2018 World Cup: Rohr to resign if Nigeria fails to qualify

Gernot Rohr​, Super Eagles head coach ​has promised to resign ​if Nigeria ​fails to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The Super Eagles are top of Group B on the road to Russia 2018, having beaten Zambia and Algeria in their opening two matches. Their next ​matches’ line up are against​ Africa Cup of Nations…

FIFA World Rankings: Super Eagles Move To 5th Place In Africa

Nigeria Super Eagles have moved one place up to the 40th spot with 726(725.67) points in the April FIFA/Coca-Cola World Football Rankings. This also placed Nigeria as the 4th best football nation in Africa. Egypt and Senegal maintained the first and second spots receptively. Egypt moved one place up to 19 in FIFA rankings, while…

FIFA Rankings: Brazil Back On Top Of World Football Chart

Brazil dethroned arch-rivals Argentina and returned to the summit of football’s world rankings for the first time in almost seven years, the ruling body FIFA published on Thursday. Brazil reclaimed the top stop of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Football Chart since elimination from 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa at the hands of the Netherlands. World…

See The First Country To Book A Place In Russia FIFA Men’s 2018 World Cup

Brazil have become the first side to seal their place at the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next year. Their 3-0 win over Paraguay, along with defeats for Argentina and Uruguay, means they cannot finish lower than fourth in South American qualifying. Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho, FC Barcelona striker Neymar and Real Madrid’s Marcelo…

2018 World Cup qualifier: Defoe scores on England return

England took another comfortable step on the road to qualification for next summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia as they eased past Lithuania 2-0 at Wembley on Sunday. Gareth Southgate’s first game at Wembley since succeeding Sam Allardyce on a permanent basis provided few alarms as England remain firmly in control at the top of……

Ghanaian referee gets life ban for World Cup qualifier match-fixing

Ghanaian referee, Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life for match manipulation in a World Cup qualifier. Soccer’s governing body, FIFA, on Monday said Lamptey was found guilty of unlawfully influencing a match result following South Africa’s 2-1 win over Senegal in November in African Group D. Hide quoted text FIFA did not give further…

2018 World Cup qualifier: Cameroon not a threat to Nigeria – Lawmaker

The Chairman Senate Committee on Sports, Sen. Obinna Ogba, says Cameroon is not a threat to Nigeria as the Super Eagles prepare for the 2018 World Cup Qualifier. Ogba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that Cameroon would not stop Nigeria from 2018 World Cup. NAN reports that Nigeria versus……

Nigeria draws Mexico, Italy for FIFA Beach Soccer W’Cup ’17

The Supersand Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn alongside Mexico, Italy and a yet-to-be-ascertained Asian team for the ​FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017​ to hold from 27 April to 7 May 2017. The official draw for the event took place at the Hotel Atlantis in Nassau in the capital city of the Bahamas…

Infantino: Africa will have minimum 7 countries in 48-team W’Cup

The President of the International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, has said Africa will have at least seven representatives when the World Cup expansion to 48 teams kicks off in 2026. The proposed new format of the global competition will see an initial stage of 16 groups of ​​three teams, from which two…

British man falls to death at Qatar World Cup building site

A British man has fallen to his death at a World Cup stadium building site in Qatar, with the contractor, a joint venture between Belgian and Qatari firms, still working with local authorities to establish the cause of Thursday’s death. The man who is yet to be identified lost his life as construction conditions have…

What 48-team World Cup means for Nigeria

On Tuesday, FIFA confirmed that the World Cup will be expanded from 32 to 48 teams, beginning from the 2026. The news was met with mixed reactions from football fans and pundits. This expansion means that all confederations will get additional slots. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) are the biggest beneficiaries with an increase…

FIFA expands World Cup to 48 teams

Gianni Infantino FIFA approved a 48-team 2026 World Cup with “one hundred per cent unanimity”, a confederation president has claimed. In the face of fierce opposition to expansion from European clubs, Victor Montagliani, the head of Concacaf, said: “The decision was made on the facts and the figures, not on, hey, a wink and a…