Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    World Cup Special: Throwback to Nigeria’s first appearance

World Cup Special: Throwback to Nigeria’s first appearance

 In a matter of weeks, the Super Eagles will join other countries to participate in the FIFA World Cup, their sixth appearance at the mundial since making a debut in 1994.The Nigerian team, formerly known as Green Eagles, surprised the footballing world in its World Cup debut by defeating a star-studded Bulgarian squad with big names like Nasko Petkov Sirakov, Ivaylo Stoimenov [...]

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Greece on a knife edge

BY ISIDOROS KARDERINIS It is exactly five years since Greece joined the European Support Mechanism with the close cooperation of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). At that time, the key and critical financial data were the following: GDP amounted to 222.151 billions at the end of 2010. The public debt was 148.3% as a percentage of GDP. Unemployment stood at 12.5%. [...]

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    Greek PM resigns after 7 months in office

Greek PM resigns after 7 months in office

Following huge economic debts, pressure on the Greek economy, and a successful bailout, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced his resignation.Tsipras announced his decision to step aside after securing a bailout for the debt-struck country, in opposition to members of his own party, who withstood the economic reforms that European lenders demanded for Greece's latest bailout.In the same speech, the [...]

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    Greece closes banks, limits ATM withdrawals amid economic crisis

Greece closes banks, limits ATM withdrawals amid economic crisis

Greece government has announced a shutdown of its financial institutions for six business days starting from Monday and has also placed strict limits on cash machine withdrawals.The measures are aimed at averting financial panic and the collapse of the banking system.Greek authorities ordered lenders to stay closed until July 6 while the country's central bank restricted ATM withdrawals to 66 [...]

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    Drogba ends 12-year national team career

Drogba ends 12-year national team career

One of Africa’s greatest players, Didier Drogba, has announced his retirement from international duty with the Ivory Coast.The 36-year-old, who has just returned to Chelsea for his second stint with the Blues, scored 63 goals – a national record – in 104 appearances, the last of which came against Greece in the World Cup in BrazilDrogba made his international [...]

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    Echiejile sets sight on Russia 2018 World Cup

Echiejile sets sight on Russia 2018 World Cup

Nigeria left back, Elderson Echiejile, is hoping to make up for missing the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup by featuring in Russia four years’ time.The AS Monaco defender suffered a muscle injury during Nigeria’s 0-0 draw with Greece in a pre-World Cup warm-up game in Pennsylvania on June 3, and was subsequently ruled out of the World Cup.Echiejile, who has [...]

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    Juwon Oshaniwa, Nigeria’s unsung hero

Juwon Oshaniwa, Nigeria’s unsung hero

As the Super Eagles file out against France on Tuesday, we examine a player who has been a revelation at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, despite posting underwhelming performances prior to the tournament.When regular left-back Elderson Echiejile copped up an injury during a pre-World Cup game against Greece, all seemed lost for a team that could truly boast no reliable player [...]

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    Compact Costa Rica defeat Greece on penalties

Compact Costa Rica defeat Greece on penalties

Costa Rica defied the odds once more to continue their FIFA World Cup fairy tale with a 5-3 penalty win over Greece to seal their passage to the World Cup quarter-finals, where the Netherlands lie in wait.Rated as Group D's whipping boys having been drawn alongside England, Italy and Uruguay, Jorge Luis Pinto's men shocked the world by winning the group with [...]

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    Late goals give Holland victory over Mexico

Late goals give Holland victory over Mexico

The Netherlands scored two goals in the last five minutes to beat Mexico 2-1 and advance into the quarter-finals of the World Cup.Mexico had one foot in the last eight, as they were 1-0 up after 88 minutes, thanks to a Giovani Dos Santos goal at the start of the second half, but Wesley Sneijder levelled with two minutes remaining, [...]

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    Cote d’Ivoire crash out of World Cup at the last minute

Cote d’Ivoire crash out of World Cup at the last minute

Greece advanced to the round-of-16 thanks to a stoppage-time penalty that gave them a 2-1 win over the Ivory Coast.Wilfried Bony might have considered himself the hero after equalising for Les Elephants in the 74th minute, but a soft penalty call in stoppage time allowed Georgios Samaras to win the match for the Greeks.Veteran striker Didier Drogba started for Ivory Coast [...]

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    Will Keshi remain Nigeria’s coach after the World Cup?

Will Keshi remain Nigeria’s coach after the World Cup?

That Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is a jinx-buster is not in doubt.When bronze medal at the Africa Nations Cup almost became our ‘birthright’, it was Keshi who broke that 19-year jinx by winning the AFCON in 2013 — the last being the 1994 triumph that was followed by four third-place finishes in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2010.When a victory [...]

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    Colombia knockout favourites after 2-1 defeat of Cote d’Ivoire

Colombia knockout favourites after 2-1 defeat of Cote d’Ivoire

Two second half strikes from James Rodriguez and Juan Quintero gave Colombia a 2-1 win over Ivory Coast in their second Group C game to ensure the South American side mathematically booked their place in the knockout stage.After a mazy dribbling run, Gervinho fired home to halve the deficit with 15 minutes remaining. Colombia survived the late onslaught, holding on [...]

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    Five Nigerian goal celebrations the Super Eagles can imitate

Five Nigerian goal celebrations the Super Eagles can imitate

As the Super Eagles of Nigeria begin their World Cup campaign today, their fans hope to see goals, lots of goals from the team; and not just goals, but memorable celebrations to boot.Will it be a somersault from Victor Moses or a run towards the bench from Emmanuel Emenike?TheCable recounts five unique goal celebrations from previous campaigns of the Super [...]

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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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    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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