World Cup: North Korean media tells country that its team has reached the finals

by Farid Abbas

With all the happenings in Brazil 2014, this just has to be the best World Cup ever, right? (especially if you’re a North Korean football fan); apparently, the drama of Brazil 2014 continues as North Korea’s state controlled media is unabashedly telling the country’s football fans that the national team has reached the World Cup final in Brazil. Read more about World Cup: North Korean media tells country that its team has reached the finals

World Cup: FIFA unveils nominees for Golden Ball, Golden Glove and Best Young Player Award

by Simi George

Since the 1978 World Cup, the Golden Ball has been awarded to the best player at each World Cup tournament, with the winner voted for by representatives of the media. Read more about World Cup: FIFA unveils nominees for Golden Ball, Golden Glove and Best Young Player Award

World Cup: Nigerian and Algerian goalkeepers make top 10 list

by Farid Abbas

Less than a week to the end of the 2014 World Cup Competition- one marked by several shocking defeats and a classic case of the rise of the under achievers- The Guardian Sports has made a list of the top 10 goalkeepers in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.  Though our African teams are out, two African goal keepers made the list, they are: Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama in 4th place and Algeria’s Rais M’Bolhi in 7th place. Read more about World Cup: Nigerian and Algerian goalkeepers make top 10 list

World Cup: Michael Essien responds to indiscipline allegations

by Farid Abbas

At a press conference yesterday, Ghana’s head coach Kwesi Appiah stated that Ghanaian midfielder, Michael Essien, had refused to take part in a warm-up session before the team’s match against Portugal. Read more about World Cup: Michael Essien responds to indiscipline allegations

World Cup: ”No one cares about the injustices of an African team”- Toure

by Farid Abbas

After Ivory Coast’s painful exit from the 2014 World Cup; one of the country’s football stars, Yaya Toure has aired his views, saying the officiating team was biased and no one cares because it concerns an African team. Read more about World Cup: ”No one cares about the injustices of an African team”- Toure

World Cup: ”Drop Mikel, Keep Yobo”, Soccer fans tell Coach Keshi

by Simi George

If only Keshi would surf the internet before the match and search for articles related to the Super Eagles match today, then he would probably get to see the opinions of football fans concerning his formation for this evening’s game. Read more about World Cup: ”Drop Mikel, Keep Yobo”, Soccer fans tell Coach Keshi

”If you shock the world, I will shock you”, Billionaire Mike Adenuga sends $250,000 to boost Super Eagle’s performance, promises more if they win

by Mutoni Gahuj

Several hours to their game,  the Super Eagles have received a major morale booster with the news that Nigerian telecommunications magnate, Dr Mike Adenuga Jnr, through the Sports Minister Hon Tammy Danagogo, has sent the sum of $250,000 (over N41m) as an incentive for the players to step up their game and conquer Les Blues of France later this evening. Read more about ”If you shock the world, I will shock you”, Billionaire Mike Adenuga sends $250,000 to boost Super Eagle’s performance, promises more if they win

”I didn’t bite, I lost my balance … and fell on top of him”, Suarez tells FIFA

by Farid Abbas

Luis Suarez told FIFA’s disciplinary panel that he did not deliberately bite Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini, in the match between Uruguay and Spain at the World Cup, on Tuesday. Read more about ”I didn’t bite, I lost my balance … and fell on top of him”, Suarez tells FIFA

World Cup: Algeria secures last spot in Final 16

by Farid Abbas

For the first time ever, Algeria has reached the World Cup last 16 after a 1-1 draw against Russia, which helped them to clinch second place in Group H. Algeria is to play against Germany in the second round. Read more about World Cup: Algeria secures last spot in Final 16