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Are we going to get to see any of it on telly over here? I want to know if Kanoute will end up scoring 12 goals for Mali before breaking his leg in the final!

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 16 January 2004 10:59 (eighteen years ago) link

We'd better, there was one for the last tournament when all the talk was of Cameroon's sleeveless shirts. They have anopther new groundbreaking design this year too apparently, all-in-one suits!!!

Still can't find which channel will be showing it though (hopefully Eurospsort and not the BBC, I'll end up destroying the tv if I have to sitthrough so much Garth Crookes again)

chris (chris), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:05 (eighteen years ago) link

i would've thought eurosport would've had some coverage, they have every other tournament...

who's in it this time, who are the favourites etc?

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:08 (eighteen years ago) link

All in one suits? What, like red green and black jumpsuits?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:10 (eighteen years ago) link

Professional footballers in baby-grows! 11 excited George Dawes clones without the drum kits. Now that's what I call entertainment.

run it off (run it off), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:10 (eighteen years ago) link

Er, EURO-sport might not do the AFRICAN nations cup...

run it off (run it off), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:11 (eighteen years ago) link

For Carsmile:

Winners 1990; Runner-up 1980. Qualified 13 times. Rabah Saadane has just taken charge of the team after the resignation of Belgian George Leekens, who resigned after the completion of the qualifying series. Algeria have not been able to replicate the heights achieved two decades ago but are increasingly adding French-born players of Algerian extraction to strengthen their side.

Qualified for the first time. The west African country are one of the shock qualifiers for the finals, having pipped Zambia in their last game. Their progress comes despite changing coaches midway through the campaign, dropping Belgian Rene Taelman for Cecil Jones Attuquayefio, the former Ghana international. The 25-year-old striker Oumar Tchomogo, from French second division club Valence, scored five goals in the qualifying campaign.

Qualified six times. Burkina Faso continue to strengthen their profile and have qualified now for a fifth successive Nations Cup tournament. French coach Jean-Paul Rabier was under considerable pressure to achieve but the eventually got through in a potentially difficult group, propelled by the influence and goals of Belgian-based striker Moumouni Dagano. He also received considerable support from the promising Dieudonne Minoungou.

Winners 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002; Runner-up 1986. Qualified 13 times. The defending champions did not have to qualify but have shown their pedigree with a place in the recent Confederations Cup final in France, including victory over Brazil. It was an achievement marred by the shock death of midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe. Coach Winfried Schafer is slowly introducing new talent to his side, but still relies heavily on the experience of captain Rigobert Song and the goal scoring ability of Samuel Eto'o Fils.

Winners 1968, 1974. Qualified 14 times. The country formerly known as Zaire continue to run a ramshackle administration but have enough playing strength to overcome their lack of consistency and organisation. Captain Shabani Nonda played little part in the qualifiers, seemingly frustrated with the way the team is run. Newcastle United's Lomana Tresor Lua Lua threatened to quit the side too, although he returned for the last group match at the weekend in Gaborone. The side is coached by Joseph Mukeba, but there are plans to get a coach from Europe to handle the side.

Winners 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998; Runner-up 1962. Qualified 19 times. Egypt extend their record for the most number of Nations Cup appearances, scoring 13 goals without reply in their last two group games to qualify. Yet there still remains considerable pressure on coach Mohsen Saleh, who might not yet take the side to Tunisia in January. Midfielder Ahmed Hassan is one of the survivors of the side that won the Nations Cup in 1998 and remains a key factor, complimented by controversial striker Ahmed 'Mido' Hossam.

Runner-up 1976. Qualified seven times. A talented side, who could pose some problems in the finals with their exciting line-up. Turkish-based Souleymane Youla, Bordeaux's Pascal Feindouno and the veteran Aboubacar Titi Camara make up a formidable attack. The side are coached by the Frenchman Michel Dussuyer. The Syli Nationale as the side is nicknamed, could have been contenders for the last World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea had they not been stymied by a political dispute. They were suspended by Fifa after the sport minister disbanded the football federation in January 2001.

