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Mbappe, Salah, Hazard In… Neymar OUT As FIFA Release 10-Player Shortlist For 2018 Best Player

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FIFA, the world football governing body, have announced the Best Men’s Player award nominees for the 2017-2018 season, with France’s World Cup star Kylian Mbappe and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah being among those shortlisted. The other players in the 10-man list are Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, Kevin De Bruyne, Antoine Griezmann, Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Luka […]

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FIFA referee Mirdasi banned by Saudi for life over bribery

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The Saudi Football Federation has banned referee Fahad al-Mirdasi for life over bribery and urged FIFA to remove him from the pool of referees for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Mirdasi was suspended for offering to take a bribe to influence the outcome of a match, the federation’s disciplinary and ethics committee said late […]

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Nigeria Ranked 51st In The World And 9th In Africa In Latest FIFA World Rankings

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Nigeria stay unmoved at number 51 in the latest Fifa rankings for the month of January released on Thursday. The Super Eagles were adjudged the same rank in the world according to December 2017 rating. Consequently, Nigeria stay ninth in Africa behind Tunisia, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco, Congo DR, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Ghana. Tunisia remain […]

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Zidane Wins FIFA Coach Of The Year

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Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been named the Men’s Coach of the Year at The Best FIFA Football Awards. Zidane beat out Chelsea manager Antonio Conte and Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri to claim the prize for the first time having been the runner-up to Claudio Ranieri in 2016. Ranieri was at the ceremony in London […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2017 FIFA Best Player

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s brilliant exploits with Real Madrid has won him the 2017 FIFA Best Player of the Year award beating Lionel Messi and Neymar. Ronaldo was announced the winner of the award at the Best FIFA Football Awards which held at the London Palladium theatre in London on Monday, October 23. The 32-year-old who won […]

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FIFA Fines NFF N11million For Improper Conduct During A World Cup Qualifier Match

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FIFA has fined Nigeria 30,000 Swiss Francs (N11,049,557), after fans invaded the pitch during a 2018 World Cup qualifier. The game in question, is the 4-0 win over Cameroon at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo, Akwa Ibom on September 1. According to the information on the FIFA website, Nigeria violated article 65 and 67 […]

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Checkout Full Nominee List For Fifa Ballon D’or 2017

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar have been nominated as finalists for the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player award. The trio, who had been named in an initial 24-man list of nominees last month, will now battle it out for the prize when it is handed out at the Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on […]

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FIFA publishes Garcia report

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FIFA has published the Report on the Inquiry into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup Bidding Process, also known as the “Garcia Report”. The report which is downloadable on the FIFA website was published Tuesday after it was leaked to a German newspaper, Bild. The new chairpersons of the independent Ethics Committee, Maria Claudia Rojas of […]