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African nations 2022 World Cup qualifying format revealed – The South African
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African nations 2022 World Cup qualifying format revealed – The South African

The format of the African section of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA men’s World Cup in Qatar was revealed this week with an extra stage added.The African qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will be held in three rounds; preliminary round, group stage and playoffs. In previous years the group stage winners would…

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Algeria to begin Cup of Nations title defence by hosting Zambia – Vanguard
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Algeria to begin Cup of Nations title defence by hosting Zambia – Vanguard

Algeria will begin their Africa Cup of Nations title defence at home to former champions Zambia during November, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed Monday. The Desert Foxes will also visit Botswana between November 11 and 19, giving the defending champions a realistic chance to collect a maximum six points from the two matches.…

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Six Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifiers In World Cup Draw – New Vision
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Six Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifiers In World Cup Draw – New Vision

By AFP Added 29th July 2019 12:25 PM The 14 preliminary round winners and the 26 countries who received byes will be split into 10 groups of four after a fresh draw with the first matches next March. The 14 preliminary round winners and the 26 countries who received byes will be split into 10…

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African Cup Of Nations 2019 And Its Historical Connections – Soccernet.ng
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African Cup Of Nations 2019 And Its Historical Connections – Soccernet.ng

By Olusola Akinwale International football tournaments, wherever and whenever they are played, leave soccer fans with memories to hold, savour and keep like collector’s items. Records are set and histories are made, repeated or consolidated. Victories send nations into wild celebrations while defeats result in gnashing of teeth. The 32nd African Cup of Nations (Afcon)…

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Africa Cup of Nations tops and flops – Vanguard
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Africa Cup of Nations tops and flops – Vanguard

Algeria ended a 29-year wait for a second Africa Cup of Nations title on Friday night with a 1-0 victory over Senegal, who again missed out in their quest for a maiden continental crown. AFP Sport takes a look at the standout performers over the past month in Egypt and those who fell short of…

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Africa Cup of Nations: Top Five Disappointments – Goal.com
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Africa Cup of Nations: Top Five Disappointments – Goal.com

It wasn’t a great tournament for Cecafa’s teams. The region has enjoyed a better representation than normal at this expanded Nations Cup, but only Uganda impressed—reaching the Round of 16 after taking four points from their group games. For the rest, it was an underwhelming campaign. Burundi and Tanzania departed without a single point, with the former failing…

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Africa Cup of Nations: Team of the Tournament – Goal.com
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Africa Cup of Nations: Team of the Tournament – Goal.com

13:15 2019/07/20 Comments() Goal Who makes Goal’s Dream Team of the 2019 Afcon? Backpagepix Mohamed El-Shenawy Rais M’Bolhi won the competition, and was named Caf’s Man of the Match in the final, but El-Shenawy excelled during the early stages of the competition. Egypt’s campaign may have ended even earlier had the 30-year-old not bailed them…

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Africa Cup of Nations 2019 news – Thousands flock streets to celebrate Algeria success – Eurosport.com
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019 news – Thousands flock streets to celebrate Algeria success – Eurosport.com

Tens of thousands of supporters have taken to the streets to welcome Algeria home following their heroics at the Africa Cup of Nations.Video – Mahrez stunned by Algeria’s ‘extraordinary’ AFCON triumph00:47 Kheireddine Zetchi, president of the Algerian football federation, said: ” This victory will very certainly breathe new life into the country.” A bizarre goal…

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Africa Cup of Nations: Team of the Tournament – Goal.com
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Africa Cup of Nations: Team of the Tournament – Goal.com

12:15 20/07/2019 Comments() Goal Who makes Goal’s Dream Team of the 2019 Afcon? Backpagepix Mohamed El-Shenawy Rais M’Bolhi won the competition, and was named Caf’s Man of the Match in the final, but El-Shenawy excelled during the early stages of the competition. Egypt’s campaign may have ended even earlier had the 30-year-old not bailed them…

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Africa Cup of Nations final – Freak goal earns Algeria first AFCON title in 29 years – Eurosport.com
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Africa Cup of Nations final – Freak goal earns Algeria first AFCON title in 29 years – Eurosport.com

Africa Cup of Nations final – Cairo International Stadium – Senegal 0 Algeria 1 (Bounedjah 2’)Video – WATCH – The crazy goal that won Algeria the Africa Cup of Nations01:18 After the break, Senegal thought they had a route back into the match when Adlene Guedioura was deemed to have handled the ball inside his…

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Africa Cup of Nations final – Freak goal earns Algeria first AFCON title in 29 years – Eurosport.com
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Africa Cup of Nations final – Freak goal earns Algeria first AFCON title in 29 years – Eurosport.com

1 hour agoUpdated 13 minutes agoAfrica Cup of Nations final – Cairo International Stadium – Senegal 0 Algeria 1 (Bounedjah 2’)Video – WATCH – The crazy goal that won Algeria the Africa Cup of Nations01:18 After the break, Senegal thought they had a route back into the match when Adlene Guedioura was deemed to have…

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Africa Cup of Nations final – Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez take centre stage in battle for supremacy – Eurosport.com
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Africa Cup of Nations final – Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez take centre stage in battle for supremacy – Eurosport.com

The Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt was perfectly set up for Mohamed Salah to lead his team to the title on home territory and crown his career but Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez and Senegal’s Sadio Mane have stolen the show.Video – AFCON 2019: Best goals so far – Salah v Mahrez and more03:28 Mahrez has…

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Africa Cup of Nations – Tunisia 0-1 Nigeria: Odion Ighalo pounces on error to snatch third place – Eurosport.com
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Africa Cup of Nations – Tunisia 0-1 Nigeria: Odion Ighalo pounces on error to snatch third place – Eurosport.com

Africa Cup of Nations, Third-place play-off, Al Salam Stadium, Cairo – Tunisia 0 Nigeria 1 (Ighalo 3′)Video – AFCON 2019: Best goals so far – Salah v Mahrez and more03:28 Any hopes that this goal would spark a high-scoring, entertaining encounter were quelled over time, though. Tunisia recovered from their shaky start to find their…

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Africa Cup of Nations – Five Things We Learned On Day 24 – AllAfrica.com
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Africa Cup of Nations – Five Things We Learned On Day 24 – AllAfrica.com

Photo: allafrica.com Super Eagles, Carthage Eagles Battle for Bronze. By Paul Myers in CairoTo celebrate his last minute winner, Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez showed a turn of speed unseen during the match against Nigeria. Senegal and Tunisia seemed to be running scared. They both fluffled penalties. Martial aid Six military aircraft and 10 commercial planes from…

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Africa Cup of Nations: Guinea sack coach Paul Put amidst air of “mistrust” – BBC Sport
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Africa Cup of Nations: Guinea sack coach Paul Put amidst air of “mistrust” – BBC Sport

As well as Guinea Paul Put has coached The Gambia, Burkina Faso, Jordan and Kenya at international levelBelgian coach Paul Put has been sacked as coach of Guinea after the team’s elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.The country’s football federation, Feguifoot, said in a statement that it was due to “poor results”.It…

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