Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Arena da Baixada"

    Keshi blames ‘nervous and unsettled’ players for Iran draw

Keshi blames ‘nervous and unsettled’ players for Iran draw

Stephen Keshi feels his players would have won against Iran on Monday had his players not being "nervous and unsettled".In stark contrast to the attacking nature of the tournament where a total of 41 goals had been scored prior to this game, Nigeria and Iran showed little creativity and the final whistle was met by a cacophony of boos from the fans, [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

THE PANEL: Nigeria to win first World Cup game in 9 attempts

The Super Eagles of Nigeria kickoff their World Cup 2014 campaign today with a match with Iran at the Arena da Baixada and are hoping to win their first World Cup match since France 1998.With group favourites Argentina beating Bosnia 2-1 yesterday, Nigeria, who are expected to compete with tournament newcomers Bosnia and today’s opponent, Iran for the second spot, [...]

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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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    Eagles ‘will fly in Brazil’ despite winless friendly games

Eagles ‘will fly in Brazil’ despite winless friendly games

Atlanta 1996 Olympics gold medalist, Emmanuel Babayaro, on Thursday said that the Super Eagles would progress beyond the World Cup group stage, despite the outcome of their friendly matches .The team drew their last three games against Mexico (0-0), Scotland (2-2) and Greece (0-0), but Babayaro has implored Nigerians to be unruffled by the results, saying that warm-up matches are [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘indirectly’ affecting Eagles Brazil plans

Boko Haram ‘indirectly’ affecting Eagles Brazil plans

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has revealed that insecurity in some part of Nigeria, particularly in the North-East, affects the focus of his players.Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi once recalled how he was 15 minutes away from being consumed by twin blasts that killed more than 200 people in Jos, Plateau State; while defender Efe Ambrose, who is from the northern city [...]

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    Ambrose hopes World Cup will bring back Chibok girls

Ambrose hopes World Cup will bring back Chibok girls

Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose, hopes Nigeria’s World Cup campaign will lead to the return of nearly 276 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by terrorists.The 25-year-old, who joined Celtic from Israeli side Ashdod in 2012, believes the African nation’s passion for football can help bring peace and stability to his homeland.The world was shocked when Boko Haram abducted the girls from [...]

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    Odemwingie ‘looking forward’ to World Cup

Odemwingie ‘looking forward’ to World Cup

Surprise inclusion in Stephen Keshi’s provisional list for 2014 World Cup, Osaze Odemwingie, has expressed delight that his international football exile is finally over.The 32 year-old striker has had a topsy-turvy relationship with Nigeria's football management, but he has mended broken bridges with them and can now look forward to facing Stoke City colleague Asmir Begovic when they play Bosnia in [...]

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