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  • Jozy Altidore ends goal drought during U.S. win over Nigeria

    JACKSONVILLE — The goal was a simple tap-in, but the finish itself could prove to be a crucial lift for the U.S. men's national team ahead of the World Cup. Jozy Altidore got an elusive goal in the 31st minute of the U.S. team's 2-1 win over...
  • Bosnia bows out with win over Iran

    Bosnia bows out with win over Iran
    SALVADOR, Brazil -- Bosnia-Herzegovina exited its inaugural World Cup on a high note on Wednesday, notching a 3-1 win over Iran at the Arena Fonte Nova. Bosnia was a bit unlucky to lose a pair of one-goal games to start the tournament, but the team goes...
  • Nigeria and Iran battle to scoreless draw

    CURRITIBA, Brazil -- Opening play in Group F, Nigeria and Iran played to a listless, 0-0 draw, the first of its kind in the 2014 World Cup at the Arena de Baixada. Despite a few early chances for the Super Eagles, there was nothing to split the teams on...
  • Messi, Rojo lead Argentina past Nigeria

    PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- Lionel Messi continued his scoring tear with two goals at the Estadio Beira-Rio on Wednesday, but it was Marcos Rojo's second-half strike that gave Argentina a 3-2 victory over Nigeria. Messi opened the scoring in the third...
  • Wednesday's World Cup matchups: Nigeria looks to upset Argentina

    GROUP F: NIGERIA VS. ARGENTINA Where: Porto Alegre. Time: 9 a.m. PDT. TV: ESPN, Univision. The buzz: Thanks to a pair of game-winning goals from Lionel Messi, Argentina has already qualified for the second round and could win the group with anything...
  • U.S. men's soccer team is ready for World Cup to begin in Brazil

    U.S. men's soccer team is ready for World Cup to begin in Brazil
    SAO PAULO, Brazil — The U.S. soccer team was scheduled to land here late Monday morning, local time. Though it would arrive fresh off a month-long training camp that left it winded and weary and three consecutive victories that left it comfortable...
  • Nigeria ends Bosnia-Herzegovina's hopes of advancing at World Cup

    Nigeria ends Bosnia-Herzegovina's hopes of advancing at World Cup
    Stingy defense carried Nigeria past Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1-0, Saturday in a World Cup game at Cuiaba, Brazil, effectively eliminating the losing team from contention. Nigeria, which began the tournament with a tie after being winless in its two...
  • Nigeria bombing: 'People are dying every day.... We are not safe'

    Nigeria bombing: 'People are dying every day....  We are not safe'
    In the teeming Nigerian market, a group of final-year medical laboratory students ambled home after their lectures. Blessing Gushi, a 30-year-old pharmacist, stopped to buy food for her family. Elizabeth Musa, 50, a trader, was selling sweets, drinks...
  • Nigerian militant boasts of abducting girls, with over 270 missing

    Nigerian militant boasts of abducting girls, with over 270 missing
    An extremist Nigerian insurgent leader boasted Monday that he had kidnapped more than 270 schoolgirls who three weeks ago were loaded into trucks by gunmen in the dead of night, according to a video released to Agence France-Presse. "I abducted your...
  • ONU advierte a grupo islamista Boko Haram en Nigeria contra venta de niñas secuestradas como esclavas

    ONU advierte a grupo islamista Boko Haram en Nigeria contra venta de niñas secuestradas como esclavas
    Naciones Unidas advirtió el martes a los militantes del grupo islamista Boko Haram que no escaparían de la justicia si concretan su amenaza de vender a más de 200 estudiantes nigerianas secuestradas el mes pasado. El líder de Boko Haram, Abubakar...
  • U.S. to help Nigeria search for kidnapped schoolgirls

    The Obama administration plans to send a team of advisors to help Nigerian officials rescue scores of girls abducted from a boarding school last month or negotiate their release, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. Nigerian President...