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Iranian Women Attend First Soccer Match In 40 Years

Iranian Women Attend First Soccer Match In 40 Years

Iranian women entered the country’s national stadium in Tehran on Thursday after being able to purchase tickets for a national team game for the first time in 40 years. Women have been banned from watching men’s games since shortly after the 1979 Islamic revolution with only a few exceptions made for small groups on rare […]

The Plot To Exploit Girls, Sell Sex In Russia

The Plot To Exploit Girls, Sell Sex In Russia

 Human traffickers are planning to exploit relaxed Russian visa controls for next month’s World Cup to sell Nigerian women into sex work, state officials and anti-slavery activists said. Officials in Nigeria said they had intelligence showing plans were well underway to traffic local women into Russia for the football tournament, exploiting a move by Moscow […]

Nigeria First African Side To Book World Cup Place

Nigeria First African Side To Book World Cup Place

Alex Iwobi scored a second-half winner as Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Zambia in Uyo on Saturday. The win moved Nigeria to 13 points and an unassailable lead at the top of Group B with one round of qualification matches to be […]

Super Eagles Stun Cameroon As They Lead W/Cup Qualifying Group

Super Eagles Stun Cameroon As They Lead W/Cup Qualifying Group

Chelsea ace Victor Moses and Chinese-based Odion Ighalo starred as Nigeria trounced Cameroon 4-0 on Friday to take a big step towards qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. The Super Eagles moved up to nine points from three matches in Group B in Africa zone qualifying, while Cameroon remain on two points. Both teams clash again on […]