Tag: Football

Why FIFA Plans To Take Over Football Management In Africa

Facts are beginning to emerge why the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) decided to take over the operations of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF).

Adidas takes 12-10 lead over Nike in World Cup shirt deals

Adidas can declare itself the winner over arch rival Nike in the upcoming soccer World Cup even before the first match kicks off as it is kitting out the most teams.

However, the German sportswear brand, which is also the official sponsor of the tournament, expects only a limited financial impact, partly because this year’s World Cup takes place in Russia, where the economy is in the doldrums.

Madrid qualifies for third consecutive Champions League final

Karim Benzema showed he still has fire power as his brace helped Real Madrid to level scores with Bayern Munich in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-final and scrape qualification for the final in Kiev.
At the final whistle, it was all square at Santiago Bernabéu , with both teams tied 2-2. But Madrid escaped with the 2-1 advantage recorded in Munich last week, making aggregate score 4-3.

Newcastle Hit Back To Beat Arsenal

Arsene Wenger’s side took an early lead through Alexandre Lacazette, but Ayoze Perez equalised before Ritchie bagged the second half winner.

Newcastle’s fourth successive win ended Arsenal’s unbeaten run of seven games in all competitions.

The sixth-placed Gunners are 13 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with only five games remaining in the race to qualify for the Champions League.

Gareth Bale edging closer to Premier League return

Real Madrid want to sell Gareth Bale this summer and a return to the Premier League is on the cards for the Wales international, according to Guillem Balague.

Bale’s future at the Bernabeu has been the subject of debate after struggling to feature regularly under Zinedine Zidane this season.

With his glittering five-year spell in the Spanish capital in doubt, Bale has been reportedly linked with summer moves to Manchester United and former club Tottenham.