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World Cup 2014 review: 64 memories from 64 matches in Brazil
2 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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?
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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?
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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

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Fifa.com - 1 week ago
FIFA has noted that the court proceedings and order preventing the president of the NFF, the NFF Executive Committee members and the NFF Congress from running the affairs of Nigerian football that prompted the suspension have been withdrawn.
Bleacher Report - 3 weeks ago
FIFA has very clear rules surrounding third-party interference in national football federations. After the Nigerian government hit the Nigeria Football Federation with a court order that prevents it from doing its job, the FIFA Emergency Committee ...
The Guardian - 4 weeks ago
Stephen Keshi has announced he is stepping down as the Nigeria coach following the World Cup defeat to France, while defender Joseph Yobo has retired from international football. The Super Eagles pushed France hard in their last-16 match in Brasilia ...
THISDAY Live - 6 days ago
Former Super Eagles coach, Adegboye Onigbinde has charged the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to strive to be independent of the Federal Government to quell the supposed interference and thus avoid future FIFA bans. The NFF was recently saved the ...
The Guardian - 1 week ago
West Brom have signed the Nigeria striker Brown Ideye from Dynamo Kiev for a club-record fee believed to be around £10m. The 25-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the option of another year and becomes the Baggies' fifth new arrival of the ...
eNCA - 6 days ago
File: Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president Aminu Maigari addressing the Super Eagles in Abuja. NFF on Thursday dismissed Maigari after he was impeached for misuse of funds. Picture: BackpagePix / Norbert Okolie ...
July 25 - The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) president, Aminu Maigari (pictured) has been sacked following allegations of "financial misappropriation, misapplication and maladministration" by the NFF Executive Committee. Maigari was reportedly ...
FIFA has noted that the court proceedings and order preventing the president of the NFF, the NFF Executive Committee members and the NFF Congress from running the affairs of Nigerian football that prompted the suspension have been withdrawn.
Reuters Africa - 3 weeks ago
RIO DE JANEIRO, July 9 (Reuters) - FIFA suspended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on Wednesday on account of government interference, world soccer's ruling body said in a statement. FIFA sent a letter to the NFF last week expressing its concern ...
Not for the first time at this tournament, Nigeria's 2-0 loss to France in the Round of 16 at the World Cup 2014 revealed the outcome of disgusting football; by the term 'disgust' I mean 'small team mentality.' Before the kick-off of the World Cup it ...

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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
4 years ago
Pictures of the decisive World Cup games in Groups A and B
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4 years ago
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