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Afcon
AFCON 2019: Meet the 24 teams heading to Egypt
16:00 Thursday 28th March 2019

Tickets to Egypt for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations were filled after two grinding years. Fifty-four nations began the race. Thirty fell along the way. Only 24 survived to earn a place in the land of the Pharaohs. Cameroon also fell…

World Cup
How can African teams improve at the World Cup?
08:30 Monday 9th July 2018

The story of Africa at the World Cup has been similar to the general African story. Endowed with natural talent, all that is required to achieve greatness. Somehow, that achievement never arrives. From Egypt representing the continent in the…

World Cup
Is the World Cup a party for two?
12:30 Tuesday 3rd July 2018

We are now 88 years and 21 tournaments since the inaugural World Cup took place in Uruguay in 1930. The hosts won it, beating Argentina in the final. In all the tournaments since, the final has always been played out between a combination of…

World Cup
3 African teams that will shake Russia 2018
17:00 Saturday 19th May 2018

The World Cup has never failed to send its thrills throughout the world as 32 football nations battle for glory. However, the trophy has been dominated by the so-called Old and New Worlds with teams from the oldest world, in terms of humanity, lost…

Football
Mohamed Aboutrika: Egypt’s greatest player of all time
10:00 Saturday 13th January 2018

Iconic. Prolific. Enthralling. Controversial. In so many ways one gifted player left an indelible print on African football. Today Liverpool's Mohamed Salah holds the Premier League spellbound. Outsiders can easily believe…

Football
The 12 Days of Football: Four Calls Blown?
08:00 Tuesday 26th December 2017

On the fourth day of football, FIFA gave to me four calls blown/Three French clubs/Two title races/ and Antonio Conte and a back three. Welcome to the fourth installment in It's Round and It's White’s 12 Days of Football,…

Rest Of The World
African World Cup Qualifying: The Stretch Run
09:35 Sunday 3rd September 2017

Russia 2018 is only months away. Before the New Year, all 32 participants will be known. Here's how African World Cup qualifying is set for the stretch run. Just when you think you've got a handle on African football, everything turns on its…

Youth Scout
FIFA Announce Regional Allocations for 48-Nation World Cup in 2026
11:00 Friday 31st March 2017

The BBC's Richard Conway broke the news on Thursday. FIFA and the six continental federations have agreed on regional allocations for the expanded forty-eight nation World Cup in 2026. Here is a breakdown for each continent's allotment with thoughts…