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Again,France Win World Cup, Beat Croatia 4-2

France won the FIFA World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium. Didier Deschamps’ side repeated the success on home soil at France ’98 by a victory margin that hardly looked possible as Croatia stood toe-to-toe with the favourites for an hour. Croatia also felt their luck deserted them, but ultimately France ran out victorious to erase the memories of the loss to Portugal in the Euro 2016 final in Paris. In one of the most exciting World Cup…

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England’s World Cup Final Hope Dashed, Lose 1-2 To Croatia

England’s bid to reach a first World Cup final since 1966 came to an agonising end as they lost in extra time to Croatia in Moscow. Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute of the semi-final, slotting in from Ivan Perisic’s flick-on into the area. Gareth Southgate’s side – playing England’s first semi-final since they were beaten on a penalties by West Germany at Italia 90 – were given the perfect start through Kieran Trippier’s 20-yard free-kick after only five minutes, but Perisic’s 68th-minute equaliser…

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France Beat Belgium 1-0 To Get World Cup Final Berth

France will face England or Croatia in the World Cup final after edging past European neighbours Belgium in the semi-final in St Petersburg. Defender Samuel Umtiti scored the winning goal for the 1998 champions in the second half with a towering header from Antoine Griezmann’s corner. Didier Deschamps’ side were on the back foot for large periods of the game, but emerged victorious to reach their third final, having been beaten by Italy on penalties in 2006. Belgium came through the quarter-finals by impressively beating Brazil, but they were unable…

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312 Corps Members Battle For Honours In NYSC Sports Competition

No fewer than 312 corps members are participating in the Interstate Zonal Preliminaries of the 2018 National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Sports and Cultural Festival holding in Ogun State.   The teams were drawn from Lagos, Ondo, Osun, Kwara, Ekiti and Oyo states and flagged-off the event on Monday at the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Sagamu.   In his address of welcome, Ogun NYSC State Coordinator, Mr John Okpo, commended the early arrival of the participants and urged them to be disciplined in the course of the competition.  …

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England Beat Sweden To Get Semi Final Ticket

England reached the World Cup semi-final for the first time since Italia 90 as Harry Maguire and Dele Alli struck either side of the interval to beat Sweden in Samara. Gareth Southgate’s side will now face Croatia in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium on Wednesday after overcoming a stubborn Sweden challenge in this quarter-final, with help from a magnificent display by goalkeeper Jordan Pickford. Maguire, outstanding once more, broke the deadlock on the half-hour when another England set-piece bore fruit – Leicester City’s powerful defender flashing a header past Sweden keeper Robin…

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CAF Appoints Pinnick First Vice President 

Embattled President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Melvin Pinnick has been appointed by the Confederation of African Football, CAF, as Vice president of the African soccer-ruling body. The letter of appointment was signed by CAF General Secretary Amr Fahmy and dated July 5, 2018. According to the CAF Scribe, Amaju’s promotion was necessitated by the resignation of the first Vice President, Kwesi Nyantaky who was also the President of Ghana Football Association. The letter of appointment reads thus: “Following the resignation of the 1st Vice President, Mr Kwesi Nyantaky, CAF…

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Leadway Assurance Partners Cycling Lagos

……….To provide insurance cover for over 1,000 cyclists Leading insurance company, Leadway Assurance Company and the organizers of the highly anticipated Cycling Lagos 2018 have signed a partnership arrangement that will cover participants in the forthcoming Cycling event. With this development the Company will be the Official Insurance Partner for the event that promises to be one of the biggest cycling events in Africa. The signing ceremony of the insurance cover and other support for the event was held at the company’s office in Lagos. Chairman Cycling Lagos, Mr. Soji…

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Hosts, Russia Knock Out Spain On 4-3 Penalties, Against Predictions

Host Russia recorded a rare feat in the ongoing World Cup as they knocked out tournament favourites, Spain in the round of sixteen against all predictions. The match ended 1-1 but the Russian goalkeeper, Akinfeev made the difference in he penalty shoot out with him saving two to reduce the chances of Spain going into the next round of eight, Russia would look for opportunities from set-pieces and defend very well, and that is exactly what they did. The number of times we have seen Spain play stubborn sides like…

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World Cup: Super Eagles Check Out Of Hotel, Heading Home

Nigeria’s football players have departed from their team hotel – hours after losing their final group match to Argentina at the World Cup in Russia. The BBC has shared a video of the players filing out of the hotel in Saint Petersburg: Nigeria defender Victor Moses converted a penalty to equalise and put the Super Eagles in a commanding position to quality for the next round. However, Marcos Rojo scored a fine late volley at the 86th minute to send Argentina through to the last 16 of the 2018 World…

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World Cup: Nigeria’s Super Eagles Out, Lose 1-2 To Argentina

Nigeria’s Super Eagles were eliminated from the 2018 world Cup losing to Argentina 1-2 in the last group game. The defeat gave the Argentines the needed to proceed to the next round of the games with the group leaders, Croatia. Even if you haven’t got a great team then you think Sampaoli would set up the team with a system that the players could play with. The fact he brought the young lads on today might be a suggestion he is not just going for the big names. “We were…

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