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The football season kicks off in earnest this month and SuperSport’s commitment to the world game will be reflected in the wealth of programming, which includes 1400+ matches, plus highlights, club shows and magazine shows.
Apart from the local Absa Premier League, also to be featured in High Definition in the weeks and months to come are the Barclays Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, the FA Cup, Community Shield, the Capital One Cup and the SkyBet Championship.
Closer to home, the domestic leagues of Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Zambia will again... Read the rest of the article »
Super Eagles manager Stephen Keshi resigns as Nigeria coach after his side crashed out of the World Cup
Nigeria national team coach Stephen Keshi has stepped down after his side crashed out of the 2014 World Cup.
The Super Eagles qualified for the round of 16 after coming in second spot in group H, behind Argentina, and set up a clash with Didier Deschamps’ France.
However, that was the end of the journey for the African champions as they fell to a 2-0 loss at the hands of Les Blues.
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France and Nigeria will clash in the first match of the day on Monday, June 30, 2014. The line-ups for this Last 16 fixture are out.
Nigeria became the first African side to qualify for the Round of 16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Their loss to Argentina did not hurt as their group's other hopefuls, Iran, lost to already-eliminated Bosnia-Herzegovina on Matchday 3.
The Super Eagles enter today's match having won only once in Brazil. France, meanwhile, will be hoping to find the net after playing out a rather boring goalless... Read the rest of the article »
A Round of 16 clash will see France and Nigeria go head to head at the Estádio Nacional de Brasília on Monday, the 30th of June.
France were one of the best sides of the group stages and will now be hoping to carry their good form to the next round. Les Bleus scored eight goals in their first two matches but could not get any on the board in their final match against Ecuador which ended in a frustrating 0-0 draw.
PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye has urged his teammates to not get ahead of themselves and continue to perform... Read the rest of the article »
Univision Deportes Reaches 62.3 Million Total Viewers during Group Stage of 2014 World Cup; USA-Germany Match Delivers Strong Ratings for Univision Deportes
Univision Deportes’ presentation of the group stage of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ set new ratings records, out-delivering its 2010 World Cup group stage coverage by +43% among Total Viewers, +31% among Adults 18-49, +23% among Men 18-49, and +43% among Women 18-49. The matches aired on the Univision Network, which was simulcast on Univision Deportes Network (UDN), and the UniM¨¢s... Read the rest of the article »
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi was left mesmerized by Messi after Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2
The Nigerian national team coach was full of praise for Lionel Messi after Argentina played the Super Eagles on Wednesday.
The four-time Ballon d'Or winner led his nation to a 3-2 win over Nigeria as La Albiceleste topped their group with nine points, winning all of their group stage matches.
The 27-year-old ace scored a brace against the African nation, opening the scoring after only... Read the rest of the article »
While Lionel Messi keeps on leading his national team, Cristiano Ronaldo gets a new hairdo every game
In the last group game between Argentina and Nigeria, Messi scored two goals and is now at 42 with his national team, while he collected 243 goals with his club, Barcelona. Against the African team, Messi demonstrated once again that he is fit and ready to take the cup.
Infographic: 20-pass, 61 second lead-up to Lionel Messi's 1st goal of the game. pic.twitter.com/nuwkKTFX8n [via @espnstatsinfo]
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This could be the moment for African fans to witness a first World Cup 2014 Round of 16 qualification for a CAF nation. Check out Group F scenarios ahead of June 25, 2014 fixtures.
Ivory Coast were brutally dumped out of the tournament on Tuesday night. Whereas they needed only a draw to go through, the Elephants conceded a controversial stoppage time penalty to offer Greece a miraculous triumph in Group C.
This Wednesday in Porto Alegre, all eyes will be on the Super Eagles and the Messi factor makes this clash even more interesting. Argentina have relied heavily on their... Read the rest of the article »
Argentina and Nigeria will square off at the Estádio Beira-Rio in a Group F encounter on Wednesday, the 25th of June 2014.
A draw on Wednesday will be enough to guarantee Nigeria a place in the Round of 16 after managing to pick four points from the two games they have played so far. Nigeria recorded a 1-0 victory over Bosnia and Herzegovina and were lucky after an Edin Dzeko goal was wrongly disallowed for being offside.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshiis is delighted with his team’s performance in the group stages... Read the rest of the article »
USA-Portugal Match Ranks as Most-Viewed USA Match in Univision Deportes World Cup History; 2014 World Cup Audience Is Pacing +48% Ahead Of 2010 World Cup through 32 Matches
Univision Deportes’ presentation of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ has reached 54.1 million Total Viewers through 32 matches, reaching more viewers than the entire 2010 World Cup (49.1 million viewers).
¡¤ Univision Deportes’ coverage of the USA vs. Portugal match of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ delivered the most-viewed USA... Read the rest of the article »
Edin Dzeko released some very hard comments with regards to the "shameful" refereeing that took place yesterday in the game between Bosnia and Nigeria.
