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Huge security for Brazil W’Cup final

Brazilian authorities say they are planning Rio de Janeiro’s largest ever security operation for the World Cup final on Sunday. More than 25,000 security personnel will be deployed in the city for the tournament’s final match between Germany and Argentina, …

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WC 2014: The race for golden boot

Only two matches now remain in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and it will be one fondly remembered for the number of goals scored. An astonishing 167 goals have been scored and only four goals short of France …

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200 Ghanaian fans seek asylum in Brazil

Hundreds of National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters who entered Brazil as tourists to watch the 2014 World Cup games have asked for asylum, police in southern Brazil said on Thursday. Noerci da Silva Melo, who heads the Federal Police office …

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Ghana disputes World Cup fans’ asylum bid

Ghana’s government has said the country has no religious violence, after 200 Ghanaian World Cup fans asked for asylum in Brazil. The fans said they were Muslims fleeing religious conflict, according to Brazilian police. The group are believed to be …

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Nigeria suspended from World Amputee Football Federation

Pius Asaba, a member of the Amputee Football Federation for Africa (AFFA) on Thursday said that the World Amputee Football Federation (WAFF) has suspended Nigeria from participating in its activities. Asaba said in Lagos that the Nigeria Amputee Football Federation …

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Tearful Neymar: I was almost paralysed

World Cup 2014: Neymar’s tournament-ending injury Brazil star Neymar broke down in tears as he claimed the challenge that ended his World Cup could have left him paralysed. The Barcelona forward, 22, fractured a vertebra in his spine when kneed …

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Suarez joins Barcelona for €88m

The Catalan giants will imminently announce the capture of the Uruguay star after agreeing to meet the release clause inserted in the striker’s new Liverpool contract last December Luis Suarez is on the brink of officially completing his sensational transfer …

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FIFA rejects Suarez appeal against ban

Abuja, July 10, 2014 (NAN) World football governing body FIFA on Thursday rejected the appeal by Uruguay and Liverpool FC striker Luis Suarez against a four-month ban from all football-related activities for biting. Suarez who was also banned for nine …

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