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Who is Brazil’s greatest No.10 after Pele?

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The three-time world champion immortalised the famous jersey, but which of his star-studded successors have been the Selecao’s best?Pele made it the most famous shirt in the world. The greatest player of all time, the only man who can claim to have won the World Cup on three occasions, it ...

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Dream Team VI win African U-23 Cup

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Nigeria’s U-23 team also known as Dream Team VI have won the African U-23 Cup in Dakar, Senegal.The Samson Siasia-led team drew the first blood in the first half through Ogenekaro Etebo through a penalty only to give away the lead to Algeria by an own goal to put the ...

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Champions League Review: Chelsea, Arsenal, Barcelona win

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There were no bad surprises in the Champions League on Tuesday night, as most of the big guns strolled to comfortable wins. Arsenal crushed Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 at home, thanks to goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez (brace). The Gunners now need to defeat Olympiakos by a two-goal margin ...

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Pinnick: PMB Deserves Place In Guinness Book Of Records

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President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) is worthy of a bold mention in the Guinness Book of Records, according to NFF President Amaju Pinnick. Pinnick spoke in Santiago on Monday morning as he boarded a flight to Buenos Aires on the way back home from a success story at the FIFA U-17 ...

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U-17 World Cup: NFF urges Eaglets to create record for Buhari

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Abuja – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has urged the Golden Eaglets to create record for themselves and Nigeria by winning U-17 World Cup title for the fifth time. General-Secretary of NFF, Mohammed Sanusi, gave the charge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Sanusi ...

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Bring home the trophy, Saraki tells Eaglets

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Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday commended the indomitable spirit displayed so far by the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the on-going FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Chile, especially with the defeat of their Mexican counterparts 4-2, to qualify for the final of the tournament. Saraki, in a statement by ...

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Nigeria beat Mexico to set up all-African final against Mali

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Holders Nigeria have reached their second consecutive final thanks to a thrilling 4-2 victory against Mexico in Concepcion. Mexico opened the scoring through Kevin Magana, with stunning efforts from Kelechi Nwakali and Orji Okwonkwo seeing the African side ahead. Diego Cortes’s remarkable solo effort levelled matters, before Osinachi Ebere and ...

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Mexico coach slams Nigeria and Mali as age cheats

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Apparently stunned by the artistry of defending champions, Golden Eaglets in the on-going FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, former Mexico U-17 coach, Raul Gutierrez has accused the Nigerian wonder-kids of doing things no real U-17 player could do with the ball. He did not spare Mali too as he ...

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FIFA U-17 World Cup: Eaglet beat Brazil 3 -0

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Holders Nigeria cruised into the FIFA U-17 World Cup semi-finals after stunning Brazil with three goals in five first half minutes in a 3-0 victory. Victor Osimhen, with his eighth goal in five games, Kingsley Michael and Udochukwu Anumudu battered Brazil, and the Golden Eaglets played the rest of the ...

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Oliseh Calls Up Martins, Mikel, 21 Others For Sihlangu Of Swaziland

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Head Coach Sunday Oliseh has invited 23 players, including U.S-based Obafemi Martins and six home-based professionals, for the Super Eagles’ 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture against Swaziland. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two-leg fixture will take place over four days next month. The first leg ...

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U-17 World Cup: Eaglets lose 1-2 to Croatia

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Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets lose 1-2 to Croatia in final Group A game at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile, but still qualify for Wednesday’s Second Round as group winners. The four-time world champions had beaten the United States of America and host Chile 2-0 and 5-1 respectively. SOURCE

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Oliseh begins medical treatment in Belgium

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The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has confirmed that Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, has arrived in Belgium and has begun medical treatment. Oliseh was flown to Belgium for treatment on Thursday, after his health condition worsened. According to the NFF, the former national team captain became dizzy and weak after ...

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Platini hits back over payment row

FILE - In this May 28, 2015 file picture, UEFA-President Michel Platini speaks during a news  conference after a meeting of the European Soccer federation UEFA in Zurich, Switzerland. Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body "the dignity and the position it deserves." Platini, the UEFA president and a FIFA vice president, wrote to member federations in Europe on Wednesday July 29, 2015 saying he will stand in the election and is counting on their support.  (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP,file)

UEFA chief Michel Platini on Monday admitted he had no written contract for a $2.0m payment from FIFA President Sepp Blatter as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key FIFA council meeting in Zurich on Tuesday, AFP reports. In ...

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