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Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Raymond4kc: 7:06pm On Nov 03, 2013
“I want to congratulate the players for the way they performed against Uruguay, and the Swedish team should watch out for us come Tuesday. We have learned a lot from the last time we played, and this time we have to be ready for them,” Nigeria coach Manu Garba
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by denniece1(m): 8:07pm On Nov 03, 2013
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Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by matthew41(m): 8:27pm On Nov 03, 2013
I think with the technicality of this set of players and the amount of experience they have, they should be able to convince nigerians dat that draw in the group stage was really a mistake .
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by OkikiOluwa1(m): 9:01pm On Nov 03, 2013
Fynestboi: shoii na where u knw me Nt possible i cnt knw a person like u o sure baje.
I know you for Oju-Elegba.
Ain't you the boy selling oranges under Oju-Elegba bridge?
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Fynestboi: 9:21pm On Nov 03, 2013
Okiki_Oluwa: I know you for Oju-Elegba.
Ain't you the boy selling oranges under Oju-Elegba bridge?
gringringringrin really You mean you sell akara beside the boy that sells orange shocked shocked sh:oii so na you be the boyshocked SMH...
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Sunny360: 9:30pm On Nov 03, 2013
*Cheers dem* Go! Eaglets Go! (#waits 4d trophy here in Nigeria#)
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by OkikiOluwa1(m): 10:56pm On Nov 03, 2013
Fynestboi: gringringringrin really You mean you sell akara beside the boy that sells orange shocked shocked sh:oii so na you be the boyshocked SMH...
yeah. Dats me. Hw ur wkend?
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Fynestboi: 10:59pm On Nov 03, 2013
Okiki_Oluwa: yeah. Dats me. Hw ur wkend?
the weekend boring.. Urs

Let chat here.. wink

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Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by mondi2: 11:50pm On Nov 03, 2013
The Golden Eaglet will carry d day in Jesus Name Amen. No shaking !!! UP GOLDEN EAGLET.......
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Babakenny(m): 6:16am On Nov 04, 2013
Fynestboi: After subverting the Uruguay 2-0 in the quarter final, the Nigerias Golden Eaglet will on tuesday take on the Blågult of Sweden once again who also thrashed honduras 2-1.


Nigeria facing Sweden again in the Semi final is just a rematch of a Group F match, which ended 3-3. The other semi will be Mexico vs Argentina.

Nigeria are on course for a fourth World Cup


ITS MEXICO VS NIGERIA and not SWEDEN.

SWEDEN vs ARGENTINA...

