Chelsea Legend Drogba Explains The Real Reason Why Super Eagles Were Denied A Clear Penalty
Published: June 27, 2018
Argentina sneaked through to the last sixteen of the World Cup after a controversial 2-1 win over Nigeria on Tuesday evening, the fifth time they beat the three-time African champions by a single goal in the group stage of the tournament. There were two big VAR moments in that game in St. Petersburg, with one favor...
Surprised Victor Moses Has His Say On That Penalty Not Awarded By Turkish Referee
Published: June 27, 2018
Chelsea right wing-back Victor Moses has said that Turkish referee, Cuneyt Cakir, made the wrong call when he failed to award a penalty to Nigeria in the closing minutes of their 2-1 loss to Argentina on Tuesday. Four minutes into the second half, the official had pointed to the spot after Javier Mascherano pulled ...
Rohr Reacts : Rojo's 'Clear Handball', Why Idowu Started Ahead Of Ebuehi, Etebo's Free-Kick
Published: June 27, 2018
Gernot Rohr thought it was a wrong decision by the Turkish referee, Cüneyt Cakır, not to award a penalty to his team after a handball by Manchester United's Argentina defender Marcos Rojo in the 75th minute in Tuesday's World Cup match in St. Petersburg. Oghenekaro Etebo and Tyronne Ebuehi had given away two penalti...
Mikel Blasts Turkish Referee : He Told Me The Ball Hit Rojo's Hand, A Penalty Is A Penalty
Published: June 27, 2018
John Obi Mikel was outraged by the decision of Turkish referee Cüneyt Cakır not to award a penalty to the Super Eagles after a handball by Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo in a World Cup match on Tuesday. With fifteen minutes remaining, Nigeria were denied a clear penalty when Cüneyt ruled that Rojo had he...
Rohr Reveals : Iheanacho Was Not Fit To Start Vs Argentina, Musa Refused To Be Substituted
Published: June 27, 2018
Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has explained why he delayed with his substitution during the national team's 2-1 loss to Argentina on Tuesday evening. Apart from introducing ex-Watford striker Odion Ighalo at half-time, the German had to wait until the 90th minute before making his second change, bringing out Kenn...
Balogun Leaves With Reputation Intact & Five Lessons Learned From Nigeria's World Cup Exit
Published: June 26, 2018
The World Cup is over for Nigeria following the gallant 2-1 defeat to Argentina on Tuesday. It was not a fifth time lucky for the Super Eagles who have lost all previous World Cup meetings against Lionel Messi and co.Izuchukwu Okosi reflects on Nigeria's performance against Argentina and lessons learned from it... ...
Super Eagles Player Ratings: Uzoho & Ndidi The Standouts, Omeruo Poor, Moses & Mikel Fail To Lift Team
Published: June 26, 2018
Nigeria's 2018 World Cup campaign in Russia came to a grinding halt at the Krestovsky Stadium after going down 2-1 to Group D opponents, Argentina on Tuesday evening. Allnigeriasoccer.com rounds up the performances of the Super Eagles in action thus : The StartersGoalkeeperFrancis Uzoho: Pulled off an impressive sa...
Gutted Obi Mikel On Eagles Elimination : We Did Everything Possible, It Wasn't To Be
Published: June 26, 2018
John Obi Mikel could not hide his disappointment after the Super Eagles were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup following their 2-1 loss to Argentina on Tuesday evening. Lionel Messi opened the scoring, shooting past Francis Uzoho in the 15th minute after a pass from Banega, Victor Moses restored parity from the spot...
Nigeria 1 Argentina 2: Victor Moses Scores But Eagles Eliminated After Conceding Late Goal
Published: June 26, 2018
It was a painful end to the Super Eagles' 2018 World Cup campaign as they were sent home by Argentina in a 2-1 loss at the Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. Nicolas Otamendi attempted a deep through-ball that went right the way through for Francis Uzoho to collect in the fifth minute. Argentina wer...
Rohr Explains Why Super Eagles Are Underdogs Vs Argentina : They Have Lionel Messi
Published: June 26, 2018
The stakes are sky-high as Nigeria take on Argentina for the fifth time in the World Cup, with the three-time African champions guaranteed qualification to the next round with a win in Saint Petersburg. Manager Gernot Rohr, who was in front of the cameras shortly after the team's arrival at the Krestovsky Stadium, i...
Ex-Chelsea Coach Writes Off Argentina : Watch Out For Nigeria, They Are Well Organized
Published: June 26, 2018
Former Chelsea coach Guus Hiddink has written off the chances of Argentina progressing to the last sixteen of the 2018 World Cup and had nothing but praise for the Super Eagles, saying they are not a typical African team. Reports suggested that La Albiceleste's camp was in disarray leading up to today's match at the...
Eagles Skipper Mikel: To Advance From Group Of Death Would Be Massive
Published: June 26, 2018
Tianjin Teda midfielder John Obi Mikel says it would be 'massive' if the Super Eagles qualify for the last sixteen of the 2018 World Cup. Nigeria will take on Argentina on Tuesday evening in St. Petersburg but it is not a straightforward match as their South American opponents as well as Iceland are still in with a ...
Rohr Reacts: Argentina Have Scored SIX World Cup Goals From Set-Pieces Vs Nigeria
Published: June 26, 2018
Of the seven goals Argentina have scored against Nigeria in their four previous meetings in the World Cup, six were scored from set-pieces, three corner kicks and three free-kicks. At the 1994 World Cup, Claudio Caniggia notched a first-half brace after two free-kicks were awarded by referee Bo Karlsson, Argentina w...
Moses, Omeruo, Idowu Start; Iwobi Bench As Nigeria Announce Starting XI Vs Argentina
Published: June 26, 2018
Allnigeriasoccer.com understands that Super Eagles manager Gernot Rohr has announced his starting lineup for the national team's crucial World Cup match against Argentina following a team meeting that just ended. The German's lineup showed that he has listened to the voice of the Super Eagles fans as he has decided...
Super Eagles First Choice RB Not Under Pressure Ahead Of Duel With Lionel Messi
Published: June 26, 2018
Super Eagles first choice right-back Abdullahi Shehu says he is not feeling the pressure ahead of a potential individual duel with Argentina superstar Lionel Messi. The Bursaspor defender noted that he was part of the Super Eagles team that humiliated the two-time world champions in a friendly last November in Krasn...