Tag: Brazil 2014

FIFA Rejects Suarez Appeal Against Ban

World football governing body FIFA on Thursday rejected the appeal by Uruguay and Liverpool FC striker Luis Suarez against a four-month ban from all football-related activities for biting. Suarez who was also banned for nine international matches, was punished for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during their first round group match[Read More…]

Argentina Beats Belgium 1-0 To Reach Semis

Gonzalo Higuain‘s first goal of this World Cup sent Argentina into the semifinals on Saturday with a 1-0 win over a disappointing Belgium. Argentina, which hadn’t advanced past the World Cup quarterfinals since 1990, put in its best performance so far in the tournament, controlling the match after Higuain’s eighth minute goal. The Napoli striker[Read More…]

Brazil 2014: Here’s The Full World Cup Schedule For The Knockout Stage

The bracket for the 2014 World Cup knockout stage is set and it starts Saturday, June 28 and continues until the final on Sunday, July 13. The U.S. starts its campaign Tuesday at 4 p.m. eastern against Belgium. The full schedule with dates, start times, and TV listings is below:[Read More…]

Ghana’s John Boye Pictured Kissing His Share Of $3 Million Cash Bonus [Look]

On Wednesday — a day before Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari were sent home in disgrace — Ghana’s president John Dramani Mahama had $3 million in cash flown by chartered jet to the Black Stars in Brazil to settle a dispute over appearance fees and bonuses. This money would normally be paid to players[Read More…]

Nigeria And Argentina Have Both Qualified For The Last 16 Of The World Cup

BBC Argentina and Nigeria have both qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup despite two Lionel Messi goals condemning the African side to a 3-2 defeat in their final group game. The Barcelona forward netted a fierce opener, but Ahmed Musa equalised within 80 seconds with a curling[Read More…]

Luis Suarez Could Face Ban After Bite Claim

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was at the center of another biting storm on Tuesday after appearing to sink his teeth into the shoulder of Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the teams’ decisive World Cup Group D game. Suarez and Chiellini clashed in the Italian penalty area 10 minutes from the[Read More…]

“We Need To Raise Our Game If We Want To Reach The Next Round” Mikel Obi

John Obi Mikel has declared that Nigeria now need to put up an improved performance in their next two matches at the Fifa World Cup to fancy reaching the last 16. The Chelsea midfielder expressed disappointment at the Super Eagles’ failure to defeat a plucky Iranian team on Monday. He[Read More…]

Femi Aribisala: Stephen Keshi, The Wrong Coach For The World Cup

This World Cup is done and dusted as far as Nigeria is concerned.  We would be extremely lucky to get past the first round.  There is no doubt in my mind that, barring an act of God, Nigeria’s chances are next to nothing.  The only team we have a chance[Read More…]

Brazil 2014: “We Want To Win The Cup” Mikel Obi

Nigeria and Chelsea FC midfielder, John Obi Mikel, who is making his debut after missing out on South Africa 2010 due to last minute knee surgery, said that it is a dream come true to play the World Cup in Brazil where the Eagles hope to last the distance. “We[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: Nigeria’s Super Eagles Ahead Of The 2014 World Cup

Our British colonial masters brought us a lot of good stuff. Stuff such as education, Christianity and corruption, among tohers. But probably the best thing the Brits brought to us was football. Today, in homage to the coming World Cup, we take a quick tour of the early years of[Read More…]