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Super Eagles Will Qualify For 2026 World Cup — Gusau

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation Ibrahim Gusau has assured the Super Eagles will qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The Super Eagles are yet to record a win in Group C with three draws and one defeat from four games.

The West Africans currently occupy fifth position in the group with three points.

Despite their precarious position, Gusau is optimistic they can earn a place at the mundial.

“This is a very sad moment for Nigeria football and we can not run away from that, what I can assure you is that we’re working tirelessly with the Sports Minister to make sure we take some holistic measures that will change the entire system,” Gusau said after a meeting with the sports minister today in Abuja.

“It’s still possible (to qualify for World Cup) and we’re going to make it.

“Very soon you will see the measures that NFF will come up with that will qualify us to the next World Cup.

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Super Falcons Shouldn’t Be Judged By Friendly Game Loss To Canada —Udeze

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Former Super Eagles defender Ifeanyi Udeze has said the Super Falcons should not be judged by their loss to Canada in a test game.

The Falcons continued their preparations for this summer’s Olympics in Paris with a test game with reigning women’s Olympic champions Canada.
After 90 minutes the Falcons lost 1-0 to the Canadians, who they held to a goalless draw in the group stage at the 2023 FIFA women’s World Cup.

Despite the defeat, Udeze played it down, positing the test game is not enough to judge how the Falcons would perform in Paris.
“We have a tournament ahead of us, the Olympic Games, and we shouldn’t use the friendly to judge them. Let’s give them the benefit of doubt,” Udeze said on Brila.

The Falcons are in the same group with world champions Spain, two-time Olympic silver medal winners Brazil and former World Cup winners Japan.
The nine-time African champions will open their campaign against Brazil, who they lost 3-1 to in the group stage at the Beijing Olympics.

This would be the fourth time the Falcons would feature at the Olympics, after debuting at Sydney 2000.

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Count Me Out Of England Managerial Position – Postecoglou

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has debunked reports circulating in the media that he wants to be England’s next manager.

Recall that Gareth Southgate stepped down after England lost the Euro 2024 final to Spain on Sunday.

The Tottenham manager has been thrown into a mix of names, including Eddie Howe, Graham Potter, and Pep Guardiola, all of whom are being considered to manage the Three Lions.

However, Postecoglou stated that his focus is on Spurs at the moment.
“I was having a nap on Wednesday afternoon. I have no idea.
“I’m the Tottenham manager and I’m determined to bring success to this club.
“That’s where my focus is totally.”

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Morata Perfect Replacement For Giroud – Tomori

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AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori says he’s optimistic. Alvaro Morata will be a perfect replacement for the departed striker Olivier Giroud.
Morata, who is expected to join Milan this week from Atletico Madrid, was part of the Spanish team that won the just-concluded Euro 2024.

Tomori stated that Morata has the quality to succeed at Milan.

“I played with him at Chelsea. I know the qualities he has. He is a striker with speed and strength, and he can score goals. This is what we need for this season. It’s not confirmed yet, but we are happy.

“We hope so (he can replace Olivier Giroud). He’s a different type of player with different characteristics, but yes, I hope and we hope that he can help us. We are excited for the new season.”

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