Super Eagles drop 2 places Latest FIFA ranking

The latest FIFA Coca Cola World Ranking has seen the Super Eagles of Nigeria drop two places from previous 44th position but remained fourth in Africa behind Senegal, Tunisia, and Morocco in the African ranking The three time AFCON champions have failed to climb further up in the first month of

Queiroz Plans To Emulate Pekerman’s Legacy

Colombia's new coach Carlos Queiroz says he'll try to build on the legacy of his predecessor Jose Pekerman, and immediately identified midfielder James Rodriguez as the heart of the team The Portuguese coach said Thursday that his two top goals for Colombia will be winning the next Copa America and taking

FIFA The Best: Mbappe, Modric in; Neymar out

World Cup stars Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric are among the contenders to end Cristiano Ronaldo's hold on FIFA's The Best Men's Player award after the shortlist was announced on Tuesday, but Neymar was not among the nominees. Ronaldo, who has won this honour in both years of its existence, is

Mikel faced Argentina while father held for ransom

Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel faced Argentina last Tuesday in the knowledge that his father was being held for ransom, but did not tell anyone about it as the kidnappers threatened to shoot "instantly" if authorities were informed. Mikel told KweséESPN that he received a call from the kidnappers four hours

Javier Mascherano announces retirement from International football

Javier Mascherano announced his international retirement following Argentina's World Cup exit. The 34-year-old midfielder revealed his decision in the immediate aftermath of Saturday's 4-3 last-16 defeat by France. Speaking to reporters shortly after the final whistle, Mascherano said: "It's time to say goodbye and for the younger players to step in. "Hopefully in

England edge past Nigeria

England beat Nigeria 2-1 on Saturday in a friendly that provided some clues as to how coach Gareth Southgate will line up his still experimental side when the World Cup gets under way. First-half goals from Gary Cahill and captain Harry Kane helped England to victory at Wembley in their penultimate