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    EXPLAINER: How Super Falcons can qualify for Round of 16 tonight

EXPLAINER: How Super Falcons can qualify for Round of 16 tonight

Nigeria's hope of reaching the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup second round as one of the four "best losers" brightened with the 3-3 draw between Scotland and Argentina on Wednesday. Brazil and China have already been certified for the round of 16. The World Cup group stages are coming to a close, with groups E and F set to be decided [...]

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    After winless friendlies, Nigeria drop in latest FIFA rankings

After winless friendlies, Nigeria drop in latest FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles dropped from 47 to 48 in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday. On the continent, the three-time African champions dropped from sixth to seventh position. The Super Eagles also lost 17 points, dropping to 618 from 635 in May. Nigeria's current ranking could be a consequence of the Super Eagles' failure to win any of the three friendlies played [...]

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    VIDEO: Pope Francis helps policewoman who fell from a horse in Chile

VIDEO: Pope Francis helps policewoman who fell from a horse in Chile

Pope Francis came to the aid of a police officer who was thrown off his horse during the papal parade in Iquique, Chile. The pontiff gave her a blessing, kissed her forehead before she was taken for medical treatment. He's currently on a three day visit to two South American countries, Chile and Peru. Watch video below. Watch Pope Francis come to the [...]

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    Mike Tyson deported from Chile

Mike Tyson deported from Chile

Chilean police on Thursday deported US boxer Mike Tyson citing non-compliance with immigration laws. Tyson, 51, was put on a flight home, the investigative police (PDI) said. Local media reported that the former world heavyweight champion was planning to attend an awards ceremony for action films taking place in Santiago, Chile’s capital. “Detectives from the International Police are re-boarding Mike Tyson for not complying [...]

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    Germany beat Chile to win FIFA Confederations Cup

Germany beat Chile to win FIFA Confederations Cup

Reigning world champions Germany defeated Chile 1-0 on Sunday to win their first FIFA Confederations Cup in St Petersburg, Russia. Germany is now the second European country after France to win the Confederations Cup. Chile started the game like a runaway train with chance after chance - but they all went begging. A costly mistake by Marcelo Diaz saw Lars Stindl put Germany ahead. The goal [...]

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    Bravo’s heroics take Chile into Confederations Cup final

Bravo’s heroics take Chile into Confederations Cup final

Chile defeated Portugal 3-0 on penalties in the first semi-final match of the FIFA Confederations Cup on Wednesday. The South American and European champions could not be separated after 90 minutes as neither side was able to find the back of the net. Chile were nothing short of sublime in the second half of extra-time. The onus appeared to fall on Cristiano Ronaldo [...]

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    FIFA slams 4-game ban on Messi for insulting referee

FIFA slams 4-game ban on Messi for insulting referee

World footballing body, FIFA, has suspended Lionel Messi from playing in Argentina's next four qualifying games of the 2018 World Cup. The disciplinary committee of the football body also fined  Messi CHF10,000. The 29-year-old striker was banned as a result of an incident that occurred during a match between Argentina and Chile on March 23, 2017. He was found guilty of violating art. [...]

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    Amuneke: We forced Chile to play ‘uncomfortably’

Amuneke: We forced Chile to play ‘uncomfortably’

“Force them to play nonsense” is a common parlance in Nigerian football and Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, said he adopted that style in the 5-1 win over Chile. Nigeria advanced into the round of 16 of the FIFA U-17 World Cup and Amuneke said his players made the hosts uncomfortable in the midfield and forced them out of their style. “It [...]

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    Eaglets rout hosts Chile to qualify for 2nd round

Eaglets rout hosts Chile to qualify for 2nd round

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria continued their impressive start to their FIFA U-17 World Cup title defence after a 5-1 victory over hosts Chile to progress to the knockout stages. A goal within 30 seconds by Samuel Chukwueze set the ball rolling for the defending champions. The same player scored a second in the second half after he had earlier been [...]

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    Amuneke ready for ‘dogfight’ against Chile

Amuneke ready for ‘dogfight’ against Chile

Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has told his players to expect a dogfight against Chile in their second match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The defending champions defeated USA 2-0 in their opening match and will now take on the host at the Sausalito Stadium in Vina del Mar on Tuesday. On Monday, the Golden Eaglets trained at the Enap Oil [...]

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    Buhari wants Eaglets to bring U-17 World Cup from Chile

Buhari wants Eaglets to bring U-17 World Cup from Chile

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his wishes for a triumphant outing to the U-17 national football team, the Golden Eaglets, who are in Chile to participate in the 2015 edition of FIFA U-17 World Cup. In a statement by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, the president urged the Golden Eaglets to do their best to [...]

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    Amuneke: We are here to defend U-17 trophy

Amuneke: We are here to defend U-17 trophy

Golden Eaglets coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, is optimistic his side will defend their FIFA U-17 World Cup crown in Chile. The team arrived in Santiago, the capital city of Chile, as one of Africa’s four flag bearers at the 16th edition of the tournament which will be played between October 17 and November 8, 2015. Nigeria have won the competition a record [...]

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    Amuneke picks Nwakali, Osimhen for U-17 World Cup

Amuneke picks Nwakali, Osimhen for U-17 World Cup

Nigeria’s U-17 coach, Emmanuel Amuneke, has selected the 21 players who will represent Nigeria at the 16th FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in Chile between October 17 and November 8. Team captain Kelechi Nwakali, as well as strikers Victor Osimhen and Ebere Osinachi, who were in the team that secured the country’s World Cup ticket at the African U-17 [...]

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    Golden Eaglets resume training in Argentina

Golden Eaglets resume training in Argentina

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria began training at the Buenos Aires Futbol ground on Saturday after arriving Argentina on Friday. The world champions arrived for their pre-World Cup training camp in Buenos Aires, Argentina aboard an Emirates airline's B777-300 flight from Dubai. A contingent of 25 players and 10 officials including NFF’s assistant director (Technical) Siji Lagunju had departed from Abuja [...]

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    Nigeria still 53 in FIFA ranking

Nigeria still 53 in FIFA ranking

Super Eagles of Nigeria remained in 53rd position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking released on Thursday. The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner also maintained their top-10 rating in Africa in 9th place while Saturday’s opponent Tanzania are 140 in the world and 41 in Africa. There was no change at the top globally with Argentina continuing to lead the [...]

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    Golden Eaglets relocate to Katsina

Golden Eaglets relocate to Katsina

Nigeria's U-17 side, the Golden Eaglets, relocated to Katsina from Abuja on Saturday for their closed-camping ahead of the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile. The team’s coach, Emmanuel Amuneke led a team of 35 players and eight officials to the north western state. But before departure, he thanked the management and staff of Serob Legacy Hotel for their hospitality. “We want [...]

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