Qualified five times. Kenya won their first three qualifying matches to create a runaway lead in their group and never looked back to secure their first Nations Cup berth in 12 years. Coached by Jacob 'Ghost' Mulee, most of the players are locally-based but the Harambee Stars also rely on the influence of captain Musa Otieno, who plays in South Africa and midfielder John Mururi of Gent in Belgium. Kenya have also uncovered a teenage sensation in Denis Oliech, the 19-year-old forward, who scored three goals in the qualifiers and has recently secured a club contract in Qatar.

Runner-up 1972. Qualified four times. Mali were the last hosts of the Nations Cup, where they reached the semi-finals. Mali used much the same team for the 2004 qualifiers, where they edged out Zimbabwe on goal difference in group six. They are now coached by Frenchman Christian Dalger. The side includes exciting talent like Seydou Keita and Mahamdou Diarra, who plays for French champions Lyon. Mali will be hoping that Lens defender Adama Coulibaly recovers in time from his long-standing leg injury to feature in Tunisia.

Winner 1976. Qualified 11 times. Morocco were unbeaten in their group and did not concede a single goal in an efficient performance by coach Badou Zaki's side. The side are coached by the former goalkeeper, who was at the 1986 World Cup finals in Mexico. Zaki toured Europe last year and has uncovered several players with Moroccan heritage to add to his squad. Veteran defender Noureddine Naybet, from Spanish side Deportivo La Coruna, will probably lead the side in Tunisia in what is likely to be his international swansong.

Winner 1980, 1994; Runner-up 1984, 1988, 2000. Qualified 13 times. A controversial penalty saved Nigeria from home defeat in their last qualifier against Angola last month and got them the point they needed to qualify. The close shave has added to the pressure on coach Christian Chukwu, who looks likely to be usurped by a high profile European in the next months. English-based midfielder Austin Okocha is the pivot around which the team operates, backed up by the goals of Yakubu Aiyegbeni and Nwankwo Kanu.

Qualified for the first time. The east African country caused arguably the biggest upset in Nations Cup history by beating Ghana in Kigali on 6 July to qualify. Their progress has come on the back of considerable financial support from the country's president, Paul Kagame - an avid football fan. Coached by Serbian Ratomir Dujkovic, their side has just four foreign-based players - all from the Belgian league. They are the St. Truiden pair of Claude Kalisa and Desire Mbonabucya; Pape Mayele of Lokeren and Hamid Ndikumana from Gent. Mbonabucya previously played in Turkey, while Kalisa was named as one of the top 10 footballers in the Belgian league this season.

Runner-up 2002. Qualified eight times. World Cup quarter-finalists last year, Senegal are the in-form team in African football and will be among the favourites for the Nations Cup title in Tunisia. French coach Guy Stephan did not get off to a roaring start this year, with defeat in friendlies against Morocco and Tunisia. But the side's fortunes changed at the right time, getting wins over Gambia and Lesotho to secure qualification. The bulk of the side that went to the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea is still in place, led by African Footballer of the Year El Hadji Diouf and the Auxerre midfielder Khalilou Fadiga.

Winner 1996; Runner-up 1998. Qualified five times. South Africa came through a tough group to edge out the Ivory Coast for a place in the finals, finishing unbeaten and with just one goal conceded. Defence is the new strong suite of the side, but coach Ephraim Mashaba still has a problem with his foreign-based stars. The foreign legion were picking and choosing which games they want to play. He tried to deal with the problem by leaving them out, but needs players like Shaun Bartlett and Benni McCarthy if the country are to mount any serious challenge on the title in Tunisia.

Runner-up 1965, 1996. Qualified 11 times. Tunisia will be hosting the finals for the third time but still seeking their first triumph in the continental championship. Former French World Cup coach Roger Lemerre has been brought in to direct their latest attempt and is rebuilding an ageing team, which proved disappointing at the World Cup in Japan last year. French-based midfielder Slim Benachour is the new hope of Tunisian football. Tunisia are better known for their defensive capabilities than their attacking flair.

