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  • Qatar: Fans to watch 2022 FIFA WC matches on big screens if......
    22 july 2014 15:23:52
    Doha, Qatar (PANA) – Organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted by Qatar, are already planning to satisfy the numerous fans and supporters who would not all be able to go to stadiums.Full text...

  • Nigeria: FIFA lifts suspension on Nigeria
    18 july 2014 17:05:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The World Soccer governing body, FIFA, Friday lifted the suspension it imposed on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on 9 July, 2014, on account of government interference. Full text...

  • Nigeria: MPs urge executive to help avert FIFA hammer over sack of football executive
    15 july 2014 16:19:30
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – The Nigerian House of Representatives Tuesday urged the nation’s Minister of Sports, Dr. Tamuno Wenike Danagogo, to, as a matter of urgency, ensure that FIFA's sledgehammer does not fall on Nigeria. Full text...

  • Nigeria: CAF drops Nigerian referee after FIFA suspension
    15 july 2014 10:11:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - African soccer's governing body, CAF, has dropped the Nigeria Football Federation’s FIFA Adviser and Consultant on refereeing Linus Mba following last week's suspension of Nigeria by the global football body over government interference in the affairs of the Nigeria federation. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: It's Germany for fourth time!
    13 july 2014 23:02:50
    Rio de Janerio, Brazil (PANA) - For the third time in a row and for the fifth time overall, the World Cup final was Sunday decided after extra time, as hard fighting Germany emerged winner over Argentina through the lone goal by substitute Mario Goetze. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Award winners
    13 july 2014 22:13:31
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - The following are the winners of awards at the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Brazil hands over to Russia as date for next World is fixed
    13 july 2014 21:53:31
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - The draw for the preliminary competition for the next World Cup, Russia 2018, will be held in Saint Petersburg next July to chart the road FIFA member countries will pass through to get to the 21st edition of the global showpiece. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Germany win 2014 World Cup
    13 july 2014 21:43:52
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) – Germany are the new football World Cup champions. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Netherlands humbles Brazil 3-0 to win third place spot
    12 july 2014 22:02:01
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - The Netherlands on Saturday humbled Brazil 3-0 at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia to win the third place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Argentina chasing third win, Germany fourth (A preview)
    12 july 2014 14:30:12
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - The 2014 FIFA World Cup final match here Sunday will certainly maintain the tradition of an indigenous coach winning the World Cup as Germany and Argentina clash for the third time. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Enyeama, Omeruo miss out in FIFA award lists
    12 july 2014 12:57:05
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - The duo of Nigeria's Goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama and defender, Kenneth Omeruo, who were previously in contention for the adidas Golden Glove and the Hyundai Young Player Award, have now been dropped from the list as FIFA Friday unveiled the shortlists for all the awards. Full text...

  • Cameroon: FIFA approves FECAFOOT's plan to resolve football crisis
    12 july 2014 12:37:58
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The world football governing body, FIFA, has approved plans by the Cameroonian football federation (FECAFOOT) to resolve the crisis that hit the federation more than a week ago, Joseph Awona, chairman of the normalization committee for the institution, said here on Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt denies interference in football
    11 july 2014 13:34:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - After a FIFA axe landed on their head with an indefinite suspension of their football federation due to government interference, Nigerian authorities have denied they ever interfered in the running of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Full text...

  • Ghana: Gov't denies religious conflict claims of asylum seekers in Brazil
    11 july 2014 13:12:27
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Ghana government on Friday strongly denied claims by some supporters of the Black Stars who are allegedly seeking asylum in Brazil on the basis of "religious conflict" in the country. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Dutch pay the penalty, Argentina sails into final
    10 july 2014 00:06:57
    São Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - In a repeat of the 1986 and 1990 final, Germany and Argentina will clash at the 2014 FIFA World Cup final in Brazil, as the Dutch on Wednesday night lost a tension-soaked semi finals to Argentina through penalty shootout.Full text...

