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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,

Why Nigeria dropped in FIFA ranking despite wins over Argentina, others

Football fans in Nigeria were angry after the November FIFA Rankings was release on Thursday and the Super Eagles were placed 50 in the world despite a 4-2 win over Argentina.. Fans were hoping Nigeria will move up from it’s

Super Eagles drop 9 places in new FIFA rankings

Nigeria have dropped nine places to 50th in the latest FIFA ranking. The Super Eagles finished 41st in October, after beating Zambia 1-0 to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. However, despite beating Argentina 4-2 in a high-grade

FIFA bans three football officials for life

Three former football officials have been banned for life by the ethics watchdogs of FIFA. The officials are from Guam, Nicaragua, and Venezuela. FIFA said on Tuesday that they were banned as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in

Nigeria snubbed as FIFA releases list of referees for 2018 World Cup

FIFA have released a 36-man list of referees that will officiate matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There are no Nigerian officials included and a few other big names have been snubbed. The underlisted are to attend a

FIFA 2018 European Qualifier: Italy vs Sweden Live & Exclusive on StarTimes

The European Qualifiers for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia is still ongoing with one of the most anticipated games being played tonight exclusively on StarTimes. Watch the match live on StarTimes World Football channel 254 and 244 from 8:45PM tonight.

Nigeria Vs Argentina: FIFA takes decision on international friendly

The World football–governing body, FIFA, has approved the international friendly between Nigeria and Argentina. The body asked both countries to go ahead with the match as scheduled in Krasnodar, Russia on Tuesday, 14 November 2017. This was contained in a