1. Winners and Losers from AFCON 2015 Group Stage

    Following the drawing of lots between Guinea and Mali on Thursday afternoon at the Malabo Hilton, the identities of the eight Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finalists are known...

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  2. AFCON 2015: Renard Getting the Best out of Young Elephants

    At the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday, Herve Renard and his young Ivory Coast side learned that revenge is a dish best served cold...

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  3. AFCON 2015: Where the Group of Death Was Won and Lost

    The Africa Cup of Nations Group of Death came to a conclusion in Malabo Tuesday night as Algeria and Ghana eliminated Senegal and South Africa, respectively...

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  4. After Beating Algeria, Are Ghana Genuine AFCON Contenders?

    Avram Grant ’s Ghana were one of the biggest disappointments of the first round of Africa Cup of Nations group-stage matches...

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  5. Confusing Gabon Emerge as a Surprise Package at the Africa Cup of Nations

    At the time of writing, we are at the midway point in the Africa Cup of Nations group stage. Two of the groups, A and B, have already played their opening two matches, but in a tournament low on victories, there is everything to play for...

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  6. Africa Cup of Nations: Winners and Losers from Day 4

    Matchday 4 saw the commencement of hostilities in Africa Cup of Nations Group D. The action came to the capital, Malabo, as West African pair the Ivory Coast and Guinea clashed, ...

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  7. Africa Cup of Nations: Winners and Losers from Day 3

    Day 3 of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations saw the commencement of hostilities in Group C. The third pool has been christened the Group of Death due to the presence of some of the continental heavyweights...

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  8. Africa Cup of Nations: Winners and Losers from Day 2

    The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations continued with the first two matches in Group B. Sunday’s contests weren ’t quite as dramatic as Saturday’s bouts, with the Democratic ...

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  9. Africa Cup of Nations: Winners and Losers from Day 1

    The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations kicked off on Saturday with two engrossing fixtures. The action began with a contest between hosts Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo, before ...

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  10. Cameroon vs. Ivory Coast and the AFCON Group-Stage Matches to Watch

    At the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, the four groups carry particular intrigue and the first round should be packed with engrossing matches...

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  11. Africa Cup of Nations: 5 Bold Predictions for 2015 Event

    The Africa Cup of Nations is only days away. The tournament is notoriously hard to predict; the favourites rarely ever win—as the Ivory Coast know so well—while unfancied ...

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  12. Africa Cup of Nations: 5 Players to Watch at 2015 Event

    We are only days away from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. The tournament kicks off on Saturday, as 16 sides from across the continent attempt to claim Nigeria’s crown and their title of African champions...

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  13. 10 Bold Predictions for African Football in 2015

    Things begin with the imminent Cup of Nations, where 15 of the continent’s finest sides (and Equatorial Guinea) are set to convene in Central Africa to battle it out for the AFCON title...

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  14. Why Alex Song Retirement Represents a Major Failure for Cameroon

    As is increasingly the case ahead of a major international tournament, African national team’s squad announcements are accompanied by player retirements...

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  15. 10 Africans Set for a Big Year in 2015

    In this feature, we present 10 African players set for a big year in 2015. The continental calendar begins with the upcoming Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. Naturally, that tournament played a big part in the considerations for this editorial...

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  16. Why 2014 Was the Year of Hope Formed, Hope Realised and Hope Lost

    Looking back over African football in 2014, three main narratives dominate. Hope, as is often the case in football, is a central theme. One of these narratives is a story of the creation of hope, finding optimism where none had any right to exist...

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  17. Ranking the 15 Best African Footballers in 2014

    In this feature, Bleacher Report will celebrate the finest African performers of the last 12 months. Despite some disappointing showings for at least three of Africa’s representatives ...

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  18. A Progress Report on the Form of AC Milan Midfielder Sulley Muntari

    Soon after taking the job of Ghana national team head coach, Avram Grant admitted that he was considering inviting Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng back to the national side...

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  19. 15 Bold Predictions for World Football in 2015

    While the footballing action of 2014 has been dissected intensely over the last few days, here at Bleacher Report we are keen to look ahead to the future...

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  20. African Interest in the Champions League Round of 16

    In this feature, we run down the five fixtures in the Champions League Round of 16 with the most intense African interest. Several of the continent’s players starred in the group stage, although many have already fallen by the wayside...

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  21. Ranking the Top 10 Africans to Play for Arsenal

    This article celebrates the best of the many Africans to have featured for Arsenal over the years. In this feature, we rank the top 10 of the continent’s stars to have passed through the club’s doors...

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  22. 10 Amazing Club World Cup Moments

    The Club World Cup has returned once again as continental giants from across the world have convened on Morocco. This week, Real Madrid will meet Cruz Azul in one semi-final, while Auckland City and San Lorenzo clash in the other...

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  23. European Teams Set to Lose out the Most During the Africa Cup of Nations

    While the Cup of Nations makes for a tremendous spectacle and a dramatic showpiece for fans and observers of the African game, it can be a nightmare for club managers...

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  24. Ranking Countries by Champions League Impact

    The Champions League group stage has come to an end. While clubs from 18 different nations entered the tournament proper, only eight of those countries (less than half) will have representatives in the Last 16...

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  25. 5 Bold Predictions for Champions League Matchday 6

    Champions League group-stage action returns and concludes in midweek with a full schedule of matches across the continent...

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