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Towards Gender Equality as Brazil Approves Equal Pay for Women’s and Men’s National Football Team Players

The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) has announced on Wednesday that the country’s women’s soccer team will receive the same pay as their men’s counterparts. According to the CBF boss Rogério Caboclo, every football players representing Brazil, irrespective of the gender, will receive the same prize money, daily rates and bonuses when on international duty. The equal payment took effect from March 2020. The decision of the CBF is historic, having in mind that many female footballers and activists have…

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Champions League: Bayern Munich Slaughter Barcelona to reach Semi-Final

Bayern Munich have thoroughly thrashed Barcelona by 8-2 goals to secure a much-deserved place in semi-finals of the European Champions League. With the humiliating defeat, the German powerhouse sent out an emphatic message to their other opponents in the race for the European prestigious cup, which must not be ignored. Spanish heavyweights Barcelona with star players like Messi, Suárez, Rakitić , de Jong , Piqué, Jordi Alba, Sergi could not match the terrific display of the compact, domineering, and…

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Champions League: Defending Champions Liverpool knocked out by Atletico Madrid

The Champions League defending champions Liverpool have been knocked out in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday by Atletico Madrid. The Reds lost 3-2 at Anfield, 4-2 on aggregate. Having lost 1-0 to Atletico in Madrid, Roberto Firmino had given Liverpool 2-1 aggregate lead in extra time, but late goals from Marcos Llorente and Alvaro Morata extinguished Liverpool’s dreaming of defending their title. In what some football pundits have called one of the most thrilling games of recent, the…

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Watford halt Liverpool’s unbeaten league run

Liverpool’s attempt to end the season without losing a match was dealt a devastating blow on Saturday after a 3-0 defeat by Watford. After going 27 league matches undefeated – 26 wins and just one draw – the reigning European Champions could not fulfil their dream of setting the new record for most consecutive premier league wins. Sadly Liverpool were just one match shy of setting the record, but Watford, 17th in the Premier league table with just 27…

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Football and the Introduction of the VAR Technology

There is no doubt that football is the most popular and engaging sport in the world today. It is a sport that hardly knows segregation boundaries. Globally, football has proved a uniting force in many countries, irrespective of gender, colour, ethnicity, religious differences. However, because of the sentiments, many football lovers attach to the sport, it can equally cause unexpected emotional responses or even violence when certain decisions are not well made in the game. Think about wrong bookings,…

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Breaking News: Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Basketball great Kobe Bryant, 41, has died in a helicopter crash, according to the US media report. The helicopter crash which took place on Sunday on a hillside in Calabasas, 30 miles west of Los Angeles, California, killed nine people. Kobe Bryant, one of the best basketball players ever, who played for Los Angeles Lakers, was one of 5 people victims, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which received reports of the crashed aircraft just after 1…

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Russia banned for four years, misses 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events. The ban followed the agency’s investigation into the alleged state-sponsored doping scandal. The unanimous decision of the WADA was made in a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. With the ban in place, Russia’s flag and anthem will be equally banned at major sports events such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup football competition in Qatar. However, Russia will be allowed…

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Boxing: Anthony Joshua defeats Andy Ruiz Jr, regains 4 titles and earns $60m

Six months after suffering a devastating defeat that sent shock waves in the boxing world, Anthony Joshua had the chance to redeem his lost glory against Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday 7 December in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Joshua did so convincingly in a 12 round fight – albeit without the kind of explosive shots many had anticipated. It was a day many boxing enthusiasts had been eagerly waiting for. The pivotal rematch, which ended in 12 rounds without…

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2021 AFCON qualifiers kick-off

The 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers is set to begin this week on November 13, 2019, with forty-eight nations fighting for 24 slots in the 2021 tournament. Each of the teams will play two matches between this Wednesday and Tuesday next week (November 19). The other matches will be in August, September, October and November 2020. The biennial international men’s football championship of Africa qualifiers started with a preliminary round in October. The round consisted of 8 teams…

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Basketball: We vowed not to miss the Olympics

Nigeria basketball star Al-Farouq Aminu has revealed that a pledge made in 2012 helped ignite D’Tigers to their third straight Olympics ticket. Extrasportsnigeria.com reports that Nigeria on Sunday recorded a decisive 86-73 victory over hosts China, which saw them finish the FIBA Basketball World Cup with a 3-2 record and seal direct entry into the Olympics as the best African team. Al-Farouq Aminu told FIBA.com: “It was a character builder for our team (beating China and picking a ticket)….

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Football: Somalia, Djibouti register landmark wins in decades

Somalia and Djibouti national soccer teams marked a big milestone in the world of football after registering first crucial wins in the first round of Africa’s World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifiers that took place on Thursday and Wednesday respectively. The first leg of the preliminary rounds involving 28-lowest ranked countries were played between 3rd and 5th with the second leg scheduled for next week. Lowly-ranked Somalia humiliated Zimbabwe 1-0 yesterday recording their first win in qualifiers after 35 years….

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Argentina beat Nigeria in China

D’Tigers lost their second match at the FIBA World Cup by 94-81 to Argentina on Monday. The South Americans relied on experience in the third quarter to overcome the Tigers and record their second victory in Group B in a game played at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Wuhan Sports Centre, China. According to a FIBA.com report, Argentina established a double-digit lead soon after the tip-off but the Nigerians turned up the heat in the second quarter to…

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