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  • 2014 FIFA WC: Belgium, Germany, Switzerland join Italy, Holland in finals
    12 october 2013 11:31:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Belgium, Germany and Switzerland were the latest countries to book their places at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil, PANA reported from here Saturday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Playoff: President Mahama rallies country behind Black Stars
    09 october 2013 13:18:50
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Mahama on Wednesday rallied the country behind the Black Stars, the country's senior national football team, when he visited them during their training at the Accra Sports Stadium ahead of Tuesday's 2014 FIFA World Cup playoff match against North African giant Egypt. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC playoff: Nigeria's Super Eagles begin training for Ethiopia
    09 october 2013 08:56:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Super Eagles have kick-started training ahead of their away clash against Ethiopia in the first leg playoff for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Playoff: Ghana Black Stars begin training
    09 october 2013 08:18:25
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Nineteen members of the Black Stars, Ghana's senior football team, turned up for training as coach Kwesi Appiah began preparations for the crucial first leg World Cup playoff against Egypt in Kumasi on 15 Oct. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Playoff: Nigerian fans to invade Ethiopia
    08 october 2013 14:12:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian football fans, known for their high-decibel singing and drumming during matches involving the country's national teams, will travel to Addis Ababa in large numbers to cheer the Super Eagles to victory over the Walya Antelopes of Ethiopia in Sunday's first leg playoff match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Playoff: Ghana requests venue change for Egypt clash
    08 october 2013 11:43:02
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana has written to world football governing body FIFA requesting for the return leg of the World Cup qualifying playoff with Egypt on 19 Nov. to be moved to a "safe and secure venue", following recent political unrest in the North African country which has claimed hundreds of lives. Full text...

  • Morocco 2013 FIFA Club WC: FIFA announces prelim ticket sales details
    06 october 2013 12:28:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - World football governing body, FIFA, Saturday announced the preliminary details for the sale of tickets for the 2013 FIFA Club World Cup tournament, holding in Morocco 11-21 December, PANA reported, quoting the FIFA media outlet. Full text...

  • 2014 WC playoffs: No special incentives for Nigeria to beat Ethiopia
    03 october 2013 09:14:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ahead of Sunday's opening of Nigeria's camp for this month's match against Ethiopia in the playoffs for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Nigerian football authorities have said there will be no special incentives for the national team, the Super Eagles, to beat its Ethiopian counterpart. Full text...

  • FIFA U-17 WC: Minister charges Nigeria's team to win
    02 october 2013 05:55:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Minister of Sports Bolaji Abdullahi has urged the country's Under-17 team, Golden Eaglets, to win the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup, due to kick off in the United Arab Emirates 17 Oct. Full text...

  • FIFA 2014 WC Playoff: Ghana names team for Egypt clash
    01 october 2013 12:06:38
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's coach Kwesi Appiah has named a 25-man squad for the first leg of the 2014 FIFA World Cup playoff match against Egypt in the central Ghanaian city of Kumasi, recalling goalkeeper Richard Kingson, midfielders Michael Essien and Sulley Muntari and striker Jordan Ayew. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Senegal, 13th, Cote d'Ivoire, last, in overall placings
    30 september 2013 12:47:43
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - The two African representatives at the just-ended 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer Worlde Cup in Papeete, Tahiti, Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire, were ranked very lowly in the finals placings announced by FIFA. Full text...

  • Previous winners of FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
    29 september 2013 09:11:11
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - Here is the list of previous winners, runners-up, third place and fourth place winners of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, starting from when it was supervised by Beach Soccer World Wide (BSWW) and called the Beach Soccer World Championship to when it became a FIFA tournament: Full text...

  • 2013 Beach Soccer WC: Russia beats Spain 5-1 to win 2nd successive title
    29 september 2013 08:40:49
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - Russia Saturday (Sunday in Africa) retained its FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup crown with a comfortable 5-1 win over an outclassed Spain, the same night Beach Soccer power house Brazil denied brave host Tahiti a final flourish to its remarkable campaign with a penalty shoot-out victory. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Spain, Russia qualify for finals
    28 september 2013 10:06:06
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - Four-time winners Brazil will miss their first final in eight years after Spain Friday (Saturday in Africa) secured a 2-1 comeback win in extra time to reach the finals of the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Papeete, Tahiti. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Brazil, Russia, Spain and host Tahiti reach semis
    26 september 2013 09:23:21
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - Brazil, by far the most successful Beach Soccer nation in the world, Wednesday (Thursday in Africa) justified its world rating when it qualified for the semi-final of the ongoing 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Papeete, Tahiti, beating moderate Japan 4-3. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Quarter-final fixtures
    25 september 2013 07:42:22
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - Below are the quarter-finals fixtures at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, being played at the To'ata Stadium, Papeete, Tahiti. Full text...

  • FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Africa's poor outing persists (News Analysis by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    23 september 2013 18:04:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With Sunday's ouster of both Cote d'Ivoire and African Champions Senegal from the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Tahiti, Africa continued to maintain its tradition of generally performing poorly in the now bi-annual international competition. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Africa's 2nd representative, Senegal, eliminated
    23 september 2013 08:34:25
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - African champion Senegal and the continent's second flag-bearer was Sunday (Monday in Africa) bundled out of the ongoing 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup finals in Tahiti, after losing its second match 3-8 to Brazil in Group C. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: C/d'Ivoire ousted, Russia, Japan reach quarters
    23 september 2013 07:20:42
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire, one of Africa's two representatives at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Tahiti, was Sunday (Monday in Africa) eliminated from the tournament, after losing its third straight match, 3-4, to Japan. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Results and standings for Groups C and D
    21 september 2013 08:57:31
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - The following are the results of matches in Groups C and D played on Friday (Saturday in Africa) and standings in the ongoing 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Papeete, Tahiti. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: African teams stumble as Senegal and Cote d'Ivoire lose
    21 september 2013 07:37:55
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - African teams featuring in the ongoing 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Papeete, Tahiti, stumbled on Friday (Saturday in Africa) when they lost their respective second group matches. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifier: Ghana changes date of Egypt playoff
    20 september 2013 18:41:57
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana Football Association (GFA) has changed the date for next month's World Cup playoff against Egypt, scheduled for the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: It's Senegal vs Iran, Cote d'Ivoire vs Russia in 2nd group matches
    20 september 2013 08:48:15
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - African teams featuring in the ongoing 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Papeete, Tahiti, return to action Friday (Saturday in Africa) when they play their second group matches. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Groups A, B opening fixtures
    19 september 2013 19:12:44
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - Here are the fixtures in Groups A and B at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, taking place Thursday (Friday Lagos time) in Papeete, Tahiti. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Holder Russia, Brazil win opening matches
    19 september 2013 08:52:56
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - Defending champion Russia Wednesday hit Japan 4-1 in a Group D opening match at the 18-28 Sept. 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Papeete, Tahiti. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Senegal wins, Cote d'Ivoire loses
    19 september 2013 06:42:45
    Papeete, Tahiti (PANA) - A late goal from Babacar Fall ensured that African champion Senegal claimed three crucial points with a 5-4 win over Ukraine as the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup began Wednesday in Papeete, Tahiti. Full text...

  • FIFA 2014 WC qualifier: Ghana-Egypt match fixed for Kumasi
    18 september 2013 19:34:13
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The first-leg tie of the FIFA 2014 World Cup qualifying play-off between Ghana and Egypt will be played at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, central Ghana. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Ivorian coach targets 2nd round
    18 september 2013 08:18:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Jean Soro, coach of Cote d'Ivoire's team to the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup starting in Tahiti Wednesday (18Sept), says his team will have achieved a lot if it qualified for the second round from Group D. Full text...

  • Nigeria's head coach responds to FIFA query over racist comments
    18 september 2013 08:16:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's head coach Stephen Keshi has responded to the query issued to him by world soccer's governing body, FIFA, over alleged racist comments he made against Malawi coach Tom Saintfiet. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Senegalese president rallies national support behind team
    18 september 2013 07:52:28
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - President Macky Sall of Senegal has rallied the entire Senegalese population behind the country's team to the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, according to the media outlet of the World Football Governing Body, FIFA. Full text...

  • FIFA Beach Soccer WC: Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire in action as tournament begins
    18 september 2013 07:31:03
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Africa's two representatives at the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in Tahiti (Tahiti 2013), Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal, are due to taste action Wednesday when the tournament opens in Papeete, Tahiti. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifier: Mixed reactions as Ghana faces Egypt in 2014 World Cup playoff
    17 september 2013 13:46:15
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Football administrators and officials have expressed mixed reactions as Ghana drew Egypt in the playoff for the 2014 World Cup to be hosted by Brazil. Full text...

