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  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Advance of four African teams a record
    27 october 2013 15:12:08
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - The fact that all four African representatives at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup at the United Arab Emirates advanced to the round of 16 is a record of sorts, marking the first time that all four African flag flyers will progress beyond the group stage since the 24-team format for the tournament started in 2007. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Team goal statistics, previous winners
    27 october 2013 11:35:31
    Dubai, UAE (PANA) - At the end of group matches Friday, Brazil, Nigeria and Uruguay emerged the top-scoring teams at the ongoing 2013 FIFA World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • SAFA backs Blatter on Africa's World Cup disadvantage
    26 october 2013 20:00:19
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The South African Football Association (SAFA) on Saturday came out in full support of FIFA President Joseph Blatter’s call for a review of the number of African and Asian slots at the World Cup. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Tit-bits, notebooks
    26 october 2013 05:56:06
    Dubai, UAE (PANA) - Tit-bits from the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the FIFA media outlet. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Last 6 slots filled Friday
    26 october 2013 05:53:07
    Dubai, UAE (PANA) - The remaining six slots in the Round of 16 at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were filled Friday with Nigeria taking its place in a more resounding fashion that any other country. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Complete list of qualifiers for the Round of 16
    26 october 2013 05:48:28
    Dubai, UAE (PANA) - Here is the complete list of qualifiers for the Round of 16 at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 Worlde Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Jonathan elated at Nigeria's performance
    25 october 2013 17:44:49
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on their 5-0 crushing defeat of Iraq Friday at the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Nigeria qualifies for 2nd round in style, batters Iraq 5-0
    25 october 2013 15:18:18
    Dubai, UAE (PANA) - Nigeria Friday lived up to its billing as one of the highest scoring sides at the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) when it battered Iraq 5-0 here in their last Group F match. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Nigeria seeks to complete African teams' advance
    25 october 2013 09:22:45
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - Nigeria plays its final group match against whipping boy Iraq here Friday in a bid to pick a ticket to the round of 16 at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Morocco 4, Panama 2, joins Tunisia, Cote d'Ivoire in 2nd round
    24 october 2013 19:02:31
    Sharjah, UAE (PANA) - Group C leaders Morocco defeated Panama 4-2 here Thursday to qualify for the round of 16 at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Morocco 2, Panama 1 at half time
    24 october 2013 16:59:56
    Sharjah, UAE (PANA) - Group C leaders, Morocco, are 2-1 ahead at half time in their match against Panama at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup Finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Japan beats Tunisia 2-1 in battle of 2nd-round qualifiers
    24 october 2013 15:23:19
    Sharjah, UAE (PANA) - Japan scored two quick goals in the closing minutes here Thursday to beat Tunisia 2-1 and consolidate their first position in Group D at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Cote d'Ivoire, qualify for 2nd round despite...
    24 october 2013 15:03:36
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - Despite placing third in the final Group B standings, African champions, Cote d'Ivoire, have qualified for the round of 16 at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA WC: Tunisia leads Japan 1-0 in last Group D match
    24 october 2013 14:37:04
    Sharjah, UAE (PANA) - Tunisia, already assured of a place in the round of 16, are 1-0 up against Japan here Thursday with about 20 minutes to the end of their Group D encounter at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Cote d'Ivoire mauls New Zealand 3-0, but......
