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BREAKING NEWS : FIFA suspends Nigeria Football Federation

BREAKING NEWS : FIFA suspends Nigeria Football Federation

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Nigeria’s government were set a deadline to reverse the decision or the country would face suspension from playing in international competitions – a threat FIFA has now acted upon.

Nigeria were one of only two African teams to reach the World Cup knockout stages in Brazil, but bowed out after a last-16 defeat to France.

It was the world governing body’s response to a court order which compelled the Nigerian Minister of Sports to appoint a senior member of the civil service to take over the running of the Nigeria Football Federation.

A statement from FIFA’s emergency committee said: “The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, 9 July 2014, to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect, on account of government interference.”

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