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I have 10 years left in boxing ―Anthony Joshua

19 July 2018
I have 10 years left in boxing ―Anthony Joshua

The WBA-IBF-WBO world heavyweight champion faces Povetkin, also a former Olympic gold medallist at Wembley Stadium, where there is expected to be a sell-out crowd of 90,000 on September 22....

Africans are the real World Cup winners - Venezuela President

18 July 2018
Africans are the real World Cup winners - Venezuela President

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro believes Africa and not France are the true winners of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. France beat Croatia 4-2 in Sunday’s final in Moscow, but...

Zinedine Zidane to join Ronaldo at Juventus

18 July 2018
Zinedine Zidane to join Ronaldo at Juventus

Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo Zinedine Zidane has agreed to join Juventus as a director.The former Real Madrid manager will follow Cristiano Ronaldo to the Turin club.Spanish outlet Libertad Digital...

Sergio Ramos pops the question! Real Madrid captain gets engaged to Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio

17 July 2018
Sergio Ramos pops the question! Real Madrid captain gets engaged to Spanish TV presenter Pilar Rubio

 Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos is now engaged to long-term girlfriend, Pilar Rubio, having popped the question while the pair were on holiday. Ramos has been taking some downtime following...

Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger regrets ‘staying at the same club for 22 years’ and claims he likes to move around

17 July 2018
Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger regrets ‘staying at the same club for 22 years’ and claims he likes to move around

Arsene Wenger has admitted he regrets staying at Arsenal for 22 years. The ousted Gunners boss will have puzzled fans as he claimed he is "someone who likes to move...

Africa won, says Nicolas Maduro while congratulating France on FIFA World Cup

17 July 2018
Africa won, says Nicolas Maduro while congratulating France on FIFA World Cup

The President of Venezuela has called for an end to racism against immigrants in Europe while congratulating the France national football team for its 2018 FIFA World Cup title, noting...

Nigeria: Why Dozens of Nigerians in Russia for World Cup Now Sleeping On Streets

16 July 2018
Nigeria: Why Dozens of Nigerians in Russia for World Cup Now Sleeping On Streets

Hundreds of Nigerians who traveled to Russia for the 2018 World Cup are stranded and are now sleeping on the streets. The fans entered Russia using Fan id's, which Russian...

I feared Serena might die, says husband

16 July 2018
I feared Serena might die, says husband

The husband of Serena Williams admitted on Sunday that he feared the tennis superstar would die after giving birth to their daughter last year. Alexis Ohanian, the internet entrepreneur and...

Riots break out in Paris after French World Cup win

15 July 2018
Riots break out in Paris after French World Cup win

An incredible World Cup final win for France has turned into chaos with riots and looting in Paris. Thirty people caused damaged and stole goods from a shop in the...

Vladimir Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free Russia entry all year

15 July 2018
Vladimir Putin gives World Cup fans visa-free Russia entry all year

President Vladimir Putin said Sunday that foreign visitors holding "fan ID" cards for the World Cup could have visa-free entry to Russia for the rest of 2018, news agencies reported."Foreign...

France win World Cup

15 July 2018
France win World Cup

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia's bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps' side repeated the success on...

Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

15 July 2018
Russian women push back at shaming over World Cup dating

Hundreds of thousands of foreign men have flooded into Russiafor the monthlong World Cup, setting off a fierce debate in the host nation about the roles and rights of women....

[OPINION]: The 2018 World Cup final! - Segun Odegbami

14 July 2018
[OPINION]: The 2018 World Cup final! - Segun Odegbami

We are at the finish line. The last two teams left standing, I believe, are the teams that deserve to be there after four weeks of some of the best...

Nigeria risks FIFA ban

13 July 2018
Nigeria risks FIFA ban

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has stated that Nigeria risks being banned if the Nigeria Football Federation's leadership, as recognized by the world football governing body, continues to be compromised. Infantino...

FIFA warns broadcasters about singling out 'hot women' at World Cup

13 July 2018
FIFA warns broadcasters about singling out 'hot women' at World Cup

FIFA is cracking down on broadcasters targeting "hot women" at World Cup matches in a push to tackle sexism in football. It is common practice for broadcasters to pick attractive...

World Cup 2018: Fifa investigates England chants during Croatia defeat

12 July 2018
World Cup 2018: Fifa investigates England chants during Croatia defeat

Chants of a "possible discriminatory" nature by England fans during their World Cup semi-final defeat by Croatia, are being investigated by Fifa. It relates to the chanting of "no surrender"...

