Tag: 2014 FIFA World Cup

Bolivia Cancels Friendly Match With Nigeria Over Fear Of Boko Haram

by Zenith Oduah Shortly after the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) released a 28-man list of players to prosecute the two FIFA windows in March, the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) yesterday called off next week’s international friendly game against the Super Eagles scheduled for the Akwa Ibom International Stadium, citing fear of[Read More…]

Nigeria Moves From 44 To 34th On FIFA Ranking After World Cup Outing

The Super Eagles’ performance and eventual qualification for the Round of 16 at the just-concluded World Cup in Brazil has impacted on the July FIFA ranking as Nigeria now occupies the 34th position. In the rankings table released by the world football governing body on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 660 points[Read More…]

Arsene Wenger Says Nigeria’s Eagles Lack Organization Not Talent

Poor organization and not “lack of talent” has been identified as the reason behind the failure of Nigeria’s Super Eagles to progress beyond the round of 16 at the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil. This is the verdict of the Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger who has been carrying out[Read More…]

World Cup: Lionel Messi Doesn’t Deserve Golden Ball – Maradona

Argentina icon Diego Maradona feels Lionel Messi did not deserve to win the Golden Ball following his performances at the World Cup, Goal reports. The Barcelona star beat the likes of Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and James Rodriguez to the prestigious individual award after scoring four goals in seven appearances[Read More…]

Hundreds Of Ghanaian Fans Seek Asylum In Brazil

Hundreds of Ghanaian Muslims who entered Brazil as tourists for the World Cup have asked for asylum on religious grounds, police have said. Noerci da Silva Melo, a federal police officer in the southern city of Caxias do Sul, said on Friday that 200 Ghanaians had asked for asylum after[Read More…]

If Neymar Was Hit 2.5cm Higher, He Would Have Been Paralyzed For Life, Doctors Say

Brazil star Neymar ‘could have been paralysed’ if he had been hit in the back one inch higher during his team’s 2-1 World Cup quarter-final win over Colombia on Friday. The 22-year-old was stretchered off in the 88th minute in tears after he had been kneed from behind by Juan[Read More…]

Opinion: NFA, Super Eagles And The Code Of Conduct

By Julius Ogunro The loss of Nigeria’s Super Eagles to France hit me real hard. For some unexplainable reasons I had been filled with the optimism that the team were going to beat France in the round of 16 and for the first time make the quarter-final cut at the World[Read More…]

Neymar Ruled Out Of World Cup, Watch Video Of The Players Fractured Vertebra

Neymar suffered the injury in Brazil‘s 2-1 quarterfinal win over Colombia as a result of taking a knee to the back from Juan Camilo Zuniga late in the second half. According to the Brazilian confederation, his injury will take four weeks to heal, but will not require surgery. A large number of fans[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama Named Africa’s Best

Vincent Enyeama has had an impressive performance not only to the eyes of Nigerians but also seen World over at the ongoing 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil. Though football they say is a team effort, but many analyst believe, Part of the reason Nigeria’s Super Eagles is still[Read More…]

Luis Suárez Suspended For Nine (9) Official Matches For Biting An Opponent – FIFA

Full text of FIFA statement announcing a nine match ban for Uruguay’s Luis Suarez for biting an opponent: “The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has reached a decision in the case related to Luis Suarez of Uruguay following an incident that occurred during the FIFA World Cup match between Italy and Uruguay[Read More…]