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Brazil fought Belgium to a 2-1 loss before crashing out of the World Cup in the quarterfinals

Brazil fought Belgium to a 2-1 loss before crashing out of the World Cup in the quarterfinals

Neymar’s Brazil crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, failing to erase the pain of their humiliation on home soil four years ago as Belgium beat them 2-1 to set up a semi-final against France. The five-time champions came to Russia desperate to make amends for their stunning 7-1 semi-final defeat to Germany in […]

Too white to win? Russia boasts one of World Cup’s most ethnically diverse squads

Too white to win? Russia boasts one of World Cup’s most ethnically diverse squads

While most of us focus on the football, many Western media outlets have used the past few weeks to promote their “issues” agenda. Amid the virtue signaling, readers are being misled about the make-up of Team Russia. SOCHI – Before a ball was kicked, you could have filled a book with nasty, obnoxious, mean-spirited and […]

Who should Africa back in the World Cup?

Who should Africa back in the World Cup?

Hearts were broken when all five African nations – Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia – crashed out in the first stage of the World Cup – but some fans say hope is not lost. “At least we still have France,” many people have joked on social media . Even French President Emmanuel Macron has […]

Young footballers dreams dashed by fraudsters in Cameroon

Young footballers dreams dashed by fraudsters in Cameroon

Generation football: In 2015 Ade Adepitan investigates the frauds and fake deals that are ruining the career chances of a whole generation of talented young footballers in Cameroon. They dream of a contract with an international club but many end up marooned and penniless in Europe. Please follow and like us:

Ronaldo leaves Russia with a smile & praise as Portugal fly home from World Cup

Ronaldo leaves Russia with a smile & praise as Portugal fly home from World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo managed a smile despite departing Russia on the back of World Cup heartache as he flew home with the Portugal team on Sunday. Portugal suffered a 2-1 defeat against Uruguay in their World Cup last 16 game in Sochi on Saturday night. Ronaldo and the team left Zhukovsky Airport on the outskirts of […]

Colombia Ends Africa’s World Cup Hopes

Colombia Ends Africa’s World Cup Hopes

One cannot imagine the weight on the shoulders of 42-year-old Senegalese coach Aliou Cissé and his team as they stepped out on to Cosomos Arena in Samara, Russia. Sheer walls of yellow-adorned Colombian fans made their presence known to Africa’s last hope in the World Cup, shouting and dancing ahead of the clash between the […]

The Western Media and Its Biased Reportage Against African Teams

The Western Media and Its Biased Reportage Against African Teams

The biased reporting by the Western media against African teams at the World Cup is disconcerting. The narratives espoused by some media houses paint the victories of African teams as undeserved. The commentators also judge the African players on physicality and not techniques or tactics. As Africans we must reclaim the narrative, and tell our […]

Teranga Lions Draw Against Japan’s Blue Samurai

Teranga Lions Draw Against Japan’s Blue Samurai

How will Senegal’s physicality, power and height measure up to the speed and energy of the Blue Samurai in Russia’s artistic city of Ekaterinberg. On a Sunday no less. The Teranga Lions fans’ almost spiritual devotion may bode well for the West Africans. The atmosphere in the stadium was electric with bands giving loud and […]

Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt national team

Mohamed Salah considering quitting Egypt national team

Mo Salah is considering quitting the Egyptian national team due to his unhappiness over what has happened in Chechnya, where the team was based during the World Cup at Russia 2018, a source close to the Liverpool forward has told CNN. Last season Salah became an international star — ranked alongside the likes of Cristiano […]

Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa challenges Lionel Messi as Argentina hero

Nigeria’s Ahmed Musa challenges Lionel Messi as Argentina hero

Ahmed Musa’s two-goal show in Nigeria’s win over Iceland on Friday earned him a new nickname in Argentina – Lionel Musa. But the Super Eagles’ World Cup hero has warned that his new-found hero status in South America will be short-lived. Barcelona star Lionel Messi has long been regarded as the ‘greatest of all time’ […]

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