Qualified for the first time. Zimbabwe have long been the 'nearly men' of the Nations Cup, repeatedly missing out on qualification at the final hurdle. But they have finally slipped through the back door as the best placed runner-up in the qualifiers to take the last berth. English-based striker Peter Ndlovu drove them to the finals with five goals in the preliminary tournament and will be their key force in Tunisia, supported by Auxerre attacker Benjamin Mwaruwari. The side are coached by Sunday Marimo, a former international and one of the past playing legends of the southern African country.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:13 (eighteen years ago) link

Dave, Eurosport show Asian football too, so I wouldn't have thought it wouldn't show this, especially as it goes out to places like Belgium too where there will be huge interest due to the large numbers of African players based there.

chris (chris), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:16 (eighteen years ago) link

oh. I never watch Eurosport. I was just guessing, you know, from the name...

run it off (run it off), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:18 (eighteen years ago) link

you should, it's great, especially Eurogoals, which is one of my favourite tv shows ever

chris (chris), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:20 (eighteen years ago) link

I thought it was all snow-boarding and tiddly winks

run it off (run it off), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:26 (eighteen years ago) link

nope, lots and lots of football, and lots of weifghtlifting for some reason, but hey! get in:


The traditional home of the African Nations Cup once again provides exhaustive and unrivalled coverage of this year's tournament. Of the 32 matches, 23 matches will be broadcast live and 7 broadcast on a delay.

British viewers will be also able to watch the entire tournament on British Eurosport with the unrivalled commentary team of Dave Farrar and Tim Caple with analysis from John Duncan (former manager of Chesterfield and generally a bit of an arse) and Brian Hamilton

chris (chris), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:31 (eighteen years ago) link

hmm, i sense some editorialising in that last bit chris...

eurosport also show loads of biathlon, which kicks ass, and like every other odd winter sport, loads of ski jumping...

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:37 (eighteen years ago) link

also thank you matt, that's very helpful, up the rwandans i say :)

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:38 (eighteen years ago) link

Will Cameroon pull together for Mark Vivien-Foe? Or will the home advantage boost Tunisia? Nigeria? Senegal?

Surely one of the above teams has to make the final. Anyone know the groups?

Matt DC (Matt DC), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:40 (eighteen years ago) link

goup D is el Gruppo del muerte I think:

Group A: Tunisia, DR Congo, Guinea, Rwanda
Group B: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali
Group C: Cameroon, Algeria, Egypt, Zimbabwe
Group D: Nigeria, Benin, Morocco, South Africa

Good to see that Doctor Congo is playing again too.

chris (chris), Friday, 16 January 2004 11:45 (eighteen years ago) link

Dr C!

Eurosport used to show sumo wrestling too, which I love, but I've only been back with Sky for a few weeks, so I don't know if they still do.

The last African Nations Cup was among the dullest international tournaments I've ever seen.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Friday, 16 January 2004 17:35 (eighteen years ago) link

True - not least demonstrated by the amount of goal-less draws. This had to happen though, because the BBC were giving generous coverage to it most late nights on BBC2.

stevem (blueski), Friday, 16 January 2004 17:40 (eighteen years ago) link

lua lua the new beckham!

kanoute on fire!!

plucky underdogs coming up trumps left, right and centre!!!


this competition has everything, including some ace pitchside advertising, wouldn't you just love world cup 2010 to be in libya? also what is "Fa Fa Fa Fa" (just behind the left hand goal at all the matches i've seen so far)?

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Thursday, 29 January 2004 10:25 (seventeen years ago) link

maybe they're Otis Redding fans?

chris (chris), Thursday, 29 January 2004 10:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Guinea - Rwanda was grebt; rwanda's amazing story of togetherness through football continues. Football truly unites all the races and classes.

Dave Blatter (daveb), Thursday, 29 January 2004 12:48 (seventeen years ago) link

"OK, guys" - GC, three times a night

the pinefox, Thursday, 29 January 2004 17:57 (seventeen years ago) link

Too few fas, Chris.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Thursday, 29 January 2004 18:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Ah, the joys of digital.

jel -- (jel), Thursday, 29 January 2004 18:09 (seventeen years ago) link

Exactly - I got to watch Cameroon-Zimbabwe on BBC3. Don't miss the highlights, it's a good one!

