Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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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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    Unforgettable World Cup bust-ups

Unforgettable World Cup bust-ups

By Duro Okinbaloye Many have dubbed the World Cup as the biggest sporting event on earth ─ quite rightly so. Hence, the huge build up of expectation, anxiety and emotion do sometimes lead to unprecedented fracases and altercations that blight the game and the individuals involved. To the utter consternation of the watching world, players vent their anger on fellow team [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Why I resigned, by Keshi

EXCLUSIVE: Why I resigned, by Keshi

Stephen Keshi left his post as the head coach of the Super Eagles after Nigeria's loss to France in the second round of the World Cup. He spoke with TheCable at the Brasilia Palace Hotel a day after the ouster. TheCable: Knowing what you know now, what would you have done as regards the preparations of the team before this World [...]

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    Mikel: Bonus row won’t affect us against France

Mikel: Bonus row won’t affect us against France

Super Eagles and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel says that the team is focused on the round of 16 match against France here in Brasilia."A lot of needless noise has been made over the bonus issue but it was sorted the very next day very quickly too and we resumed training," he said at the pre-match press conference at the [...]

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    I’m blessed to be here, says Ameobi

I’m blessed to be here, says Ameobi

Former Newcastle United striker and one of the most experienced players in the Super Eagles, Shola Ameobi, says he is glad he was finally able to play for Nigeria, having started his international career as an English man."I consider myself blessed to be involved at the World Cup at this stage of my career. You dream of playing or representing [...]

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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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    All eyes on Odemwingie in survival fight

All eyes on Odemwingie in survival fight

The Super Eagles arrived Cuiaba on the morning of June 19 in preparation for their make-or-break clash with Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturday. There was a training session which journalists were allowed to watch the first 15 minutes only.It is not an exaggeration to attach importance to this match and going by the abject display against Iran in Curitiba, not many [...]

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    [ANALYSIS] Our Super Eagles have regressed

[ANALYSIS] Our Super Eagles have regressed

African champions Nigeria laboured to a goalless draw with Iran in their opening Brazil 2014 group match in Curitiba. This was a match so poor and devoid of sparkle and excitement that the locals at the end were booing both sides.Iran, under the tutelage of Carlos Quieroz, were content to get a draw believing that they were the inferior side. [...]

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    ‘I’m going to Brazil!’

‘I’m going to Brazil!’

Abuja-based businesswoman, Mrs. Uzoma Nnena Okoro, explains the thrill she is experiencing as one of the 60 winners of a trip to Brazil in the DStv Let's Go To Brazil promo Could you briefly share your background with us?I am married with four children, three boys and a girl. I currently live in Mogadishu Cantonment in Abuja. I am fifty-one years [...]

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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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    [ANALYSIS] Super Eagles badly exposed by US

[ANALYSIS] Super Eagles badly exposed by US

It is very difficult to pick holes in the actions or selections of a title-winning coach. It even seems more foolish when one considers or remembers how this coach and his charges have made pundits eat humble pie in the past.At the final whistle of the friendly international between the Super Eagles and the United States on Saturday, some Nigerians [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 8: RVP, Robben to finalise van Gaal’s parting gift

COUNTDOWN 8: RVP, Robben to finalise van Gaal’s parting gift

Heartbreak. Is there any country in the world football that has suffered this as much as the Netherlands?Possibly not. Well, the Oranje another chance to make their country and outgoing coach, Luis Van Gaal, happy; and the two proponents will most likely be Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben.Captain van Persie is a skilled goal scorer, finishing moves with [...]

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    Brazil 2014: Super Eagles head for Philadelphia

Brazil 2014: Super Eagles head for Philadelphia

The Super Eagles will depart their Hilton Cobham hotel in Surrey, UK, for Philadelphia, US, on Thursday for the second phase of their World Cup preparations.The team played a 2-2 draw with Gordon Strachan’s Scotland at Fulham’s Craven Cottage on Wednesday.Coach Stephen Keshi had sent out an experimental side that seemed overawed by the occasion at the start but as [...]

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    Super Eagles start training in London

Super Eagles start training in London

Super Eagles kicked off their preparations for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with a first training session at Fulham FC Mortspur Park training centre on Monday evening.All 30 shortlisted players were in camp and attended the session that lasted for nearly two hours.Coaches Daniel Amokachi and Valerie Houdenmou took the light work-out before the former led the players in [...]

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    Who says football is about the trophy? It’s the money!

Who says football is about the trophy? It’s the money!

Football, it is said, is all about winning trophies. But is it really the trophy that drives the determination or the money?Findings have shown that winners rake in funds in millions from football competitions. Here is a compilation of monetary prizes attached to some football competitions.World CupThe 2014 FIFA World Cup, the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup, which is scheduled [...]

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    Countdown 28: Portugal’s hopes hanging on Cristiano Ronaldo

Countdown 28: Portugal’s hopes hanging on Cristiano Ronaldo

It is almost 50 years and five World Cup participations since Portugal had a player of this magnitude, the last being the late Eusebio, who almost took England to the cleaners in the 1966 World Cup, as Portugal reached the semi-finals.This time around, the Siberian nation have rested their hopes on the mercurial strength and brutal magic of the [...]

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