Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "2018 World Cup"

    Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Ambode ‘rescues 50 stranded Nigerians’ in Russia

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has reportedly paid for the return flight of 50 Nigerians stranded in Russia.There have been reports of scores of Nigerians who travelled to the country for the World Cup but were unable to leave, having discovered that they were swindled.Writing via his Instagram page on Saturday, Nnamdi Odimegwu, a motivational speaker, said he was [...]

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    Moses, Balogun make CAF best XI for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Moses, Balogun make CAF best XI for 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Super Eagles duo of Victor Moses and Leon Balogun have been named in the best 11 of Confederation of African Football (CAF) of the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers.The continental body made the announcement on their Twitter handle on Thursday.The best CAF XI is in a 4-4-2 formation with Balogun as one of the center-backs and Moses as the right [...]

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    ‘Zambia will shock Nigeria in Uyo’

‘Zambia will shock Nigeria in Uyo’

Zambian football legend Kalusha Bwalya has said the Chipolopolo will upset Nigeria's Super Eagles in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier.The former Zambian Football Association president said his country's loss to Nigeria in the first meeting will have no bearing on the game as the team has since grown in confidence."I have always had great respect for the Super [...]

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    I don’t believe in resignation, says Rohr

I don’t believe in resignation, says Rohr

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr says his philosophy is against resignation.Rohr told TheCable that there is no truth in stories making the rounds that he intends to resign.The Super Eagles gaffer was reported to be leaning towards an exit over an alleged attempt by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee to vet his team list after the shocking [...]

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    World Cup qualifier: Playing Cameroon won’t be easy, says Ikeme

World Cup qualifier: Playing Cameroon won’t be easy, says Ikeme

Super Eagles goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has admitted that the 2018 World Cup qualifier match against Cameroon in August won't be an easy one for the team.Ikeme, however, is confident that the Eagles will do everything possible to overcome the Indomitable Lions."They were in the Confederations Cup but we are confident going into the games. Like I said, it's not going [...]

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    Super Eagles end 2015 outside Africa’s top 10

Super Eagles end 2015 outside Africa’s top 10

Six months to the main draw for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, the Super Eagles of Nigeria remain 66 in the world and 14 in Africa.In the latest ranking of federations released on Thursday by the Federation of International Football (FIFA), Nigeria slipped seven spots to 66th in the world, following recent performances in Africa qualifiers.The ranking will determine how African countries [...]

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    Oliseh: Eagles will go all out to win on Tuesday

Oliseh: Eagles will go all out to win on Tuesday

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, knows only a win by any margin will book his team a place in the final round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Swaziland on Tuesday.After playing a 0-0 draw on Friday, Oliseh now expects an outright win in Port Harcourt in the return leg.“It was a game that we went all [...]

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    Swaziland hold Eagles to goalless draw

Swaziland hold Eagles to goalless draw

Super Eagles of Nigeria were held to a 0-0 draw by Swaziland in a 2018 World Cup first-leg qualifier at the Somhlolo National Stadium in Lobamba on Friday.Despite 71 places separating both sides in the FIFA ranking it counted for nothing as the home team held their own against the more fancied Nigerians.The high points of the game, albeit on [...]

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    Eagles train in Swaziland

Eagles train in Swaziland

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were involved in their first training session on arrival at Swaziland ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Sihlangu Somnikati.According to thenff.com, the team landed at the Matsapha International Airport, Manzini at 4 pm Swazi time (3 pm Nigeria time), after six hours airborne.The team was received by some Nigerians based [...]

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    Swaziland v Nigeria: A ‘preview’ by non-soccer enthusiasts

Swaziland v Nigeria: A ‘preview’ by non-soccer enthusiasts

Football is a sport everybody can watch and many can play and talk about.But Babatunde Omoju, a lecturer with Maritime School in Oron, Akwa Ibom state, is not one of the “everybody” and “many”. He’s not a fan of “the beautiful game”.Omoju, though, revels in the company of non-enthusiasts like Osondu Umeobi (an electrical engineer) and Dare Akeredolu (a [...]

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    Musa: We are going to Swaziland to win

Musa: We are going to Swaziland to win

Super Eagles captain, Ahmed Musa, expects a win against Swaziland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier in Lobamba on Friday.The team only had one full training session ahead of the game, but the CSKA Moscow forward insists all the players “are one hundred percent ready” for the first-leg tie.“All the players here are one hundred percent ready for [...]

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    Onazi expected as Eagles prepare for Swaziland

Onazi expected as Eagles prepare for Swaziland

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, is expecting only three players in the camp as preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Swaziland on Friday in Lobamba intensify.Italy-based Ogenyi Onazi, Portugal-based defender Abdullahi Shehu and US-based forward Obafemi Martins were being expected.The strike action embarked upon by workers of Lufthansa Airlines delayed the arrival of the players. [...]

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    Eritrean players ‘refused to go home’ after football match in Botswana

Eritrean players ‘refused to go home’ after football match in Botswana

Eritrea lost on the pitch as well as off it when 10 players from their football team refused to return home after playing a World Cup qualifying match in Botswana.   Botswana progressed to face Mali in the 2018 World Cup second round qualifier after a 5-1 aggregate win over Eritrea following a 2-1 victory in Francistown.But according to the team’s [...]

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    Oliseh: Eagles won’t underrate Djibouti or Swaziland

Oliseh: Eagles won’t underrate Djibouti or Swaziland

Super Eagles coach, Sunday Oliseh, is upbeat about the prospect of facing either Djibouti or Swaziland in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers though he won’t be underrating them.At the preliminary draw held in St. Petersburg, Russia on Saturday, the Super Eagles drew bye from the first round of the African qualifiers, but begins their campaign for a place at the [...]

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    2018 World Cup: Super Eagles draw Djibouti, Swaziland

2018 World Cup: Super Eagles draw Djibouti, Swaziland

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn with the winner of the game between Djibouti and Swaziland in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.In the draw ceremony at the Konstantinovsky Palace, St Petersburg, the three-time Africa champions is one of the African teams that have been seeded so they are safely into the second round of the African qualifiers.Fifty-three [...]

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    FIFA revise 2018 World Cup qualifying rules

FIFA revise 2018 World Cup qualifying rules

The world football governing body, FIFA, have revised some rules ahead of the qualifying series for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Unlike in 2014 World Cup qualifiers, were ineligible players proved the biggest administrative problem for FIFA, players must now produce a valid passport 24 hours before kick-off to reduce eligibility infringements.This problem was only experienced by CAF of FIFA’s [...]

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