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FIFA Proposes New Extended Club World Cup

October 25, 2018 Azeez Oluwafemi

A new and expanded Club World Cup – held every year featuring some of the Premier League and Europe’s top clubs – has been proposed by Fifa. In official documents supposedly leaked, there are two options for an annual tournament, alongside the original plan for a competition every four years. {Read More..}

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Papertalk: Scintillating Sevilla Thump Real Madrid

September 27, 2018 Azeez Oluwafemi

Scintillating Sevilla Thump Real Madrid Real Madrid suffered their first La-Liga defeat of Julen Lopetegui’s reign on Wednesday, as they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by an Andre Silva-inspired Sevilla at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan. Madrid struggled to cope with Sevilla’s intensity and the hosts deservedly went ahead 17 minutes in {Read More..}

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FIFA to Limit Loaning Out of Players!

September 14, 2018 Azeez Oluwafemi

FIFA is planning to make changes to the international transfers rules that would limit player loans and create a clearinghouse to handle agents fees. FIFA reportedly wants to limit to the number of players one club can lend each season to between six and eight. The aim would be to {Read More..}

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FIFPro confirm 55-man shortlist for 2018 World XI

September 10, 2018 Azeez Oluwafemi

Around 25,000 footballers have cast their vote in the FIFPro World XI voting and the names of the nominees have been announced.  A total of 55 players have been nominated, with five goalkeepers, 20 defenders, 15 midfielders and 15 forwards all shortlisted. The World XI will consist of one goalkeeper, {Read More..}

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FIFA Puskas Award Nominees

September 4, 2018 Azeez Oluwafemi

Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah have all been nominated for the Puskas award. The prize is given for the best goal scored in a season, and a total of 10 players are set to battle for the gong, with the likes of Benjamin Pavard and Ricardo {Read More..}

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David Beckham to receive UEFA President’s Award

August 30, 2018 Azeez Oluwafemi

David Beckham to receive the UEFA President’s Award UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has paid tribute to former England captain David Beckham, calling him “a true football icon of his generation” after selecting the former Manchester United FC and Real Madrid CF midfielder to receive the 2018 UEFA President’s Award. “The {Read More..}

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How Nigeria Climbed To 38th In The World In August FIFA Ranking

August 11, 2017 Joshua Samuel

 The Super Eagles of Nigeria climbed up one step and are sixth in Africa based on the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday ahead of next month’s 2018 World Cup qualifier clash against Cameroon. Despite their 2-0 home defeat to South Africa in the last fixture of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier, Gernot Rohr‘s men still climbed {Read More..}

Features

Today in World History (July 12th)

July 13, 2017 Joshua Samuel

The first soccer world cup competition tagged FIFA World Cup was inaugurated on July 13th, 1930 (exactly 87 years ago today) in Uruguay. The organizing body of the world cup competition, FIFA, chose Uruguay  to host the inaugural tournament  as the country was about celebrating the centenary of its first {Read More..}