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Since 1958, when West Germany upset them 3-1 in a FIFA World Cup match, Argentina had never lost a game in which they struck first.  The squad also had a crazy 36-game victory streak that began in 2019. But on Tuesday, in an unsuspecting World Cup Group C match, Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina 2-1 and …

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Clubs and players have often encountered disagreements over a variety of issues like details over contracts, players’ lifestyle choices etc. The latter issue has been a problem for clubs since the playing days of Diego Maradona when they (Barcelona, Napoli etc.) wanted to have a say in how he carried himself off the pitch. But …

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Six-time AFCON Champions Egypt downed host nation Cameroon last night to advance to the finals of this year’s tournament.  The game was largely frustrating for the Pharaohs as they had very little to work with in terms of chances and their opponents also dominated possession.  Add to that a host of decisions that went against …

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Sadio Mane’s goal on Wednesday Night against Burkina Faso saw Senegal reach the AFCON finals. They will face seven-time champion Egypt in the finals.  This year may be the first time that Senegal may win a major trophy. But this is not the only historical moment that may take place this year. With Sadio Mane’s …

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AFCON 2021 is simply a gift that keeps on giving. This celebration of the beautiful game in the African continent is far from perfect, after all, what is? The quality of football can be poor, the state of the pitch can be rugged and the officiating can be infuriating. Nonetheless, nothing can take away from …

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It is not often that football kits can be continually referred to as works of art. However, the tradition of an eagle adorning Mali’s kit is an exception to the rule, for it makes the wonderfully bold nature of the country and its people known to one and all. First worn on the continental stage …

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The quality on show during this year’s African Cup of Nations (AFCON) makes it an unmissable event.  Amongst the various superstars on show are Liverpool’s trailblazing pair of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.  The pair are set to represent Senegal and Egypt respectively, and the possibility of the two facing each other will surely be …

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Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp was caught in a tiff with an indignant African journalist, who demanded an apology from the German over his comment on the AFCON cup being a “little tournament”. In a presser held a week ago, Klopp had expressed frustration over the unfavourable timings of the international matches. He mentioned that there …

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