Africa

Monday, June 30, 2014

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The Germany manager has insisted that his team are unaffected by the prospect of settling old scores against the African side

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COMMENT: The hysterical reaction to the forward's four-month ban is understandable, given Pepe's previous misdemeanours were not considered when he was sanctioned

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Jupp Derwall's side's complicit 1-0 victory over Austria saw both teams progress at the expense of the North Africans back in 1982 - leaving fans and neutrals alike outraged

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EXCLUSIVE: Emile Heskey has heaped praise on the Real Madrid striker and believes the Super Eagles will find it tough to cope with the France star

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COMMENT: After years of controversy surrounding the striker's international career, the Super Eagles can now count on the 33-year-old to deliver

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The 61-year-old has turned up the heat on Germany ahead of their World Cup last-16 encounter as he suggested that Spain and England's early exits were not surprising

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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The Schalke midfielder has slammed the country's FA for the chaotic organisation of their campaign in Brazil and admits he will find it hard to return to international duty again

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The Bayern Munich man has warned his team-mates to show that they belong in the final stages of the World Cup ahead of their match with Algeria

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The Spain international has joined from Barcelona in a big-money move, but the fellow midfielder does not expect the arrival to hinder his first-team chances at Stamford Bridge

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Chelsea midfielder has stressed that it's all about the team rather than about individual glory, while Stephen Keshi has stressed he doesn't have any problems with Victor Moses

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Goal's Germany fan ambassador believes the two goalkeepers have been the best players at the tournament up to now, rather than forwards like Neymar and Lionel Messi

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The shot-stopper says the famous Bleus team that was crowned world champions serve as a motivation to the current side and has warned that Nigeria should not be underestimated

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Despite Les Bleus’ excellent group stage performances, the coach wants more from his players with Nigeria to come in the last 16

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The midfielder is confident his side will not be overcome by the occasion as they look to build on their impressive group-stage displays in the knockout stages in Brazil

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The Super Eagles goalkeeper is looking forward to facing les Bleus in their second round tie on Monday, believing that his side are capable of pulling off a shock win

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The former England striker believes that the forward's lack of playing time in 2013-14 has hurt his chances of starring for Nigeria at the World Cup

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The three-time winners are looking to set up a last eight match against either France or Nigeria but Halilhodzic's side should not be underestimated

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Didier Deschamps' side cruised through the group stage and will fancy their chances against the Africans despite a couple of injury concerns

Saturday, June 28, 2014

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The record-breaking Ghanaian beat off competition from the likes of Islam Slimani, Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto'o and Peter Odemwingie to top our poll