Africa

Hold Up

Ivory Coast fired national team coach Vahid Halilhodzic last week, a little more than three months before the start of the World Cup. The move was not unexpected, following the team’s poor showing in the African Cup of Nations in…

Egypt on top in Africa

A late goal by super-sub of the tournament Gedo provided The Pharaohs a good measure of redemption after missing out on the World Cup. The victory restored the wounded Egyptian pride and sent the masses into the streets of Cairo…

Postcard from Angola

Africa Cup of Nations rolls into the quarterfinal stage this week with critical qualifiers, as officials hope to see an elevated level of play and put security concerns to rest, while the European clubs follow the action nervously hoping to…

Roundabout

Cold weather affected Europe strongly in the first two weeks of 2010, impinging fixtures from Germany to Spain, but the action is back with the resurgent Atletico Madrid, Milan and Manchester City enjoying positive campaigns in the New Year. While…

Last Tickets to South Africa

Titi Henry is a sensible man and he will be tagged by this incident for a long time, or at least until he does something grander on a big stage. Hopefully his performance at the World Cup will re-validate his…

Sensational Match in Cairo

By far the best match over the week-end took place in Cairo between Egypt and Algeria. The match, played in an extremely tense atmosphere, at a frenetic pace and at a remarkable technical level, culminated dramatically. Egypt’s World Cup quest…

Roundabout

Three more places for the World Cup in South Africa were decided over the week-end, with the final six to be determined on November 18. Congratulations to African powerhouses Nigeria and Cameroon, who clinched on the last match day ahead…

Road to South Africa

The World Cup picture got clearer Saturday on a thrilling day of qualifiers that left winners celebrating in the streets from Copenhagen to Santiago, while the heartbreak of missing out on South Africa will linger for a long time for…

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