Posts Tagged "Angola"

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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Mexican Waves

By on Jun 21, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 0 comments

Mexico 1-2 Portugal / Angola 1-1 Iran Well, they made their fans sweat. I’ll say that much for them. Mexico came within an inch of getting themselves knocked out, in spite of being seeded and, apparently, the fourth best team in the world (before you start complaining, this is FIFA’s view, and not mine). They didn’t even manage this in a...

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Still In The Running

By on Jun 17, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Angola 0-0 Mexico A recurrent theme of this World Cup has been this: smaller countries going into matches against “bigger” opposition, getting eleven men behind the ball, and playing for the goal-less draw. On the whole, it hasn’t worked. Paraguay conceded a late goal against Sweden, as did Poland against Germany Trinidad managed it against Sweden,...

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Portuguese Men Of War

By on Jun 11, 2006 in International Football, Latest | 1 comment

Angola 0-1 Portugal One can only presume that, tomorrow morning, the Portuguese press will be howling, gnashing their teeth and writing off their team’s chances going much further than the second round of the tournament. Because they would do if Portugal were England. Of course, there were one or two differences. For one thing, Angola are a way inferior team...

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