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November 21, 2017 12:04 PM Ukraine expels Belarus diplomat over Minsk spy-ring spat

Ukraine, on Tuesday, said it had expelled a Belarussian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move linked to allegations from Belarus that the Ukrainian Defence Ministry had set up a spy ring in Minsk. Belarus’s KGB state security service said on Monday that it had arrested a Ukrainian journalist and declared a Ukrainian diplomat persona non grata due to their alleged 13

November 18, 2017 8:28 PM Russia says It Is humiliating to go to Olympics without flag — OsunDefender

Russia’s deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko said that it would be unacceptable and humiliating for Russia to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea without the national flag and anthem. The International Olympic Committee is set to decide on Russia’s participation in the Winter games at its executive board meeting on Dec. 5-7. Russian athletes 21

November 17, 2017 10:10 AM 2018 World Cup: England avoiding Nigeria

England are hoping they are not drawn in the same group with the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 2018 World in Russia. According to The Sun, UK, the Three Lions want to avoid playing Nigeria in the group stage of the World Cup and will want to face amongst the teams in Pot 4, which also contains Serbia, Australia, Japan, Morocco, Panama, Korea and Saudi 28

November 14, 2017 4:23 PM Argentina vs Nigeria: Mikel reveals why La Albiceleste chose to play Super Eagles

Super Eagles captain, John Obi Mikel has said that Argentina chose to face Nigeria in a pre-World Cup friendly because the three-time African champions have become stronger. Mikel, who is set to mark his 80th cap for Nigeria, disclosed this while speaking at a pre-match press conference Monday evening ahead of Tuesday’s clash with the La Albiceleste 23

November 14, 2017 1:44 PM Argentina vs Nigeria: Arsenal sends wishes to Alex Iwobi

Ahead of the grade one friendly match between Nigeria and Argentina, Premier League side, Arsenal, have sent wishes to their Nigerian forward, Alex Iwobi. Arsenal wrote on the official twitter handle, “Good luck against Argentina later, Alex Iwobi.” Iwobi has been included in the lineup that will file out against Argentina on Tuesday. Gernot Rohr’s men will lock horns 28

November 14, 2017 6:32 AM Gianluigi Buffon, Barzagli, De Rossi retire from Italian national team

Legendary Italian goalie, Gianluigi Buffon has announced his retirement from international duty after Italy’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The goalkeeper had previously indicated he will step away from the Azzurri after the tournament in Russia. But Italy were eliminated from contention for the World Cup with a 0-0 second-leg draw against 24

November 13, 2017 10:58 AM Why I’m angry Messi broke my record – Gabriel Batistuta

Argentina legend, Gabriel Batistuta, has admitted he was angry Barcelona star, Lionel Messi broke his goal-scoring record. Messi who captains his national team broke Batistuta’s record of 54 goals for Argentina at the Copa America Centenario last year, and has since moved seven clear. Sergio Aguero, and Hernan Crespo are far behind Messi and Baptistuta 31

November 12, 2017 1:14 PM Nigeria vs Argentina: Super Eagles arrive Russia ahead of friendly clash

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived safely in southern Russian city of Krasnodar, ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly against the La Albiceleste’s of Argentina. The Krasnodar arena where the friendly encounter is scheduled to hold has a capacity of 33,000. According to the official Twitter handle of the Super Eagles @no super eagle’s, the team had a smooth 23

November 12, 2017 7:17 AM Victor Moses nominated for BBC African Footballer of the Year award

Chelsea right-back, Victor Moses, has been nominated for the BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. The announcement was made on Saturday in London during a special live launch broadcast. Other nominees are Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinea and RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita, Senegal and Liverpool forward Sadio 38

November 12, 2017 6:19 AM Argentina vs Nigeria: Messi speaks ahead of clash

Captain of Argentina national team, Lionel Messi has confirmed he will play no part in Tuesday’s friendly against Nigeria in Krasnodar, Russia. The Barcelona superstar was in action for Argentina in their Saturday’s 1-0 win over 2018 World Cup hosts Russia in Moscow, but will return to his base in Barcelona, Spain ahead of his club’s game next weekend 42