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The female national under 20 football team, The Black Princess will face Cameroon in their next qualifiers to as they fight for a place in the 2018 FIFA U-20 tournament to be hosted by France.

This follows the Ghanaian young ladies 5-1 triumph over their Kenyan counterparts over the weekend when they played their return leg qualifier. The Ghana team thus qualified 10-1 on aggregate.

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The Final Draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow is getting close, and the LOC has revealed who will be on stage to help guide the millions of fans around the world through the ceremony in Russia.

Former England striker Gary Lineker - who won the adidas Golden Boot at Mexico 1986 - will conduct the Final Draw in Moscow’s State Kremlin Palace on 1 December, supported by Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya. They will be joined by eight draw assistants, one of whom is Russian football legend Nikita Simonyan. The remaining seven and the presenters of the show will be revealed in the coming days.

"As a player, I was fortunate enough to take part in the World Cup finals on two occasions. It is quite special to be involved in yet another tournament — now on the stage, unveiling the results of the draw. I have been on the other side, waiting to find out my opponents, and I know how exciting this occasion is," Lineker said. 

Lineker enjoyed a stellar international career, helping England to the Italy 1990 semi-finals as well as finishing top scorer in 1986. Since retiring from a successful career that included spells at Barcelona, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur, Nagoya Grampus Eight and his hometown club Leicester City, Lineker has become one of the most recognisable sports broadcasters in the United Kingdom.

He presents the BBC’s Match of the Day Premier League highlights programme as well as BT Sport’s UEFA Champions League coverage, the BBC’s UEFA EURO and World Cup coverage and was formerly the anchor of NBC and ESPN’s Premier League programming.

"We at FIFA are really pleased that Gary has accepted our invitation and that he will be with us for such an important occasion for the world of football. Following a football career as a legendary goalscorer, which was marked with a burning passion for the game, Gary continued in the same light as a football expert. His honest and open views together with his in-depth knowledge of the game greatly enrich the world of football journalism. It is therefore an honour that Gary will conduct the Final Draw for the World Cup in Russia," said FIFA Deputy Secretary General Zvonimir Boban. 

Komandnaya is one of the most well-known sports journalists in Russia, with over a decade of experience across a range of media outlets on radio and television, including FOX Sports, Match TV and Moscow FM.

"The draw is an extraordinary time," Komandnaya said. "Millions of fans are holding their breath, hoping their dreams will come true. It’s the time when the World Cup officially begins.

"I believe that football is a universal language, capable of bringing people together from all around the world. And it's the time when all of us can speak football. I'm so thrilled to have the chance to help conduct one of the greatest sports events. I want to show fans how beautiful my country is and how excited we are to host the World Cup. We are so passionate about what we do, and about football. Believe me, it will be a truly extraordinary event."

Make sure to follow the Final Draw live on FIFA.com/WorldCup.

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The Senior National football team of Denmark qualified to the 2018 FIFA world cup on tuesday after humiliating their Irish counterparts in Dublin. The Irish playing in front of home crowd took a 1-0 lead in the first half but their lead was not a comfortable one when the Danish side decided to run riot in the remaining 45min. Denmark sensation Christian Eriksen scored a treble in their 5 goals triumph to end the game 5-1, qualifying  and making the campaign tally to 11 goals, a new Danish record. Meanwhile the Danish hero on the day, Eriksen who is  25 years old now sits equal as the all-time top-scorer forhis country in World Cup qualifiers same as Preben Elkjaer, Soren Larsen and Jan Dahl Tomasson. The Irish will be the most disappointed team following the result on home soil.

 

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The President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG)Mr. Kwabena Yeboah is very disappointed in the hierarchy of the Ghana Football Association for blaming journalists as cause of Ghana's inability to make it to Russia 2018. Mr. Yeboah finds it amazing how the GFA are always right and everybody else is wrong and is urging that the FA is modest in taking responsibility. He was wondering if Journos will be credited had Ghana qualified.There could be war of word from the SWAG boss and the GFA over this issue in the coming days.

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