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  • 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...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Mexico humiliate Mali 4-1
    28 june 2013 17:20:34
    Gaziantep, Turkey (PANA) - Mexico displaced Mali from their Group D third spot Friday when they beat the Africans 4-1 here at the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Mali down 0-2 against Mexico at half time
    28 june 2013 16:00:04
    Gaziantep, Turkey (PANA) - Mali, who had drawn two previous matches in Group D at the 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, are two goals down at half time against Full text...

  • 2013 U-20 FIFA WC: Nigeria knows next opponent Saturday
    28 june 2013 07:33:13
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Nigeria, one of the four African teams participating in the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, will know its opponent in the Round of 16 on Saturday, when the final matches in Group F are played. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria coach bemoans job pressure
    28 june 2013 06:56:01
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Coach John Obuh of Nigeria's national Under-20 team, the Flying Eagles, has said being a coach in the country is a “very high-pressured job.” Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Korea coach concedes Nigeria superiority
    27 june 2013 21:18:07
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) – South Korea coach Kwang Jong Lee has said Nigeria were the better team in Thursday’s U-20 group game in Istanbul. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana earns first 3 points, batters US 4-1
    27 june 2013 19:02:09
    Kayseri, Turkey (PANA) - A rampaging Ghana battered US 4-1 here Thursday in a Group A match at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana on rampage, leading US 4-1
    27 june 2013 18:49:25
    Kayseri, Turkey (PANA) - A rampaging Ghana scored thrice in 30 minutes in the second half to lead the US 4-1 in their Group A match here Thursday at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Ghana 1, US 0 at half time
    27 june 2013 18:04:27
    Kayseri, Turkey (PANA) - Frank Acheampong scored in the 38th minute here Thursday to give Ghana a 1-0 half-time lead over the US in their Group A encounter at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria qualifies for Round of 16 after beating S/Korea 1-0
    27 june 2013 16:11:36
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - The Flying Eagles of Nigeria on Thursday defeated South Korea 1-0 here to qualify from Group B for the knockout stage or round of 16 at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria 1, South Korea 0 at half time
    27 june 2013 14:49:52
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Half-time score here Thursday in the Group B match at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey is Nigeria 1, South Korea 0. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Alhaji Gero starts for Nigeria against Korea
    27 june 2013 14:38:48
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Striker Alhaji Gero will get his first start for Nigeria Thursday at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey, when he features for his team against South Korea in their final group B match, PANA reported Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Nigeria 1-0 up against South Korea in first 10 minutes of play
    27 june 2013 14:15:22
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Olarenwaju Kayode's strike in the ninth minute put Nigeria 1-0 up against South Korea in their Group B match here Thursday at the ongoing 2013 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup: African champions Egypt in danger of elimination
    26 june 2013 20:31:30
    Antalya, Turkey (PANA) – African champions Egypt are in danger of elimination from the U-20 World Cup in Turkey after they lost their second game 1-2 to Iraq on Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Osuchukwu winning fitness battle, may play against Korea Thursday
    26 june 2013 19:39:57
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) – Nigeria's forward Chidi Osuchukwu appears to be winning his fitness battle and could play for the Flying Eagles in Thursday’s 2013 Under-20 World Cup game against South Korea, A PANA Correspondent covering the competition reported.Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Korea plans to defend against Nigeria
    26 june 2013 14:14:10
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - South Korea has said it will adopt a defensive strategy when it meets Nigeria in their last group B match at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup here on Thursday. Full text...

  • 2013 FIFA U-20 WC: Injured Osuchukwu doubtful for Korea game
    26 june 2013 09:00:55
    Istanbul, Turkey (PANA) - Nigeria is working hard to ensure that Sporting Braga-bound Chidi Osuchukwu is fit ahead of Thursday’s final group B game against South Korea at the ongoing FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Turkey. Full text...

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