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By IAfrica
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Jul 14th, 2014
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Argentina captain Lionel Messi, has blamed the strikers in their team, after they lost 1-0 in the final of the World Cup to Brazil. The 27-year-old had little or no chances to impose himself on the game, but Gonzalo Higuain and Rodrigo Palacio missed two decent chances to give the South Americans the...
By IAfrica
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Jul 14th, 2014
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Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has resigned following the country’s fourth-placed finish at the World Cup, according to Brazilian broadcaster Globo TV. More to follow…  ...
By IAfrica
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Jul 8th, 2014
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Heine Allegmagne, the man who invented the vanishing spray that has been used at the World Cup, has revealed that UEFA will use it in next season’s Champions League competition. The spray has been used by referees, to ensure that defensive walls do not encroach on the 10-yard gap. The foam lasts for ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 1st, 2014
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By Collins Ezebuihe By some measures this 2014 World Cup appearance by our Nigeria Super Eagles has to be considered a success. Especially when 2014 is compared with Nigeria’s miserable 2010 World Cup appearance in South Africa. Back in South Africa 2010, Nigeria was never a threat to anyone an...
By IAfrica
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Jun 29th, 2014
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Published on June 29, 2014 by pmnews   ·   No Comments Louis van Gaal (R) hugs Netherlands’ forward Robin van Persie during a team training session Netherlands captain Robin van Persie returns to the fray Sunday when his side take on a rejuvenated Mexico for a place in the World Cup quarter finals. T...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 12th, 2014
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As the World Cup opens, few Brazilians are heading for the beach to samba: behind the stereotype is a country which has accumulated a perfect storm of social and economic insecurities. Just a few years ago, all the headlines coming out of Brazil were positive. Huge oilfields had been discovered off t...
By IAfrica
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May 9th, 2014
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Former Nigeria goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro, has criticized Stephen Keshi for including Chigozie Agbim in his 30-man provisional squad for the 2014 World Cup and leaving out Ikechukwu Uche. “To be honest, there is no surprise for me in terms of inclusion but that of exclusion which is that of Ike Uch...
By IAfrica
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May 3rd, 2014
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  Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned supporters that while he will look to improve his squad during the close season, they should not expect a “massive” influx of new players. “It will be busy, but the main thing for us will be to keep the stability because we feel we are close (to the [&h...
By IAfrica
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Apr 10th, 2014
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A former Nigeria international, Tijani Babangida, on Thursday urged the Nigeria Football Association (NFA) and well meaning individuals to support Stephen Keshi and the Super Eagles ahead of the World Cup. Babangida told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that by so doing, the team would be sp...
By IAfrica
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Apr 1st, 2014
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Stephen Keshi has said that he is not interested in inviting 35 players for Nigeria’s World Cup preparations, as it will be unproductive. The former national team skipper made it clear that he would only call up a few players who will make the country proud, especially since the competition is less t...