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Germany Rules The World

Mario Gotze’s 113th-minute volley fired Germany to World Cup glory with a 1-0 win over Argentina at the Maracana. The tournament’s outstanding team failed to repeat the fluency and brilliance of their 7-1 semi-final romp against Brazil, but Joachim Low’s team found one more sumptuous moment during the second half of extra time. Bayern Munich playmaker Gotze, on as an 88th-minute ... Read More »

Horror As Brazil Are Humiliated By The German Machines

Germany have reached the World Cup final after they annihiliated hosts Brazil 7-1 in their semi-final clash in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday. Shorn of injured playmaker Neymar, who suffered a fractured vertebra in the quarter-final against Colombia, and suspended captain Thiago Silva, Brazil were torn apart by a ruthless Germany at Estadio Mineirao. Miroslav Klose became the leading scorer in World ... Read More »

Fifa Partner CEO arrested for Ticket scam

There are have been some rumors of selling of tickets unofficially from some FIFA partner, but it seems investigation has opened while the Brazilian police arrested the chief executive of a FIFA partner company. Ray Whelan from Match Hospitality was held at the Rio de Janeiro hotel where officials from the world’s football governing body were also staying. In the ... Read More »

World Cup: Super Eagles Get N20.8m Each

Nigeria’s Super Eagles players who qualified the nation  to a fifth World Cup will enjoy a huge largesse from FIFA largesse. Sources said some players will get as much as N20.8m each. Team officials were also not left out of the largesse with the least getting about $25,000. But it was further learnt that it was not all plain sailing ... Read More »

Higuan Blasts Argentina Into Semis

Gonzalo Higuain’s stunning strike sent Argentina into the semi-finals of the World Cup at the expense of Belgium, as Alejandro Sabella’s men ran out 1-0 winners in Brasilia. Much has been made of Argentina’s reliance on mercurial captain Lionel Messi during the tournament in Brazil, but they proved they are no one-man team with an impressive display in Brasilia on ... Read More »

Dutch Delight as Netherlands hit semis

Tim Krul was the unlikely hero as Netherlands secured a 4-3 shoot-out win over Costa Rica to book a World Cup semi-final place. Over 120 goalless minutes in Salvador, Louis van Gaal’s team struck the post or crossbar on three occasions and the Manchester United-bound manager unleashed an unexpected secret weapon from the bench during the dying seconds of extra ... Read More »

We were not disgraced

Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi

Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has said Nigeria posted a great tournament in Brazil even after they again crashed out in the World Cup round of 16. Nigeria fell 2-0 to France on Monday and thus failed to make it to the last eight, like was the case in 1994 and 1998. But Mikel insisted the Super Eagles have nothing to ... Read More »

NIGERIA CRASHES OUT AS KESHI, ENYEAMA AND YOBO QUIT

Nigeria’s senior national team, the Super Eagles failed to fly yesterday as it was downed 2-0 by the French National team fondly called Le Blue. As a result of this sad loss there are strong indications that Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi, team Captain, Joseph Yobo and first choice goalie, Vincent Enyeama may have had their last involvement with the national ... Read More »

Trust behind latest Nigeria bonus row

Trust: one small word, with far-reaching implications. In the end, Nigeria’s latest bonus standoff — imposed when a training session was cancelled after the players failed to arrive after a meeting called to demand the payment of their appearance fees overran — came down to a matter of trust. Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) chiefs expected the players to trust them ... Read More »

Brazil Squeeze Into Quaterfinals After Chilean Scare

The tension was almost unbearable, as Brazil beat Chile in a penalty shootout charged with drama and anxiety on Saturday. It wasn’t what the fans had expected, but they’ll take it – and so will Brazil. Luiz Felipe Scolari’s side survived a significant scare and are still in the World Cup. Right now, that’s all that matters. Things were almost ... Read More »