Fiat workers threaten strike as owner pays £88m for Ronaldo’s Juventus move

12 July 2018
Fiat workers threaten strike as owner pays £88m for Ronaldo’s Juventus move

Fiat workers are getting ready to go on strike over the firm’s owner’s decision to pay £88m to buy Cristiano Ronaldo. Italy’s Agnelli family owns almost 30 per cent of ...

Mandzukic leads Croatia's golden boys to World Cup history

12 July 2018
Mandzukic leads Croatia's golden boys to World Cup history

As seismic sporting shocks go, Wednesday saw one of the biggest in years. Roger Federer, tennis' 20-time major-winning great, squandered a two-set lead and a match point to lose to...

Cristiano Ronaldo confirms Juventus transfer as Real Madrid accept £105m fee

10 July 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo confirms Juventus transfer as Real Madrid accept £105m fee

Talks between the two clubs and Ronaldo’s camp emerged early last week and have accelerated in recent days. In an open letter to fans, Ronaldo thanked Real for his nine...

Joshua awaits Wilder fight

10 July 2018
Joshua awaits Wilder fight

Anthony Joshua is still waiting to see whether Deontay Wilder will agree to fight him and the British boxer poked fun at the situation with a humorous tweet. Joshua posted...

Iwobi retains jersey 17 for Arsenal new season

10 July 2018
Iwobi retains jersey 17 for Arsenal new season

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi is to retain his number 17 jersey for the Gunners when the 2018-2019 Premier league season kicks off. Arsenal youth expert Jeorge Bird who gave...

Belgium, France go to war for final ticket

10 July 2018
Belgium, France go to war for final ticket

France’s forward Olivier Giroud (middle) at training session with teammates at the Saint Petersburg Stadium, in Saint Petersburg, on the eve of their semi-final match against Belgium…yesterday. PHOTO: AFP Anothe...

FIFA President Applauds Putin For World Cup

08 July 2018
FIFA President Applauds Putin For World Cup

At a meeting with former world football stars including former England defender Rio Ferdinand and ex-Denmark goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel and Putin. FIFA president Gianni Infantino told President Vladimir Putin on...

World Cup 2018: England fans delighted at reaching semi-finals

07 July 2018
World Cup 2018: England fans delighted at reaching semi-finals

The country is celebrating after England beat Sweden 2-0 to win a place in the World Cup semi-finals. Pubs were packed, barbecues were burning and towns were tense as millions...

CAF Appoints Amaju Pinnick 1st Vice President

06 July 2018
CAF Appoints Amaju Pinnick 1st Vice President

The President of Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Mr. Amaju Pinnick, has been appointment Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) 1st Vice-President. The appointment, according to a memo dated 5th July 2018...

Paralyzed soccer fan donates wheelchair to Russian man during FIFA World Cup in Moscow

05 July 2018
Paralyzed soccer fan donates wheelchair to Russian man during FIFA World Cup in Moscow

A Mexican-American soccer fan donated a wheelchair to a Russian man in desperate need of a new one during the opening round of the FIFA World Cup in Russia last...

Cristiano Ronaldo to make shock move to Juventus

04 July 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo to make shock move to Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus are increasingly confident of pulling off a stunning swoop for Cristiano Ronaldo.Ronaldo is ready to accept the Italian champions’ eye-watering £26.5million-a-year contract, taking him up to the...

England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup

03 July 2018
England finally wins penalty shootout at World Cup

England ended its long run of penalty misery and reached the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 12 years, beating Colombia 4-3 in a shootout on Tuesday. Eric...

Nigerian captain told of father's kidnapping hours before World Cup match

03 July 2018
Nigerian captain told of father's kidnapping hours before World Cup match

John Obi Mikel, captain of the Nigerian football team, revealed Tuesday that he led the team in its World Cup match against Argentina after receiving news his father had been...

"Bruised and battered": Australia, Philippines players brawl in World Cup qualifier

03 July 2018
"Bruised and battered": Australia, Philippines players brawl in World Cup qualifier

Basketball Australia says world governing body FIBA will enter "new territory" when it investigates a bench-clearing brawl during Australia's World Cup qualifying match against the Philippines Monday. It would not...

Isco: World Cup exit the saddest day of my career

02 July 2018
Isco: World Cup exit the saddest day of my career

Despite the best efforts of Real Madrid playmaker Isco, Spain couldn't find a way past Russia in Moscow on Sunday and he has described it as the saddest day of...

