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The World Cup is Now A 48 Nations Affair 

By Ediale Kingsley      Fifa today( Tuesday, 10,2016) unanimously voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from 2026. The idea is the brainchild of recently-elected Fifa president Gianni Infantino and will feature 16 groups of three teams. All drawn group stage matches could be decided on penalties. Infantino’s revamped format was supported by all 37 members of ...

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FIFA, CAF Awards Forgot About Stephen Keshi

By Ediale Kingsley ||   The Thursday FIFA Awards Show that produced Cristiano Ronaldo as the Best Player and Claudio Ranieri as the Best Coach has been dubbed partial and forgetful. Some sports journalists in Nigeria were quite disgusted that the world body for soccer could recognise notable legends of the game that passed away in recent times, yet had ...

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The Second Coming Of Javier Hernandez plus other stories    

  1.   The Second Coming Of Javier Hernandez   There maybe two sides to a coin, but for Manchester United’s former goal hunter, 59 goals in 157 appearances, the only side to staying in the Bundesliga or returning to English Premier League (to the call of Liverpool and Chelsea) is clear. The Mexico international has spoken out about the ...

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All you should know about FIFA Awards

By FIFA As the clock ticks down, the excitement is mounting. The world’s best football players and coaches will be recognized on Monday 9 January 2017 at the inaugural edition of The Best FIFA Football Awards™. Zurich’s TPC studios will host the awards themselves, with the winners of each accolade decided by the global football community. As all of the ...

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Man City join Juve & Chelsea in N’Zonzi race

Manchester City are the latest side to enter the chase for Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi, AS reports. After swapping Stoke City for the south of Spain in 2015, the Frenchman’s performances in La Liga had seen him linked to Chelsea, Leicester and Barcelona, with Pep Guardiola’s Blues now seemingly added to the list. The Citizens are on the lookout for defensive ...

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Embolo refuses to open up on reported Man Utd interest

There are rumours Jose Mourinho contacted the Switzerland forward about a move to the Red Devils, but the striker will not go into details Schalke striker Breel Embolo has refused to confirm or deny he was the subject of a transfer bid from Manchester United. The Switzerland international joined the Bundesliga club from Basel in June for a reported fee ...

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Zaha names Drogba as his Premier League idol

The Crystal Palace winger, who was recently named in Ivory Coast’s preliminary squad for the Africa Cup of Nations, has hailed the country’s all-time top goalscorer as his hero Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has picked former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba as his Premier League idol. Zaha has been named in Ivory Coast’s provisional squad for the Africa Cup of ...

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Irresistible Chelsea aim to end year with lucky 13

Irresistible Chelsea go into the Christmas round of fixtures knowing they can end the year by re-writing the record books. Victory at home to Bournemouth on Boxing Day would be a club-record 12th league win in succession. Another win over Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on Dec. 31 would mean the Blues equal the record for a single season of ...

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