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Fraudsters scam Nigerians with Russia World Cup passes

FRAUDSTERS have tricked scores of Nigerians by selling them football World Cup fan passes to travel to Russia, leaving many stranded and penniless, victims and anti-trafficking campaigners say. Some Nigerians told AFP they used the official Fan IDs to come to Russia with the promise of finding work or even playing professional football themselves. Others

French president Macron urges Nigerians to support France at the World Cup

FRENCH president Emmanuel Macron has urged Nigerians to support his country’s national football team at the World Cup, arguing that Les Bleus avenged Nigeria’s exit at the tournament by eliminating the West African nation’s nemesis, Argentina. Nigeria’s Super Eagles have met Argentina a record five times at the World Cup, and they have lost to

Death fears for Columbia soccer team after World Cup exit

THE brother of a Colombian soccer player shot six times on the streets of Bogota in 1994 fears for the lives of the country’s 2018 World Cup stars. The Colombian national soccer team was dumped out of the competition on Tuesday after England held its nerve in the penalty shootout. Colombia now returns home —