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Dunga named new Brazil coach

Dunga was the 1994 World Cup-winning captain for Brazil Brazil's football federation, CBF, has confirmed…

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Steven Gerard retires from international football

The 34-year-old midfielder has earned 114 caps since his first appearance for the national team…

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UPDATE: NFF meeting ends with no concrete resolution

Another meeting would be held next week. (more…)

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Nigeria’s Brown Ideye joins West Brom

Ideye signed a three-year deal. (more…)

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FIFA lifts suspension on Nigeria

“The lifting of the suspension means that all of NFA’s membership rights have been reinstated, as defined in article 12 of FIFA Statutes”. The world football governing body, FIFA, on Friday lifted the suspension imposed on Nigeria on July 9. In a statement issued by Ademola Olajire, the Head of…

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Nigerian Football Crisis: Maigari, NFF board members hold crucial meeting

There is also a large presence of security officials from the police and the Department of State Security, DSS, at the venue. A crucial meeting of the ‘board’ of the Nigeria football Federation, NFF, is currently on at the federation’s secretariat in Abuja. The embattled chairman of the NFF, whose…

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Germany captain, Philip Lahm, retires from national team

Lahm played 113 times for Germany. Barely one week after returning victorious from the Brazil World Cup, Germany captain. Philip Lahm, has announced his retirement from international football. The defender said he had been pondering the decision over the past season. "I decided that the World Cup in Brazil would…

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Diego Costa joins Chelsea, Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid

Costa helped Athletico win their first Spanish league title in 18 years. ‎ Chelsea FC have concluded the signing of Spanish forward, Diego Costa, from Atletico Madrid for a reported fee of £32 million. “Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce Diego Costa has today completed his transfer from Athletico…

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Federation Cup: Bayelsa United, Gateway to clash in Abuja, Friday

The match was earlier scheduled for Thursday. The Nigeria Football League clubs, Bayelsa United of Yenagoa and Gateway FC of Abeokuta, will now trade tackles on Friday at the FIFA Goal Project, Abuja, in the 2014 Men Federation Cup Round of 16 match. Earlier scheduled for Thursday, the game was…

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FIFA Suspension: CAF postpones Nigeria Eaglets, DR Congo clash

CAF cited Nigeria’s suspension and ongoing efforts to resolve the dispute as reason for postponing the qualifier. The Confederation of African Football, CAF, on Thursday postponed the 2015 African U-17 Championship qualifying match between Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, from July 20 to July 27. CAF’s decision comes…

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FIFA Ranking: Nigeria climbs to 34th position

Germany is now number one in the world. The Super Eagles' performance and eventual qualification for the Round of 16 at the just-concluded World Cup in Brazil has impacted on the July FIFA ranking as Nigeria now occupies the 34th position. In the rankings table released by the world football…

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Forbes names Real Madrid most valuable sports team for 2014

Real Madrid is worth $3.44 billion According to Forbes, the three most valuable sports teams in the world play the non-American brand of football. Spain’s Real Madrid, worth $3.44 billion, leads the way for the second straight year, a notch ahead of fellow Spanish soccer power, Barcelona, which is worth…

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Gombe United completes Eguavoen deal

Eguavoen's primary mission will be to lift the club out of the bottom of the league table. (more…)

Nigerian midfielder John Mikel Obi

Chelsea ready to sell Mikel

Chelsea may be willing to sell Mikel for as low as £5 million. (more…)

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FIFA Suspension: Sports Minister asks Baribote to withdraw court case

Mr. Danagogo said the sports ministry will look into every allegation of corruption in the NFF. The Nigeria Sports minister and Chairman of the National Sports Commission, Tammy Danagogo, on Tuesday called on Ibiakpor Baribote to withdraw her court case against the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF. The Minister called on…

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How Nigeria’s FIFA suspension can be lifted – Aisha Falode

“I am appealing to all concerned to tow the line of reconciliation for the good of football in Nigeria.” The National Women’s Football Coordinator, Aisha Falode, has said the way out of Nigeria’s recent suspension by FIFA is for all aggrieved parties to “tow the sober line”. Speaking in Lagos…

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‎Messi is World Cup best player, Neuer best goalkeeper 

James Rodriguez won the golden boot award. Lionel Messi of Argentina was voted the best player of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil on Sunday evening. The Colombian midfielder, James Rodriguez, was also confirmed as the winner of the FIFA 2014 World Cup Golden Boot on Sunday night. The attacking midfielder was in impressive…

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World Cup: Brazil crumble against Netherlands in third-place playoff

Netherlands were awarded a controversial penalty. The FIFA 2014 World Cup host, Brazil, were served another bitter pill of defeat on Saturday night as they lost 0-3 to the Dutch national team in the third place playoffs of this year’s Mundial. The defeat is coming on the heels of the…

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FIFA Suspension: South Africa seeks to replace Nigeria in U-20 Women World Cup

Nigeria was suspended on July 9 over an alleged interference by government in the running of football in the country. (more…)