1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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 ...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 4 months ago 7,194 reads 10 comments

  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Ranking the 10 Africans Most Likely to Earn Transfers on Back of World Cup Form

    World Cup summers naturally bring with them a flurry of transfer activity. Clubs either attempt to tie down players before others become interested ahead of the tournament, or scour the competition to make the final call on a potential new recruit...

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  19. Ranking Africa's 20 Best World Cup Goals

    Africa’s World Cup history hasn ’t been as glorious as it perhaps should have been. Despite producing many magnificent players, the continent only have three quarter-final appearances to show for their talent...

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  20. Real Madrid Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of April 14

    Rarely does a quiet summer go by in Madrid. A World Cup summer, history tells us, isn’t likely to be any different...

    Ed Dove Written by Ed Dove about 5 months ago 18,843 reads 25 comments

  21. Ranking the Top 20 Africans to Play in La Liga

    La Liga doesn ’t quite have a tradition of African players like the Premier League or Ligue 1 for example, however, several of the continent’s favourite sons have starred in the Spanish top flight...

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  22. 20 PSV Eindhoven and Feyenoord Players Who Went on to Big Things

    Ahead of Sunday’s clash between Dutch giants PSV and Feyenoord , Bleacher Report present the definitive list of 20 players who left either club before going onto great things...

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  23. 10 Big-Name Africans in Danger of Missing the World Cup

    We are now less than 70 days away from the World Cup, and the question of participation is growing ever sharper as national coaches begin to finalise their selections and rule players out or in...

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  24. 5 Players to Follow Nabil Bentaleb in Representing Africa in the World Cup

    Ahead of a major tournament such as a World Cup or an African Cup of Nations competition, there is a natural impulse of international managers to try and recruit the best possible squad of those players available to them...

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  25. Unheralded Africans Who Can Break Out at the World Cup

    Extensive coverage ahead of the 2014 World Cup focuses on the stars of the African game; the Yaya Toures, Samuel Eto’os and Didier Drogbas of the sport...

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