  • Fixtures for African playoffs for 2014 World Cup
    16 september 2013 12:29:37
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The fixtures for the African playoffs for the 2014 FIFA World Cup have been revealed, following the draw held at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo, Egypt, Monday. Full text...

  • Draw for African playoffs for 2014 FIFA World Cup holds in Cairo
    16 september 2013 09:19:21
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The draw for Africa's last qualifying round for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is due to be held later Monday at the headquarters of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo, the Egyptian capital, PANA reported.. Full text...

  • Latest FIFA ranking for men's senior national teams in Africa
    15 september 2013 08:35:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire maintained its lead on the FIFA men's ranking for Africa, although it went down one step (from 18 in August to 19 this month) in the global ranking, according to the latest FIFA ranking, released in Zurich, Switzerland, Saturday.Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifier: FIFA disqualifies Cape Verde from playoffs
    12 september 2013 20:18:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Football's governing body, FIFA, has disqualified Cape Verde from the African play-offs for the 2014 World Cup to be hosted by Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifier: Algeria beats Mali 1-0 in final Group H match
    10 september 2013 22:08:10
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Algeria on Tuesday beat Mali 1-0 in their Group H final second-round qualifying match for the 2014 World Cup finals. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Stage set for draw for Africa qualifying final stage
    09 september 2013 13:13:56
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Last weekend's emergence of the 10 teams that will feature in the final stage of the African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has set the stage for the draw that will determine how the teams square off in the playoffs. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifiers: Results of Sunday's matches
    08 september 2013 20:19:21
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Results of the matches played on Sunday in the second round of the African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup: Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifier: Lesotho in great rebound to beat Sudan 3-2
    08 september 2013 20:14:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Lesotho pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the final matches of the second stage African qualifying series for the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Sunday, rebounding from two goals down to beat Sudan 3-2. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifiers: Togo 2, DRC 1
    08 september 2013 18:46:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Togo on Sunday beat visiting DR Congo 2-1 but still finished at the bottom of group I of the second stage African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifiers: Benin beats Rwanda 2-0
    08 september 2013 18:08:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Benin on Sunday beat visiting Rwanda 2-0 in their final group H match in the second stage of the African qualifying for the 2014 World Cup. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifiers: Cameroon beats Libya 1-0, completes 10-nation line-up for final stage
    08 september 2013 17:33:11
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Cameroon on Sunday reached the last stage of the African qualifying series for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, after beating Libya 1-0 to finish on top of group I with 13 points. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifiers: Cameroon leads Libya 1-0 at half-time
    08 september 2013 16:30:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Cameroon leads Libya 1-0 Sunday in the first half of their final group I match in the second stage of the African qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifier: Zimbabwe, Mozambique share spoils, draw 1-1
    08 september 2013 16:08:41
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Mozambique forced home-team Zimbabwe to a 1-1 draw in their final second round group G match Sunday in the African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifiers: Kenya scores consolation win, beats Namibia 1-0
    08 september 2013 16:01:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Kenya on Sunday beat Namibia 1-0 to chalk up a consolation win in their final group F match in Nairobi, Kenya, as the second stage of the African qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup rounded off in the group. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifier: Kenya leads Namibia, Zim leads Mozambique at half time
    08 september 2013 15:14:59
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Kenya has taken a 1-0 lead over Namibia in their final group F game in the second round of the African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, according to the results of the matches being monitored by PANA in Lagos. Full text...

  • Ghana drops big names against Japan
    08 september 2013 11:56:01
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana, which on Friday reached the final round of the African qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has dropped several top players in its squad that will face Japan in a friendly in Yokohama Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Nigeria coach ready for any team in playoffs
    08 september 2013 09:26:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With the Super Eagles of Nigeria having reached the final qualifying stage for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, head coach Stephen Keshi has said the team is ready to face any of the teams in the playoffs that will determine the African qualifiers. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifiers: Ethiopia dominates leading scorers list
    08 september 2013 08:34:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two Ethiopian players are among the five leading scorers so far in the African qualifying series for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported on Sunday. Full text...

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