Nigeria can meet anyone in the final. Am so sure Nigeria is going to be the champion. Period!!!
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Babakenny(m): 6:18am On Nov 04, 2013
Moderator please change the topic to MEXICO vs NIGERIA!!!! On NOV 5th @2PM Nigerian time...
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Nobody: 6:29am On Nov 04, 2013
Referee: Herber Lopes (Brazil)
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Nobody: 6:29am On Nov 04, 2013
Babakenny: Moderator please change the topic to MEXICO vs NIGERIA!!!! On NOV 5th @2PM Nigerian time...
You're absolutely wrong.
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Fynestboi: 7:42am On Nov 04, 2013
Babakenny: Moderator please change the topic to MEXICO vs NIGERIA!!!! On NOV 5th @2PM Nigerian time...
what are u saying
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by safarigirl(f): 9:23am On Nov 04, 2013
Babakenny: Moderator please change the topic to MEXICO vs NIGERIA!!!! On NOV 5th @2PM Nigerian time...
SWEDEN VS. NIGERIA on Nov 5th @5PM. MEXICO VS. ARGENTINA on Nov. 5th @2PM. Please make use of Google or visit www.FIFA.com
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Evestar200(f): 11:54am On Nov 04, 2013
Group F trio reunited in final four
(FIFA.com) Saturday 2 November
2013
THE DAY REPLAYED - The
intercontinental double-header
between Africa and South America
in Sharjah this Saturday ended
one-apiece, concluding the
quarter-final stage of the FIFA
U-17 World Cup United Arab
Emirates 2013.
In the first game, Argentina scored
after just six minutes to unsettle
the sturdy defensive system that
Côte d'Ivoire have displayed
throughout the tournament,
before running out 2-1 winners.
Then Nigeria overcame Uruguay
2-0 with two goals from Taiwo
Awoniyi, who went off in pain
near the end. Victory and a place
in the semi-finals was reason
enough to celebrate for the
Golden Eaglets, who had scored an
average of 4.5 goals per game in
their first four matches.
The semi-finals are now confirmed
with Nigeria meeting Sweden on
one side of the draw, and
Argentina against Mexico on the
other. One African, one European,
one South American, and one
North American team representing
four football confederations are
thus still in with a chance at the
trophy.
Results
Quarter-finals
Argentina 2-1 Côte d'Ivoire
Uruguay 0-2 Nigeria
Memorable moments
And the winner of the ‘Group of
Death’ award is...Group F!
Impressively, this group provided
three of the four semi-finalists in
the United Arab Emirates, with
section toppers Nigeria joined by
Mexico and Sweden in the last
four. It is the first time in the
history of the competition that
one group has supplied three
semi-finalists. Only Argentina,
winners of Group E, crashed the
party. Now back home watching
on TV, the brave Iraqis must be
imagining what might have been
if they had been drawn in a
different pool.
The game of fear
Ten players took to the field in the
clash between Argentina and Côte
d'Ivoire a yellow card away from
suspension – six from the South
American side and four from the
Africans. This was the same
number as the Brazil v Mexico and
Sweden v Honduras games
combined. A single yellow card
would be erased for the semi-
finals, but a player with two yellow
cards to his name would be
suspended. As a result, Argentina
coach Humberto Grondona will
now be without Rodrigo Moreira
and Matias Sanchez for the next
game. It was potentially even
worse for Uruguay coach Fabian
Coito, who had eight players on a
yellow card. With four from
Nigeria, that made 12 players in
total who were a card away from
suspension. As it turned out, the
Golden Eaglets won, and Akinjide
Idowu is the only one who will
miss out on a semi-final due to
suspension.
Four from four
Argentina and Côte d'Ivoire had
met three times previously in FIFA
competitions, so today's win made
it four from four for the land of
Maradona and Messi. The three
previous encounters had come at
the 1992 FIFA Confederations Cup,
the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ and the
Olympic Football Tournament of
2008. Argentina have therefore
completed a clean sweep against
Côte d'Ivoire in all age categories.
The Golden Eaglets' win over the
young Charruas was some
revenge for Nigeria's two 2-1
defeats against Uruguay earlier
this year, in the FIFA
Confederations Cup and the FIFA
U-20 World Cup.
One Africa, two cultures
"We need to acquire more
experience at this level if we are to
reach this stage of the
competition more often, like
Nigeria do," said Baby Elephants
coach Ibrahima Kamara after the
match. The Nigerian fans, who
were out in greater numbers than
the Ivorians, also showed maturity
by noisily cheering on their boys
from the outset, in contrast to the
Ivorian supporters who only really
got behind their side in the
second half. One Golden Eaglet fan
even produced a replica of the
FIFA World Cup Trophy, perhaps in
support of the Super Eagles who
look on course to qualify for Brazil
2014. In the end though it was
the Nigerian U-17 side who were
given a heroes' reception by their
adoring fans.
The number
12 – The number of times
Argentina (5) and Nigeria (7) have
reached the semi-finals of the FIFA
U-17 World Cup. This is the second
time both sides have
simultaneously reached the last
four of this competition. The last
time, at Trinidad and Tobago
2001, Nigeria went on to finish
second and La Albiceleste finished
fourth. Argentina have never won
the FIFA U-17 World Cup, while the
Golden Eaglets have triumphed
three times.
The words
"That was a fabulous win over a
great team. We were consistently
good and well-intentioned
throughout, but in the second half
Côte d'Ivoire upped their game,"
Argentina coach Humberto
Grondona.
Next up
Semi-finals - Tuesday 5 November
Argentina-Mexico (Abu Dhabi,
17:00 local time)
Sweden-Nigeria (Dubai, 20:00 local
time)

