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June 17, 2014 12:20 AM Iran hold Nigeria to 0-0 draw in World Cup

Nigeria and Iran played out the first draw of the 2014 World Cup in a drab 0-0 affair in Curitiba on Monday. A tournament that had been spoiling fans in Brazil with goals and excitement was due a dull match and these two sides delivered on that. Nigeria -- who are now winless in nine World Cup matches, a longer streak than anyone else in the competition 14

June 16, 2014 10:50 PM 2014 FIFA World Cup: Iran v Nigeria

Iran held Nigeria to a goalless draw in a Group F fixture in Curitiba. This result has narrowed down the chances of both these team to progress to the next round as it means they now have to beat Argentina or Bosnia-Herzegovina to make it to the Round of 16. 89'- Substitution number 2 for Iran. Khosro Heydari goes off. On comes Masoud. 87'- Iran have been disciplined 26

June 16, 2014 3:32 PM America Looks For Revenge: 2014 World Cup Day 5 Open Thread

Today, we finally get to see our very own Americans take to the field, taking on the Black Stars from Ghana, with the Yanks out to revenge a pair of losses to Ghana in the World Cup in 2006 and 2010. But first, we have two other games on tap, beginning with a heavyweight bout between Germany and Portugal at 9 a.m. PST. It's one of the top-billed games 23

June 16, 2014 11:53 AM Nigeria: Jonathan Makes Sumptuous Promises to Eagles If...

By Tony Ubani, 15 June 2014 President Goodluck Jonathan has reeled out a long list of promises to the Super Eagles if they go beyond the rounds and make an impact in the knock-out stages at the ongoing World Cup in Brazil. The Senate President David Mark, who led a powerful Federal government delegation to wish the Eagles well in Brazil, conveyed President 21

June 15, 2014 2:27 PM Third time lucky for US against Ghana?

Natal, (dpa/GNA) - In a battle to the death, striking a decisive early blow gives a fighter a huge advantage. So when the US and Ghana clash Monday in Natal in Group G, both sides will be looking to claim three priceless points before meeting Germany and Portugal in the later stages of group play. US coach Juergen Klinsmann has made this game against 41

June 11, 2014 2:33 PM Bluffer's guide to the FIFA World Cup

If you think a yellow card is something you get after an inoculation or that Kaka is the late Bollywood superstar, you may need these handy survival tips to get through cocktail conversations or office watercooler moments over the next few weeks... DON'T SAY: India. We are the current ODI world champions. SAY: This is the FOOTBALL World Cup. Spain, Germany 24

June 11, 2014 8:43 AM Africa: Enyeama - Time for Africa to Win World Cup

Super Eagles and Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, believes that an African team can reach out for the World Cup this year. Among the teams that are capable of doing great in the Brazilian tournament Enyeama tipped Ghana, Ivory Coast and of course Nigeria. Cameroon and Algeria are the other two, unmentioned representatives of the African continent 48

June 9, 2014 4:26 PM Nigeria- 3 Hopes and 1 Fear

HOPE 2- The goalkeeper- Vincent Enyeama has had a wonderful season with his club Lille in the French league and will be making his third appearance in the World Cup finals. Good reflexes, excellent shot stopper, good command of his area and one of the best keepers in Africa and in the world. If the Super Eagles are to make it out of the group stages 50

June 9, 2014 12:41 PM Nigeria Sports Five disappointing things We learnt from Nigeria's 2-1 defeat to USA

Echoes of Nigeria's 2-1 loss to USA in the wee hours of Sunday morning still reverberates with so many Nigerians already giving up hopes of the country's chances at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. If there is anything the three warm-up matches has taught us,it is the usual swansong:" don't expect anything from the Super Eagles,and let's see if they will go on to astound 58

June 8, 2014 11:00 PM Eagles agitate for appearance fees

Nigeria 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 round match win, announced for the players for Brazil 2014. “The players led by Yobo and Mikel met with NFF president 46