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    U17 WC: Eaglets beat Ecuador to reach round of 16

U17 WC: Eaglets beat Ecuador to reach round of 16

Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on Tuesday maintained their brilliant start at the ongoing 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil, beating Ecuador 3-2 to reach the round of 16. Ibrahim Sa'id's hat-trick ensured that Nigeria became the first nation to secure a spot in the round of 16 after the Eaglets 4-2 win over Hungary on Sunday night. Sa’id put Nigeria in front after only [...]

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    Golden Eaglets arrive Brazil for FIFA U17 World Cup

Golden Eaglets arrive Brazil for FIFA U17 World Cup

The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria, five–time champions, have landed in host nation Brazil for the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup finals. The 18th edition of the men's youth football tournament will hold from October 26 to November 17. A team of 25 players and nine officials flew out of the country through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Wednesday evening for [...]

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    Victory is the only option for you in Brazil, Dare tells Golden Eaglets

Victory is the only option for you in Brazil, Dare tells Golden Eaglets

Sunday Dare, minister of youth and sports development, has urged the Golden Eaglets to go for record sixth FIFA U17 World Cup title in Brazil. The minister spoke on Saturday after paying a visit to the team during their training session at the goal project, package B of the national stadium. Dare said the only option for the Manu Garba tutored side [...]

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    Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Eaglets to face Turkey, Senegal ahead of World Cup in Brazil

Ahead of the 2019 U17 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria will take part in the UEFA/CAF World Cup preparation tournament in Istanbul, Turkey. The Eaglets have been placed in the same group (Group A) as Turkey, Senegal and Guatemala for the tournament. The tournament, which is strictly by invitation and a test of the team's form ahead of the [...]

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    FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Australia, Ecuador

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Nigeria draws Australia, Ecuador

The Golden Eaglets have been drawn in an "easy" group B, alongside Hungary, Ecuador and Australia for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup. The draws was held at the Federation of International Footbal Association (FIFA) headquarters in Zurich on Thursday. The five-time world champions will be making a return after missing the 2017 edition held in India. The Continent's champion, Cameroon will face [...]

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    Ecuador’s highest court approves same-sex marriage

Ecuador’s highest court approves same-sex marriage

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    Ecuador declares state of emergency after earthquake killed 233

Ecuador declares state of emergency after earthquake killed 233

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador has declared a state of emergency following an earthquake that killed at least 233 people. Correa, who is on his way back to his country from a trip to Italy, has asked for "calm and united". The earthquake with magnitude-7.8 is said to be the most powerful in decades. It was felt as far away as neighbouring Colombia. Coastal [...]

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    Champions Japan qualify for knockout stage

Champions Japan qualify for knockout stage

Defending champions Japan became the first team to qualify for the round-of-16 at the FIFA Women’s World Cup after defeating Cameroon 2-1 in Vancouver. Japan got off to a flying start, scoring twice in the opening 20 minutes to leave Cameroon chasing the game. Aya Sameshima scored the first goal in the sixth minute capitalising on a Nahomi Kawasumi’s cross which found [...]

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    Cameroon maul Ecuador in Enganamouit show

Cameroon maul Ecuador in Enganamouit show

Her name may be tongue-twisting but Gaelle Enganamouit’s twist, turns, three goals and three assists helped Cameroon beat Ecuador 6-0 in the battle of FIFA Women’s World Cup first-timers in Vancouver. The Africa Women’s Championship runners-up opened their account on a bright note taking the lead 34th minute into the game. Enganamouit started a move which resulted in a goal for [...]

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    Benzema, Deschamps expect tough clash against Eagles

Benzema, Deschamps expect tough clash against Eagles

Karim Benzema and his coach, Didier Deschamps, believe France are in for another thorough examination of their qualities when they face Nigeria in the last 16 after their rugged encounter with Ecuador. Les Bleus were free-scoring in their opening two games of the World Cup, but had to settle for a 0-0 draw against Ecuador – a result that also guaranteed [...]

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    France to meet Nigeria after goalless Ecuador draw

France to meet Nigeria after goalless Ecuador draw

France and Ecuador played to a scoreless draw on Wednesday in a match that saw the sending-off of Antonio Valenciafor a reckless challenge on Lucas Digne. The French only needed a draw to claim first place in the group, and it showed, as they didn't have to show the aggressiveness and urgency that fetched them numerous goals in the first two [...]

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    Nigeria qualify for second round despite 3-2 loss to Argentina

Nigeria qualify for second round despite 3-2 loss to Argentina

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost 3-2 to Argentina, but qualified for the Round-of-16 after Iran failed to get the maximum points in a 3-1 loss to Bosnia-Herzegovina. Argentina consequently claimed the top spot in Group F, with the highest-possible 9 points. Twice, Lionel Messi put La Albiceleste ahead, and twice Ahmed Musa equalised for Nigeria. But in the end, it was a [...]

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    THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

The Super Eagles face already-qualified Argentina in Porto Alegre with a first appearance in the last 16 since 1998 tantalisingly within the grasp of the African champions. Our team of analysts returns to discuss what is now becoming a World Cup rivalry. Which approach should Stephen Keshi adopt against Argentina? Bless Ekene (BE): Why would the team kill themselves for a win when we [...]

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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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Eagles rated 19th richest team

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been valued at £47m and in 19th place of the 32 teams participating at the World Cup in Brazil. The ratings were based on the last transfers of each of the 736 players travelling to Brazil. Unsurprisingly, Argentina are the top-dog in Group F. The two-time champions are in 5th and valued at £199.1m. Bosnia, [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 19: Valencia hopes to cheer mourning Ecuador in Brazil

COUNTDOWN 19: Valencia hopes to cheer mourning Ecuador in Brazil

Nobody saw it coming, not even Manchester United’s galloping winger, Antonio Valencia, so news of the death of Christian Benitez, shook the whole of Ecuador. But as the captain of the national team and with a wealth of experience playing for arguably the biggest club in the world, Valencia is the man who can galvanize his country and the World Cup [...]

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