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Nizhny novgorod Stadium, Russia

Three key things as World Cup kicks off in Russia

“Will the matches in Russia be open and free flowing or will they be cagey and boring? Fans want to see goals!”

Super Eagles departing Austria

ANALYSIS: Russia’s Delicious Meal of World Class Football and Super Eagles’ Hazy Flight

“Let the excitement and soothing balm of the World Cup cascade round the globe and give some respite to a troubled world.”

Nigeria’s All-Time World Cup Heroes: Where They Are Now

Nigeria is set for her sixth appearance at the world’s biggest single sports event.

USA 1994 Eagles

Nigeria’s five best, five worst World Cup moments

The Super Eagles resume their campaign at the mundial on Saturday with a match against Croatia.

World Cup 2018 group D. [Photo credit: Evening Standard]

X-raying 2018 FIFA World Cup teams – Group D

The group includes Nigeria, Argentina, Iceland, and Croatia.

Super Eagles of Nigeria

Desperate plea to Gernot Rohr: Start Etebo against Croatia

The players don’t look ready, the manager doesn’t speak ready; the Super Eagles may prove easy fodder for the Croats.

FIFA World Cup Trophy

Russia 2018: Seven oldest players going to World Cup

Some ‘age is nothing but a number’ players, in their 30’s and 40’s would be playing at the World Cup.

John Mikel Obi

ANALYSIS: Mikel, 31 others captains going to Russia 2018

The captain is both the bad and also the good cop, as occasions warrant.

Brazil

X-raying 2018 World Cup teams – Group E

Switzerland may turn out to be the surprise package of this group.

Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Genort Rohr.

Nigeria Vs England: Five questions Rohr wants answers to before Russia 2018

A key question should be whether Uzoho is good enough to be Eagles’ No.1?

Serena Williams in Black Panther suit (Photo Credit: WTA Insider on Twitter)

Serena mirrors Black Panther to battle past Pliskova

The three-time French Open champion and 23-time Grand Slam winner will next take on Australia’s Ash Barty in the second round.

Super Eagles vs Congo D.R

Nigeria 1-1 DR Congo: Five things we learnt from Eagles performance

The Eagles stand a chance but the defence will have to be impeccable for the team to progress from Group D.

Photo from the International Friendly match between Nigeria and DR Congo on Monday, May 28, 2018.

Nigeria 1-1 DR Congo: How Super Eagles fared in Port Harcourt

Many would have wished that Gernot Rohr’s men signed off from the country with a win.

Super Eagles of Nigeria

Five things to expect as Super Eagles face Congo DR

The last time a team that had Congo in their name came to Port Harcourt, they left with a win and Kenneth Omeruo’s persona in tatters.

Liverpool Physio Team attending to Mo Salah after he was wrestled down by Sergio Ramos [Photo: Real Madrid Twitter page]

Champions League Final: Lamentation of a Liverpool Fan

“The Real Madrid team that won this game tonight was as bland and colourless as their fawning “hailers”.”

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool v Real Madrid: Five duels that will decide winner

There is Salah against Marcelo.

Liverpool vs Real Madrid (Photo Credit: Doberre)

The burden, inspiration of Champions League history

Will it become 13 for the Spanish giants, or will be the sixth title for a rejuvenated Liverpool side?

Zidane and Klopp

Liverpool v Real Madrid: The tactical thoughts of Klopp, Zidane

Zinedine Zidane advocates a patient buildup at the back and an explosive attack through the flanks

Super Eagles of Nigeria

20 Days To Russia 2018: Five reasons Super Eagles have not flown very high

The World Cup is serious business and the truth is, it is not an emergency, says Jide Alaka in this piece.

Usman Mohammed

PROFILE: Usman Mohammed: Scorer of Nigeria’s wonder goal against Atletico Madrid

Nigeria lost the friendly match 2-3 to the La Liga giant.

Super Eagles Team B

Nigeria v Atletico Madrid: Player Ratings

The Eagles lost 2-3 to the Spanish side.

USA 1994 Eagles

The best, worst minutes for Nigeria’s Super Eagles at World Cups

The Super Eagles have scored 20 goals across their five participations in the FIFA World Cup.

Olivier Giroud celebrates after scoring (Photo Credit: @ChelseaFC on Twitter)

FA Cup Final: Chelsea v Manchester United: What is at stake?

For Mourinho, who has won 12 out of 14 finals, the mantra is to win and not to entertain.

Brown Ideye

Russia 2018: Ideye, Benzema, Wilshere, other stars left behind

The forward started the World Cup qualifying campaign in Zambia on October 9, 2016.

Atletico Madrid v Marseille

Atletico Madrid v Marseille: Will experience or ‘home advantage’ count in Europa final?

Atletico Madrid have won the UEFA Europa League twice in the last nine years.