1. Samir Handanović Samir Handanović is a 37-year-old Slovenian professional soccer player currently playing as a goalkeeper for Inter Milan. Handanović was signed to Inter Milan nine years ago. He made over 300 appearance for the club and subsequently went on to reach the 2020 UEFA Europa League Final that season.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Marvin Pinnick was in the United Kingdom over the weekend purposely to visit some Super Eagles stars who plied their trade in England most especially injured Leicester City's Wilfred Ndidi and Watford's Oghenekaro Etebo. The courtesy visit made by the NFF president was to discuss some things with the Nigerian stars ahead of their remaining 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and to fine-tune some other issues relating to update about switching of allegiance and potential return of former player.
Regarded as football's greatest international competition, the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar, where 32 different countries compete to lay their hand on the prestigious trophy. Here are some players who may likely see the 2022 world cup as their last appearance in the competition
In preparation for the African Cup of Nations and FIFA World Cup next year, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is already making plans to add some recruits to the current squad to bolster the team ahead of these important tournaments. The likes of Taiwo Awoniyi were the latest addition to the squad after Moffi sustained an injury while playing for his club side.
Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players in the history of the UEFA Champions League. He has achieved so many things since he became a professional football player. For instance, Ronaldo has scored the highest number of goals in men's international football. This is why there are many football players who idolised Cristiano Ronaldo when they were young.
The FIFA World Cup is an international football competition that is played by national teams who are members of FIFA. The World Cup is held every four years. Within the four-year period, national teams would play a qualification phase for three years to determine the 32 countries that would qualify for the tournament phase.
France national team star Paul Labile Pogba has finally spoken, days after being red carded in Manchester United's embarrassing 5-0 home defeat to Liverpool football club in the English Premier League. The former Juventus football club of Italy star has not been getting it right in the past few weeks, and his poor form has made him to be dropped to the bench by coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in their last two matches.
Brazil has produced so many great football players over the past 100 years. Some great football players have played for Brazil at international level. The likes of Ronaldinho and Pele have represented the Brazilian national team. This is why Brazil have won the FIFA World Cup title on five different occasions.
When we talk about habits, professional footballers surely do have some strange ones. Spitting is one of those strange habits too. Photo credit: Google But fans watching the FIFA World cup have observed another one, which resists an easy explanation, which is, the covering of the mouth when they are talking.
During the 1994 FIFA World Cup, after Columbia was eliminated from the tournament, some of the citizens were so disappointed that they had to murder the footballer who caused the elimination. Today in this article, we will be viewing the story of this footballer and the main reason behind his murder.
The Jules Rimet Trophy, awarded to the winner of the football World Cup, was stolen in 1966 prior to the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England. One man was convicted for being involved but other possible culprits are still unknown. The trophy was eventually won by the hosting team England.
English premier league giant, Chelsea FC legend Didier Drogba has yesterday been rewarded due to his great impacts played in the round leather game during and after his reign as an active footballer. The Ivorian international who did pretty well for Chelsea and other top European clubs coupled with his country during his spell on the pitch of play, remained the highest foreign goal scorer at Chelsea and top scorer for the Ivory Coast national team hitherto.
Former Manchester United and Arsenal players are among the highest-profile stars to have announced their retirement in recent months. While some players are now able to play into their late 30s and early 40s, others decide to bow out when they feel that the time is right. We’ve taken a look at five notable names and familiar faces who have decided to hang up their boots in 2021.
Archie Thompson holds the all time goal scoring record for a single international match, where he scored 13 goals in a 31–0 victory against American Samoa in 2001. On 11 April 2001, the Australian and American Samoa national soccer teams played each other in an Oceanian qualifying match for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Africa as a continent in the world is blessed with several talents in all walks of life as it was the same in the world of football which has been graced by many iconic figures like Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o, Michael Essien, Kanu Nwakwo, Jay Jay Okocha, Emmanuel Adebayor among others.
Football is one of the most popular sports in the world right now. So many football players have made a lot of money over the past ten years. This is because many people watch football from all over the world. However, it is should be said that some football players do not use their real names on the field of play.
5. Pelé Edson Arantes do Nascimento, simply known as Pelé, is a Brazilian former professional footballer who played as a forward for Santos and the Brazil national team. Widely tagged as one of the greatest players of all time and labelled the greatest by FIFA, he was among the most successful and popular sports figures of the 20th century.
Goals win matches and trophies, but for every man who scores one, there is someone who attempts to prevent one (without the gloves). However, the accolade frequently goes to individuals who were born to score goals and those who help others score goals from the middle of the field.
We're a little more than a year away from the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The quadrennial tournament is undoubtedly one of the biggest spectacles in the world of sports. Although it's hard to contain the excitement when the World Cup is around the corner, we'll also be forced to face some harsh realities next year.
As the fight against racism in football gets intense worldwide, the English Premier League is playing its quota in the fight by revealing African players who have made remarkable appearances in the English domestic league in the past 30 seasons. The English Premier League introduced the BLACK HISTORY MONTH in a bid to celebrate Africa's greatest players who have played in the league in their own way of eradicating racism in football, a movement that is currently gaining momentum.