NewsExpress advert FCMB banner Fidelity bank banner NewsExpress advert
2014 World Cup: Africa goes to war as Cameroon tackle Mexico (Brazil off to a winning start)

By Nelson Dafe on 13/06/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,513


Africa enters the battle front today as the Brazil 2014 World Cup enters day two. The four-year wait had ended last night at the 65,000-capacity Arena de Sao Paulo, where a full house was treated to the opening ceremony of the World Cup, followed by the opening game between host Brazil and Croatia (at 9pm Nigeria time.)

The championship took off on a bright note for the host nation last night as Brazil came back from an early own goal by Marcelo to beat Croatia 3-1, thanks to two goals by wonder boy Neymar and a third by Oscar.

Cameroon will become the first African nation to taste action at the championship when it takes on Mexico at Arena das Dunas, Natal.

Thirty-two countries, including Nigeria, will be competing in the month-long tournament that will be broadcast live on television. The final match comes up in Rio on July 13.

Nigeria’s Super Eagles will kick off their World Cup campaign in group F on Monday (June 16) against Iran at 9pm.

The Super Eagles will also play against Bosnia and Argentina in their other group matches.

News Express will cover Nigeria’s matches with live updates online on www.newsexpressngr.com.

ALL THE GROUPS

GROUP A: Brazil, Croatia, Mexico, CAMEROON

Group B: Spain, Netherlands, Chile, Australia

GROUP C: Colombia, Greece, IVORY COAST, Japan

Group D: Uruguay, Costa Rica, England, Italy

Group E: Switzerland, Ecuador, France, Honduras

GROUP F: Argentina, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Iran, NIGERIA

GROUP G: Germany, Portugal, GHANA, United States

GROUP H: Belgium, ALGERIA, Russia, South Korea

FIXTURES INVOLVING AFRICAN TEAMS

GROUP A

June 13: Mexico v CAMEROON, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 17:00

June 18: CAMEROON v Croatia, Arena Amazonia, Manaus, 23:00

June 23: CAMEROON v Brazil, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 21:00

GROUP C

June 15: IVORY COAST v Japan, Arena Pernambuco, Recife, 02:00

June 19: Colombia v IVORY COAST, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00

June 24: Greece v IVORY COAST, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 21:00

GROUP F

June 16: Iran v NIGERIA, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 20:00 

June 21: NIGERIA v Bosnia-Hercegovina, Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba, 23:00

June 25: NIGERIA v Argentina, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 17:00

GROUP G

June 16: GHANA v United States, Arena das Dunas, Natal, 23:00

June 21: Germany v GHANA, Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza, 20:00

June 26: Portugal v GHANA, Estadio Nacional, Brasilia, 17:00 

GROUP H

June 17: Belgium v ALGERIA, Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte, 17:00

June 22: South Korea v ALGERIA, Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 20:00 (Moved from original 17:00 kick-off)

June 26: ALGERIA v Russia, Arena da Baixada, Curitiba, 21:00

•Photo shows veteran Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto’o, who is expected to lead the Indomitable Lions out against Mexico in today’s cracker.

Source News Express

Posted 13/06/2014 2:06:30 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
My membership of NNPC Probe Panel a call...

INEC extends distribution of PVCs by 2 weeks...

Fire razes shops in Umuahia

Issues arising from the 2015 MOSOP National Elections,...

Don’t present Wike as governorship candidate, Rivers Elders,...

Corruption Trial: EFCC to consolidate charges against Ex-Gov....

Fire service men rescue man from death by...

Boko Haram leader can’t read Quran, perform Muslim...

Group commends LASG, FG on the release of...

Gay marriage: Nigeria must not succumb to international...

MOSOP condemns assassination of former lawmaker, 3 others,...

CNPP demands immediate, unconditional release of NYCN President...

 

Latest News UBA shareholders approve N22.23bn dividend for 2017 Lawmaker loses 10 family members in road accident Drug Abuse: Over two million bottles of codeine consumed daily in Kano Protesters storm Melaye's residence as security operatives invade premises 2018 budget: MDAs have complied with FG’s directives –Akabueze …Says 2019 elections won’t affect implementation Dangote Cement appoints Makoju Managing Director/CEO Atiku to unveil agenda for Nigeria Wednesday JOHESU Strike: FG sets up committee to review unions’ demand Sex for marks: OAU asks Monica Osagie, to appear before panel Tuesday Ekiti 2018: Buhari grants Fayemi leave of absence as minister Zamfara Govt. increases corps members’ allowance ahead of 2019 elections Hope rises for increased power supply as TCN inaugurates 100MVA transformer

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (339,640 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (334,630 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (267,774 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (220,187 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (202,100 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (198,102 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (172,837 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (155,196 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (147,122 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (139,030 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (136,896 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (129,583 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (36) Business & Economy (3,069) Business Verdict (40) Columnists (836) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (483) Features (569) Global Business Monitor (264) International (1,924) Interview (149) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (116) News (34,704) Opinion (916) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,808) Religion (723) Sports (1,484) Stock Watch (28) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

NLNG Science and Literature Prize Awards

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Boko Haram commanders surrender

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement