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Re: AFCON 2022

by windermereROYAL » 25 Jan 2022 10:41

Can you imagine a game going ahead in this country if multiple people were killed in a crush before the game?

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Re: AFCON 2022

by Sanguine » 25 Jan 2022 13:05

Simmops This has genuinely been a worse tournament in quality then the women world cup


There are only six teams here ranked in FIFA's top 50, and ten ranked outside of the top 100. The average ranking of teams involved is 80, which is on a level of Israel and Iraq. So I don't know why anyone would watch the tournament expecting to be dazzled by quality. But this is a tournament for every team in Africa, to determine the best team in Africa. It is Africa's 'Euros', and should be afforded respect, even if it isn't exactly tiki taka.

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Re: AFCON 2022

by NathStPaul » 25 Jan 2022 17:18

Fcuk me this Senegal v Cape Verde game is comical.

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Re: AFCON 2022

by 6ft Kerplunk » 26 Jan 2022 10:26

Couple of excellent goals in the Morocco v Malawi match last night.
Malawi opener from 40+ yards out, spotted the keeper a little bit off his line and curled it nicely into the far corner with the keeper just getting his finger tips to it. Morocco winner was a sweet freekick right into the top corner. Lovely stuff.

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Re: AFCON 2022

by Franchise FC » 27 Jan 2022 12:27

windermereROYAL Can you imagine a game going ahead in this country if multiple people were killed in a crush before the game?

Has this happened ?


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Re: AFCON 2022

by Pepe the Horseman » 06 Feb 2022 21:55

Thank god that's over.

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Re: AFCON 2022

by NathStPaul » 06 Feb 2022 22:37

Pepe the Horseman Thank god that's over.

One of the most miserable tournaments in living memory. Devoid if any charm, excitement or entertainment. That was a very fitting final.

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Re: AFCON 2022

by URZZZZ » 07 Feb 2022 00:41

NathStPaul
Pepe the Horseman Thank god that's over.

Devoid if any charm, excitement or entertainment.


Sure Paunovic has taken note then :?

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Re: AFCON 2022

by Royal Rother » 07 Feb 2022 06:38

NathStPaul
Pepe the Horseman Thank god that's over.

One of the most miserable tournaments in living memory. Devoid if any charm, excitement or entertainment. That was a very fitting final.


Agreed.

And yet the pundits I’ve heard have been saying what a great tournament it’s been.

Laughable.


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Re: AFCON 2022

by 6ft Kerplunk » 07 Feb 2022 12:47

Seems a long time since the 90s when pundits were reckoning there would be an African winner of the World Cup soon. Its surprising how little progress seems to have been made considering the amount of African players plying their trade in the top European leagues these days.

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Re: AFCON 2022

by Green » 15 Feb 2022 13:44

6ft Kerplunk Seems a long time since the 90s when pundits were reckoning there would be an African winner of the World Cup soon. Its surprising how little progress seems to have been made considering the amount of African players plying their trade in the top European leagues these days.

+1. (And yet it seems like only yesterday)

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Re: AFCON 2022

by Sanguine » 28 Feb 2022 12:29

6ft Kerplunk Seems a long time since the 90s when pundits were reckoning there would be an African winner of the World Cup soon. Its surprising how little progress seems to have been made considering the amount of African players plying their trade in the top European leagues these days.


Don't disagree with the sentiment, but it is most of the squad playing in Europe's top leagues, albeit many in France (Africa) vs. the best sides in the world comprising of those playing in England/Germany/Italy. It's still a big gap to bridge.

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Re: AFCON 2022

by Dirk Gently » 01 Mar 2022 10:29

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6ft Kerplunk Seems a long time since the 90s when pundits were reckoning there would be an African winner of the World Cup soon. Its surprising how little progress seems to have been made considering the amount of African players plying their trade in the top European leagues these days.


Don't disagree with the sentiment, but it is most of the squad playing in Europe's top leagues, albeit many in France (Africa) vs. the best sides in the world comprising of those playing in England/Germany/Italy. It's still a big gap to bridge.


It's a lack of youth dvelopment actually in Africa. Promising kids are identified by European clubs at a young age and then airlifted out to be developed in academies. There are no real youth development schemes for those left behind, and there also isn't any money in coaching in Africa so all the best and most innovative coaches don't go there. Those African players who develop while still in that continent tend to do so despite the way African football is run and financed, not because of it.


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