Posts tagged: olympics

Great moments in African football, #3

No African team has ever won the World Cup but in 1996 Nigeria became the first to win a major international competition, beating Argentina in the final of the Atlanta Olympics. The semi-final against Brazil was probably the better match though. With 12 minutes to go Brazil were 3-1 up and should have been out [...]

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Liberia’s amputee footballers

Before they play, they pray. A dozen men, all missing a limb, lean on crutches and bow their heads. Shouts from a nearby football match and the sound of cars passing on the road beside us fill the air. The coach mutters an “amen” and the men lift their heads and begin warming-up. They move [...]