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Thursday, 29 January 2004 21:34 (seventeen years ago) link

I haven't seen a single match yet :(

Matt DC (Matt DC), Thursday, 29 January 2004 22:14 (seventeen years ago) link

blimey martin, you weren't wrong, 5-3 madness!! i was wondering where mbomba had got to, apparently he's playing in japan...

the algerian's winner was a corker of a goal too, although matty holland comparing it to maradonna was possibly a *little* over the top...

CarsmileSteve (CarsmileSteve), Friday, 30 January 2004 13:15 (seventeen years ago) link

The booking for the Egyptian who got hacked in two in the area was scandalous. But what a dramatic match. I had no idea of the score and was expecting it to fizzle out at one-all. And the Algerian fans! Oooof!

And I haven't even mentioned the 5-3!

Japanese Giraffe (Japanese Giraffe), Friday, 30 January 2004 13:46 (seventeen years ago) link

two years pass...
Revive, just to laugh at Mido for last night.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 10:57 (fifteen years ago) link

I feel v sorry for him, maybe I am wrong to see him as the victim and the Egypt boss as a twat?

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 11:19 (fifteen years ago) link

yes you are.

also: Senagal wuz robbed!

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 11:21 (fifteen years ago) link

The punishment seems far too harsh.

Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 11:23 (fifteen years ago) link


Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 11:25 (fifteen years ago) link

I agree with stevem about the victim/twat balance, but it was hilarious watching it at the time.

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 11:33 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't care if he's a victim or a twat, it means he can come back to Spurs.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 12:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Innit. How he could have gone through that game and been substituted without thinking 'wait a minute, I played like total crap' at some point, er well I salute his passion and drive

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 12:35 (fifteen years ago) link

The refereeing has been a near-continuous WTF for pretty much all this tournament, too

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 12:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Although the ref managed to spot that outrageous kick in the bollocks from behind (Ivory Coast?).

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Wednesday, 8 February 2006 12:52 (fifteen years ago) link

six years pass...

No thread for this year, so I'll revive this one.

I've seen more this year than in previous ones - or at least enough to make it worthwhile. Tournament has been dominated by second half yellow cards, I think there were seven in yesterday's Ghana/Mali game, but a large number of boring defensive games. Highlight thus far is undoubtedly Ethiopia's keeper being sent off while being stretchered off the pitch, following him kung-fu kicking a Zambian forward in the chest. Ethiopia were denied a goal in the first half after an absolutely ridiculous bounce of the ball when their forward lobbed the Zambian keeper.

Zambia have just drawn with Nigeria, their keeper scored a penalty with 5 minutes to go and saved one from John Obi Mikel in the first half. You can keep your Eden Hazards.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Friday, 25 January 2013 17:01 (eight years ago) link

I read that Ethiopia, who have no Europe-based players except one in the Swedish league, were playing an attractive passing game, any truth to that? I love watching sides that are completely unknown quantities but can still play a bit, cf North Korea at the last WC.

boxall, Friday, 25 January 2013 17:07 (eight years ago) link

Ethiopia were by far the better side in their first match and did play really nice football, but played for an hour with 10 men which curtailed their game a bit - that said, Zambia were dreadful at the back and should have been punished heavily. I'd guess if there's a result in tonight's Ethiopia/Burkina Faso game then the winner of that will top the group, especially if it's Ethiopa as Nigeria look woeful.

