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    Argentines took to the streets on Wednesday to demand what they say is justice for Diego Maradona after the soccer icon’s death in November sparked investigations into how he died and whether there had been any negligence in his care. “He did not die, they killed him!,” the organisers of the demonstration said in materials ...
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    A Qatari company helping to build a 2022 World Cup stadium has been banned from the event’s projects after its labourers went unpaid for months, organisers said on Thursday. It is a scenario which has emerged in a case Amnesty International said showed inadequate worker welfare standards. Around 100 employees of a Qatari sub-contractor, Qatar ...
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    The state of Qatar secretly offered $400m to Fifa just 21 days before they were awarded the 2022 World Cup, leaked files appear to show. The documents, seen by The Sunday Times, reportedly reveal that executives from the Qatari state-run broadcaster Al Jazeera – that was owned and controlled by Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Hamad bin ...
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    Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, said Federal Government spent one million dollars to evacuate 355 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 World Cup. Onyeama who made this known on Monday in Abuja while fielding questions from newsmen said that the evacuation was done in two batches of 155 persons and 200 ...
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    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says 75 out of 230 stranded Nigerian Football fans absconded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The ministry’s spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the fans absconded in spite of government’s efforts to repatriate them. Fatile said that ...
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    National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP)  has launched investigations into the alleged trafficking of Nigerian minors to Russia in the guise that they were football fans attending the 2018 World Cup. The Director General of NAPTIP, Mrs Julie Okah-Donli, made the disclosure to newsmen in Lagos on Tuesday. Okah-Donli said the ...
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    African football will conduct a soul-searching session at a two-day symposium in Morocco after all five of the continent’s sides failed to get over the first hurdle at the World Cup. Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria and Senegal were all eliminated in the group phase in Russia, leaving Africa without a representative in the knockout rounds ...
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    A nursing mother and 154 out of 230 Nigerian football fans stranded in Russia after the 2018 FIFA World Cup arrived the country on Friday night. The stranded football fans including a nursing mother in her mid-thirties came through Ethiopian Airline flight number ET-ALP that arrived Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja at about 9.12 p.m ...
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    Croatian media say that forward Nikola Kalinic has not accepted the silver medal his team won at the World Cup in Russia because he was sent home early in the competition. Kalinic has reportedly said “thank you but I did not play in Russia.” Coach Zlatko Dalic sent Kalinic home following the team’s 2-0 victory ...
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    The Russian edition of the FIFA Fan Fest welcomed 7.7 million visitors, world football governing body FIFA said on Thursday. In a statement by its Media Office, FIFA said this was about 50 per cent more than the 5.2 million fans who were at the 2014 edition in Brazil. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) ...