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Algeria vs Nigeria: Rohr leaves Echiejile out of 2018 World Cup qualifier

Elderson Echiejile won’t be in Nigeria’s squad for the dead rubber 2018 World Cup qualifiers in ‎Algeria next month, head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed. The Super Eagles are already through to the tournament in Russia, after beating Zambia 1-0

Russia 2018: Nigeria can win World Cup – Pinnick

The President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has given reasons Nigeria can lift the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The NFF boss said in the light of the preparations the association is putting in place the Super Eagles will

Leon Balogun reveals why he cried after Super Eagles qualified for 2018 World Cup

Mainz 05 defender, Leon Balogun, has revealed the reason he was in tears, after Nigeria qualified for the 2018 World Cup, following a 1-0 win over Zambia earlier this month. Balogun had to be consoled by Super Eagles captain, John

Super Eagles can win 2018 World Cup – CAF president, Ahmad

President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, is backing Nigeria to make history at the 2018 World Cup. Ahmad who was recently in Nigeria for a football stakeholder forum, described Nigeria as the strongest African contender and

Russia 2018 World Cup Play-offs: Italy to face Sweden, Denmark to battle Ireland [See full list]

The draw for Russia 2018 World Cup was held at FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland on Tuesday. Four times world champions Italy will take on Sweden in the European play-offs for a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in

2018 World Cup: ISIS releases threat of attack [PHOTO]

The Islamic State of Iran and Syria, ISIS, has released a fresh threat on its plan to disrupt the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The dreaded terrorist organization published an image of a rifle-carrying ISIS fighter and a bomb

Algeria vs Nigeria: Rohr wants Super Eagles to finish 2018 World Cup qualifiers unbeaten

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, has said that he is eyeing a win against Algeria, even though his team has already qualified for the 2018 World Cup. Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for next

Spain misses out as FIFA confirms 2018 World Cup seeds

FIFA has confirmed the seven highest-ranked nations, who will join hosts Russia as the top-seeded teams in the 2018 World Cup draw. This follows the latest rankings released on Monday. France rise one place to seventh to edge out Spain,

Russia 2018: What Rohr needs to do for Super Eagles ahead of World Cup – Aghahowa

Former Nigerian striker, Julius Aghahowa, has asked the Gernot Rohr–led technical crew of the Super Eagles to invite more creative midfielders into the team to ease the burden of goal scoring on strikers. Aghahowa, who made the call in a

2018 World Cup: Nigerian coach reveals players to face Algeria

The Assistant Coach of Super Eagles of Nigeria, Salisu Yusuf, has disclosed names of players that will face Algeria in the last game of the qualifying series on November 11. Yusuf said on Monday that he would use more reserve

2018 World Cup: Gernot Rohr reveals only reason Nigeria may not do well in tournament

Nigerian senior national team coach, Gernot Rohr has identified the only thing that may stop the Super Eagles from doing well in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The coach warned against another pay strike at the World Cup if

Algeria vs Nigeria: FIFA confirms match officials for 2018 World Cup qualifier

FIFA has picked Gabonese and Bukina Faso officials as centre and assistant referees for 2018 World Cup qualifier between Algeria and Nigeria on November 11. Federation of Algeria Football (FAF) confirmed on their official website, that Mr Eric Arnaud Otogo

2018 World Cup: What Rohr should do ahead of tournament – Lawmaker

A Lagos lawmaker, Yinka Ogundimu, on Sunday in Lagos urged Super Eagles’ coach Gernot Rohr to create competition among his players by scouting for more talents. Ogundimu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that this would help to actualise

FIFA rejects Ghana’s request to replay 2018 World Cup qualifier against Uganda

FIFA has said it will not act on Ghana’s complaint about refereeing, in a 2018 World Cup qualifying match at Uganda last weekend. The Ghana federation called for the 0-0 draw to be replayed and also protested about South African