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Asia beats Africa in champions' battle

Published on October 5, 2008 by in Africa, Futsal, Iran

10/05/2008 fifa.com Iran kept their hopes of reaching the next round with a 4-2 win over Libya at the Maracanazinho in Group D of the FIFA Futsal World Cup Brazil 2008. It was a deserved victory for the Asian champions over their African counterparts and leaves Libya without a win from their three matches so

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Profile: Alexandre Song

Published on August 25, 2008 by in Africa, Profile

goal.com The often-maligned Cameroonian began his Arsenal career with fans questioning the calibre of the player, and even Wenger’s vision. Was he going to join the likes of Cygan and Stepanovs in the lightly weighted pool of Arsene’s misfits? Or subtly grow into a solid prospect, a capable performer, and once again prove that the

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Iran snubbed again, this time by Kenya

7/24/2008 Afshin Afshar, lastkick.com The broken record that is Iran’s inability to organize friendly matches continues to turn. Today the Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Chairman Mohammed Hatimy announced that the friendly against Iran scheduled for August 1 in Tehran’s Azadi stadium has been cancelled due to a scheduling mistake. According to Mr. Hatimy a simple

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Profile: Emmanuel Adebayor

Published on July 5, 2008 by in Africa, Profile

goal.com Described as one of the most promising African footballers since the likes of Roger Milla, George Weah and most recently Nwankwo Kanu, Sheyi Emmanuel Adebayor has established himself this season as a prolific goal scorer in North London and has become involved in a potential transfer tug of war between Europe’s top clubs… Particulars

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Profile: Michael Essien

Published on June 30, 2008 by in Africa, Profile

goal.com Goal.com takes a look at Chelsea and Ghana midfielder Michael Essien’s rise to midfield stardom… Michael ‘Fifi’ Essien was born on the 3rd of December, 1982 in Accra, the capital of Ghana, to Aba Gyandoh and James Essien, both natives of Fanteland, a great tribe in Ghana. Fifi, as Friday-borns are referred to in

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UK, France promise Africa plan

4/21/2007 From: news24.com London – Britain and France on Thursday announced a tie-up between government and soccer bodies to get more children in Africa into school by the time of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Prime Minister Gordon Brown and President Nicolas Sarkozy said after a summit at a soccer stadium here that

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SOCCER’S HIDDEN STORIES: Aids project keeps kids on the ball

Published on April 11, 2008 by in Africa, USA

Dec 16, 2007 PHELISWA MAYEKISO and ANGELA NAUMANN, thetimes.co.za THE Isaac Booi School is a plain brick- lined double storey building in Port Elizabeth’s Zwide township. It is just after one o’clock in the afternoon, classes are over, yet the playground is still buzzing with activity. Standing out in the crowd of children in maroon

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In Egypt, Women's Soccer Carries A Cultural Kick

Published on March 28, 2008 by in Africa

3/27/08 By: Angelo Solomita, www.nyunews.com When you think of Egypt, what comes to mind? Probably not sports. The same can be said about NYU, where sports take a back seat compared to most colleges. So it made for an interesting experience when the Tisch Center for Sports Management, Hospitality and Tourism Scholars Program embarked on

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