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Zambian Player Loses Daughter While Playing Against Nigeria

Augustine Mulenga, a Zambian player who played against Nigeria in a crucial World Cup qualifier last Saturday has lost his daughter, according to The Zambian Observer. It’s said that Chipolopolo officials knew that Mulenga’s daughter was dead but did not inform the winger. He was the player who scored in …

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Jubilation in Egypt after first World Cup berth in 28 years

Egypt’s capital crackled with fireworks and blared with horns as the soccer-crazy country reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years as rare scenes of joy took hold of city blocks celebrating a 2-1 victory over Congo. Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing victory with a last-gasp …

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Ivorian striker Georges Griffiths shot dead by car-jackers in his home country

Ivorian striker, Georges Griffiths, who plays for Hungarian Premier League club, Diosgyor, has been shot dead in Ivory Coast. The football star who was dubbed the ‘Next Didier Drogba’ was on a visit to his home city of Abidjan when he was shot and killed by carjackers on Thursday evening. According …

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Ethiopia: Tirunesh Dibaba bags $100,000 with Chicago Marathan gold

Ethiopia’s ace long distance runner, Tirunesh Dibaba added a new accolade to her impressive array after winning the Chicago marathon held on Sunday. Dibaba, 32, completed the distance in 02:18:31 to grab gold. Coming in behind her was 23-year-old Brigid Kosgei of Kenya with a time of 02:20:22. The third …

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FIFA bans Equatorial Guinea from 2019 Women World Cup

FIFA has banned Equatorial Guinea from the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France for fielding 10 ineligible players and using forged documents. The players all took part in qualifying for the 2016 Olympic women’s tournament in Brazil.  FIFA has also imposed a fine of $102,000 on the country’s football association.  The two-time champions will not …

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Stadium Being Built For 2018 World Cup In Russia Catches Fire

A stadium which is being built for next summer’s World Cup has caught fire. Thick black smoke has been spotted coming out of the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium – which is being completed in the east Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. It is thought the blaze in a commentary box started …

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