunday’s final: England had gone ahead early, but lost control of the match...... more

France beat Belgium to qualify for World Cup final

France beat Belgium to qualify for World Cup final France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal for the 1998 champions in the second half with a towering header from Antoine Griezmann's corner. Didier Deschamps' side were on...... more

JUST IN: Real Madrid confirm Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus

JUST IN: Real Madrid confirm Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus Real Madrid on Tuesday announced the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Italy’s Juventus, with the Portuguese superstar saying the time had come “for a new stage” in his life. “Today Real Madrid wants to give thanks to a player who has demonstrated he is the best in the world and who...... more

World Cup: Semi-final combatants set for showdown

World Cup: Semi-final combatants set for showdown As the semi-finals battle kicks off in the ongoing FIFA World Cup to decide the two finalists for the July 15 showdown at the Luzhniki Stadium, the four combatants must first slug it out for the two available slots in the grand finale. While Les Bleus of France are hoping to...... more

World Cup referee gets life ban for bribery

World Cup referee gets life ban for bribery A Kenyan linesman who had been due to officiate at the World Cup in Russia has been handed a life ban after being caught in a bribery sting. Marwa Range was filmed received a 600 bribe dollars during the African Nations Championship in Morocco in January and is one of 22...... more

AFN cancels National Trials following protests by athletes

AFN cancels National Trials following protests by athletes The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) on Sunday cancelled the All Nigeria Athletics Championship holding in Abuja, following protests by participating athletes over poor welfare. Sunday Adeleye, AFN Technical Director, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), that the decision followed an emergency meeting of the board of the AFN regarding...... more

Croatia crushes Russia's 2018 World Cup dream

Croatia crushes Russia's 2018 World Cup dream Ivan Rakitic scored the decisive spot-kick as Croatia beat hosts Russia 4-3 on penalties to book a World Cup semi-final date with England. After extra time ended with the score level at 2-2, goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was Croatia's penalty hero, denying Fedor Smolov before Mario Fernandes fired wide. Rakitic stepped up...... more

World Cup 2018: England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach semi-finals

World Cup 2018: England beat Sweden 2-0 to reach semi-finals England reached the World Cup semi-final for the first time since Italia 90 as Harry Maguire and Dele Alli struck either side of the interval to beat Sweden in Samara. Gareth Southgate's side will now face either Croatia or hosts Russia in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday after overcoming a stubborn...... more

England set for Sweden, target World Cup semis; Croatians gear up for showdown with Russia

England set for Sweden, target World Cup semis; Croatians gear up for showdown with Russia England will bid to end their 28-year wait to reach a World Cup semifinal when they face Sweden on Saturday after Brazil were dumped out in the last eight by Belgium. Gareth Southgate’s young side face the Scandinavians in Samara with a place in the last four against either Croatia or...... more

Brazil out of World Cup as Belgium advance to semi-finals

Brazil out of World Cup as Belgium advance to semi-finals Belgium produced a brilliant performance to knock five-time winners Brazil out of the World Cup and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 1986. Roberto Martinez's side turned on the style in Kazan to clock up their fifth straight win of the tournament and ensure the semi-finals will be contested...... more

World Cup: France, Brazil, Uruguay, Belgium battle for semi-final spots

World Cup: France, Brazil, Uruguay, Belgium battle for semi-final spots The World Cup bursts back into life on Friday as tournament favourites Brazil take on a Belgium side brimming with talent while a young France team face battle-hardened Uruguay. The first match Uruguay-France, will take place at 3pm Nigerian time and the second at 7pm. Neymar’s Brazil are aiming to win...... more

Colombian players get death threats after losing penalty shootout to England

Colombian players get death threats after losing penalty shootout to England Two Colombian players who missed penalties against England have received death threats from furious fans on social media. Vile messages targeting Mateus Uribe and Carlos Bacca started to appear within minutes of Colombia being knocked out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia following the dramatic shoot-out. Uribe’s penalty hit the...... more

NFF Saga: EFCC invites Amaju Pinnick

NFF Saga: EFCC invites Amaju Pinnick The crisis in the Glass House may have gone beyond mere power tussle as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday invited embattled President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick. The Nation scooped that Pinnick who is still in Russia as Executive Member of FIFA has been informed about...... more

England shakes its penalties curse and saves its World Cup

England shakes its penalties curse and saves its World Cup Of course it went to penalties. It always goes to penalties. And of course everyone expected England to lose. Because England always loses when it goes to penalties. It has become something of a theme. Or a curse. 1990. 1996. 1998. 2004. 2006. 2012. Six major tournaments in 22 years (including...... more

World Cup 2018: Belgium stun Japan to reach quarters

World Cup 2018: Belgium stun Japan to reach quarters   Belgium completed a remarkable revival as they came from the World Cup abyss and beat Japan to reach the quarter-finals. Roberto Martinez's side were trailing 2-0 when he brought on Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli in the 65th minute, and Fellaini scored the equaliser before Chadli netted a 94th-minute winner. They...... more

 

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