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Archives: Nigeria

FIFA Bans Nigeria from International Competition

Posted on by Matt Covell
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Despite a terrific World Cup run, the Super Eagles of Nigeria have gotten their wings clipped by FIFA. The Nigerian Football Federation has been suspended immediately on the account of government interference. The interference took place after allegations of players … Continue reading

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Nigeria Facing Suspension From FIFA

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Nigeria’s Football Federation was voted out of office on Saturday in an apparent Coup d’état that is unlikely to be recognized by FIFA. A hastily arranged Assembly took the action of voting in a new board. At issue is the … Continue reading

France 2-0 Nigeria Match Highlights [VIDEO]; Plus 5 Observations From Round of 16 World Cup Game

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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There wasn’t a comeback that has been the vogue in this World Cup in the match between France and Nigeria but nonetheless this was an entertaining game that went from end to end.  Stephen Keshi prepared his side well and … Continue reading

France vs Nigeria, Starting Lineups, TV Times and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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France are heavily favored to win today’s match to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, but they’re coming up against a strong and determined Nigeria team who have talent but also possess a lot of defensive … Continue reading

France vs Nigeria Preview: Teams Seek Berth In Final 8

Posted on by Hussein Jiva
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No African team has managed to qualify past the quarter-finals stage in the World Cup, but based on their last game against Argentina, Nigeria look the most likely side of the two African teams to go furthest in Brazil. Nigeria … Continue reading

Argentina 3-2 Nigeria Match Highlights [VIDEO]: La Albiceleste Emerge Victorious

Posted on by Chris Ryan
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Similar to a parent who knows his or her child is smarter than the C’s on the report card, most soccer fans will be somewhat disappointed with the performance of the Albiceleste today. While they did score three goals they … Continue reading

Argentina vs Nigeria: Starting Lineups And World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Chirag Madhrani
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While Argentina are already through to the next round, a draw will be good enough for Nigeria to advance to the next round. But even if Nigeria lose today, they could still advance if Iran fails to beat Bosnia or … Continue reading

Young World Cup Trio Look to Revive The Declining Centerback Position

Posted on by Andrew Jones
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With over 100 goals scored already in this tournament, the 2014 World Cup has not been an exhibition for great centerback play. With the game quicker, fitter, more athletic and open than it has ever been before, gone are the … Continue reading

Bosnia Elimination Should Renew Calls to FIFA For Instant Replay

Posted on by Nathan Nipper
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In the first half of Nigeria’s 1-0 win over Bosnia-Herzegovina tonight, Edin Dzeko ran onto a terrific through-ball and beat Nigerian goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama with a precise finishing shot.  The offside flag went up late and the goal was disallowed.  … Continue reading

Watch Nigeria 1-0 Bosnia Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Despite playing some good football over the course of two matches, Bosnia-Herzegovina will not advance to knockout stages of this World Cup. The European nation playing in its first World Cup after independence from Yugoslavia in the 1990s were denied … Continue reading

Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina, Starting Lineups and World Cup Open Thread

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Nigeria plays Bosnia-Herzegovina in the final match of the day, kicking off at 6pm ET/3pm PT. For viewers in USA, this is where the match can be watched – English language: ESPN and WatchESPN Spanish language: Univision, Univision Deportes Network and Univision online … Continue reading

Nigeria vs Bosnia-Herzegovina Preview: Super Eagles Trying to Take Flight

Posted on by Sam Okpo
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Although expectations were tempered due to poor results in the last two World Cup tournaments they qualified for, The Super Eagles of Nigeria came into this year’s World Cup full of confidence. They won the African Cup of Nations last … Continue reading

Nigeria 0-0 Iran: Teams Finish Scoreless In First Draw of 2014 World Cup; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Gago
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Nigeria and Iran clashed for the first time in the history of World Cup and the second match on Monday. In the match, Nigeria controlled the midfield area of the pitch for the entire first half. The Iranian side managed … Continue reading

Iran and Nigeria Face Off in the Amazon: Match Preview

Posted on by Alex Gago
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Iran and Nigeria will meet for the first time in their history at a World Cup match when the Arena da Baixada stadium opens its doors today, the day’s first match is guaranteed to be hot and humid with a … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Group Stage Predictions – E to H

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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We’ve already covered our Group Stage predictions for World Cup Groups A through D. And now we still have four more groups to cover in this predictions bonanza. Let’s not waste any more time shall we, and dive straight in. … Continue reading

WATCH USMNT vs Nigeria Match Highlights [VIDEO]

Posted on by Alex Muller
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The US Men’s National Team achieved a morale boosting 2-1 victory against Nigeria in Jacksonville on Saturday night to go into the World Cup undefeated in their 3 World Cup warmup matches. It was a complete performance from the United … Continue reading

Nigeria Announces 23-Man Squad For World Cup 2014

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Nigeria has announced its 23-man squad for World Cup 2014. Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi will be leading the current African champions, which include several footballers who play in many of the top leagues around the world. Familiar names include John … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Honduras Name Squad, While Brazil, Holland and Nigeria Reveal 30-Man Teams

Posted on by Caitlin O'Connell
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With the 2014 World Cup just around the corner, the national teams are beginning to narrow down their squads to determine who will be in the final 23-man squads as well as who’ll be in the provisional 30-man teams that … Continue reading