2014 FIFA World Cup Extra articles

FIFA Suspends Nigeria Over Government Interference

FIFA Suspends Nigeria Over Government Interference

Following the sack of football leaders by the government after the Super Eagles crashed out of the 2014 World Cup, the Federation Internationale de Football Association, FIFA has suspended Nigeria from all international competitions. The suspension, excluding Nigerian teams and officials from international matches and meetings, takes immediate effect. FIFA also gave a condition that

Agony of Cameroonian Fans

The dismal performance of the Cameroonian national team has saddened many Cameroonians here in Brazil. Three defeats against Mexico, Croatia and Brazil ensured that Cameroon finished bottom of group A, one of the worst records ever by an African side at the World Cup finals. Before the Brazil 2014 World Cup got underway, Cameroon was

Sao Paolo’s Chilling Weather

Sao Paolo, Brazil’s most populous city, is cold, really cold! That’s for me, a Nigerian, as the weather reminds me of the biting cold weather of Jos, Plateau State that I experienced in the 80s. The same complaint had been made by many Nigerian journalists who, as antidote to the weather, choose to wear three

Brazil’s Vast Landscape

It is described as the world’s fifth largest country in terms of geographical spread and population, but you probably won’t have an idea how vast Brazil truly is until you undertake a road trip like this reporter did on Friday, June 20, from Sao Paolo to Cuiaba. Initial inquiry gave 18 hours as duration of

Nigeria’s Victory Party in Cuiaba

Trust Nigerians, wherever they go, they attract attention! No sooner had referee P O’Leary blown the final whistle of the Nigeria –Bosnia/Herzegovina match on June 21 than Nigerians in the Arena Pantanal (Stadium), Cuiaba, Brazil go wild in jubilation. Led by members of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, they danced to the music provided by

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