Posts Tagged "Algeria"

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

The World Cup Of National Anthems (Part Two)

By on Mar 14, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

For many people, major sports tournaments are the only occasion that national anthems are heard. These peculiar tunes have become a genre of their own, transcending the mere hymns that many of them were in first place, and they range from the gloriously uplifting to mournful dirges. The selection of words has, in many countries, brought about national debate that...

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Egypt’s Three-peat – The Latter Stages Of The African Cup Of Nations

Egypt’s Three-peat – The Latter Stages Of The African Cup Of Nations

By on Feb 3, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Mark Murphy concludes his marathon round-up of the African Cup of Nations with a round-up of the latter stages of a competition that was, sadly, upstaged by events that took place before a ball had even been kicked. The climax to Group C summed up this Cup of Nations, a curate’s egg of a tournament which ran out of good football from the second week onwards. A...

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The African Cup Of Nations – The Story So Far

The African Cup Of Nations – The Story So Far

By on Jan 23, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Mark Murphy has been slumped on his couch watching the African Cup of Nations for the last couple of weeks. He peeled himself away to bring us up to date with the goings-on in Angola. After some early shocks, Africa’s football “powerhouses” (and Algeria) have scraped into the quarter-finals. And at times the football has been a joy – if, sadly but understandably,...

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Angola 2010: The African Cup of Nations

Angola 2010: The African Cup of Nations

By on Jan 6, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

Mark Murphy is our man for the African Cup of Nations, which begins this month in Angola. This evening, Mark takes us through the runners and riders for the second most important footbll competition that will be played in Africa this year. If this year’s African Cup of Nations in Angola has entered the psyche of English football fans at all, it is because of the...

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