Posts tagged: malawi

Algeria’s revenge

Algeria should have been the first African team to reach the second round of a World Cup. In 1982 they recorded a famous victory, beating West Germany 2-1. They went on to lose their second match to Austria but recovered to beat Chile 3-2. Algeria were on the brink of qualification but had to wait [...]

A few good links

Al Jazeera on Luanda’s “Stadium of Vanity”: “People say this money should be spent in social areas because we have so much poverty. But the Cup is to show foreign people that we can do things nice even though we have had times of war. It is for the pride of the Angolan people. It is how we [...]

Africa Cup of Nations: What we’ve learnt so far

The favourites could be knocked out in the first round Ivory Coast are in trouble. Togo’s disqualification/withdrawal (see below) has left Group B with just three teams. Ivory Coast, the tournament favourites, drew their opening match with Burkina Faso meaning they need to beat Ghana tomorrow to guarantee a place in the quarter-finals. Anything less [...]