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  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana extends lead to 3-0 over Iraq
    13 july 2013 16:46:52
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Ghana is now leading Iraq 3-0 in their match for third place in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Istanbul, Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana leads Iraq 2-0 at half time in third place match
    13 july 2013 15:48:59
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Ghana is leading Iraq 2-0 at half time in their match for third place in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Istanbul, Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Confed. Cup: 30 million viewers visit FIFA website in 30 days
    13 july 2013 13:51:31
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The official website of world soccer's governing body, FIFA, has become a huge success with football fans around the world, with 30 million viewers visiting the site in 30 days that coincided with the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup which was held 15-30 June in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Uruguay beats Iraq 7-6 on penalties to reach final
    10 july 2013 21:07:41
    Trabzon, Turkey (PANA) - Uruguay on Wednesday beat Iraq 7-6 on penalties to reach the final of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey where they will play France.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Iraq, Uruguay semi-final clash goes into extra time
    10 july 2013 20:19:55
    Trabzon, Turkey (PANA) - The 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup semi-final match between Iraq and Uruguay has entered extra time with the score at 1-1. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: France beats Ghana again, qualifies for final
    10 july 2013 17:11:44
    Bursa, Turkey (PANA) - Scoring two goals, one in each half, Florian Thauvin Wednesday launched France to its first ever FIFA Under-20 final after defeating Ghana 2-1 in the first semi-final of the 2013 FIFA World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: France back ahead, leads Ghana 2-1
    10 july 2013 16:52:52
    Bursa, Turkey (PANA) - Florian Thauvin, on his second goal of the match in the 74th minute, launched France back ahead for a 2-1 lead over Ghana in the first semi-final at the 2013 FIFA World Cup in Turkey Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana levels up, score now 1-1 against France
    10 july 2013 16:13:01
    Bursa, Turkey (PANA) - Ebenezer Assifuah scored two minutes into the second half here Wednesday to get Ghana back on equal terms with France in the first semi-final at the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana down 1-0 against France at half time
    10 july 2013 16:06:09
    Bursa, Turkey (PANA) - Ghana are 1-0 down at half-time against France Wednesday in the first semi-final of the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana seek revenge against France (Preview by Vincent Obi, PANA Editor)
    10 july 2013 08:35:18
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ghana will be seeking revenge Wednesday when it takes on France in the first semi-final of the current 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup taking place in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana can win title again - Assifuah
    08 july 2013 12:01:45
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - The player who propelled Ghana to the last four at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey on Sunday, Ebenezer Assifuah, has said the 2009 champions can repeat the feat this year, if only they can change their mindset. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Football fans hail Black Satellites for semi-final berth
    07 july 2013 21:09:26
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Football fans in Ghana on Sunday hailed the country's U-20 football team, the Black Satellites, for their 4-3 quarter-final victory over Chile after extra time in the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana zooms into semi-finals, beats Chile 4-3
    07 july 2013 21:01:44
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Ebenezer Assifuah scored in the first minute of added-on time of the second half of extra time to take Ghana to the semi-final of the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey on a 4-3 win over Chile. Full text...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Ghana through to FIFA U-20 WC semi-finals, beats Chile 4-3
    07 july 2013 20:39:22
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Ghana Sunday scored in the last seconds of extra time to beat Chile 4-3 and grab a ticket to the semi-final of the 2013 FIFA World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana 2, Chile 2, match goes into extra time
    07 july 2013 20:07:50
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Ghana and Chile Sunday ended 90 minutes of play in their quarter-final match at the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup here 2-2 and have gone into a 30-minute extra time. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA WC: Iraq beats South Korea 5-4 on penalties, reaches semi finals
    07 july 2013 19:38:00
    Kayseri, Turkey (PANA) - Iraq eliminated South Korea 5-4 on penalties in their FIFA Under-20 World Cup quarter-final here on Sunday after a breath-taking climax to their 3-3 draw, according to a report in the media outlet.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: We played under pressure - Nigeria's Coach
    07 july 2013 12:23:13
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - The Flying Eagles of Nigeria, eliminated in the round of 16 at the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, may have failed in their campaign following a lot of pressure on the team to get good results. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana now focussing on winning the trophy
    07 july 2013 11:09:07
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Ghana, the only remaining African team of the four that set out to challenge for the 2013 Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, are now focused on winning the trophy, their Coach Selles Tetteh said in an interview in the FIFA media outlet, published Sunday. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Uruguay eliminates Spain
    06 july 2013 20:42:39
    Bursa, Turkey (PANA) - Uruguay on Saturday beat Spain 1-0 after extra time to reach the semi-finals of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup match played at the Atatürk Stadium in Bursa, Turkey.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: France sails into semi-finals
    06 july 2013 17:18:57
    Rize, Turkey (PANA) - France on Saturday sailed into the semi-finals of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup when it thrashed 10-man Uzbekistan 4-0 in their quarter-final match played at the Yeni Sehir Stadium in Rize. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Q-final action begins
    05 july 2013 10:52:59
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Quarter-final action begins Friday at the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, with two matches slated to be played. Full text...

