Soccer-Nigeria battle fatigue before Confederations Cup (Reuters)

By Mark Gleeson DURBAN, June 7 (Reuters) – Nigeria, already hampered by injuries, will arrive in Brazil for the Confederations Cup feeling travel weary after a punishing schedule as they prepare to fly the flag for African football. The rigours of having to play two World Cup qualifiers away from home over a seven-day period before the tournament have been compounded by an agreement to play a friendly with Mexico in Houston, necessitating exhaustive transatlantic travel. …

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