Nigeria seek World Cup joy after fan park bombing

2014-06-21 11:21

Cuiaba, Brazil – Nigeria want to beat Bosnia-Herzegovina to bring some cheer to the country after a suicide bomb attack that killed 14 people.

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi said yesterday his players wanted to “put a smile on Nigerian faces” after the attack on Tuesday at a World Cup viewing site in Damaturu as fans watched Brazil take on Mexico.

Keshi’s side, who drew 0-0 against Iran in Group F on Monday, said: “It is always said when people die for no reason. It is hard for us.”

Bosnia-Herzegovina are meanwhile aiming to recover from a 2-1 defeat to Argentina in Saturday’s encounter in Cuiaba.

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