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A stunning injury time strike from Lionel Messi spared Argentina’s blushes as they qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup with a hard fought 1-0 win over Iran in Belo Horizonte.

Ivory Coast World Cup stars Yaya and Kolo Toure were mourning their brother Ibrahim on Friday after the 28-year-old died in England, the country’s football federation announced.

Stephen Keshi and his boys want more than just three points against Bosnia-Herzegovina to rekindle its World Cup campaign on Saturday.

Didier Deschamps had his charges up and about for their meeting with their neighbours and they produced a devastating first 45 minutes before sharing the honours with the Swiss in the second half in a match that produced seven individual goal scorers.

Costa Rica continued its startling run through the World Cup Friday defeating heavy favourites Italy 1-0 in Recife.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes England were "unlucky" to be defeated 2-1 by Uruguay in Sao Paulo.

(AFP) - Cameroon coach Volker Finke blasted his "disgusting" players' behaviour after one was red-carded and another headbutted a teammate in their 4-0.

 After a bomb killed about 21 people in Nigeria. The Nigerians players have said that they are more determined to do well in Brazil.

Stoke City striker Osaze Odemwingie and Almeria midfielder Ramon Azeez may not see action in Saturday’s crucial World Cup Group F clash against Bosnia-Herzegovina, africanfootball.com has reported.

Another cracking game saw Holland come from behind to finally see of Australia 3-2 after the Socceroos had controlled the game for long periods, but individual errors cost them a second defeat of the competition.

The over three hundred high-spirited Nigerian Supporters Club members were in a colourful procession after they highlighted from their luxurious buses about 500 metres to the stadium and were joined by Brazilians who were chanting ‘Nigeria’ and dancing to the rhythmic and gyrating display by the Dr Rafiu Ladipo-led fans.

Nigeria plays barren draw with Iran at the group stage of the ongoing World Cup. With this, it means Nigeria and Iran are the teams to first play goalless in the World Cup.

Godwin Izilein, former Coach of Golden Eaglets and Super Falcons, says Nigeria has a team that can go far in the World Cup if they can overcome their stage freight.

Striker Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as Germany opened their World Cup campaign on Monday with a 4-0 rout of 10-man Portugal with Cristiano Ronaldo enduring an afternoon to forget.

Didier Drogba confessed his frustration at starting on the bench for the World Cup 2-1 win over Japan, but Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi insists he favours “potential over age”.

Some angry youths, on Sunday, attacked staff members and destroyed properties of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) in protest over alleged inability of the company to provide steady electricity supply to watch the World Cup tournament which began in Brazil on Thursday.

MU'SODIQ ADEKUNLE with AFP report, reviews the five most memorable goals in the World Cup. The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the sport's global governing body. The championship has been awarded every four years since the inaugural tournament in 1930, except in 1942 and 1946 when it was not held because of the Second World War. The current champions are Spain, who won the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, on Sunday charged the Super Eagles to ensure victory in their opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Iran.

In what could be described as an interesting match, Italy defeated  England 2-1.

 

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