South Africa's group (them, Cape Verde, Morocco, Angola) has probably been the dullest, Ghana's the one with the most fouls. Ivory Coast/Tunisia tomorrow will decide the winner of the group as those two are easily the best two teams in it.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Friday, 25 January 2013 17:17 (eight years ago) link

Burkina 1-0 up at half time, but they've hit the post and passed the ball around beautifully. Unfortunately they've had to substitute both players who look likely to get them goals through injury, the first appears to have had a sudden pain in the cock after 3 minutes (nobody around him, completely off the ball) which he struggled with for 5 more before leaving the field in tears. This is the worst pitch in the competition though - it looked dry as concrete, with about as much grass, during the Nigeria game which they've 'cured' by dumping a couple of tons of sand on it.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Friday, 25 January 2013 19:15 (eight years ago) link

Burkina's keeper gets a straight red, he's come for the ball and completely forgotten there's a thing called a penalty area. A country mile outside of the box.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Friday, 25 January 2013 19:22 (eight years ago) link

Read this article the other day, it's on one of Ethiopia's forwards who grew up in the US. Doesn't look to have gotten on the field much yet if at all but it's an interesting story.

but they've hit the post and passed the ball around beautifully. Unfortunately they've had to substitute both players who look likely to get them goals through injury,

is "they" here Burkina or Ethiopia?

mizzell, Friday, 25 January 2013 19:24 (eight years ago) link

Sorry, they is Ethiopia.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Friday, 25 January 2013 19:32 (eight years ago) link

And as I type that, Burkina have a second.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Friday, 25 January 2013 19:33 (eight years ago) link

End up with 4, naked men protesting on the pitch.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Friday, 25 January 2013 19:59 (eight years ago) link

Ethiopia's goalkeeper just got red carded for a challenge on Victor Moses & all the subs have already been made.

Yeah, it's always heartwarming to see an outfield player pull on a keeper's jersey. Got pretty close to the penalty as well.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Tuesday, 29 January 2013 18:57 (eight years ago) link

togo through after a draw with tunisia. no north african teams make it out of the groups.

mizzell, Wednesday, 30 January 2013 18:58 (eight years ago) link

They've all been scrap, that might be why. Algeria's performance this afternoon against Cote D'D'Ivoire might well be the best any if them have played all tournament.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Wednesday, 30 January 2013 19:08 (eight years ago) link

First time I've seen anything of this year's tourney. Nigeria looking v good in the 1st semi vs Mali, just taken the lead. Had managed to forget about the vuvuzelas.

pandemic, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 15:28 (eight years ago) link

3-0 and it's not even half-time yet.

pandemic, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 15:44 (eight years ago) link

This was meant to be the close semi final.

Ismael Klata, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 15:51 (eight years ago) link

Moses causing merry havoc down the right wing all half.

pandemic, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 16:05 (eight years ago) link

Nigeria have been very average up till now, only coming to life in the Ivory Coast match where neither side were that convincing. Mali came back from 3-0 down in the 2010 semi so it's not over yet by any means.

Fancy Burkina to take Ghana in the other semi.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 16:15 (eight years ago) link


pandemic, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 16:17 (eight years ago) link

looked offside tbf

pandemic, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 16:18 (eight years ago) link

Haha I am the kiss of death. Both of them looked like there was something wrong with them but they're all on the scoreboard.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Wednesday, 6 February 2013 16:21 (eight years ago) link

pens in the other semi.

vorsah goes first for ghana and shanks it about 3 yards wide, lol

pandemic, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 21:07 (eight years ago) link

burkina faso win! Some shameful pens in that shootout tho'.

pandemic, Wednesday, 6 February 2013 21:14 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

I forgot that Eurosport (exists) are showing this. DR Congo (Bolasie plays for them) and Tunisia about to play on TV now. Group B has every team on 2 pts! Anyone been following this?

Stig of the sanctimonious uncontextualized linkdump (Michael B), Monday, 26 January 2015 17:45 (six years ago) link

O'Neills make DR Congo's jerseys lol

Stig of the sanctimonious uncontextualized linkdump (Michael B), Monday, 26 January 2015 19:41 (six years ago) link

The last six finals have produced a cumulative total of three goals. Nil nil at 90 minutes this time.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Sunday, 8 February 2015 20:52 (six years ago) link


Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Sunday, 8 February 2015 21:31 (six years ago) link

Bony hits the bar!

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Sunday, 8 February 2015 21:39 (six years ago) link

CIV miss second penalty. Ghana two nil up.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Sunday, 8 February 2015 21:41 (six years ago) link

Ghana miss two!

