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  • 2013 FIFA Club WC: African giants, Al-Ahly, humiliated 5-1 in 5th-place match
    18 december 2013 19:10:28
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - Eight-time CAF Champions League champions, Al-Ahly of Egypt, were a shadow of themselves Wednesday here, losing 5-1 to CF Monterrey of Mexico in the match for the fifth place at the ongoing FIFA Club World Cup, tagged Morocco 2013. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Club WC semi: Will local favourite Raja stop the Brazilian dream? (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    18 december 2013 10:41:38
    Marrakech, Morocco (PANA) - Morocco is guaranteed to come to a standstill Wednesday to watch Raja Casablanca take on Atletico Mineiro in the second semi-finals of the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, tagged Morocco 2013. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Club WC semi-finals: Will Guangzhou upset favourite Bayern Munich? (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    17 december 2013 07:46:23
    Agadir, Morocco (PANA) - Favourite Bayern Munich of Germany play its first match here Tuesday at the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup, tagged Morocco 2013, against the silent but giant-killing minnow Guangzhou Evergrande FC of China. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP: One of CAF representatives eliminated
    15 december 2013 19:28:18
    Rabat, Morocco (PANA) - One of the two African representatives at this year's FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco has been eliminated. Full text...

  • Swaziland jumps 17 places in FIFA rankings for African women teams
    15 december 2013 04:30:49
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Soccer Minnows Swaziland vaulted 17 places, from 33rd in August to 16th in December, in the latest FIFA rankings for African female national teams released in Zurich, Switzerland. Full text...

  • Roger Milla opposes German coach for Cameroon
    12 december 2013 10:02:25
    Douala, Cameroon (PANA) - Ex-Cameroon international Roger Milla has said he does not want German coach Volker Finke to lead the country's senior national team, the Indomitable Lions, to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Group draws unveiled
    06 december 2013 17:55:51
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following are the draws for the 2014 World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil, made Friday in Costa Do Sauipe, Bahia State, in Brazil. Full text...

  • FIFA president, Sepp Blatter, hails 'extraordinary' Mandela
    06 december 2013 10:50:36
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has expressed his deepest sympathy following the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela whom he hailed as an iconic figure. Full text...

  • FIFA confirm SA’s historic win over Spain as 'A' international
    28 november 2013 14:11:36
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The World football governing body, FIFA, on Thursday said that South Africa’s historic 1-0 win over Spain last week will be considered a full international despite the world and European champions fielding more than the permitted number of substitutes. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: World Cup trophy arrives in Accra
    26 november 2013 07:58:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The FIFA World Cup trophy arrived in Accra Monday from Morocco as part of a tour of 88 countries sponsored by Coca-Cola, to the excitement of Ghanaian President John Mahama, sports officials and fans. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA U-17 WWC: Ghana beats Equatorial Guinea to reach finals
    24 november 2013 07:54:03
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's U-17 women's football team on Saturday reached its fourth straight FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals after beating Equatorial Guinea 3-2 in Malabo. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Africa sends 2010 World Cup teams to Brazil
    21 november 2013 10:31:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With the conclusion of the African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, it is now obvious that the continent will be sending the same teams that qualified to represent it at the last edition of the tournament in South Africa. Full text...

  • 'Teams ECOWAS' hailed for picking 2014 FIFA World Cup tickets
    21 november 2013 09:31:02
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - With three of the five teams that will fly the African flag at the 2014 FIFA World Cup coming from West Africa, the regional bloc ECOWAS has congratulated the teams for their feat. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: CAF's Hayatou congratulates Africa's qualifiers
    20 november 2013 20:15:24
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The President of Africa's football governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou, has congratulated Africa's five teams that will fly the continent flag at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Appiah: We achieved our target
    20 november 2013 19:55:49
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's football coach Kwesi Appiah says his team achieved its target in Tuesday's second leg 2014 World Cup playoff match against Egypt in Cairo that saw the Ghanaians book their place in the Brazil finals.Full text...

