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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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Stephen’s seven

That Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi left it late in naming his final 23-man World Cup squad is no news. It is bad news though for Obinna Nsofor, Sunday Mba, Ejike Uzoenyi, Joel Obi, Nosa Igiebor, Nnamdi Oduamadi, and Daniel Akpeyi who didn’t make the final cut. Keshi, who whittled down his provisional 30-man squad in the early hours of this [...]

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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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    Eagles fight back to snatch late equaliser against Scotland

Eagles fight back to snatch late equaliser against Scotland

A last-gasp equaliser by substitute Uche Nwofor rescued a draw for Nigeria in their World Cup warm-up match against Scotland at Fulham’s Craven Cottage. The match ended 2-2. Charlie Mulgrew’s audacious flick and an own goal from Azubuike Egwuekwe had given Scotland a 2-1 lead over the Super Eagles, but Nwofor pounced after a mix-up in the Scotland defence and poked [...]

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    Ambrose: Scotland will provide tough test

Ambrose: Scotland will provide tough test

Super Eagles defender, Efe Ambrose, is expecting a stiff test from Scotland when the teams go head-to-head in a friendly encounter at Craven Cottage on Wednesday in London. The Celtic player will be facing his club captain, Scott Brown, and his other Hoops colleagues in the Scotland squad, but he says it won’t distract him from the task of helping the [...]

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    Babayaro backs Odemwingie to shine in Brazil

Babayaro backs Odemwingie to shine in Brazil

Atlanta ’96 Olympic soccer gold medalist, Emmanuel Babayaro, reckons the performance of Stoke City, forward Osaze Odemwingie, will be crucial to the Super Eagles in their Group F World Cup games against Argentina, Iran and Bosnia. The former Nigerian goalkeeper is confident Odemwingie will prove himself a worthy World Cup starter during Nigeria's warm-up games, which begin Wednesday against Scotland at Fulham's [...]

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Maigari demands winning mentality from Eagles

President of Nigeria of Nigeria Football Federation, Aminu Maigari has demanded a winning mentality from the Super Eagles as the countdown begins for the 20th FIFA World Cup finals. Football’s biggest showpiece begins June 12 with Nigeria playing Iran, debutants Bosnia-Herzegovina, and two-time champions Argentina in Group F and Maigari insists a winning mentality must be developed right from Wednesday’s friendly [...]

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    Ambrose to face clubmate at Craven Cottage

Ambrose to face clubmate at Craven Cottage

Celtic skipper, Scott Brown, and his World Cup bound teammate, Efe Ambrose, will go head-to-head when Scotland take on Nigeria in London on Wednesday at Fulham’s ground, Craven Cottage. Brown is relishing the chance to be involved for Gordon Strachan’s in-form side and he feels how they fare against a World Cup participant will be a good indicator as to how [...]

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    Onigbinde: Eagles can surprise the world in Brazil

Onigbinde: Eagles can surprise the world in Brazil

Super Eagles coach to Korea/Japan 2002 World Cup, Adegboye Onigbinde, has said that the Super Eagles are capable of putting up a World Cup performance that could surprise the world, if the team performs well in its pre-tournament matches. The CAF and FIFA technical instructor said that the players needed to show a high level of commitment to be able to [...]

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Berra: Scotland players optimistic ahead of Nigeria friendly

Scotland's Christophe Berra is relishing the prospect of facing the Super Eagles of Nigeria in an international friendly on Wednesday. The Ipswich centre-half said taking on a team like Nigeria, with players such as John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Emmanuel Emenike, is exactly what is needed before the summer break. “You look at the squad Nigeria are taking to the [...]

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    Iran striker looking forward to Nigeria-Scotland clash

Iran striker looking forward to Nigeria-Scotland clash

One player who will be paying close attention when the Super Eagles of Nigeria take on Scotland at Craven Cottage next Wednesday is Fulham forward, Ashkan Dejagah. Iran kick off their 2014 World Cup Group F opener against the current Africa Cup of Nations champions, and Dejagah is looking forward to seeing what they have to offer in SW6 on Wednesday May [...]

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    Strachan names uncapped duo for Nigeria friendly

Strachan names uncapped duo for Nigeria friendly

Scotland coach, Gordon Strachan has added uncapped Derby County duo of Chris Martin and Craig Forsyth to his squad for the upcoming friendly against Nigeria at Craven Cottage.  Dundee United left, back Andrew Robertson, is named among the defenders, while Craig Bryson joins his Pride Park teammates who have helped guide the Rams to the Championship play-off final. Gary Caldwell returns in defence [...]

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