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FIFA suspends Nigeria for government interference

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA has suspended Nigeria from international competition after football leaders were fired by the government following the team’s World Cup exit amid a dispute over player bonuses.

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Nigeria heading for FIFA ban over interference

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nigeria is not backing down after sacking its entire national football federation leadership, ignoring a FIFA directive and moving closer to a ban from internationals for the reigning African champion.

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FIFA warns Nigeria after football leader arrested

Nigeria players form a team huddle after the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between France and Nigeria at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 30, 2014. France won the match 2-0. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nigeria could be suspended by FIFA after the country’s football federation leaders were removed from office and its president was arrested on returning from the World Cup.

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Gambia lobbies officials to overturn ban

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Gambia Football Federation says it met with Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou and other officials on the sidelines of last month’s FIFA Congress in an attempt to get the country’s two-year ban overturned.

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