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  • 2014 FIFA WC: Iran Vs Nigeria match watched by 17.5m viewers
    18 june 2014 14:31:42
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The match between Iran and Nigeria in Group F of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil was watched by 17.5 million Nigerians or 20% of the country's adult population, according to GeoPoll, the world's largest real-time mobile survey platform. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana 'recovers' from loss to US ahead of match against Germany
    18 june 2014 13:06:49
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan said he and his colleagues have fully recovered from their shock defeat in the hands of the US in their opening Group G match Monday at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Will African teams flop again? (News Analysis By Segun Adeyemi, PANA Correspondent, Lagos)
    18 june 2014 10:45:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - History may repeat itself for the African teams featuring at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, if their performances so far in the tournament are anything to go by. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Day 7 fixtures, updated results
    18 june 2014 10:00:04
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - Following are Day 7 fixtures and updated results of matches played so far at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Algeria ends 28-year goal drought in loss to Belgium
    17 june 2014 21:58:58
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil (PANA) - Algeria may have lost 2-1 in its opening game against Belgium on Tuesday in Belo Horizonte, at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil, but the North Africans broke a goal jinx that had afflicted the country since Mexico '86. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: 'No revolt in Ghana camp'
    17 june 2014 21:43:51
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has denied media reports of a supposed players' revolt in camp after the Black Stars 2-1 loss to the United States of America (USA) in their Group G opener at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil on Monday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Black Stars back in training after defeat to US
    17 june 2014 21:10:13
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - The Black Stars of Ghana returned to training on Tuesday at their base in Maceio, after their 2-1 loss to the US in their Group G game at the Estadio Das Dunas, Natal, on Monday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Belgium beats Algeria 2-1
    17 june 2014 19:15:39
    Belo Horizonte, Brazil (PANA) – Belgium came from behind to beat Algeria 2-1 in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group H match played at the Estadio Mineirao on Tuesday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: NFF insists no rift on appearance fees, bonuses for Super Eagles
    17 june 2014 19:04:23
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has blasted a report insinuating rift between the Federation and the Super Eagles players on appearance monies and bonuses at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: NFF president remains optimistic, wants total support for Super Eagles
    17 june 2014 17:30:21
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Aminu Maigari, has expressed optimism that the Super Eagles will qualify for the knockout stage of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup, despite Monday’s scoreless draw with Iran in Curitiba. Full text...

