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...

Madagascar hopes surfing will draw in waves of tourists

...companies.Madagascar is the 14th country in Africa to become a member of the International Surfing Association, joining Nigeria, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa and other countries on the continent, the group said in a statement last week. Membership...

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...

World Cup roundup: Lionel Messi helps Argentina win group, advance to knockout stage

...PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2 in its last World Cup group match...the winner.Argentina won Group F while Nigeria also advanced despite the loss.Messi...Maria's shot bounced off the post. Nigeria replied within a minute as Musa cut in...

Evil hits Nigeria

...Brunei).The Augusta Chronicle editorial "The real war on women" (May 10) hit a home run by calling this evil event in Nigeria the real war on women. The one hope is that these evil miscreants soon will be keeping Satan company.George WeberAugusta

Bitter defeat ends Messi's first shot at title

...Argentine team in the group stage, scoring against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran and twice against Nigeria.The free kick he curled inside Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama's left post was a masterpiece. Then, game by game, Messi's influence...

US soccer team struggles to find strong foes for exhibitions

...series against No. 85 Azerbaijan, No. 39 Turkey and No. 44 Nigeria.Not that U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann didn't try to schedule...Cup exhibition left for the Americans is on June 7 against Nigeria at Jacksonville, Florida. That's followed by a scrimmage...

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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