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BREAKING: Chelsea overcome Man Utd to win FA Cup

BREAKING: Chelsea overcome Man Utd to win FA Cup Eden Hazard’s penalty secured Chelsea the FA Cup for the eighth time as they beat Manchester United in what could be Antonio Conte’s final match in charge. Hazard sent goalkeeper David de Gea the wrong way at Wembley, having won the kick when brought down by Phil Jones. United, having offered...... more

Nigeria retains 47th position in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria retains 47th position in latest FIFA rankings   Nigeria has retained her last month Coca Cola FIFA world ranking on 47th position and sixth in Africa in May. The rankings released on FIFA website on Thursday recorded few changes as the first 47 countries retained their previous positions. According to the rankings on the website, seven international ‘A’...... more

World Cup referee banned for life over bribery

World Cup referee banned for life over bribery   The Saudi Football Federation (SFF) said Wednesday it had banned for life a referee, selected to officiate at the World Cup in Russia, for soliciting a bribe from a local club. Fahad Al Mirdasi requested a bribe from Al Ittihad in the King’s Cup final, one of the country’s most...... more

FG hands over National Stadium in Surulere to Lagos Government

FG hands over National Stadium in Surulere to Lagos Government   The Lagos State Government on Tuesday said it is in the process of securing the release of the National Stadium, Surulere from the Federal Government. Speaking at the ongoing annual Ministerial Press Briefing at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, Chairman of Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr Kweku Tandoh, said...... more

Outrage in Germany over Ozil, others photos with Turkish President

Outrage in Germany over Ozil, others photos with Turkish President The German Football Federation (DFB) has criticised its internationals Mesut Özil and Ilkay Gündogan for posing in photos with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The two German-born players, both of Turkish origin, gave Mr Erdogan signed shirts at an event in London on Sunday. Gündogan wrote: “For my honoured President, with...... more

Commonwealth Games: Missing athletes and coach face deportation from Australia

Commonwealth Games: Missing athletes and coach face deportation from Australia Ten athletes and a coach who went missing during the Commonwealth Games face deportation from Australia. The group includes eight athletes from Cameroon, two from Uganda and a Rwandan Para-powerlifting coach. "If they breach the conditions, they're subject to enforcement action," said Australia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton. They will be...... more

BREAKING: Rohr names 30-man provisional Super Eagles squad for Russia 2018 World Cup

BREAKING: Rohr names 30-man provisional Super Eagles squad for Russia 2018 World Cup Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has named a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The list is made up of four goalkeepers, 10 defenders, eight midfielders and eight forwards. Headlining the invitees are captain Mikel Obi, Alex Iwobi, Kelechi Iheanacho, Odion Ighalo, William Ekong and...... more

Ebola: NANF wants Super Eagles, DR Congo match cancelled

Ebola: NANF wants Super Eagles, DR Congo match cancelled   The National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF), yesterday, called for the immediate cancellation of the Super Eagles friendly match against the Leopards of DR Congo, following the recent outbreak of the dreaded Ebola virus in the East African country. The match is slated for Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on May...... more

Legendary Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in intensive care

 Legendary Ex-Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in intensive care   Former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson remains in intensive care after having emergency surgery on Saturday for a brain haemorrhage. A United statement said the procedure "had gone very well" but there is no update on the 76-year-old's condition. The Scot retired as United manager in May 2013 after winning 38...... more

Ex-Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson undergoes brain surgery

Ex-Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson undergoes brain surgery Former Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson had surgery Saturday for a brain haemorrhage, according to a tweet from the team’s verified Twitter account. “Sir Alex Ferguson has undergone surgery today for a brain haemorrhage,” the English soccer team said. “The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of...... more

Brighton beat Man Utd to secure Premier League survival

Brighton beat Man Utd to secure Premier League survival Brighton secured their Premier League safety as they deservedly beat Manchester United with a goal awarded by goalline technology. Pascal Gross' header from Jose Izquierdo's cross was cleared by Marcos Rojo - but from just behind the line. Albion - who had not won in their previous seven games - had...... more

Liverpool will be ‘on fire’ against Madrid in UEFA Champions League final: Klopp

Liverpool will be ‘on fire’ against Madrid in UEFA Champions League final: Klopp Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp has said his team will be “on fire” for the Champions League final in Kiev as they look to stop an experienced Real Madrid side from winning a third consecutive European title. The Merseyside club will feature in their eighth European Cup final on May 26 after...... more

How Atletico beat Arsenal to reach Europa League final

How Atletico beat Arsenal to reach Europa League final Diego Costa sent Atletico Madrid through to the Europa League final as the Spanish club won Thursday’s second leg 1-0 at home to clinch a 2-1 aggregate victory over Arsenal. After a 1-1 draw a week ago in London, former Chelsea striker Costa grabbed the decisive goal just before half-time in...... more

Champions League: No second miracle for Roma, as Liverpool book Madrid in the final

Champions League: No second miracle for Roma, as Liverpool book Madrid in the final Liverpool will play Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final in Kiev on 26 May after they survived Roma scare at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, winning 7-6 aggregate. Roma won on the night, scoring two goals in five minutes to raise the hope of a spectacular comeback having lost...... more

FIFA proposes staging new mini-World Cup every two years

FIFA proposes staging new mini-World Cup every two years   (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed staging what would effectively be a mini-World Cup, featuring eight international teams, every two years in addition to the traditional competition. The tournament, known as the “Final 8”, would be the climax of a global Nations League competition, which is part of...... more

