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    Odemwingie could return within a fortnight, says Hughes

Odemwingie could return within a fortnight, says Hughes

Stoke City manager, Mark Hughes, is hopeful of welcoming Osaze Peter Odemwingie back to his squad before the end of the season.  Odemwingie was forced to undergo knee surgery after sustaining an injury in Stoke's shock 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City last August.The setback prevented the 33-year-old forward from building on an encouraging start to life at [...]

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    How sex has influenced team performances at World Cup

How sex has influenced team performances at World Cup

Discipline, talent, preparation, focus, form, freedom from injury, and luck of the draw are some of the factors that guarantee success in a major sporting event like the World Cup. But sex plays a role, too – the action, not the thought, as former New York Yankees manager Casey Stengel once said: “It’s not the sex that wrecks these guys; [...]

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    THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

Nigeria battle France at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia, on Monday evening, and the Super Eagles will be out to spoil the party for the 1998 winners in a bid to reach the World Cup quarter-final for the first time.The African champions finished as runners up to Argentina in Group F, having picked up 4 points from three games. After [...]

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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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    Bosnia victory sends Odemwingie ‘crinkum crankum’

Bosnia victory sends Odemwingie ‘crinkum crankum’

Osaze Odemwingie appears to have had a go at political satire with a pair of cryptic Tweets mimicking a jargon-happy Patrick Obahiagbon.Odemwingie, fresh from becoming the first player to score at the 2014 World Cup for Nigeria, caused confusion when he told his 219,000 followers on Twitter about "crinkum crankum" and "odoriferous saga".He announced @OdemwingieP:"The draw against Iran was the [...]

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    [ANALYSIS] Keshi’s brave calls save the day

[ANALYSIS] Keshi’s brave calls save the day

The setting was actually simple: defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina and keep your team's World Cup hopes alive. Any other outcome and the team might as well start making bookings for return flights out of Brazil. Osaze Odemwingie, strongly aided by the sheer brute force that is Emmanuel Emenike, scored what proved to be the winning goal.As one who is old enough to [...]

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    THE PANEL: Nigeria or Bosnia to win 2-1

THE PANEL: Nigeria or Bosnia to win 2-1

One day, the Super Eagles will be a subject in secondary school curriculum and a typical JAMB question could go:Which expression depicted the team’s situation prior to a 2014 World Cup game with Bosnia?a) Do-or-dieb) Win-or-bustc) Make-or-mard) All of the aboveThe answer is a no-brainer, but the team are unpredictable as ever; the Super Eagles may fly or may not even get [...]

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    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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    Nigeria vs. Iran: Drab draw, stinging reactions

Nigeria vs. Iran: Drab draw, stinging reactions

A pillow and mat would have come in handy as it was snooze time at the Arena de Baixada during Monday night's listless draw between Nigeria and Iran.It was the first drawn match of the 2014 World Cup; it was also the first drab match.The Super Eagles were expected to cruise past Carlos Quieroz’s side, and win their first World [...]

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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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    THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

THE JURY: The biggest moments of the World Cup

Thirty-two teams, 64 games, 31 days, but one prize — the World Cup! Now, it is here.The tournament gets under way in Sao Paulo today with hosts Brazil facing Croatia, while Nigeria get their campaign up and running against Iran on Monday. TheCable’s team of analysts, dubbed The Three Wise Men — comprising a journalist, Bless Ekene (Editor, i-Soccer magazine), a soccer aficionado, Sunday [...]

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    Emenike blasts ‘disrespectful, boastful’ Argentina

Emenike blasts ‘disrespectful, boastful’ Argentina

Super Eagles striker, Emmanuel Emenike, has hit out at two-time world champions Argentina as “disrespectful and boastful” ahead of their World Cup Group F clash.The Fenerbache star striker is piqued by recent remarks by Argentina players, notably from Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero, on their superiority over the African Champions, and Emenike said he’s looking forward to the encounter."They should [...]

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    Keshi 28th on World Cup managers’ earning list

Keshi 28th on World Cup managers’ earning list

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is the 28th highest-paid manager at this year's World Cup.A MailSport review of what the 32 managers of the World Cup nations earn shows that Keshi is on a salary of £233,750 per annum.The Big Boss is among the five lowest-paid managers who are all nationals of their own countries. In the order of smallest [...]

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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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    Eagles under pressure, admits Odemwingie

Eagles under pressure, admits Odemwingie

Super Eagles forward, Osaze Odemwingie, says there is a weight of expectation on the team to shine at the World Cup. However, he believes the team will respond positively.Stephen Keshi's team arrive in Brazil as champions of Africa after triumphing at last year's African Cup of Nations; and the last time this scenario played out — precisely 20 years ago — the team had [...]

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    FIFA ‘World Cup’ ranking: Nigeria rooted to 44th

FIFA ‘World Cup’ ranking: Nigeria rooted to 44th

Nigeria’s position remains unchanged in the latest FIFA World Rankings.The Super Eagles are 44th in the world, and 6th in Africa, following recent draws against Scotland and Greece.It was a different ball game for their World Cup Group F opponents, two of which ascended the log.Argentina moved up to fifth, Bosnia moved four places up from 25th to 21st [...]

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