There is a country in the world where only Muslims live, but not a single mosque has been built. Not only that, but they have not been granted permission to construct a mosque in this country. Slovakia is the name of this country. Muslims in Slovakia are Turks and Ugar, and they have been present since the 17th century.
Today's Headlines: Obasanjo Rules Out Yoruba Nation, Says Nigeria Won't Split, Three Die In Slovakia Plane Crash
Obasanjo rules out Yoruba Nation Photo Credit: Punch Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday did not mince words about the unity and indissolubility of Nigeria when he said the country that sprawl over 923,768 km² with over 200 million people will continue to exist no matter what happens. He spoke during the Book Launch and 85th Birthday of Eminence Prelate Sunday Mbang of the Methodist Church Nigeria which was held at the Admiralty Centre, Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos State.
Another round of the ongoing 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers was played last night. In group H, Croatia and Slovakia faced each other in their 8th group fixture. The game ended 2-2 leaving Croatia with 17 points and Slovakia with 10 points. Ivan scored first for Slovakia in the 20th minute.
The English Premier League enters its third round of matches this weekend with all 20 teams set to battle for available points. Some of these teams will be missing their key players this weekend due to injury or COVID-19. Here is a strong XI of players who would be missing out of action this weekend for their respective clubs due to injury or COVID-19.
Red hot Nigerian eligible striker, Ezekiel Henty, continued his impressive form in the Slovakian, Fortuna Liga, as he banged a brace in his side, Slovan Bratislava, (4-0) home win against L.Mikulas. After a convincing win in the Europa Conference League, the Slovakian champions shifted it's focus to the domestic league as they set up a tie against,L.Mikulas, in one of the Matchday 12 fixtures played at the weekend in the Slovakian topflight league.
Nigeria midfielder Wisdom Kanu is currently a household name in Slovakia, following his exploits in the Central European nation. Born in Lagos on March 27, 1994, Kanu is a skilful dazzler, who scored so many goals last season. (Photo credit: MFK Zemplin)
The European Championship has reached it's quarter-finals stages, as Spain made it through to the last 4, after highly contested clash against clinical Swiss team. Spain will play aganist Italy to determine which country will progress to the final of Euro 2020. Luiz Enrique's men have scored the highest number of goals in the tournament.
It's official, Spain qualifies for the quarterfinals of the 2020 Euros Championship after defeating Croatia 5-3 in Copenhagen. Spain made it through to the quarterfinals after 120 minutes of football against a strong Croatia side to become the first team to score five goals in two consecutive matches in the history of the Euros Championship.
An enthralling contest between Croatia and Slovakia ended 2-2 in Osijek, ending the visitors’ hopes of World Cup qualification, while Croatia guaranteed at least a play-off place. Slovakia entered the encounter knowing a victory was needed to close the gap on Russia and Croatia, who occupied the top two positions of Group H. The visitors set about their task in determined fashion and took the lead in the 20th minute when Marek Hamšík’s delightful free-kick found the head of Ivan Schranz, who guided the ball past Dominik Livaković to register his third international goal.
With 48 of 51 games played, the 2020 UEFA Euro has been quite fascinating. One of the outstanding things that has made the competition a joy to watch has been the flurry of goals scored, from Patrick Schick's stunner to Ronaldo's International record, couple with plenty of other entertaining encounters like the 8-goal thriller between Spain and Croatia.
Barcelona football club of Spain left-back, Jordi Alba has been sensational for the Luis Enrique's side in the ongoing European Championships, having played key roles in the team's success by making it through to the knockouts of the competition. Jordi Alba has been a key figure in the squad paraded by the former Barcelona manager consequent to his outstanding performance for the La Rojas in their previous game.
Following today's EUROS fixture between Croatia and Spain, fans came out to praise Chelsea's star player after his impressive performance in today's match. It was a tough tie between two well matched teams but one team had to come out victorious. Photo Credit: gettyimages
The quarterfinals round of the Euros Championship has been completed as four teams booked their place in the next round. The fixtures for the semi-final round has been confirmed after four teams made it into the round while 4 other teams exited the competition. Before we proceed, let's take a look at Round of 16 results:
A flying car has been invented by Klein Vision in Slovakia and has completed a 35 minutes flight test between two cities in Slovakia, it was in the air for 35 minutes before landing. The flying car was tested on Monday and it flew between the capital Bratislava and Nitra.
Image credit: Riccardo De Luca/AP. Days after Pope Francis returned from the hospital for a colon surgery in July,the Pope was surprise to receive a letter Address to him which contained 3 bullet which is unarguably for a short gun including also some message referring to some financial operations at the Vatican.
Ukraine vs. France Prediction We’re thinking that Ukraine will have their work cut out to register a score against this France side who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand. That’s why we have predicted a hard-fought 0-1 advantage for France at the end of this one.
Watford have completed the signing of Slovakia midfielder Juraj Kucka from Parma. The 34-year-old had been with the Serie A club since January 2019 and scored 13 goals for Parma in the last two seasons. He previously played in Serie A for Genoa and AC Milan, then he had a spell in Turkey with Trabzonspor before joining Parma.
Nigerian youngster Taofiq Jubril was impressive for Zilina football club of Slovakia on Thursday evening, as he helped them to defeat Tobol FC 1-0 in the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifiers. The 23 years old retained his spot in the away team's first eleven, and he was able to shine in the entertaining fixture.
1) Sergio Ramos He is one of the top scorers of La Liga. In 2003, at the age 18, he became youngest player to make 100 appearances in international tournaments. Ramos currently holds the record as the most capped player in the history of the Spanish national team, and is his country's eighth-highest all-time goalscorer.
After defeating Slovakia with five goals in the group stage, Spain once again defeated the Croatian team with the same five goals. Actually, Spain's previous victories made them the first team in the history of the European Championship to score five goals in successive matches. After winning the group stage, Croatia's progress to the quarter-finals was halted by Spain's National Team in a 5-3 victory at Parken Stadium.