FIFA unveils 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup *See full list

June 17, 2022 Eurosport 0

The host cities for the 2026 World Cup have been announced by FIFA. The tournament will be the first to see 48 countries compete – an expansion from 32 – and will see 60 matches contested across three nations – Canada, Mexico, and the United States – across 16 cities. Two of the host cities are in Canada, three in Read More

FIFA announces prize for 2022 Qatar World Cup

April 2, 2022 Agency Report 0

Today, Friday, the International Football Association (FIFA) revealed the value of the financial prizes that the teams participating in the Qatar 2022 World Cup will receive. And according to what was announced by the International Football Association, all the teams qualified for the World Cup will be given an amount of 1.5 million dollars, in order to prepare for the Read More

[Breaking] 2022 World Cup draw: Senegal get ‘mild company’, Ghana land in tough group *See full pairings

April 1, 2022 Editor 0

Senegal after edging Egypt to pick 2022 World Cup ticket have been pitched against host Qatar, Holland and Ecuador,p in group A while Super Eagles arch rivals Ghana in group H will face Portugal, Uruguay and Korea Republic. Details loading… 2022 World Cup draw… AQatarEcuadorSenegalNetherlands BEnglandIR IranUSAEurope QF C – Nigeria groupArgentinaSaudi ArabiaMexicoPoland DFrancePlayoff 1DenmarkTunisia ESpainPlayoff 2GermanyJapan FBelgiumCanadaMoroccoCroatia GBrazilSerbiaSwitzerlandCameroon HPortugalGhanaUruguayKorea Read More

VIDEO: Davido makes history, becomes first African artist to feature in World Cup official soundtrack

April 1, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has become first African artist to feature in a FIFA World Cup official soundtrack after he appeared on the 2022 edition of the global soccer fiesta theme song. The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 official soundtrack kicked off Friday with the release of the single Hayya Hayya (Better Together) ahead of Read More

Minister Dare regrets Super Eagles’ failure to pick 2022 World Cup ticket, condemns vandalism on Abuja stadium

April 1, 2022 Editor 0

The Minister of Youth and Sports development, Sunday Dare, has reacted to the failure of Super Eagles to qualify for the 2022 World Cup. The Minister also condemned in totally acts of vandalism on the facilities inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja after the Super Eagles versus Ghana encounter. He said: “We drew 0-0 in Kumasi and drew 1-1 here Read More

[Happening now] Super Eagles vs Black stars: Journalists, fans, others stranded on highway as security operatives block Moshood Abiola stadium gates

March 29, 2022 Editor 0

Thousands of people including Sports Journalists, fans trying to gain entrance into the Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja, venue of Nigeria’s Super Eagles versus black stars of Ghana World Cup playoffs are stranded for hours. Some of them who spoke to Blueprint on Tuesday, said the security operatives comprising mainly DSS, Police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Read More

[VIDEO] World Cup playoffs: Watch as Super Eagles resume training, plot Ghana’s Black stars downfall in Abuja

March 26, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Saturday evening resumed inside Moshood Abiola National stadium Abuja, same day they returned from Kumasi, venue of first leg 2022 World Cup playoffs against the black stars of Ghana. Both sides played a goalless draw at Baba Yara stadium. They will also trade tackles in the second leg encounter in Abuja on Tuesday. The match kicks Read More

Super Eagles return to Abuja, hours after goalless World Cup playoff vs Ghana

March 26, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Super Eagles delegation to Kumasi, venue of first leg 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs have returned to Abuja, Saturday morning, hours after Nigeria and Ghana match ended in a draw late Friday night. There was a lot of running and cheer-drawing nutmegs, but goalkeepers Francis Uzoho and Joseph Wollacott shared only few saves between them in the opening leg Read More

World Cup playoffs: Morocco pick away point vs DR Congo

March 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

Morocco scored a crucial away goal in the 75th minute against 10-man DR Congo to earn a 1-1 draw in Kinshasa in the first leg of their 2022 World Cup play-off tie. Brentford’s Yoane Wissa gave the hosts the lead in the 11th minute following a deflection off the head of Morocco captain Romain Saiss. In the second half, the Read More

