Soccer-Nigeria due in Brazil on Saturday after pay row (Reuters)

(adds FIFA comment, more details, background) WINDHOEK, June 13 (Reuters) – Nigeria are due to arrive in Brazil on Saturday to take part in the Confederations Cup, 24 hours later than scheduled, after a row over bonus payments saw the squad holed up in a Namibia hotel on Thursday. A telephone call between FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke and an unnamed Nigerian official broke the impasse after the 23-man squad refused to travel to the tournament in a strike action designed to force the hand of their federation. …

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