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Germany the latest victims of the champions curse

Germany have been eliminated from a World Cup in the first round for the first time since the Second World War, as the holders are knocked out in the group stage for the fourth time this century. Leaving aside Uruguay — who won the inaugural World Cup in 1930 before not travelling to Italy for the 1934 edition — it …

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Germany’s World Cup Was A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Germany should really not be surprised by their earliest World Cup exit in 80 years. The four-time winners should have seen the red flags and heeded the warnings after failing to hit top form for almost a year prior to the tournament in Russia. But a combination of over-confidence, stubbornness and recklessness turned into a toxic mix in their Group …

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Failure To Score – Ighalo Reacts To Death Threat to Family

Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, has reacted to the alleged death threat issued to his family in Lagos on the social media due to his failure to score goals from clear-cut opportunities against Argentina, saying it was not deliberate. Ighalo, who replaced Kelechi Ihanacho in the second half of the match between Nigeria and Argentina in the ongoing World Cup …

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DALUNG, RUES LOST WORLD CUP ELIMINATION

Nigeria’s sports minister, Solomon Dalung, has described Nigeria’s 1-2 loss to Argentina on Tuesday as unfortunate. The Minister of Youth and Sports who led Federal Government’s delegation to cheer the Super Eagles in their last Group D match said the team blew its chances of beating Argentina and qualifying for a possible second round. According to him, the loss was …

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Musa, Moses Can Shoot Nigeria Back To 2022 World Cup – Sampaoli

Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli has said that with the presence of Ahmed Musa and Victor Moses in the Super Eagles, Nigeria has what it takes to qualify for the 2022 World Cup with ease. Sampaoli stated this after Argentina defeated Nigeria 2-1 to book a place to the round of 16 at the World Cup on Tuesday. He said that …

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Nigeria’s Anthem Ranked 22nd Best At 2018 World Cup

Nigeria’s national anthem has been ranked 22nd at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. This was according to English newspaper The Telegraph which ranked all the 32 countries that took part at this year’s tournament. The number one ranked anthem is that of France, at number two is Colombia that of Mexico is ranked third, Brazil in fourth and Morocco …

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Ikeme Disappointed But Proud Of Eagles Efforts In Russia

Nigerian goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has praised the Super Eagles for their efforts at the 2018 World Cup despite their exit from the tournament in the group stage. The West African giants bowed out of the competition on Tuesday night when they suffered a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to Argentina, a result which saw them finish third on the Group D log. …

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What Sampaoli Told Messi During Argentina’s Win Over Nigeria

Rumors swirled in the aftermath of Argentina’s thrilling World Cup win over Nigeria that Lionel Messi was the real manager and Jorge Sampaoli had completely lost control. The manager was spotted running on to the pitch to speak to his captain with initial reports claiming he asked permission to substitute Sergio Aguero on to the pitch. But that is wide …

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Omeruo: Argentina Did Not Work For Their Second Goal

Amid the controversies surrounding Super Eagles early exit from the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup, Chelsea defender Kenneth Omerua has said Argentina did not work for their second goal in their last group D game where they lost 1 – 2 to the Argentines. The AFCON 2013 winner said Thursday afternoon “Argentina did not work for their second goal the …

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Nigerian’s Exit’ Emotional- Ekong

Super Eagles dependable defender Ekong Williams has expressed his disappointment following their early exit from the World Cup. The Bursaspor defender took to his twitter handle after the game and wrote “Hard to describe in words how that felt. It was an emotional rollercoaster. “We gave everything against Argentina last night. He added by appreciating the stakeholders who gave him …

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