Argentine fans weep as World Cup dream fades

The party at the Buenos Aires fanzone fell flat as a crowd expecting a Messi-inspired Argentina World Cup revival could only watch in horror at as the nadir of Nizhny Novgorod unfolded. “We lost very badly, they really humiliated us this time,” said 22-year-old Joaquin. “And now, on top of that, we’re depending on Nigeria!” […]

Eagles train for stamina, in hot weather

The Super Eagles had two training sessions yesterday with emphasis on building the players’ stamina and adapting to the expected sweltering heat in Volgograd on Friday. The Eagles will meet Iceland tomorrow in Volgograd, a city with a temperature akin to what obtains in the northern part of Nigeria. According to forecasts, the weather in […]

Arsenal sign German keeper Bernd Leno

Arsenal signed one German goalkeeper in Bernd Leno on Tuesday after confirming that another in Jens Lehmann would no longer be a member of their backroom staff. Leno, 26, was joining a Gunners now under the control of new boss Unai Emery, who succeeded the long-serving Arsene Wenger at the north London club after the […]

Let the games begin

• 26th World Cup kicks off amid music, excitement • ‘Focused’ Super Eagles ready for Croatia win The 2018 World Cup begins today in Russia with an opening match between the host country and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Before kick-off at Moscow’s refurbished Luzhniki Stadium, football fans from across the world will be treated […]

World Cup: Super Eagles land in Russia

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have arrived in Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The Nigeria National team departed from Austria earlier on Thursday with native attires as they chose to be different from the other 31 teams who were mostly dressed in suits on arrival. From head to toe, the Nigerian squad have […]