Tag Archives: 2018 World Cup

Super Eagles launch 2018 World Cup jerseys


Nigeria on Wednesday joined the league of countries that have released their home and away kits for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The New Nigerian jersey is a partial return to the jersey worn by the Eagles when they made their debut at the 1994 World Cup in USA. The home shirt features a bright green and white zigzag ...

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El Hadji Diouf: Senegal need guts to make history at World Cup


Senegalese football legend El Hadji Diouf is of the opinion that the Russia 2018 World Cup presents a fine opportunity for the current Teranga Lions to etch their names in the history books of the game. He, however, cautioned that achieving greatness would require more than mere football talent,which most agree Senegal have in good measure. On his way out ...

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England to play Nigeria in Wembley friendly as part of their 2018 World Cup preparations


England have lined up a Wembley friendly against Nigeria as part of their World Cup preparations. The Super Eagles will be one of two opponents for England, the other likely to be against Latin American opposition, before they depart for Russia. The Football Association wanted England to face African opposition ahead of their World Cup opener against Tunisia in Volgograd ...

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FRIMPONG: Sorry Africa, Your Time Isn’t 2018


More than a week after the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw, pundits, fans and coaches are still digesting the eight groups of four served up by the event at Russia’s State Kremlin Palace on December 1. Like the rest of the world, Africa has been busy working out its own permutations, with many hoping 2018 proves the year Africa — ...

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Senegal in World Cup Group H: Samurai & One-Man Armies


Following the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance writer Sammie Frimpong analyzes each of the groups the five African teams were placed in and today, he casts the spotlight on Senegal in Group H. In an era when the individual’s ability to swing a football game is becoming increasingly more powerful than the collective’s -credit ‘selfish’ geniuses ...

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Peru: Paolo Guerrero to miss World Cup after failing drugs test

Paolo Guerrero is Peru's record goalscorer (Image credit: Getty Images)

Peru captain and record scorer Paolo Guerrero has tested positive for cocaine and will serve a 12-month ban, ruling him out of the World Cup. The striker, 33, tested positive for the stimulant after qualifier against Argentina on 5 October. The ban will be dated from 3 November, when he was provisionally suspended. Peru beat New Zealand over two legs ...

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2018 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah charges African teams to reach last 4


Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, wants African teams to get to the last four of the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The continent will be represented by Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco and they have been placed in groups that will let them face the likes of Colombia, Argentina, Russia, England and Spain in the first round ...

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Morocco In 2018 World Cup Group B: Ogres Next-Door, Persian Princes


Following the 2018 Fifa World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance football writer Sammie Frimpong analyses each of the groups the five African teams were placed in. His second write-up focuses on Morocco in Group B. Nineteen years ago, Herve Renard played for a club in France that doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page to its name, just about the ...

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Egypt in World Cup Group A: Lame Hosts, Kindred & A Blue Sky

The Pharoahs of Egypt (Image credit: Ola Photography)

Following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance football writer, Sammie Frimpong, analyses each of the groups the five African teams were placed in and he begins with the Pharoahs of Egypt. For all their continental dominance, Egypt’s record at global level is pretty pathetic. Their second appearance at the FIFA World Cup came 56 years after ...

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