World Cup 2018: Neymar’s girlfriend Bruna Marquezine strips to knickers in saucy Instagram

30 June 2018
World Cup 2018: Neymar’s girlfriend Bruna Marquezine strips to knickers in saucy Instagram

The actress, who first met World Cup 2018 player Neymar in 2012, caused a stir amongst her 28.9 million Instagram followers when she stripped down to her underwear for a...

Tyson Fury tells Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua won't fight, I will

30 June 2018
Tyson Fury tells Deontay Wilder: Anthony Joshua won't fight, I will

Tyson Fury has told Deontay Wilder to send him a contract, and he will step in to fill the void should Anthony Joshua decide to fight Alexander Povetkin. Eddie Hearn...

Back to work - Iceland coach referees youth tournament days after World Cup exit

29 June 2018
Back to work - Iceland coach referees youth tournament days after World Cup exit

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson has put the disappointment of missing the World Cup knockout stage behind him by moving on to his next big tournament – a youth competition in...

Russia 2018: Lessons from Super Eagles’ ouster - Sun Editorial

29 June 2018
Russia 2018: Lessons from Super Eagles’ ouster - Sun Editorial

For a football-loving country like Nigeria, exiting the on-going FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia at the group stage, has left fans with mixed emotions, most of them negative. The...

Presidency to probe NFF over ‘reckless’ spending in Russia

29 June 2018
Presidency to probe NFF over ‘reckless’ spending in Russia

Nigerian supporters react in Lagos on June 26, 2018, as they watch the Russia 2018 World Cup football match between Nigeria and Argentina. • Pinnick in desperate move to secure...

World Cup host city Samara shopping malls evacuated after bomb threat

28 June 2018
World Cup host city Samara shopping malls evacuated after bomb threat

Three shopping malls and a hospital in the Russian World Cup host city Samara have been evacuated after a bomb threat was phoned in - just minutes after a match....

Belgian PM gives Theresa May his team's shirt ahead of World Cup clash

28 June 2018
Belgian PM gives Theresa May his team's shirt ahead of World Cup clash

Charles Michel surprised Theresa May with a red Belgium football shirt ahead of their countries' World Cup clash on Thursday evening. The pair are in Brussels for an EU summit....

Eagles Depart St Petersburg after Exit from World Cup

28 June 2018
Eagles Depart St Petersburg after Exit from World Cup

After exiting the ongoing FIFA World Cup here in Russia on Tuesday night with the 2-1 loss to Argentina, some members of the Super Eagles are expected to touch down...

Give home-based players a chance – Chukwu reacts to Super Eagles’ loss

27 June 2018
Give home-based players a chance – Chukwu reacts to Super Eagles’ loss

A former Coach of the Super Eagles, Christian Chukwu, on Wednesday said that it was time the nation’s football authorities allowed home-based players into the national team to make it...

Germany suffer shock World Cup exit

27 June 2018
Germany suffer shock World Cup exit

Defending world champions Germany have crashed out of the World Cup after a shock 2-0 loss to South Korea, courtesy of two stoppage-time goals. South Korea's Kim Young-gwon scored in...

Bad officiating denied Eagles’ victory – Drogba

27 June 2018
Bad officiating denied Eagles’ victory – Drogba

Phoenix Rising and former Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has said bad officiating led to Nigeria’s ouster against Argentina at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia on Tuesday. The...

Nigerians in Russia weep openly as Eagles crash out

27 June 2018
Nigerians in Russia weep openly as Eagles crash out

Nigeria’s German coach Gernot Rohr consoles Nigeria’s defender Brian Idowu after defeat during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Nigeria and Argentina at the Saint Petersburg...

Maradona 'falls ill' after Argentina win

27 June 2018
Maradona 'falls ill' after Argentina win

Diego Maradona was reportedly treated by medical staff after Argentina's dramatic victory over Nigeria at the World Cup. The former Argentina star had been watching from the stands at the...

Messi's Argentina in World Cup last-chance saloon

26 June 2018
Messi's Argentina in World Cup last-chance saloon

Lionel Messi's Argentina face their World Cup day of destiny, needing a win to have any chance of progressing after France topped their group despite a stalemate against Denmark. The...

