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Gernot Rohr thinks Nigeria are ahead of schedule in team’s development

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA20 hits

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr believes his team will not peak for another four years despite his side’s 2-0 win against Group D rivals Iceland.Leicester striker Ahmed Musa’s second-half double in Volgograd kick-started Nigeria’s World Cup after defeat to Croatia in their opening match.The Super Eagles’ win means they, Argentina, who they face in their final match, and Ic...Full Story »

Nigeria 2 Iceland 0: Musa brace boosts Super Eagles & Argentina

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by Goal.com52 hits

Argentina can still qualify for the last 16 by beating Nigeria after the Super Eagles earned a 2-0 win over Iceland in Group D. Ahmed Musa struck both goals as Nigeria boosted their World Cup qualification hopes with a 2-0 defeat of Iceland, a result that is also good news for Argentina. Lionel Messi's team were pushed to the brink of an early exit after a stunning 3-0 loss to Croatia on Thu...Full Story »

Ahmed Musa at the double as Nigeria beat Iceland

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2018 by PA12 hits

Ahmed Musa scored twice as Nigeria bounced back from their opening defeat to beat Group D rivals Iceland 2-0.Leicester forward Musa opened the scoring early in the second half and fired home another brilliant goal in the 75th minute to put Nigeria in control.Iceland’s Gylfi Sigurdsson missed an 83rd-minute penalty as Nigeria’s victory ensured they, Iceland and Argentina can all ...Full Story »

Croatia 2 Nigeria 0: Etebo own goal, Modric penalty settle tight clash

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by Goal.com72 hits

Nigeria are bottom of Group D after Stoke City's new signing Oghenekaro Etebo scored an own goal in a 2-0 loss to Croatia. Croatia claimed pole position in Group D with a hard-fought 2-0 win against Nigeria thanks to an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo and a Luka Modric penalty. Midfielder Etebo, who joined Stoke City for €7.2million on Monday, turned a Modric corner into his own net aft...Full Story »

Croatia beat Nigeria to take full advantage of Argentina’s slip-up

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2018 by PA21 hits

Croatia took the early initiative in Group D as they saw off Nigeria 2-0 in their World Cup opener at the Kaliningrad Stadium.With Iceland having held Argentina to a 1-1 draw earlier on Saturday, Croatia took full advantage.An own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo, set to play at Stoke next season, broke the deadlock just after the hour, with a penalty from captain Luca Modric with 20 minutes left secu...Full Story »

Nigerian fans not permitted into World Cup stadiums with live chickens

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by Marca.com69 hits

The World Cup sees a myriad of different cultures and traditions mix in perfect harmony, however it's been confirmed that live chickens will not be allowed into the stadiums in Russia, which is bad news for Nigeria. Nigerian supporters have traditionally painted chickens green and white and taken them into the stadium because the birds are seen as a good luck charm. Andrei Yermak, the touri...Full Story »

Croatia vs Nigeria - Modric: Croatia’s golden generation under no extra pressure in Russia

Posted Saturday, June 16, 2018 by PA78 hits

Luka Modric insists Croatia’s golden generation are under no extra pressure in Russia, even though it could be the last World Cup for several members of their talented squad.At 32, Real Madrid midfielder Modric – the shining Croatian light of his generation – could well be about to embark on his final World Cup.Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic...Full Story »

England 2 - 1 Nigeria: Kane strikes as England defeat Nigeria in World Cup warm-up

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2018 by BBC.com77 hits

Harry Kane has scored eight goals in his past seven England appearances England's World Cup build-up continued with a friendly win over Nigeria at Wembley. Chelsea defender Gary Cahill celebrated his return to England's squad and stepped up his claims for a starting place against Tunisia in Volgograd on 18 June by opening the scoring with a powerful header after only seven minutes. England's ...Full Story »

Maradona offers to return as Argentina boss in response to Nigeria loss

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by ESPN104 hits

Diego Maradona stated his desire to have another coaching opportunity with the Argentina national team, after Tuesday's 4-2 defeat in a friendly against Nigeria. Nigeria fought back from two goals down in the match staged in Krasnodar, while Jorge Sampaoli's side were without Lionel Messi for their second of two matches in Russia. Maradona, a former Argentina captain and manager, published a...Full Story »

Argentina 2 Nigeria 4: Arsenal star Alex Iwobi nets brilliant brace to spare goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi's blushes

Posted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by hits

ARSENAL star Alex Iwobi bailed out goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi as Nigeria toyed with a Lionel Messi-less Argentina to win 4-2 at the Krasnodar Stadium. The shot-stopper bizarrely picked up the ball outside the box with Sergio Aguero closing him down on the edge of the penalty area. Nigerian goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi was at fault for the first goal scored by Argentina Midfielder Ever Banega scored...Full Story »

