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World Cup: Forget It, ..Mikel Obi Is A Useless Number 10″ — Jose Mourinho Blasts, Tells Nigerians

Sequel to the opening Group D World Cup match of the Super Eagles against Croatia on Saturday which ended with a 2-0 victory in favour to the Crotian team, Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has disclosed that Super Eagles captain, John Mikel Obi is a bad number 10.

Mourinho stated this after Nigeria’s loss to Croatia on Saturday. The Portuguese gaffer, who signed Mikel for Chelsea in 2006 and converted him from an attacking midfielder to a defensive midfield, said Nigeria has lost a good defensive midfielder in the person of Mikel.

Speaking as a World Cup pundit on the Russian TV station, RT, Mourinho said, referring to Mikel: “Nigeria lost a good No.6 to get a bad No.10.”Mikel has often played an advanced role for the Eagles, while he played a much deeper role for Chelsea successfully for close to 11 yearsThe Eagles will face Iceland on Friday needing a win to keep hope alive.

Prophet Asks Nigerians To Give Him N750k To Pray For Super Eagles To Win World Cup (Video)

 

 

While speaking on lagos Tv, A Nigerian Prophet revealed that he can help the super eagles of Nigeria to win the 2018 World cup, he then asks Nigerians to donate N750,000 to him so he can organize prayers to help the Super Eagles win the World Cup.

 

Russia 2018: See What Senegal Fans Did After Epic Victory Against Poland (Photos)

The Senegalese fans have been hailed after cleaning up the stadium 40 minutes after their game against Poland. The fans showed their civil side by cleaning up the stadium joyfully as they celebrated Senegal’s 2-1 win over Poland in their opening game of Russia 2018 World cup. Senegal recorded Africa’s first win at the ongoing tournament.

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First Red Card In 2018 World Cup Recorded As Player Is Sent Off After 3 Minutes

Colombian player Carlos Sanchez had a nightmare three minutes after he was given the first card of the 2018 World Cup and mocked for trying to deny the blatant handball. This was during the match on Tuesday between Colombia and Japan at the Mordovia Arena in Saransk.

After a defensive calamity in the opening moments, the former Aston Villa midfielder blocked a goal-bound shot with his right arm.

Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez made the initial error, misjudging a long ball over the top.

Yuya Osaka got away from the Colombia defence but his shot was saved by Arsenal ‘keeper David Ospina.

But former Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa followed up and and his shot was blocked Sanchez.

World Cup; Grandmother Blesses Mexico Players Through Her TV Before They Beat Germany.

A grandmother who blessed every Mexican player as they appeared on screen before a World Cup clash with Germany has been credited with her side’s surprise victory. Mexico defeated the reigning world champions 1-0 on Sunday in the first shock result of this year’s tournament.

Her granddaughter, from El Paso, Texas, posted adorable footage of the woman blessing every player as the camera panned across the team during the national anthem.

The younger woman said she was ‘100 per cent convinced’ her grandmother’s efforts were the reason Mexico won.

One Mexican fan wrote: ‘She gotta do this every game till we win the cup.’

PSV forward Hirving Lozano grabbed the winning goal as Germany were beaten in the opening game of a World Cup campaign for the first time since 1982.

The celebrations in the victorious country were so wild that football fans caused a literal earthquake in Mexico City.

2018 World Cup; Mikel Obi Under Pressure To Fulfill Promise To Buhari

Super Eagles’ captain Mikel Obi has been put under intense pressure to lead the team to a resounding victory against Iceland on Friday, as well as fulfill his promise to President Muhammad Buhari that he (Mikel) is a man of his words.

Buhari with Mikel Obi

NationsSport confirmed that President Buhari spoke with Captain of the three-time African Champions few hours before Nigeria tackled Croatia in their first World Cup fixture in Russia, where Mikel reassured the President that the team would not disappoint.

Presidential delegation led by Sports Minister, Solomon Dalung as well as CBN Governor; Godwin Emefiele with the Nigerian Ambassador to Russia Steve Ugbah facilitated the phone conversation.

“If you can see that after the defeat, Mikel was down and withdrew more than his teammates, to the extent that he could not explain the defeat in a post-match interview. He knew the weight of disappointment.

“Yes, Mr President spoke with Mikel on behalf of the team before the Croatia match,” Sources in the know who asked to remain anonymous told NationSport that President Buhari assured them of the full support of the nation,’ however, the timing was wrong. I think the team’s visit to President at Aso-rock before their departure for the England friendly was enough,”

Odediran Ogunsanya, a sport psychologist/analyst who shared a view on the development said: “Super Eagles would have ordinarily won the match because the Croats were not at their best, but they could not because of the pressure they shouldered not to disappoint Nigerians and Mr. President who also spoke to them few hours into the match.

“Was there any need for that? For me, I do not think so. The team psychologist should not have allowed these big shots from the Presidency have access to the team. Their presence could not help matters as the team did not get the right inspiration from them. Their presence was a direct pressure which should not have happened.

“See, this is psychology, I can tell you that Eagles could beat Iceland with less pressure from off the pitch. Nigeria should please let the boys enjoy the game and freely they will score and secure the victory on Friday with less pressure also from the team officials.

WORLD CUP: Iceland Show Support For Nigerian Goalkeeper, Ikeme Ahead Of Match With Super Eagles

Super Eagles next World Cup Group D foes Iceland have backed Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme to beat the acute leukemia he was diagnosed with last year.

