International Football

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

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The Jordanian has revealed the six nations who recommended him for the top job in world football and said Sepp Blatter needs to take responsibility for Fifa's failings

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Japan have axed the Mexican coach, who as only appointed in August, so as not to disrupt their World Cup qualifying campaign, with the side having struggled at the Asian Cup

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EXCLUSIVE: The former Bafana Bafana midfielder was impressed with the defender’s performances at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations but believes the national team lacks experience

Monday, 2 February 2015

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The game's law setters are due to meet at the end of the month with the triple punishment, "sin bins" and video replays also up for discussion

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The Madrid-born midfielder's spectacular free kick sealed victory over Tunisia, who had looked set for victory until the captain's last-gasp penalty forced extra time

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The former Metz forward scored the winning goal against Bristol City despite being ruled out of Afcon and could now be punished by the world's governing body

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The Frenchman has been forced to pull out of the race for the Fifa presidency after failing to gather enough support from football associations across the world

Sunday, 1 February 2015

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The 38-year-old has been in temporary charge since Jorge Luis Pinto's resignation in the summer and has now taken charge indefinitely

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Christian Atsu gave the Black Stars the lead and they never looked back, trouncing the National Elephants en route to a fifth consecutive semi-final appearance

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Christian Atsu broke the deadlock just four minutes into the last-eight encounter and struck again in the second half, after Kwesi Appiah had netted just before the break

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The 20-year-old Algerian ranks among the finest young midfielders in Africa but faces one of the biggest challenges of his career against the continent's player of the year

Saturday, 31 January 2015

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Six second-half goals made for a thrilling contest in Bata, with Dieumerci Mbokani bagging two goals and using his physical presence to be a real nuisance throughout the match

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Ferebory Dore and Thievy Bifouma opened up a two goal lead for Congo, but four second half goals saw the result turned around

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The Central African side have struggled to make an impact at the Cup of Nations since a successful spell in the 1970s but face neighbours DR Congo for a place in the semi-finals

Friday, 30 January 2015

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The ex-France international, whose inclusion as a candidate was criticised due to backing from a bookmaker, has confirmed suspicions he cannot battle with Sepp Blatter

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Mali were denied a last eight spot when they and Guinea finished with an identical record but the latter progressed after drawing lots, though it could be the last time it happens

Thursday, 29 January 2015

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A random draw was conducted on Thursday to determine who would advance from Group D with Cote d'Ivoire following the 1-1 stalemate between the sides

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The man who awarded Geoff Hurst's infamous World Cup final goal in 1966 has never been forgotten in England and Germany - but in Azerbaijan, he is a national hero