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Rise of the underdogs in Asian and African tournaments

Rise of the underdogs in Asian and African tournaments

If the '2023' editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup demonstrate anything, it is that the parity in these tournaments stands out among international competitions. Each continent has relative powerhouses. Japan has been dominant in Asia, and South Korea always poses a threat. Egypt and Cameroon have more AFCON titles than any […]

AFC

/ 108 days ago

Rise of the underdogs in Asian and African tournaments

If the '2023' editions of the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup demonstrate anything, it is that the parity in these tournaments stands out among international competitions. Each continent has relative powerhouses. Japan has been dominant in Asia, and South Korea always poses a threat. Egypt and Cameroon have more AFCON titles than any […]

AFCON

/ 113 days ago

Endless drama: AFCON winner accused of match-fixing again

Samuel Eto'o, president of the Cameroon Football Association, has been the subject of several legal issues during his tenure, the most recent of which are fresh accusations of match-fixing and threatening behavior. In the last two years, Eto'o has faced several legal challenges, including a lawsuit in Italy brought by his daughter, who is 21 […]

AFCON

/ 114 days ago

Why the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations has been the best one yet

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, hosted by Ivory Coast, has been captivating, thrilling and emotional – and not just on the field. This edition has seen several surprises. Minnow Mauritania registered its first-ever AFCON win over powerhouse Algeria. Also, hosts Ivory Coast qualified for the quarterfinals after sacking its head coach. Competitive play in a good atmosphere The atmosphere […]

AFCON

/ 118 days ago

Zinedine Zidane rejects major national team job, reason revealed

Supposedly, Zinedine Zidane, the ex-Real Madrid boss, has rejected the opportunity to take an international coaching job in 2024. After their early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations, Algeria allegedly sought Zinedine Zidane's services as a new coach. In the wake of Djamel Belmadi's departure, the Algerian Football Association is now seeking a replacement. […]

AFCON

/ 119 days ago

Ivory Coast aim to get France Women's coach on loan

Africa Cup of Nations host Ivory Coast learned it was advancing to the round of 16 after its games in the group stage ended. Before them, the African side sacked manager Jean-Louis Gasset. Following their ignominious 4-0 defeat to Equatorial Guinea, the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) axed Gasset and his assistant. Ivory Coast has never […]

AFCON

/ 123 days ago

Mohamed Salah injury rules star out for a month, not two games

Egyptian star Mohamed Salah picked up an injury at the African Cup of Nations that is worse than experts originally estimated. Salah required a substitution in Egypt's 2-2 draw against Ghana because of a muscle injury that popped up in first-half stoppage time. Initial concerns were just a small muscle injury. Now, Salah's agent says […]

AFCON

/ 126 days ago

Salah suffers injury at AFCON: How long will he be out?

In Thursday's 2-2 tie in AFCON between Egypt and Ghana, skipper Mohamed Salah was substituted out just before halftime due to an injury. As time ran down in the first half, Egypt took a major hit when the winger fell after touching the ball and instantly indicated he couldn't keep playing. After holding his left […]

AFCON

/ 129 days ago

Scoop up Sling TV's brand-new Soccer Pass for super savings

Sling TV is launching its new Soccer Pass, an affordable way to watch an otherwise obscure channel of the world's game on one platform. Using this offering from Sling TV, fans will have access to beIN SPORTS and its expansive array of soccer competitions. Among those is the Africa Cup of Nations, which started on […]

AFCON

/ 131 days ago

Africa Cup of Nations: Final dates for 2025 edition still up in air

A possible conflict with the redesigned Club World Cup, scheduled for mid-2025, has left the dates of the next Africa Cup of Nations finals in Morocco uncertain. To avoid player conflicts with club commitments, they shifted the Cup of Nations dates to the beginning of the year. It all started from the 2019 edition in […]

AFCON

/ 132 days ago

Drone drama: Algeria practice spied on before Africa Cup opener

The Algeria national team's preparations for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations got off to an unusual start. The Fennec Foxes were training this week behind closed doors in the Ivory Coast city of Bouaké. Although no visitors were allowed during the sessions, a drone was seen flying over the team on Friday while they […]

AFCON

/ 137 days ago

Africa Cup of Nations games to watch in group stage

Finally, the Africa Cup of Nations is here. After a tumultuous two-year period that saw the first African nation make the World Cup semifinals, multiple scandals inside CAF, an African "Super League," and over $118 million allocated to improving soccer infrastructure in Africa, the 34th AFCON has arrived. Read on to find out the best […]