The 3-man shortlist for FIFA’s The Best Men’s Player of the Year award and rather comically Lionel Messi was excluded from the ‘not-so-prestigious’ award. This award was inaugurated in 2016 after FIFA and France Football decided to no longer work together to produce the FIFA Ballon d’Or prize. Quite frankly the award still has a
But who says football should be for humans alone… If there are more Messi-like creatures, we need them in this world. Lionel Messi is so good he should be banned until it can be proved he is human, Iran boss Carlos Queiroz has joked. The Argentina star, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has been in
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola accused the footballing authorities of never listening to players or managers as he defended his stance over matchballs in the EFL Cup. Guardiola came in for criticism after claiming the ball during his side’s goalless draw with Wolves on Tuesday night was “unacceptable” and “not a serious ball for a professional
FIFA has fined Brazil and Chile for homophobic chants made by some of their supporters during 2018 World Cup qualifiers. Brazil have been docked 25,000 Swiss francs (CHF) – equivalent to approximately US$25,650 – following a clash against Bolivia last month, while Chile have been hit with a CHF15,000 fine after their meeting with Peru
Fifa president Gianno Infantino has announced that 40 teams will feature at the 2026 Fifa World Cup. Infantino disclosed this in a media chat following an U13 exhibition match between FCT and Enugu at the National Stadium, Abuja in climax of his two-day visit to Nigeria on Monday. The 46-year-old assured Africa that will get
The Super Eagles have dropped nine places according to the latest rating announced by the world football governing body Nigeria have dropped nine places to rank 70th in July Fifa ranking released on Thursday. The Super Eagles were ranked 61st in June’s rating but have now dropped to be ranked 16th best team in Africa.
Indonesia are free to return playing international football after FIFA lifted the suspension handed down for government interference almost a year ago. FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced the ban had ended at a congress on Friday, after the Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) agreed to remove the offending decree. In May last year, a row broke
Following the court order of Justice Musa Haruna of the Federal High Court in Jos granting the prayers of plaintiffs Yahaya Adama and Obinna Ogba to not only relist the suit in the tussle for the leadership of the NFF but to also sustain all the previous orders of the court effectively making Ambassador Chris
Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell admitted he did not see his parent club’s latest setback at Midtjylland as he prepares to make his Hull City debut at Arsenal. Powell is set to play in Hull’s FA Cup fifth-round trip to Arsenal on Saturday after joining the Championship leaders on loan from United. The 21-year-old’s Old
The Super Falcons star and American football legend Abby Wambach will be addressing a forum at the home of Fifa in Switzerland on March 7 Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala joins a raft of footballing legends and big football names who will speak at the Fifa Women’s Football and Leadership Conference, Switzerland on March 7, 2016.