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FIFA announces pots for 2018 World Cup draw, Nigeria placed in pot 4

World football governing body, FIFA, on Thursday, November 16, 2017, announced the pots for the 2018 World Cup draw on its website. In the publication, Nigeria is placed in Pot 4, which means it will not play any of the countries ...

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Nigeria to host World Cup trophy in March

Nigeria will, on March 3, 2018, host the FIFA World Cup Trophy. This was confirmed by Mohammed Sanusi, Nigeria Football Federation’s General Secretary. He said the world governing body had listed Nigeria as one of the countries the trophy will ...

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Ronaldo wins player of the year; Zidane best manager (full list of winners)

Portuguese ace, Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning performance last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday. Ronaldo has scored 44 goals in just ...

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2018 World Cup: 3.4 million tickets requested as first sales period ends

With only nine spots yet to be filled at the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup, 3,496,204 tickets have been requested so far as the first sales period ended on Thursday. Most of the applications have come from Russia, while international ...

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FIFA fines Nigeria, Germany, others for crowd troubles

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FIFA has fined Nigeria $31,000 (N11.3 million) for crowd disorder during last month’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo, which the Super Eagles won 4-0. German football  federation was fined 32,000 Swiss francs ($33,000) because fans chanted Nazi slogans  ...

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FIFA RANKING: Nigeria falls six places to rank 44th despite win over Cameroon

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have slipped to 44th position in the monthly rankings of football playing nations by FIFA. The Super Eagles played good games against the indomitable lions in the month under review, defeating Cameroon 4-0 at Uyo and playing ...

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Brazil moves to top, Nigeria and Cameroon push up in new FIFA ranking

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Brazil displaced Germany from the top of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings released on Thursday. The world champions Germany dropped to second despite winning the Confederations Cup. Argentina is in third and Switzerland, with a 100 per ...

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Nigeria drops to 39th, Germany back 1st in new FIFA ranking

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The Super Eagles have dropped to the 39th spot from 38th in the July FIFA World Rankings. The rankings table on FIFA’s website on Thursday indicated that Nigeria now has 715 points as against 730 it had in the June ...

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FIFA publishes report of inquiry into Russia 2018, Qatar 2022 World Cup bids

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FIFA has published the Report on the Inquiry into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup Bidding Process, also known as the “Garcia Report”. The report, which is downloadable on the FIFA website, was published Tuesday after it was leaked to a ...

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Confederations Cup: Portugal, Mexico through to semi-final, Russia out

Portugal and Mexico have booked their places in the semifinal stage of the ongoing FIFA Confederation Cup taking place in Russia. Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal teammates made it look so easy as the European champions comfortably dispatched New Zealand ...

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