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Russia 2018:  Argentina must improve to succeed – Messi

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Argentina captain Lionel Messi believes they need to improve if they are to stand a chance of winning next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Argentina, who reached the final in 2014, struggled during qualification for Russia, going through three coaches before securing their place at the tournament. And it was all thanks to a Messi hat-trick in a 3-1 ...

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2018 World Cup preparations: CAF Grants African Reps $500,000

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said it would grant financial subsidy of $500,000 (about N175 million) to all five African representatives at the forthcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup. The continental football governing body said the decision was taken by its Executive Committee and other stakeholders on the sidelines of the 2018 FIFA World Cup draws in Moscow on ...

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2018 World Cup final draws: Nigeria in Pot 4

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With Peru completing the line-up of 32 teams for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the seeding pots for the Final Draws on Dec. 1 was announced on Thursday, with Nigeria drawn in Pot 4. The organisers, FIFA, said on its website that “it was confirmed in September by the Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions, that all teams will be ...

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NFF, Eagles sign landmark agreement ahead Russia 2018

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A historic and binding agreement that will eliminate all manner of rancour and distractions around Nigeria’s preparation and participation at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia was signed in the Russian city of Krasnodar on Tuesday morning. The meeting to prepare the agreement was held on Sunday night in the same city. NFF President Amaju Pinnick, Vice Presidents Seyi ...

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2018 FIFA World Cup ticket sales resumes Thursday

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ILORIN – Ticket sales for the world’s biggest football event, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, will resume on Thursday on a first-come first-served basis. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a total of 622,117 tickets were successfully allocated to subscribers, even though this was subject to payment being made later. This was also at the conclusion of the ...

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Russia 2018: Dalung begs NASS to vote sufficient funds for sports

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Borne out of the determination to make a statement at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung has appealed to the National Assembly to appropriate sufficient funds for sports in the 2018 budget. The Minister reasoned that for any meaningful success to be recorded by Nigerian athletes at the world stage in ...

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Russia 2018: Saraki Congratulates Supers Eagles

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President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday, congratulated the Nigerian Super Eagles and all Nigerians on the nation’s qualification for the FIFA World Cup, scheduled to hold in Russia next year. Saraki, in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said that he was in Uyo and witnessed firsthand the dedication, ...

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Eagles need one point to reach Russia, draw in Yaounde

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Cameroon merely delayed Nigeria’s 2018 FIFA World Cup ticket celebration even as the African champions were themselves eliminated from the race in a crunchy game that ended 1-1 in Yaounde on Monday. In the event, the Super Eagles will qualify for their sixth FIFA World Cup finals with one point from their last two matches of the campaign. Just as they ...

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Russia 2018: We are not bothered by tough group, Eagles speak

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Nigeria’s senior team stalwarts have refused to be worried about being housed in the African 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification series’ so –called group of death. Reactions have been sharp, immediate and interesting, from NFF President Amaju Pinnick’s “now we must quickly sort out the issue of Head Coach and his assistants and put every other thing in place in ...

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Russia 2018: Nigeria to play Algeria, Cameroon, Zambia

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Nigeria will play Zambia’s Chipolopolo, Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions and Algeria’s Fennecs in the final round of qualification series for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals. The draw conducted at the Cairo Marriott Hotel put all former African champions in the same Group B, with reigning continental champions Cote d’Ivoire to tackle Gabon, Mali and Morocco in Group C. Tunisia’s Carthage ...

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