  • 2014 WC qualifiers: Cameroon shoots to top of group I after FIFA sanctions Togo
    04 july 2013 22:36:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Cameroon's chances of qualifying for next year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil were brightened on Thursday, after International Football Federation (FIFA) sanctioned Togo for fielding an ineligible player in a 2014 World Cup qualifier 9 June against Cameroon. Full text...

  • FIFA suspends Cameroon over 'government interference'
    04 july 2013 22:20:42
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - World soccer's governing body FIFA on Thursday suspended the Cameroonian Football Association (FECAFOOT) with immediate effect due to what it called "government interference". Full text...

  • Latest African Football Ranking by FIFA
    04 july 2013 15:41:20
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Here is FIFA's latest ranking for African countries, published Thursday, tabulated under World Ranking, African Ranking, Country, and Remarks. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria's Flying Eagles return home after ouster
    03 july 2013 22:06:51
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria’s national Under-20 team, the Flying Eagles, returned home on Wednesday after it was eliminated by Uruguay in the round of 16 at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Korea, Iraq through to quarter-finals
    03 july 2013 21:50:57
    Tranzon, Turkey (PANA) - Korea Republic reached the quarter-finals of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup on Wednesday when it triumphed over Colombia 8-7 on penalties in Trabzon. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20WC: Ghana beats Portugal to reach quarter-final
    03 july 2013 17:41:45
    Kayseri, Turkey (PANA) - Ghana, the only remaining African team at the current FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, on Wednesday beat Portugal 3-2 to reach the quarter-final.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC - Ghana 1, Portugal 0 at half time
    03 july 2013 15:59:42
    Kayseri, Turkey (PANA) - Ghana, the only remaining African team at the current FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, leads Portugal 1-0 at half time here Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Africa's sole remaining team, Ghana, seeks q-final ticket
    03 july 2013 10:11:28
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - With three of the four African representatives now eliminated from the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, the hopes of the entire continent now rest on Ghana, which will take on Portugal Wednesday in the round of 16. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria crashes out
    02 july 2013 21:09:47
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Nigeria, one of the two remaining African representatives at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, crashed out of the tournament on Tuesday, after losing 1-2 to Uruguay in Istanbul. Full text...

