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FIFA Says No Drug Scandal At Russia 2018

As the 2018 FIFA World Cup draws to a close, FIFA announced Thursday  that so far, the analyses of all doping tests conducted before and during the competition have yielded negative results. The testing programme in place this year was the largest ever conducted for a FIFA World Cup. Once all of the qualified teams for the final competition were ...

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Disrespectful Modric Hits Back on England Media

Luka Modric hit back at the media after Croatia advanced to their first World Cup final with a 2-1 semi-final win over England . The Real Madrid midfielder played a key role in the second half as Croatia came from behind to win with goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic turning their fortunes and setting up a final with ...

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Russia 2018: Ugwuanyi Redeems N5m Pledge to Super Eagles

redeemed his 5 million naira pledge to the Super Eagles of Nigeria that recently crashed out of the ongoing 2018 world cup in Russia. The governor had during a fund raising ceremony organized by the nation’s Minister of Sports, Solomon Dalung and Nigeria Football Federation NFF via a committee in Abuja, prior to the world soccer fiesta pledged a donation ...

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Nigerian Ex-youth Players Back France Against Croatia

As the global soccer audience turn attention towards Sunday’s final of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, some Nigerian former youth footballers based in France are rooting for the country’s national team, Les Bleus, to emerge champions. Though the French side will be up against a formidable and compact-playing Croatian team in the ultimate game, starting 4pm Nigeria time, the ...

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Arrogance At The Heart Of Germany’s World Cup Failure

Curtesy: Back Page Football You’re So vain, you probably think this Cup is about you. Don’t you? Don’t you? Despite having high hopes, holders Germany managed to crashed out at the group stages in the 2018 World Cup. It was a hard lesson to take. The players learned that being defending champions carries no weight with resolute opponents. Their fans ...

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England Will Win 2018 World Cup – Ndidi

Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred OnyinyenNdidi is tipping the country where he plays his trade to lift this year’s World Cup trophy in Russia, as he believes the Three Lions will triumph overall next Sunday. Aside from rooting for England because he earns his living in the British country, Ndidi is also rooting for his club mates, Harry Maguire ...

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When It’s More Than Just A Game

Marcos Rojo’s late, stinging half-volley shattered Nigerian hearts, eliminating them from the World Cup but for captain John Mikel Obi, it was not his biggest worry. It’s hard to comprehend that a professional footballer in today’s big money sports world may be dealing with issues that make those on the pitch seem infantile. Four hours before kick-off, the veteran received ...

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Russia 2018: Griezmann Sets New Record As France Beat Uruguay For Semis

France became the first nation to qualify for the semifinals of the Russia 2018 World Cup- Atletico Madrid star Griezmann stole the show with a goal and assist in the game as France beat Uruguay 2-0- He becomes the first French player to register his name on the goal and assist sheet since Vieira did it in 2006Antoine Griezmann became ...

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FIFA Invites Thai Soccer Players Trapped In Cave To World Cup final

Rescuers lines up to enter Tham Luang Nang Non cave to continue rescue operation on July 05, 2018 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. The 12 boys and their soccer coach have been found alive in the cave where they’ve been for over a week after rains blocked the entrance. (Getty Images) FIFA President Gianni Infantino has sent a letter to the ...

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FIFA Slams Maradona’s Comments On England/Colombia Match

FIFA says it “strongly rebukes” comments made by its ambassador Diego Maradona criticising American referee Mark Geiger’s handling of England’s win against Colombia in the World Cup round of 16 on Tuesday. It’s the third controversy involving the Argentina great at the World Cup, which he has mostly attended as a VIP guest of FIFA. FIFA responded to Maradona telling ...

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