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Nigeria Drops In New FIFA World Ranking

Nigeria have dropped a place in Fifa’s world rankings for October despite forcing Brazil to a 1-1 draw in Singapore. The 2013 African champions gathered 1481 points to rank no. 35 in the world and third in Africa behind Senegal [20th in the world], and Tunisia [29th]. African champions Algeria remain unmoved to stay fourth in Africa and 38th in the world with 1469…

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Siasia To Address Public Over FIFA Life Ban, Says ”He Did Nothing Wrong”

Under-fire former Super Eagles coach, Samson Siasia has said he will address a press conference after the highest footballing governing body FIFA handed to him a ban from all football activity for life after being found guilty of accepting to receive bribes in order to manipulate matches. The press conference is scheduled for 12 noon…

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Messi, Van Dijk & Ronaldo Makes Best FIFA Player Of The Year Nomination List

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk are among the 10 players nominated for FIFA’s The Best Men’s Player award. Ten players have been put forward for the prestigious prize, which is now in its fourth year The shortlist, which takes into accounts achievements from July 16, 2018 to July 19, 2019, was compiled…

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Super Eagles Drop Three Places In Latest FIFA Ranking, Remains 3rd In Africa

The Nigerian Super Eagles slipped three places to 45th spot in the latest World Ranking released by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Friday.The three-time African champions had moved four places in the previous release back in April but now join Guinea, DR Congo, Lesotho and Seychelles as the African teams with the…

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FIFA Fine: We Apologize To Nigerians But Somebody Must Be Punished – Pinnick

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has apologised to Nigerians for the error that caused Nigeria to be fined N2,162, 923 by FIFA. THEWILL recalls that the world football governing body sanctioned Nigeria for fielding an ineligible player, Shehu Abdullahi, for the clash against Algeria. The match was declared forfeited and awarded…

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Football Administrators Should Learn To Accept Defeat And Move On -Saraki

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday appealed to warring factions in the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to sheathe their sword in the interest of football development in the country. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, made the call, when the President of NFF, Amadju Pinnick led the…

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