World Cup reporter Julia Guimaraes' fury at on-camera kiss attempt

26 June 2018
World Cup reporter Julia Guimaraes' fury at on-camera kiss attempt

A Brazilian sports reporter fought back after a man tried to kiss her while she was doing a live report from the World Cup in Russia. Julia Guimaraes was in...

Anthony Joshua gets 24-hour ultimatum to fight or risk losing title

26 June 2018
Anthony Joshua gets 24-hour ultimatum to fight or risk losing title

Anthony Joshua has been given a 24-hour deadline to sign to fight Russian Alexander Povetkin or face being stripped of some of his world heavyweight titles. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn,...

‘Wild’ Argentina fans cautioned ahead Eagles showpiece

25 June 2018
‘Wild’ Argentina fans cautioned ahead Eagles showpiece

The football governing body passed down the caution to the Argentines two days to their crucial match with the Super Eagles of Nigeria. Fifa said the caution became necessary owing...

Messi skips birthday celebration for Eagles’ showdown

25 June 2018
Messi skips birthday celebration for Eagles’ showdown

Argentina’s best player and arguably world best, Lionel Messi yesterday clocked 31 but the Barcelona hero chose to train with his national team squad on his birthday as they prepare...

Cristiano Ronaldo pleads with Iran fans to let him sleep

25 June 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo pleads with Iran fans to let him sleep

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo has been filmed pleading with Iran supporters to let him sleep on the eve of the World Cup clash between the two nations. Ronaldo, who heads...

Honda’s goal put Japan at 2-2 draw with Senegal

25 June 2018
Honda’s goal put Japan at 2-2 draw with Senegal

Senegal and Japan missed the chance to take a giant stride towards the World Cup knockout stages after playing out a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Ekaterinburg Arena. After winning...

England beat Panama 6-1: Team through to knockout stage of World Cup

25 June 2018
England beat Panama 6-1: Team through to knockout stage of World Cup

England are through to the knockout stage of the World Cup after a record-breaking result against Panama. The team won 6-1 - with the most goals they have ever scored...

This may be my last World Cup —Pogba

24 June 2018
This may be my last World Cup —Pogba

Knowing he is not certain to play in any future tournaments, the Manchester United midfielder is desperate to win the trophy this summer. Paul Pogba wants to help France win...

At home in Russia, Musa targets Messi’s scalp

23 June 2018
At home in Russia, Musa targets Messi’s scalp

The name on the lip of Nigerians and other Africans here at the World Cup in Russia is Ahmed Musa. The reason is not far fetched. The Leicester City player...

World Cup 2018: Football ban over 'anti-Semitic' video

23 June 2018
World Cup 2018: Football ban over 'anti-Semitic' video

A man has received a five-year football banning order after a video appearing to show fans singing anti-Semitic songs at the World Cup circulated online. Michael Herbert, 57, from Derby,...

Okocha praises Rohr for accepting Criticism

23 June 2018
Okocha praises Rohr for accepting Criticism

Former Super Eagles international, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has heaped praises on Coach Gernot Rohr for accepting criticisms and changing his tactics, leading to Nigeria’s victory over Iceland in the...

It will be fire-fire against Argentina’-Musas

23 June 2018
It will be fire-fire against Argentina’-Musas

Ahmed Musa, Super Eagles two goals hero in Nigeria’s defeat of Iceland at Volgograd, on Friday said the game against Argentina will be a tough one for the opponents. Musa...

Facts as Musa, Uzoho make World Cup records

22 June 2018
Facts as Musa, Uzoho make World Cup records

Ahmed Musa has now become Nigeria’s all-time top scorer in World Cup games with four goals. And Francis Uzoho, 19-years old, has also emerged the youngest keeper to keep a...

Musa’s brace revives Super Eagles’ World Cup dream

22 June 2018
Musa’s brace revives Super Eagles’ World Cup dream

Two goals from CSKA forward Ahmed Musa against Iceland on Friday evening was the revival tonic the Super Eagles have to keep their journey at the World Cup alive after...

At World Cup, Nigeria's stylish soccer jersey wins fans -- and fakes

22 June 2018
At World Cup, Nigeria's stylish soccer jersey wins fans -- and fakes

If imitation is the greatest form of flattery, then Nike should be pleased. Surging demand for the fashion hit of the World Cup -- Nigeria's soccer jersey -- is spawning...

