Soccer-Unconvincing Nigeria stride on to Confederations Cup (Reuters)

By Mark Gleeson WINDHOEK, June 13 (Reuters) – Nigeria arrive in Brazil on Thursday to compete in the Confederation Cup somewhat rattled after some far from convincing displays but still hopeful of causing a surprise. Africa’s representatives at the eight-team tournament, which pits continental champions against each other over the next two weeks, have shown patchy form since they surprisingly won the African Nations Cup in February with an inexperienced squad devoid of many of their major exports to the European leagues. …

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