Duro IkhazuagbeThe Super Eagles dropped one spot from 50th to 51st on the December Ranking released by FIFA on Thursday.Eagles ranked 9th in the continent is the least of the five countries representing Africa at the World Cup in Russia next year. Africaâ€™s other representatives at Russia 2018 Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco are ranked 23rd, 27th, 31st and 40th respectively Interestingly, Nigeriaâ€™s Group D World Cup opponents; Argentina, Croatia and Iceland also did not move too much in the current rankingsArgentina maintained her number four spot, Croatia moved up one spot to 17th while Iceland dropped to number 22 in the global ranking.The performance of the home-based Eagles at next monthâ€™s CHAN in Morocco will go a long in determining the Eagles subsequent ranking as FIFA regard the competition as a full international.Apart from Nigerian and Congo DR that dropped spots, the Top Ten of the African ranking appears stable with Senegal at the summit with Tunisia, Egypt, Congo DR, Morocco, Bâ€™Faso, Cameroon, Ghana and Algeria (10th) maintaining that order downward.At the global level, German is the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankingâ€™s latest â€˜Team of the Yearâ€™, having ended 2017 atop the global ladder.The world champions, who qualified to defend their crown in Russia by winning all ten of their qualifiers and have been unbeaten in 15 matches in 2017, succeed Argentina and Belgium, who were â€˜Team of the Yearâ€™ in 2016 and 2015 respectively.Germany held on to top spot in a largely unchanged Ranking that reflects the fact that just 41 â€˜Aâ€™ internationals have been played since the previous edition, and that few of those involved teams at the top end of the table.Brazil is second with Portugal, Argentina, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, France and Chile making up the Top Ten at the global level to end 2017.The next FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking will be published on January 18, 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
First Published: 25th September, 2019 15:51 IST LIVE TV Mrigank Pandey Last Updated: 25th September, 2019 15:51 IST WWE SmackDown: Kevin Owens To Fight Shane McMahon, Winner Stays In WWE This week’s WWE SmackDown ended with a bang as Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon decided to fight for their careers, next week. Read more as we discuss what went on FOLLOW US COMMENT The SmackDown live season finale ended with a bang on September 24. Next week, on SmackDown’s Season Premiere – Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon will face each other in a ladder match. If Kevin wins, Shane McMahon will leave WWE and if Shane McMahon wins Kevin Owens drops his lawsuit against McMahon and stays fired. This is exactly the way fans wanted the new chapter of SmackDown to begin and their reaction said it all.READ | WWE SmackDown update: Rowan defeats Bryan, Kofi talks about LesnarWhat exactly happenedShane McMahon entered the ring with his lawyers and tried to intimidate Kevin Owens by telling him how Shane’s power could make the lawsuit go on indefinitely and only drain Kevin of his time and money. He insisted that they “start fresh” as Kevin drops the 25 million dollar lawsuit against Shane. In return, Shane would reinstate Kevin into the roster and relieve him of the hundred thousand dollar fine he imposed on him. KO was not having any of it as he insisted that he would rather hurt Shane and make him pay rather than dropping the lawsuit. He insisted that it is not about the money but about the fact that Kevin does not want Shane to share the dressing room with him as he does not belong there. READ | WWE SmackDown match 1 result: Erick Rowan takes down Daniel BryanKevin finally proposed a match that would settle it all. Kevin and Shane sign a contract deciding their fate and fight for it in a ladder match on next week’s SmackDown. If Kevin wins, Shane has to leave the WWE and if Shane wins, Kevin retracts the lawsuit, stays fired from the WWE and Shane has to never see him again.READ | WWE Raw: The Fiend attacks Braun Strowman at the end of the showHow we got hereKevin and Shane have been going back and forth for weeks now as Kevin did not enjoy Shane using SmackDown as his “personal playground”. Shane later fined Kevin hundred thousand dollars for beating up Special Referee Elias. Shane later inserted himself into the King Of The Ring semi-final with Chad Gable and made KO the special referee so that Kevin helped him win in exchange for McMahon not fining Owens. Owens could not help McMahon as McMahon tapped out to Gable and ended up losing the match. A sour Shane proceeded to beat up Kevin and fired him on the spot. On last week’s SmackDown, Shane was served a wrongful termination lawsuit by Kevin for $25 million.READ | Roman Reigns: The show’s most stylish and ultimate trendsetter of WWE Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE