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Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Evestar200(f): 12:07pm On Nov 04, 2013
Swedish melting pot boils over in
Emirates
(FIFA.com) Monday 4 November
2013
Elias Andersson combined with
Gustav Engvall for Sweden’s first
goal of the U-17 World Cup. These
are two blond-haired, blue-eyed
boys with very Swedish names,
but it soon became clear that the
yellow-clad team competing in UAE
is anything but homogeneous.
There are 11 different nationalities
in the 21-man squad, with players
tracing their roots to ports as far
afield as Seoul and Kampala, Banjul
and Tirana.
Join FIFA.com for a closer look at a
diverse Sweden team, combining
in total harmony on the world
stage - serving up their meatballs
with spices from all corners of the
globe.
The story begins with Valmir
Berisha. Born in Albania before
moving with his family to Sweden
when he was two, he’s scored
four goals in a menacing and
entertaining display. “It’s
important for us as a team to have
more than just one kind of player,”
said the flamboyant No9, who has
four goals ahead of a semi-final
rematch with Nigeria in Dubai.
“Swedish players are known for
being strong and fast,” Berisha
went on. “But when you throw in
the technical ability of the guys like
me from the Balkans and the good
stuff the African guys bring too,
the power and technique, we
become more than just one
threat.”
Albania's loss is Sweden's gain
Gentrit Citaku also has Albanian
roots and his delicate through ball
picked out Erdal Rakip, of Turkish
origins, who slotted home
elegantly to send Sweden on their
way to victory in the quarter-final
against Honduras. Having already
made his senior team debut for
Swedish giants Malmo, it’s likely
this won’t be the last Sweden
jersey the impressive Rakip pulls
on before his career is up.
Carlos Strandberg, tall, powerful
and dark of skin, has come on as a
late substitute in all of Sweden’s
games. “My mother’s from
Portugal with roots in
Mozambique,” he told FIFA.com
about his cultural combo-name.
“My dad, he’s Swedish, so there’s
the Strandberg.
“There are guys from all over the
world in this team and it’s a really
cool thing for us,” added the shy
Strandberg, who combined with
Anton Saletros, son of a Hungarian
immigrant, on the winning goal
against Honduras. It was scored
by none other than the
sensational Berisha, who
celebrated like a madman. “I still
don’t know what I was doing
after the goal,” he said of the
bouncing, pogo-ing dance
performance that followed his
cheeky heel-flick in Al Ain. “I
needed to watch the highlights on
TV to find out!”
Ssewankambo blow
Wherever their roots originate,
this Swedish team have amazing
chemistry, humility, good humour
and, perhaps most of all, resilience.
They lost their top midfielder, Isak
Ssewankambo – who hails from
Uganda – to injury after only 15
minutes of football at the finals.
With arguably their best midfielder
sent home to Chelsea, where he’s
already agreed to professional
terms, the Swedes soldiered on
without him.
“The power in depth of this team
is just amazing,” said coach
Larsson, who’s made three
substitutions – the maximum
allowed – in every game. “It’s a
tremendous feeling for a coach.”
Larsson’s defence is marshaled by
Noah Sonko, a tall and rangy
centre-back who traces his roots
back to the Gambia, a west African
country not far from Nigeria, who
just happen to be Sweden’s next
opponent. “I’m not worried about
them at all; not bothered one bit,”
was the big man’s terse response
when asked about the pace and
creativity of Nigeria’s attacking
line, who have scored 20 times in
five games. One wonders if his
mates in defence, identical twin
brothers Sebastian and Johan
Ramhorn – who share a Korean
mother – will have the same level
of comfort when the goal-hungry
Golden Eaglets come calling a
second time.
Ali Suljic and speedy winger Mirza
Halvadzic come from Bosnia, while
Christer Lipovac hails from Croatia.
Goalkeeper Sixten Mohlin’s blood
flows from the Netherlands and
the Cape Verde Islands, off the
north-western coast of Africa. The
story goes on and on. Even the
team’s medical staff is of Italian
ancestry. Clearly, it’s all one, big
happy family for these Swedes
who are breathing new life into
the old platitude ‘variety is the
spice of life.’
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by imperiouxx(m): 2:00pm On Nov 04, 2013
Babakenny:

ITS MEXICO VS NIGERIA and not SWEDEN.

