1. Ghana vs. USA: Key Selection Decisions for Kwesi Appiah

    With Portugal and Germany lying in wait, both Ghana and the USA know that defeat is not an option in their opening World Cup game in Natal on Monday night...

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  2. Ivory Coast Must Not Get Carried Away with Japan Victory

    The World Cup delivered another fascinating tie as the Ivory Coast and Japan met in Recife. The Blue Samurai opened the scoring, as Keisuke Honda profited from some slack defending to fire home a rocket from close range...

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  3. What Cameroon Need to Do to Escape Group A After Mexico Defeat

    Africa’s World Cup showing began with bitter disappointment as Cameroon were defeated 1-0 by Mexico in Natal. The Central Africans were lucky to head into the break with the scores still tied at 0-0...

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  4. Key Battles That Will Shape Ivory Coast's World Cup Clash with Japan

    With Colombia designated as the seeded team in Group C, and the favourites in the eyes of many, the Ivory Coast, Japan and Greece will likely be left scrapping for second place...

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  5. Cameroon vs. Mexico: Key Selection Decisions for Volker Finke

    Unlike Algeria and, to a lesser extent, Nigeria, Volker Finke’s personnel selections over the last few months have been fairly consistent...

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  6. Ghana vs. South Korea: 6 Things We Learned

    Ghana recorded a fine 4-0 win against South Korea at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami to round off their World Cup preparations on Monday...

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  7. Why Ghana Cannot Recreate Their 2010 Last 8 Showing in Brazil

    Cameroon, in 1990, were Africa’s pioneers. Senegal, 12 years later, were one of the chief protagonists in the most unpredictable World Cup there has ever been. Both sides made it to the quarter-finals following superb efforts...

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  8. 5 Things Stephen Keshi Should Test in Nigeria's Friendly with USA

    Nigeria’s World Cup preparations to date have been somewhat confused. On the pitch, the side have been solid and have drawn their last four matches, 0-0 against Mexico and Greece and 2-2 against Scotland and Italy...

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  9. Why Defence Is the Cote D'Ivoire's Biggest Headache

    Admittedly, El Salvador didn ’t represent the sternest of tests for the Cote d’ Ivoire when the two teams met on Wednesday evening...

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  10. Algeria vs. Romania: 6 Things We Learned

    Algeria and Romania met in a hotly contested pre-World Cup friendly at the Stade de Geneve in Lancy, Switzerland, and the North Africans picked up a 2-1 win Wednesday...

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  11. Ghana World Cup 2014: Team Guide for FIFA Tournament

    While Ghana haven’t competed at as many World Cup tournaments as Cameroon, Nigeria or some of the North African nations, they have an exceptional record in the competition...

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  12. Cote D'Ivoire World Cup 2014: Team Guide for FIFA Tournament

    Over the last decade, the Cote d’ Ivoire have boasted one of the finest collections of players ever assembled by an African nation...

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  13. Cote D'Ivoire 2014 FIFA World Cup Squad: Player-by-Player Guide

    The final African nation to reveal their preliminary World Cup squad were Cote d’Ivoire, who announced their list of 28 names on Tuesday afternoon...

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  14. Cameroon World Cup 2014: Team Guide for FIFA Tournament

    It has been a dismal four years for Cameroon. After a dreadful time at the last World Cup—when they lost all three matches and were the first team eliminated—they proceeded ...

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  15. Algeria World Cup 2014: Team Guide for FIFA Tournament

    Algeria didn ’t impress during the 2013 Cup of Nations and were eliminated in the group stage. Bosnian manager Vahid Halilhodzic kept his job, however, and guided the Desert Foxes to the World Cup...

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  16. Cameroon 2014 FIFA World Cup Squad: Player-by-Player Guide

    Cameroon became the penultimate African team to name their provisional World Cup squad when manager Volker Finke released his list on Monday afternoon. The German boss chose 28 players and two stand-bys...

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  17. Ghana 2014 FIFA World Cup Squad: Player-by-Player Guide

    Kwesi Appiah has named Ghana's provisional World Cup squad. The Black Stars boss has only selected 26 names, but he has picked a strong group with talented players across the first XI and among the reserves...

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  18. Algeria 2014 FIFA World Cup Squad: Player-by-Player Guide

    Algeria became the second African nation to release their provisional World Cup squad of 30 when, on Monday, coach Vahid Halilhodzic announced his selection...

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  19. Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2014 Guide

    Nigeria head to Brazil as African champions and they will hope to improve on their last two World Cup showings, when they were eliminated in the first round...

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  20. Nigeria: World Cup Player-by-Player Guide

    Nigeria were one of the first nations to release their preliminary squad for the 2014 World Cup. The Super Eagles have named an initial squad of 30 players, which will be whittled down to 23 in time for the tournament in Brazil...

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  21. Predicting the Ghana Squad 40 Days from the 2014 World Cup

    Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah has only 10 days before he needs to name his 30-man preliminary World Cup squad. Seven of those players will be cut out of the side over the following month ...

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  22. The Cote D'Ivoire & the Top 5 African Golden Generations

    One of the most fascinating sub-plots of Africa’s performance at the upcoming World Cup will be the Cote d’Ivoire’s third appearance at the global high table...

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  23. 6 Things We Learned from Europa League Semi-Finals

    After two dramatic evenings in the Champions League, the Europa League—the continent’s secondary club tournament — delivered with two terrific semi-finals of its own...

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  24. Picking an All-Time Played for Chelsea and Liverpool XI

    Sunday’s title battle between Liverpool and Chelsea may well end with the former moving within touching distance of their first title for 24 years...

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  25. 5 African Players Who Could Make Unexpected 2014 World Cup Impact in Brazil

    Extensive pre -World Cup coverage has focused on Africa’s key players and the stars that are destined to light up the summer’s showpiece...

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