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  • Nigeria: Algeria in top place for 7 months running in FIFA Ranking
    18 december 2014 11:01:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - All the nine top-ranked African teams by FIFA in November maintained their positions, according to the latest rankings released Thursday and obtained by PANA here. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: African Club Champions, ES Setif, wins 5th place
    17 december 2014 19:52:41
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - ES Setif of Algeria gave the African continent something to cheer about as the 2014 CAF Champions League winners grabbed fifth place here Wednesday at the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco with a 5-4 penalty shootout win against the Sydney Wanderers of Australia after 90 highly entertaining minutes produced a 2-2 result.Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Argentine, New Zealand clubs in 2nd semi-final match
    17 december 2014 10:15:33
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - Auckland City’s surprise run to the semi-finals of the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco has earned the New Zealanders an intriguing match-up Wednesday against Copa Libertadores champions San Lorenzo of Argentina. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Real Madrid sails into final
    16 december 2014 21:42:40
    Marakesh, Morocco (PANA) - UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid proved too strong for CONCACAF Champions League holders Cruz Azul when they defeated the Mexican side 4-0 in their FIFA Club World Cup semi-final match here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Semi-final fixtures
    16 december 2014 07:41:33
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Here are semi-final fixtures at the ongoing FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco: Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: Moroccan coach resigns after team's defeat
    14 december 2014 07:57:40
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - Coach Aziz el Amri of Moroccan side, Moghreb Tetouan, has resigned in the wake of his team's disappointing showing at the FIFA Club World Cup, according to the FIFA media outlet. Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: African Kings, ES Setif, eliminated
    13 december 2014 22:26:11
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - African Champions league kings, ES Setif of Algeria, were Saturday bundled out of the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, called Morocco 2014.Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: 2 quarter-final matches on Saturday
    13 december 2014 09:25:26
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - In continuation of the FIFA Club World Cup tournament in Morocco, 2014 African Champions league winner ES Setif of Algeria will take on the Auckland City FC of New Zealand in the first quarter-finals Saturday.Full text...

  • Morocco 2014: 2014 FIFA Club World Cup begins Wednesday
    09 december 2014 06:50:47
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - All is now set for the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup, otherwise called Morocco 2014, in which seven clubs, made up of six continental club champions and the host club, will lock horns in Morocco from Wednesday. Full text...

  • Switzerland: Algeria retains top spot in FIFA ranking for Africa's senior men's teams
    27 november 2014 13:30:53
    Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Algeria maintained its lead on the latest FIFA ranking for Africa, keeping the number one slot although it fell three places to 18th globally. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Top players, FIFA, CAF, health experts unite in fight against Ebola
    17 november 2014 15:30:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Top international footballers have joined forces with the world football governing body, FIFA, the African football governing body, CAF, and health experts to raise global awareness and promote simple preventative measures in the fight against Ebola. Full text...

  • Japan: FIFA, FIFPro and INTERPOL launch joint campaign to fight match fixing
    30 october 2014 13:56:33
    Tokyo, Japan *PANA) - A global campaign, jointly organized by the World Soccer Governing body, FIFA, the International Federation of Professional Footballers' Associations (FIFPro) and INTERPOL to fight match manipulation, was launched here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Again, FIFA axe dangles on Nigeria
    26 october 2014 19:17:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - For the third time this year, world soccer's governing body, FIFA, has threatened Nigeria with a ban over interference in the affairs of the sport. Full text...

  • Nigeria: NFF escapes FIFA axe
    08 september 2014 15:17:12
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria may have escaped the axe of the world soccer's governing body, FIFA, after the deadline issued by the global body passed Monday without a ban, as the federation had threatened. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC final: Nigeria seeking revenge against Germany (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    23 august 2014 20:26:26
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) - Sunday will be the moment of truth when Nigeria takes on Germany in the final of the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President promises 'heroines' welcome' for Falconets if they win 2014 FIFA WWC
    23 august 2014 16:55:37
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has promised that the nation's team to the current 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada will be given a heroines' welcome if they won the tournament on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Jonathan salutes "rampaging" Falconets
    21 august 2014 14:18:59
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Nigeria’s under-20 female football team, the Falconets, on their qualification for the final match of the ongoing FIFA tournament in Canada. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria pounds North Korea 6-2, soars into final
    21 august 2014 08:18:57
    Moncton, Canada (PANA) - Nigeria overpowered North Korea 6-2 in regulation time Wednesday to soar into the finals of the 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria tries for final ticket
    20 august 2014 10:29:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Africa's only remaining team at the ongoing 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada will go against former champion North Korea later Wednesday for a place in the final, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria, France, Germany, North Korea through to semis
    18 august 2014 09:37:05
    Moncton, Canada (PANA) - Nigeria and France Sunday completed the semi-final fixtures at the ongoing 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Quarter-final fixtures
    16 august 2014 12:31:58
    Toronto, Canada (PANA) - Here are the quarter-final fixtures of the ongoing 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria grabs quarter-final berth
    14 august 2014 13:39:15
    Edmonton, Canada (PANA) - Nigeria on Wednesday qualified for the quarter-final of the ongoing 2014 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Canada. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Ghana narrowly misses quarter-final berth
    13 august 2014 12:30:41
    Montreal, Canada (PANA) - Despite winning two matches (1-0 against Canada and 2-1 against Finland) for a total of six points from three group A games, Ghana was Tuesday eliminated from the ongoing 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Group standings after 2nd round of matches
    11 august 2014 15:55:18
    Moncton, Canada (PANA) - Here are the standings after two rounds of matches at the ongoing 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Friday's results, Saturday's fixtures
    09 august 2014 08:49:32
    Toronto, Canada (PANA) - Here are Friday's results and Saturday's fixtures at the ongoing 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Canada. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Wednesday's results, Friday's fixtures
    07 august 2014 15:55:41
    Moncton, Canada (PANA) - Here are results of group matches played Wednesday at the ongoing 2014 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup taking place in Canada. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria vs Mexico as Ghana beats host Canada
    06 august 2014 11:29:14
    Toronto, Canada (PANA) - Nigeria files out against Mexico in group C at the Moncton Stadium Wednesday, the second day of the current FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup taking place in Canada.Full text...

  • 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...

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