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Nigeria’s latest position on Fifa World Rankings revealed

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Nigeria’s latest position on Fifa World Rankings revealed

Nigeria are now the 34th-ranked team in the world according to the September Fifa rankings. The three-time African champions dropped one place from their previous 33rd position, gathering 1482 points, following their 2-2 draw against Ukraine in the international break. In Africa, the Super Eagles remain unmoved in third place behind Senegal [20th in the world] and Tunisia [29th], while reigning African…

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Kelvin Maynard: Former Burton and Antwerp defender shot and killed in Amsterdam

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Kelvin Maynard: Former Burton and Antwerp defender shot and killed in Amsterdam

Former Burton Albion defender Kelvin Maynard has been shot and killed in Amsterdam, Dutch police have confirmed. The 32-year-old was shot in his car and police are appealing for witnesses as they search for two suspects who they say escaped on a black scooter. Officers from a nearby fire station tried to help Maynard but he…

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FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums

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FIFA tells Iran: Women have to be allowed into soccer stadiums

The ban on women attending soccer matches in Iran is “unacceptable” and must be lifted, says FIFA president Gianni Infantino. The head of football’s world governing body said in a statement that FIFA’s position is “clear and firm” and that women “have to be allowed” into football stadiums in the country. Iran’s ban on women attending sports…

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Jose Mourinho: ‘Eto’o deserved to win a Ballon d’Or’

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Jose Mourinho: ‘Eto’o deserved to win a Ballon d’Or’

Former Chelsea and Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho believes Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o should’ve been crowned the world’s best player at least once. The 38-year-old former Barcelona and Mallorca star recently retired from football. His glittering 22-year career included winning the Africa Cup of Nations twice and the European Champions’ League three times. Mourinho first worked…

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Paris Saint-Germain star Idrissa Gueye’s special message to Everton fans following Champions League masterclass

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Paris Saint-Germain star Idrissa Gueye’s special message to Everton fans following Champions League masterclass

Paris Saint-Germain star Idrissa Gana Gueye has sent a special message to Everton fans following his Champions League masterclass against Real Madrid. The Senegal international controlled the midfield as the Ligue 1 winners cruised to a 3-0 win over Los Blancos on Wednesday night. Gueye, who made the £28m switch to France from Goodison Park in July,…

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Alex Iwobi sets Everton fans a challenge over his new song

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Alex Iwobi sets Everton fans a challenge over his new song

Alex Iwobi has set Everton fans a challenge over his new song. The former Arsenal player scored his first goal for the Blues in the Carabao Cup fixture against Lincoln and the song some fans sang – “Oh Alex Iwobi” – originated from his time with the Gooners. However, Everton supporters are trying to launch a new…

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Mo Salah’s wife: Egyptian women’s icon who shuns limelight

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Mo Salah’s wife: Egyptian women’s icon who shuns limelight

Magi Sadeq, 25, is known for keeping a low profile in the media compared to the wives of other footballers.  The wife of Liverpool and Egypt star Mohamed Salah has become something of a celebrity in her own right after appearing with her husband while maintaining a conservative look. Salah prefers to keep his private…

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Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Kanon becomes Pyramids 11th signing

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Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Kanon becomes Pyramids 11th signing

Egyptian side Pyramids brought their transfer window deals to 11 with the signing of Ivory Coast’s Wilfried Kanon and Tunisia’s Amor Layouni. The club has not revealed the exact details of the deals made for the two players. Kanon, 26, joins from Dutch side ADO Den Haag while Sweden-born Layouni, 22, moves from Norwegian club…

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‘Racism rot is deep’ in Italian football, says anti-discriminatory body Fare

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‘Racism rot is deep’ in Italian football, says anti-discriminatory body Fare

Italian football authorities and their disciplinary systems to combat racism are “not fit for purpose”, says the chief of anti-discriminatory body Fare. The claim has been made after Cagliari were cleared of racist chanting towards Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku in a Serie A match. Lukaku was subjected to monkey chants by Cagliari fans when he scored…

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Ruud Gullit and Ilaria D’Amico to host The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019

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Ruud Gullit and Ilaria D’Amico to host The Best FIFA Football Awards 2019

When football’s greatest stars take the stage of Milan’s historic Teatro alla Scala on 23 September, they will be introduced by a pair of world-class hosts: Ruud Gullit and Ilaria D’Amico. The two were announced today as the presenters of the most prestigious evening of the football season, The Best FIFA Football Awards™ ceremony. A…

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