FIFA changes its protocol of “Man of the Match” award following Egyptian goalkeeper’s refusal to accept it

22 June 2018
FIFA changes its protocol of “Man of the Match” award following Egyptian goalkeeper’s refusal to accept it

International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) decided to change the protocol of “Man of the Match” award following Egyptian goalkeeper’s Mohamed Al-Shenawy’s refusal to accept it for being sponsored by...

Iceland game, a must win for Eagles – Amuneke

22 June 2018
Iceland game, a must win for Eagles – Amuneke

Ex-international, Emmanuel Amuneke, has charged the Super Eagles to go for broke against Iceland when both sides take to the pitch on Friday at the 45,000- capacity Volgograd Arena. Nigeria...

Labour's Thornberry calls for bank holiday if England reach World Cup final

22 June 2018
Labour's Thornberry calls for bank holiday if England reach World Cup final

Labour's Emily Thornberry, who mocked the England flag just after the last World Cup, floats the idea in a speech to journalists. Emily Thornberry, who controversially mocked the England flag...

World Cup 2018: Women finally allowed in Iranian football stadium

21 June 2018
World Cup 2018: Women finally allowed in Iranian football stadium

To the sound of horns, chanting and laughing, women were finally allowed inside football stadiums in Iran on Wednesday, fulfilling lifelong dreams of watching a game. The last time women...

World Cup: Iceland’s players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their match against Nigeria

21 June 2018
World Cup: Iceland’s players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their match against Nigeria

Iceland’s players will be allowed to have sex ahead of their World Cup match against Nigeria, as long as it’s with their wives, coach Heimir Hallgrimsson said on Thursday. When...

Super Eagles land in Volgograd ahead of battle with Iceland

21 June 2018
Super Eagles land in Volgograd ahead of battle with Iceland

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have arrived in the southern Russia town of Volgograd ahead of Friday’s FIFA World Cup Group D encounter against Iceland.The Brazil 2014 Round of 16 berthers flew...

Messi is better than Maradona, says Ramos

21 June 2018
Messi is better than Maradona, says Ramos

Spain captain Sergio Ramos has responded to a putdown from Argentina great Diego Maradona by making an unlikely declaration of admiration for Lionel Messi, his usual enemy as the talisman...

Ex-Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen’s sons sign for fierce rivals Real Madrid

21 June 2018
Ex-Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen’s sons sign for fierce rivals Real Madrid

Rising stars Andri Lucas, 16, and Daniel Tristan, 12, will represent the Under-19 and Under-14 squads respectively. Forward Andri Lucas joins from Espanyol while highly-rated Daniel Tristan is leaving Barca's...

Senate President Saraki to cheer Super Eagles in Russia tomorrow

21 June 2018
Senate President Saraki to cheer Super Eagles in Russia tomorrow

Senate President Bukola Saraki visits Super Eagles at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, ahead of the 2018 World Cup to be held in Russia. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki will be at...

FIFA fines Mexico, Serbia over fans’ misbehaviour

21 June 2018
FIFA fines Mexico, Serbia over fans’ misbehaviour

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs fine on both the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) and the Serbian Football Federation for the misconduct of their fans. FIFA...

World Cup: We’re not better than Nigeria – Iceland coach

21 June 2018
World Cup: We’re not better than Nigeria – Iceland coach

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson has said his team will not change their tactics regardless of the opposition they face at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The Europeans play Nigeria...

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Europe's top scorer in internationals

20 June 2018
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo becomes Europe's top scorer in internationals

Cristiano Ronaldo broke Ferenc Puskas' record for the most international goals by a European player with his winning goal for Portugal against Morocco in their 2018 World Cup group match...

Alan Sugar deletes 'racist' tweet saying Senegal football team sell bags on beach in Marbella after furious backlash

20 June 2018
Alan Sugar deletes 'racist' tweet saying Senegal football team sell bags on beach in Marbella after furious backlash

Alan Sugar has deleted a tweet about the Senegal national football team which he claimed had been misinterpreted. Lord Sugar tweeted a picture of the team edited to include handbags...

Japan and Senegal fans impress at World Cup after helping to clean up stadiums

20 June 2018
Japan and Senegal fans impress at World Cup after helping to clean up stadiums

Not only did these teams impress World Cup viewers -- their fans did, too. Japanese and Senegalese supporters received praise after they were seen picking up their trash and tidying...

Beer could fall flat for World Cup as CO2 runs short

20 June 2018
Beer could fall flat for World Cup as CO2 runs short

A shortage of CO2 could take the fizz out of beer and other sparkling drinks this summer, just as the World Cup and barbecue season get under way. The UK...