  • Club World Cup to go ahead despite FIFA dispute
    20 november 2013 11:21:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - World soccer's governing body FIFA has insisted that the 2013 Club World Cup will go ahead as planned in Morocco next month, even though the football body has refused to recognise the new president of the country’s football association. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: President Mahama congratulates Black Stars for Brazil qualification
    19 november 2013 22:33:48
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Mahama on Tuesday congratulated the country's football team, the Black Stars, for securing a third consecutive qualification to the World Cup finals. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana sails to Brazil finals, eliminates Egypt 7-3 on aggregate
    19 november 2013 18:19:02
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Ghana on Tuesday booked its place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, to be hosted by Brazil, despite losing the second leg, playoff match 2-1 to Egypt in Cairo. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC final qualifier: Egypt leads Ghana 1-0 at half time
    19 november 2013 17:09:25
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - It's Egypt 1, Ghana 0 in Cairo at half time in their second-leg, final qualifying match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup match, to be hosted by Brazil. Full text...

  • SA Sports Minister blasts 'arrogant, petty' FIFA
    19 november 2013 12:55:19
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - South Africa's Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has hit out at FIFA’s “arrogance and pettiness” after the world football’s governing body said it would establish its own investigation into alleged match-fixing in exhibition games involving host South Africa ahead of the 2010 World Cup. Full text...

  • FIFA World Cup facts, figures and statistics
    18 november 2013 15:55:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following are the facts, figures and statistics about the FIFA World Cup since the inaugural event in 1930, PANA reported here, quoting the FIFA Media outlet.Full text...

  • Ghana is desperate to return to the World Cup - Gyan
    18 november 2013 14:58:09
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - Ghana, which narrowly missed reaching the semi-final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa, is desperate to return to the global football extravaganza when Brazil hosts it next year, according to team captain Asamoah Gyan. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Playoff: Ghana arrives in Cairo for Egypt clash
    18 november 2013 13:21:58
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's national football team, the Black Stars, arrived in Cairo on Monday ahead of its return leg, playoff match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Egypt on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: 24 teams have qualified for Brazil World Cup
    18 november 2013 09:02:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - As of 18 Nov. 2013, 24 teams have secured qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Appiah congratulates Keshi on Super Eagles World Cup berth
    17 november 2013 18:44:46
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has congratulated his Nigerian counterpart Stephen Keshi on the qualification of the Super Eagles for the finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Playoff: Cameroon thrashes Tunisia 4-1 to qualify for Brazil
    17 november 2013 16:01:38
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon on Sunday became the third African country to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil when it thrashed Tunisia 4-1 in their second leg playoff match at the Stade Omnisports Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Playoff: Cameroon leads Tunisia 3-1
    17 november 2013 15:40:57
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - Cameroon is leading Tunisia 3-1 (aggregate 3-1) in their second-leg 2014 World Cup qualifying playoff match at the Stade Omnisports Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Cote d'Ivoire holds Senegal 1-1, qualifies on 4-2 aggregate
    16 november 2013 21:13:42
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire booked their third straight FIFA World Cup place after drawing 1-1 with Senegal but went through on 4-2 aggregate from the first-leg 3-1 win.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Senegal 0, Cote d'Ivoire 0 at half time
    16 november 2013 20:05:18
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - It's Senegal 0, Cote d'Ivoire 0 at half time here Saturday in their second-leg, final qualifier for the 2014 World Cup to be held in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: President Jonathan congratulates Super Eagles for picking ticket
    16 november 2013 19:47:35
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Saturday hailed the country's senior national team, the Super Eagles, for qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to be held in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Nigeria, 1st African country to qualify, beats Ethiopia 2-0, 4-1 aggregate
    16 november 2013 17:12:27
    Calabar, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria Saturday became the first African country to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Brazil, after beating Ethiopia 2-0 here in the second leg of their final qualifier. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC playoff: Nigeria 1, Ethiopia 0 at half time
    16 november 2013 15:51:59
    Calabar, Nigeria (PANA) - Victor Moses scored from the penalty spot in the 20th minute here Saturday to give Nigeria a 1-0 lead over Ethiopia at half time in the second leg of their final qualifying match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Brazil.Full text...

  • FIFA Presidents' roll call since inauguration in 1904
    16 november 2013 15:35:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Following is the roll call of all presidents of the world football governing body, FIFA, from the first one, Robert Guerin, in 1904 to the incumbent, Joseph Sepp Blatter, PANA reported quoting the FIFA media outlet. Full text...

