After A Great World Cup Group Stage, The Merciless Knockout Begins

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Entertainment, upsets, personalities, controversy and goals – the World Cup has had it all – and the knockout stage drama hasn’t even begun. The group stage of the tournament can risk being a simple process of eliminating the weaker nations and serving as a mere warm-up for the favourites. But…

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World Cup2018 Group Scenario Breakdowns

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With the second series of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting with…

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Is God Nigerian or Argentinian? We’ll Soon Find Out On Tuesday

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In Nigeria, there are words like God of soccer. Come Tuesday we will know, if the God of football is Nigerian. For Ahmed Musa, things seem to come in twos. At the World Cup in Brazil four years ago he struck twice against Argentina. On Friday he scored two goals against…

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Do The Super Eagles Need Mikel Obi Against Iceland?

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Nigeria take on Iceland on Friday, seeking to salvage their faltering World Cup campaign but wary of the Nordic team’s capacity to go toe to toe with their supposed superiors. Super Eagles’ captain Mikel Obi has declared he is ready to give everything to ensure they beat Iceland in a…

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Pressure On Messi Against Croatia After Ronaldo scores again at World Cup

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Lionel Messi is under increased pressure to redeem himself when Argentina face Croatia later today in  pivotal match after eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored his fourth goal of the World Cup to send Morocco packing. France will be looking for a second World Cup Group C win against Peru on Thursday while…

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Russia’s Dzagoev Eyes World Cup 2018 knockout Stage Return

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 14:  Alan Dzagoev of Russia holds his leg as he goes down injured during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at Luzhniki Stadium on June 14, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev, who injured his hamstring in the 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the World Cup’s opening match, is hoping to be fit if his team reach the knockout stage. Dzagoev, who left the pitch in the 23rd minute against Saudi Arabia on Thursday, said the news…

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How Far Can The Super Eagles Go At The World Cup?

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Today, the Super Eagles of Nigeria will play their first match against Croatia in the Russia 2018 World cup, and most Nigerians are rooting for the national team to win the match. No doubt the World Cup fever has caught virtually every Nigeria. Soccer Parole took to the street, an…

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Will Super Eagles Regret Not Taking Enyeama To Russia 2018?

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Vincent Enyeama, will not be within the sticks, when the Super Eagles of Nigeria Kickoff their Russia 2018 World Cup campaign against Croatia on Saturday June 16 2018. Enyeama resigned from his international career in October 2015 following a row with former Nigeria coach Sunday Oliseh. However, the biggest worry…

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Ronaldo On His Way To 6th Balon D’or?

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Last weekend, Cristiano Ronaldo won his 5th champions league trophy with Real Madrid Despite a slow start, the Portuguese forward was impressive in the 2017/2018 season with 41 goals for Madrid in all competitions and winning the UCL for the 3rd time in a row. The 33- year old seems to have put himself…

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