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# afcon - Friday 5 July, 2019

Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals
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# Main Man

Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals

Jul 5th 2019, 10:25 PM 5,086 Views 1 Comment

The Liverpool forward made the difference to set up a last-eight clash with surprise package Benin.

# afcon - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Salah on target to send hosts Egypt through to last 16
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# AFCON

Salah on target to send hosts Egypt through to last 16

Jun 27th 2019, 9:02 AM 2,990 Views 0 Comments

The Liverpool striker got off the mark in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, as Egypt beat DR Congo.

# afcon - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Algeria midfielder dropped from African Cup of Nations squad for flashing his arse on Fortnite
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# Full Moon

Algeria midfielder dropped from African Cup of Nations squad for flashing his arse on Fortnite

Jun 12th 2019, 5:20 PM 11,949 Views 13 Comments

Haris Belkebla’s team-mate was gaming online when he decided to show his backside.

# afcon - Monday 29 April, 2019

Man United defender Bailly out for remainder of the season after suffering ligament damage
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# Injury

Man United defender Bailly out for remainder of the season after suffering ligament damage

Apr 29th 2019, 5:50 PM 4,592 Views 11 Comments

The 25-year-old defender will also miss the Ivory Coast’s participation in the African Cup of Nations this summer.

# afcon - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ireland down 2 places in Fifa rankings as Afcon finalists surge up the table
# On The Move
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# On The Move

Ireland down 2 places in Fifa rankings as Afcon finalists surge up the table

Feb 9th 2017, 10:30 AM 6,906 Views 9 Comments

The latest world table has been released by football’s governing body this morning.

# afcon - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Aboubakar screamer delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon
# AFCON
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# AFCON

Aboubakar screamer delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon

Feb 5th 2017, 10:04 PM 9,610 Views 11 Comments

The Indomitable Lions won it in style tonight.

Two powerhouses lock horns in the Africa Cup of Nations final this evening
# Preview
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# Preview

Two powerhouses lock horns in the Africa Cup of Nations final this evening

Feb 5th 2017, 8:00 AM 5,428 Views 0 Comments

Egypt and Cameroon, who have 11 titles between, meet in Libreville.

# afcon - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Matip avoids club v country row after Liverpool defender left out of Cameroon's AFCON squad
# Saga
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# Saga

Matip avoids club v country row after Liverpool defender left out of Cameroon's AFCON squad

Jan 5th 2017, 11:40 AM 6,223 Views 5 Comments

The Reds will breathe a sigh of relief after Cameroon threatened to get Fifa involved.

# afcon - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

13 Premier League clubs affected as these 23 players are off to Africa Cup of Nations
# African Cup Of Nations
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# African Cup Of Nations

13 Premier League clubs affected as these 23 players are off to Africa Cup of Nations

Jan 3rd 2017, 3:47 PM 6,917 Views 3 Comments

Sadio Mane, Eric Bailly and Riyad Mahrez are among those who will be involved at the tournament.

# afcon - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Mourinho airs his frustrations at Ivory Coast over Bailly departure
# Tension
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# Tension

Mourinho airs his frustrations at Ivory Coast over Bailly departure

Jan 1st 2017, 6:45 PM 12,010 Views 27 Comments

The defender will miss tomorrow’s meeting with West Ham as he must meet up with his international team-mates.

# afcon - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Ex-England international Zaha named in Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations squad
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# AFCON

Ex-England international Zaha named in Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations squad

Dec 29th 2016, 1:50 PM 5,289 Views 1 Comment

The winger is likely to miss a number of key games for Crystal Palace.

# afcon - Monday 9 February, 2015

Three Premier League players named in AFCON team of the tournament
# Stars
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# Stars

Three Premier League players named in AFCON team of the tournament

Feb 9th 2015, 4:27 PM 7,887 Views 4 Comments

A couple of Ghanaians — defender Jonathan Mensah and midfielder Andre Ayew — were also included.

# afcon - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Goalkeeper scores winning penalty as Ivory Coast's 23-year wait for African glory ends
# Dramatic
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# Dramatic

Goalkeeper scores winning penalty as Ivory Coast's 23-year wait for African glory ends

Feb 8th 2015, 10:45 PM 8,652 Views 7 Comments

After a goalless draw, penalties were needed to decide the final.

