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FIFA Confirms Next World Cup in Qatar to Hold Nov/Dec 2022Naija247news

FIFA Confirms Next World Cup in Qatar to Hold Nov/Dec 2022Naija247news Players at this time are in much better shape than in July, when the season is just beginning", said Infantino. Germany came out of its shell, South Africa exceeded expectations and Russian Federation changed negative perceptions when they all hosted the World Cup but just what will unfold in four years' time when the tournament goes to Qatar is anyone's guess. [Full Article...]

Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' as England's World Cup adventure ends

Gareth Southgate 'incredibly proud' as England's World Cup adventure ends While it surely doesn't show on the field, Modric battled a tough upbringing - his grandfather also named Luka, was executed at the hands of Serbian militants. On Sunday, the victor of four Champions League titles with Real Madrid will play the biggest match of his life against France and size will be the last thing on his mind. [Full Article...]

Croatia's Luka Modric loses final but wins World Cup Golden Ball

Croatia's Luka Modric loses final but wins World Cup Golden Ball Modric performed spectacularly against England in semifinals and Russian Federation in the quarterfinals. The 2018 World Cup is now officially concluded after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final encounter played on Sunday at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow , Russia. [Full Article...]

Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors

Pogba dedicates France win to Thai cave survivors Speaking of presidents, FIFA President Gianni Infantino is set to meet the media for his first World Cup news conference, two days ahead of the final. Sunday's World Cup matchup between France and Croatia will come down to midfield play, former United States men's team captain Landon Donovan said. [Full Article...]

Angelique Kerber dominates Jelena Ostapenko to return to Wimbledon final

Angelique Kerber dominates Jelena Ostapenko to return to Wimbledon final In comparison, there were just seven errors off the racket of Kerber and that tells the story of where the match was won. Navratilova says she represents the ultimate challenge, especially on her favourite grass surface. The 11th seed was beaten by Serena Williams in the 2016 finale as she defeated the 12th seed 6-3 6-3 on Centre Court. Twenty years after making her Wimbledon debut as a precoc... [Full Article...]

Jabari Parker reaches agreement with Chicago Bulls according to sources

Jabari Parker reaches agreement with Chicago Bulls according to sources The Bulls plan to use Parker largely as a small forward. We're nearly two weeks into free agency and Jabari Parker still has not found a home. A Chicago native, Parker (6-8, 250) was selected second overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2014 NBA Draft and has played all four seasons in Milwaukee. [Full Article...]

France Wins the 2018 World Cup, and Twitter Goes Wild

France Wins the 2018 World Cup, and Twitter Goes Wild Pogba scored France's third goal of the afternoon on the hour-mark, beautifully curling the ball beyond Danijel Subasic from outside the penalty area. "I'm very proud of them, I'm very proud of their mentality as well because I know it's not just that you are playing at a high level that you are going to score goals". [Full Article...]

Red Sox Have Been In Contact With Orioles About Manny Machado

Red Sox Have Been In Contact With Orioles About Manny Machado If the Yankees want to make room for Manny Machado on the left side of the infield, it could mean that Miguel Andujar could be a part of the deal. While these two teams would likely have to pay a bit of a premium to Baltimore, as they all reside in the AL East, NL teams are dealing with the same debate. [Full Article...]

Pitana's path from film extra to World Cup final referee

Pitana's path from film extra to World Cup final referee And this year was different in that it was the first World Cup in decades without a defining individual performance. For Belgium , who have a collection of world class players, a win would be the nation's best result at the World Cup . [Full Article...]

Maurizio Sarri appointed Chelseas new manager

Maurizio Sarri appointed Chelseas new manager Multiple reports in the English press have confirmed a breakdown in communication between Conte and the board ultimately saw the Italian depart the club. Chelsea fans had been made to endure some negative football for many years, stretching back to when Jose Mourinho was appointed manager at the club for the second time in 2013. [Full Article...]

