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Nigeria risks FIFA rap over court battle

2018-07-10 20:55

Nigeria edged closer to a possible showdown with FIFA after a judge adjourned a long-running court case over the disputed leadership.

Kidnappers free father of Nigerian World Cup skipper

2018-07-03 10:27

The father of Nigerian Soccer World Cup skipper John Obi Mikel who was kidnapped last week has been freed.

SWC kits go retro, but there's only 1 winner

2018-06-29 20:11

John Obi Mikel wrote in an opinion piece published hours before Nigeria's critical World Cup game against Argentina: "Nigeria is not here to wear a...

Angry Maradona offers reward over 'death' report

2018-06-28 17:37

Diego Maradona has offered a $10 000 reward to identify the source of reports he had died after Argentina's World Cup match against Nigeria.

Young Nigeria head home with high hopes for next World Cup

2018-06-27 19:58

Beaten late on in Saint Petersburg by Lionel Messi's Argentina, Nigeria head home from Russia full of optimism for future tournaments.

Nigerians complain about VAR call against Argentina

2018-06-27 06:42

After going out of the Soccer World Cup, Nigeria lamented not getting a penalty decision their way in a 2-1 defeat to Argentina.

Messi suffered more than ever to reach SWC last 16

2018-06-27 06:42

A relieved Lionel Messi admitted the stress at the prospect of crashing out of the SWC at the group stages was the worst he had ever experienced.

As it happened: Nigeria 1-2 Argentina

2018-06-26 22:00

Recap all the action from the Soccer World Cup Group D clash between Nigeria and Argentina at the Krestovsky Stadium.

Messi's Argentina have shot at SWC redemption

2018-06-26 09:29

Lionel Messi's Argentina face their SWC day of destiny, needing a win to have any chance of progressing to the last 16 after VAR chaos in Russia.

Nigeria the 1st of 5 finals for Argentina, insists Sampaoli

2018-06-25 20:41

Argentina's do-or-die clash against Nigeria can be the launch pad for a woeful start to the World Cup, insisted defiant coach Jorge Sampaoli.

No mercy for Messi, promise Nigeria ahead of World Cup showdown

2018-06-25 19:33

Nigeria will take delight in ending potentially Lionel Messi's last World Cup for Argentina despite their love and admiration him.

From Russia to Leicester and back for record-breaking Musa

2018-06-23 12:33

Leicester City's out-of-favour striker Ahmed Musa wrote himself into the World Cup record books by scoring twice to fire Nigeria to their first win...

Nigeria's goal-hero ready for Messi

2018-06-23 07:16

Nigeria's Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi's Argentina.

Nigeria's goal-hero ready for Messi

2018-06-22 22:43

Nigeria's Ahmed Musa struck two stunning goals to sink Iceland and then promised to do the same to Lionel Messi's Argentina.