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  • 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...

  • 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...

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