  • Brazil: FIFA suspends Nigeria
    09 july 2014 20:50:35
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - World soccer's governing body, FIFA, has suspended the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect due to government's interference, the global federation said in a statement issued here Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Netherlands, Argentina in crunch duel (Preview)
    09 july 2014 09:37:18
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - If past results and the current scoring form are anything to go by, World Cup underachiever The Netherlands may prevail Wednesday night against Argentina in the semi final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil that looks like a duplicate of the 1978 World Cup final. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Amazing disgrace - Germany puts in extra in spelling Brazil with goals
    08 july 2014 23:41:36
    São Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - Amazing disgrace. Germany 7, Brazil 1, semi-final of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Germany humiliate Brazil 7-1 to reach finals
    08 july 2014 22:15:46
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil (PANA) – Germany reached the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals after mauling Brazil 7-1 in their semi-final match Belo Horizonte. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: African referees among last set of officials at 2014 World Cup
    08 july 2014 12:01:06
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Two groups of African referees are among the officials selected by world soccer's governing body, FIFA, to officiate the remaining matches at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, according to African soccer's governing body, CAF. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Tit-bits, facts ahead of semi-final matches
    07 july 2014 15:11:43
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - The following are facts and tit-bits ahead of the semi-final matches at the current 2014 FIFA World Cup featuring Brazil vs Germany and Argentina vs Netherlands. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Argentina to miss key play in semi-final clash with Netherlands
    07 july 2014 14:46:22
    São Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - Angel Di Maria, the striker whose goal in the 118th minute against hard-fighting Belgium secured Argentina the ticket for the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi final, will be a glaring absentee in Wednesday's duel against the Netherlands. Full text...

