Friday, September 20, 2019

Tag "2014 FIFA World Cup"

    Mikel: Super Eagles goal is to qualify from ‘group of death’

Mikel: Super Eagles goal is to qualify from ‘group of death’

Captain of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Mikel Obi, says the team's goal is to qualify to the next round from the "Group of Death" at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Mikel, however, agrees that the group is very tough but sees Nigeria advancing from it to the next round."That is the motivation. We have given ourselves the target of coming out [...]

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    World Cup Special: How France put a sword to Super Eagles in 2014

World Cup Special: How France put a sword to Super Eagles in 2014

The Super Eagles were eliminated from the 2014 World Cup via a 2-0 defeat to France in the second round.Prior that game, the team drew 0-0 against Iran, pipped Bosnia 1-0 and lost 3-2 in a thrilling game against Argentina.The 2014 mundial was a competition that brought about mixed feelings for Nigeria but the most unforgettable game of the tournament [...]

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    Musa credits Rohr for his success, says ‘you inspired me to excel in football’

Musa credits Rohr for his success, says ‘you inspired me to excel in football’

Ahmed Musa, CSKA Moscow striker, has praised his national team coach Gernot Rohr for having a huge influence on his career and for constantly motivating him.In an Instagram post, the Leicester City loanee described the Super Eagles gaffer as a "great teacher".Musa thanked the Franco-German tactician for being an inspiration to him, and also for visiting him in Russia, where he moved [...]

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    Yobo disappointed with AFCON miss

Yobo disappointed with AFCON miss

Former Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, has expressed his disappointment at the team’s failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.Yobo, who hung his international boot after the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, is shocked that the Nigeria will not be at the AFCON to defend the title he helped the country win in [...]

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    Keshi: My destiny not tied to Eagles’ job

Keshi: My destiny not tied to Eagles’ job

Super Eagles of Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has hit out at the media for tying his destiny to his current job.Nigeria will play Congo and South Africa in a must-win game to ensure qualification for 2015 Africa Cup of Nations and though Keshi is focused on winning the games scheduled for Pointe Noire and Uyo on November 15 and [...]

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    Ghana likely candidate for FIFA ban

Ghana likely candidate for FIFA ban

The federation of International Football Federations (FIFA) has questioned the composition of a commission of enquiry to look into the performance of the Black Stars at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.In a letter to Ghana Football Association, the world football governing body said "the composition and competences of commission are unclear” and mandated the GFA to supply the details.It looks like FIFA deemed [...]

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    10 notable moments of the World Cup 1st round

10 notable moments of the World Cup 1st round

On the field and off it, we recount the beautiful and ugly moments of the first round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.RVP’s wonder goal against SpainRobin van Persie's wonderful diving header for Holland against Spain is destined to be among the defining moments of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. No controversies.The goal came when Daley Blind fired a [...]

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    Azeez declares himself fit for Argentina

Azeez declares himself fit for Argentina

Almeria of Spain's young midfielder Ramon Azeez says he is fit and if chosen is ready for the Argentina match."I play in Spain I have come up against Lionel Messi, Angel di Maria and a few of the other Spain-based contingent of the Argentine team so there is nothing for me to fear," he said.Azeez was one of the players [...]

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    Neymar’s brace rescues Brazil in World Cup opener

Neymar’s brace rescues Brazil in World Cup opener

Barcelona forward, Neymar, scored two goals in Brazil’s 3-1 win over Croatia in the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup at Arena Corinthians, Sao Paulo.Croatia opened the scoring through an own goal from Marcelo after just 11 minutes, but the Selecao equalised through a Neymar strike on 29 minutes.The World Cup hosts then took the lead courtesy of [...]

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    How much is Brazil spending on the World Cup?

How much is Brazil spending on the World Cup?

The commencement of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup has not erased lingering questions on how much the hosts have spent on the tournament.The billions of dollars spent on World Cup infrastructure in a country of prevalent poverty is one of the reasons why Brazilians have taken to the streets recently.Once pegged at less than $1 billion — and much of it supposedly from private [...]

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    No cause for panic, say Keshi, Yobo

No cause for panic, say Keshi, Yobo

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi and captain Joseph Yobo have assured fans that there is no cause for panic, as Nigeria get set to commence their campaign at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Iran on June 16.After unimpressive draws with Scotland and Greece and the loss to USA, many Nigerian fans have been brought back to earth from their hitherto [...]

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    Victory against Nigeria vital, says Iran coach

Victory against Nigeria vital, says Iran coach

Oceano Cruz, Iran’s national team assistant coach, has predicted defeat for African champions, Nigeria, when both sides meet in their Group F opener at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.The two teams square up at the Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, on June 16; and Oceano, an extremely important member of Iran’s coaching staff, has voiced his sentiments about the potentially decisive [...]

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    Portugal and England for WC final – Mourinho

Portugal and England for WC final – Mourinho

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has predicted a World Cup final between Portugal and England. Source: 101greatgoals [...]

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    Yobo predicts big game against the Yankees

Yobo predicts big game against the Yankees

Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, expects nothing but a top-notch performance from the Super Eagles when they face the United States national team at the 67,164 capacity EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday.The African champions have put in underwhelming displays in their last two internationals against Scotland and Greece, both ending in draws and leaving the team in dire need [...]

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    Brazil 2014 World Cup: The countdown begins!

Brazil 2014 World Cup: The countdown begins!

It is exactly 32 days to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but there is enough to whet the appetite already before the tournament begins on June 12, 2014.Protests have been held across the country; stadia have collapsed and casualties abound; accusations of embezzlement have been traded among the country’s senior figures; the Amazon forest is causing nightmares in [...]

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