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redirish28 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:19 PM
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Nigeria suspends national team for poor world cup play
Nigeria lost its first two World Cup group stage matches but still came just one goal short of advancing with their draw against South Korea. As one of the more heavily favored African nations, the early elimination was certainly a disappointment. So how is Nigeria handling that disappointment?

From the BBC:

Nigeria's president has suspended his nation's football team from international competition for two years after a poor showing at the World Cup.

Special presidential adviser Ima Niboro told reporters the decision by Goodluck Jonathan will "enable Nigeria to reorganize its football."

He said: "This directive became necessary following Nigeria's poor performance in the ongoing World Cup."

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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:41 PM
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1. talk about cutting off ones nose in spite of your face
"You guys SUCKED! So now you won't be able to practice internationally for two years." :wtf:
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BulletproofLandshark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 09:51 PM
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2. A little OT
but "Goodluck Jonathan" sounds like the title of a children's book.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:05 AM
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3. That's the best way to improve!
:rofl:
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 10:13 AM
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4. Well, they were bad little boys and must be punished...oh wait, they're actually MEN
What a jackass this president is.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:19 AM
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5. Wonder what's gonna happen to North Korea?
:scared:

seriesly, remember how they acquitted themselves decently against Brazil, then collapsed utterly in their final two matches? Well, according to reports, the Disco Dictator himself called the coach and demanded he switch from their usual defensive, counterattacking style to an all-out offensive attack, for which the 105th-ranked side in the world is particularly ill-suited.
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MrCoffee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 11:56 AM
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6. Vincent Enyeama was one of the three best keepers of the group stage
His performance during the Argentina match was nothing short of spectacular.
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