Manchester United star Paul Pogba admits he lost some focus immediately after winning the 2018 Soccer World Cup with France, triggering him to make a gradual start to the season.
Tunisia started their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G campaign with a 2-1 defeat to England at the Volgograd Arena in Russia on Monday. The victory took the 3 Lions to next place on the Team G standings following match day a single, while the Carthage Eagles are placed 3rd on the table. The 3
World champions Germany get the defence of their title underway against Marco Fabian’s Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday (kick-off: 5 pm CEST/4pm BST/11am ET) with captain Manuel Neuer returning to form and physical fitness at just the correct time. Latest The Bayern Munich shot-stopper broke his foot two times in the
2018 World Cup, Group H Dates – 19-28 June 2018 Venues – Saransk, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Volgograd, Samara West African aspect Senegal will glimpse to revive reminiscences of their breathtaking World Cup debut in 2002 when they battle for ascendancy in a large open up Group H at Russia 2018. Colombia, Poland and Japan full
Russia is not able to boast of any world-renowned stars at the 2018 FIFA World Cup and only two reserve players in the squad, Denis Cheryshev and Vladimir Gabulov, ply their trade abroad. Even so, this does not necessarily mean the Host Country is not able of causing a number of surprises at the event.
With Russia 2018 just days away, it is currently being greatly prompt that this could be the most open up and unpredictable FIFA World Cup in a long time. But while there is a prolonged list of possible winners, discussion of pre-match favourites has tended to focus on 4 star-studded sides. With that in the
Group A at the 2018 World Cup will function a Russian team on the lookout to stay clear of the shame of an initially-spherical exit, although Egypt will be hopeful of advancing in their initial appearance at the event in almost 3 decades. Hosts Russia will open the event and the team with a clash
Japan goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima heads to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ with an obvious goal to realise: to make up for their coronary heart-breaking Round-of-16 exit at South Africa 2010. 8 yrs ago, Kawashima was selected into the Japan squad as a backup to Seigo Narazaki. With the competition kicking off, however, he emerged
Roberto Martinez has named a star-studded provisional Belgium squad for the forthcoming FIFA World Cup, but there is no place for Roma’s Radja Nainggolan in his 28-man pool. Kevin de Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Edin Hazard and Vincent Kompany are amid the significant names on whom the Belgians will be pinning their hopes, although the likes
England manager Gareth Southgate has named a 23-man provisional squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, with a couple of surprise names generating the reduce in a youthful-looking record. The most noteworthy inclusions see uncapped duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Nick Pope named, though Chelsea‘s Ruben Loftus-Cheek – who has expended the 2017/18 season on
Just as every country at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ has its possess unique and easily recognisable playing kit, so does the premier team included behind the scenes at the match: the volunteers! On 30 April, a presentation was held to unveil the eye-catching uniform that all volunteers from the Nearby Organising Committee (LOC)
Ogenyi Onazi desires to make Nigerians proud in Russia Nigeria’s global midfielder Ogenyi Onazi suggests he has developed in leaps and bounds since generating his debut for the Tremendous Eagles for a long time in the past. Onazi made his debut in the course of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and points have
CAF 1st Vice President, Kwesi Nyantakyi by Austin Ditlhobolo Saturday Dec 02, 2017. 12:00 The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will give US$500,000 to each the of the continent’s 2018 FIFA World Cup teams. Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will receive the money ahead of next year’s finals in Russia. CAF released the following
Eric Bailly (L) of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League match by Graeme Jackson Friday Dec 01, 2017. 19:00 Eric Bailly may have a tough time getting back into Manchester United’s starting XI following the impressive form shown by rival and teammate Victor Lindelof. Though the Swedish defender has taken his time to settle
by Austin Ditlhobolo Friday Dec 01, 2017. 18:37 The draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals was conducted at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow on Friday. Thirty-two teams including five African nations were drawn into eight groups of four. Egypt, who qualified for the finals for the first time since 1990, were pitted
by Austin Ditlhobolo Friday Dec 01, 2017. 18:34 That’s all from Russia where we witnessed the draw for the #FIFAWorldCup2018. Complete #FIFAWorldCup2018 draw Group A Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UruguayGroup B Portugal, Spain, Morocco, IranGroup C France, Australia, Peru, DenmarkGroup D Argentina, Iceland, Croatia, NigeriaGroup E Brazil, Switzerland, Costa Rica, SerbiaGroup F Germany, Mexico, Sweden, South KoreaGroup G Belgium, Panama, Tunisia, EnglandGroup
Khalid Boutaib of Morocco by Bertin Basson Friday Dec 01, 2017. 10:00 Moroccan forward Khalid Boutaib will be aiming to lead his club side up the Süper Lig standings when they return to action this coming weekend. Yeni Malatyaspor, who currently sit in 13th spot on the log standings, are away to Akhisarspor on Saturday
Sadio Mane of Senegal celebrates a goal with teammates during the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers football match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 10 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix by Graeme Jackson Thursday Nov 30, 2017. 18:30 Ahead of tomorrow’s draw for the 2018 World Cup, AfricanFootball looks at both the
Essam El Hadary of Egypt celebrates after saving Bertrand Traore of Burkina Faso penalty in shootout, embraced by teammates during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon semifinal football match between Burkina Faso and Egypt at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 01 February 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix by Graeme Jackson Thursday Nov 30, 2017.
