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Visa gaffe strands Nigeria fans in Kaliningrad

About 100 Nigerian fans stranded in Kaliningrad following their team's loss to Croatia in their World Cup opener were finally on the move on Monday.

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MIKEL LOOKING TO MAKE AMENDS As Nigeria resumed full training after Saturday's opening

MIKEL LOOKING TO MAKE AMENDSAs Nigeria resumed full training after Saturday's opening day loss to Croatia, captain John Mikel Obi is exuding the body language of one determined to make amends.At Monday's training session in Essentuki, Mikel was first o


Odiah encourages Nigeria fans to continue support

Former Nigeria defender Chidi Odiah speaks to ESPN's Colin Udoh to talk about how Nigeria fans must get behind the team after their defeat to Croatia.


Etebo the only bright light in dire Nigeria display

The Super Eagles began their World Cup campaign in underwhelming fashion as they were swatted away 2-0 by Croatia in their Group D opener.

3 Takeaways from Nigeria's loss to Croatia

One own-goal and one penalty was more than enough to condemn Nigeria to defeat against Croatia in their opening game of the 2018 World Cup.

Croatia 2-0 Nigeria: Modric inspires Blazers

Luka Modric converted from the penalty spot to put Croatia out of reach of Nigeria after the Super Eagles conceded a first-half own goal.


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Africa's World Cup chances

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What to expect from Egypt

With Mo Salah still recovering, Ed Dove discusses what fans can expect from Egypt at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


What to expect from Senegal

Ed Dove explains why this Senegalese side could struggle to repeat the glory of 2002 at the 2018 Russia World Cup.


What to expect from Morocco

Despite having Spain and Portugal in their group, Ed Dove highlights some of the key reasons Morocco could surprise a few people at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


What to expect from Tunisia

With arguably one of the toughest groups and crippling injuries to key players, Ed Dove discusses whether Tunisia can surprise people at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


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Simy Nwankwo lights up Nigeria's WC camp

Simy Nwankwo was the standout performer from Nigeria's first pre-World Cup training camp as the Crotone forward looks to muscle into the squad.

Mikel intends to lead by example


FIFA World Cup song feat. Will Smith released

FIFA has released the official 2018 World Cup song by Nicky Jam, Era Istrefi and Will Smith entitled "Live it Up." Turn it down, more like.


Super Eagles Warm-Up

Nigeria B 2-3 A Madrid: What did we learn?

KweséESPN runs through the key talking points to emerge from Nigeria's memorable showing against Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's exhibition.

Brighton sign Nigeria international Balogun

Brighton and Hove Albion have completed the signing of the Super Eagles centre-back from Mainz.

FIFA World Cup 2018

Group D previews

Can Nigeria make it out of Group D?

The ESPN FC panel assess Nigeria's strengths and weaknesses as they get set to make their sixth World Cup appearance.


FIFA World Cup 2018

Super Eagles

Nigeria: Tight-knit squad need to counter question in goal

John Obi Mikel leads a talented side, but a goalkeeping issue continues to cast a long shadow and may yet destabilise the team in Russia.

World Cup: All 32 nations previewed

The 2018 World Cup won't have Italy or the U.S. but all the big hitters like Brazil, Germany and Argentina will battle. Get the info you need here.

Darke & Co. weigh in on African nations' World Cup hopes

Ian Darke asks the ESPN panel which of the five African nations has the best chance of making a big splash at the 2018 World Cup.

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Last Train to Russia: Rostov-on-Don


Last Train to Russia: Moscow

Martin Ainstein undergoes an unforgettable experience in Moscow as he visits the Russian Cosmonaut Training Center during his tour of World Cup host cities.


Last Train to Russia: Kaliningrad

Martin Ainstein's tour of World Cup host cities continues in Kaliningrad, where he boards the B413 Russian submarine in the Baltic Sea.


Last Train to Russia: Rostov-on-Don

Martin Ainstein's train pulls up at World Cup host city Rostov-on-Don, home of the historic Museum of Railways.


Last Train to Russia: Volgograd

Martin Ainstein's tour of Russian World Cup host cities arrives at the scene of the Battle of Stalingrad, the largest and bloodiest of World War II.


Last Train to Russia: Ekaterinburg

Martin Ainstein's latest stop on his tour of World Cup host cities takes him to Ekaterinburg, located on the border of Europe and Asia.


Last Train to Russia: Kazan

Martin Ainstein visits World Cup host city Kazan, home to one of the largest and most historic mosques in Europe.


Last Train to Russia: Samara

The fourth leg of Martin Ainstein's trip through Russia takes him to World Cup host city Samara, home of Stalin's bunker.


Last Train to Russia: Saransk

Episode 3 of Last Train to Russia sees Martin Ainstein alight at World Cup host city Saransk to examine one of the country's national obsessions - ice hockey.


Last Train to Russia: Nizhny Novgorod

A sneak peak of episode 2 of Martin Ainstein's Russian odyssey takes him to World Cup host city Nizhny Novgorod, famous for its Matryoshka dolls.


Last Train to Russia: St. Petersburg

Join Martin Ainstein on his trip to St. Petersburg in an extract from episode 1 of Last Train to Russia, airing on ESPN networks throughout this week ahead of the World Cup.


WATCH: Last Train to Russia debuts

Join Martin Ainstein on a 12-episode series exploring Russia through the 2018 World Cup host cities, starting this week across ESPN networks.


Nigerians in the NBA

Spurs' Udoka a coach on the rise | Ojeleye helps Celtics win

The case for Ime Udoka as a NBA head coach

San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Ime Udoka, who could be the road to a top job, tells KweséESPN how he plays good cop-bad cop with coach Pop and establishes relationships with big stars.

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Ojeleye: We still have that winning mentality

Nigerian-American Semi Ojeleye says the Celtics are motivated by their injured teammates to come together now more than ever.



Super Eagles

Can Nigeria qualify from their World Cup group?

Leon Balogun explains why he believes that Nigeria can qualify despite sharing a group with Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.


Balogun: Rohr understands African mentality

Nigerian defender Leon Balogun praised manager Gernot Rohr ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.


Balogun tired of facing Argentina

Leon Balogun spoke about Nigeria's World Cup group rivals Argentina.


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