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Abby Wambach scores as US women's soccer team defeats Nigeria, wins World ...
Washington Post (blog)
At this late stage of her marvelous career, Abby Wambach is no longer the centerpiece of the U.S. women's national soccer team. The headers are not as powerful and accurate as they once were and the days of 90-minute battles every match are over.
Watch the incredible welcome Nigeria's women's soccer team got at baggage ...
USA TODAY
WINNIPEG — Fans draped in green and white flags pounded on drums, waved maracas and danced around with World Cup posters in baggage claim of the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. The Nigerian women's national team had arrived, ...
Band helps boost enthusiasm for Nigeria's soccer team at Women's World Cup
CTV News
The musicians are members of the Nigeria Football Supporters Club, and hail from Toronto. They travel where ever the national team goes, and play all 90 minutes of every match they attend. “They make everybody lively. They make the game fun. You just ...
Ordega, Nigeria pose spirited threat to US team at Women's World Cup
Washington Post (blog)
When Washington Spirit Coach Mark Parsons was scouting forward Francisca Ordega before this National Women's Soccer League season, all the available highlight clips were of the Nigerian forward playing for her national team. Except one, which featured ...
Meet Nigeria's Handshake-Snubbing, No-Scouting, All-Praying Embarrassment ...
Slate Magazine (blog)
The coach is not popular on soccer message boards, where his stewardship of the Nigerian national team has been compared with “a race car being driven by an old lady,” and where one vitriolic poster has dubbed him “that illiterate fat bellied no ...
Nigeria - the last-ranked team in the Group of Death - is the most badass team ...
Business Insider
Before his team earned a shock draw in a 3-3 thriller against Sweden in their opening game at the Women's World Cup, Nigeria national team coach Edwin Okon talked to the media about what he knew about the fifth-ranked team in the world. "I know nothing ...
Advancement Scenarios: WNT Faces Challenging Final Group Match vs. Nigeria
U.S. Soccer (press release) (registration) (blog)
Advancement as a third-place team will not be assured until the Group Stage concludes on June 17. The U.S. cannot finish below third place in the group. Though Nigeria would pass the U.S. with a multi-goal margin of victory, it is not possible for both ...
US women's soccer to play at Heinz Field in August
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
While the budding soccer star at Pine-Richland often traveled around the country with her family to see national team games, when the women's team came to her home turf, she had her own soccer tournament or family event that kept her from the ...

Nigeria Football Association Info & Statistics

History Founded: 1945, Affiliated: 1960
Uniform Jerseys: Green/white, Shorts:Green/white, Stockings:Green/white
Website http://www.nigeriaff.org
World Cup Appearances 5: (1994, 1998, 2002, 2010, 2014)
Continental Titles First: CAN (1980, 1994, 2013)
Second: CAN (1984, 1988, 1990, 2000)
Best Results First: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final (1985, 1993, 2007, 2013), Olympic Football Tournament Final (1996)
Second: FIFA U-17 World Cup Final (1987, 2001, 2009), FIFA U-20 World Cup Final (1989, 2005), Olympic Football Tournament Final (2008), FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final (2010, 2014)
Third: FIFA U-20 World Cup Final (1985)
Fourth: FIFA Confederations Cup (1995), FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Final (2012)

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