Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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    Super Eagles must defeat Iran, and this is why

Super Eagles must defeat Iran, and this is why

The journey to a fruitful outing at a major tournament, like the World Cup, starts with a victory in your first game.At the 2010 edition, Spain turned this statement on its head after losing to Switzerland in their opening match and still emerged champions at the end. A team that could afford playing without an out-and-out striker and still score [...]

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    World Cup: Messi scores, Argentina wins

World Cup: Messi scores, Argentina wins

Argentina were made to work hard before claiming a 2-1 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in their World Cup Group F opener.An early goal did not spark a floodgate of goals, but Lionel Messi showed his class with a wonderful second-half effort that set Argentina on their way to grabbing the three points at stake.Vedad Ibisevic set up a grandstand finish when [...]

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    Mikel dreaming of winning the World Cup

Mikel dreaming of winning the World Cup

Super Eagles midfielder, John Obi Mikel, is relishing the dream of playing in the World Cup for the first time and he wants the experience to last till the end of the tournament in Brazil.After missing out on South Africa 2010 due to an injury at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour, Mikel is ready to put in [...]

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    Keshi: ‘We don’t know Iran, but we’ll see them on Monday’

Keshi: ‘We don’t know Iran, but we’ll see them on Monday’

Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi has acknowledged that Monday’s opponents Iran are something of an unknown quantity.Nigeria meet Iran in their Group F opener, and with red-hot favourites Argentina in same group, the most realistic aim for both is likely a second-place finish behind the-two World Cup champions.Picking the maximum points against Carlos Queiroz's men could prove vital in avoiding [...]

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    ‘Nigeria will win the World Cup’ – and other Brazil 2014 predictions and palavers

‘Nigeria will win the World Cup’ – and other Brazil 2014 predictions and palavers

The World Cup, unlike Christmas, is every four years. That, though, should not limit my altruistic behaviour of caring about the needs and happiness of other people to the festive period only.Here are gifts, in form of predictions (based on history and humour), for football pundits, fans, non-fans, comedians and their clients, and NairaBet faithful!No new name on the [...]

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    Niger or Nigeria? World cup organisers display wrong flag

Niger or Nigeria? World cup organisers display wrong flag

Organisers of the Brazil 2014 World Cup opening ceremony displayed the wrong flag while announcing Nigeria on Thursday. Instead of Nigeria's flag, an image of Niger's flag was projected to the globe at the middle of the pitch during the ceremony.Twitter user, Cameron Laws, pointed out the blunder when he announced:#OpeningCeremony The awkward moment when they use the Niger [...]

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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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    Super Eagles in Brazil: Fantastic Four to the rescue!

Super Eagles in Brazil: Fantastic Four to the rescue!

After unimpressive friendly encounters that ended in two draws and a loss, Nigeria’s chances at the World Cup are now in the hands of the Fantastic Four!Well, maybe the Reliable Four would have been a more appropriate name for the quartet of Vincent Enyeama, Ogenyi Onazi, John Mikel Obi, and Emmanuel Emenike, who form the spine of the Super Eagles.But [...]

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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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    Momodu: Chibok abduction will haunt Nigeria forever

Momodu: Chibok abduction will haunt Nigeria forever

Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, has said that the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls of Chibok will haunt Nigeria forever.Momodu, who was speaking in view of government’s "soft" handling of the matter, noted that it is now seven weeks since the girls were taken away from their friends and families.“There is no excuse or justification for failing to find and liberate those [...]

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    Victory against Nigeria vital, says Iran coach

Victory against Nigeria vital, says Iran coach

Oceano Cruz, Iran’s national team assistant coach, has predicted defeat for African champions, Nigeria, when both sides meet in their Group F opener at the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.The two teams square up at the Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, on June 16; and Oceano, an extremely important member of Iran’s coaching staff, has voiced his sentiments about the potentially decisive [...]

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    Eagles have been written off and Musa is happy

Eagles have been written off and Musa is happy

Nigeria forward, Ahmed Musa, is happy that the Super Eagles have already been written off even before a ball has been kicked in Brazil. This, Musa believes, is a good omen for the team.After unimpressive pre-World Cup games that ended in two draws and a loss, Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina are now favourites to emerge from Group F with Nigeria and [...]

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    Eagles round off World Cup preparations with defeat to US

Eagles round off World Cup preparations with defeat to US

Nigeria will head to Brazil having failed to win any of their three pre-tournament friendlies, following a 1-2 loss to Team USA  at EverBank Field.Saturday night's loss was preceded by draws with Scotland and Greece.Victor Moses earned a penalty after good work by Emmanuel Emenike in the 86th minute, and converted for a consolation goal for Nigeria.But that was after Jozy [...]

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    World Cup baby for Ejide!

World Cup baby for Ejide!

Austin Ejide may have let in two goals in his underwhelming showing against Scotland in London last week, but there was cheery news for him on Friday when his wife, Chito, safely delivered a bouncing baby girl in Chicago, United States.The Super Eagles camp in Jacksonville, also in US, was in jubilant mood when the goalkeeper gleefully relayed the news, notwithstanding the injury worries of [...]

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    Bosnia are dangerous, Oliseh warns

Bosnia are dangerous, Oliseh warns

Former Nigeria captain, Sunday Oliseh, has warned the Super Eagles not to take for granted the threat posed by World Cup debutants and Group F opponents, Bosnia-Herzegovina, when they meet on June 21 in Cuiaba.The Eastern Europeans, who qualified for the World Cup after topping their UEFA qualifying group ahead of Greece and Slovakia, boast technically-gifted players; and Eagles 1994 [...]

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    FIFA ‘World Cup’ ranking: Nigeria rooted to 44th

FIFA ‘World Cup’ ranking: Nigeria rooted to 44th

Nigeria’s position remains unchanged in the latest FIFA World Rankings.The Super Eagles are 44th in the world, and 6th in Africa, following recent draws against Scotland and Greece.It was a different ball game for their World Cup Group F opponents, two of which ascended the log.Argentina moved up to fifth, Bosnia moved four places up from 25th to 21st [...]

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