SWEDEN vs ARGENTINA...

Nigeria can meet anyone in the final. Am so sure Nigeria is going to be the champion. Period!!!

Babakenny: Moderator please change the topic to MEXICO vs NIGERIA!!!! On NOV 5th @2PM Nigerian time...

Who is this that knows more than the organizer (FIFA) angry angry

On FIFA's web page, it still remain Sweden vs Nigeria Nov 5

Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by ATLANTA96(m): 2:00pm On Nov 04, 2013
Pls someone should update me on where to watch it. i live in ATLANTA GA. USA. and i dnt want to miss the match. website, online pls pls pls
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Nobody: 2:25pm On Nov 04, 2013
Babakenny:

ITS MEXICO VS NIGERIA and not SWEDEN.

SWEDEN vs ARGENTINA...

Nigeria can meet anyone in the final. Am so sure Nigeria is going to be the champion. Period!!!
what a confused human being are u?
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Nobody: 2:35pm On Nov 04, 2013
One thing i so much cherish abt dez boys is their trust nd confidence in God esp dt of Awoniyi and Yahaya. May d Lord c dem thru in ds tournament. AMEN!!! I predict 3:0 in favor of d Golden Eaglets.
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by ini4brandon(m): 3:56pm On Nov 04, 2013
YEAH,ITS SCARY, BUT I THINK THIS MATCH WILL BE WON FROM THE BENCH
.
daylae: the team with a better technical savvy will win this time, cus they've both played themselves before.
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by nerodenero: 4:03pm On Nov 04, 2013
Guarded Golden Eaglets goalkeeper Dele Alampasu claims he learned the painful lessons from Nigeria’s 3-3 draw with debutants Sweden in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup group meeting in Al Ain City, United Arab Emirates, on October 22, promising a clean sheet against the Scandinavians in Dubai on Tuesday.
And the 16-year-old keeper, who has conceded five goals in the tournament, has vowed he won’t make the same mistakes on Tuesday.
“I wasn’t myself,” he was quoted by FIFA.com as saying on Sunday.
“I messed up coming off my line for the first goal and that weighed on me afterwards. I was a bit lost after the first goal. Before I could get myself back in the game, I was called on again and everything went wrong.
“I won’t make the same mistakes against Sweden; I’ve learned my lesson.Source - Punch
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Nobody: 4:04pm On Nov 04, 2013
ATLANTA96: Pls someone should update me on where to watch it. i live in ATLANTA GA. USA. and i dnt want to miss the match. website, online pls pls pls

You can watch it on www.espn3.com.The match starts at 11am ET. If you won't have the chance to watch it live, the same website will re-broadcast the game approximately 1 hr after the live broadcast has ended.
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by ini4brandon(m): 4:11pm On Nov 04, 2013
naija noni:
I agree with u.But i fear about the next U-20 coach.Favouritsm is something common among nigerian coaches.Sometimes,they ignore real talents and favour less-talented players they know.
A lot of great talents 4rm the 2007 worldcup like Oseni,Isah,Alfa,Mustapha Ibrahim,Christantus and many more were suppose to graduate to d U-20's and represent nigeria at d 2009 worldcup.But Coach Ladan Bosso dropped many of these players and went for less-talented ones with only a few like Haruna lukman,Rabiu,Osanga,Ajiboye e.t.c 4rm the 2007 U/17 team.And nigeria failed woefully.If a new coach is appointed 4 d U/20s,I bet many of these talented players would be dropped and wouldnt play at d 2015 U/20 worldcup.So my advice 4 d NFF is dey should appoint one of d assistants to Manu Garba,most preferably Amunike as U/20 coach,so that he would carry all these boys along to d U/20s.In doing dat none of these great talents would be lost.
While Manu Garba remains the U/17 coach and scout for a new set of truely young U/17s.I bet it would be hard to find a really honest coach like Garba,that would use real U/17s.That's why i said only one of his assistants(Amunike) should be appointed as U/20 coach,while garba and the rest remain with the U/17 for at least the next 6 or even 8 years and continue their good job of scouting for truely young talents.
20 likes!!!

