FOOTBALL NEVER STOPS!: what’s next for Nigeria Fans After the World Cup in Brazil

The world cup is over! And we are wondering what next after basking in the euphoria of both the highs and lows of the tournament in Brazil. Our own Super Eagles are now back after they were ousted at the round of 16 and it seems everything about football has eventually come to an end.

“Just because the world cup is over doesn’t mean football stops. Football never stops, that’s one of its biggest appeals.” Mike L. Goodman wrote in his article: ‘The World Cup is Over, Now what?’

FIFA Under 21 Women World Cup:
The world cup isn’t over per se. It only moved over from Brazil to Canada. From August 5 to 24, the Under 21 women version of the world cup will be hosted by Canada.

Ghana and Nigeria will be representatives of the African continent in the world cup. Falconets of Nigeria will compete in Group C, and goes head to head with England, South Korea and Mexico.

On August 6, in Moncton stadium Moncton, Nigeria will be taking on Mexico by 20: 00 ADT.

Ok, all Nigeria teams became subject of a FIFA ban due to government interference, move to dissolve the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board after some fiasco in Brazil. Well, the Falconet may not be facing exclusion after all, because the case is now being resolved.

I didn’t know how many football consumers in Nigeria are interested in women football and to make things worst, the falcons aren’t playing better as we use to know before.

Upcoming European football Season:   
Most football fans in Nigeria have turned their interest over to the European Transfer Market in anticipation of the upcoming league season.

Spanish La Liga
For one, Barcelona has been able to bring together what you may call the most formidable South American mix. The signing of Luiz Suarez completes the pack which included Lionel Messi and Neymar.

But we may also see world cup golden boot winner, James Rodieuz, join Christano Ronaldo at Real Madrid as Angel Di Maria moved over to Chelsea.

English Premier League
With the arrival of top class manager, Luiz van Gaal, many pundits believe Manchester United is back and the contest for the English premiership title will be very competitive this coming season.

Over the next few weeks we are likely to be seeing more transfer deals as that of Alexis Sanchez move to Arsenal. We’re hopeful that Vincent Enyeama, Ogeniyi Onazi… may also get into the premiership this coming season; with clubs like Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester city showing keen interest on these Nigerian players.

I know quiet well that football consumers in Nigeria love EPL that much and would want more of Nigeria national team players to find their way into the big five clubs: Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester city and now, Liverpool; but we cannot yet tell where Mikel Obi and Victor Moses will be heading to.

German Bundesliga
But I think the world is gradually heading towards Germany. If you like to follow the bandwagon, then you should start supporting a club in Bundesliga. I mean, the German league is growing very fast with clubs like Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmuud, Shaktar ’04 making waves around the world. Perhaps, that was what eventually played out at the World cup – Germany is now champions of the world!

UEFA Champions league:
The UEFA Champions League may be where you can seek out real fun in the coming season. We are currently seeing a trend. In 2012/ 13, it was a German derby between Bayern Munich VS Borussia Dortmuud and last season 2013/ 14, it was yet another local derby in Spain between Real Madrid Vs Atletico Madrid. Where will the pendulum swing this coming season?

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