Posts Tagged "Egypt"

World Cup Tales: Reflections Upon England In Italy, 1990

World Cup Tales: Reflections Upon England In Italy, 1990

By on Jun 2, 2010 in History, Latest | 6 comments

The concept of England having a high level of expectation at the time of a World Cup finals is a comparatively recent one. As recently as 1990, most adults could remember their two successive failures to qualify for the whole event and, once there, they only seldom lit the tournament up. In 1982, a good performance in the opening match against France was followed by...

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Match Of The Week: England 3-1 Egypt

Match Of The Week: England 3-1 Egypt

By on Mar 3, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

Roll up, roll up. It’s the biggest circus in town. This year, without a single ball having been kicked, hasn’t been a terribly successfully one for England so far. On the one hand, there were the varying discretions of members of the England team – John Terry offering his own special brand of comfort to Wayne Bridge’s recently separated...

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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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