Tag: world cup

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SponsorJuly 19, 2018

Facebook records over 2 billion interactions on its platform during World Cup 2018

Facebook has released statistics on the top content shared on its platform during the World Cup. This measures global and ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJuly 17, 2018

Modric, Mbappe, Courtois, Varane… Here’s YNaija’s team of the 2018 #WorldCup

So the World Cup is over and France are the 2018 World Cup champions, for the second time in their ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJuly 15, 2018

#WorldCup Preview: Who will be crowned Champions as France battle Croatia in mouthwatering final?

The match we have all being waiting for is nigh and by the end of today the World Champions will ...

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Bolu AkindeleJuly 12, 2018

Pastor Poju Oyemade’s reply to a Twitter troll is the best thing we have seen from a pastor all year

There are trolls on the loose – that’s no news. The microblogging platform, Twitter, has, in the past few years ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJuly 11, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: It’s not coming home for England as Croatia’s 2-1 comeback win sends them to the finals against France

Croatia set up their first World Cup final appearance after Mario Mandzukic’s 109th-minute strike secured a 2-1 comeback victory for ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 30, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: Kylian Mbappe tears Argentina apart to hand France quarter final spot

Kylian Mbappe was the star of the show as France ran riot over an Argentina side in a 4-3 victory ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 29, 2018

See our best 11 from the Group stage of the #WorldCup 2018

The group stage of the World Cup is over and it was a wild ride. We had only one goalless ...

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Dayo Taiwo-SidiqJune 28, 2018

#WorldCup2018: Here’s all you need to know about the reward for the eliminated teams

As the final round of group matches at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia ends today, one can look ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 27, 2018

Aftermath of #WorldCup exit, deflecting blame and the way forward for Nigerian football

After Nigeria crashed out in a crushing and heartbreaking manner against familiar foe Argentina on Tuesday, many Nigerians have fallen ...

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Bernard DayoJune 27, 2018

See our top picks from Ghanaian Twitter trolling Nigeria’s exit from the #WorldCup

As you already know, last night Nigeria slumped to defeat against a Messi-led Argentinian side, a 2-1 loss that guaranteed ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 26, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: France and Denmark hand first goalless game

France and Denmark battled to an underwhelming goalless draw in the Luzhniki Stadium in Russia. France were slightly the better ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 25, 2018

#WorldCup Roundup: Uruguay show class in 3-0 win over Russia | Saudi Arabia break Egyptian hearts with last minute winner

Uruguay ensured top spot in Group A with 9 points after a relatively convincing 3-0 victory over World Cup hosts ...

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EditorJune 24, 2018

The world cup brand wars: Coke and Pepsi takes their eternal feud to the pitch

by Toyin Henry-Ajayi While organizers of the world cup, football teams, and their fans across the world prepared for the ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 20, 2018

#WorldCup 2018: Is Africa ready to win the World Cup anytime soon?

After the first round of games in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and all the African teams have taken to ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 19, 2018

#WorldCup 2018 Roundup: Mixed feelings as Senegal grabs Africa’s first win and Egypt lose to Russia

Senegal raised Africa’s flag high by defeating Robert Lewandowski’s Poland 2-1 in their Group H opener. Senegal looked the better ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 16, 2018

#WorldCup Preview: It’s time for Nigeria to show that it can shine more than its jersey

“It is time to set childish things away and focus on the reason why they are wearing that jersey” my ...

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Umar HassanJune 15, 2018

Opinion: Belgium might win the world cup after all

One peculiar thing about the 2018 World Cup holding in Russia is the absence of a clear cut favourite. The ...

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EditorJune 15, 2018

Facebook is hosting the biggest social media event of all time, this June and this is how investors can tap into it #WorldCup

By Elizma Nolte, Head of Business Marketing for Sub-Saharan Africa, Facebook The kick-off of the first match in the world’s ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 14, 2018

Golovin shines as host Russia run riot against Saudi Arabia in #WorldCup opener (WATCH)

Russia showed no mercy in their Group A opener of the World Cup by defeating their opponents, Saudi Arabia 5 ...

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SponsorJune 14, 2018

Facebook rolls out fun features for #WorldCup2018

Facebook and Messenger are introducing a number of product features to help fans cheer on the action during the World ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 12, 2018

#WorldCup2018 Profile: Will Belgium drop the underachiever title under Martinez?

One of the most shocking football stories of 2016 was the appointment of former Everton and Wigan Athletic manager Roberto ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 11, 2018

Why Etebo’s move to Stoke City is a step in the right direction

English outfit Stoke City just confirmed the signing of Nigerian midfielder Oghenekaro Peter Etebo from Portuguese side C.D Feirense. Etebo ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 11, 2018

#WorldCup2018 Profile: Will Joachim Löw lead Germany to another World Cup triumph?

Germany’s World Cup winning coach Joachim Löw will be looking to lead Die Mannschaft to another World Cup triumph and ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 11, 2018

#WorldCup2018 Profile: Can Neymar and Brazil handle the huge expectations on their shoulders in Group E?

Brazil’s very own, Neymar, is unanimously the biggest star in Group E of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 10, 2018

#WorldCup2018 Profile: Messi will look to finally conquer the world in Group D

The climax of the 2017/2018 club season made me realise that there is nothing more important in football than representing ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 6, 2018

Super Eagles fall again ahead of #WorldCup2018

Another questionable performance from the Super Eagles ensured a 1 – 0 defeat to the Czech Republic in the Rudolf ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 6, 2018

#WorldCup2018 Profile: Salah, Suarez and Cavani are the key men in Group A

Generally, there is less excitement about Group A of the upcoming World Cup in Russia as attention will be focused ...

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Adetayo AdesolaJune 5, 2018

#WorldCup2018: How far can they fly? | Everything you need to know about the Super Eagles 23-man squad

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr released the final 23-man list that will head on the plane to Russia as Nigeria’s ...

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AzeezDecember 12, 2017

2018 World Cup: FIFA sanctions Nigeria, awards 3-0 victory to Algeria

World football governing body, FIFA has sanctioned the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Algeria ...

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AzeezDecember 1, 2017

The Late 5: Nigeria to battle Argentina, Buhari congratulates Wizkid, and other top stories

Here are the top 5 stories that drove conversation today. President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated pop stars, Wizkid and Davido for their ...

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