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Sunday, 8 February 2015 21:44 (six years ago) link

Doumbia levels it.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Sunday, 8 February 2015 21:45 (six years ago) link

lol boubacar barry you wanker

r|t|c, Sunday, 8 February 2015 21:49 (six years ago) link

since the last miss all these have been brilliant

r|t|c, Sunday, 8 February 2015 21:55 (six years ago) link

Barry can win it!

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Sunday, 8 February 2015 21:58 (six years ago) link

If he ever stops feigning injury.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Sunday, 8 February 2015 21:58 (six years ago) link

omg no barry can't win like this

r|t|c, Sunday, 8 February 2015 22:00 (six years ago) link

There it is.

Rainbow DAESH (ShariVari), Sunday, 8 February 2015 22:00 (six years ago) link

and away he runs on his injured leg

he is the worst/best

r|t|c, Sunday, 8 February 2015 22:03 (six years ago) link

lol, this Cote d'Ivoire side winning feels, word to Chris Rock, like Wile E. Coyote finally catching the Roadrunner. Guess ACME finally came up with some shit that worked.

A MOOC, what's a MOOC? (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 9 February 2015 15:45 (six years ago) link

Maybe Drogba was holding them back

tayto fan (Michael B), Monday, 9 February 2015 16:05 (six years ago) link

Heard that a lot around the 2010 world cup, that Did Drog basically appointed Sven Goran Eriksson as his own puppet coach.

A MOOC, what's a MOOC? (Bananaman Begins), Monday, 9 February 2015 16:48 (six years ago) link

four years pass...

Madagascar currently beating Nigeria 2-0. Both qualify but Madagascar will go through as group winners. I think this is the first time they’ve even qualified for the finals.

ShariVari, Sunday, 30 June 2019 17:46 (two years ago) link

Beautifully worked South Africa goal three minutes away from knocking out the hosts, Egypt.

ShariVari, Saturday, 6 July 2019 20:51 (two years ago) link

such a weird opener, the announcer didn't even realize it was a goal

alomar lines, Friday, 19 July 2019 19:06 (two years ago) link

and that's the goal that wins it for Algeria, wow

alomar lines, Friday, 19 July 2019 20:55 (two years ago) link

18ème going even more nuts tonight than for the last two games. Shirtless grown men on the shoulders of other shirtless grown men, singing the 123 chant

L'assie (Euler), Friday, 19 July 2019 21:20 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

Sudan vs Guinea Bissau is going to be the eighth consecutive game to finish either 1-0 or 0-0 this tournament. The heat is definitely having an impact.

Senegal looked really poor vs Zimbabwe yesterday and were lucky to get a late penalty. Nigeria have looked the best value of the teams I’ve seen so far.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 20:48 (one week ago) link

The keepers are performing well!

imago, Tuesday, 11 January 2022 20:57 (one week ago) link

Following Sierra Leone because there's a league side partially funded through one of the Hereford fan groups, and mainly because Mustapha Bundu - who I thought was the best non-defender today - featured in our first season back (just don't mention Wembley).

Long enough attention span for a Stephen Bissette blu-ray extra (aldo), Tuesday, 11 January 2022 21:09 (one week ago) link

I have a feeling that Gambia vs Mauritania could be the two goal thriller the tournament has been missing. I like Musa Barrow, currently at Bologna, a lot.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 16:52 (one week ago) link

Jallow too!

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 16:57 (one week ago) link

so that Tunisia and Mali match, huh.

they were written with a ouija board and a rhyming dictionary (Neanderthal), Thursday, 13 January 2022 03:11 (six days ago) link

Cameroon! Banger

Khafre's clown (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 13 January 2022 17:10 (six days ago) link

Stop stop he's already dead

Khafre's clown (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 13 January 2022 17:11 (six days ago) link

Terrific goal from Balde.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 15 January 2022 20:40 (four days ago) link

Ah, VAR to Egypt’s rescue.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Saturday, 15 January 2022 20:41 (four days ago) link

Algeria in real trouble here.

Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Sunday, 16 January 2022 20:32 (three days ago) link

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