How Muslim Athletes Deal With Ramadan

For the first time since 1986, the World Cup and Ramadan will overlap. Ramadan's a month in the Islamic calendar—a lunar calendar—in which Muslims, among other things, abstain from food and water during the day, breaking fast at sundown. The fasting will start Saturday. There's a substantial number of Muslim athletes… » 6/27/14 3:17pm 6/27/14 3:17pm

Why Nigeria, Now Hardened Veterans, Will Be A Tough Out In Brazil

Nigeria come into Brazil with as much international tournament experience in the last few years as any team in the world, having won the 2013 African Cup of Nations and subsequently playing in the 2013 Confederations Cup. These experiences gave manager Stephen Keshi, a former Super Eagle himself, more opportunity to… » 6/09/14 3:56pm 6/09/14 3:56pm

Watch Leo Messi Dribble Past Half The Nigerian Team To Set Up This Goal

Argentina beat Nigeria 3-1 today in a friendly in Bangladesh. As usual, Lionel Messi was the engine for Los Albicelestes. He fed Gonzalo Higuain with a beautiful one-touch chip for the first goal. But the real peach was the second goal, created by Messi's blistering midfield run (0:45 in the video). » 9/06/11 1:25pm 9/06/11 1:25pm

Argentina Live Up to Their Gold Medal Aspirations

Argentina's men's basketball team may have come up short against the United States, but their heavily favored soccer team laid claim to a gold medal of their own. Angel Di Maria's chip shot past Ambrose Vanzekin was all the Argentines needed to defeat Nigeria in a brilliantly contested Olympic gold medal match. The… » 8/23/08 2:36am 8/23/08 2:36am