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FIFA lifts Nigeria Football Federation suspension
FIFA has lifted Nigeria’s suspension from international competition after the country’s soccer leadersreinstated. After Nigeria’s second-round elimination at the World Cup, the country’s government issued a legal order for the sports ministry to appoint new federation leaders. FIFA rules protect its 209 member federations from influence by third parties, including politicians. But.....
Teamwork key to German glory, says Lahm
RIO DE JANEIRO  (AFP) – Germany captain Philipp Lahm hailed his side’s collective ability as they downed Lionel Messi’s Argentina 1-0 to win the World Cup for fourth time in Rio de Janeriro on Sunday. WORLD CUP—Germany’s forward Andre Schuerrle (C) holds the trophy as he celebrates with teammates after.....
FIFA fines Argentina £196,380 for breaches of World Cup regulation
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee on Friday imposed a fine of 300,000 Swiss Francs (about £196,380) on the Argentina Football Association (AFA) and also pronounced a reprimand against it. A statement from FIFA’s Media Office said the fine was in relation to breaches of the Regulations of Brazil 2014 FIFA World.....
Implications of FIFA ban on Nigeria
The FIFA Emergency Committee decided to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect, on account of government interference. Article 13, par. 1 and article 17, par. 1 of the FIFA Statutes oblige member associations to manage their affairs independently and with no influence from third parties. The suspension.....
Germany beat France to reach fourth successive semi-final
Germany reached their fourth consecutive World Cup semifinal after defender Mats Hummels’ first-half header gave the three-time winners a 1-0 victory over France at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana on Friday. Centre back Hummels, who scored in Germany’s first group game but missed the last-16 win over Algeria due to illness,.....
Eagles win blackmail game, lose to France
Cameroon had issues with money. They shamefully lost three matches, conceding nine goals and scoring two. Ghana took after them. They had issues with money. Their government was ashamed and disgraced Africa the more when they flew $3m cash to Brazil to meet the demands of their players. International media.....
FIFA World cup: Nigeria makes Next round despite Defeat
Nigeria's national football team, Super Eagles, have qualified for the second round of the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil despite their 3:2 defeat to Argentina in the match played at Estádio José Pinheiro Borba (Beira-Rio), Porto Alegre, on Wednesday. Nigeria is the first African country to qualify for the.....
Bosnia-Hercegovina out of 2014 World Cup as Nigeria score first goal
The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated Bosnia-Hercegovina 1-0 in Brazil Saturday (all times GMT) Bosnia-Hercegovina’s maiden appearance at a World Cup finals ended in disappointment as Peter Odemwingie’s goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat by African champions Nigeria in Cuiaba and ensured they could not qualify for the second.....
Nigeria, Iran play World Cup’s first goalless game
The Super Eagles of Nigeria returned to the global stage to play out a goalless draw at a World Cup that had yielded goals in each of the preceding 12 encounters. The result means Nigeria has now failed to win any of its last nine World Cup games, the last.....
England falls to Italy 1-2
Mario Balotelli came back to haunt England with the winning goal as Italy began their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 win over England in Manaus on Saturday. Claudio Marchisio had given the Italians a 35th minute lead with a rasping low drive into the bottom corner but Daniel Sturridge.....
Friendly: United States defeat Nigeria 2-1
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NFA hails Keshi’s final 23-man list for 2014 World Cup
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