Herve Renard, coach of Morocco and players celebrates a victory during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals match between Morocco and Ivory Coast at the Oyem Stadium in Gabon on 24 January 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix by Graeme Jackson Thursday Nov 30, 2017. 15:30 Ahead of tomorrow’s draw for the 2018 World Cup, AfricanFootball looks
by Austin Ditlhobolo Thursday Nov 30, 2017. 10:00 The Everton FC midfielder has reflected on Senegal’s successful 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. His club has struggled in the English Premier League (EPL) this season which has resulted in the departure of coach Ronald Koeman, who has since been replaced by Sam Allardyce. Gueye, who
Eagles striker Obafemi Martins against Swaziland in Lobambo by Phumzile Ngcatshe Thursday Nov 30, 2017. 09:30 Nigerian national team scout Victor Agali has hinted that striker Obafemi Martins and midfielder Joel Obi could make their return to the Super Eagles squad. Igali has warned the team’s fans not to be surprised if the duo is
by Graeme Jackson Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 18:30 Genoa’s Moroccan midfielder Adel Taarabt has been linked with a move to Spain’s La Liga following his strong form this season. The 28-year-old Atlas Lions player has been a standout figure for Genoa in Serie A, making 13 appearances (12 starts) and racking up two goals. His
Sadio Mane of Senegal celebrates a goal with teammates during the 2018 World Cup Qualifiers football match between South Africa and Senegal at Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane on 10 November 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix by Graeme Jackson Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 17:00 AfricanFootball presents a guide to the upcoming draw for the 2018 World Cup in
Chelsea’s Victor Moses (L) in action against Arsenal‘s Danny Welbeck (R) during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC by Graeme Jackson Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 15:00 Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the injury-enforced absence of Nigerian star Victor Moses has been a major blow to his team.
by Phumzile Ngcatshe Wednesday Nov 29, 2017. 09:00 Super Eagles of Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr has penned a new two-year deal until 2020. The Nigerian Football Federation has decided to tie down the German manager after masterminding their qualification to the 2018 FIFA World Cup with one game to spare. Rohr was appointed on an
Rohr with Eagles skipper Mikel by Staff Reporter Tuesday Nov 28, 2017. 17:30 The Confederation of African Football has announced a list of nominees to vie for a number of CAF Awards come January next year. Among those nominated is Egypt coach Hector Cúper who will hope to bag the CAF Coach of the Year
by Graeme Jackson Tuesday Nov 28, 2017. 15:30 With the 2018 FIFA World Cup set be hosted in Russia from 14 June to 15 July, we present a brief history of football’s most beloved tournament. The success of football as an Olympic Sport in the early 20th century inspired FIFA (the world governing body of
Kalidou Koulibaly, Napoli by Phumzile Ngcatshe Tuesday Nov 28, 2017. 13:00 As he continues to help Italian Serie A giants Napoli to challenge for the Serie A title, Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly has been named in the Serie A Team of the Year. Together with the likes of Juventus and former Azzurri goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon,
Baghdad Bounedjah of Algeria is challenged by Taha Khenissi of Tunisia during the Afcon Group B match between Algeria and Tunisia on the 19 January 2017 at Franceville Stadium, Gabon Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix by Graeme Jackson Monday Nov 27, 2017. 20:00 Algerian striker Baghdad Bounedjah has expressed his relief that the knee injury which