NaijaBet brings you all the squad lists from the 32 teams that will be at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. [Provisional is 30-man, while the final squad announcement will be a 23-man one.]  Algeria Provisional: Rais M’bolhi (CSKA Sofia), Mohamed Zemmamouche (USM Alger), Ezzdine Doukha (USM El Harrach), Mohamed Cedric (CS Constantine); Essaid Belkalem (no club), Madjid Bougherra (no club), Lyassine Cadamuro (Mallorca), Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli), Rafik Halliche (Academica…

May 14, 2014

Xavi, Iniesta And Messi…Who Really Deserve The Award?

Leo Messi was wearing a dickie bow. Proof, some said with a smile, that he knew he was going to be awarded with a second successive Ballon d’Or – after all, Xavi Hernández and Andrés Iniesta were only in ties. But he didn’t know: amid all the shock, the disgust and the pathetic patriotic paranoia, the man most surprised at Messi’s award was Messi. On his way into the gala,…

January 12, 2011

Football Special Report: Fifty facts about Diego Maradona- The Argentinean Legend

1. Diego Armando Maradona was born on the outskirts of Buenos Aires on the thirtieth of October 1960. 2. Diego Maradona has given ninety one performances for Argentinean national duty and scored thirty four goals during this endeavour. 3. He has the honour of being one of the few people in history that have played in four World Cup tournaments for their country. 4. In 1982 Diego Maradona took the…

November 5, 2010

Lagerback was over paid – Amokachi

Daniel Amokachi says Lars Lagerback was paid way too much in his five-month stint as Nigeria coach. Amokachi was one of the Swede’s assistants in a dismal World Cup performance, but argued that a Nigerian coach would have achieved more with a fraction of those wages. “I think two hundred thousand dollars a month is a lot of money to pay a coach for a four-month deal. “That is too…

August 5, 2010

Uruguay vs Germany

Saturday, 10th July – 7:30pm Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth Third Place Play-Off There has been critics over FIFA’s traditional ‘Third Place Play-Off’ encounter between the two teams who failed to make the final cut, which on this occasions happens to be Uruguay and Germany. Many believe that the tournament for both country’s is effectively over and that both parties would rather head home early instead of having to…

July 8, 2010

Germany vs Spain

Wednesday, 7th July – 7:30pm Moses Madhiba Stadium, Durban Semi-Final Germany It goes without saying that revenge will be one key ingredient added into this semi-final mixer, with the Germans aiming to avenge their 1-0 loss to Spain in the final of the 2008 European Championships in Austria and Switzerland. But there’s also a small piece of history up for grabs should Germany gain the upper hand over the Spanish,…

July 7, 2010