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Sustain The Winning Momentum – Buhari Tells Super Eagles

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Super Eagles on their 2-0 victory Friday over the national team of Iceland in their second match at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. The President expressed delight at the confidence, discipline, team-work and indomitable spirit displayed by the young Nigerian players. President Buhari urged them not to limit themselves but sustain the current ...

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Nigeria’s young goalkeeper shows no sign of stage fright

Nigeria goalkeeper Francis Uzoho listens to a question during a press conference on the eve of the group D match between Nigeria and Iceland at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena, in Volgograd, Russia, Thursday, June 21, 2018. (Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press) VOLGOGRAD, Russia — The youngest goalkeeper at the World Cup on the youngest squad of the ...

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Eagles Almost In World Cup Second Round With Iceland Win

The action on the pitch is in Kaliningrad, Saint Petersburg and Volgograd this Friday, June 22, while MD-1 activities are scheduled at Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Fisht Stadium in Sochi and Rostov Arena. Media will find a calendar of team training schedules and other media activities on the FIFA Media Channel. Media are encouraged to regularly check the calendar for ...

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Messi, Argentina beaten 3-0 at World Cup, Croatia advances

Lionel Messi’s frustrating international career may be coming to an early and anti-climactic finish after Argentina’s worst loss in World Cup group play in 60 years. With Diego Maradona watching from the stands, the 2014 runners-up were routed by Croatia 3-0 Thursday. The Croats are moving on to the round of 16. Messi got off only one shot in a ...

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Musa Double Downs Iceland To Keep Nigeria’s Dream Alive

A second-half salvo from Ahmed Musa saw Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 at the Volgograd Arena and keep their World Cup dream alive. The Super Eagles put in a disjointed showing in their opening match against Croatia, but posed far more threat against Iceland and took the lead when a scything counterattack was finished off by an emphatic Musa strike as ...

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Rohr: Nigeria Are Underdogs Against Iceland

Nigeria boss Gernot Rohr believes the Super Eagles remain underdogs ahead of their clash with Iceland. Iceland held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their opening game and could take a giant leap to the knockout stages with victory against the Super Eagles in Group D. Nigeria lost 2-0 to Denmark in their opening game and another defeat is likely ...

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We Haven’t Lost Hope – Mikel

Nigeria captain Mikel Obi says the Super Eagles are focused on reaching the second round of the 2018 World Cup despite their poor start to their campaign in Russia. The Eagles lost 2-0 to Croatia in their opening group fixture in Kaliningrad on Saturday and they have been under intense criticisms from their fans. Nigeria have a chance to keep ...

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Nigeria vs Iceland: We Will Drum Eagles To Victory – Supporters

The Nigeria Football Supporters’ Club says they will be the Super Eagles’12th player on the pitch in their tricky Group D 2018 World Cup fixture against Iceland at the Volgograd Arena. It’s a must-win encounter for Nigeria, who found themselves in a precarious situation in the tournament after losing 2-0 in their opening game against Croatia in Kaliningrad on Saturday. ...

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Onazi, Simy, Echiejile Listed In 3-5-2 Formation Ahead Iceland Clash

Coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr appears to have settled for a 3-5-2 formation for their next game against Iceland on Friday base on tips gathered by Owngoalnigeria.com editorial team. The coach gave a hint of how the team will line up by taking out time to work with some players who are likely in the running to start ...

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Rohr Clears Air On Onazi Role As Vice Captain Of Super Eagles

The much talked about Ogenyi Onazi losing the role of vice captain of the Super ‎Eagles has been addressed by coach of the team Gernot Rohr. Some reports in Nigeria alleged that the Trabzonspor midfielder has been stripped of the vice captain band after a row with captain John Obi Mikel few weeks to the start of the World Cup ...

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