It's Sunday so here's 7 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days
# Picture Perfect
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# Picture Perfect

It's Sunday so here's 7 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days

Feb 8th 2015, 7:00 AM 4,233 Views 1 Comment

‘Look at his face. Just look at his face.’

# afcon - Friday 6 February, 2015

African Cup of Nations hosts fined $100,000 after 36 people injured in 'war zone'
# Unrest
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# Unrest

African Cup of Nations hosts fined $100,000 after 36 people injured in 'war zone'

Feb 6th 2015, 9:15 PM 5,396 Views 4 Comments

Riot police and helicopters were needed during last night’s semi-final in Equatorial Guinea.

# afcon - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Chaotic scenes as African Cup of Nations semi-final interrupted by crowd trouble
# Distruption
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# Distruption

Chaotic scenes as African Cup of Nations semi-final interrupted by crowd trouble

Feb 5th 2015, 9:28 PM 27,540 Views 16 Comments

Ghana have booked their place in the final but only after a lengthy stoppage in play in the Equatorial Guinean city of Malabo.

# afcon - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Guinea go through at Africa Cup of Nations after Ireland-at-Italia-'90-style drawing of lots
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# AFCON

Guinea go through at Africa Cup of Nations after Ireland-at-Italia-'90-style drawing of lots

Jan 29th 2015, 4:40 PM 5,122 Views 3 Comments

A random draw was conducted earlier.

# afcon - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Wilfried Bony lights up the African Cup of Nations with 'elastico' nutmeg
# Chewing Gum Boots
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# Chewing Gum Boots

Wilfried Bony lights up the African Cup of Nations with 'elastico' nutmeg

Jan 24th 2015, 6:53 PM 8,803 Views 2 Comments

The Ivory Coast striker’s marker won’t enjoy watching this back.

# afcon - Friday 23 January, 2015

Your obscure Irish jersey at the African Cup of Nations is here
# Out Of Place
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# Out Of Place

Your obscure Irish jersey at the African Cup of Nations is here

Jan 23rd 2015, 7:22 AM 8,466 Views 5 Comments

There’s niche and there’s niche.

# afcon - Friday 16 January, 2015

DR Congo will be wearing O'Neills jerseys at the African Cup of Nations
# Buy Irish
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# Buy Irish

DR Congo will be wearing O'Neills jerseys at the African Cup of Nations

Jan 16th 2015, 11:23 AM 9,393 Views 13 Comments

We know who we’ll be supporting!

# afcon - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Here's why Ivory Coast spent 2 minutes passing the ball unchallenged in their AFCON qualifier
# Sham
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# Sham

Here's why Ivory Coast spent 2 minutes passing the ball unchallenged in their AFCON qualifier

Nov 20th 2014, 12:16 PM 10,683 Views 6 Comments

Their game had echoes of the infamous 1982 World Cup clash between West Germany and Austria.

# afcon - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Preview: Burkina Faso bid to round off 'Cup of Upsets' with Soweto win
# AFCON
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# AFCON

Preview: Burkina Faso bid to round off 'Cup of Upsets' with Soweto win

Feb 10th 2013, 11:03 AM 1,017 Views 0 Comments

The Stallions take on Nigeria in tonight’s African Cup of Nations final.

# afcon - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations
# Recap
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# Recap

Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations

Feb 9th 2013, 8:30 AM 1,474 Views 0 Comments

Oddly, most of them involve goalkeepers.

# afcon - Sunday 3 February, 2013

VIDEO: The brilliant solo goal which knocked Ivory Coast out of the AFCON
# Upset
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# Upset

VIDEO: The brilliant solo goal which knocked Ivory Coast out of the AFCON

Feb 3rd 2013, 5:36 PM 2,608 Views 0 Comments

Nigeria’s Sunday Mba ran from inside his own half to score the winner in the quarter-final.

Is this the ultimate footballing wedgie?
# Flossing
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# Flossing

Is this the ultimate footballing wedgie?

Feb 3rd 2013, 4:47 PM 4,407 Views 2 Comments

Seydou Keita was bossing the show at the African Cup of Nations.