Russia 2018: Senegal records first African victory in Russia

19 June 2018
Russia 2018: Senegal records first African victory in Russia

Defeats Poland 2-1 Senegal on Tuesday became the first African side to secure victory at the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup, in Russia after defeating Poland 2-1 at the Spartak...

England fans believe the World Cup will be theirs

19 June 2018
England fans believe the World Cup will be theirs

England are the new favourites to win the world cup - that's if their celebrating fans are to be believed - after victory in their tournament opener against Tunisia England...

All eyes on Salah as hopeful Egypt take on Russia

19 June 2018
All eyes on Salah as hopeful Egypt take on Russia

Egypt are counting on the return of Mohamed Salah on Tuesday as they try to salvage their World Cup against a Russian side who know a win could seal a...

Brazil's jailed former president criticizes World Cup team

19 June 2018
Brazil's jailed former president criticizes World Cup team

Brazil's jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva made his debut as a soccer pundit, writing a column from behind bars in which he criticized Brazil's performance in the...

Two refugees killed in clash while watching World Cup match in Uganda — Police

19 June 2018
Two refugees killed in clash while watching World Cup match in Uganda — Police

At least two South Sudan refugees were killed in an ethnic clash in the northwestern Ugandan district of Arua, a police spokesperson said Monday Josephine Angucia, police spokesperson for the...

Go on exile if you fail to beat Nigeria, Maradona warns Argentina coach

19 June 2018
Go on exile if you fail to beat Nigeria, Maradona warns Argentina coach

Argentina Legend Diego Maradona has warned his country’s Coach, Jorge Sampaoli, not to return home from the World Cup in Russia if the Albeceleste loses to Nigeria and fails to...

Fire forces Saudi Arabia World Cup team plane to land

19 June 2018
Fire forces Saudi Arabia World Cup team plane to land

The Saudi Arabian Football Federation said on Monday its national football team landed safely in the Russian city of Rostov after what it described as a minor technical fault in...

Egyptian goal keeper turns down performance gift due to religious values

18 June 2018
Egyptian goal keeper turns down performance gift due to religious values

Egypt took on two-times Fifa World Cup champions Uruguay in their opening match on June 15, Friday staging a fight that would have been unforeseen by many. The Pharaohs made...

Manchester United ready to make shock move for Chelsea star

18 June 2018
Manchester United ready to make shock move for Chelsea star

Manchester United are reportedly lining up a £60million move for Chelsea star Willian. Jose Mourinho is eyeing a reunion with the Brazilian ace he initially signed for the Blues from...

Diego Maradona speaks out on Lionel Messi’s missed penalty

18 June 2018
Diego Maradona speaks out on Lionel Messi’s missed penalty

Diego Maradona says Lionel Messi’s second-half penalty miss was not the reason Argentina failed to defeat Iceland at the World Cup on Saturday. Messi saw his spot kick saved by...

Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic sent home from World Cup in disgrace 'after refusing to come on against Nigeria'

18 June 2018
Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic sent home from World Cup in disgrace 'after refusing to come on against Nigeria'

Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic has sent striker Nikola Kalinic home from the World Cup in disgrace. The Vatreni won their opening match on Saturday night, defeating Nigeria 2-0. Kalinic, the...

World Cup 2018: Defending champions Germany beaten by Mexico in opening match in Russia

18 June 2018
World Cup 2018: Defending champions Germany beaten by Mexico in opening match in Russia

World Cup holders Germany were dealt a huge blow in their bid to defend the title after suffering a shock defeat to Mexico in their opening match. Winger Hirving Lozano...

Drunken Nigerian fan thrown out of Moscow apartment

17 June 2018
Drunken Nigerian fan thrown out of Moscow apartment

Residents of an apartment building on Brusilov Street in Moscow were thrown into confusion on Saturday after a drunken Nigerian fan Tolulope Akindi was thrown out of the window of...

Nigerians must be patient with the Eagles – Falconets Coach

17 June 2018
Nigerians must be patient with the Eagles – Falconets Coach

Coach of the Falconets, Chris Danjuma, has urged Nigerians to be patient and give the Super Eagles a chance, especially the present set of players. Danjuma made the call in...