Jose Mourinho says a much-improved defensive effort from his midfield and attackers is behind Chelsea’s return to form.A 2-0 win over Arsenal, just Chelsea’s second in six Premier League games this season, followed the 4-0 Champions League win over Maccabi Tel Aviv.And although Diego Costa’s typically spiky display – which so riled Arsenal and led to Gabriel’s game-changing red card late in the first half – grabbed most of the headlines, Blues boss Mourinho was equally impressed by his side’s workrate.“We improved a lot in the last two matches – in many aspects,” Mourinho said. “Defensively the team was much better. The attacking players defended much better.“I will watch the game again and go for stats. I will see how many times my attacking players lost the ball and recovered the ball.Chelsea worked hard to close Arsenal down in Saturday’s derby“Oscar, Diego, Eden and Pedro make it easy to be a defender because you sit there and the attacking players do half of your job.“They created a compact zone and reacted very well to the moments when they lost the ball. That gives great stability.“We were confident and comfortable with the ball. We gave them no chances and kept good balance behind the ball. The attacking players started moving much more.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The South African Government has taken note of media reports alleging that South African female prisoners in Mozambique are subjected to sexual abuse and related conditions of hardship.The South African government views these allegations in a serious light. The matter will be brought to the attention of the Mozambican authorities for further investigations.Officials from the South African High Commission in Maputo make regular visits to prisons in Mozambique to monitor the conditions of South African inmates. During the last visit, the prisoners complained about general prison conditions such as poor medical treatment and food. Our information is that these conditions apply to all prisoners and are not exclusive to South African prisoners.The South African Government will continue to render regular Consular Services to the prisoners and their families, part of which is to ensure that their basic human rights are respected. The South African High Commission in Maputo will monitor the progress of the envisaged investigation until the matter is brought to its logical conclusion.For more information: Nelson Kgwete at 076 431 3078Issued by Government Communications (GCIS) on behalf of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO).
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Lenovo is currently working several mid-ranged smartphones under Moto E, Moto C, Moto Z, and Moto X series. The company is preparing to announce these smartphones by the end of this year. There have been several speculations about the upcoming Moto C making rounds on the web for quite a few months now. A new rumour shows Moto C now receives Bluetooth certification. This indicates that there are high chances that the smartphone can be launched very soon. However, Lenovo is yet to confirm on the same.Before the Bluetooth certification, the smartphone cleared FCC certification a few days ago. The new Bluetooth SIG certification doesn’t reveal much detail, apart from the fact that the smartphone will come with a model number – XT1750. It also reveals that the device will be powered by an octa-core MediaTek processor. No other detail has been revealed.SpecificationsPrevious leaks suggest that Moto C will sport a 5-inch FWVGA display with 480×854 pixel resolutions. On the optics front, the upcoming Motorola smartphone is expected to come packed with a 5-megapixel camera on the rear, while on the front fits a 2-megapixel selfie snapper.Storage-wise, the smartphone features a 16GB of internal storage along with 1GB of RAM. The device further is expected to be backed by a 2300mAh removable battery. As per the pricing, the Moto C is going to be the cheapest of all the upcoming Motorola devices. However, no confirmation from Lenovo has been tipped as of now.Also Read: Moto E4 and E4 Plus full specs and price leak: here’s all we know so faradvertisementAlongside Moto C, Lenovo is said to be working on Moto C Plus as well. The device has also been spotted on FCC and other benchmarking sites earlier. In terms of specifications, the smartphone will come with a model number — XT1754 and will sport a much bigger display than Moto C, which means bigger than 5-inch screen.On the camera front, the Moto C Plus will come packed with an 8-megapixel rear camera, while on the front feature a 2-megapixel selfie snapper similar to that of the Moto C. This Motorola smartphone is expected to run on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat and backed by a big 4,000mAh battery. By comparing all the specifications, it is pretty evident that Moto C Plus is going to be a much expensive device than Moto C.