  • Nigeria: FIFA may sanction Nigeria
    06 july 2014 15:19:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The axe of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, is dangling over Nigeria's head, following the dissolution of the executive committee of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in shady circumstances, PANA reported Sunday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Why we changed goalkeeper before penalties - Dutch coach
    06 july 2014 09:51:41
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Dutch coach Louis van Gaal has said he replaced first choice goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with Tim Krul towards the end of extra time of his team's goalless encounter with Costa Rica Saturday because Krul is bigger and can stop penalties. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Stage set for epic semi-finals
    06 july 2014 09:29:51
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - With the last two semi-finalists emerging Saturday at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the stage is set for epic clashes that will involving teams that have won the tournament 10 times among them, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 to reach semi-finals
    05 july 2014 18:01:22
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Argentina on Saturday beat Belgium 1-0 to reach the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Germany, Brazil sail into semi-finals
    04 july 2014 22:34:55
    Fortaleza, Brazil (PANA) - Germany and Brazil sailed into the semi-finals on Friday after victories over France and Colombia respectively. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Germany dispatches France 1-0 to reach last 4
    04 july 2014 21:58:04
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - The French dream at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil ended Friday when it fell 1-0 to the ruthless German machine. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana sets up committee to investigate poor performance at World Cup
    04 july 2014 20:30:05
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The Ghana government on Friday set up a three-man committee to investigate the poor performance of the Black Stars in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Cameroonian MPs grill Sports minister on Lions' defeat in Brazil
    04 july 2014 15:12:57
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – Cameroonian parliamentarians, who met in ordinary session here, Friday grilled the Minister of Sports and Physical Education, Adoum Garoua, on the defeat of the Indomitable Lions at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, parliamentarian sources told PANA.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Action resumes after two-day rest
    04 july 2014 13:28:19
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - Action was due to resume Friday after two rest days at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana coach Appiah says he will not quit
    02 july 2014 18:00:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – The coach of Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah, has stated categorically that he will not resign despite calls on him to quit after the dismal performance of the players in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Line-up quarter-final matches
    01 july 2014 22:42:32
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) – The following is the line-up of the quarter-final matches in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Madjib Bougherra - Algerian team deserves respect after Germany match
    01 july 2014 19:26:15
    Porto Alegre, Brazil (PANA) – Algerian defender, Madjib Bougherra, says his country's football team deserves respect despite losing to Germany on Monday in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Africa's World Cup dreams end early again (Sports Feature By Segun Adeyemi, PANA Correspondent, Lagos)
    01 july 2014 15:27:26
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Monday's elimination of Africa's two remaining teams at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil marked the end of another dream by the continent's five participants of achieving honours at the four-yearly tournament. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Algeria's elimination marks total ouster of African teams
    30 june 2014 23:41:56
    Porto Alegre, Brazil (PANA) - With the elimination of Algeria from the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on Monday night, all five African teams at the tournament have now been swept out. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Germany beat Algeria 2-1 to end Africa's participation in tournament
    30 june 2014 22:59:57
    Porto Alegre, Brazil (PANA) – Africa’s last hope of reaching the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil ended in tears at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre on Monday as Algeria were defeated by Germany 2-1. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Nigeria captain retires after 100 international matches
    30 june 2014 22:18:42
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Nigeria's captain Joseph Yobo has announced his retirement from the Super Eagles after Monday's 2-0 loss to France at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: We lost to poor officiating - Keshi
    30 june 2014 21:14:20
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Nigeria's head coach Stephen Keshi has attributed the Super Eagles' elimination from the 2014 FIFA World Cup to bias officiating by referee Mark Geiger of the United States. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Eagles miss quarter finals again
    30 june 2014 20:14:02
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - A second half full of errors cost Nigeria's Super Eagles a quarter-final ticket at the magnificent Maracana Stadium here Monday at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Nigeria captain, Yobo, joins FIFA Century Club Monday
    30 june 2014 09:17:52
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Super Eagles of Nigeria skipper Joseph Yobo will join the FIFA Century Club Monday when he makes his 100th international appearance in the team's second round match against France at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Mikel Obi hails Yobo on his 100th cap
    30 june 2014 09:10:46
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Super Eagles' midfielder John Mikel Obi has congratulated team captain Joseph Yobo who will attain 100 caps in Monday's second round match against France at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Hot weather worries Super Eagles
    30 june 2014 08:58:44
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Nigeria's Super Eagles are worried about the hot weather in Brazil's capital city, Brasilia, venue of Monday's second round match against France at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup, according to head coach Stephen Keshi. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Super Eagles lifted with US$250k ahead of France tie
    30 june 2014 08:50:51
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Ahead of their second round match against France Monday evening at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Nigeria's Super Eagles have been motivated with a cash gift of US$250,000, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Black Stars arrive back home with apology
    29 june 2014 19:02:52
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The Black Stars arrived back home on Sunday afternoon after failing to qualify for the knock-out stage of the 2014 World Cup tournament for the first time. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Contest for Fair Play begins
    29 june 2014 09:37:23
    São Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - As the race for the FIFA Fair Play contest commenced with the Round of 16 at Brazil 2014, all the teams remaining in the competition have players already booked. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Eagles' training boycott makes headlines in Brazil
    29 june 2014 09:32:15
    São Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - African teams featuring at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil have made newspaper headlines for negative reasons. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Preview of Sunday's matches
    29 june 2014 09:25:39
    São Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - Two perennial under achievers in the World Cup, Netherlands and Mexico, will lock horns later on Sunday at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, one of the venues of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: US referee for Nigeria-France clash
    29 june 2014 09:15:53
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Monday's round of 16 encounter between France and Nigeria at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil will be refereed by America's Mark Geiger. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Nigeria's Super Eagles retain green shirt against France
    29 june 2014 09:08:51
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Nigeria's Super Eagles, even though designated the away team in Monday's encounter with France in the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in France, will wear the traditional all green attire while the host side, France, has opted for white shirts instead of its traditional blue. Full text...

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