Russia 2018 : Maigari, Toro say there is still hope for Super Eagles

17 June 2018
Russia 2018 : Maigari, Toro say there is still hope for Super Eagles

A former chairman, Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Alhaji Aminu Maigari said the Super Eagles did not play too badly in their 0-2 loss against Croatia on Saturday. Maigari passed tge...

Social media 'on fire' as soccer fans rage over empty seats at World Cup

16 June 2018
Social media 'on fire' as soccer fans rage over empty seats at World Cup

Russian fans took to social media on Saturday to demand why whole rows of prime pitch-side seats were empty during the World Cup match between Egypt and Uruguay. Locals also...

Nigerian football fans embrace Russia ahead of World Cup

16 June 2018
Nigerian football fans embrace Russia ahead of World Cup

Hundreds of Nigerian fans have arrived in Moscow ahead of the their country's opening match against Croatia in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad. For many, it’s their first time in...

World Cup: Brazilian president sends message of support to Super Eagles

16 June 2018
World Cup: Brazilian president sends message of support to Super Eagles

Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, has expressed his best wishes for Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. Temer made this statement of support when Minister of Foreign...

Ronaldo ‘to pay fine’ in tax fraud case

16 June 2018
Ronaldo ‘to pay fine’ in tax fraud case

Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to plead guilty to tax fraud and pay a fine of 18.8 million euro (£16.5 million) in exchange for a prison sentence that...

Mexico's World Cup star is accused of helping a drug lord

16 June 2018
Mexico's World Cup star is accused of helping a drug lord

At a recent World Cup warm-up match at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Mexico's national soccer team was missing one of its biggest stars: Rafael Marquez, the team's captain and...

Praises galore for Ronaldo

16 June 2018
Praises galore for Ronaldo

Some football enthusiasts on Friday said that Cristiano Ronaldo had set a very high standard at the Russia FIFA World Cup which would be difficult to break for a very...

We are ready for Croatia, Eagles declare

16 June 2018
We are ready for Croatia, Eagles declare

Since France 1998, the Super Eagles have not won their World Cup opening match but the current team has vowed to halt that unflattering streak when they face Croatia at...

Ronaldo makes history with goal at eighth successive tournament

15 June 2018
Ronaldo makes history with goal at eighth successive tournament

Cristiano Ronaldo made history by becoming the first player to score in eight consecutive major international tournaments as he won and converted a fourth-minute penalty in Portugal's World Cup opener...

Saudi Arabia players to face disciplinary penalty for heavy defeat

15 June 2018
Saudi Arabia players to face disciplinary penalty for heavy defeat

Members of Saudi Arabia’s national football team will face a disciplinary penalty for their crushing defeat by Russia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup opener, the Al-Youm Assabaa newspaper quoted...

Russia 2018: Mohamed Salah missing in action as Uruguay record slim win over Egypt

15 June 2018
Russia 2018: Mohamed Salah missing in action as Uruguay record slim win over Egypt

Jose Gimenez scored an 89th minute header to secure a 1-0 win for Uruguay against Egypt in their World Cup opener on Friday.The North Africans appeared to have escaped with...

Court sentences Cristiano Ronaldo to jail for tax evasion

15 June 2018
Court sentences Cristiano Ronaldo to jail for tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo A Spanish court has sentenced Cristiano Ronaldo to a two-year jail term. However, Ronaldo has reportedly accepted a suspended prison sentence to settle his tax fraud case.The Real...

Eagles mentally, physically ready, says Rohr

15 June 2018
Eagles mentally, physically ready, says Rohr

The Super Eagles are in a good mental and physical shape for tomorrow’s match against Croatia, Coach Gernot Rohr said yesterday as World Cup Russia 2018 got underway. After a...

Russia win 5-0 against Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

14 June 2018
Russia win 5-0 against Saudi Arabia in World Cup opener

The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia got off to the perfect start for the hosts as the Russian national team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, using...

World Cup 2018: Russia stops Nigerian fans from bringing live chicken to stadium

14 June 2018
World Cup 2018: Russia stops Nigerian fans from bringing live chicken to stadium

Russia has denied Nigeria’s football fans the opportunity to bring live chickens into the stadium when the Super Eagles are playing As reported by Russia’s Interfax.ru, Minister of Culture and...

World Cup: England fan covers house with giant flag

14 June 2018
World Cup: England fan covers house with giant flag

A self-professed "mad football fan" has draped a huge flag across the front of his house to cheer on England in the World Cup. John Jupp, from Blyton, Lincolnshire, said...

