See full list of winners at the FIFA Football Awards 2018

See full list of winners at the FIFA Football Awards 2018

Croatia and Real Madrid Midfielder, Luka Modric has been awarded Best FIFA Men’s Player Award, just weeks after he was named UEFA Player of the Year. The voting for the award was done by coaches, team captains and media men from FIFA nations. The award which took place on Monday at Royal Festival Hall in London, saw Modric beat Juventus’ gems Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s talisman, Mohamed Salah to pick the coveted prize. Just like in the UEFA award, it was the first time, there is a new name on The Best FIFA Men’s Player trophy. Cristiano Ronaldo won…

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FIFA Best Player: All you need to know about Monday’s awards

FIFA Best Player: All you need to know about Monday’s awards

The world’s best male and female footballers, will be named at the Best FIFA Football Awards in London on Monday. This is the third year of the Best FIFA awards, after the world governing body’s six-year association with the Ballon d’Or came to an end. Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah are the finalists for the men’s player award for 2018. Ada Hegerberg, Dzsenifer Marozsan and Marta are the nominees for the women’s player…

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FIFA kicks against Barcelona’s LaLiga game in US

FIFA kicks against Barcelona’s LaLiga game in US

president, Gianni Infantino, has expressed reservations about LaLiga’s plans to stage fixtures abroad, following a 15-year marketing agreement with Relevant Sports in order to promote the sport. A formal request has been made to the Royal Spanish Football Federation, for Girona’s home league game against Barcelona to be staged at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on January 26, 2019. LaLiga president, Javier Tebas, has however branded Infantino’s comments “incoherent”. “I would have liked for him…

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FIFA World Best Player 2018: Suarez reacts to Messi’s omission

FIFA World Best Player 2018: Suarez reacts to Messi’s omission

Barcelona striker, Luiz Suarez, has finally reacted to fellow teammate, Lionel Messi’s omission from the final shortlist for this year’s FIFA Best Men’s Player of the Year. Recall that Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Mohamed Salah made the final three for 2018 FIFA’s Best Men’s Player of the Year award. Ronaldo and Modric both helped Real Madrid to Champions League glory, before the Portugal captain moved to Juventus this summer. Salah scored 44 goals in…

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Nigeria will not be scared by FIFA – Dalung

Nigeria will not be scared by FIFA – Dalung

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung has said Nigeria will not be scared by the world football governing body FIFA. The Minister told Kwesé ESPN that since Nigeria is a sovereign state, they will not bow to pressures from FIFA. Earlier in the week FIFA issued Nigeria with an ultimatum stating that they have until 20th August to restore and recognise Amaju Pinnick as the legitimate president of the NFF, or face a…

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Transfer: Real Madrid report Inter Milan to FIFA over Modric chase

Transfer: Real Madrid report Inter Milan to FIFA over Modric chase

Real Madrid have sent an official complaint to FIFA, over what they describe as an illegal approach by Inter Milan for their player, Luka Modric, ESPN reports. President of the LaLiga giants, Florentino Perez, insisted earlier this month that the Croatia midfielder has a €750million release clause in his contract, which still has two years left to run. However, a FIFA spokesperson has confirmed that Real Madrid have now reported Inter, over an alleged approach…

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FIFA releases Nigeria’s latest ranking in world football

FIFA releases Nigeria’s latest ranking in world football

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped one place from 48th position to 49th in the latest FIFA world ranking. The latest ranking was released on Thursday on the website of the football governing body. In Africa however, the Super Eagles moved to 5th place from the 6th position. At the global scene, Uruguay moved to 5th place sending Argentina to 11th place in the world, while Croatia have moved up to 4th place from…

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World Cup 2018: FIFA punishes Maradona for raising middle fingers at Nigerian fans

World Cup 2018: FIFA punishes Maradona for raising middle fingers at Nigerian fans

Diego Maradona will no longer be paid as an ambassador of world soccer governing body, FIFA. This is following the Argentina legend’s failure to control his emotions during their 2-1 win over Nigeria in the World Cup last Group D game on Tuesday. The football icon celebrated Marcos Rojo’s winning goal for Argentina by raising his middle finger at fans. FIFA termed his behaviour as embarrassing and provocative hence he will no longer receive the…

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2018 World Cup: FIFA releases Nigeria’s latest ranking ahead of tournament

2018 World Cup: FIFA releases Nigeria’s latest ranking ahead of tournament

The Super Eagles of Nigeria has dropped one place from 47th position to 48th in the latest FIFA world ranking ahead of the 2018 World Cup. The latest ranking was released on Thursday on the website of the football governing body. In Africa, Super Eagles also dropped from sixth place to seventh. This could not be far from the fact that the three time African champions have lost three of their last five games. The…

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FIFA World Cup trophy lands in Nigeria

FIFA World Cup trophy lands in Nigeria

The original FIFA World Cup, which will be handed over to the captain of the winning team at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on 15th July 2018, at the 21st FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, will arrive in Nigeria today. The trophy which is on a tour of 91 cities in 51 countries across six continents before the finals, will touch down at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard a chartered flight at 11am. Honourable Minister of…

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