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Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic

Serbia’s Nemanja Matic expects ‘hellish’ Swiss World Cup clash

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic said Thursday his Serbia side were ready for a “hellish” clash against Switzerland in a crunch Group E encounter tinged with political tension.
WORLD CUP 2018

FIFA: World Cup attendances pass one million mark

More than one million fans have attended games at the World Cup, organisers FIFA said in a statement on Thursday after Denmark’s 1-1 draw with Australia, the 21st match of the tournament in Russia.

Neymar fit for Costa Rica match after injury fears

Neymar will play in Brazil’s vital World Cup match against Costa Rica on Friday despite injury fears, coach Tite has confirmed.
fred

Brazil’s Fred joins Manchester United from Shakhtar Donetsk for £47 million

Brazil midfielder Fred has completed his £47m move to Manchester United from Shakhtar Donetsk.

Enugu government opens viewing centers for ongoing World Cup

Enugu State Government has opened viewing centres for the ongoing FIFA World Cup, “Russia 2018” in strategic locations in Enugu and Nsukka metropolises.
Brazil's defender Thiago Silva was impressed by what he saw of Australia in their clash with France | AFP

Thiago Silva named captain against Costa Rica

Brazil have named Thiago Silva as captain for Friday’s World Cup match against Costa Rica in continuation of their long-standing policy of rotating the team leadership.
Fernando Hierro

Coach Hierro: Spain on tough path to glory

Fernando Hierro says Spain face a tough challenge to reach the World Cup knockout stage following a “lucky” 1-0 win against Iran that lifted the 2010 champions to the top of their group.

FIFA fines Mexico, Serbia over fans’ misbehaviour

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs fine on both the Mexican Football Federation and the Serbian Football Federation for the misconduct of their fans.

Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup

Senegal proved to be Africa’s saving grace at the World Cup on Tuesday. Take away their win over Poland and it is five defeats in five for the continent’s representatives in Russia.

Former FIFA boss Blatter arrives Moscow hotel

The former president of world soccer’s governing body FIFA, Sepp Blatter, has arrived in Russia where the football World Cup is currently ongoing.

Neymar limps out of training, setting Brazilian alarm bells ringing

Neymar hobbled out of a training session on Tuesday, setting alarm bells ringing in the Brazil camp as they prepare for their second World Cup group game against Costa Rica on Friday.

Fernando Hierro: Spain players ‘don’t doubt’ David de Gea

Spain's players "have no doubts" about David de Gea after his error during their opening World Cup match against Portugal, says manager Fernando Hierro.

Brazil complain to FIFA over non-use of VAR technology

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland.

World Cup: Brazil panic over fresh Neymar injury

Switzerland did not hold back in a physical encounter with Brazil in their opening World Cup game, and Neymar, who was playing his first competitive game since a foot operation in February, felt the consequences.

Spain rally behind David de Gea as questions swirl over goalkeeper’s form

Spain players are rallying behind goalkeeper David De Gea as they prepare for their second group game at the World Cup against Iran in Kazan on Wednesday.

Two refugees killed in Uganda clash while watching World Cup

The police said two South Sudan refugees were killed in an ethnic clash while watching a World Cup football match on television at Tika Zone, Rhion Refugee Settlement.

Super Eagles and Marcus the pig at the World Cup

There has been nothing in recent memory like the build-up to Nigeria’s first match at the on-going 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia. Football is Nigeria’s greatest unifier: when it is football, our compatriots drop all ethnic, religious and ideological differences and profess the missing faith and ideology of one Nigeria.

Abacha loot: AGF confirms receipt of $370 million from Swiss government

The Federal Government, yesterday, met with top officials of the United Kingdom, United States of America and Jersey to work out the final modalities for drawing down $500 million Abacha loot frozen by the American government.

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Convicted senior Nigerian lawyer loses SAN title

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Waiter, accomplice arrested for alleged kidnap of employer’s son

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Abdul Baba Rahman

Baba Rahman: Why Ghana failed to qualify for 2018 World Cup

Ghana international Abdul Baba Rahman is a frustrated man after missing the opportunity to play at the 2018 FIFA World Cup for the first time.
Panelists Prof. Abigail Ogwezzy-Ndisika; Asha Mwilu;Ijeoma Onyeator; Prof Ayobami Ojebode; Stephanie Busari at the opening of African Women in Media Conference at the University of Ibadan on Thursday

Journalists urged to portray images of women in positive ways

Dr Yemisi Akinbobola has urged journalists to recognise the importance of showing images that portray African women in positive ways.