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    D’Tigress get ‘tough’ opponents for 2020 Olympic ticket

D’Tigress get ‘tough’ opponents for 2020 Olympic ticket

D'Tigress of Nigeria, reigning African champions, will face the United State of America (current world number one), Serbia and Mozambique in the battle for a spot at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.The draw was held at the Patrick Baumann House of Basketball, FIBA headquarters on Tuesday.The four FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying tournaments will take place from February 6-9, 2020 [...]

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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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    Russia 2018: Thirty-two shirts — one team

Russia 2018: Thirty-two shirts — one team

Russia is ready to welcome all the participating squads for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.The Russian national team briefly took a break from their training camp by dressing up in the playing kits of the 32 countries playing at the mundial, and posing for a squad photo.Alexander Tashaev, FC Dynamo Moscow's midfielder wore the Nigerian jersey while the host nation's [...]

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    Serbia exposed weaknesses of  Super Eagles, says Dalung

Serbia exposed weaknesses of Super Eagles, says Dalung

Solomon Dalung, minister of sports, says Nigeria’s 0-2 loss to Serbia on Tuesday exposed key weaknesses in the team.Dalung said although the defeat was not a surprise, the result would help the coaching crew strengthen the team before the beginning of the World Cup in Russia.“Whether I am satisfied with the performance of the Super Eagles in view of their [...]

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    Mikel to defeated Eagles: Learn from loss to Serbia

Mikel to defeated Eagles: Learn from loss to Serbia

John Obi Mikel, Super Eagles captain, has urged his teammates to keep their heads up despite the 0-2 loss to Serbia in an international friendly game on Tuesday.He advised his teammates to "learn" from the result, urging them not to see it as a defeat.Mikel, pivot of the Eagles, has missed the last two friendly matches due to work permit [...]

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    Mikel was missed, Ndidi is solid… five things we learned from Nigeria 0-2 Serbia

Mikel was missed, Ndidi is solid… five things we learned from Nigeria 0-2 Serbia

The 2-0 loss suffered at the hands of Serbia would have given Gernot Rohr an opportunity to identify potential weaknesses, and strengths, in his team.On Tuesday, he made four changes to the team that beat Poland last week but Nigeria bowed to Aleksandar Mitrovic's brace at the Hive Stadium.Here are five things we learned from Eagles' loss.Defence still a concernChidozie Awaziem [...]

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    Serbia outclass wingless Eagles

Serbia outclass wingless Eagles

A brace from Alesandar Mitrovic was the tonic Serbia needed to beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria 2-0 in an international friendly match in London on Tuesday.The Eagles were second best for large parts of the game that was clearly dominated by the Serbs.It was a bad day in the office for Gernot Rohr who missed the presence of John [...]

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    Four reasons Super Eagles should defeat Serbia

Four reasons Super Eagles should defeat Serbia

The Super Eagles head into their international friendly match against Serbia in a good position after a 1-0 victory over Poland on FridayHere are five reasons why the players, if at their best, should beat the Serbs at the Hive Stadium on Tuesday. Counter-attacking edge Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr may have finally cracked it.Ater two failed attempts to qualify for the [...]

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    ‘Frustrated’ Mikel to miss another friendly game

‘Frustrated’ Mikel to miss another friendly game

John Obi Mikel, captain of the Super Eagles, will miss his team's next friendly match.Mikel, who was unavailable to play in the 1-0 win over Poland, says he won't be able to feature in Tuesday’s friendly encounter against Serbia in London.The Tianjin Teda midfielder said he is "sad" and "frustrated" over his imminent absence in the game.TheCable had earlier reported that Mikel [...]

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    Junior Ajayi to miss Super Eagles’ game against Poland

Junior Ajayi to miss Super Eagles’ game against Poland

Junior Ajayi, newly invited Super Eagles forward, will be unavailable for the team's upcoming game against Poland owing to visa hitches.The Eagles players are expected to start arriving Wroclaw on Monday, ahead of the international friendly with the Polish side.The Nigerian team will trade tackles with Poland on Friday and face Serbia three days later.Ajayi, who recently emerged as the best [...]

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    Junior Ajayi on Super Eagles call-up: It’s the greatest source of satisfaction

Junior Ajayi on Super Eagles call-up: It’s the greatest source of satisfaction

Junior Ajayi has described his call-up to the Super Eagles as the "greatest source of satisfaction".The Al Ahly striker is among the 28 players invited for the Eagles' friendly games against Poland and Serbia.He will link up with the likes of Odion Ighalo, John Obi Mikel, Victor Moses and Wilfred Ndidi.Ajayi told TheCable that he's "in shock" to have been invited, saying [...]

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    Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Joel Obi, Kenneth Omeruo make Eagles’ squad for Poland, Serbia friendlies

Gernot Rohr, technical adviser of Super Eagles, has released the 28-man squad to battle Poland and Serbia ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.John Mikel Obi, Victor Moses, Alex Iwobi and Ahmed Musa lead the list of the usual suspects invited by the Eagles' gaffer.Former junior international Kenneth Omeruo makes a return to the squad, same as Joel Obi, who [...]

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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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    Victorious Serbia ‘deserved their luck against Brazil’

Victorious Serbia ‘deserved their luck against Brazil’

Serbia U-20 coach, Veljko Paunovic, has attributed the 2-1 win over Brazil in the FIFA U-20 World Cup final to providence and hard work.A Nemaja Maksimovic extra-time goal gave Serbia its first-ever FIFA U-20 World Cup title at the expense of five-time champions Brazil.Maksimovic had earlier set up Stanisa Mandic to put Serbia ahead before substitute Andreas Pereira sent [...]

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    Mali knock out Germany on penalties

Mali knock out Germany on penalties

Mali continued their fairytale runs at the FIFA U-20 World Cup after they booked their place in semi-finals with a 4-3 win on penalties over Germany following a 1-1 draw in regulation time.Julian Brandt put Germany ahead in the 38th minute, but Souleymane Coulibaly’s header levelled things up, leaving the sides level for an hour. It then went into penalty [...]

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    Argentina could win – these are 10 matches why!

Argentina could win – these are 10 matches why!

After the 7-1 bashing of hosts Brazil, Germany are firm favourites to win their fourth World Cup — their first outside Europe — on Sunday.Curiously, though, teams that have inflicted the most severe hammerings in World Cup history have ended with disappointment, and the goal-happy Germans may well have scored all the goals in them against the Selecao and fire blanks in the final [...]

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