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June 8, 2014 9:06 PM World Cup 2014: U.S. heads to Brazil with boosted confidence

SAO PAULO - The U.S. headed to Brazil with boosted faith Sunday after going undefeated in its sendoff series for the first time. Playing only its third match in nine months against a World Cup team, the U.S. defense appeared firmer in a 2-1 win over Nigeria following the decision to start both Jermaine Jones and Kyle Beckerman in midfield. And Jozy Altidore 39

June 7, 2014 9:59 AM World Cup 2014

The Americans beat Azerbaijan 2-0 on May 27 in San Francisco and edged Turkey 2-1 last Sunday in suburban New York. Facing Nigeria in Florida will give the US squad a taste of the heat and humidity they will face in Brazil and a sample of the style they will see in their World Cup opener on June 16 against Ghana in Natal. The Americans, who also have Germany 26

June 6, 2014 11:03 PM BRAZIL 2014: Eagles in last test

Stephen Keshi will have a final look at his Super Eagles’ squad for the World Cup in Brazil when the Nigerian team engages its United States’ coun­terpart, later tonight, in the last tune-up international match for both sides ahead of the World Cup that kicks off next Saturday. The Nigerian team showed promise against Mexico, also Brazil-bound, in a recent 54

June 5, 2014 9:45 AM Nigeria: Brazil 2014 - I Will Give My All - Osaze

By Aderonke Ogunleye, 4 June 2014 The Super Eagles striker, Osaze Odemwingie, said he has missed the team for the last two years and is eager to contribute to the team before he calls it quits with football. He said the Super Eagles had raised the standards, which other countries especially in Africa will struggle to catch up with. Speaking after the match 19

June 5, 2014 7:05 AM Nigeria's soccer team delivers message about kidnapped girls

Nil-nil was the final score of the World Cup exhibition game played Tuesday by the national soccer teams of Greece and Nigeria at PPL Park in Chester. A no-goals tie hardly inspires. But for many green-clad Nigerians in the stands, it was a victory even before the kickoff, when Nigeria's players came out escorted by children with cards emblazoned with "#Bring 39

June 4, 2014 10:59 AM Nigeria: Keshi - No Sentiments in Picking Final 23 Eagles

By Duro Ikhazuagbe, 4 June 2014 Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, yesterday defender the final list of 23 players selected from the provisional 30 players in camp, insisting that there was no sentiments involved in his judgment of who makes the trip to Brazil next week. African Nations Cup hero, Sunday Mba, CHAN MVP, Ejike Uzoenyi, long-serving 26

June 4, 2014 10:55 AM Support Keshi's World Cup team, says James Peters

Former Super Eagles assistant coach, James Peters has described the Super Eagles' final 23-man squad named by coach Stephen Keshi for the FIFA World Cup as "the best" available and called for support for the team. "Yea, I think, without understatement that is the best list any coach can produce or present at this moment. "Well, if you come through the number 35

June 4, 2014 7:04 AM Observations Nigeria v Greece

Observations Nigeria v Greece 1. Enyeama vital to the causeGame after game, Vincent Enyeama continues to prove why he is one of the world's best goalkeepers. He always seems guaranteed to save at least two goals per game. And this time, he didn't disappoint. I have to confess I was not sold on Uchebo, especially after the Scotland game. He looked lethargic 27

June 4, 2014 6:33 AM Nigeria: NFA Hails Keshi's Final 23-Man List for 2014 World Cup

Abuja - The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) on Tuesday in Abuja commended Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagles Head Coach, for his selection of final 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup. Mike Umeh, the first Vice Chairman of the NFA, told newsmen in Abuja that the football house was not surprised at the list because of the pedigree of Keshi who was always 26

June 3, 2014 6:10 PM World Cup: Keshi Gives Reason For Dropping Mba

The Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi, has given reasons for excluding Sunday Mba from his final World Cup list on Monday. According to Keshi, Mba, did not show enough desire to be part of the 23-man squad going to Brazil. Keshi explained to, “His lateness to camp contributed (to his missing out) but outside that he did not show the hunger 37