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Croatian player sent home after refusing to come on against Super Eagles
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Croatian player sent home after refusing to come on against Super Eagles

Croatia's team players (from top left) Croatia's defender Dejan Lovren, Croatia's defender Ivan Strinic, Croatia's forward Mario Mandzukic, Croatia's forward Ante Rebic, Croatia's goalkeeper Danijel Subasic, Croatia's forward Ivan Perisic, Croatia's midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Croatia's defender Domagoj Vida, Croatia's defender Sime Vrsaljko, Croatia's midfielder Luka Modric and Croatia's forward Andrej […]

Rohr urged to revert to 4-4-2 formation, play players in best positions
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Rohr urged to revert to 4-4-2 formation, play players in best positions

Gernot Rohr Arthur Ebunam, ex-Rangers International has blamed the Super Eagles’ 0-2 loss to Croatia in their World Cup opener on wrong positioning of players and formation not amenable to scoring goals. Ebunam said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Sunday. He said […]

Five lessons learned from Nigeria’s loss to Croatia
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Five lessons learned from Nigeria’s loss to Croatia

Nigeria's forward Victor Moses reacts during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Croatia and Nigeria at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on June 16, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS The Super Eagles’ performance against […]

Croatia vs Nigeria: Unimaginative Super Eagles fall to Croatia
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Croatia vs Nigeria: Unimaginative Super Eagles fall to Croatia

  Nigeria's Troost-Ekong drags down Mario Mandzukic for a penalty. AFP Oghenekaro Etebo’s unfortunate own goal and Luka Modric’s penalty handed Croatia the victory at Kaliningrad to go top of the group. Zlatko Dalic’s side didn’t need to play exceptionally well to beat the unimaginative Nigerian side. There was so […]

World Cup: Brazilian president sends message of support to Super Eagles
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World Cup: Brazilian president sends message of support to Super Eagles

Brazilian acting President Michel Temer/ AFP PHOTO / EVARISTO SA Brazil’s President Michel Temer has expressed his best wishes for Nigeria’s Super Eagles at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup. Temer made this statement of support when Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, paid him a courtesy visit in […]

Croatia vs Nigeria preview: Youthful Super Eagles to prove mettle on grand stage
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Croatia vs Nigeria preview: Youthful Super Eagles to prove mettle on grand stage

The Super Eagles play their opening group fixture against Croatia at Kaliningrad on Saturday at 8 p.m. That only six players in the Super Eagles have played in any World Cup boldly highlights the inexperience of the fledgling Super Eagles side. Nigeria are the youngest in the tournament with an […]

Nigeria 2018 Fifa World Cup team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions
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Nigeria 2018 Fifa World Cup team guide: tactics, key players and expert predictions

Since Gernot Rohr stepped into the Super Eagles job in 2016, the team has progressively climbed heights in both team spirit and discipline. The togetherness fostered in the squad has seen Nigeria adopt a strong mentality that allows them to thrive against the odds. A young team bears the imprint […]