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    After winless friendlies, Nigeria drop in latest FIFA rankings

After winless friendlies, Nigeria drop in latest FIFA rankings

The Super Eagles dropped from 47 to 48 in the latest FIFA world rankings released on Thursday.On the continent, the three-time African champions dropped from sixth to seventh position.The Super Eagles also lost 17 points, dropping to 618 from 635 in May.Nigeria's current ranking could be a consequence of the Super Eagles' failure to win any of the three friendlies played [...]

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    Rohr: Super Eagles not ready for the World Cup

Rohr: Super Eagles not ready for the World Cup

Days before the 2018 FIFA World Cup commences, Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr, says his team is not ready for the mundial.The Super Eagles lost their final warm-up game against the Czech Republic on Wednesday.Reacting to the defeat, Rohr said the 0-1 loss does not really matter but, however, expressed sadness over the result.He said: “We’ve 9 days to be [...]

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    Super Eagles player ratings vs. Czech Republic

Super Eagles player ratings vs. Czech Republic

Another friendly and another defeat. However, this latest 1-0 loss to Czech Republic in Austria was an upgrade from Saturday's loss to England at Wembley.There was a more counter attacking approach to this game with both John Ogu and Wilfried Ndidi excelling and Mikel more attack-minded than the setting the tempo in the heart of midfield.Francis Uzoho: Better performance. Although [...]

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    Eagles will get good result against Czech, says Mikel

Eagles will get good result against Czech, says Mikel

John Mikel Obi, Super Eagles captain, says Nigeria will have a strong start in the friendly game against the Czech Republic on Wednesday.Mikel said the friendly game played against England was "a good test" for the squad.“The game against England was a good test for us, we played well in the second half. In the first half, we didn’t get going [...]

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    World Cup: Marcos Rojo talks Nigeria-Argentina clash

World Cup: Marcos Rojo talks Nigeria-Argentina clash

Argentine footballer Marcos Rojo says none of the games in the group stage of the World Cup will be easy.The Manchester United star will most likely be fielded when his country takes on Nigeria, Croatia and Iceland in group D.Nigeria have faced Argentina in four World Cups but the South American country prevailed in all those encounters.The Super Eagles have [...]

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    Iwobi craves long term stay at Arsenal

Iwobi craves long term stay at Arsenal

Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi, says he hopes to be an Arsenal player for a long time.Iwobi said Arsenal had always been his dream club, adding that he is "always proud" to be a Gunner."It has always been my childhood dream . I have been playing for Arsenal since I was six," Iwobi told Mirror UK."The fact I am representing [...]

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    World Cup Special: Meet the 23 ‘anointed’ Eagles flying to Russia

World Cup Special: Meet the 23 ‘anointed’ Eagles flying to Russia

From 30 to 25, and now, we have Gernot Rohr's final World Cup squad comprising 23 players.TheCable takes a look at the anointed soldiers heading to Russia to fight for Nigeria. GOALKEEPERS Francis Uzoho (19, Deportivo La Coruna) Five capsThe former Golden Eaglets reserve goalie made his Eagles debut in a 4-2 win over Argentina in November 2017. He is expected to [...]

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    Super Eagles World Cup jersey numbers unveiled

Super Eagles World Cup jersey numbers unveiled

Ten days ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the jersey numbers of Gernot Rohr's 23-man squad have been unveiled.The squad numbers were revealed by the Super Eagles Twitter handle on Monday with a bland music at the background of the video.Captain John Mikel Obi will retain number 10, Victor Moses is number 11, Odion Ighalo is 9 while Kelechi [...]

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    Nwankwo Kanu robbed of N4m at Russian airport

Nwankwo Kanu robbed of N4m at Russian airport

Nwankwo Kanu, Nigeria football legend, has reportedly lost $11,000 (N4 million) cash kept inside his suitcase in Moscow, capital of Russia.The Nigerian star had arrived Moscow from London.Confirming the incident, Russian police said two loaders at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport were the primary suspects.Kanu reported the money missing when he reached Kaliningrad, where featured in a World Cup curtain raiser game organised [...]

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    Super Eagles arrive Austria for final pre-World Cup friendly

Super Eagles arrive Austria for final pre-World Cup friendly

The Super Eagles have arrived in Austria for the final phase of their preparation for the World Cup.The Nigerian delegation, led by Shehu Dikko, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) second vice president, settled in at Avita Resort, Bad Tatzmannsdorf, on Sunday.The Austrian embassy in Nigeria had last week denied entry visas to Nnaemeka Anozie, lead physiotherapist, and Chidi Ngoka, equipment manager, thereby [...]

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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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    Mikel talks England friendly: Why we didn’t play well in first half

Mikel talks England friendly: Why we didn’t play well in first half

In the aftermath of the Super Eagles' 1-2 loss to England, captain John Mikel Obi has analysed his team's performance.Mikel said the team was lacklustre in the first half, partly attributing it to the defensive formation of the English side.He said the Eagles "played five at the back as well" in the second half, hence, the improved performance."In the first half [...]

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    Super Eagles need Ndidi, says Rohr after England friendly

Super Eagles need Ndidi, says Rohr after England friendly

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, says the team needs the presence of Wilfred Ndidi in midfield.Rohr said he is hopeful that the Leicester City player will be ready for the next warm-up game against the Czech Republic on Wednesday.Ndidi has been nursing a hamstring injury and has not featured in any of the Eagles' World Cup preparatory matches."We need him [...]

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    Super Eagles player ratings vs England

Super Eagles player ratings vs England

Super Eagles showed their good and bad sides in the 2-1 defeat against England at Wembley stadium. Gernot Rohr's boys went through a shambolic first half but redeemed themselves in the second to half the deficit. World Cup qualifiers hero, Alex Iwobi, was again, particularly impressive despite the defeat.Francis Uzoho: The Deportivo La Coruna reserve keeper looks like the chosen [...]

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    Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

Iwobi scores but England beat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

The Super Eagles lost 2-1 to the Three Lions in a pre-World Cup game at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.Dele Alli, a player of Nigerian descent, was showered with boos every time he touched the ball while Iwobi, another player who had the option of playing for Nigeria and England, scored in the international friendly.Gary Cahill's stunning header gave Gareth Southgate's [...]

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    Carl Ikeme ‘devastated’ to miss World Cup

Carl Ikeme ‘devastated’ to miss World Cup

Carl Ikeme says he is devastated that he won't be a part of the Super Eagles contingent to the World Cup.The goalkeeper took to Twitter to vent his frustration and to also wish the Super Eagles good luck as the team continues preparation towards the tournament in Russia.The Wolverhampton Wanderers player did not play a game in the 2017/18 season [...]

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