Monday, September 10, 2018

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    Portugal defeat Ghana, but both crash out of World Cup

Portugal defeat Ghana, but both crash out of World Cup

Portugal beat Ghana 2-1 and finished level on four points with the United States in Group G, but it was the Americans who advanced to the last 16 courtesy of a better goal difference despite their 1-0 loss to group winners Germany in Recife.An own goal by John Boye and a late strike by Cristiano Ronaldo gave Portugal a 2-1 [...]

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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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    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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    Five most shocking African World Cup victories

Five most shocking African World Cup victories

The whole of Africa will be behind Cameroon, as it kick-starts the continent's participation at the Brazil 2014 World Cup in a few hours with a potentially pulsating clash against  North American power house, Mexico.But Cameroon can put aside their seesaw qualification process and draw inspiration from some of the most momentous victories by African sides at the global showpiece. Algeria vs West Germany, [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 12: How will Mitroglou answer Greece’s call to duty?

COUNTDOWN 12: How will Mitroglou answer Greece’s call to duty?

It’s been a decade since Greece stunned the giants of Europe to claim the Euro 2004 crown with legendary Otto Rehhagel at the helm. The Greeks are still to ever come close, but in steps Kostantinos ‘Kostas’ Mitroglou.The former Olympiakos striker had enjoyed a wonderful 2013/14 season until his move to now-relegated Fulham in England. This season with Olympiakos, he [...]

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    COUNTDOWN 22: Iran Looks to Nekounam, but can they avoid first-round exit?

COUNTDOWN 22: Iran Looks to Nekounam, but can they avoid first-round exit?

Iran are back on the world stage after an eight-year absence, and they have their longest-serving active player and maverick captain, Javad Nekounam, to thank for that.Nekounam, who spent six years in Spain at Osasuna before returning to his home continent in 2012, has been the driving force of the nation. A gifted midfield orchestrator, the 33-year-old veteran instils confidence [...]

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    Countdown 28: Portugal’s hopes hanging on Cristiano Ronaldo

Countdown 28: Portugal’s hopes hanging on Cristiano Ronaldo

It is almost 50 years and five World Cup participations since Portugal had a player of this magnitude, the last being the late Eusebio, who almost took England to the cleaners in the 1966 World Cup, as Portugal reached the semi-finals.This time around, the Siberian nation have rested their hopes on the mercurial strength and brutal magic of the [...]

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    Westerhof is a fan of Mourinho’s tactics

Westerhof is a fan of Mourinho’s tactics

Former Super Eagles manager, Clemens Westerhof, has backed Jose Mourinho’s tactics, which have come under the spotlight in recent days.The Chelsea boss was roundly criticised for his ultra-defensive tactics after his team's 3-1 aggregate loss to Spanish club, Atletico Madrid in last week’s UEFA Champions League semifinal.Morten Olsen, Denmark’s head coach, was the most vociferous, declaring on Monday that Mourinho’s [...]

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    Charitable in defeat: Will we have more of the new Mou?

Charitable in defeat: Will we have more of the new Mou?

Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to Atletico Madrid was Jose Mourinho’s fourth semifinal defeat in a row. The Portuguese gaffer holds the record for most Champions League semifinal appearances (eight), but also the record for the most uncharitable in defeat. Mourinho is a bad loser, to say the least. So, it was quite refreshing to hear him say something pleasant about Atletico [...]

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