Sunday, April 18, 2021



FIFA suspends Pakistan, Chad football federations

World football ruling body FIFA has suspended the national federations of Pakistan and Chad with immediate effect.

AFCON qualifier: Onuachu’s late goal earns Eagles away win against Benin

Some football enthusiasts in Lagos have expressed their excitement for the lone goal scored by Super Eagles player, Paul Onuachu, against the Squirrels of...

Results of 2022 World Cup Qualifiers Europe Zone

Following are the results of Match Day 1 fixtures in the Europe Zone Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, played on Wednesday. Belgium 3-1...

FIFA Club World Cup: Egyptian giants Al Ahly win bronze medal

Egypt’s Al Ahly equalled their best-ever finish at the FIFA Club World Cup when they defeated South American champions, Palmeiras, after their third-place play-off ended goalless on Thursday in Qatar.

Ronaldo knocks out 3 contenders to win ‘Player of the Century’ award

Cristiano Ronaldo, knocked out three other top contenders, for the Player of the Century crown at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Sunday. The...

FIFA accusations against Blatter baseless – Lawyer

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter vehemently denies an allegation against him of criminal mismanagement relating to a museum project set up under his leadership, his lawyer said Tuesday.

FIFA releases names of African referees, assistant referees to feature Women’s World Cup 2023

Nineteen female referees from Africa have been selected to participate in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand, during a reserved period in the FIFA Women’s International Match Calendar between 10 July and 20 August 2023.

FIFA proposes mandatory maternity leave for women players

FIFA is to introduce new regulations to protect the rights of women players, including mandatory maternity leave, the world football governing body said on Thursday.

Football loses N5.4trn to COVID-19 pandemic – FIFA  

The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cost club football 14 billion dollars (about N5.4 trillion) this year worldwide, a leading official at global football body FIFA said on Wednesday.

Qatar, FIFA to stage pan-Arab tournament in 2021

Qatar Football Association, QFA, and world football governing body FIFA have announced plans to deliver a pan-Arab tournament that will be played in the Gulf state in late 2021.

CAS fixes new date for Siasia’s life ban case

The Court of Arbitration for Sports,, has fixed October 6 for the hearing of the appeal filed by a former Super Eagles player and Coach, Samson Siasia, over his life ban by FIFA.

FIFA bribe allegations raise more questions over 2022 Qatar World Cup

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar has become the focus of fresh FIFA corruption allegations after the release of a new U.S. Department of Justice, DOJ, indictment.

COVID-19 cases top 200,000 globally, death toll over 8,000 – WHO

The World Health Organisation, WHO, says no fewer than 200,000 cases of Coronavirus have now been reported to WHO and 8,000 people have lost their lives.

FIFA postpones World Cup qualifiers over coronavirus

World football governing body FIFA has postponed South American qualifying matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

FIFA ban: Siasia says legal team preparing his defence, urges for calm

Former Super Eagles coach Samson Siasia on Saturday appealed for calm over news of his life ban from the game by world football governing...

FIFA bans Siasia

FIFA on Friday banned former Nigeria Football Federation official Samson Siasia for life after the body’s ethics panel found him guilty of taking bribes...

FIFA bans Liberia’s Bility for 10 years

FIFA has given Liberian official, Musa Bility, a 10-year ban from football for financial offences, the sport’s world governing body said on Wednesday. Bility, a...

$9.5m FIFA grant: Court orders NFF to produce charge against Pinnick

An FCT High Court, Maitama, on Tuesday ordered the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, to produce a copy of the Magistrates ‘charge sheet against Amaju...

FIFA approves switch of allegiance to England by Rice

Midfielder Declan Rice’s switch of allegiance from Ireland to England has been confirmed by FIFA, the global football body said on Tuesday. The West Ham...

FIFA still want to expand 2022 world cup to 48 teams

Gianni Infantino has revealed FIFA are still considering a plan to expand the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 teams. Speaking at the Dubai...

Sierra Leone’s FIFA suspension ends country’s AFCON dream

Sierra Leone's African Nations Cup qualifier against Ghana in Kumasi will not go ahead tomorrow after the country's football association failed to get a...

Nigeria drops in latest FIFA rankings

Nigeria has slipped down one spot in the latest FIFA rankings from number forty-eight to forty-nine after failing to qualify for the second stage...

Ex-FIFA boss loses appeal to upturn 10-year ban

Former Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke has lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against his 10-year ban from football. Valcke, 57,...

Mbappe, Salah, others nominated for FIFA Best Men’s Player award

FIFA have on Tuesday announced the official 10-man shortlist for The Best FIFA Men's Player award 2018. Brazil superstar and the world's most expensive player,...

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