Sports In Nigeria, World Cup Excitement Tempered With Fear - VOA News


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ABUJA — As the World Cup in Brazil approaches, Nigerians are looking forward to watching their team compete for the fifth time in the country’s history. Recent attacks on football "viewing centers" have cast a shadow on the event, however, and many fans in Nigeria say for this World Cup, they will stay home.

In February 2013, members of Nigeria’s national football team, the Super Eagles, literally jumped up and down with glee and kissed the golden medals hanging around their necks. They had just won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 19 years.

In homes, restaurants, bars and viewing centers across Nigeria that night, the country celebrated.

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