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FIFA instructor roots for Nigeria at 2014 World Cup

ABUJA, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria-born FIFA instructor Adegboye Onigbinde on Sunday expressed optimism that his country will have a victorious outing at the 2014 World Cup to be hosted by Brazil. Onigbinde, also a CAF instructor, told reporters that the West African country's senior national team has all it takes to soar higher when they slug it out with their Group F opponents Argentina, Bosnia Herzegovina and Iran, to qualify for the next round of the competition.

Football: Tiny Tahiti plot ambush of jetlagged Nigeria

Nigeria's status as resounding favourites to beat minnows Tahiti in their Confederations Cup opener on Monday has been compromised by a delayed arrival that leaves them just 36 hours to prepare for the game. Tahiti became the first team to arrive in Brazil for the intercontinental showpiece when they touched down on June 7, a full 10 days before the Group B clash with African champions Nigeria in Belo Horizonte.

Soccer-Nigeria leap up rankings after Nations Cup win

ZURICH, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Nigeria leapt 22 places up the FIFA rankings on Thursday following their win at the African Nations Cup, but the continent remained without a team in the top ten. The Super Eagles, who edged Burkina Faso 1-0 in Sunday's final in South Africa to win the competition for the first time in 19 years, rose to 30th place in the table, their best position for three years. Their opponents, who exceeded expectations by reaching the final, stayed outside the top 50 but have jumped 37 places to 55th.
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