Iceland face the Eagles in Volgograd on Friday in continuation of the World Cup in Russia.

Iceland forward Jon Dadi Bodvarsson, a former teammate of Ikeme at Wolverhampton Wanderers, has posted on Twitter a picture holding a shirt with Ikeme’s name and No.1 on it with his teammates surrounding him.

Ikeme, who would have been the Super Eagles first choice in Russia, was diagnosed with acute leukemia during a pre-season routine medical check-up at his club Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He is now undergoing treatment in England

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World Cup 2018: Super Eagles midfielder, Etebo ahead of Messi, Ronaldo on take-ons chart

Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo, put in a impressive performance in their 2-0 defeat to Croatia on Saturday

The new Stoke City man was unlucky to concede an own goal in the first half, before Luka Modric sealed three points with a penalty late in the game.

Etebo, who was making his World Cup debut, has however been given a reason to smile.

Statistics have now backed up his excellent showing, rating him as the most proficient player in terms of take-ons in the whole competition so far.

“Oghenekaro Etebo has completed the most take-ons in a single game at the 2018 #WorldCup after the first four days• 9 attempted • 9 completed. Perfect dribbling display,” football statistics outlet, Squawka, tweeted on Sunday.

The stat confirms that Etebo has outdone Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar in the dribbling stakes so far in Russia.

Messi completed eight of 13 attempted take-ons in Argentina’s 1-1 draw with Iceland on Saturday.

We’ll beat Iceland, Argentina to qualify — Rohr

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Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has put aside Nigeria’s shock 2-0 defeat in the hands of Croatia as he insists that Nigeria still has the chance of going through from Group D.

Gernot Rohr
Gernot Rohr

Nigeria occupy the last spot at the bottom of the Group but the German coach who blamed the defeat on defensive naivety from set pieces by Croatia said that Nigeria can roar back to reckoning by beating Iceland and seeing off Argentina in their last group game to go through.

‘’Everything is possible in football. “It’s important to make at least four points if you want to qualify,” Rohr added.

“We are only a point behind for the moment, nothing is lost and all is in our hands. “Let’s be positive, we have the youngest team at the World Cup, let them learn and try to do better. “We saw Iceland have a good game against Argentina, a very strong team, but we can also do better than what we did today (Saturday)..

“We have to win against Iceland but all is possible still. If we win the next game all is possible for qualification.”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Awkward Sculpture Replaced At Portugal Airport After Scoring Hat Trick

The sculpture of Cristiano Ronaldo at Madeira Airport which gained cult popularity has been replaced. The sculpture of the Portugal and Real Madrid forward gained worldwide attention when it was installed last year at the airport, which is also known as Cristiano Ronaldo Madeira International Airport.

Pictures of the bust were shared widely on social media, with some critics suggesting it bore more of a resemblance to former Arsenal and Manchester City forward Niall Quinn or The Head from BBC television programme ‘Art Attack’ than Ronaldo.

Madeiran artist Emanuel Santos was tasked with creating the image of Ronaldo and spent three weeks on the project, with the bust unveiled when the airport was renamed in Ronaldo’s honour in March 2017.

However, an airport spokeswoman confirmed Spanish news reports that the old bust had been removed. She said the switch took place on Friday, the same day that Ronaldo scored a hat-trick for Portugal in a 3-3 draw against Spain at the World Cup.

A new bust that appeared to present a greater likeness of Ronaldo was pictured in the Spanish and Portuguese media.

Santos said at the time of the unveiling last year, when the bust was ridiculed: ‘This is a matter of taste, so it is not as simple as it seems. What matters is the impact that this work generated.’

The new statue is not to everyone’s taste though, with a petition launched online to have the heavily mocked previous version put back in place.

The petition, on peticaopublica.com, is titled ‘Petition for the immediate return of Cristiano Ronaldo’s bust to Madeira airport’ and calls the original bust ‘an attraction for our island’ and said its substitute was unacceptable.

Ronaldo was born and raised on Madeira.

World Cup 2018: Rohr Fires Back at ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has insisted that playing a three-man defence against Croatia was not the best decision.

Gernot Rohr was reacting to criticisms surrounding his choice of 4-2-3-1 formation for the 2-0 defeat to the Europeans in their Group D opener on Saturday night.

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World Cup; Meet The Lady Who Takes Off Her Top Whenever Her Team Scores. Photos

Pictured is Nissu Cauti, who has been labelled the ‘girlfriend’ of the Peru national team because she takes her top off whenever they score. Nissu’s own brand of super-fan antics first sprung to attention three years ago when Peru battled their way to third place at the Copa America in Chile.

TV cameras swarmed around the model as she took the South American tradition of cheerleading from the stands to new peaks.

After Peru’s Group C opener against Denmark on Saturday evening, Nissu will be hoping to peel off against France next Thursday and Australia on Tuesday, June 26.

She has already posed nude, after a World Cup qualifier against Venezuela.

But Nissu’s most sporting gesture was a promise to strip off and wear the Uruguay kit if Luis Suarez and Co beat Peru in a qualifier two years ago in Montevideo.

And sure enough Edinson Cavani bagged the only goal for the hosts.

Nissu ensured the winners were extra lucky Guays by keeping her word.

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