Africa

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Saturday, 7 February 2015

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COMMENT: The Cote d'Ivoire captain has endured numerous near-misses over the last decade and has the chance to finally lift the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Sunday's final

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SPECIAL REPORT: Despite concerns over security, the Afcon hosts escaped suspension for a shameful riot while accusations of an incident worthy of a rock band were denied by Gabon

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The Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) withdrew as hosts for this year's edition because of health and safety concerns surrounding the Ebola virus epidemic

Friday, 6 February 2015

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The 31-year-old's unstoppable strike against DR Congo helped to secure the Elephants another chance to be crowned continental champions for the first time since 1992

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The Black Stars' semi-final win against Equatorial Guinea descended into chaos.with police using tear gas and a helicopter to put an end to the hurling of objects from the stands

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Goal took in the action in Malabo, where the Black Stars booked a final berth despite serious crowd trouble causing the referee to suspend the game for 30 minutes

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Goals from Jordan Ayew, Wakaso Mubarak and Andre Ayew sealed a comfortable win in a game was marred by shocking scenes in the stands that caused the game to be suspended late on

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The Montenegro international will not be eligible to face Juventus following his omission with FFP restrictions limiting Manuel Pellegrini to a roster of 21 players

Thursday, 5 February 2015

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PROFILE: The Spain-born playmaker, who once replaced David Beckham for Real Madrid, is inspiring his country at the Cup of Nations years after his parents fled a dictator's terror

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The Manchester City midfielder helped his country on their way to the Afcon final by smashing an unstoppable strike from range past Robert Kidiaba in the DR Congo goal

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The tournament hosts face the Black Stars on Thursday looking to put their recent controversy behind them and reach a first final.

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Goals from captain Yaya Toure, Gervinho and Wilfried Kanon were enough for Les Elephants, who storm into the final after an organised showing against a disjointed DR Congo side

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The Togolese striker was the subject of approaches from several clubs but he has now revealed that the Spurs chairman stepped in to stop him leaving on deadline day

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Fifa have opted against expelling the Hammers from England's most prestigious cup competition, and have instead issued a financial penalty and a reprimand to the striker

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

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EXCLUSIVE: The prince of Jordan and Fifa presidential candidate also expressed his concerns about the possibility of match-fixing in football and says the issue must be tackled