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FIFA Only Recognises Pinnick As NFF President – Infantino

(File) FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks during a press conference prior to the Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament in Moscow. Photo: Alexander NEMENOV / AFP   FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the world football governing

2018 FIFA World Cup Set To Kick Off In Russia

People walk past a football billboard displaying (From L) Portugal’s forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Argentina’s forward Lionel Messi, Germany’s midfielder Mesut Ozil, Brazil’s striker Neymar and Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi./ AFP   All is set for the 2018 edition of

29 Nigerian referees get FIFA badges

World football governing body, FIFA has presented badges to 29 Nigerian referees. Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Referees Association, Kelechi Mejuobi, said 22 men and seven female referees received the badges. They are 14 centre referees and assistant referees, four

Nigeria falls heavily in latest FIFA ranking [See top ten]

The Nigerian senior national team, has been ranked 51st in the world in the latest FIFA month grading. The ranking was released by FIFA on Thursday. The Super Eagles also dropped to 9th in Africa. Germany, Brazil and Portugal retained

LaLiga: Atletico Madrid report Barcelona to FIFA over Griezmann chase

Atletico Madrid has reported Barcelona to FIFA for approaching Antoine Griezmann ilegally. Last weekend, Barca’s director of institutional relations, Guillermo Amor, admitted it was “possible” president Josep Maria Bartomeu had held talks with Griezmann’s family. FIFA’s rules clearly stipulates that

FIFA threatens to throw Spain out of 2018 World Cup

Former World Cup winners, Spain, could be banned from next year’s tournament in Russia, after FIFA warned against alleged government involvement in their federation. El Pais reports that the world governing body sent the Spanish Football Federation a letter, threatening

Russia 2018: How FIFA almost kicked out Nigeria’s Super Eagles from World Cup

On Tuesday, the Super Eagles of Nigeria escaped being kicked out of the 2018 World Cup, after FIFA awarded three goals and three points to Algeria. What was Nigeria’s offence? Fielding Shehu Abdullahi. The fullback was ineligible to feature in

Pinnick apologizes to Nigerians over FIFA sanction, reveals why Shehu Abdullahi played

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Melvin Pinnick, has explained in details why FIFA sanctioned the federation on Tuesday. FIFA fined NFF for fielding Shehu Abdullahi against Algeria, after he was suspended for a match earlier. The world

FIFA awards Super Eagles World Cup match to Algeria, fines Nigeria N2.17m

The World governing body, FIFA, has slammed a heavy fine on Nigeria for fielding an ineligible player against Algeria in a Russia 2018 World Cup qualifier. The disciplinary committee of the body in a statement on Tuesday slammed a princely

FIFA Club World Cup: Real Madrid won’t win trophy on reputation – Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane has said that the LaLiga Champion will not find it easy to win this year’s FIFA World Club Cup despite winning the trophy last season. The Los Blancos will face Emirati outfit Al Jazira in

2018 World Cup: Why Arsenal, Chelsea, others will receive $209m from FIFA for releasing players

The world football governing body, FIFA, has agreed to pay compensation to clubs for releasing their players to represent their national teams at the 2018 World Cup. The European Club Association has revealed on its official website that $209m will

Every 2018 FIFA World Cup participant is a threat – Chukwu, Owolabi warn Eagles

Christian Chukwu, a former Super Eagles Head Coach, on Friday urged the Super Eagles to see every opponent as a threat at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Chukwu made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency

FIFA speaks on alleged corruption in monthly ranking

Gianni Infantino, the President of World football governing body, FIFA, has disclosed that there were plans to review and simplify the monthly FIFA Ranking. The monthly ranking has been hotly contested as not reflecting the true strength of footballing countries.

2018 World Cup draw: FIFA debunks ‘hot and cold balls’ rumour

FIFA has insisted that the 2018 World Cup draw will not be rigged with hot and cold balls. Chris Unger, director of competitions at football’s world governing body, was forced to issue reassurances after revelations made by disgraced former president,