  • Mali: National challenge cup football results
    17 june 2014 16:55:17
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Debo Club of Mopti, a second division team, has advanced to the quarter finals of the Malian national challenge Cup after a surprise 1-0 victory over first division Olympique de Bamako in the round of 16. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Match Day 6 fixtures, updated results
    17 june 2014 09:41:56
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - Following are Match Day 6 fixtures and updated results of matches played so far at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Group A enters day 2
    17 june 2014 09:29:48
    Fortaleza, Brazil (PANA) - Matches in Group A enter Match Day 2 Tuesday as Brazil takes on Mexico at the Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Africa's top-ranked team, Algeria, tastes action
    17 june 2014 09:22:38
    Bello Horizonte, Brazil (PANA) - The Algerians have a heavy burden on their neck Tuesday night as they face Belgium in a Group H match of the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: President Mahama rallies Black Stars after loss to US
    17 june 2014 08:59:42
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - President John Mahama is lifting up the spirit of Ghanaians as they rue the missed opportunity to get off to a good start at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Ghana coach Appiah blames 'loss of concentration' for US loss
    17 june 2014 05:58:52
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - The coach of Ghana's senior national football team, Kwesi Appiah, says loss of concentration was to partly blame for Ghana's 2-1 opening 2014 FIFA World Cup Group G loss to the United States on Monday and concedes that it will not be easy to qualify from the group which also includes Germany and Portugal. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: US 2, Ghana 1 (Match Report)
    17 june 2014 01:26:53
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - The Black Stars of Ghana succumbed to the United States of America 2-1 in their Group G opener at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Estadio Dus Natal, Brazil, Monday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: US beats Ghana 2-1
    17 june 2014 00:07:05
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - The US on Monday beat Ghana 2-1 in their Group G 2014 FIFA World Cup match played in Natal. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Keshi blames anxiety for Eagles' flop
    16 june 2014 23:29:59
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - With his team playing a disappointing goalless draw against Iran at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Curitiba on Monday, Nigeria's head coach Stephen Keshi has said anxiety was responsible for the result. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Wingless Eagles fail to fly
    16 june 2014 22:53:07
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - Nigeria's Super Eagles, against all expectations, on Monday failed to fly as they were battled to a barren draw by Iran in their opening 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Iran 0, Nigeria 0
    16 june 2014 21:13:25
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - Iran on Monday drew 0-0 with African champions Nigeria in their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group F match played at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Only 2 African coaches on parade in Brazil
    16 june 2014 17:49:45
    Curitba, Brazil (PANA) – Of the five African teams featuring in 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil, only two national coaches -- Nigeria's Stephen Keshi and Ghanaian Appiah Akwesi -- are there with their countries’ national teams, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Drogba disappointed at not starting match with Japan
    16 june 2014 14:24:12
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - The skipper of the Ivorian national football team, Didier Drogba, has expressed disappointment at not being in the starting line up for the match against Japan, but commended his side’s performance. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Coach Appiah 'not under pressure' over Ghana-US match
    16 june 2014 12:55:20
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - Ghana's head coach James Kwesi Appiah has said he is not under any additional pressure ahead of his team's 2014 FIFA World Cup opener against the US here Monday, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • Brazil: Africa can win the World Cup - Keshi
    16 june 2014 12:18:19
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - Nigeria's head coach Stephen Keshi has said Africa has what it takes to win the FIFA World Cup. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Monday's fixtures, updated results
    16 june 2014 09:18:57
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - Following are Monday's fixtures and updated results of matches played so far at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: 'American fans will not determine outcome of Ghana-USA match'
    16 june 2014 00:44:57
    Natal, US (PANA) - The high number of American fans who will be at the Estado Das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, during the Ghana-USA match at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil Monday will have no impact on the game, according to Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Germany hits 100th World Cup match
    16 june 2014 00:29:52
    Salvador, Brazil (PANA) - When Germany files out against Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nove in Salvador, Brazil, venue of their 2014 FIFA World Cup Group G match Monday, it will be the 100th World Cup match to be played by three-time World Cup champion. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Nigeria guns for first win in 16 years
    16 june 2014 00:24:15
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - Nigeria enters the 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign Monday night against Iran with a first objective of ending a winless streak, PANA reported. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Injury-free Black Stars ready for US
    15 june 2014 17:19:52
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - The Black Stars of Ghana seem set to battle the United States of America on Monday in their Group G match at the Estadio Das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, after the medical team declared all players fit for the game. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: France eyes 100 goals
    15 june 2014 09:11:32
    Porto Alegre, Brazil (PANA) - The French side which has been struggling to regain esteem since winning the World Cup on home soil 16 years ago begins its renaissance with a clash against mysterious entity Honduras here on Sunday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Côte d'Ivoire silence Japan 2-1
    15 june 2014 06:03:03
    Recife, Brazil (PANA) - The Elephants of Côte d'Ivoire began their 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory over their Japanese counterparts in their Group C match on Saturday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Nigeria's Super Eagles in high spirit ahead of Iran clash
    14 june 2014 23:07:31
    Curitiba, Brazil (PANA) - Optimism has been brimming at the Vitoria Hotel Concept, Campinas, the abode of Nigeria's Super Eagles at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported from here Saturday. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Action begins in Nigeria's group
    14 june 2014 22:50:41
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (PANA) - The magnificent Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho, popularly called the Maracana Stadium, will again come alive as it hosts its first World Cup match in 64 years on Sunday at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Mexico beats Cameroon 1-0
    13 june 2014 22:29:18
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - Mexico on Friday beat Cameroon 1-0 in their Group A 2014 FIFA World Cup match played at the Estádio das Dunas, Natal. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Eto'o writes to Cameroonians
    13 june 2014 21:06:26
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The captain of the Cameroonian national football team, Samuel Eto’o Fils, has pledged to take up the challenge to honour Cameroon and Africa at the ongoing 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • Kenya: President Kenyatta sponsors Kenyan squad to World Cup
    13 june 2014 16:58:45
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his wife, Margaret, have sponsored members of the senior national team, Harambee Stars, to the tune of US$120,000 to enable them watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Full text...

