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VAR gets World Cup go-ahead despite fears from purists

Football's lawmakers on Saturday approved video assistant referee technology (VAR) for this summer's World Cup, in one of the biggest changes to the sport...

World Cup trophy makes fourth visit to Nigeria

The original FIFA World Cup trophy is expected to arrive in Nigeria for a four-day tour of this Wednesday on a fourth visit. The biggest...

Nigeria capable of great things at World Cup – Karembeu

FIFA World Cup winner and Frenchman Christian Karembeu believes that Nigeria's Super Eagles have all the trappings to create "great things" when the biggest...

Tunisia’s Msakni ruled out of World Cup

Tunisia forward Youssef Msakni has been ruled out of the World Cup after agonisingly suffering a cruciate ligament injury while playing his final league...

FIFA rubberstamps VAR for World Cup

Video assistant referee technology (VAR) will make its debut at the World Cup in Russia this summer despite lingering opposition from within and outside...

‘Ghost’ of 7-1 still haunts Brazil

Brazil coach Tite says the "ghost" of their 7-1 mauling by Germany at the 2014 World Cup still haunts the 'Selecao', as the teams...

FIFA asked to expand World Cup to 48 teams

The governing body of South American soccer CONMEBOL has asked FIFA to expand the World Cup to 48 teams for the 2022 tournament in...

Batshuayi could miss World Cup

Borussia Dortmund striker Michy Batshuayi is set to miss the rest of the season -- and possibly the World Cup -- after injuring his...

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A suspected female suicide bomber on Saturday removed the Improvised Explosive Device (IED), strapped to her body and dumped it at a house within...

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