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2:51 PM - Oct 04, 2010 #1

ZURICH (AP)—FIFA suspended the Nigerian Football Federation for government interference on Monday, almost certainly preventing the country from taking part in qualifying for the African Cup of Nations this weekend.
http://sports.yahoo.com/soccer/news?slu ... fa-nigeria
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3:54 PM - Oct 04, 2010 #2

Predictable.
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12:25 AM - Oct 05, 2010 #3

Did anyone suspended FIFA when they interfered Southafrican gouvernment during the last World Cup?
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1:28 AM - Oct 05, 2010 #4

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12:07 PM - Oct 08, 2010 #5

Fifa lifts Nigeria's suspension
The Nigerian Football Federation was banned on Monday for various reasons, including political interference.
This threw Sunday's Nations Cup qualifier in Conakry into doubt but the game will now take place.
"The game will go ahead because the suspension on Nigeria has been provisionally lifted," Caf Media Director Suleiman Habuba told the BBC.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/footbal ... 075312.stm
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Joined: 6:46 AM - Jul 04, 2011

5:02 PM - Jul 10, 2014 #6

It's happened again. As well as a suspension from FIFA, apparently the NFF has been 'dissolved'. Are they set to be replaced by a new federation, or will they be returning quite quickly?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28235156  
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5:30 PM - Jul 10, 2014 #7

Precedents suggest FIFA will not un-suspend Nigeria until the NFF is undissolved again. FIFA is very much against government/external interference, for obvious reasons.
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8:36 AM - Jul 18, 2014 #8

I wonder though how long this ban will last? Am I right in thinking that most FA's/teams suspended by FIFA tend to play games again quite quickly.
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1:09 PM - Jul 18, 2014 #9

Aki13 wrote:
I wonder though how long this ban will last? Am I right in thinking that most FA's/teams suspended by FIFA tend to play games again quite quickly.
How about until a few hours ago  (http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/28297543). It seems like it usually gets turned over quite quickly, although Brunei was one of the more recent cases of suspension, and that lasted around 2 and a half years...
  
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3:16 PM - Jul 18, 2014 #10

Yes these situations often unfold as follows:

1. Government : "Our football association seems to be corrupt, let's do something about it"
2. FA: "How dare you try to stop us being corrupt. We're going to tell FIFA on you"
3. FIFA : "The country is now suspended from all international competitions"
4. Government : "Oh. [after a few days] Hey, maybe that will make us unpopular. Quick, press Ctrl-Z"
[wait 2 years then return to step 1]

Brunei was somewhat anomalous in the sense that they weren't too bothered about not being involved in any competitions.
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7:39 AM - Jul 19, 2014 #11

How dare you bring the nation of Nigeria into your stereotypes. They waited 4 years before going back to step 1 . Although I think last time their ban was down to the president's ego more than anything else... the team were temporarily suspended as punishment for being temporarily suspended.


And going even further than Brunei, the record for FIFA-suspension/exile probably belongs to South Africa, for very obvious reasons.
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4:52 PM - Jul 19, 2014 #12

Hmm, that record may belong to the Baltic states.
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6:27 AM - Jul 20, 2014 #13

nfm24 wrote:
Hmm, that record may belong to the Baltic states.
Hmm, right you are , that case passed my mind, does the fact that they were 'part' of a FIFA nation in those years give me a sufficient excuse? 
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7:04 AM - Jul 20, 2014 #14

they were not suspended, FIFA thought they did not exist anymore...
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Joined: 2:58 PM - Feb 09, 2011

5:51 AM - Jan 12, 2017 #15

I continue my "celebrations" of the most important events in the history of the various National teams through my personal archive.This is an extremely rare and interesting color poster about the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations, when Nigeria conquered their first continental crown.For the first time, the Trophy of African Unity was awarded to the winners. The last team to receive it was Cameroon in 2000.

Source: SCOOP magazine
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8:42 AM - Oct 20, 2017 #16

Luca wrote: I continue my "celebrations" of the most important events in the history of the various National teams through my personal archive.This is an extremely rare and interesting color poster about the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations, when Nigeria conquered their first continental crown.For the first time, the Trophy of African Unity was awarded to the winners. The last team to receive it was Cameroon in 2000.

Source: SCOOP magazine
Ha! That's funny! I have just returned from Abuja and exactly this poster, without the text, hangs in the hallway of the Nigerian FA! 
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2:33 PM - Jan 18, 2018 #17

I continue my "celebrations" of the most important events in the history of the various National teams through my personal archive. This is from the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, when Nigeria conquered their second continental crown. Probably the best team ever expressed by the African football.

Source: World Soccer from February 1996, pages 10 and 11.

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7:22 PM - Jan 18, 2018 #18

Luca wrote:This is from the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, when Nigeria conquered their second continental crown. Probably the best team ever expressed by the African football.
I would like to add Cameroon 1990, and Ghana 1963-65 into that mix, and possibly the Egypt 1964 Olympic team.
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5:28 AM - Jan 19, 2018 #19

Also Ghana made me a great impression at South Africa 2010.
My opinion about Nigeria is probably influenced by their excellent performances at the 1994 World Cup, when they almost knocked out a formidable Italian national team.

PS: talking about the Egypt 1964 Olympic team, I am sure I have a couple of pictures of them in my archive. If I manage to find them, I'll post them here.
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8:41 PM - Feb 16, 2018 #20

Luca wrote:...  the 1980 Africa Cup of Nations, when Nigeria conquered their first continental crown.
Just to add that in 1980 Nigeria followed up this success by playing in the Olympic finals despite not having even entered the qualifying tournament.
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