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Chukwueze fires Villarreal into UEFA Champions League semi-final
Chukwueze fires Villarreal into UEFA Champions League semi-final

Samuel Chukwueze scored a late winner in the tie as Villarreal shocked Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 16 years. Unai Emery masterminded a 1-0 first-leg win in Spain, but a dominant Bayern looked seemingly in control once Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute at the Allianz…

FIFA launches football streaming platform
FIFA launches football streaming platform

World football governing body, FIFA has launched its own digital platform for live streaming of football matches. The FIFA-Plus platform is expected to show over forty thousand matches this year, including eleven thousand women games. The FIFA digital platform will also serve for the storage of video recordings of World Cup matches and a library for other…

Australian state of Victoria to host 2026 Commonwealth Games
Australian state of Victoria to host 2026 Commonwealth Games

The 2026 Commonwealth Games have been officially awarded to the Australian state of Victoria. It will mark the sixth time the Games have been hosted by Australia, but it is the first time a state or region has been awarded the multi-sport event. The 2026 Commonwealths will be staged across several cities, including Melbourne which hosted the…

Asisat Oshoala dropped as Super Falcons captain
Asisat Oshoala dropped as Super Falcons captain

Asisat Oshoala has been removed as captain of the Nigerian women national football team. This comes thirty months after the Barcelona player was promoted to the position in September 2019, after the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Oshoala, who was used as a replacement for Victoria Okpaanozie, has now been replaced with Onome Ebi who plays…

NFF sacks Super Eagles technical crew over World Cup miss
NFF sacks Super Eagles technical crew over World Cup miss

The Nigeria Football Federation has sacked the Super Eagles’ technical crew following the resignation of the manager, Augustine Eguavoen. The Nigeria Football Federation took the decision after the Super Eagles failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, following a 1-1 draw with Ghana at the M.K.O Abiola Stadium, Abuja, on Tuesday. The NFF in a…

FIFA bans MKO Abiola Stadium from hosting international football games
FIFA bans MKO Abiola Stadium from hosting international football games

FIFA has banned the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abuja from hosting any international football match. The FIFA ban is because of the violent display by fans at the end of the second-leg World Cup qualifier between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Stars of Ghana. The game ended one-one, but the Ghanaian national football team…

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