We must work hard to beat Croatia, Mikel tells teammates

14 June 2018
We must work hard to beat Croatia, Mikel tells teammates

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel in action in their friendly match against England, which ended 2-1 in favour of the Three Lions. He wants improved performance in Saturday’s World...

Finland joins the diplomatic boycott of FIFA 2018 World Cup

13 June 2018
Finland joins the diplomatic boycott of FIFA 2018 World Cup

Finnish authorities decided to join the diplomatic boycott of the World Cup that begins in Russia on June 14. According to the Ambassador of Ukraine in Helsinki, Andrii Olefirov, the...

World Cup: Psychic pig predicts Nigeria, Argentina, others for semi-final

13 June 2018
World Cup: Psychic pig predicts Nigeria, Argentina, others for semi-final

The psychic pig Mystic Marcus that predicted President Donald Trump’s victory has picked Nigeria, Argentina as semi-finalists for the 2018 World Cup. The psychic pig who has a history of...

United States, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

13 June 2018
United States, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The United States will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup after its three-way bid – along with Mexico and Canada – was granted staging rights during a vote in Moscow...

Real Madrid offer Cristiano Ronaldo £28.5m contract to shun Manchester United move

11 June 2018
Real Madrid offer Cristiano Ronaldo £28.5m contract to shun Manchester United move

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid have offered Cristiano Ronaldo a staggering £28.5m annual contract to snub Manchester United.Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid over frustrations regarding tax fraud allegations in Spain,...

Neymar due to start Brazil’s final World Cup warm-up

10 June 2018
Neymar due to start Brazil’s final World Cup warm-up

Brazil’s striker Neymar attends Brazil’s training session at Ernst Happel stadium in Vienna, Austria, on June 9, 2018, on the eve of their friendly football match against Austria. JOE KLAMAR...

Britain’s richest man offers Roman Abramovich £2bn for Chelsea

09 June 2018
Britain’s richest man offers Roman Abramovich £2bn for Chelsea

Britain’s richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, has approached Roman Abramovich to discuss buying Chelsea Football Club after the Russian billionaire’s future in Britain was thrown into doubt. Ratcliffe, 65, boss of...

Anthony Joshua receives OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

09 June 2018
Anthony Joshua receives OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

British-Nigerian World heavyweight champion boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua has received an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Joshua currently holds WBA, IBF and WBO titles after winning his March...

Saudi Crown Prince set to visit Russia For World Cup opener

08 June 2018
Saudi Crown Prince set to visit Russia For World Cup opener

Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman will visit Russia for next week’s opening of the World Cup soccer tournament, Russian news agencies report. Interfax on June 8 quoted Kremlin spokesman...

Betraying the Game: African officials filmed taking cash

07 June 2018
Betraying the Game: African officials filmed taking cash

A World Cup-bound referee and a member of the Fifa Council have been accused of accepting cash gifts by an undercover investigation into African football. Kenya's Adel Range Marwa, one...

Czech Republic beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up match

06 June 2018
Czech Republic beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up match

Nigeria suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Czech Republic on Wednesday in Austria in their final friendly ahead of the World Cup. Defender Tomas Kalas, fresh from...

Prostitute scandal jolts Mexico World Cup squad

06 June 2018
Prostitute scandal jolts Mexico World Cup squad

Members of Mexico's national football squad held a farewell party with around 30 prostitutes before the team travelled to Europe ahead of the World Cup, reports said Tuesday. According to...

Thieves invade Falcons camp in Gambia

06 June 2018
Thieves invade Falcons camp in Gambia

Thieves have invaded the Mercy residence hotel camp of the Super Falcons of Nigeria in Banjul- Gambia, New Telegraph can report. The incident occurred in the early hours of Wednesday...

Manchester United finalise signing of defender Diogo Dalot

06 June 2018
Manchester United finalise signing of defender Diogo Dalot

Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot became Manchester United’s second major signing in two days the English giants announced on Wednesday after securing a 22 million euro (£19 million) move from Porto....

The former Super Eagles great opts for a 4-3-3 with legends such as Rufai, Keshi, Okocha and Yekini all in the team -Daniel Amokachi

04 June 2018
The former Super Eagles great opts for a 4-3-3 with legends such as Rufai, Keshi, Okocha and Yekini all in  the team -Daniel Amokachi

Given Nigeria’s rich history and record at international level, there are many players to choose from but I have gone with a lot of those I played with because I...