Madrid through to third consecutive UEFA Champions League final

Madrid through to third consecutive UEFA Champions League final Reigning European champions Real Madrid moved into their third successive Champions League final as they edged out Bayern Munich in a thrilling semi-final second leg. Trailing 2-1 after the first leg in Germany, Bayern needed a win at the Bernabeu to reach the final but it finished 2-2 as Real clinched...... more

Salah voted England's Footballer of the Year

 Salah voted England's Footballer of the Year   Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has been voted Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) to complete the double of English soccer’s major individual awards. Salah was chosen as Player of the Year by the Professional Footballers Association (PFA) after an outstanding season in which he has...... more

African teams at 2018 World Cup to receive $2m advance

 African teams at 2018 World Cup to receive $2m advance   The five African qualified teams for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup will each receive an advance of two million dollars of their prize money from FIFA towards their preparations. The decision comes on the heels of negotiations initiated by CAF President Ahmad with the FIFA administration, leading to the...... more

Manchester City close in on points record with 4-1 win at West Ham

Manchester City close in on points record with 4-1 win at West Ham Manchester City secured a comfortable 4-1 win over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday to move within two of the English Premier League’s single-season points records. PFA Young Player of the Year Leroy Sane got Manchester City — already confirmed as English Premier League (EPL) champions two weeks ago —...... more

CAF bans Nigerian referee, Ogabor, over attempted match manipulation

CAF bans Nigerian referee, Ogabor, over attempted match manipulation   The Referees Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed the recommendation of its Disciplinary Board to ban Nigeria referee, Joseph Ogabor, from any official mission for one year over attempted match manipulation.  A statement on CAF website on Sunday said this was with respect to the Total...... more

NFF leadership tussle: Supreme Court sends Giwa, Pinnick back to high court for retrial

NFF leadership tussle: Supreme Court sends Giwa, Pinnick back to high court for retrial   The Supreme Court has set aside the 2016 judgment of the Appeal Court on the leadership tussle of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). Chris Giwa and his board had dragged the FIFA-recognised Amaju Pinnick-led board to the Supreme Court, to set aside the verdict of the Appeal Court which set...... more

Trump backs U.S. bid for 2026 World Cup

Trump backs U.S. bid for 2026 World Cup  U.S. President Donald Trump has backed U.S. intention to bid for the 2026 World Cup in conjunction with Canada and Mexico. Trump, while announcing the bid on his Twitter handle, warned against opposition from countries that the U.S. has always supported. Morocco is currently challenging the North American bid for the...... more

Steven Keshi Stadium to be completed soon — Okowa

Steven Keshi Stadium to be completed soon — Okowa In preparation for the 2018 African Athletics Competition, Delta State, Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has expressed confidence in delivering a world-class stadium for the competition. The governor said this on Thursday when Mr. Victor Oyovbaire, Executive Producer, All Access Television Production, and his team paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba. He said...... more

Arsenal falter against Atletico as Marseille take control against Salzburg in Europa League semi-finals

Arsenal falter against Atletico as Marseille take control against Salzburg in Europa League semi-finals Arsenal on Thursday night failed to impress in the Europa League semi-final first leg, struggling to a 1-1 draw against visiting Atletico Madrid, despite enjoying a one-man advantage for about 80 minutes.  Elsewhere, Florian Thauvin and substitute Clinton Njie netted to give Marseille a 2-0 win over Salzburg, thus keeping the French...... more

US tycoon bids $1.4bn for Wembley Stadium

US tycoon bids $1.4bn for Wembley Stadium     It’s the home of English football and one of the most iconic venues in world sport — and it could be about to get a new American owner.  The English Football Association confirmed Thursday it has received an offer to buy Wembley Stadium, while Shahid Khan, the owner of...... more

Bayern Munich 1 vs 2 Real Madrid

Bayern Munich 1 vs 2 Real Madrid Real Madrid took control of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich with victory in the first leg at the Allianz Arena. The holders, attempting to win the competition for the third successive season, struggled defensively but were clinical in attack - and Marcelo and Marco Asensio scored either side of...... more

A missed opportunity for Bayern

A missed opportunity for Bayern Bayern has lost six games in a row against Real, their worst run against any side in the competition. Already missing key men Manuel Neuer, David Alaba, Arturo Vidal and Kingsley Coman, they lost winger Arjen Robben and defender Jerome Boateng in the first half. But they had enough chances to...... more

Coaches warn Obiano, say scrapping Anambra Ministry of Sports will backfire

Coaches warn Obiano, say scrapping Anambra Ministry of Sports will backfire The Anambra Coaches Association has urged the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, to reverse his decision to scrap the state Ministry of Sports, saying the decision will stifle sports development in the state. The association, which kicked against the plan to establish a Sports Commission in place of a Sports Ministry,...... more

Chelsea beat Southampton to set up FA Cup final against Manchester United

Chelsea beat Southampton to set up FA Cup final against Manchester United   A flash of attacking brilliance from Olivier Giroud and an emphatic header from substitute Alvaro Morata earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over struggling Southampton in the second FA Cup semi-final match at Wembley on Sunday.  Chelsea’s victory means an FA Cup final date with Manchester United next month.  Giroud muscled...... more

BREAKING NEWS: Wenger throws in the towel; to leave Arsenal at end of season

BREAKING NEWS: Wenger throws in the towel; to leave Arsenal at end of season Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, ending a near 22-year reign as manager. The Frenchman departs a year before his latest contract was due to expire. The Gunners are sixth in the league and set to miss out on a top-four spot for the second...... more

 

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