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FIFA bans ex-football chief for life

FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.

FIFA bans referee from football for life for corruption

FIFA has banned referee Kokou Hougnimon Fagla from football for life after finding him guilty of corruption.
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Togolese FA official gets life ban for bribery

Togolese Football Association official Kokou Hougnimon Fagla has been banned from all football-related activities for life after being found guilty of accepting bribes to manipulate an international friendly.
FC Porto's Iker Casillas warms up before a Champions League match on March 6. - REUTERS

Iker Casillas extends contract, wants to retire at FC Porto

Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas says his desire to retire at FC Porto led to his extending his contract with the Portuguese club on Wednesday.
Xavi Hernández

Spain legend Xavi insists a 48-team World Cup in Qatar ‘will not be good’

Spain legend and World Cup 2022 global ambassador Xavi believes a 48-team tournament in Qatar 'will not be good'.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Conor McGregor wants Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get Man Utd job

Conor McGregor says Manchester United "have to" make Ole Gunnar Solskjaer their next permanent manager.
Mahfuza Akhter Kiron

Bangladesh FIFA official arrested for ‘defaming’ premier Hasina

A lawyer for FIFA council member Mahfuza Akhter Kiron is set to file a petition in a Bangladesh court on Tuesday seeking bail for the official who has been arrested in a defamation case following her criticism of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
FIFA has announced that the tickets for the Group A clash between hosts France and the Super Falcons of Nigeria at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup has been sold out.

France 2019: FIFA approves VAR for Women’s World Cup

World soccer ruling body, FIFA has approved the use of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

South Africa, Japan, five others in the race to host 2023 FIFA Women’s World...

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has listed seven countries who have shown interests in staging the 2023 Women”s World Cup.
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CAFCL: Lobi Stars fail to progress into quarters despite Asec win

Lobi Stars were knocked out of the CAF Champions League on Saturday despite recording a 2-0 win against Ivorien club ASEC Mimosas at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

FIFA to explore, expand 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48 teams

FIFA’s council has approved working with hosts Qatar to explore expanding the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams by adding at least one more country in the Gulf to host football matches.

FA boss tells FIFA human rights must be protected if 2022 World Cup is...

FA chairman Greg Clarke has urged world football's governing body FIFA to ensure human rights will be respected if the World Cup in 2022 is expanded beyond Qatar's borders.
Elderson Echiejile

Elderson Echiejile joins Finnish club HJK Helsinki

Super Eagles left back Elderson Echiejile has announced that he has joined Finnish top division side, HJK Helsinki.
Folarin Balogun

Arsenal youngster Folarin Balogun yet to decide international future

Prolific Arsenal youth-team striker Folarin Balogun is faced with a difficult decision over the national team to commit his international future to as he’s eligible to represent countries from three different continents.
Pep Guardiola says his team gave an extraordinary display against West Ham despite the exhausting Carabao Cup final match against Chelsea on Sunday.

Manchester City ‘to be hit by two-window ban

Manchester City are reportedly bracing themselves for a two-window transfer ban when FIFA return their findings into a long-term investigation in the coming days.
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FIFA to discuss Gianni Infantino’s 2022 World Cup plan

The FIFA Council will meet in Miami on Friday to discuss Gianni Infantino's plans to expand the 2022 World Cup.
President of The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Gianni Infantino delivers a speech during the elective assembly of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on October 22, 2018 at the Hilton hotel of Rome's Fiumicino airport. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

FIFA: Final decision on 48-team 2022 World Cup set for June

FIFA chiefs will decide on Friday whether to back an expansion of the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams but a final decision will only be taken at a meeting in Paris in June, sources said Thursday.

Jose Mourinho: Perfect reunion for Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid

Having coached the Spanish giants between 2010 and 2013, Mourinho had been linked with a return to the Santiago Bernabeu to replace Santiago Solari, who was sacked following Madrid's Champions League exit at the hands of Ajax.

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Supplementary polls: Nigerian Army warns against violence in Sokoto

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary polls to conclude the governorship elections in Sokoto state, the Nigerian Army on Thursday, expressed readiness to check all forms of lawlessness during the exercise.

FIFA bans ex-football chief for life

FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN denies paying ex-President Obasanjo as facilitator

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has never made any payment to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for services he renders to the institution as one of its facilitators.

Murder: Lawyer asks court to reject her confessional statement

Justice Adedayo Akintoye will on April 11 rule whether or not to conduct a trial-within-trial on the confessional statement made by a female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi, standing trial for the murder of her lawyer-husband, Symphorosa Odibi.
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Police launch manhunt for killers of NYSC members in Bayelsa

The Police in Bayelsa has launched a manhunt for the killers of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the state.