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19-year old Nigerian goalkeeper celebrates son’s 17th birthday

The controversy surrounding Nigeria’s custodian Francis Uzoho, 19, continued after the goalkeeper allegedly celebrated his son‘s 17th birthday. In a Facebook post that was immediately deleted, Uzoho wished his son a happy birthday, showering him with praises. “Wow, my second son Michael is 17 today. I seek for God’s blessings for him. Daddy loves …

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Rohr bows to super Modric, Rakitic

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr was  blown away by the talent and  skills  of Croatia’s La Liga stars Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in the Super Eagles’ 2-0 defeat to  the Eastern European country  in their  Russia 2018 World Cup Opener at the Kaliningrad Stadium on   Saturday and  the German is …

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Brazil held 1-1 by Switzerland in World Cup

Neymar’s Brazil were held 1-1 by Switzerland in their opening World Cup game at Rostov-on-Don on Sunday. Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring with a magical curling long range shot on 20 minutes, but Steven Zuber headed the Swiss back level five minutes after the restart. The stalemate left Serbia, who …

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German media sound alarm after shock World Cup defeat

Germany’s media reacted with concern and worry to the World Cup holder’s shock 1-0 defeat against Mexico on Sunday. Hirving Lozano hit the winning goal after 35 minutes in Moscow when the German defence was caught napping. This was the first time Germany have lost an opening game at a …

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NIGERIA’S MUSA COULD START AGAINST ICELAND – COACH

Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa could possibly start in the upcoming game against Iceland, Nigeria’s head coach Gernot Rohr said on Saturday. Nigeria lost to Croatia 2-0 in Kaliningrad, with Musa coming on as a substitute in the 62nd minute. “He has a chance to start the next game [against Iceland], …

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After taming Messi, Iceland targeting Nigeria – Gunnarsson

Iceland’s dream World Cup debut may have gotten them a point against two-time champions Argentina, but Aron Gunnarsson and his team mates are already putting that result behind them as they move on to the challenge of Nigeria. The resilient islanders showed their iron will once again, coming back from …

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Fear grips Eagles fans as injured Balogun misses training

Moses, Williams Ekong Speak Ahead Croatia Match Super Eagles defender, Leon Balogun, has left many Nigerian fans in panic mood after he pulled up with an injury ahead their Group D opening match against Croatia at the on-going Russia 2018 World Cup. It has been earlier reported that the defender …

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Messi to put heat on Iceland as France target Australia

Lionel Messi’s bid for World Cup redemption begins on Saturday when he leads Argentina against tiny Iceland, as fancied France make their bow in Russia targeting a repeat of their 1998 glory. Messi’s eternal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, made history on Friday when he became only the fourth player to score …

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Unified, disciplined Nigeria avoid chaotic build-up

No news is good news as far as Nigeria are concerned with captain John Obi Mikel happy to report trouble-free preparations ahead of their opening game at the World Cup against Croatia on Saturday. Nigeria, at the finals for a sixth time, have a long history of botched preparations, late …

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Putin congratulates Russia coach after emphatic win

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov said he received a congratulatory call from President Vladimir Putin after the World Cup hosts pummelled Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the tournament’s opening match on Thursday. Cherchesov’s team entered the match at Moscow’s 80,000-seat Luzhniki Stadium under intense pressure to put on a worthy performance. Russia …

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Croatia and Nigeria fight for life in Group of Death

Dark horse Croatia take on spirited Nigeria in a World Cup opener on Saturday that could leave one side fighting for their tournament lives in the Group of Death. At every World Cup a group is stamped with the ominous ‘Death’ label and in Russia that designation has fallen on …

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