# afcon - Saturday 26 January, 2013

VIDEO: Gervinho again shows that he's actually not a bad finisher
# AFCON
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# AFCON

VIDEO: Gervinho again shows that he's actually not a bad finisher

Jan 26th 2013, 5:57 PM 1,990 Views 3 Comments

Now if only he could do that in an Arsenal shirt…

# afcon - Monday 21 January, 2013

Think your Monday is bad? At least you didn't get sent off while lying on a stretcher
# AFCON 2013
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# AFCON 2013

Think your Monday is bad? At least you didn't get sent off while lying on a stretcher

Jan 21st 2013, 4:26 PM 3,111 Views 0 Comments

Then again, that’s what you get for kung-fu kicking your opponent.

# afcon - Sunday 20 January, 2013

AFCON round-up: Ghana denied by Congo, Eagles flying high
# Day 2
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# Day 2

AFCON round-up: Ghana denied by Congo, Eagles flying high

Jan 20th 2013, 8:34 PM 1,356 Views 0 Comments

After no goals on the opening day, there were five scored in Group B’s first set of matches.

VIDEO: Is this the best goalkeeper celebration you've ever seen?
# Bonkers
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# Bonkers

VIDEO: Is this the best goalkeeper celebration you've ever seen?

Jan 20th 2013, 5:14 PM 7,342 Views 2 Comments

Please explain to us exactly what Congo DR keeper Muteba Kidiaba is doing here.

# afcon - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Here's your AFCON wallchart
# AFCON
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# AFCON

Here's your AFCON wallchart

Jan 19th 2013, 12:19 PM 1,731 Views 0 Comments

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in South Africa today, with 10 previous winners among the 16 competing countries.

5 things you are likely to see at the African Cup of Nations
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# AFCON

5 things you are likely to see at the African Cup of Nations

Jan 19th 2013, 9:06 AM 1,368 Views 0 Comments

On of our favourite tournaments begins later this afternoon.

# afcon - Friday 18 January, 2013

Here's everything you need to know about the African Cup of Nations
# AFCON
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# AFCON

Here's everything you need to know about the African Cup of Nations

Jan 18th 2013, 8:30 AM 1,324 Views 0 Comments

We’ve put together a bluffer’s guide to this month’s tournament, which begins tomorrow. You’re welcome.

# afcon - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Zambia return to site of tragedy in the hope of first AFCON triumph
# Fallen Heroes
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# Fallen Heroes

Zambia return to site of tragedy in the hope of first AFCON triumph

Feb 12th 2012, 10:00 AM 628 Views 0 Comments

The Copper Bullets are bidding to honour their former players who died in the 1993 plane crash by seeing off the Ivory Coast in Libreville this evening.

# afcon - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Previews: African Cup of Nations semi-finals
# Team News
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# Team News

Previews: African Cup of Nations semi-finals

Feb 8th 2012, 3:18 PM 551 Views 0 Comments

We’re down to the final four as Zambia play Ghana at 4pm and Mali meet the Ivory Coast later this evening.

# afcon - Monday 23 January, 2012

The Departures Lounge: your daily transfer gossip round-up
# In Demand
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# In Demand

The Departures Lounge: your daily transfer gossip round-up

Jan 23rd 2012, 1:54 PM 673 Views 0 Comments

Roman Abramovich will have to dig a little deeper into those enormous pockets of his if he wants to sign this Brazilian attacker.

# afcon - Friday 20 January, 2012

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group D
# AFCON
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# AFCON

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group D

Jan 20th 2012, 1:33 PM 452 Views 0 Comments

With the tournament kicking off tomorrow, we complete our preview with a look at Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Botswana.

# afcon - Thursday 19 January, 2012

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group C
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African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group C

Jan 19th 2012, 12:58 PM 597 Views 0 Comments

Morocco and Tunisia will fancy their chances of booking places in the knockout stages, but Group C is bound to be tightly-contested.

# afcon - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group B
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African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group B

Jan 18th 2012, 3:37 PM 396 Views 0 Comments

Tournament favourites Ivory Coast feature in the second instalment of our guide to each team.

# afcon - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group A
# AFCON
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# AFCON

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group A

Jan 17th 2012, 3:29 PM 880 Views 0 Comments

Africa’s biggest football tournament begins on Saturday and we start our four-part look at the teams involved today.