World Cup winner retires

January 10, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has announced his retirement from international football aged 36. The Tottenham captain’s decision comes three weeks after France were beaten by Argentina on penalties in the 2022 World Cup final on 18 December. Lloris had captained his country to World Cup victory four years earlier when they won the 2018 tournament. “I’ve decided to stop my Read More

#WorldCup: Messi’s hotel room to be turned to museum

December 28, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

After winning FIFA World Cup, the hotel room, Argentina star, Lionel Messi stayed during the recently concluded #Qatar2022 World Cup is set to be turned into a museum. Recall that Messi was named player of the tournament after netting twice in the dramatic final against France in the 2022 World Cup. His achievements are now set to be immortalised, with Read More

World Cup winner retires

December 24, 2022 AFP 0

Blaise Matuidi, a World Cup winner with France in 2018, said on Friday he was retiring, a year after he last played. The 35-year-old, who started the World Cup final win over Croatia in Russia four years ago, had been omitted from Inter Miami’s squad for this season. Midfielder Matuidi won Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain and Serie A with Read More

FIFA launches investigation over celebrity chef’s ‘strange’ World Cup celebration

December 23, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

FIFA are investigating how celebrity chef Salt Bae gained “undue access” to the pitch after the World Cup final where he enthusiastically posed for photos with surprised Argentina players including a bemused and irritated Lionel Messi. Salt Bae, whose real name is Nusret Gokce, was pictured holding and kissing the trophy after Argentina beat France in Sunday’s final in Qatar. Read More

Revealed! How much Argentina, France, other 30 countries received from FIFA at #2022WorldCup

December 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The winner of FIFA 2022 World Cup, Argentina received the highest prize money in the competition, $42 million, while the runner-up, France got $30 million. $440 million in prize money were allotted for the just concluded World Cup, with teams receiving larger sums according to how far they advanced in the competition. Full prize money won by all countries represented Read More

Messi topples Ronaldo in new record after 2022 #Worldcup triumph

December 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

World Cup winner, Lionel Messi, has achieved another new milestone, hours after becoming the world champion. This comes after pictures he posted following his country’s win over France to clinch the World Cup on Sunday became the most-liked post on Instagram with 56.4 million likes. Messi’s likes surpassed that from a post of Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo – a Louis Vuitton ad featuring Read More

After winning 2022 #WorldCup, Messi emerges best player

December 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

As 2022 World Cup ended with Argentina winning the tournament, individual awards for players who were outstanding during the tournament has been given with Messi winning the best player of the tournament. Other winners include; Young Player of the Year: Enzo Fernandez – Argentina Golden Gloves: Emiliano Martinez – Argentina Golden Boots: Kylian Mbappe – France Golden Ball: Lionel Messi Read More

[Happening now] Argentina 3 – 3 France : Mbappe nets hat-trick as 2022 #WorldCup final go to penalties

December 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kylian Mbappe becomes first player to score World Cup final hat-trick since Geoff Hurst as he twice brings France back level with Argentina and overtakes Pele and Zinedine Zidane After Kyllian Mbappe stunning three goals, the game has gone into penalty shoot out. Martinez is having a massive impact mentally in this penalty shootout. That penalty from Dybala takes some Read More

[Happening now] Argentina 2 – 2 France : Mbappe ‘s brace cancels Messi ‘s penalty, 2022 #WorldCup final move to extra time

December 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The 2022 World Cup final between Argentina and France has gone to extra time following an enthralling 2-2 draw after ninety minutes. Lionel Messi opened the scoring from the penalty spot. Angel Di Maria doubled Argentina’s lead after a sensational pass from Alexis Mac Allister. But Kyllian Mbappe hit back from the penalty spot before scoring a sensational second just moments later to level Read More

#WorldCup: At last Davido returns to social media [Pictures]

December 18, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Popular Nigerian singer and music boss, Davido is back on social media platforms after weeks of mourning his late don, Ifeanyi Adeleke. Davido shared a picture of himself and his wife, on Instagram, Sunday ahead of his performance at the closing ceremony of the World Cup in Qatar. He said, “worldcupqatar2022.”

[Happening now] #WorldCup: Live updates: Messi, Mbappe face-off in France, Argentina final clash *See kick-off time, full lineups

December 18, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Lionel Messi will be hoping to secure the trophy that would cement his status as perhaps the game’s greatest ever player. The 35-year-old will bow out on the global stage backed by a soccer-mad country that has sent legions of fans to the Mideast. Kylian Mbappé could solidify his claim as the young pretender to Messi’s throne if the speedy and Read More

To stay or not! Southgate takes crucial decision on England job after 2022 #WorldCup exit

December 17, 2022 Editor 0

Gareth Southgate will stay on as England manager, according to reports, after he had considered walking away under mounting criticism. The Telegraph reports that the 52-year-old former Middlesbrough manager has not yet told the English Football Association that he wants to remain in the position, and has come to his decision after taking time to consider his future with England having Read More

Argentina vs France: What Messi told me – Dembele

December 17, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

 France star, Ousmane Dembele, has opened up on what Argentina star, Lionel Messi discussed with him ahead of 2022 FIFA #WorldCup final. The former Borussia Dortmund star revealed the advice Argentina captain, Lionel Messi gave him at Barcelona ahead of both teams’ 2022 FIFA World Cup final clash on Sunday. Dembele will go up against Messi in this year’s World Read More

2025: FIFA launches 32-team Club World Cup tournament

December 16, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Gianni Infantino says FIFA will launch a new 32-team men’s Club World Cup starting in 2025 and revealed they will ‘rediscuss’ the 2026 World Cup group stage format. The new Club World Cup concept was initially meant to launch in China in 2021 with 24 teams but was cancelled due to the pandemic – and is now set for a Read More

Another staff dies at #WorldCup stadium

December 15, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

A security guard at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar, John Njau Kibue, has been confirmed dead after three days in the intensive care unit. The 24-year-old Kenyan reportedly fell off the stadium building. The organisers of the World Cup have launched an investigation to ascertain the cause of the tragedy. He suffered critical injuries in the early hours of Saturday, Read More