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Chiellini defends Suarez: Ban is excessive

The 29-year-old feels the actions taken by Fifa are too strong, hoping that the decision to prevent him from watching his teammates will also be overturned. Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini believes Luis Suarez’s punishment for biting is “excessive” and has …

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Uruguayan President, fans to receive banned Suarez

Several hundred Uruguayans gathered at a Montevideo airfield in Uruguay Thursday night waiting on the expected return of striker Luis Suarez after his ban from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Suarez of Liverpool FC was banned for nine matches and …

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Chelsea offer €20m for Emenike

Chelsea have lodged a surprise €20m offer with Turkish giants Fenerbahce for Nigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike and are ready to wrap a deal one of Europe’s most quickest, if not unpredictable forwards once the World Cup concludes. Emenike has spent …

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Moses sulks over bench role

Chelsea forward Victor Moses has taken his shut-out by Nigeria rather badly as he refused to warm-up with the rest of the squad before the World Cup clash against Argentina, an official has disclosed. “Victor Moses has not taken his …

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Deschamps respects Nigeria

France coach, Didier Deschamps does not believe his side will have an easy time when they meet Nigeria in the round of 16 at the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil. The Super Eagles go head-to-head against Les Blues …

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Boateng, Muntari suspended

Midfielders Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari have been suspended from Ghana’s World team with immediate effect after they clashed with coach Kwesi Appiah and a soccer federation (GFA) official. The GFA confirmed the decisions on their website (www.ghanafa.org) ahead of …

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Nigeria make world cup last 16

Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 to finish top of group, Nigeria qualify A double from Lionel Messi a day after his 27th birthday inspired Argentina to a 3-2 win over African champions Nigeria and assured them of finishing top of Group …

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