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The continuing debate over why iconic striker Didier Drogba is not deemed worthy of a place in the Ivory Coast's starting line-up appears to be getting to inexperienced coach Sabri Lamouchi.

The Nigeria Football Federation has blasted a report insinuating rift between the Federation and players of the Super Eagles on appearance monies and bonuses at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has criticised his players for being "nervous and unsettled" in their FIFA World Cup opener against Iran.

Many Nigerians have continued to express dissatisfaction over the goalless draw by the Super Eagles in their opening match with Iran on Monday.
Speaking to National Daily, Ndukwu Sunday said that the players did not show any sign of professionalism, and they lack winning mentality. “They should understand that

Iran head coach Carlos Queiroz hailed his players and said they only had scoring on their minds - despite opened their campaign in Group F with a gutsy goalless draw against Nigeria.

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