<strong>Which African team will scale the heights at Qatar 2022?</strong>
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Which African team will scale the heights at Qatar 2022?

“ Ke Nako” was the official slogan for the only World Cup edition held in Africa. It was apt, being a South African Sotho language expression for ‘it…

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England takes solidarity protest to World Cup
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England takes solidarity protest to World Cup

In today’s opening match with Iran,  England players will take the knee and captain Harry Kane will wear the One Love armband. On Sunday, Coach Gareth Southgate confirmed…

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<strong>We will feel Mane’s absence, Aliou Cisse, Senegal’s coach admits</strong>
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We will feel Mane’s absence, Aliou Cisse, Senegal’s coach admits

Senegal’s coach, Aliou Cisse knows the enormity of the weight his team and himself carry as not just African champions, but also the best African ranked by FIFA…

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<strong>Africa’s biggest World Cup hopes, Senegal face big Dutch challenge </strong>
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Africa’s biggest World Cup hopes, Senegal face big Dutch challenge

African champions Senegal open their 2022 FIFA World Cup  campaign with a Group A fixture against three-time runners-up the Netherlands, who are back at the finals for the…

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<strong>Key facts of USA versus Wales World Cup clash</strong>
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Key facts of USA versus Wales World Cup clash

The USA have lost their opening match in only one of their last four World Cup appearances (W2 D1). They  have only failed to score in one of their…

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<strong>Shall we see ‘American wonder’ as US face 64-year absentees, Wales</strong>
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Shall we see ‘American wonder’ as US face 64-year absentees, Wales

One of the matches that evoke passion will  be the US facing Wales. In chronological arrangement of the 62 duels of Qatar 2022, this encounter will be Match…

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<strong>Qatar 2022: Ecuador keep a seven-match clean sheet</strong>
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Qatar 2022: Ecuador keep a seven-match clean sheet

Ecuador may not be one of the big teams of the on-going World Cup, they have managed to shoot into an enviable feat. With their 2-0 defeat of…

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<strong>Enner Valencia sets Ecuador record</strong>
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Enner Valencia sets Ecuador record

By scoring two goals against the hosts, Qatar in Sunday’s opening match of the World Cup, Ecuador’s Enner Valencia has become a national icon. It means that all…

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Record opener at Qatar 2022 as Qatar  become first hosts not to score in 52 years
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Record opener at Qatar 2022 as Qatar  become first hosts not to score in 52 years

Records are meant to be set at important tournaments. Qatar 2022 has not been an exception even before the kick-off. Even when the final whistle was blown at…

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<strong>At the World Cup, opening matches are often crucial</strong>
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At the World Cup, opening matches are often crucial

As the first World Cup in the Arab world kicks off, it is pertinent to note that  in the tournament, the outcome of the first match is often…

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<strong>Let the Games begin! Sparkling FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 opening ceremony to feature pop sensation </strong>
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Let the Games begin! Sparkling FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 opening ceremony to feature pop sensation

Ahead of today’s 2022 World Cup opening match featuring Qatar and Ecuador,  a sparkling opening ceremony inside the Bedouin-tent inspired Al Bayt Stadium will invite the world to…

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<strong>Qatar 2020 turns catastrophic for Benzema</strong>
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Qatar 2020 turns catastrophic for Benzema

Even before the Qatar 2022 World Cup kick off more players are getting enlisted into the injury list and are seeing their dreams getting away in smokes. After…

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<strong>Nigeria’s Sunday Oliseh assigned technical study role in World Cup opener</strong>
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Nigeria’s Sunday Oliseh assigned technical study role in World Cup opener

As the World Cup 2022 kicks off this Sunday at the Al Bayt Stadium in Doha, former Super Eagles’ captain and later coach, Sunday Oliseh is one of the…

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Fans can survive for three hours without beer, says FIFA chief Gianni Infantino
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Fans can survive for three hours without beer, says FIFA chief Gianni Infantino

FIFA president attempts a balancing act in upholding World Cup hosts’ culture and rights of sponsors After a major blow was dealt on the alcoholic sponsors of the…

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Can Qatar sustain World Cup hosts’ opening match tradition?
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Can Qatar sustain World Cup hosts’ opening match tradition?

A World Cup like no other one kicks off this Sunday as Qatar hosts Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium. It is a departure from the past as…

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At last moment, Alcohol is forbidden at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums
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At last moment, Alcohol is forbidden at Qatar’s World Cup stadiums

A last minute reversal of an earlier agreement has on Friday led to ban in sale of alcohol at the stadiums hosting World Cup matches in Qatar. The…

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<strong>Lionel Messi is magical, Ronaldo admits ahead of World Cup kick-off</strong>
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Lionel Messi is magical, Ronaldo admits ahead of World Cup kick-off

Even as he believes his country has an excellent group of players capable of doing well at the World Cup which begins in Qatar on Sunday, Portugal’s captain,…

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<strong>Big blow as Senegal’s Mane ruled out of World Cup</strong>
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Big blow as Senegal’s Mane ruled out of World Cup

Senegal forward Sadio Mane has been ruled out of the World Cup in Qatar in a crushing blow to his team’s chances after officials confirmed on Thursday he…

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Portugal make mince meat out of Super Eagles
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Portugal make mince meat out of Super Eagles

BY KUNLE SOLAJA World Cup absentees, Super Eagles recorded their most crushing defeat in decades as a Bruno Fernades inspired Portugal humiliated the Nigerian team 4-0 in the…

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<strong>Ex-FIFA vice president Warner loses appeal against extradition from Trinidad</strong>
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Ex-FIFA vice president Warner loses appeal against extradition from Trinidad

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner can be extradited from his homeland of Trinidad to the United States to face corruption charges, a London court said on Thursday. Warner’s…

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<strong>Fifa President Infantino to stand unopposed for third term</strong>
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Fifa President Infantino to stand unopposed for third term

Fifa president Gianni Infantino will stand unopposed for a third term as head of world football’s governing body next year, Fifa confirmed on Thursday. A brief statement from…

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