  • Ethiopia sanction gives us a life-line - SA coach
    02 july 2013 11:24:27
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa’s head coach Gordon Igesund has welcomed the sanction slammed on Ethiopia by world soccer's governing body FIFA for fielding an ineligible player against Botswana in a 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying match last month. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria to honour late national team player, Oliha
    02 july 2013 10:40:11
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Nigerian players will wear black arm bands in Tuesday night’s FIFA Under-20 World Cup game against Uruguay in Istanbul, Turkey, in a tribute to late international Thompson Oliha, who passed away on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Stakes higher as action resumes
    02 july 2013 09:10:08
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - The stakes are higher as action resumes on Tuesday at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, with the eight teams in action facing a hard choice: progress or return home. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria's coach, Obuh, confident against Uruguay
    01 july 2013 16:40:45
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) – Nigeria's coach, John Obuh, has expressed confidence that his team will qualify for the quarter finals of the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey at the expense of Uruguay on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC qualifiers: Lifeline for SA as FIFA sanctions Ethiopia
    01 july 2013 12:33:51
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa has been thrown a lifeline in the African qualifying series for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, after the International Football Federation, FIFA, confirmed on Monday that it had sanctioned the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF). Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Confed. Cup: Neymar is best player
    01 july 2013 09:33:12
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - Brazil's Neymar has emerged the best player of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, which rounded off on Sunday night here, with the host nation retaining its title after beating world and European champion Spain 3-0. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Confed. Cup: Spain finally cut to size
    01 july 2013 01:12:43
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - Spain's unbeaten 26-match run was halted on Sunday as fired-up Brazil consumed the drowsy World Champions. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Confed. Cup: Brazil beats world champion Spain 3-0 to win
    01 july 2013 01:00:07
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - Host Brazil on Sunday (early hours of Monday in most parts of Africa) beat world and European champion Spain 3-0 to win the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup at the iconic Maracana stadium here. Full text...

  • World football reaches out to ailing Mandela
    01 july 2013 00:17:46
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - World football on Sunday reached out to former South African President Nelson Mandela, who is lying critically ill at a hospital in Pretoria. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Confed. Cup Final: Brazil 2, Spain 0 (Half-time)
    30 june 2013 23:50:44
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - Host Brazil leads world and European champion Spain 2-0 at half-time in the final of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup here Sunday. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Mali coach laments absence of star goalie
    30 june 2013 21:13:34
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Coach Moussa Keita of Mali, which has crashed out of the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, has said his team missed star goalkeeper Ali Yaringo who did not feature in the tournament because of a hand injury. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Confed.Cup: Italy wins bronze
    30 june 2013 21:04:44
    Salvador, Brazil (PANA) - Two goals from Edinson Cavani of Uruguay cancelled out efforts by Davide Astori and Alessandro Diamanti of Italy to bring regulation and extra time play to 2-2 in the third-place match between the two nations on Sunday at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, necessitating a penalty to determine the winner. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Confed. Cup: Italy beats Uruguay on penalties to finish third
    30 june 2013 20:00:54
    Salvador, Brazil (PANA) - Italy on Sunday finished third at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, after beating Uruguay 3-2 on penalties, used to determine the winner after both teams deadlocked 2-2 at regulation and extra time play. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Confed Cup: FIFA names nominees for best player award
    30 june 2013 14:10:20
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - World soccer's governing body, FIFA, has announced the six players shortlisted for the Adidas Golden Ball, awarded to the best player of the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup due to round off in Brazil on Sunday night. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup: Cameroon's record unbeaten
    30 june 2013 10:34:02
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - As the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup rounds off in Brazil on Sunday (30June), the record set by Cameroon in 2003, as the most successful African team in the history of the tournament, remains unbeaten, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: African champions Egypt crash out despite win
    29 june 2013 20:37:12
    Bursa, Turkey (PANA) – African champions Egypt failed to reach the Round of 16 at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Saturday night despite a 2-0 win over England in a final Group E match. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Egypt grabs first 3 points, beats England 2-0
    29 june 2013 20:01:15
    Bursa, Turkey (PANA) - Bottom-of-the-table Egypt defeated England 2-0 here Saturday here in a last Group E match at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria to face Uruguay in round of 16
    29 june 2013 17:57:22
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Nigeria, runners up in Group B, will face Uruguay in the Round of 16 Tuesday at the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, a PANA Correspondent, covering the 21 June to 13 July competition, reported Saturday. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria resumes training after day off
    29 june 2013 09:12:59
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) – Nigeria, Africa’s flag bearers at the 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey will resume training Saturday morning here after they took a day off on Friday. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana finally crashes out
    28 june 2013 19:30:07
    Kayseri, Turkey (PANA) – Ghana’s chance of reaching the knockout stage of the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey was dashed after Mexico thrashed Mali 4-1 in a Group D match on Friday. Full text...

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