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Pele 'The Jinx' strikes again as Nigeria risk failing to qualify for World Cup

Brazil legend Pele has further enhanced his reputation as something of a jinx, as the country he tipped to progress to the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup Nigeria look set to fail to qualify for South Africa.

Pele is notorious for his numerous wrong predictions over the years. Romario once declared that "Pele is a poet when he keeps his mouth shut", while coach Luiz Felipe Scolari delivered the legendary line, "I believe Pele knows nothing about football. His analysis always turns out to be wrong. If you want to win a title, you have to listen to Pele and then do the opposite."

In July, the 1970 World Cup star visited Nigeria and while there tipped the Super Eagles to become the first African nation to ever make it to the semi-finals of a World Cup.

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