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  • 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...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana 3, Egypt 1 at half time
    15 october 2013 17:08:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two quick goals in the last four minutes of the first 45 minutes accounted for a half-time scoreline of 3-1 in favour of hosts Ghana against Egypt in Tuesday's first-leg, final qualifying match for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, to be hosted by Brazil. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-17 WC: Tit-bits as clock winds down on tournament's openers
    15 october 2013 16:17:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Here are tit-bits as the clock winds down on the opening matches of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup in the sun-soaked Gulf state of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the FIFA media outlet which takes a look at a few interesting facts and figures from previous editions, as well as the event to come. Full text...

  • Nigeria alleges attack on Super Eagles in Ethiopia
    15 october 2013 09:47:06
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ethiopian fans attacked the Super Eagles of Nigeria after Sunday's match between the two countries in the first leg, final qualifying series for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, according to Nigerian football officials. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifiers: Ghana hosts Egypt
    15 october 2013 08:15:10
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Action in the first round, African playoffs for the 2014 FIFA World Cup will be completed Tuesday when Ghana hosts Egypt in Kumasi. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup: Africa may have repeat representation
    14 october 2013 09:36:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - With the results of weekend's first-leg, playoff matches in the qualifying series for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Africa may be tilting towards sending to Brazil most of the same teams that represented the continent at the last edition in South Africa in 2010. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Qualifier: Tunisia 0, Cameroon 0
    13 october 2013 19:59:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - A determined Cameroon Sunday held host Tunisia to a goalless draw in their first leg, African playoff for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifier: Nigeria beats Ethiopia 2-1
    13 october 2013 16:01:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria on Sunday beat Ethiopia 2-1 in the first leg, African playoff for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Full text...

  • Stage set for 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup
    13 october 2013 11:21:46
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The stage is set for the kickoff of the 17 Oct. to 8 Nov. 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be held at the United Arab Emirates. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC Qualifiers: Ethiopia hosts Nigeria, Cameroon plays Tunisia
    13 october 2013 09:56:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The first leg of the African playoffs for the 2014 FIFA World Cup continues on Sunday when Ethiopia hosts Nigeria and Cameroon travels to Tunisia. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC 1st-leg playoff: Egypt vs Nigeria, Tunisia vs Cameroon on Sunday
    12 october 2013 19:37:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - In continuation of the first-leg of the African playoff for the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals, to be hosted by Brazil, the following matches will take place Sunday and Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC playoff: Burkina Faso snatches 3-2 first-leg win over Algeria
    12 october 2013 18:13:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - After a barren first half and five goals scored in the second, hosts Burkina Faso defeated Algeria 3-2 in Saturday's first-leg African qualifying playoff for the 2014 World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC playoff: Cote d'Ivoire 2, Senegal 0 at half time
    12 october 2013 17:56:48
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Hosts Cote d'Ivoire are 2-0 up against Senegal at half-time in Saturday's first-leg African qualifying playoff for the 2014 World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC playoff: Burkina Faso 0, Algeria 0 at half time
    12 october 2013 16:56:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Hosts Burkina Faso and Algeria are drawing 0-0 at half-time in Saturday's first-leg African qualifying playoff for the 2014 World Cup, to be hosted by Brazil. Full text...

  • 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...

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