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Fifa Threatens Nigeria, Ghana Bows Out Gracefully

he Federation of International Football Association yesterday gave Nigeria until Monday evening to reverse its decision to pull its national team, the Super Eagles out of international competition for two years or face suspension. President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday approved the withdrawal of the Super Eagles from international tournaments...

Ghana Wins Dramatic World Cup Victory Over United States

Ghana Wins Dramatic World Cup Victory Over United States Ghana became only the third African side in World Cup history to reach the quarter-finals with a dramatic 2-1 extra time win over the United States at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace in Rustenburg on Saturday. A stunning footed volley from Asamoah Gyan settled the match for the Black Stars, who staved off extensive pressure to win a major boost...

Elephants Dominate Play in Final World Cup Game

Elephants Dominate Play in Final World Cup Game Cote d'Ivoire had 27 shots on goal in their victory over North Korea in Nelspruit on Friday, but even if they had buried them all they would not have qualified for the second round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. They did win the Group G match 3-0, but the dour draw between Brazil and Portugal in Durban ensured that those two teams advanced from the...

Ghana Take Africa's Hopes to Last 16 of World Cup

Ghana Take Africa's Hopes to Last 16 of World Cup Ghana lost 1-0 to Germany at Soccer City in their Group D clash at Soccer City on Wednesday, but still became the first, and probably the last, African side into the second round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The Black Stars finish runners-up in their pool and will now meet the United States in the Last 16 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg...

Africa Hopes Super Eagles Hold Their Nerve

Africa Hopes Super Eagles Hold Their Nerve The equation for Nigeria is really quite simple. They need to beat South Korea in Durban on Tuesday and hope that Argentina do likewise in their encounter with Greece, sending the Super Eagles through to the second round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. That they are still in the running after two defeats in their opening matches is a massive bonus, as...

Battling Elephants Fall to Brazil at World Cup

Cote d'Ivoire became the latest African casualty at the 2010 FIFA World Cup when they were soundly beaten 3-1 by Brazil in their Group G encounter at Soccer City in Johannesburg on Sunday night. A brilliant double from Luis Fabiano and a third from Elano set up the win for the South Americans, whose night was soured late in the game when playmaker...

Cameroon's World Cup Dreams Crumble in Pretoria

Cameroon's World Cup Dreams Crumble in Pretoria Cameroon are the first side eliminated from the World Cup, their 2-1 loss to Denmark in Pretoria on Saturday condemning them to an early trip home. Although they took a 10th minute lead, a second successive defeat for the Indomitable Lions means they cannot finish in the top two in their group and will depart after their final match against group...

Ghana Misses Chances in Draw With Australia

Ghana Misses Chances in Draw With Australia Ghana were left frustrated at the end of their World Cup Group D clash on Saturday, managing only a 1-1 draw against the 10 men of Australia. Australia took the lead through Brett Holman on 11 minutes, but Asamoah Gyan equalised from the penalty spot after Harry Kewell had handled on the line and been sent to the stands. Ghana had all the...

World Cup Red Card Brings Nigeria's Super Eagles Down

World Cup Red Card Brings Nigeria's Super Eagles Down Nigeria's 2010 FIFA World Cup hopes hang by a thread after a second successive defeat in Group B on Thursday, this time against Greece in Bloemfontein. The 2-1 loss leaves the Super Eagles needing to beat South Korea in their pool game, at the same time hoping that Argentina despatch the Greeks. This would leave Nigeria, the Koreans and Greece all...

South Africa's World Cup Fairytale Implodes

South Africa's World Cup Fairytale Implodes Six years in the preparing and making and six days in the crumbling. South Africa’s World Cup fairytale imploded in dramatic fashion at the hands, or rather silky feet, of a Uruguay team on Wednesday, who produced the perfect tactical plan to nullify the home team’s threat. They went one better, thoroughly outplaying the hosts with their superior...

Thrilling Cote d'Ivoire Elephants Forced Into Draw With Portugal

Thrilling Cote d'Ivoire Elephants Forced Into Draw With Portugal Cote d'Ivoire put in a thrilling performance but had to settle for a 0-0 draw with Portugal in their 2010 FIFA World Cup Group G clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday. A point is certainly not a bad haul for either side, but as both would expect to beat North Korea in the pool, it means qualification from this group...

Cameroon's Indomitable Lions Fail to Roar at World Cup

Cameroon's Indomitable Lions Fail to Roar at World Cup Cameroon had the lion’s share of the play against Japan at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Monday but there was nothing indomitable about their play as they suffered a surprise setback in the World Cup. With matches to come against Denmark and the Netherlands in their opening round group, the African side’s chance plummeted after they...

Ghana Scores Africa's First Win in Soccer World Cup

Ghana Scores Africa's First Win in Soccer World Cup African football scored a first World Cup success on day three of competition in South Africa as Ghana grabbed a late winner to beat Serbia 1-0 in Pretoria on Sunday. Asamoah Gyan converted a penalty just six minutes from time for the victory after a needless handball in his own area by the Serbian substitute Zdravko Kuzmanovic gave away the spot...

Argentina Defeats Eagles 1-0

Argentina Defeats Eagles 1-0 Super Eagles goalkeeper, Vincent Enyeama today displayed some heroics to check Argentina's talisman Lionel Messi to keep the scoreline low at 1-0 following the stunning low header by Gabriel Heinze inside Johannesburg's packed Ellis Park stadium. With the victory Argentina whose coach Diego Maradona was under pressure all through the game joined...

Superb Goalkeeper Keeps Losing Nigeria in Game

Superb Goalkeeper Keeps Losing Nigeria in Game An early goal for Argentina was enough to see them beat Nigeria 1-0 in the 2010 FIFA World Cup Group B encounter at Ellis Park on Saturday evening. Gabriel Heinze headed home unmarked from a corner to give the South Americans the perfect start. The outstanding Super Eagles goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama kept his side in the game with six top-class...