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Ronaldo’s free-kick goal ensures Real Madrid retains Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half free-kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to retain the Club World Cup. A third Club World Cup in four years brings Madrid level

Real Madrid v Gremio livescore: Latest updates from the Club World Cup clash

Spanish giants, Real Madrid can equal Barcelona’s record of winning three Club World Cups on Saturday as they take on Brazilian side, Gremio in the final. Zinedine Zidane’s side narrowly beat UAE champions Al Jazira in the semi-final of the

Russia 2018 World Cup: Taribo West tells Rohr those to involve in his plans

Former Nigeria and Inter Milan defender Taribo West, has said that the Super Eagles will be a force to reckon with at the Russia 2018 World Cup if the national team coach Gernot Rohr involves some of the experienced ex-internationals

Club World Cup: Ronaldo speaks on overtaking Messi as competition’s highest goal scorer

Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has spoken of his “pride” in recent individual achievements, including a fifth career Ballon d’Or trophy and becoming the leading scorer in Club World Cup history. Ronaldo equalled Barcelona’s Lionel Messi by winning the Ballon

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

Club World Cup: Real Madrid v Gremio team news, injury concerns, likely lineup

Spanish giants, Real Madrid can equal Barcelona’s record of winning three Club World Cups on Saturday as they take on Brazilian side, Gremio in the final. Zinedine Zidane’s side narrowly beat UAE champions Al Jazira in the semi-final of the

2018 World Cup: Messi blasts Mikel-led Super Eagles

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi has disclosed major problem of the Super Eagles of Nigeria ahead of their group game in the 2018 World in Russia. Messi described the senior national team of Nigeria as inconsistent in terms of how they

Messi reveals ‘debt’ football owes him as he prepares to face Nigeria at 2018 World Cup

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has said he hopes football “ends up paying” the debt the spot owes him at the 2018 World Cup. Messi has lost three straight finals with Argentina in a three-year span. His national team coach, Jorge

Club World Cup: Real Madrid come from behind to defeat Al Jazira

Gareth Bale climbed off the bench and scored with his first touch, as Real Madrid came from a goal down to defeat Al Jazira 2-1, in the semi-final of the Club World Cup on Wednesday. Real received a bye into

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

Russia 2018: German players to earn £265K bonus for World Cup win

The German Football Association (DFB) on Wednesday announced that each player of the national team will receive a 350,000 euros ($411,267) bonus should Germany defend their World Cup title in Russia 2018. Joachim Loew and his squad stand to get

2018 World Cup: Super Eagles to play Egypt, two others in friendlies

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will play Egypt and two other countries in preparations ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.The friendly matches will be played between January and May next year, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has said.

2018 World Cup: What Rohr will do about Iheanacho, Musa’s lack of playing time at Leicester

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr will speak with managers of club sides of Nigerian players ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Rohr is not happy about the lack of playing time for Nigerian forwards, Kelechi Iheanacho and Ahmed

Club World Cup: Real Madrid not distracted by Barcelona, PSG matches – Zidane

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has insisted that his side are not distracted by upcoming games against Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, as they take on Al Jazira in a Club World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Al Jazira defeated New Zealand’s