FIFA Delegation Lectures Eagles’ Players, Officials

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The Super Eagles’ players, coaches and officials on Tuesday held a meeting with technical men from global football governing body, FIFA, to discuss match rules and referees at the 2018 World Cup.

During the meeting, the FIFA egg heads advised the Nigerian players that they must treat the referees and other match officials with respect.

They rounded up their morning activities with a World Cup photo shoot and the two activities lasted for about one and half hours.

Nigeria collected nine yellow cards in their first appearance at the World Cup in 1994, with Sunday Oliseh and Michael Emenalo shown two yellows each, and Mutiu Adepoju, Emmanuel Amuneke, Augustine Eguavoen, Stephen Keshi aand Chidi Nwanu issued one yellow card each.

In 1998 in France, the Super Eagles accumulated eight yellow cards, while they were the most disciplined team in Korea/Japan 2002 with only two cautions received by Efe Sodje and Taribo West.

Sani Kaita entered the Nigerian history books for the wrong reasons when he was sent off against Greece at South Africa 2010, becoming the first Super Eagles player to be sent off at the World Cup.

The Nigerian team were the second most disciplined team at Brazil 2014, where they got only three yellow cards, behind Portugal with two.

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