Authorities in Tehran cancelled plans to allow families to watch Iran’s World Cup football opener against Morocco on Friday in the stadium and public parks of the Islamic republic’s capital. The Islamic Republic is thought to be the only country in the world that refuses to allow fans to gather in open public spaces for […]

Essentuki is Nigeria’s Super Eagles home in Russia and this town is in the region, where the eagle is one of their symbols. Is this a good sign for Nigeria’s Super Eagles? For Nigerian Coach Gernot Rohr, that may be a sign of luck as the Nigerian team get ready for the crunch clash against […]

Lionel Messi’s Argentina aim to put a shambolic World Cup build-up behind them and make a statement in their opening match against tournament debutants Iceland on Saturday. The two-time champions arrived in Russia dogged by poor form, injuries and controversy. But Messi is a man on a mission as he chases his first World Cup […]

Portugal coach Fernando Santos is convinced that Spain will still go far at the World Cup despite the turbulent events of the last 48 hours, as the sides prepare to meet in their opening game on Friday. The Iberian neighbours clash in Group B in the Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi, with Spain […]

Osun United Football Club coach, Duke Udi, has predicted a 1-0 win for the Super Eagles against the Croatian team in the opening match on Saturday at the World Cup in Russia. Udi admitted that the match would be a difficult one for the three times African champions because Croatia have a very good midfield […]

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