Chelsea news: Tammy Abraham insists England was always first choice over Nigeria

Posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 by hits

Tammy Abraham has been called up to the England squad for the first time The striker, who is in Gareth Southgate's squad for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil, has represented England through the development sides but also qualified for Nigeria through his parents. His dad is a close friend of the president of the Nigerian Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick. And several weeks ago he s...Full Story »

Fans watching Man United v Anderlecht electrocuted and killed in Nigeria

Posted Saturday, April 22, 2017 by Dreamteamfc.com83 hits

Man United have tweeted a tribute to fans in Calabar, Nigeria, who were killed while watching their Europa League game against Anderlecht last night. Thirty fans were killed at around 9.30pm local time when a nearby transformer exploded twice, electrocuting 30 fans, according to Vanguard. A high tension wire snapped and dropped on the viewing centre which was made of zinc. State Police Publ...Full Story »

Iwobi: No regrets over Nigeria decision

Posted Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by foxsportsasia.com90 hits

Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi insists he has no regrets over his decision to represent Nigeria instead of England. The 19-year-old had previously made appearances at youth level for the Three Lions before playing in Nigeria’s 2-0 friendly win over Niger in October last year. The Lagos-born forward made his competitive debut for the Super Eagles in an African Cup of Nations qualifier last ...Full Story »

Nigerian Football Official Shot Dead

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by hits

Nigerian football official Ibrahim Abubakar was shot dead by armed robbers on Wednesday morning, the Nigeria Football Federation has announced. The NFF said their head of protocol was killed by burglars in his house in Abuja. Tweets from @thenff read: "NFF's Head of Protocol Ibrahim Abubakar was shot dead by armed robbers in his house in Abuja in the early hours of today. Abubakar's remains ...Full Story »

Arsenal eyeing Chelsea’s £12m Nigerian star as Elneny alternative; Wenger spies midfield solution

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2016 by Caughtoffside.com369 hits

John Obi Mikel's recent renaissance at Chelsea has caught the eye of no less than Arsene Wenger, with the Arsenal manager understood to be considering a move for the Nigerian midfielder. Inspired by the success of the deal for Petr Cech, when Wenger went against his typical habits and recruited an experienced, high-profile player from a fellow Premier League side, the French manager is unders...Full Story »

Man City great gives Pellegrini tactical Iheanacho advice as Nigerian wonderkid stars

Posted Wednesday, December 02, 2015 by Caughtoffside.com96 hits

Manchester City legend Rodney Marsh wants Manuel Pellegrini to give Kelechi Iheanacho a starting role following the wonderkid’s goal against Hull City. Wilfried Bony—standing in for the injured Sergio Aguero—opened the scoring after finishing off a deflection from a Kevin De Bruyne effort, before Iheanacho added a second on 80 minutes after coming on as a substitute. Kevin ...Full Story »

Chelsea target £30m PSG lynchpin to replace Nigerian midfielder

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2015 by Caughtoffside.com287 hits

Chelsea have been linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi, according to reports in Italy. Tuttomercatoweb [via the Daily Star] state that Jose Mourinho has turned his attentions to the France international, who could be signed in January at the earliest opportunity. The Mirror indicate that Matuidi could be a replacement for Paul Pogba, who been a long-term targe...Full Story »

Nigeria heading for FIFA ban over interference

Posted Monday, July 07, 2014 by AP55 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Nigeria is not backing down after sacking its entire national football federation leadership, ignoring a FIFA directive and moving closer to a ban from internationals for the reigning African champion. A weekend meeting of football and government officials in the capital Abuja endorsed the earlier sacking of Nigeria Football Federation President Aminu Maigari and his exec...Full Story »

France 2 : 0 Nigeria - Pogba heads France into last eight

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 by PA152 hits

France marched into the World Cup quarter-finals after shading an absorbing contest against Nigeria in Brasilia courtesy of Paul Pogba's header. Les Bleus had been kept at bay by the African side for much of the match, and given a few scares of their own, before a spell of intense pressure led to Pogba's winner, with Joseph Yobo's late own goal only compounding Nigeria's misery in a 2-0 defea...Full Story »

France vs Nigeria preview - Deschamps feeling the heat

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 by PA450 hits

Didier Deschamps is concerned his France players will not be able to cope with the sweltering heat of Brasilia in Monday's second round match against Nigeria. In a World Cup dominated by South American teams, France have been one of the few European success stories so far. Deschamps' men topped Group E with two wins and a draw, scoring eight goals in the process. The French were helped by the...Full Story »

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