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Nigeria - World Cup 2010

Nigeria - World Cup 2010

Nigeria president drops ban threat

NIGERIAN president Goodluck Jonathan last night dropped a threat to suspend the national football team from playing because of its poor World Cup showing and corruption allegations.

Nigerian FF fires top two leaders as row rumbles on

NIGERIA'S football federation (NFF) has overhauled its leadership and apologised for the poor state of its national team in a last-minute bid to reverse a directive suspending it from international matches.

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Nigeria in self-imposed wilderness

NIGERIAN President Goodluck Jonathan has suspended the national soccer team from international competition for two years following their group stage exit in the World Cup.

Nigeria 2 - 2 South Korea: Lively draw enough for Koreans

SOUTH Korea clinched a place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time on foreign soil despite being held to a draw by Nigeria in their final Group B match in Durban.

Nigeria 2 - 2 South Korea: Joy for Koreans as they make last 16

SOUTH Korea clinched a place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time on foreign soil despite being held to a draw by Nigeria in their final Group B match in Durban.

World Cup daily: Tuesday 22 June 2010

France could go out today if Mexico and Uruguay decide to play out a draw in Group A, while Lionel Messi and Argentina will be aiming to maintain their 100% record against Greece.

Kaita given protection in wake of 1,000 death threats

SECURITY around Nigeria's World Cup team will keep a close eye on midfielder Sani Kaita after he received more than a thousand death threats from home, South Africa's police said yesterday.

World Cup: Georgios Samaras feels cock-a-hoop after Greece beat Nigeria

GEORGIOS SAMARAS savoured Greece's 2-1 win over Nigeria – and claimed the Celtic connection brought his side luck.

Greece 2 - 1 Nigeria: Enyeama slip gifts Greece first ever win in finals

A BLUNDER by Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama yesterday handed Greece their first victory at the fifth attempt in two World Cup finals.

Greece 2 - 1 Nigeria: Greece grab first World Cup win over 10-man Nigeria

A BLUNDER by Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama handed Greece their first victory at the fifth attempt in two World Cup finals.

World Cup daily: Thursday 16 June

Argentina look to extend their winning run at the World Cup, Nigeria hope to bounce back against Greece, while struggling France face Mexico in the evening match.

Argentina 1 - 0 Nigeria: Maradona and Messi discover a winning formula

DIEGO Maradona thrives on attention and continuing to be acclaimed as one of the greatest players of all time, which is a recipe for keeping Lionel Messi out of the World Cup limelight according to critics.

Argentina 1 - 0 Nigeria: Argentina have magic to win competition despite Maradona's spell as coach

DIEGO Maradona's last public pronouncement before bringing his Argentina team to South Africa was that he would run naked through the streets of Buenos Aires if the Albiceleste lift the trophy next month.

World Cup daily: Saturday 12 June 2010

England's first clash of the World Cup against the USA dominates the headlines, but today also marks the start of the real testing ground for Diego Maradona as Argentina manager.

World Cup preview: Greece v Nigeria

Group A Kick off: 15:00 Date: 17 June, 2010 Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein BBC

World Cup preview: Argentina v Nigeria

Group A Kick-off: 15:00 Date: 12 June, 2010 Ellis Park Stadium, Johannesburg (BBC)

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