    23 october 2013 15:52:33
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - African champions Cote d'Ivoire Wednesday won its first match at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup here, beating New Zealand 3-0.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Cote d'Ivoire in make-or-mar match
    23 october 2013 12:36:37
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire, one of Africa's four representatives at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup here, will either progress to the round of 16 or head home after its last group B game against New Zealand Wednesday, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Nigeria 3, Sweden 3 at full time
    22 october 2013 18:06:46
    Al Ain City, UAE (PANA) - Nigeria Tuesday held Sweden to a 3-3 draw here in their Group F match at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Nigeria draws level, it's now 3-3 against Sweden
    22 october 2013 17:42:19
    Al Ain City, UAE (PANA) - Taiwo Awoniyi's left footer from the edge of the penalty box drew level (3-3) for Nigeria in their Group F match at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup here Tuesday with less than 10 minutes to go. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: It's now Sweden 3, Nigeria 2 in Group F
    22 october 2013 17:27:39
    Al Ain City, UAE (PANA) - The scoreline in the Group F match at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup here between Nigeria and Sweden is now 3-2. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Nigeria trail Sweden 1-2 at half time
    22 october 2013 16:57:52
    Al Ain City, UAE (PANA) - Nigeria is behind 1-2 against Sweden in a group F match Tuesday at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • Congratulatory messages pour in for Nigeria's Under-17 team
    22 october 2013 09:23:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of its second group game later on Tuesday, congratulatory messages have continued to pour in for Nigeria's national Under-17 team, Golden Eaglets, for winning its opening match 6-1 against Mexico at the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: High-scoring Nigeria tackles Sweden
    22 october 2013 09:01:58
    Al Ain City, UAE (PANA) - Nigeria, which beat Mexico 6-1 in their opening match, will seek to prove that the victory was not a fluke when it takes on Sweden in their second group F game at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup here Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Morocco, Uzbekistan draw 0-0 in Group C
    21 october 2013 18:17:02
    Fujairah, UAE (PANA) - Morocco and Uzbekistan ended their Group C match here Monday 0-0 at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Morocco 0, Uzbekistan 0 at half time
    21 october 2013 16:55:44
    Fujairah, UAE (PANA) - Morocco and Uzbekistan are tying 0-0 at half time in their Group C match here Monday at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Tunisia in 2nd straight victory, beats Russia 1-0 Monday
    21 october 2013 15:17:23
    Sharjah, UAE (PANA) - Tunisia on Monday scored its second straight group D victory at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), when it defeated Russia 1-0 here to consolidate the group leadership. Full text...

  • FIFA ban on top Nigerian official, Adamu, ends
    21 october 2013 14:57:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The three-year ban imposed on powerful Nigerian sports official Amos Adamu by world soccer's governing body FIFA, in 2010, for breaching the federation's code of ethnics over the 2018/2022 World Cup bids, is over.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Morocco, Tunisia seek to consolidate top standings
    21 october 2013 08:49:02
    Sharjah, UAE (PANA) - Morocco and Tunisia, two of Africa's four representatives, will seek to consolidate their top standings in their groups Monday when they play their second matches in the round-robin group stage at the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Cote d'Ivoire 1, Uruguay 1
    20 october 2013 16:05:49
    Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire narrowly missed a chance to win its first match at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates Sunday, when Uruguay scored in extra time to level 1-1 in their second group B match here. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Nigeria's President congratulates victorious Eaglets
    20 october 2013 15:43:47
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday congratulated the country's national Under-17 team, the Golden Eaglets, on their ''stunning'' 6-1 victory over Mexico at the ongoing FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Cote d'Ivoire 1, Uruguay 0 (half time)
    20 october 2013 14:29:35
    Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE (PANA) - Aboubakar Keita's goal in the 17th minute has given African champion Cote d'Ivoire a 1-0 lead over Uruguay in their Group B match Sunday at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals here. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: I have scored four goals in a match before, but.... - Nigerian 4-goal hero
    20 october 2013 10:42:38
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - Kelechi Iheanacho, who scored four goals in Nigeria's 6-1 win over Mexico on Saturday in group F of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, has said he is not new to scoring four goals in a match. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: 2nd round of group matches kick off
    20 october 2013 10:11:08
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Enirates (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire, one of Africa's four representatives at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, will be in action Sunday as the second round of group matches kicks off at the tournament. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Sweden trounces Iraq 4-1; Iran holds Argentina 1-1
