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The FIFA World Cup, often simply called the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War.

FIFA goes after Blatter, Platini to recover £1.56m

World soccer body, FIFA on Monday filed claims in Swiss court seeking to recover 2 million Swiss francs (£1.56 million) that it said were paid inappropriately by ex-FIFA President, Joseph Blatter to former French football star Michel Platini. FIFA has...

FIFA U-17: Dutch through to quarter-finals,  five-time champions Nigeria eliminated

Forward Sontje Hansen netted a hat-trick to propel the Netherlands past Nigeria 3-1 and into the quarter-finals at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Brazil 2019™. The Ajax product produced two goals in the opening 15 minutes to put his...

FIFA U-17 WORLD CUP Nigeria storm back to beat Hungary 4-2

Nigeria notched a 4-2 comeback win over Hungary Saturday night at Goiania's Estadio Olimpico in the Group B opener of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2019™. A trio of Golden Eaglet goals in the 79th, 81st and 85th minutes...

Ibrahim Alhassan’s Goal takes Flying Eagles FIFA U-20 World Cup

The 73rd minute goal from Alhassan secured the desired victory for the Flying Eagles of Nigeria in a very difficult game against hosts Niger Republic to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Poland after securing a 1-0 victory...

German football chief regrets Ozil’s exit, admits he didn’t protect Ozil in post-World Cup...

German Football Association (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel on Sunday apologized for his handling of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s woes following his country’s disastrous campaign at the 2018 FIFA World Cup staged in Russia. Ozil, 29, announced his retirement from international...

PAVARD’S STUNNER BEATS OUT MESSI AND RONALDO TO CLAIM WORLD CUP GOAL OF THE...

The full-back equalised for his nation with a wonderful volley, in the last-16 clash the eventual champions went oto win 4-3 Benjamin Pavard's sensational volley against Argentina has been voted the World Cup's goal of the tournament, FIFA has announced. The...

Ozil quits Germany: I am German when we win, but an immigrant when we...

Arsenal star Mesut Ozil felt he was singled out as scapegoat for World Cup exit due to Turkish heritage and Erdogan meeting. He has announced his retirement from international football, hitting out at the "racist" and "disrespectful" treatment he received...

FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018: Stranded Nigerian World Cup fans arrive Abuja

2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia has come and gone but the tales of Halloween for Nigerian Fans still lingers on and on. 155 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived...

Macron names metro stations after World Cup heroes, gives Legion of Honour

The World Cup-winning French team returned home to a heroes’ welcome on Monday as hundreds of thousands packed the Champs Elysees for their victory parade ahead of a presidential reception in the evening. Ahead of the award of France’s top...

MODRIC WINS WORLD CUP GOLDEN BALL AS MBAPPE NAMED BEST YOUNG PLAYER

Luka Modric has been named the 2018 World Cup Golden Ball winner, while France star Kylian Mbappe was named as the best young player at the tournament. Modric helped Croatia to the World Cup final with his outstanding play...

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