Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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    Corner-kick errors send Eagles out of Brazil

Corner-kick errors send Eagles out of Brazil

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have crashed out of the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup after a 2-0 loss to France.Juventus midfielder, Paul Pogba, put France ahead on 79 minutes from a poorly-defended free kick, while Eagles Captain Yobo — making his 100th national-team appearance — put the game to bed in stoppage time by putting the ball into his own [...]

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    Juwon Oshaniwa, Nigeria’s unsung hero

Juwon Oshaniwa, Nigeria’s unsung hero

As the Super Eagles file out against France on Tuesday, we examine a player who has been a revelation at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup, despite posting underwhelming performances prior to the tournament.When regular left-back Elderson Echiejile copped up an injury during a pre-World Cup game against Greece, all seemed lost for a team that could truly boast no reliable player [...]

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    THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

THE PANEL: France favourites, but Eagles can win

Nigeria battle France at the Estadio Nacional Mane Garrincha, Brasilia, on Monday evening, and the Super Eagles will be out to spoil the party for the 1998 winners in a bid to reach the World Cup quarter-final for the first time.The African champions finished as runners up to Argentina in Group F, having picked up 4 points from three games. After [...]

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    Full list of Joseph Yobo’s 99 caps for Nigeria

Full list of Joseph Yobo’s 99 caps for Nigeria

Super Eagles captain, Joseph Yobo, will become the first ever Nigerian to join the illustrious centenary club of international players to have played a 100 games for their country when he files out with the Eagles against France on June 30, 2014 at the Estadio  Nacional in Brasilia.  Yobo made his international debut for the senior national team on March [...]

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    10 notable moments of the World Cup 1st round

10 notable moments of the World Cup 1st round

On the field and off it, we recount the beautiful and ugly moments of the first round of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.RVP’s wonder goal against SpainRobin van Persie's wonderful diving header for Holland against Spain is destined to be among the defining moments of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. No controversies.The goal came when Daley Blind fired a [...]

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    Adepoju: Ramadan fast won’t take shine off Musa

Adepoju: Ramadan fast won’t take shine off Musa

Nigeria's two-goal hero against Argentina, Ahmed Musa, won’t be affected by Ramadan fast, which begins on Saturday/Sunday in Monday’s game with France, according to former Super Eagles midfielder, Mutiu Adepoju.The Muslim world will be observing the holy month of Ramadan, as the World Cup knockout stages start.Ramadan occurs during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and is a period of [...]

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    Babatunde out of World Cup, undergoes successful surgery

Babatunde out of World Cup, undergoes successful surgery

Super Eagles midfielder Babatunde Michael has undergone successful surgery on his fractured wrist and has since returned to the team’s base in Campinas, ahead of the trip to Brasilia for the second round clash with France.However, his teammate Ogenyi Onazi, whose shot did the damage, jokingly said that Babatunde stopped his goal-bound effort.“I swear, that was a sure goal if [...]

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    I’m blessed to be here, says Ameobi

I’m blessed to be here, says Ameobi

Former Newcastle United striker and one of the most experienced players in the Super Eagles, Shola Ameobi, says he is glad he was finally able to play for Nigeria, having started his international career as an English man."I consider myself blessed to be involved at the World Cup at this stage of my career. You dream of playing or representing [...]

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    Musa: My teammates told me I would score

Musa: My teammates told me I would score

Ahmed Musa scored a double against Argentina to become the first Nigeria player to bag a brace in a World Cup match, and the CSKA Moscow forward has come out to reveal that his mates and coaches told him before the match that he would score.Musa, who scored Nigeria's fastest-ever goal at a World Cup, on four minutes, was beaming with smiles after the [...]

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    Nigeria qualify for second round despite 3-2 loss to Argentina

Nigeria qualify for second round despite 3-2 loss to Argentina

The Super Eagles of Nigeria lost 3-2 to Argentina, but qualified for the Round-of-16 after Iran failed to get the maximum points in a 3-1 loss to Bosnia-Herzegovina.Argentina consequently claimed the top spot in Group F, with the highest-possible 9 points.Twice, Lionel Messi put La Albiceleste ahead, and twice Ahmed Musa equalised for Nigeria. But in the end, it was a [...]

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    THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

THE PANEL: Super Eagles should play for a draw — no, a win — against Argentina

The Super Eagles face already-qualified Argentina in Porto Alegre with a first appearance in the last 16 since 1998 tantalisingly within the grasp of the African champions.Our team of analysts returns to discuss what is now becoming a World Cup rivalry.Which approach should Stephen Keshi adopt against Argentina?Bless Ekene (BE): Why would the team kill themselves for a win when we [...]

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    Kanu: ‘We are getting to the semi-finals, of course’

Kanu: ‘We are getting to the semi-finals, of course’

Former captain of the Super Eagles, Nwankwo Kanu, visited the Vitoria Hotel Concept to hold motivational talks with the Super Eagles players before the team's departure to Cuiaba, venue of the clash with Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of his functions as football ambassador.After the game, FIFA.com caught up with him to get his views on the team.How do you feel [...]

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    Will Keshi remain Nigeria’s coach after the World Cup?

Will Keshi remain Nigeria’s coach after the World Cup?

That Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, is a jinx-buster is not in doubt.When bronze medal at the Africa Nations Cup almost became our ‘birthright’, it was Keshi who broke that 19-year jinx by winning the AFCON in 2013 — the last being the 1994 triumph that was followed by four third-place finishes in 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2010.When a victory [...]

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    Keshi:  Victory over Bosnia for Africa

Keshi: Victory over Bosnia for Africa

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has said that his team team delivered a victory for all of Africa after Osaze Odemwingie's goal put the team on the verge of reaching the World Cup knockout stages.The Stoke City forward’s first-half strike decided a 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina in Cuiaba; and the result, while eliminating the Europeans from the tournament, sees Nigeria well-placed to [...]

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    Nigeria and Iran could be forced to draw lots

Nigeria and Iran could be forced to draw lots

Nigeria and Iran could see their World Cup fate decided by the drawing of lots.Argentina play Nigeria and Iran face Bosnia-Herzegovina in Group F's final matches on Wednesday, and if Iran and Argentina were both to win their games 1-0 then the FIFA Organising Committee would need to draw lots to determine whether the Super Eagles or Team Melli would [...]

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    [ANALYSIS] Keshi’s brave calls save the day

[ANALYSIS] Keshi’s brave calls save the day

The setting was actually simple: defeat Bosnia-Herzegovina and keep your team's World Cup hopes alive. Any other outcome and the team might as well start making bookings for return flights out of Brazil. Osaze Odemwingie, strongly aided by the sheer brute force that is Emmanuel Emenike, scored what proved to be the winning goal.As one who is old enough to [...]

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