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December 13, 2013 2:41 AM Brazil 2014: Iran, Bosnia are dangerous - Mikel

NIGERIA’S midfielder, John Mikel Obi, has rated Argentina as the favourites of Group F of the Brazil 2014 World Cup but senses that the duo of Iran and Bosnia-Herzagovina consitute the major stumbling blocks to Super Eagles’ ambition to sail through the first round. Mikel gave his assessment on Thursday in an interview with where he expressed 74

December 11, 2013 9:21 PM Five matches that will decide Africa’s World Cup

Five matches that will decide Africa’s World Cup KICK OFF looks at five matches that could decide Africa’s fortunes at the World Cup in Brazil next year. Nigeria v. Bosnia-Herzegovina If one of Africa’s sides is to breach the glass ceiling of the quarter-finals this summer, then Nigeria might be the continent’s best bet. Algeria have the easy draw but lack the quality 84

December 11, 2013 6:38 AM Mission Possible? - Assessing Africa's chances at Brazil 2014

With the much anticipated Fifa World Cup draw held on December 6 and the tournament itself scheduled for summer next year, we long to see if Africa's five representatives are capable of at least qualifying from their respective groups. Group A sees the four-time African champions paired with Brazil, Mexico and Croatia. On paper, Brazil could automatically 54

December 6, 2013 5:45 AM Mba wants big guns for Eagles

The 25-year-old reckons that the competition will give players of the Super Eagles a chance to “really know the level reached” and that only a meeting with the world’s finest will see that achieved. “Some people have been praying that we avoid certain countries but the truth is we really should be prepared to meet teams like Brazil, Spain and Germany 82

November 19, 2013 10:41 PM African World Cup play-offs: Round up

Which African nations will be playing at the World Cup finals in Brazil next summer? With the second legs of the World Cup play-offs for the African teams now complete let's take a closer look at who will be appearing at next summer's World Cup in Brazil. Nigeria booked their ticket to Brazil with an assured 2-0 win over Ethiopia, which gave them a 4-1 victory 143