Serena serves notice, says Wimbledon 'is just the beginning'

Serena serves notice, says Wimbledon 'is just the beginning' The Duchess of Sussex will be attending Wimbledon alongside the Duchess of Cambridge on Saturday to watch Serena Williams take on Angelique Kerber in the Women's final, and Serena could not be happier. I took a giant step at Wimbledon . The 30-year-old has bounced back from a bad 2017 and is close to the form that brought her the Australian and US Open titles two years ago. [Full Article...]

Belgium beat England to take third place at World Cup

Belgium beat England to take third place at World Cup An early goal from Thomas Meunier and a late effort from Eden Hazard in 82nd minute was enough to dash the Three Lions' hopes of winning a medal in Russian Federation. Two exhausted and disappointed teams playing in heat with the crowd dominated by neutral Russian fans was never going to be a recipe for a thriller but Belgium made a flying start. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid and Chelsea discuss possible summer move for Courtois

Real Madrid and Chelsea discuss possible summer move for Courtois Part of the reason why Antonio Conte is no longer Chelsea manager is due to his relationship with the likes of Thibaut Courtois and Eden Hazard . That does not necessarily mean that I will go back to Spain, but for me they are very important. "I go on holiday and then we will see". Chelsea have been unable to tie him to a new £300,000-per-week contract and last month Hazard challenged t... [Full Article...]

Groenewegen wins second straight stage at Tour de France

Groenewegen wins second straight stage at Tour de France Thomas picked up two bonus seconds during the stage, and left Froome in his wake on the final climb as he rode away from the reigning champion with a group of the other favourites. "I had really good legs and when I went my legs kept coming and coming", Martin said. Germany's Andre Greipel , and Slovakia's Peter Sagan , sprint to cross the finish line on the eighth stage of the Tour de France... [Full Article...]

Astros' Jose Altuve tops everyone with 4.84 million All-Star votes

Astros' Jose Altuve tops everyone with 4.84 million All-Star votes Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve goes to bat during a game earlier this year. The other Astros joining him will be starting pitchers Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole, and third baseman Alex Bregman and outfielder George Springer as reserves. [Full Article...]

Croatian players' kids delight World Cup fans with post-win scratch match

Croatian players' kids delight World Cup fans with post-win scratch match Not only that though, he believes he now deserves to be viewed as one of the best defenders in world football. Lovren added that Luka Modric should be in line to win the Ballon d'Or following his excellent performances for Croatia , if they manage to beat France in Sunday's final. [Full Article...]

British-US trade deal possible after Brexit, say May and Trump

British-US trade deal possible after Brexit, say May and Trump The Sun said the interview was conducted Thursday in Brussels, before Trump traveled to Britain. It's been a tumultuous few days for May having had two senior ministers resign in protest at her plans for trade with the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc next March. [Full Article...]

FIFA Investigation Underway as England Fans Accused of 'Potentially Discriminatory' Chants

FIFA Investigation Underway as England Fans Accused of 'Potentially Discriminatory' Chants As Mario Mandžukić took advantage of a lapse in concentration from England's defence and buried the winning goal for Croatia in extra time, hearts were crushed and dreams were shattered. We will carry one another. They played, along with Saudi Arabia, probably the second worst team in the tournament, Tunisia. The possibility of a public celebration in the team's honour had been raised in res... [Full Article...]

Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup

Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup People should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense". Liverpool and Croatia centre-back Dejan Lovren believes he is one of the best defenders in the world after reaching the Champions League and World Cup final in one season. [Full Article...]

Wimbledon: Anderson defeats Isner in 6-hour thriller

Wimbledon: Anderson defeats Isner in 6-hour thriller Isner also took part in the longest match - period, no caveats - in tennis history, which, astoundingly, almost doubled the duration of Friday's contest. The victor of Rafael Nadal vs Novak Djokovic awaits Anderson in Sunday's final. There was the deluge of aces (more than 100, in fact), the three tiebreakers, the final set that itself lasted almost three hours. [Full Article...]


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