FIFA suspends Nigeria from international play

RIO DE JANEIRO - FIFA has suspended Nigeria from international competition after football...15 deadline to resolve the problem, or Nigeria faces exclusion from the Under-20 Women's...Cup that starts in August in Canada.Nigeria's government ousted the football federation...

Nigeria team has extra motivation after bombing

...attack against a World Cup viewing site in Nigeria, the country's national team is more...team's coordinator, appealed for calm in Nigeria and said the team remained focused on...Saturday."Football is like a religion in Nigeria. If we beat Bosnia there will be happiness...

Jozy Altidore scores twice as U.S. beats Nigeria in World Cup send-off match

...of goals to lead the United States over Nigeria 2-1 Satur day night in the Americans...converted an 86th-minute penalty kick for Nigeria after he was knocked over in the penalty...go-ahead goal. Because of that, the Nigeria game gave Howard his 54th win, one more...

Spain routs Nigeria, draws Italy in Confederations Cup semifinals

FORTALEZA, Brazil - World Cup champion Spain defeated Nigeria 3-0 with two goals from Jordi Alba and another from Fernando Torres on Sunday, setting up a semifinal showdown with Italy in...

Nigeria advances in World Cup

PARIS -- Nigeria saved its best play for the World Cup...combination in the 27th minute Friday as Nigeria, which looked so out of synch in tune-up...Adding to its 3-2 victory over Spain, Nigeria has six points and can finish no worse...

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Americans try to beat Nigeria and stay healthy

PHILADELPHIA -- Nigeria's Super Falcons are no match for the...effective. But when the United States plays Nigeria in a first-round World Cup game Thursday...question it will be a physical match. "Nigeria has been a very physical team in the...

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U.S. team must get past Nigeria

...United States only needs a tie against Nigeria to reach the quarterfinals of the Women's...victory. Five-time African champion Nigeria drew with Sweden 1-1 and lost 2-0 to the Koreans. Nigeria is tall, quick and athletic with two...

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Year 2000 Nightmare? Just another day in chaotic Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria -- Lights could go out in millions of...1. Even the worst Y2K predictions -- Nigeria seems as likely to experience serious...military rulers prior to the inauguration of Nigeria's new democratic government in May have...

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World Cup: Late flurry lifts Nigeria over Spain

...and outplayed by Spain for 70 minutes, Nigeria suddenly turned into the "Super Eagles...5 minutes apart late in the game gave Nigeria a 3-2 win. "This win was for 150 million...Olympic champions fought back. "We showed Nigeria is not dead," Oliseh said. "Our problem...

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United States topples Nigeria

...women's soccer teams with a 7-1 rout of Nigeria on Saturday before 65,080, the second...quarterfinals and a berth in the 2000 Olympics. Nigeria, which won its first game in Group A...right hand of goalkeeper Ann Chiejine. As Nigeria's midfield continued pushing upfield...

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