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Who can stop West Africa's finest from winning the AFCON?
13:01 Wednesday 10th July 2019

Before most tournaments kick-off, fans and pundits already have a champion in their heads. I remember a friend telling me Liverpool will win the Premier League prior to this past season's first match. Though he got it wrong, some do hit…

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World Cup Group G: Panama, Tunisia, one last game before they go
15:30 Thursday 28th June 2018

On Wednesday, the wailing boys of Group G will lock horns in a game that has nothing at stake but pride. Panama and Tunisia are not the worst football teams in the world, but they've certainly not given a good account of themselves. Their…

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World Cup Group G: Can Belgium keep Tunisia's Carthage Eagles grounded?
08:30 Saturday 23rd June 2018

After a rather routine victory over Panama, Belgium will hope to reach the business end of things with a game to spare come Saturday. The Red Devils will do themselves well if they manage to secure another three points when they face Tunisia;…

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World Cup Group G: Tunisia represents first opportunity for Southgate, England to prove it's a new era
12:30 Monday 18th June 2018

With the tournament now well underway, we look forward towards England and Tunisia's introductory match in Group G. The game will be taking place at the Volgograd Arena. This stadia was built purposely for the tournament, holding a 44,000…

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African teams must do better at the World Cup to maintain credibility
12:00 Monday 18th June 2018

Much was expected from African teams coming to Russia. Historically, they have achieved limited success in the World Cup. Cameroon, Senegal, and Ghana have set the bar with quarterfinal finishes. Others, like Nigeria and Algeria, have put up…

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Russia 2018 World Cup Preview: Group G
09:30 Wednesday 13th June 2018

When the World Cup draw was made, few groups offered a straightforward selection of teams to make it through. Although Group G, made up of Belgium, Panama, Tunisia and England did exactly that. With Belgium's golden generation still intact…

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World Cup: Ranking the 32 nations based on squad strength
08:00 Sunday 10th June 2018

The FIFA World Cup is upon us. All participating nations have revealed their contingents. Squad strength doesn't guarantee success but what if it did? Who would be the world champion. Who would be the first to bow out? Here’s…

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From Riyadh to Russia: 6 Saudi Arabian League stars
15:00 Friday 13th April 2018

With the league seasons coming to close across most of the globe, we’re gearing towards World Cup season. The fever is tantamount; even in Saudi Arabia where six notable players in Dawry Jameel are going to the World Cup. Mohammad Al-Sahlawi…

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2018 World Cup draw: the three Lions view
13:00 Wednesday 6th December 2017

English fans couldn’t really ask for much better, right? For Gareth Southgate, the World Cup draw is as good as it gets. It is a relief to avoid E and F, as it contains Brazil and Germany. This is England, though, it can still be…

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2018 FIFA World Cup: Analysing the draw
19:55 Friday 1st December 2017

The 2018 FIFA World Cup draw is now official and all eight groups have been confirmed. Let's take a quick look to analyse which team had better luck in the first round. Group A: Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uruguay Russia and Uruguay clearly…

Predicting potential impact of African sides in Russia
15:00 Sunday 26th November 2017

All is taking shape for next year's FIFA World Cup. As usual, Africa will be represented by five nations, namely - Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal. With loads of expectations on the shoulder of these ones, we preempt their…

5 lessons from latest CAF World Cup Qualifiers
19:00 Wednesday 6th September 2017

Another fiery round of CAF World Cup Qualifiers concluded Tuesday. Here are five talking points from the latest international break. World Cup qualifiers bring out the very best in African football. The latest round saw some nations cement…

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AFCON 2017: Quarter-Finals Preview
11:00 Saturday 28th January 2017

Africa's elite has risen from the group stages and assembled in the final bracket to determine the best national side in the continent. This year's African Cup of Nations in Gabon has been particularly surprising. The group stage has seen some…

2012 Africa Cup of Nations Preview
02:21 Saturday 14th January 2012

The Africa Cup of Nations is one of my favourite international tournaments, and I'm delighted that the 2012 edition kicks off in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea on the 21st January. I watched the last two tournaments, in Angola and Ghana with interest,…