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March 23, 2018 10:38 AM Sampaoli Threatens To Drop Icardi, Dyabala From World Cup Squad

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has stated that Paulo Dybala may miss out on the 2018 World Cup squad in Russia after the Juventus forward failed to improve on his performance for his national side. Dybala, who was not included in the Argentine pre-World Cup friendlies against Italy and Spain, has failed to show replicate his form and class for the Albiceleste 16

March 22, 2018 12:03 PM 2018 World Cup: We have quality players to match Nigeria, others – Real Madrid, Croatia star, Kovacic

Real Madrid midfielder, Mateo Kovacic has said that the Croatian national team is not afraid of facing Nigeria, Argentina and Iceland in the 2018 World in Russia. Kovacic said his country is blessed with quality players that can match their 2018 World Cup group opponents. Croatia parades stars like Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic, Luka Modric of Real Madrid 19

March 21, 2018 3:36 PM Fans To Pay Up To N22k To Watch Poland Vs Super Eagles Friendly

Football fans expected to be at the the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw on Friday to watch the Super Eagles take on Poland will pay between $55 (about N19,800) and $63 (N22,680) for the tickets. Other ticket prices for the game go for $56 (about N20,160), $57 (N20,520) and $58 (20,880) respectively according to The game is Nigeria’s first in 2018 ahead 17

March 19, 2018 3:18 PM Croatia Coach Confirms Modric, Rakitic For Peru, Mexico Friendlies; Lovren Out

Croatia head coach Zlatko Dalić has named his final team that would clash with Peru on 23 March and Mexico on 27 March in Dallas. The squad includes Real Madrid midfielder Luca Modric, Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic, Inter Milan’s Ivan Perišić and Juventus Mario Mandžukić. The team will be without Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren who would be missing due to his toe injury 21

March 15, 2018 10:46 AM FIFA Rankings: Nigeria maintains 52nd, Poland Rise; Serbia, Argentina Remain Static

The Super Eagles have not moved in the latest FIFA World Rankings released on Thursday on FIFA’sofficial website as the Nigerian side remain 52nd in the world. Also, the Eagles maintain their position in Africa sitting still on the 7th position in the continent. Poland who will challenge Eagles in an international friendly on March 23rd, are the only movers 33

February 28, 2018 11:43 AM Sampaoli Might Drop Red Hot Icardi

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli isn’t adding Icardi to his 2018 world cup squad. Icardi has been in a super form for his Italian club Inter Milan in the Serie A, scoring 18 goals in 22 games this season. But his poor relationship with the leaders of the Argentina Football Association, his teammates and coupled with his performance for the Albiceleste 45

February 28, 2018 7:05 AM Iran coach calls for Messi to be banned from 2018 World Cup

Coach of Iran national team, Carlos Queiroz, has called on FIFA to ban Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, from playing at the 2018 World Cup until it is confirmed he is human. Queiroz is preparing to lead Iran to their second World Cup finals this year in Russia. They will face Spain, Portugal and Morocco in Group B, while Nigeria will face Messi’s Argentina 26

February 18, 2018 8:14 AM 2018 World Cup: Oliseh names two Super Eagles players to watch out for in Russia

Former Super Eagles captain, Sunday Oliseh has named Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi and Arsenal forward, Alex Iwobi as Nigerian players to watch out for at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. The 2018 FIFA World Cup comes up in June in different cities across Russia with Nigeria drawn alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group 23

February 13, 2018 7:22 AM 2018 World Cup: Super Eagles’ opponents, Croatia to face Brazil in friendly

One of Nigeria’s opponents in the group stages of the 2018 World Cup, Croatia, are in advanced talks over a friendly with Brazil. Both countries are discussing with Liverpool over the use of Anfield as venue for the game. Sunday, June 3 has been pencilled in and it would pit Reds’ duo Roberto Firmino and Dejan Lovren against each other. It would also see Coutinho 25

January 25, 2018 12:34 AM Australian Open: Federer beats Berdych to reach semi-finals

Defending champion Roger Federer reached his 14th Australian Open semi-final with a straight-set victory over Tomas Berdych. Second seed Federer, 36, beat the Czech 19th seed 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 6-4 in the Rod Laver Arena night session. It was their 10th meeting at Grand Slams, and an eighth win for the Swiss player. Federer goes on to face unseeded 21-year-old 23