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Nigeria Not Yet Ripe For World Cup Triumph — Rohr

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Nigeria Not Yet Ripe For World Cup Triumph — Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr

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Olusola Jide Jide
Wed Feb 24 2021

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has stated that Nigeria is not yet good enough to win the FIFA World Cup yet.

Rohr who stated this in a YouTube interview session with New Central TV also said Africa cannot challenge other continents for the coveted title.

“We are not ready to win the world cup, for some reason, First reason for me is the organisation, still a lots of problems in travelling arrangement, preparations and venue for games.

“France is the champions at the moment, where are they playing? They are playing in PSG, Bayern Munich. Four of them are world champions at their clubs also.

“When you have your players in the best clubs there is a probability that you are the best team in the world.

“So what we have in Nigeria for example, we have our players in Fulham, in West Bromwich. It’s not Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester United or Barcelona. But the other ones have their players there.

“So it would be a miracle if we actually win the world cup, Rohr said.

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Xavi To Sign New Deal With Al Sadd – With Barcelona Clause

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Xavi is set to sign a new deal with Al Sadd.

The Barcelona great will commit to the Qataris to June 2023.

However, AS says the contract will also include a ‘Barca clause’ which will allow Xavi to leave for his former club without a fee needed to break the agreement.

The former Spain midfielder is due to put pen to paper this week.

Xavi led Al Sadd to the Qatari title last season.

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Tottenham Interested in Barcelona Defender Emerson Royal

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Estadio Deportivo says Spurs are among a number of potential suitors interested in taking on the player, who currently plays his football at Real Betis.

 

The Catalan giants are keen to sell the 22-year-old and have put a £21million (€25m) price tag on the Brazilian.

 

Barca currently own 50 per cent of the player but have the option to purchase another 30 per cent from Betis if they so wish.

 

But Betis, who would like to keep him, cannot afford to sign him permanently due to lack of funds.

 

Emerson’s current deal with Betis runs until the end of the season, when Barcelona will have the option to sign him for £5.2m.

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Barcelona Becomes World’s Richest Club Ahead of Real Madrid (See Top 10)

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Barcelona have climbed above Real Madrid to take the number one spot in Forbes’ Football Rich List.

 

Real topped the rankings two years ago, which was the last time the list was published

 

However, Barca now have a valuation of $4.76 billion (£3.46bn) to take first place.

 

Manchester United (£3.05billion) have dropped out of the top three, while Liverpool have climbed three places.

 

Premier League champions Liverpool (£2.98billion) are in fifth, with Manchester City,Chelsea and Arsenal ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively.

 

Here’s the full list below, according to Forbes:

 

  1. Barcelona – $4.76billion (£3.46bn)
  2. Real Madrid – $4.75billion (£3.46bn)
  3. Bayern Munich – $4.22billion (£3.07bn)
  4. Manchester United – $4.2billion (£3.06bn)
  5. Liverpool – $4.1billion (£2.98bn)
  6. Manchester City – $4billion (£2.91bn)
  7. Chelsea – $3.2billion (£2.33bn)
  8. Arsenal – $2.8billion (£2.04bn)
  9. Paris Saint-Germain – $2.5billion (£1.82bn)
  10. Tottenham Hotspur – $2.3billion (£1.67bn)

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