Writing about dress colors isn’t usually in our wheelhouse, but given how the sports world was responding to the viral debate regarding this photo Thursday night, we figured we’d get involved. We also figured we’d update you on the answer to the debate, as well as the reason that people are seeing the same dress in such drastically different colors.First, for those who haven’t seen the photo before – see below. Some people see it as white and gold, while others see it as blue and black.In the morning when I was looking at that dress, it was black&blue now in the evening its white&gold! WTF? HOW? :DDD pic.twitter.com/lwS8oQlcvx— Laura Slivka (@zeGoattt) February 27, 2015In reality, the dress is blue and black. That will probably shock half of you out there, but it’s true.Hey everyone, you can buy the dress yourself and see that it’s blue and black #whiteandgold #blackandblue #yallidiots pic.twitter.com/7XkMgMPFvi— Max (@thabaerjew) February 27, 2015So why is the world split on this? Wired probably has the best explanation we’ve seen out there. In short, a given person’s visual system is either discounting the color blue or the color gold involuntarily.This image, though, hits some kind of perceptual boundary. That might be because of how people are wired. Human beings evolved to see in daylight, but daylight changes color. That chromatic axis varies from the pinkish red of dawn, up through the blue-white of noontime, and then back down to reddish twilight. “What’s happening here is your visual system is looking at this thing, and you’re trying to discount the chromatic bias of the daylight axis,” says Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist who studies color and vision at Wellesley College. “So people either discount the blue side, in which case they end up seeing white and gold, or discount the gold side, in which case they end up with blue and black.” (Conway sees blue and orange, somehow.)Business Insider also has a decent writeup on the situation.The sports world has been having a field day relating this to team colors. Coach Cal made a joke last night. Duke basketball made another this morning. It probably won’t end for some time.
APTN National NewsLess than two months after the chief of Beaver Lake Cree Nation filed a motion in Federal court to halt new oil and gas developments on their traditional territory, oil giants BP and Husky Energy announced a plan to do just that.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has more on this story.
Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, who has led Los Galacticos in winning the last two Champions League final, recently stated that he and Klopp was not the same.According to Championat, Zidane said,”Klopp and I are different; I was better, as a player, And if serious, I must say that I respect him a lot; he has done a wonderful job. [But] I can’t say we have similarities.”Obviously, this is boldly true. As a player, he was incomparable except to a few players like Brasilian Ronaldo Luiz Nazario de Lima, his teammate in the club yet rivals in the national team. Both won FIFA World’s Best Player three times. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp was barely known as a player since he was only apart of the mediocre team in Germany, Mainz 05.Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…However, now, such difference means nothing as they will be guarding and guiding their own teams as Zidane sees themselves in the final, “There is no favorite in the final; the chances of the two teams are equal.”
37-year-old John Terry has made the decision to keep playing and he’ll do it in an unlikely destination – Spartak Moscow.According to Gianluca Di Marzio via Daily Mirror John Terry is set to join Russian Spartak Moscow.#Calciomercato | #SpartakMosca, visite mediche ok per #Terry: in giornata la firma https://t.co/hCd2JyPf2n— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) September 8, 2018Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.The former Chelsea captain has been without a club since leaving Aston Villa and was contemplating retirement. However, based on recent developments, he has made up his mind to continue playing.Spartak Moscow lost their starting center back Samuel Gigot with a serious injury which will likely keep him out of the football terrains for the rest of the season. John Terry will come in and fill the void left by the injured Frenchman.The Russian team is undefeated in six games so far this season and sits in second place with four wins and two draws. Spartak Moscow qualified for the Europa League as well, where they’re in a group with Villarreal, Rapid Vienna and Rangers FC, which means an interesting meeting between Terry and Rangers’ manager Steven Gerrard is lurking on the horizon.