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FIFA Confederations Cup Final Match Breaks TV Records

The final match of the just-concluded FIFA Confederations Cup attracted the largest sports television audience of the year in Brazil and topped 2013 television viewing figures in Spain. World football body FIFA said on Thursday in a statement on its …

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Brazil lifts Confed Cup

The Brazilian National team at the Maracana over powered reigning World Cup, Spain, defeating them by three unreplied goals. The Brazilian goals were scored by Fred and Neymar. Spain were completely subdued by Brazil.

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Keshi opens doors for Yobo, Osaze, Nsofor

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has opened the national team door to striker Osaze Odemwingie and skipper Joseph Yobo, but Taye Taiwo may not find it easy to get his way back into the team. They have been out of the …

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Eagles need a foreign coach – Kojo

Kojo Williams, a former chairman of the Nigeria Football association (NFA) has blamed the Super Eagles technical crew headed by Stephen Keshi for the ouster of the national team from the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. The African champions, …

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Spain present Nigeria with mission improbable

FORTALEZA (AFP) – Buoyed by their record-breaking 10-0 rout of Tahiti at the Confederations Cup, Spain approach Sunday’s final Group B fixture against Nigeria needing just a point to secure a place in the semi-finals. Thursday’s thrashing of the Pacific …

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Sharapova blasts Serena over rape row, private life

LONDON – Maria Sharapova blasted Serena Williams on Saturday for the American’s controversial comments over a high-profile rape case and even criticised the Wimbledon champion’s colourful private life. In an astonishing attack on the world number one, which comes just …

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Judge summons Messi over £3.4m tax fraud MADRID

(AFP) – Barcelona star Lionel Messi has been named as a suspect in a tax fraud probe and summoned to appear in court, a spokesman for the public prosecutor’s office in Barcelona said Thursday. The 25-year-old four-time World Player of …

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Nigeria Beat Tahiti 6 Goals To 1

African champions the Super Eagles of Nigeria as expected beat minnows Tahiti 6-1 in their Confederations Cup opening Group B match on Monday in Belo Horizonte, but they were given a run for their money for a while. Nnamdi Oduamadi …

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