Republic stay 31st in FIFA rankings

first_imgNorthern Ireland are now just a place above Martin O’Neill’s side after a one-place drop. Argentina remain in top spot, while Brazil are up five places to fourth.last_img

NFF Mourns Former Super Falcons Star, Ifeanyi Chiejine

first_img“This is huge shock. We had no idea that she was sick. Ifeanyi was one of the most naturally gifted players to have featured for the Super Falcons. Her death at such a young age is a big blow.“She gave 100 per cent of her ability and capacity each time she turned out for country. We will always remember her as a bundle of skill and energy, and as a patriotic individual who wore the green-white-green with a smile every time.”The 36-year old captained the first set of the Falconets that featured at the inaugural edition of the FIFA U19 Women’s World Cup in Canada in 2002. The competition would be renamed FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup six years later.Ifeanyichukwu Stephanie Chiejine featured for the Super Falcons at three FIFA World Cup finals (USA 1999, USA 2003 and China 2007); the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games; four Women Africa Cup of Nations finals (South Africa 2000, Nigeria 2002, Nigeria 2006 and Equatorial Guinea 2008) and; at the women’s football tournament of the 9th All-Africa Games in Algiers in 2007.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Nigeria Football Federation has said it is ‘terribly saddened’ at news of the death on Wednesday, of former Super Falcons’ attacking midfielder Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine.Reports on Thursday morning said the effervescent and skillful attacking midfielder gave up the ghost in Lagos after a brief illness.General Secretary of the Nigeria Football Federation, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, was momentarily speechless after being informed of the passing of the former player.last_img read more

Kurt Busch leaving Stewart-Haas: ‘I’m looking forward to the future’

first_imgTeam co-owner Tony Stewart responded directly to Busch about his announcement. “You brought passion and a never-ending drive to win,” Stewart wrote, in part. “You helped shape (Stewart-Haas Racing) into the team it is today.”Beyond these numbers, you brought passion and a never-ending desire to win. You helped shape @StewartHaasRcng into the team it is today. Thank you. https://t.co/W7xtFKZ6ag— Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) December 3, 2018SHR’s official Twitter feed echoed Stewart: “Your dedication and desire are hard to match. Know the next chapter of your career will be great.” Amazing how fast five years goes by… especially when @KurtBusch is at the wheel. Your dedication and desire are hard to match. Know the next chapter of your career will be great. From all of us, thank you. pic.twitter.com/zOh1FsLkGy— Stewart-Haas Racing (@StewartHaasRcng) December 3, 2018While Busch has been linked to Ganassi Racing’s open ride, Stewart-Haas has given no indication who might take his place. Kurt Busch confirmed Sunday night that he will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing, ending a five-season run that included six NASCAR Cup Series victories, the 2017 Daytona 500 among them.Busch, who joined SHR in 2014, wrote, in part, on Twitter: “I would like to thank Stewart-Haas for 5 fantastic years driving the #41. … Unfortunately, it’s not in the cards for me to stay. I’m looking forward to the future (and) new opportunities ahead.” pic.twitter.com/iMIP8n9DSl— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) December 3, 2018There has been speculation that Busch will move to Chip Ganassi Racing, but the 2004 NASCAR Cup champion didn’t indicate who he would be driving for in 2019, his 19th full-time Cup Series season.Busch, 40, is coming off a 2018 season in which he won at Bristol, qualified for the playoffs and finished seventh in the standings.last_img read more

Packers infuriate fans by not drafting a wide receiver with any of their nine 2020 picks

first_imgThe Packers were widely expected to invest heavily in pass catchers during the 2020 NFL Draft given the talent depth at the position and the need to support quarterback Aaron Rodgers.But Green Bay caught many fans by surprise with its decision to take no wide receivers with its nine picks, leading to frustration. As the non-receiver announcements continued to roll in during Day 3 of the draft Saturday, the angst boiled over on social media. It wasn’t pretty, though it was pretty funny.A selection of the tweets, which escalated as the draft progressed:MORE: Why Aaron Rodgers-Jordan Love drama doesn’t compare to Favre-RodgersA RUNNING BACK?!?! pic.twitter.com/n6d3qYhfqf— Wisco Disco (@Wisco_Disco_) April 25, 2020pic.twitter.com/PyfUnqygc4— 𝚂𝚊𝚖𝚒 𝚉𝚊𝚢𝚗’𝚜 𝚋𝚞𝚛𝚒𝚊𝚕 (@samizaynpiedKO) April 25, 2020pic.twitter.com/wJjSbnvNnX— Deployed. (@PackersJohn) April 25, 2020pic.twitter.com/cmh7bd8d48— Dylan Greco (@DylanJGreco) April 25, 2020pic.twitter.com/EqUqxp2j0F— Moneybagg Yo(hannes) 🇪🇷 (@AronYohannes) April 24, 2020pic.twitter.com/jlPGmxRZV1— Joseph Matron (@JosephPMatron) April 24, 2020pic.twitter.com/Rix1Md0lkl— Moneybagg Yo(hannes) 🇪🇷 (@AronYohannes) April 25, 2020pic.twitter.com/8OBgrASi2I— RunningBlade2184 (@ralls_reese) April 25, 2020 Here’s a list of who the Packers went with:Round 1, Pick No. 26: Jordan Love, QB, Utah StateRound 2, Pick No. 62: AJ Dillon, RB, Boston CollegeRound 3, Pick No. 94: Josiah Deguara, TE, CincinnatiRound 5, Pick No. 175: Kamal Martin, ILB, MinnesotaRound 6, Pick No. 192: Jon Runyan, G, MichiganRound 6, Pick No. 208: Jake Hanson, C, OregonRound 6, Pick No. 209: Simon Stepaniak, OT, IndianaRound 7, Pick No. 236: Vernon Scott, S, TCURound 7, Pick No. 242: Jonathan Garvin, DE, MiamiMORE: Worst value picks of 2020 NFL DraftBefore the draft, Rodgers expressed hope (and some attitude) regarding the direction the Packers would take. He wanted outside help to prevent defenses from keying in only on Davante Adams.”We haven’t picked a skill player in the first round in 15 years,” Rodgers told the Pat McAfee Show, “so that would be kind of cool.”Many Packers fans, loyal to their favorite signal-caller, used Twitter to tell the team how they felt about no receivers being selected.last_img read more