  • Mali: Stade Malien maintains lead in football league
    13 june 2014 12:12:37
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Stade Malien of Bamako maintains its lead in Mali's first division football league thank to its 1-0 victory over USFAS during day 21 matches played on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya: Platini dumps old friend, Blatter
    13 june 2014 10:03:15
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - President of European football governing body UEFA Michel Platini has said he will no longer support President Sepp Blatter of world soccer's governing body, FIFA. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: African challenge begins with Cameroon
    13 june 2014 09:51:12
    Natal, Brazil (PANA) - As it was 24 years ago at Italia ’90, Cameroon will again be the first African side to kick the ball at the World Cup, when it takes on Mexico Friday in their opening group A match at the Estadio Das Dunas in Natal, Brazil, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Teams ECOWAS urged to do region proud in Brazil
    12 june 2014 23:39:55
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - ECOWAS Commission President Kadré Ouédraogo has urged the region’s three representatives at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil - Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria - to do the Community proud by surpassing Africa’s previous quarter-final record at the Mundial. Full text...

  • Brazil: Hosts off to flying start, beat Croatia 3-1 (Adds match report)
    12 june 2014 23:26:50
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (PANA) - Brazil on Thursday upheld a tradition of host countries not losing World Cup opening matches, pummeling Croatia 3-1 in their opening 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paulo. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA WC: Brazil subdues Croatia 3-1
    12 june 2014 22:05:07
    Sao Paulo, Brazil (PANA) – Brazil came from behind to beat a gritty Croatia 3-1 in the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup match played in Sao Paulo. Full text...

  • Congo: Youth Olympic Games torch arrives in Congo
    12 june 2014 18:38:03
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The torch of the Youth Olympic Games, to be held in the Chinese city of Nanjing, arrived Thursday in Brazzaville, Congo, from Central African Republic, according to Sports sources. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Opening of FIFA 2014 World Cup celebrated in Mauritius
    12 june 2014 17:23:46
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) – Thousands of Mauritian football fans Thursday marched on the streets of the capital Port-Louis at midday to celebrate the opening of the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Burundi: Authorities tighten security as 2014 World Cup gets underway
    12 june 2014 15:29:26
    Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The Burundian national police Thursday announced that they would tighten security across the country as fans would want to stay up late to watch the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches because of the time difference between Brazil and Burundi, Full text...

  • Kenya: SA Olympic body moves to oversee SAFA finances
    12 june 2014 14:00:08
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The South African Football Association (SAFA) has been ordered to submit a financial report every six months for the next two years by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC). Full text...

  • Kenya: FIFA rejects age limits as Blatter blasts 'disrespectful' critics
    12 june 2014 13:56:02
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Football’s world governing body, FIFA, voted against introducing age and term limits for its executives at its congress Wednesday in Brazil as President Sepp Blatter hit out at “disrespectful” attempts to curtail his presidency. Full text...

  • South Africa: Four years on, South Africa reflects on its World Cup moment (Sports Feature by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent, Cape Town)
    12 june 2014 12:30:34
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - As the global spotlight shines on Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, the host of the immediate past edition of the quadrennial showpiece of global football is reflecting on that extraordinary occasion. Full text...

  • 2014 FIFA World Cup begins
    12 june 2014 10:46:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - After seven years of preparation and a massive global campaign to hype the event, the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off Thursday (12 June) in Brazil, with 32 teams participating. Full text...

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