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Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by ceejay80s(m): 4:13pm On Nov 04, 2013
if not for say november 5th na my birthday, sweden for win 3:2
but since na my birthday date, we go win them nig 3:2 sweden
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by thaoriginator: 4:25pm On Nov 04, 2013
The score is nigeria 100 sweden 250
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by Fynestboi: 4:38pm On Nov 04, 2013
tha_originator: The score is nigeria 100 sweden 250
shockedshockedshocked na basket ball game


gringringringrin
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by vizboy(m): 4:45pm On Nov 04, 2013
am going to give my prediction in 3 ways. 2 for us and 1 against us


First
Nig 3 - 1 swd

Second
Nig 0 - 1 swd

Third
Nig 1 - 0 swd
Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by aimuafigo: 4:46pm On Nov 04, 2013
Babakenny: Moderator please change the topic to MEXICO vs NIGERIA!!!! On NOV 5th @2PM Nigerian time...
You need to lay off that sh*t you are taking. It's not good for you.

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Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by aimuafigo: 4:50pm On Nov 04, 2013
naija noni:
I agree with u.But i fear about the next U-20 coach.Favouritsm is something common among nigerian coaches.Sometimes,they ignore real talents and favour less-talented players they know.
A lot of great talents 4rm the 2007 worldcup like Oseni,Isah,Alfa,Mustapha Ibrahim,Christantus and many more were suppose to graduate to d U-20's and represent nigeria at d 2009 worldcup.But Coach Ladan Bosso dropped many of these players and went for less-talented ones with only a few like Haruna lukman,Rabiu,Osanga,Ajiboye e.t.c 4rm the 2007 U/17 team.And nigeria failed woefully.If a new coach is appointed 4 d U/20s,I bet many of these talented players would be dropped and wouldnt play at d 2015 U/20 worldcup.So my advice 4 d NFF is dey should appoint one of d assistants to Manu Garba,most preferably Amunike as U/20 coach,so that he would carry all these boys along to d U/20s.In doing dat none of these great talents would be lost.
While Manu Garba remains the U/17 coach and scout for a new set of truely young U/17s.I bet it would be hard to find a really honest coach like Garba,that would use real U/17s.That's why i said only one of his assistants(Amunike) should be appointed as U/20 coach,while garba and the rest remain with the U/17 for at least the next 6 or even 8 years and continue their good job of scouting for truely young talents.

I wish it was possible to give a 1000 likes.

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Re: Sweden Vs Nigeria: FIFA U-17 WC Semi-Final (0 - 3) On 5th November 2013 by femi4: 4:57pm On Nov 04, 2013
safarigirl: if you noticed, our defense greatly improved in the game against Uruguay, they've been our toughest team so far. I feel like the Swedes will be more relaxed thinking if they could hold us before(going ahead twice) they shouldn't have it as tough, the Nigerians will be more alert on the other hand having learnt their lessons and so we should edge them out just a little. Yes, Iheanacho is good, he's being touted as Africa's next great No.10 and Nigeria's next JJ Okocha. If you notice he's managed to assist in EVERY match though he may not score. Gyan picked he and Awoniyi as Africa's future stars.
The Swedes won't relax either, they understood the fact that our defense could cave in from the wings and they can stop our attack operating from the middle.

I hope the eaglets will operate more from the wings this time around.

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