Yesterday’s game between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Nigeria condemned Bosnia to an early exit from the 2014 World Cup. However, the Bosnian national team, as well as their supporters felt rightfully cheated.
Bosnia captain Spahic was not happy with the referee during yesterday's game
In fact, during the first half, Edin Dzeko was denied the absolute clearest of goal, as the linesman... Read the rest of the article »
After being held to a dull draw with Iran, Nigeria are hoping to turn things around against a tricky Bosnian side.
With Argentina sitting alone at the top of Group F, Nigeria will surely be ruing their missed chances to also earn all three points in their first fixture. Despite controlling much of the ball, the Super Eagles were frustratingly thwarted time and time again by their opponents, who pretty much parked the bus for the majority of the game. Indeed, Iran seemed content to play for a draw, with nine men... Read the rest of the article »
After Argentina's victory over Iran, Nigeria and Bosnia will hope to get all three points as the race for second place heats up.
It might have taken 90 minutes, but Argentina finally found a way past a stubbornly defensive Iranian side through Lionel Messi's last minute strike. As a result, the South American heavyweights currently sit top of Group F with 6 points are poised to head on to the round of 16.
That leaves Iran, Nigeria, and Bosnia left to battle it out for a second-placed berth. The World Cup debutants are... Read the rest of the article »
¡EXCLUSIVA! Memo Ochoa: “Fue un partido complicado, el escenario era muy difícil de digerir contra Brasil en su casa”
En una entrevista exclusiva, uno-a-uno, el reportero y comentarista de Univision Deportes, Rodolfo Landeros entrevista a Memo Ochoa sobre sus reacciones luego del gran desempeño del equipo de México contra Ghana.
Revive el partido de Brasil vs. México esta noche a las 8 p.m. hora del Este/Pacífico (7 p.m. Centro) en UniMás.
Jugador del equipo de Estados... Read the rest of the article »
USA’s team midfielder Jermaine Jones argues just like in the NBA a strong team makes a winner not the superstar players.
EXCLUSIVE! Memo Ochoa: “It was a complicated match, not easy playing against the home team” --- In an exclusive, one-on-one Univision Deportes reporter and commentator Rodolfo Landeros sits with Memo Ochoa and gets his reactions after Mexico’s phenomenal performance against Ghana.
Relive again the Brazil vs. Mexico match tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central) on UniMás.
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Univision Deportes Reaches 36.5 Million Total Viewers for 2014 World Cup to date. Ghana-USA MatchRanks as Most-Viewed USA Match in Univision Deportes World Cup History
Univision Deportes’ presentation of FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014™ is pacing ahead of its 2010 World Cup coverage by +48% among Total Viewers and +36% among Adults 18-49 through 14 matches. The matches aired on the Univision Network, which was simulcast on Univision Deportes Network (UDN), from Thursday to Monday, June 12-16, 2014.
• The Ghana vs. USA match ranks as the most-viewed... Read the rest of the article »
After Argentina defeated Bosnia 2-1 yesterday, the Super Eagles and Team Melli will battle it out in their quartet's second match of this year's World Cup.
Both Nigeria and Iran would have kept a close eye on the match between Argentina and Bosnia yesterday, and perhaps both teams would have been surprised by the score line. Were it not for a goal by Lionel Messi, the match could have possibly ended as a draw; prior to the Barca ace finding the back of the net, Argentina's only goal came courtesy of a deflection from one of Bosnia's defenders early on... Read the rest of the article »
Miguel Herrera apparently decided to not start Chicharito Hernandez against Cameroon, during Mexico's first World Cup game.
According to ESPN Deportes’ sources, Miguel Herrera will not start Javier Hernandez against Cameroon. The Mexican striker will therefore start from the bench and hope to be subbed in as soon as possible.
Many Mexican supporters were shocked at the decision and would like for Manchester United’s attacker to start, in order to create as many problems for the Africans as feasible.
Chicharito... Read the rest of the article »
Mourinho makes some predictions about the World Cup and chooses Nigeria over Bosnia, and the Ivory Coast over Greece.
In a recent interview, Jose Mourinho was asked to make some predictions for the upcoming World Cup. With regards to group F, which sees Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina as favorites, the Portuguese instead tipped Nigeria to make it outside of the group. Chelsea’s boss said:
“Argentina has to be the group winner and what makes me decide for Nigeria is the fact that I have there one player... Read the rest of the article »
Every four years, a nation is crowned at the FIFA World Cup. In 2014, there are 32 teams sharing the same ambition – some are simple dreamers while others are genuine title contenders.
As much as football is full of surprises, it is quite difficult to separate the pretenders from the contenders. Countries like Argentina and Germany have very good squads on paper but the World Cup trophy has escaped them in the last two decades.
History will be written in Brazil and the hosts are favourites to lift the trophy in front of their home supporters. However, current world champions... Read the rest of the article »