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World Women Cup: France beat Brazil 2-1

Hosts France beat Brazil 2-1 to reach the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals in another game dominated by video assistant referee decisions. Valerie Gauvin, who had earlier had a goal ruled out by VAR, put France ahead after a fine run by Kadidiatou Diani. Brazil forced extra-time when Thaisa’s drive, originally ruled out for offside, was…

The Nigeria’s Super Falcons were the beneficiaries of the failure of Chile Women’s team to qualify for the Round of 16 in the ongoing Women’sWorld a Cup in France. The Chilean Women’s team wept Thursday in Rennes as they failed to qualify for the Round of 16 of the ongoing Women’s World Cup in France….

Women’s World Cup: France defeat Nigeria to reach Last 16

France have defeated Nigeria’s Super Falcons to qualify for the round of 16 of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Wendie Renard’s penalty goal in the 79th-minute goal was all it took for France to edge past the Falcons who put up a brave challenge throughout the clash. The victory confirmed top spot for France in…

Buhari names National Stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammad Buhari has announced the change of the name of the National Stadium, Abuja to MKO Abiola Stadium. Buhari made this pronouncement during his speech at the Demomcracy Day celebration on Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja. June 12 was signed into law on Monday as Democracy Day as a mark of honour to…

Women World Cup: France defeat Korea Republic 4-0

France’s women took a first step to follow in the World Cup footsteps of the French men. Wendie Renard, at 6-foot-2 the tallest player in the tournament, scored twice on headers off corner kicks, and Les Bleues overwhelmed South Korea 4-0 Friday night in a gala World Cup opener. Eugénie Le Sommer and Amandine Henry…

Infantino re-elected FIFA President

Gianni Infantino, current FIFA President and only candidate in the running, was reelected by acclamation to the presidency of the instance at the 69th Congress of the International Football Federation in Paris, Porte de Versailles, on June 5, 2019. AFP The International Football Federation keeps the same president. Gianni Infantino was reappointed for a four-year term…

Liverpool defeat Tottenham, to win Champions League

An early goal from Mohamed Salah and a late one from Divock Origi gave Liverpool a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday’s all-English Champions League final as coach Juergen Klopp finally got his hands on Europe’s biggest prize. Egypt striker Salah, who had painful memories of last year’s final defeat by Real Madrid after…

Alex Iwobi scores consolation goal as Chelsea defeat Arsenal 4-1

Alex Iwobi scored a consolation goal as Chelsea hammered Arsenal 4-1 to win the 2018-19 Uefa Europa  League trophy on Wednesday night. After a goalless first half at the Olympic Stadium, the Blues started the second 45 minutes on a flying note with Olivier Giroud breaking the deadlock in the 49th minute before Pedro and Eden…

Saraki lauds Super Falcon’s WAFU Cup victory   

Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Monday, lauded the Super Falcons for lifting the 2019 WAFU Cup ”following their soul-lifting display in the finals of the game last Saturday in Abidjan.” Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, said the country cannot but be proud about the patriotism…

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