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  • Groups Formed For World Cup

    December 9, 2013 2:46 PM 232

    MATA DE SÃO JOÃO, BRAZIL—The Federation of International Futbol Association held the drawing for group selection in the 2014 World Cup to be played next June. The United States who won a berth for the World Cup earlier this year was randomly paired up with Germany, Portugal and Ghana in the seventh of eight groups formed. A total of 32 teams qualified

  • Eagles battle grueling schedule in Brazil

    December 9, 2013 2:17 PM 48

    African champions, Nigeria will battle potential exhaustion from extensive travel during the group stage of the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil. The Super Eagles will face Group F opponents, Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Argentina in Curitiba, Cuiabá and Porto Alegre respectively. Stephen Keshi’s men will make a trip of 1,726 kilometres from Curitiba

  • Sand Eagles out for third Copa Lagos title

    December 9, 2013 2:12 PM 42

    Nigeria's Supersand Eagles have dominated the past editions of the Copa Lagos Beach Soccer by winning all two previous editions of the tournament and are in line for a third triumph. The Nigerians, in 2011, stunned former world beach soccer champions, Brazil, 9-4 to win the maiden edition of the Copa Lagos Beach Soccer and the Supersand Eagles followed

  • Pienaar on Mandela: He made me proud to be South African

    December 9, 2013 1:37 PM 38

    9 December 2013 Last updated at 09:25 GMT A former captain of South Africa's rugby team has described the moment Nelson Mandela famously donned the Springboks jersey at the 1995 World Cup final in Johannesburg. Francois Pienaar spoke to BBC Hardtalk about the gesture - which was viewed by many as a defining moment for the "Rainbow Nation". Up until that game, the national

  • Two ex-Notts County players the subject of spot-fixing allegations

    December 9, 2013 9:02 AM 45

    SIX people remain in custody after being arrested in connection with a second investigation into football spot-fixing following allegations that a player rigged a Championship game for cash. The National Crime Agency (NCA) said it acted after being passed information by the Sun on Sunday newspaper. The tabloid reported that an undercover investigator

  • Mandela the secret weapon in 1995 final

    December 9, 2013 6:50 AM 38

    For South Africans, winning the 1995 Rugby World Cup final marked the emergence of the "Rainbow Nation" -- for New Zealanders, it was the day Nelson Mandela single-handedly outpsyched the mighty All Blacks. The Jonah Lomu-inspired New Zealanders were red-hot favourites going into the decider, breezing through the group stages and humiliating England

  • NFF Gives Keshi Free Hand On Team Base Camp

    December 9, 2013 6:29 AM 40

    For the very first time in the history of Nigeria’s participation in the FIFA World Cup finals, the Nigeria Football Federation has given Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, the free hand to determine where his wards will make home at next year’s finals. Keshi, who captained Nigeria in her very first appearance at the FIFA World Cup finals, in USA in 1994, said he cherished

  • Keshi to pick Eagle's pre WCup nest

    December 9, 2013 6:09 AM 65

    Nigeria head coach, Stephen Keshi, has been handed the decision to determine where he would prefer as his Team Base Camp for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil. Keshi said the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has given him "the free hand to select the Team Base Camp." “I am happy to have been given the free hand to select the Team Base Camp. You may think

  • Ashes 2013-14: Mitchell Johnson & Ben Stokes charged by ICC

    December 9, 2013 4:49 AM 44

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson have been charged by the International Cricket Council for a clash during the second Ashes Test in Adelaide. The pair exchanged words on the fourth evening and barged shoulders as Stokes ran a single before being separated by umpire Kumar Dharmasena.

  • HotSports Rolls Out Brazil 2014 Hospitality Packages, Articles

    December 9, 2013 4:15 AM 60

    In a bid to make the FIFA Brazil 2014 World Cup a worthwhile and hassle-free experience for Nigerians interested in visiting venues during the quadrennial tournament, HotSports Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s foremost sports production and marketing company, in conjunction with its international partner, According to the CEO of HotSports, Taye Ige, the services