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NFF plans to spend N6.4 billion in 2018

The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has announced that its total budget for 2018 activities is N6.4 billion (N6,382,500,310). This was part of the decision reached by the General Assembly of the NFF in Jos on Thursday. “The General Assembly approved the NFF Financial Statement for the year 2016 and the …

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Arena resigns as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

Arena resigns as US soccer coach after World Cup failure

Bruce Arena, called upon last November to replace Jurgen Klinsmann as coach of the United States, resigned Friday, three days after the Americans failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia. The 66-year-old Arena, who guided the US team into the 2002 World Cup quarter-finals and also coached …

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European body upholds FIFA ban on 3rd party transfer deals

European body upholds FIFA ban on 3rd party transfer deals

The European Commission will not investigate a complaint against the ban on third-party investors owning soccer players’ transfer rights. In a letter to Malta-based investment fund Doyen, officials say “the Commission does not intend to carry out a more in-depth inquiry into your allegations.” Doyen and Belgian lower-division club Seraing …

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US knocked out of World Cup after Trinidad defeat

Couva (Trinidad and Tobago) Oct 11 (AFP) – The United States failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1986 on Tuesday, crashing to a shock 2-1 defeat against already-eliminated Trinidad and Tobago. In a result that will be viewed as a catastrophe for soccer in …

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Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Quito Oct 11 (AFP) – Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador here Tuesday. Barcelona superstar Messi single-handedly rescued Argentina’s World Cup hopes as the South American giants came from behind to win in Quito. …

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France pass test to clinch World Cup spot

Paris (AFP) – France clinched qualification for the World Cup thanks to goals from Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud in a hard-fought 2-1 win over Belarus on Tuesday. Didier Deschamps’s side successfully completed their tricky challenge of beating Bulgaria and Belarus in their final two qualifiers. The victory at the …

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