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  • 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...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Brazil beat Chile 3-2 on penalties to reach quarter-finals
    28 june 2014 20:05:30
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil (PANA) - Hosts Brazil on Saturday reached the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup after beating Chile 3-2 on penalties.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Brazil, Chile open round 2 (Preview)
    27 june 2014 23:41:57
    São Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - Brazil and Chile will open second round action at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on Saturday, when they clash in Belo Horizonte, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Uruguay clashes with Colombia in second round
    27 june 2014 23:02:35
    São Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - Uruguay and Colombia will clash Saturday in the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: President Mahama calls for investigation into World Cup fiasco
    27 june 2014 15:03:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's president John Dramani Mahama says a committee should be set up to find out why the Black Stars crashed out at the group stage of the World Cup for the first time ever. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ivorian FA takes blame for team's poor outing in Brazil
    27 june 2014 11:11:22
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) - The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has taken the blame for the team's poor outing at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where the Elephants were eliminated in the first round.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: It's rest day!
    27 june 2014 10:21:08
    Cuiaba, Brazil (PANA) - Friday (27 June) is being observed as a rest day for the 16 remaining teams at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: GFA boss says 'appearance fee syndrome' sank the Black Stars
    27 june 2014 10:04:05
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi says the "appearance fee syndrome" caused the first round exit of the Black Stars from the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Algeria joins Nigeria in Round of 16, makes history
    26 june 2014 23:13:39
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - Algeria played 1-1 with Russia Thursday in their final group H match in Curitiba to sail into the second round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Pairings for second round
    26 june 2014 22:23:35
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) – The following are the pairings for the next stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil after the completion of the group matches on Thursday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Algeria goes through to next stage with 1-1 draw against Russia
    26 june 2014 22:08:56
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA - Algeria became the second African country after Nigeria to qualify for the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil when it drew 1-1 with Russia at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba. ) Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana's coach Appiah holds out hope for young players
    26 june 2014 19:52:35
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has held out hope for the new generation of players in the Black Stars, stressing the need to continue building a team.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana eliminated from World Cup
    26 june 2014 19:40:36
    Brasilia, Brasil (PANA) - The Black Stars of Ghana Thursday crashed out in the group stage of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, after losing 2-1 to Portugal in Brasilia in their final Group G game.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana bows out with 1-2 loss to Portugal
    26 june 2014 18:00:03
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Portugal beat Ghana 2-1 in their final group G match played Estadio Nacional in Brasilia in Brazil to end Ghana's participation in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana axes two key players (Updated, with reasons for the action)
    26 june 2014 12:56:15
    Brasilia, Brasil (PANA) - Two key members of Ghana's Black Stars have been axed from the team, hours before it takes on Portugal in their final Group G game in Estadio Das Nacionale Das Brasilia, Brazil, host of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup, PANA reported Thursday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Day 15 fixtures, updated results
    26 june 2014 09:48:52
    Cuiaba, Brazil (PANA) - Following are Day 15 fixtures and updated results of matches played so far at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: We should have beaten Argentina - Keshi
    25 june 2014 22:39:41
    Porto Alegre, Brazil (PANA) - Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said his team should have beaten Argentina in their final group match at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup Wednesday, but for the fact that they showed too much respect for the South Americans.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ahmed Musa, first Nigerian to score brace at World Cup
    25 june 2014 22:22:32
    Porto Alegre, Brazil (PANA) - With his two goals against Argentina on Wednesday in their final group match at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Super Eagles' striker Ahmed Musa became the first Nigerian to score a brace at the global tournament.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Bahraini to handle Ghana-Portugal clash
    25 june 2014 22:08:20
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Bahrainj Nawaf Shukralla will handle Ghana's final World Cup group G match against Portugal on Thursday in Brasilia. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Nigeria loses 2-3 to Argentina but qualifies for Round of 16
    25 june 2014 18:54:15
    Porto Alegre, Brazil (PANA) - Nigeria Wednesday qualified for the round of 16 at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil although it lost 2-3 to Argentina here in a group F match. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: "Don't give up", Ivorian coach tells players