    19 october 2013 18:11:08
    Al Ain City, UAE (PANA) - Sweden on Saturday trounced Iraq 4-1 in their 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup Group F match played in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Sweden leads Iraq 1-0; Argentina, Iran drawing 1-1 at half time
    19 october 2013 17:10:54
    Al Ain City, UAE (PANA) - Sweden is leading Iraq 1-0 at half time in their Group F 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup match being played in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Nigeria mauls Mexico 6-1
    19 october 2013 14:59:56
    Al Ain City, UAE (PANA) - Nigeria on Saturday mauled Mexico 6-1 in their first group F match in the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup competition played at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Nigeria now leads Mexico 6-1
    19 october 2013 14:32:32
    Al Ain City, UAE (PANA) - Nigeria now leads Mexico 6-1 in their first group match being played at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain City in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Nigeria leads Mexico 5-1
    19 october 2013 14:27:48
    Al Ain City, UAE (PANA) - Nigeria leads Mexico 5-1 in their first group match being played at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain City in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Morocco, Tunisia win opening matches
    18 october 2013 15:04:19
    Fujairah, UAE (PANA) - Morocco and Tunisia Friday won their opening matches at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which kicked off Thursday at the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Tunisia leads Venezuela 2-1
    18 october 2013 14:43:43
    Sharjah, UAE (PANA) - With a little under 10 minutes remaining, Tunisia are ahead of Venezuela 2-1 in their Group D match Friday at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: It's now Morocco 3, Croatia 1 with 20 minutes remaining
    18 october 2013 14:35:10
    Fujairah, UAE (PANA) - Robert Muric scored in the 59th minute Friday to take Croatia into the score sheet in their Group C match against Morocco at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: It's Morocco 3, Croatia 0 at half time
    18 october 2013 14:27:06
    Fujairah, UAE (PANA) - With two goals from Karim Achahbar (in the 27th and 40the minutes) and one from Nabil Jaadi in the 45th, Morocco Friday raced to a 3-0 half-time lead over Croatia in their Group C opening match here at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: We can beat anyone - Nigeria coach
    18 october 2013 13:03:39
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - If the words of Nigeria's national Under-17 head coach Manu Garba are anything to go by, the country may well be preparing to celebrate its fourth FIFA Under-17 World Cup title. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Two more African teams to taste action
    18 october 2013 12:41:25
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - Morocco and Tunisia will seek to get Africa onto the scoring sheet Friday when they play their opening matches at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, which kicked off Thursday at the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: It's Morocco vs Croatia, Tunisia vs Venezuela on Friday
    17 october 2013 19:34:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Morocco and Tunisia will join the fray on Friday, the second day of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Cote d'Ivoire lose narrowly to Italy in opening game
    17 october 2013 19:19:43
    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - Italy Thursday began their 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup here on a winning note when they narrowly defeated African champions Côte d'Ivoire 1-0 on the opening day in the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Cote d'Ivoire 0, Italy 0 at half time
    17 october 2013 17:01:03
    Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (PANA) - African champions Cote d'Ivoire are locked in a 0-0 half-time score with Italy in their group B FIFA Under-17 World Cup opening match here Thursday. Full text...

  • Latest FIFA ranking for men's senior national teams in Africa
    17 october 2013 16:42:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire moved two places (from 19 in September to 17 this month) in the global FIFA ranking for African men's senior national teams and maintained its lead on the ranking for the continent, according to the latest FIFA ranking, released in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Cote d'Ivoire set to establish superiority over Italy
    17 october 2013 14:31:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - African champions Cote d'Ivoire will be seeking to establish superiority over Italy when the two countries meet in an opening Group B match Thursday as the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup (17 Oct.-8 Nov.) kicks off in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC playoff: FIFA rejects Ethiopia's protest
    17 october 2013 09:23:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - World football's governing body FIFA has rejected a protest by the Ethiopia Football Federation against the referee's decision to disallow a goal against Nigeria in their first leg, playoff match in Addis Ababa last week. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC 1st-leg playoff: Ghana humiliates Egypt 6-1
    15 october 2013 18:13:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With a 6-1 goal feast, Ghana Tuesday looked well placed to reach their third consecutive FIFA World Cup, as Egypt offered little threat in their first-leg, final African qualifying match for Brazil 2014. Full text...

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