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  • Top marks for Nigeria's Alfa

    Top marks for Nigeria's Alfa

    Monday 17 September 2007

    As if pocketing a winner's medal was not enough, Nigeria's Yakubu Alfa has also made off with FIFA.com's Goal of the Tournament prize.

  • Eaglets rejoice in hat trick

    Eaglets rejoice in hat trick

    Sunday 9 September 2007

    'Three is a magic number' goes the old song and the newly crowned U-17 world champions Nigeria would heartily agree with those sentiments.

  • Gwangyang gripped by football fever

    Gwangyang gripped by football fever

    Tuesday 28 August 2007
    An industrial city with a population of 140,000, Gwangyang has always been proud of its port and steel mills, the largest in the world. These days, however, it is also becoming known as a hotbed of football.
  • Sextet advance as Nigeria thrill

    Sextet advance as Nigeria thrill

    Saturday 25 August 2007
    THE DAY REPLAYED - France, Argentina, Syria and even the inactive Korea DPR, Colombia and Germany had their places in the Round of 16 cemented, as Nigeria progressed with maximum points.
  • France progress, Japan must wait

    France progress, Japan must wait

    Saturday 25 August 2007

    In a thrilling Group D match this evening, France came from behind to beat Japan 2-1 and secure a dramatic qualification for the knockout phase of the FIFA U-17 World Cup Korea 2007.

  • Blaquart seeks cure for France woes

    Blaquart seeks cure for France woes

    Friday 24 August 2007

    One point from two matches is all that France have mustered so far at Korea 2007. Rather than the results themselves, it is the inability of his players to reach their true potential which is of most concern to François Blaquart.