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Leave My Son Alone, Messi’s Mother Cries Out

Celia Messi, Lionel Messi's mother, has asked critics to leave her son alone, after the Argentina superstar missed a penalty in his country's 1-1 draw with Iceland at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

I Felt ‘Abandoned’ By FIFA During My Trial – Blatter

Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Wednesday that he felt ‘abandoned’ by FIFA and that he should have stepped aside earlier.

Ronaldo Heads Morocco Out Of W/Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo scored to seal victory for Portugal against Morocco in a Group B 2018 World Cup game on Tuesday.

Fifa Names Ref For Eagles, Iceland Tie

Matthew Conger will be the centre referee for the Super Eagles game against Iceland during the 2018 World Cup in Russia on Friday.

Senegal, Japan Supporters Clean Up Mess Inside World Cup Stadium

Senegalese and Japanese fans on Tuesday stunned many followers of the 2018 World Cup in Russia as they cleaned up their sections of a Stadium after their countries won their matches.

Eagles Ready To Fly Over Iceland – NFF

First Vice-President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Seyi Akinwunmi, has said that the Super Eagles are battle-ready to take on Croatia on Friday. 

Fabianski Joins West Ham On Three-year Deal

West Ham have signed goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea City on a three-year deal.

Etebo Says Eagles Must Be Focused To Beat Iceland

Super Eagles midfielder Oghenekaro Etebo says the team’s chances of qualifying for the round of 16 in Russia is bright but warns that the team must be focused.

Iceland Coach Explains How Team Will Play Eagles

Iceland assistant coach Helgi Kolviðsson has said the team will take on the Super Eagles as if it were a World Cup final. 
Super Eagles

Eagles To Address Media On Wednesday

The Super Eagles will have a press conference on Wednesday ahead of their second 2018 World Cup game with Iceland.
Senegal

We Are Proud To Represent Africa, Says Senegal Coach

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse has expressed his delight that his team has made the whole African continent proud after a winning start to their 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign.

NFF To Reduce Eagles Involvement On Social Media

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has expressed its concern over the activities of some Super Eagles players on Social Media during the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Why Salah Didn’t Play Against Uruguay — Egypt’s Coach

Cuper Laments Moh’d Salah Injury After Egypt Loss

Egypt coach Hector Cuper has said Mohamed Salah was "100 per cent" fit for the World Cup, but his absence in training ahead of the tournament due to injury was difficult.

Andy Murray May Miss Wimbledon

Andy Murray will wait to see how his body responds to his first competitive match for 11 months before deciding whether to compete at Wimbledon.

Spanish Tax Officials Want Ronaldo’s €18.8m Tax Fine Increased

Officials at Spain’s tax authority have called for “reconsideration” of the deal done with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sarri

Sarri’s Move To Chelsea Imminent As Agent Arrives London

Maurizio Sarri's agent is in London to finalise a move to Chelsea, a source has told Sky Sports News, amid reports in Italy of an imminent move to buy him out of his contract.

Lehmann Leaves Arsenal As Unai Emery Names Backroom Staff

Arsenal's manager Unai Emery has announced his backroom staff for next season with Juan Carlos Carcedo joining Steve Bould as one of two assistant head coaches.

Jack Wilshere To Leave Arsenal When His Contract Expires

England Jack Wilshere has confirmed he will leave Arsenal when his contract expires on July 1.
sepp blatter

Former Fifa Boss Blatter Arrives Moscow Hotel

The former president of world soccer’s governing body Fifa, Sepp Blatter, has arrived in Russia where the football World Cup is currently ongoing.
Egypt

Russia Compound Egypt Woes With 3-1 Win

Russia have all but booked their place in the second round of the Fifa World Cup after defeating Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday night to remain on top of Group A with six points.
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