Saturday, May 12, 2018

Tag "Russia 2018"

    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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    Tijjani Babangida: Can Nigeria defeat Argentina when Messi is involved?

Tijjani Babangida: Can Nigeria defeat Argentina when Messi is involved?

Former Super Eagles striker Tijjani Babangida says Argentina may have an upper hand over Nigeria at the World Cup if star player, Lionel Messi, is fielded.According to Tijjani, the onus is on Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to fashion out a way to defeat Argentina at the World Cup, and not just during friendly matches.Argentina and Nigeria have met in [...]

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    Super Eagles can’t stop us… we are far ahead of them, says Croatian legend

Super Eagles can’t stop us… we are far ahead of them, says Croatian legend

Croatian football icon Roberto Prosinecki says his country does not see Nigeria and Iceland as rivals.Argentina, Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria are drawn in the same group for the 2018 World Cup.Prosinecki said Croatia has a "top class" squad that has ambition and character, hence the Super Eagles of Nigeria can't stop them from making it past the group stage of [...]

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    Rohr: Super Eagles must not underrate Zambia… it won’t be an easy game

Rohr: Super Eagles must not underrate Zambia… it won’t be an easy game

A few days to the all-important 2018 World Cup qualification game against Zambia, Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr is preaching caution.The Super Eagles gaffer says he's very optimistic of Nigeria's victory but said it will be foolhardy to underrate the Zambians."There is no pressure, we must not underrate the team of Zambia. I know that out here, everyone thinks [...]

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    FIFA slams 4-game ban on Messi for insulting referee

FIFA slams 4-game ban on Messi for insulting referee

World footballing body, FIFA, has suspended Lionel Messi from playing in Argentina's next four qualifying games of the 2018 World Cup.The disciplinary committee of the football body also fined  Messi CHF10,000.The 29-year-old striker was banned as a result of an incident that occurred during a match between Argentina and Chile on March 23, 2017.He was found guilty of violating art. [...]

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    Super Eagles, Lions of Teranga lock horns in London

Super Eagles, Lions of Teranga lock horns in London

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will on Thursday play Senegal in a friendly match in London.The friendly match is in preparation for the all important 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against African champions, Cameroon.The Lions of Teranga and the Eagles have met twenty times since their first encounter on February 27, 1963 in the Kwame Nkruma Cup.Nigeria has won nine [...]

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    Ighalo: I was NOT excluded from Eagles squad because I play in China

Ighalo: I was NOT excluded from Eagles squad because I play in China

Odion Ighalo, Changchun Yatai FC striker, says he wasn't excluded from Gernot Rohr's Super Eagles squad for international friendlies because he moved to the Chinese League. Rohr had excluded Mikel Obi and Ighalo from the list of players to prosecute the upcoming friendly matches in London against Senegal and Burkina Faso. Ighalo told TheCable that he excused himself from the game to have ample [...]

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    Russia 2018: Eagles need to beat Cameroon, Zambia to qualify, says Rohr

Russia 2018: Eagles need to beat Cameroon, Zambia to qualify, says Rohr

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles technical adviser, believes Nigeria will qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia if his team can win its two home games against Cameroon and Zambia.Rohr said that a lack of competitive action will be a disadvantage for the Eagles ahead of the clash with Cameroon.“Winning our first two matches was a great start, but [...]

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    FIFA increases World Cup teams to 48, aims to earn £800m more

FIFA increases World Cup teams to 48, aims to earn £800m more

The FIFA Council has unanimously voted in favour of a 48-team World Cup from 2026 on Tuesday.The 2026 World Cup will feature 48 teams after the FIFA Council unanimously voted to expand the competition.The World Cup will retain its present 32-team format up to the 2022 edition in Qatar.The number of tournament matches will rise to 80, from 64, but [...]

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    Chelsea boys sink Algeria

Chelsea boys sink Algeria

Chelsea stars, Victor Moses and Mikel Obi, were the hero for the Super Eagles who defeated their Algerian counterpart by 3-1.The game started with the Fennecs sitting back waiting to hit the Eagles on the counter, but the 25th minute goal from Moses pushed the visitors out of their shell.Moses had earlier missed an opportunity after deciding to go for [...]

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