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Tinubu Endorses Nigeria’s Bid For FIFA Council Re-election

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– Tinubu backs Nigeria’s FIFA Council re-election bid
– Nigeria’s tenure in FIFA Council expires in 2024
– Amaju Pinnick seeks re-election into FIFA Council

President Bola Tinubu has endorsed Nigeria’s re-election bid to the FIFA Council, expressing strong support for the country’s continued presence in the global football body.

Following the expiration of Nigeria’s tenure in 2024, Tinubu’s backing is a significant boost for Amaju Pinnick’s re-election bid to the Council.

Pinnick, a two-term President of the Nigerian Football Federation, was first elected to the FIFA Council in March 2021, becoming the third Nigerian to hold the position.

According to President Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, “Mr. Pinnick is seeking re-election into the Council, and President Tinubu supports the bid for Nigeria to retain its seat in the Council.”

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Mbappe Joins Real Madrid

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– Kylian Mbappe unveiled as Real Madrid player
– Signs five-year contract and gets No. 9 shirt
– Calls himself a “happy boy” and promises to give his all

Kylian Mbappe was officially presented as a Real Madrid player at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Tuesday.

Following a successful medical earlier in the day, Mbappe put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Spanish giants.

Club president Florentino Perez handed Mbappe the iconic No. 9 shirt, a gesture that left the French striker beaming with pride.

“For years, I’ve dreamed of playing for Real Madrid, and today my dream has come true,” Mbappe said, addressing the thousands of fans in attendance. “I’m a happy boy, and I’m going to give my life for this club,” he added.

Although his teammates have already begun training, Mbappe will enjoy a few more days off before joining the squad.

 

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Spain’s Young Talents and Veteran Experience Blend for Euro 2024 Final Showdown

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Spain's Young Talents and Veteran Experience Blend for Euro 2024 Final Showdown

As Spain prepares to face England in the Euro 2024 final on Sunday, coach Luis de la Fuente is rallying his team to make history.

The Spanish national team, known as La Roja, is aiming for a record fourth European Championship title, their last victory coming 12 years ago.

De la Fuente praised the current generation of players, highlighting their potential to create a lasting legacy. “It’s a brilliant generation, many of them have come through successful youth levels and that usually bodes well for success,” he told reporters on Saturday. “We want to start to make history – and we have made history already in the run to (the final)… I trust in a great future, there’s both present and future.”

While Spain’s previous successes were built around stars from Barcelona and Real Madrid, the current squad boasts a more balanced mix of talent. The team’s unity has been a recurring theme throughout the tournament.

Despite Spain’s impressive run to the final, De la Fuente expects a closely contested match against England. He emphasized the importance of concentration and capitalizing on opportunities, stating, “We need to have maximum concentration, not make any mistakes and take advantage of the chances we have – put them away.”

The coach also addressed the blend of youth and experience in his squad. Speaking about young talents Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams, De la Fuente said, “It’s not at all hard, they have such joy, and incredible maturity for such young players, they understand the sport very well and they are well accompanied by more experienced players.”

On the other end of the spectrum, 38-year-old defender Jesus Navas brings a wealth of experience to the team. Navas, who has won multiple international trophies with Spain, expressed his joy at still representing his country: “To still be enjoying myself with my national team at 38 is incredible.”

As Spain looks to add another chapter to its footballing history, the combination of youthful exuberance and seasoned experience could prove crucial in their pursuit of European glory against England in Berlin.

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