Argentina allocate Squad jersies
Published: May 25, 2010
The Argentine national team led by Diego Maradona, has allocated squad jersies to the 23 players going to the World Cup.The number allocated to each player in the squad:1 - Diego Pozo; 2 - Martín Demichelis; 3 - Clemente Rodríguez; 4 - Nicolás Burdisso; 5 - Mario Bolatti; 6 - Gabriel Heinze; 7 - An...
I tried my best to be in the World Cup - CAMBIASSO
Published: May 25, 2010
Esteban Cambiasso,the Inter Milan midfielder who won the treble this season with his club arrived this morning in Argentina,and was happy with his great season with Inter but could not hide his disappointment at missing out on the World's greatest showpiece-The World Cup.''I tried my utmost to be in the Argentine squad...
SIASIA dropped dubiously from Liberia Coaching list
Published: May 25, 2010
Ex-Nigerian international,Samson Siasia has been dropped by a virtually lethargic and confused Technical Committee of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) as far as finding a new handler for perennial underachievers Liberia Lone Star.Siasia, who along with a South American and three Europeans was short listed for the...
Flying Eagles knock seven past hapless KENYA
Published: May 25, 2010
The national U-20 men’s team, Flying Eagles continued their impressive run at the Four –Nation Invitational Tournament in Egypt Tuesday night with a 7-0 spanking of their Kenyan counterparts.Most Valuable Player of the FIFA U-17 World Cup hosted by Nigeria last year, Sani Emmanuel weighed in with two goals,...
Eagles are World Cup Contenders - ETUHU
Published: May 25, 2010
Fulham midfielder Dickson Etuhu has reiterated that the Super Eagles of Nigeria have what it takes to contest for the South Africa 2010 World Cup diadem and urged Nigerians to throw their full support behind the team.At 27 and arguably at the peak of his career, Etuhu remains as committed a performer as ever, despite h...
North Korea hold Greece to 2-2 draw
Published: May 25, 2010
Jong Tae-se scored a goal in each half Tuesday as North Korea twice rallied to hold Greece to a 2-2 draw in a World Cup warmup game.Costas Katsouranis gave Greece the lead in the second minute, tapping home after receiving a headed pass from Sotiris Kyrgiakos.The Koreans leveled when Jong who eluded two players before ...
MILTON KEYNES Stadium to host Nigeria-Colombia friendly
Published: May 25, 2010
Following the cancellation of the proposed venues for the Nigeria-Colombia game on Sunday,the Nigeria Football Federation has reacted swiftly again to announce a new venue.The match will now be held at the Milton Keynes stadium,home ground of MK Dons.MK Dons play in League 1,the third tier of English football.The stadi...
LAGERBACK draws in Nigeria debut
Published: May 25, 2010
He was recruited to solve Nigeria's defensive problems.After tonight's match,he now has problems to worry about,the team's attack.Today's game raised questions on the team's ineffectual attack.Lagerback looked normal in his debut match as coach,did not give away any facial expressions.He sat quietly on the bench for a ...
It is essential Eagles win their matches- LAGERBACK
Published: May 25, 2010
Two things Lagerback must combine to suceed in Nigeria is discipline and team harmony.If he succeeds in those areas,he becomes king of both the Nigeria Football Federation and the fans.According to several experts of the Nigerian game,it does not matter if the team plays 4-3--3 or 4-4-2.What matters is how the team res...
Official:LUTON TOWN is not hosting Nigeria-Colombia friendly
Published: May 25, 2010
Contrary to local and international reports, the Hatters can confirm that an international friendly match between Nigeria and Columbia will NOT be taking place at Kenilworth Road on Sunday.The Club was approached to host the fixture and were happy to do so, but, due to the short notice and because of the arranged Luton...
Exclusive:''I want to remain in England'' - OKAKA
Published: May 25, 2010
Italy Under 21 star and on loan Fulham player,Stefano Okaka has said he wants to remain in England next season.''English football is very tactical and there is less pressure unlike Italy.''Here i am fine.Future?Nothing is known now.By next month,i hope to get the news.''Okaka,20, is on loan from AS Roma in the Serie A ...
FIFA Officials invade Eagles Hotel
Published: May 25, 2010
Super Eagles players and officials received officials from the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) on Sunday who came to conduct doping test on all the 27 players in the team’s camp in London, team’s media officer, Peterside Idah revealed to journalists.The world’s soccer governing...
Spain Coach,Vicente Del Bosque bans facebook
Published: May 25, 2010
Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas, Xavi and co. might forget to write about their joys and frustrations on the network during the World Cup finals,as the Spanish Coach,Vicente Del Bosque has banned the use of social networking sites,Facebook and Twitter before and during the World Cup finals.The message comes from the Spa...
Lyon brace up for Transfer Window
Published: May 25, 2010
The Lyon coach,Claude Puel spoke today at a press conference on the summer arrivals coming to the Stade de Gerland, Lyon.''We'll see what we can do in terms of arrivals which should be about three of four fresh faces.Departures from the club is also a possibility.''This is why the President,Jean-Michel Aulas has spoken...
KANU,YOBO start against Saudi Arabia
Published: May 25, 2010
Evergreen Nwankwo Kanu will lead the Super Eagles in Tuesday’s World Cup warm-up against Saudi Arabia in Wattens, Austria.The 33-year-old Portsmouth forward will partner Almeria star Kalu Uche upfront in a 4-4-2 formation.Lagerback will keep faith with the usual central defence pairing of Joseph Yobo and Danny Sh...