    25 june 2014 17:02:56
    Fortaleza, Brazil (PANA) – Shortly after resigning following the elimination of Cote d'Ivoire from the 2014 FIFA World Cup, coach Sabri Lamouchi Tuesday said that the players should not give up. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana desperate to sustain campaign (Preview)
    25 june 2014 15:01:31
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - Ghana goes into its third group game against Portugal at the Estadio Du Nacionale Du Brasilia in Brazil Thursday in a desperate attempt to sustain its campaign in the 2014 FIFA World Cup by progressing to the next round. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Cote d'Ivoire's coach resigns
    25 june 2014 08:02:34
    Fortaleza, Brazil (PANA) - Coach of Cote d’Ivoire's national football team Sabri Lamouchi Tuesday announced his resignation following the team's 2-1 loss to Greece that caused the Africans to be eliminated from the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Italian referee for Nigeria/Argentina match
    24 june 2014 17:21:44
    Porto Alegre, Brazil (PANA) - World soccer's governing body FIFA has picked Italian referee Nicolas Rizzoli for Wednesday's final Group F match between Nigeria and Argentina at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Porto Algre, Brazil, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Neymar emerges top scorer so far
    24 june 2014 08:45:51
    Fortaleza, Brazil (PANA) - Brazilian striker Neymar has emerged the top scorer so far at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup after scoring two goals in his country's 4-1 defeat of Cameroon in their final group match on Monday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Brazil beats Cameroon 4-1 to top Group A
    23 june 2014 23:05:01
    Brasilia, Brazil (PANA) - Brazil on Monday beat Cameroon 4-1 in their final Group A match to top the group.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ivorian referee Doue Noumandiez to officiate France-Ecuador match
    23 june 2014 22:15:48
    Fortaleza, Brazil (PANA) - After his baptism of fire during the opening match of Group B of the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Chile to Australia in Cuiaba, Ivorian referee Desire Doue Noumandiez, will be back on the field on Wednesday in final group match between France and Ecuador.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Côte d'Ivoire faces Greece without Zokora, Ya Konan
    23 june 2014 20:38:33
    Fortaleza, Brazil (PANA) - The Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire will play their final Group C match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday night at Fortaleza, Brazil, without defender Didier Zokora and midfielder, Didier Ya Konan, according to a source close to the Ivorian side. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Cameroonians celebrate African victories in Brazil
    23 june 2014 16:13:51
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) – Although their team has not won a match at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, Cameroonians back home are celebrating the victories recorded by Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Nigeria.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Eliminated Cameroon needs to regain esteem (Preview)
    23 june 2014 10:24:11
    Cuiaba, Brazil (PANA) - Cameroon, one of Africa's five teams at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil, goes into Monday night's match against host Brazil as a mere formality, having already been eliminated from the tournament. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana spews record-setting goals
    23 june 2014 10:15:43
    Cuiaba, Brazil (PANA) - Ghana's Black Stars have inadvertently been the team providing record setting goals at the four-yearly FIFA World Cup, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Day 12 fixtures, updated results
    23 june 2014 09:38:20
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - Following are Day 12 fixtures and updated results of matches played so far at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana coach Appiah warns Black Stars against Ronaldo distration
    22 june 2014 18:44:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has warned the Black Stars not to be be distracted by Cristiano Ronaldo's talents as they meet Portugal in the final group match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) website reported on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Nigerians celebrate Eagles' victory over Bosnia
    22 june 2014 17:34:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerians are in a celebratory mood following the national team's 1-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovinia on Saturday at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ex-Nigeria coach hails Eagles' victory over Bosnia
    22 june 2014 16:13:04
    Cuiaba, Brazil (PANA) - Ex-Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has hailed the Super Eagles for their 1-0 victory over debutants Bosnia and Herzegovinia on Saturday at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: 'It is a good day for Africa,' says Keshi
    22 june 2014 09:30:31
    Cuiaba, Brazil (PANA) - It was a good day for Africa as Ghana and Nigeria had splendid results at the 014 2World Cup in Brazil on Saturday, Nigerian Coach Stephen Keshi declared at the post-match conference after Nigeria's 1-0 win over Bosnia Herzegovina. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Bosnian coach concedes defeat
    22 june 2014 09:15:29
    Cuiaba, Brazil (PANA) - The Bosnian coach, Safec Susic, has congratulated Nigeria for the 1-0 victory and said that the goal by Nigeria was not disputable. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Black Stars 'gave it our all' in German draw - Appiah
    22 june 2014 06:57:31
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's coach Kwesi Appiah has said the Black Stars gave everything in their 2-2 draw with Germany on Saturday in their Group G match at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Fortaleza, Brazil. Full text...

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