FIFA puts off Australia football takeover

FIFA puts off Australia football takeover Australian football won a stay of execution from Fifa on Thursday over a governance crisis, with officials from the world body instead opting to mediate a final round of talks to end a bitter impasse. Football Federation Australia had been under threat of a takeover by Fifa after failing to pass requested reforms at its annual general meeting last week. It had been set a November 30 deadline to expand its membership and create a more representative congress, with the world body threatening to…

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Russia 2018 World Cup: Good football not names will decide Group D’s fate — Moses

Russia 2018 World Cup: Good football not names will decide Group D’s fate — Moses Super Eagles attacking midfielder, Victor Moses said there wasn’t any reason for Nigeria to be jittery over the Group D pairings of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Victor Moses Moses who helped the Super Eagles to qualify for the Russia 2018 tournament stated that the outcome of the group will be determined by the teams that played good football and it wasn’t about names. Nigeria will open its World Cup account against Croatia, before playing…

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Ruggedman’s ‘Rugged Premier League’ FIFA Playstation contest holds amid pomp

The maiden edition of Ruggedman’s much talked about FIFA Playstation competition tagged “Rugged Premier League” took place last weekend and it was a great success. The two day event which happened at Troy Lounge, Lagos, was exciting and nerve wracking for the people watching and the contestants. As much as some will say it is just a computer game, it is more than just that to the competitors. It is a challenge. It is a time to know how good you really are when you play against people from different…

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Leicester City face a fight with Fifa to register Adrien Silva

Leicester face a fight with Fifa to secure the immediate availability of Portugal midfielder Adrien Silva after reportedly missing the deadline to register their new signing by just 14 seconds. Craig Shakespeare’s side agreed a £22 million deal with Sporting Lisbon for the 28-year-old on August 31, the final day of the summer transfer window. But Leicester had to request an extension to complete the necessary paperwork and Fifa are reported to have told the Premier League club they did not receive it in time. Contacted by AFP on Wednesday,…

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Super Eagles will finish what it started – Mikel Obi

Mikel John Obi- led Super Eagles arrived Yaounde on Sunday afternoon for Monday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon. A statement by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Sunday quoted Mikel as saying that the team was keen on consolidating on Friday’s 4-0 victory over Cameroon in Uyo. Nigeria achieved its highest win ever over Cameroon with the thumping of the Lions on Friday, but Mikel said he was aware the wounded Lions would want to salvage some pride. “We are just very keen to…

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