  • FIFA refuses to recognise Moroccan Football Association elections
    16 november 2013 14:54:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The FIFA Emergency Committee on Friday said it will not recognise elections held by the Moroccan Football Association (FRMF) on 10 November, 2013, according to the press statement by the FIFA media outlet, obtained here Saturday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC playoff: Scheduled 2nd-leg matches
    16 november 2013 08:54:02
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Below are the fixtures 16-19 November in the return leg, playoff qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC playoff: Ethiopia trains in Nigeria ahead of Saturday's match
    15 november 2013 17:47:41
    Calabar, Nigeria (PANA) - The Ethiopian national team, which arrived in Nigeria Thursday night for its return leg, playoff match against Nigeria in the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, trained Friday afternoon at the UJ Esuene Stadium in the southern city of Calabar, venue of the match on Saturday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Playoff: Ghana, Egypt to evaluate security measures for clash
    11 november 2013 20:26:39
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - A Ghana delegation will be in Egypt on Thursday to evaluate the security measures put in place for next week's World Cup play-off match between the two countries, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) announced on Monday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Playoff: Egypt unveils security plan for Ghana clash
    11 november 2013 13:48:27
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Football world governing body, FIFA, has unveiled a security plan designed to ensure "total protection" for all delegations that would be at next week's second leg playoff for the 2014 FIFA World Cup between Ghana and Egypt in Cairo. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President rewards victorious U-17 team
    10 november 2013 22:45:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Members of Nigeria's national Under-17 team and their officials were given cash rewards on Sunday, at a reception hosted for them by President Goodluck Jonathan for winning the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 victory: Rain of goodies awaits victorious Nigerian team
    10 november 2013 11:36:50
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of Sunday evening's hosting of Nigeria's national Under-17 team by President Goodluck Jonathan in the capital city of Abuja, Nigerians are eagerly awaiting what is sure to be a rain of goodies on the players and their officials. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: I will always remember UAE tournament - Iheanacho
    10 november 2013 09:15:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Still basking in the euphoria of Nigeria's victory at the just-concluded 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), tournament's most valuable player Kelechi Iheanacho has said he will never forget the thrills provided by the competition. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: 220,000 tickets up for grabs as next sales window opens Monday
    10 november 2013 08:44:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The next sales window for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is due to open Monday, with over 220,000 tickets up for grabs, the world soccer's governing body has announced. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Jonathan congratulates World Champions, Golden Eaglets
    08 november 2013 19:39:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan has asked the leadership of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) to ensure that the world-conquering Golden Eaglets, who have shown such immense potentials as youngsters, are properly nurtured, trained and developed to represent Nigeria at higher levels in future international football competitions. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Nigeria wins 4th U-17 title, beats Mexico 3-0
    08 november 2013 18:05:34
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - Nigeria's Golden Eaglets Friday won their fourth FIFA Under-17 World Cup when they dethroned champions Mexico 3-0 here at the finals of the 2013 edition of the competition. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC final match: Nigeria now on rampage, leads Mexico 3-0
    08 november 2013 17:43:24
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - Captain Musa Muhammed has made it 3-0 for Nigeria here Friday against defending champions Mexico with just nine minutes to go in the final match of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC final match: Nigeria now 2-0 up against Mexico
    08 november 2013 17:19:17
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - Kelechi Iheanacho knocked the ball into the net in the 56th minute here Friday to give Nigeria a 2-0 lead against defending champions Mexico in the final of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC final match: Nigeria 1, Mexico 0 at half time
    08 november 2013 16:56:18
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - Nigeria leads Mexico 1-0 at half time in the finals of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC final match: Nigeria leads 1-0 against Mexico
    08 november 2013 16:19:32
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - Nigeria has taken an early lead against Mexico in the finals of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Sweden wins bronze medal, beats Argentina 4-1
    08 november 2013 15:12:45
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - Debutants Sweden demolished Argentina 4-1 here Friday to take the bronze medal at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC third-place match: Sweden 3, Argentina 1 at half time
    08 november 2013 14:05:27
    Abu Dhabi, UAE (PANA) - Sweden, beaten 3-0 by Nigeria in the semi-final, are up 3-1 against Argentina here Friday in the third-place match at the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup finals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full text...

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