For second consecutive year, Italy fail to pick World Cup ticket

March 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

European champions Italy will not play in the 2022 World Cup after being stunned by North Macedonia in their play-off in Palermo. Aleksandar Trajkovski picked up the loose ball in the 92nd minute, drove forward and fired a sensational winner from outside the area. The goal sparked wild celebrations on the North Macedonia bench, while Italy’s players and coaching staff Read More

VIDEO: Super Eagles land in Kumasi, battle ready for Ghana’s Black stars World Cup playoffs *See official kickoff time

March 24, 2022 Editor 0

With victory at sight, Nigeria’s Super Eagles on Thursday touched down Kumasi, venue of their first leg encounter against Black stars of Ghana in the much talked about 2022 FIFA World Cup playoffs scheduled for Friday evening. The team comprising 25 players, technical crew and other Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) officials had on Thursday morning left Nnamdi Azikiwe International airport Read More

[Breaking] World Cup Playoff: Goalkeeper out as 20 Super Eagles begin training ahead Black stars clash *See Nigeria vs Ghana head-to-head history

March 22, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s army for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 playoff battle with Ghana on Tuesday started their preparations in the Federal Capital, Abuja ahead of departure to Kumasi on Thursday. Three –time African champions Nigeria and four –time African champions Ghana tango at the 40,000 –capacity Baba Yara Stadium on Friday evening, in the first leg of a potentially –explosive Read More

World Cup playoffs: CAS crushes Russia’s request to upturn ban

March 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

Russia’s request to suspend their ban from competing in the World Cup play-offs has been rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Fifa suspended Russian national teams from all competitions in February following the invasion of Ukraine. Russia appealed against the decision and wanted to be allowed to play until the court had heard the full appeal, for which Read More

FIFA World Cup: Nigeria beat Senegal, edge closer to finals

March 12, 2022 Editor 0

Two-time World Cup silver medallists Nigeria all but assured of a spot at this year’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup finals after a sterling performance condemned Senegal’s U20 girls to a 3-1 defeat on home ground in Thies on Saturday evening. Effervescent winger Flourish Sebastine, who plays her club football for Edo Queens, hit a hat-trick in the encounter at Read More

2022 World Cup qualifiers: Neymar back to Brazil squad

March 12, 2022 AFP 0

Neymar will rejoin Brazil for its final two World Cup qualifiers, after missing the national team’s first two matches of the year due to injury, coach Tite said Friday, announcing his squad. The Paris Saint-Germain star, back from an ankle injury, will be looking to exorcise PSG’s humiliating Champions League exit Wednesday at Real Madrid as he returns to the Read More

World Cup playoffs: Eguavoen must work hard to beat Ghana – Ikpeba

March 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

Former Nigeria striker, Victor Ikpeba has noted that Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen, has a lot of work to do ahead of the 2022 World Cup African qualifiers final play-off round against Ghana this month. Eguavoen called up 32 players for the crucial two legged clashes with the Black Stars, cinsisting some surprise names in the list. Odion Ighalo was Read More

[Breaking] 2022 World Cup playoff: Eguavoen hands Lookman, Amoo first Super Eagles’ call up ahead Ghana clash *Standby Onazi returns as camp opens March 21, see full list

March 4, 2022 Editor 0

Technical Adviser Augustine Eguavoen has called up Captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong, midfielder Wifred Ndidi and forwards Moses Simon and Kelechi Iheanacho in a Super Eagles’ provisional list of 32 for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 play-off round against the Black Stars of Ghana. Also called up are goalkeepers Maduka Okoye and Daniel Akpeyi, defenders Kenneth Omeruo, Read More

Ukraine invasion: Poland to boycott World Cup playoff vs Russia as attack escalates

February 26, 2022 BBC 0

Poland will boycott their World Cup play-off against Russia because of the invasion of Ukraine, with captain Robert Lewandowski saying “we can’t pretend that nothing is happening”. Polish football association president Cezary Kulesza has said the team “does not intend” to play the game. Russia are due to host Poland in Moscow on 24 March, while Ukraine travel to Scotland Read More

World Bank to support Lagos farmers begin canned fish production in 2022

An APPEALS project, which is assisted by the World Bank for agricultural processing, productivity improvement and livelihood support, says that fish farmers in Lagos will begin production of locally canned catfish and tilapia in 2022. The project coordinator, Lagos APPEALS, Oluranti Sagoe-Oviebo, told the Nigerian News Agency on Tuesday in Lagos that the canned fish would be produced using locally Read More