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World Cup 2014 review: 64 memories from 64 matches in Brazil
1 month ago
From Fred's fall in the opening match to Mario Götze's winner in the final, we have enjoyed 64 matches, 171 goals and one long month of football. Here are some things you might have missed, some you might not remember and some you will never forget
World Cup 2014: The top 10 goalkeepers in Brazil
1 month ago
Tim Krul drew attention to the role of the goalkeeper during Holland’s extraordinary shootout win against Costa Rica. Who are the others?
World Cup 2014: parting shots from angry players and coaches
1 month ago
Gregg Bakowski: From Fabio Capello to Kevin-Prince Boateng and Miguel Herrera, departing players and coaches aren’t going quietly
In praise of France's decision not to shelter the ball by the corner flag
1 month ago
When France were awarded a corner in the 91st minute against Nigeria they could have kept the ball and protected their lead, but they went on the attack and scored. Good for them
Pay dispute tarnishes World Cup for some, but not Nigeria’s No1 fan
1 month ago
Nigeria’s World Cup campaign offered escapism to some back home but the Super Eagles’ pay dispute, that saw players boycott training, left a sour taste in the mouth for others
World Cup 2014 talking points: Manuel Neuer sweeps up and African football
1 month ago
Guardian writers: Germany’s sweeper keeper, Algeria restoring African pride and considerations for France as they head into the quarter-finals
Antoine Griezmann stakes claim to be France’s third musketeer
1 month ago
Amy Lawrence: France were struggling going forward against Nigeria until Didier Deschamps introduced Antoine Griezmann in place of Olivier Giroud
Stephen Keshi accuses referee of ‘bias’ after Nigeria lose to France
1 month ago
The Nigeria coach criticised the referee Mark Geiger after France won the World Cup last-16 tie
France’s Paul Pogba rises to occasion to end Nigeria’s World Cup hopes
1 month ago
France reached the World Cup quarter-finals after Paul Pogba’s 79th-minute header put them on the way to a 2-0 win, rounded off by Joseph Yobo’s late own goal
France v Nigeria: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
1 month ago
Minute-by-minute report: Two late goals sent France into the quarter-finals at the expense of a determined but ultimately brittle Nigeria. Scott Murray was watching
Mikel John Obi insists Nigeria cash row is over as they focus on France
2 months ago
The Super Eagles are concentrating on beating France for a place in the quarter-finals after President Goodluck Jonathan helped resolve their $3.4m bonus concerns with bank notes
France win back the affection of public after their 2010 strike shambles
2 months ago
Tottenham and France keeper Hugo Lloris says his France team-mate are determined to build on the momentum recent results against Nigeria on Monday and make the French public proud
Americas dominating Europe at World Cup so far but will it last?
2 months ago
Teams from America have enjoyed a clear superiority over their Uefa counterparts during the group stages in Brazil, with only six from football’s traditional powerhouse in the last 16
World Cup 2014: 10 emerging players who have lit up the tournament
2 months ago
Tor-Kristian Karlsen: Divock Origi makes an impact for Belgium, Giancarlo González is living the fairytale with Costa Rica and Enner Valencia outshines his Ecuador namesake
World Cup 2014: Nigeria set sights on France after ruffling Argentina
2 months ago
Peter Odemwingie said Nigeria are confident after reaching the last 16, and now they want to go even further
World Cup 2014 talking points: Nigeria get real but Bosnia dwell on what ifs
2 months ago
Guardian staff: Stephen Keshi’s side face France with raised expectations while Honduras have made their mark with their tackling
Will Nigeria be the only African team to make it to the final stages?
2 months ago
Amy Lawrence Stephen Keshi’s Super Eagles are through to the last 16 and fellow African sides can take inspiration as they bid to join them
Lionel Messi hits double in Argentina win but Nigeria go through too
2 months ago
Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in their final game in Group F as both teams went through to the last 16 after Bosnia’s win over Iran
Nigeria v Argentina: World Cup 2014 – as it happened
2 months ago
Minute-by-minute report: Lionel Messi scores twice as Argentina claim top spot in Group F, while Nigeria, buoyed by a brilliant display from Ahmed Musa, also advance. Scott Murray was watching
Argentina see danger in their over-reliance on Lionel Messi
2 months ago
The Argentina manager, Alejandro Sabella, admitted his World Cup squad has ‘Messidependencia’ as Argentina fans poured into Porto Alegre for the Group F match with Nigeria

Latest News, Blogs & Podcasts

Premium Times - 1 hour ago
The crisis rocking Nigerian football is set to affect the Premier League as conflicting directives emerge on the continuation of league matches. On Thursday, the Chief Operating Officer of the League Management Committee, LMC, Salihu Abubakar, ordered ...
Premium Times - 23 hours ago
Chris Giwa, the man elected by a faction of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, as the federation's president has assumed office. Mr. Giwa's election is recognised by the Nigerian Sports Ministry but not recognised by world football governing body ... - 23 hours ago
Chairman of Enyimba, Felix Anyansi-Agwu has urged governments at all level, stakeholders, fans of football to support the growth of women football in Nigeria. Anyansi who headed the Nigerian delegation which finished as runners-up at the just concluded ...
Sacramento Bee - 1 week ago
It's the latest setback for Nigerian football after it was suspended from all international competitions last month by FIFA because of government interference in the running of the NFF. FIFA lifted the suspension on the understanding that the ...
Inside World Football - 2 weeks ago
August 14 - Central to recent disputes between leading stakeholders in Nigerian football and the recent FIFA suspension of Nigeria, has been the long-running dispute between Victor Runson Baribote and members of the Nigerian football hierarchy. - 1 week ago
However, those bare outcomes represent just the final page of an enthralling semi-final story that showcased two different and equally thrilling kinds of football match. The day's early game was all about one in-form team, with Nigeria carrying out a ...
Inside World Football - 3 weeks ago
Nigerian fan August 7 – Nigerian football is being made to take more time to regroup following the removal of its president and the threat by FIFA, subsequently lifted, of suspension. A federation Congress scheduled for later this month which would see ...
Nigerian Bulletin - 4 days ago
Nigeria Sports Cameroon player Albert Ebosse dies after being hit by a stone in Algeria. Discussion ... A Cameroonian player Albert Ebosse has died after he was hit by a stone from the crowd while playing a match in the Algerian football league. The 24 ...
Tribal Football - 3 weeks ago
England U21 international Ameobi was in Brazil this summer to watch older brother Shola represent the Super Eagles at the World Cup . "It will be a great honour to play for Nigeria," he said. "I would love it. I have seen how it has been with my ... - 2 weeks ago
Disturbed by the increasing Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, the Rwandan Football Federation has asked Caf for advice about potentially changing the venue of their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier with the Super Eagles next month. Three people have died ...

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World Cup 2010: Jo'burg's African immigrant fans enjoy the World Cup
4 years ago
Our photographer Andy Hall, visits Yeoville, a suburb of Johannesburg, a community of migrants from all over the country and the rest of Africa. It is a vibrant and colourful pan-African area seen as a microcosm of Africa in central Johannesburg, and is home to the most diverse community of Africans in living in South Africa.
World Cup 2010: Pictures of the decisive games in Groups A and B
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Pictures of the decisive World Cup games in Groups A and B
World Cup 2010: The best of day seven in pictures
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The best pictures of day seven at the World Cup
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