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World Cup: Heartache for Africa as Nigeria suffer a defeat

Following North African giants Egypt and Morocco’s defeats in their respective Russia 2018 World Cup group matches, there was hope that Nigeria might cause an upset against Croatia.

Oghenekaro Etebo’s own goal and a Luka Modric penalty gave Croatia a winning World Cup start against Nigeria in a Group D match in Kaliningrad.

Uruguay snatched a late winner as they began their World Cup campaign with a dramatic victory over Egypt, who left Mohamed Salah on the bench.

Jose Gimenez headed powerfully into the net in the 90th minute as he met Carlos Sanchez’s free-kick to give the South Americans a winning start in Russia.

Two times African Cup of Nations winning coach Herve Renard saw Morocco suffer a late defeat to Iran.

With the trio, Africa’s hope will be Tunisia and Saido Mane led Senegal.






10 Comments to World Cup: Heartache for Africa as Nigeria suffer a defeat

  1. Don says:

    Corrupt match officials in Africa should take the blame. Matches are already won in Africa before the actual game…What a shame

  2. Anonymous says:

    Nigeria went to world cup by fluke the are not ready.i dont see them qualifying to the round of 16.

  3. anthony kandongo says:

    they have know the lord that is what you get when you qualify by using corrupt match officials.

  4. SONG says:

    The officiating could be a factor in Africa but Zambia would have brightened its chances by starting with the team which played the last three matches of the qualifiers.

  5. please record those losses as per country…there is no Africa when people have evil hearts…corrupt..prideful and end up losing…I said it before…i am proud of it . Zambia will win the cup for Africa.

  6. katanga says:

    sore losersssssssss
    Sour grapessssssss
    You lot

  7. Dammy says:

    What about th victory today? Was that for Africa or Nigeria? Jealousy is not good!

    • Oakfield says:

      @dammy, no mind them. Look at how dis place is as silent as graveyard. They are to ashamed to congratulate and rejoice with their brothers. Jealousy is a silent killer. Up Super Eagles, always ahead of them all despite their jealousy…

    • Oakfield says:

      @dammy, no mind them. Look at how dis place is as silent as graveyard. They are to ashamed to congratulate and rejoice with their brothers. Jealousy is a silent killer. Up Super Eagles, always ahead of them all despite their jealousy…

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