Algerian players celebrate after winning the African Cup of Nations final (AP)

Algeria beat Senegal 1-0 to win 2nd Africa Cup of Nations title

July 20 (AP) - Algeria won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in nearly three decades on Friday, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker Baghdad Bounedjah. Bounedjah's shot on Algeria's first attack deflected off Senegal defender Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomis at Cairo International...

Platini was arrested by French anti-corruption police in Paris on Tuesday (Getty)

Michel Platini arrested: Former Uefa president taken into custody over awarding 2022 Fifa World Cup to Qatar

June 18 (Independent) - Michel Platini, the former president of Uefa and head of European football, has been arrested over the decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The former France international captain was detained by French police on Tuesday morning in Nanterre, a western suburb of Paris, as part of the investigation into corruption surrounding how the 2022 World Cup...

Barack Obama gives Messi World-Cup winning advice

Barack Obama reveals why Lionel Messi has never won a World Cup

May 30 (IANS) - Argentine football great Lionel Messi has received a piece of advice from former US President Barack Obama on how to win the World Cup. In 2018, Argentina failed to win the Cup after facing defeat in the first knock-out round against eventual winners France. In 2014, Argentina lost to Germany in the finals in Rio de...

FIFA to not change 32-team format for World Cup Qatar 2022

FIFA to not change 32-team format for World Cup Qatar 2022

May 24, (Reuters) - The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers FIFA said on Wednesday. FIFA President Gianni Infantino had proposed expanding the tournament and explored the idea of adding additional host nations. But the sport’s world ruling body said in statement: Following a thorough and comprehensive...

Champions League: Liverpool demolish Barcelona to reach second successive final

Champions League: Liverpool demolish Barcelona to reach second successive final

May 8 (Reuters) - Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history to beat Barcelona 4-0 on Tuesday, overturning a three-goal first-leg deficit and advancing to their second successive final with a 4-3 aggregate victory. Two goals each from stand-in forward Divock Origi and halftime substitute Georginio Wijnaldum left Lionel Messi and Barcelona utterly shell-shocked after a...

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