Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Tag "Russia 2018"

    Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Missing World Cup was the hardest thing for me to deal with, says Ikeme

Carl Ikeme, former Super Eagles goalkeeper, says it was painful to miss the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Ikeme, who was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in July 2017, told BBC that his inability to join the Super Eagles in Russia affected him psychologically.The former Wolverhampton Wanderers shot-stopper said he's looking forward to being involved with the team in a coaching capacity, noting that he has "unfinished business [...]

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    Nigeria’s football jersey shortlisted for Beazley designs of the year award

Nigeria’s football jersey shortlisted for Beazley designs of the year award

London’s Design Museum has shortlisted the Super Eagles' jersey, launched at the World Cup, for the Beazley designs of the year award.The award is one of the most prestigious honours in the world of design.The green and black wavy jersey was nominated alongside work by Gucci, Burberry, and the costumes from Black Panther.The Super Eagles had a below-par performance in [...]

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    FIFA sanctions Mexico over fans’ homophobic chants at World Cup

FIFA sanctions Mexico over fans’ homophobic chants at World Cup

FIFA has imposed a 10,000 Swiss Francs sanction on the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) over the misconduct of a group of Mexican fans at the ongoing World Cup in Russia.In a statement on Thursday, FIFA said the disciplinary measure was in line with article 67 of its disciplinary code.The FIFA disciplinary committee accused the fans of discriminatory and insulting chants.The [...]

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    Mikel: Our youthfulness, energy will help us against Croatia

Mikel: Our youthfulness, energy will help us against Croatia

Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, says the youthfulness and energy of the Super Eagles team will be the key factor to winning Saturday’s game against Croatia. [...]

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    Ola Aina, Mikel Agu dropped as Rohr prunes World Cup squad to 23

Ola Aina, Mikel Agu dropped as Rohr prunes World Cup squad to 23

Mikel Agu and Ola Aina have been dropped from the Super Eagles World Cup squad.The final World Cup squad list was unveiled on Sunday as the team heads to Austria to take on the Czech Republic in a friendly match.The Super Eagles will face Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in the group stage of the World Cup.https://twitter.com/thenff/status/1003206539992293376?s=21See the 23-man squad below:Goalkeepers: Ikechukwu [...]

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    Ighalo: If I don’t score goals at World Cup, others will

Ighalo: If I don’t score goals at World Cup, others will

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles striker, says he is not under pressure to score goals at the World Cup.The Changchun Yatai player said any member of the team can provide the goals, noting that the Eagles operate as a unit.Ighalo said his main objective is to contribute to the team's success in Russia."I am not under pressure because it's a teamwork [...]

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    ‘Deny him space’ — Ighalo outlines best way to stop Messi

‘Deny him space’ — Ighalo outlines best way to stop Messi

Odion Ighalo, Super Eagles striker, says the most effective way to neutralise Argentina's Lionel Messi is to deny him space to operate.Ighalo said it is "near impossible" to stop the Barcelona playmaker from expressing himself on the pitch."Get as close as possible, don't give him too much space to operate," Ighalo told TheCable."He is a great player, it's near impossible [...]

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    World Cup Special: After decades of near misses, will an African team reach the semi-final?

World Cup Special: After decades of near misses, will an African team reach the semi-final?

Since the inception of the World Cup, no African team has ever gone past the quarter-final. Many are optimistic that it will happen someday, but hardened believers hope that someday is Russia 2018.Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia are Africa's five representatives at the upcoming World Cup and they will all be aiming to surpass the quarter-final achievements of Senegal in [...]

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    FLASHBACK: Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s baffling 2010 World Cup miss

FLASHBACK: Yakubu Aiyegbeni’s baffling 2010 World Cup miss

The commentator of the day described it as the "worst missed chance of this World Cup or any other for that matter".It was June 22, 2010, a day Nigerians won't forget in a hurry. It was a day Yakubu Aiyegbeni missed a simple tap-in during a game between Nigeria and South Korea.The miss came when his side was trailing the Koreans [...]

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    Musa credits Rohr for his success, says ‘you inspired me to excel in football’

Musa credits Rohr for his success, says ‘you inspired me to excel in football’

Ahmed Musa, CSKA Moscow striker, has praised his national team coach Gernot Rohr for having a huge influence on his career and for constantly motivating him.In an Instagram post, the Leicester City loanee described the Super Eagles gaffer as a "great teacher".Musa thanked the Franco-German tactician for being an inspiration to him, and also for visiting him in Russia, where he moved [...]

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    Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

Nigerian firm appointed sales agent of World Cup hospitality programme

The 2018 FIFA World Cup hospitality packages are now on sale in Nigeria courtesy of Integral, a sports marketing company.Integral is the exclusive sales agent of FIFA's official partner, Match Hospitality. The partnership was sealed in Lagos on Wednesday.Match Hospitality is the exclusive rights holder of the World Cup hospitality programme.Abimbola Ilo, the managing director of Integral, said the company's [...]

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    Eagles can become first African team to reach World Cup semi-final, says Musa

Eagles can become first African team to reach World Cup semi-final, says Musa

Ahmed Musa says the Super Eagles are determined to become the first African team to make the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup.Musa caught the eye at the 2014 World Cup, scoring a brace in Nigeria's 3-2 loss to Argentina.The Leicester City player says he hopes to be one of those lucky enough to make Gernot Rohr's final World Cup list."We [...]

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    Eagles bask in victory over Equatorial Guinea, target CHAN trophy

Eagles bask in victory over Equatorial Guinea, target CHAN trophy

After beating Equatorial Guinea 3-1 to qualify for the quarter-final of the African Nations Championship, the home-based Super Eagles are determined to win the tournament.Winger, Emeka Ogbugh, told TheCable that the main objective of the Eagles is to return to Nigeria with the CHAN trophy."We know that we have the potential to score a lot of goals," Ogbugh said."We showed [...]

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    Super Eagles to get World Cup allowances in March, says Dalung

Super Eagles to get World Cup allowances in March, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, says the World Cup allowances of the Super Eagles will be paid in March, three months before the tournament begins.He said it is imperative to pay the allowances upfront to boost the confidence of the Nigerian team.Dalung made this known Tuesday after the 2018 budget defence before the house of representatives committee on [...]

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    Super Eagles to play Congo, Czech, Serbia before World Cup

Super Eagles to play Congo, Czech, Serbia before World Cup

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has unveiled the Super Eagles' pre-World Cup programme ahead of the tournament in Russia.The NFF made the announcement on Wednesday during a sponsorship agreement signing with Coca-Cola in Lagos.The Super Eagles will play Congo on May 28 in Abuja before the warm-up game against the Three Lions of England on June 2 at Wembley Stadium.The [...]

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    Nigeria’s friendly against England sealed, to hold in Wembley

Nigeria’s friendly against England sealed, to hold in Wembley

Nigeria's friendly against England will be played on June 2 at the Wembley Stadium.The friendly match will serve as a warm-up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Seyi Akinwunmi, NFF first vice president, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday."The match is now confirmed. We had been doing a lot of work in the background, even going back to [...]

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