Tag: 2014 World Cup

Brazil’s Coach, Luiz Filipe Scolari ‘Resigns’ After World Cup 2014 humiliation

Brazilian media say the local football confederation has decided to drop Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil head coach. Globo TV and other news outlets said early on Monday that Scolari will not remain as coach after the national team’s failure to win the World Cup at home. Scolari said on[Read More…]

World Cup: Injured Neymar To Join Brazil For Third Place Play-off Against Netherlands

Brazil’s injured striker Neymar will attend Saturday’s third place play-off when the battered World Cup hosts take on the Netherlands. Brazil were consigned to the ignominy of fighting out a game Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has attacked as “unfair” after their 7-1 semi-final mauling by Germany. Neymar’s absence dominated[Read More…]

Super Eagles Players Demand 2014 World Cup Appearance Cash

Nigeria’s Vanguard Newspaper is reporting that Super Eagles players, led by skipper Joseph Yobo and Mikel Obi have met with the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to demand an appearance fee for the World Cup. This is outside the match bonus, which starts at $10,000-a-man for a first[Read More…]

Jennifer Lopez Cancels World Cup Opening Ceremony Appearance

RIO DE JANEIRO  (AFP) – Pop superstar Jennifer Lopez has pulled out of the World Cup opening ceremony in Brazil, FIFA said Sunday, four days before the tournament kicks off. Lopez, who recorded the official World Cup song, “We Are One,” with rapper Pitbull and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, had[Read More…]

Fifa Confirms Super Eagles Numbers For World Cup

Supersports.com Fifa has confirmed that the squad lists for this year’s World Cup have officially been documented and shirt numbers have also been confirmed for the 32 teams that qualified for this year’s event. Participating nations had earlier submitted provisional lists of players they intend to take to the tourney[Read More…]

Tolu Ogunlesi: Assessing Brazil

I spent two weeks in April travelling through Brazil, on a journalism fellowship sponsored by the International Reporting Project, a programme of the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. I made that trip with Nigeria constantly on my mind; a permanent backdrop to a period of fascinating insight[Read More…]