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3 times African football was robbed victory in the World Cup

Algeria 1982

Algeria at the 1982 World Cup was equally unlucky. They are one of the very few teams to win two matches and still be eliminated right after the World Cup group stage. In the opening match, Algeria defeated Germany 2-1 in the most shocking match in the tournament history. The North African representative lost to Austria in the next round but defeated Chile 3-2 in the last round. Unfortunately for them, Austria and West Germany actively shook hands with Algeria. Germany soon had an opening goal in the right scenario and then both kicked like a walk to eliminate Algeria.

Algeria and the scandal of the 1982 World Cup. | Gary Thacker

Senegal 2018

Senegal is one of the most surprising teams in the 2018 World Cup.  They beat Poland in the opening match, drew Japan 2-2 before losing to Colombia 0-1.

Before the final match, Senegal and Japan were equal in every index, from points (3 points), goal difference (+1) to the head-to-head record (2-2 draw).

In the final match, both failed but Japan overcame Senegal to win tickets to go forward … receiving less yellow cards. The yellow card index is called “fair play” by FIFA, but the way Japan won the ticket of Senegal is not beautiful at all.

Japan was led by Poland in the 59th minute. Asian representatives also showed their efforts to score and equalize. But when the game was about 10 minutes late, knowing that it was hard to score a goal, plus maybe Senegal was also ahead of Colombia, so the Japanese players chose to play hard, pass the ball back and forth. The yard waits for time, avoids losing more and gets more cards.

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The last 10 minutes of Japan-Poland match were the stain of football history, causing the image of the clean team nicknamed “Samurai Warriors” to be dirty. Even Japanese fans feel indignant for the audience to watch television, the photographer recorded the moment when Japanese fans raised two thumbs to the ground, expressing frustration.

Cameroon 1998

At the 1998 World Cup, Cameroon made it to the difficult group. They lost to Italy, drew Austria, but if they defeated Chile in the final match, Cameroon will enter the next round. 

In the final minutes of the match between Chile and Cameroon, when the score was a 1-1 draw, the referee rejected the perfectly valid goal of captain  Francois Omam. The referee believes a Chilean player was fouled before Cameroon scored. In the end, the two teams drew 1-1, Cameroon was eliminated and Chile went on.

The distorted whistle of the black king made the people of Cameroon angry. Captain Francois Omam accused the referee of stealing Cameroon’s victory. Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Youth then said the 1998 World Cup was “a festival of scandals”. 

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Why African Football cannot dominate the world

Africa always produces world-class players. They also have nations that have the same and top players and teams in the world. African Football Stars Can’t dominate the world.

Suffering War And Colony Too Long

It was the oppression and dominance of imperial states that prevented African nations from developing. Slavery, racial segregation is what makes Africa one of the poorest countries in the world despite its vast resources. That is why football cannot develop in Africa.

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There are No Qualified National Championships

Successful players often come to Europe to continue their careers. Very few countries have a prestigious league to develop their career. That is why their stars are always scattered in countries around the world. The players will be very difficult to integrate each time up to compete together.

Competition Player Physical Strength

Even though they are all stars. But most of the stars are physically and physically competitive as well as personal breakthroughs and techniques. It is difficult to find a player who plays and creates ball in the team of teams from Africa. Most African players rarely play in the center of the midfield of the top teams. If there is just a defensive midfielder position or a winger.

Therefore, the teams of Africa always focus on taking advantage of physical strength and speed to finish the opponent. Therefore, when the competitors are too similar. Like the Can Cup competitions there are very few goals. And when attending world tournaments African teams are often confused to deal with mixed attacks from European and South American teams.

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Young Training System Focuses On Player Exports

Knowing your strengths are fitness and speed. As a result, African coaches have trained most of the players in the position of defenders and defensive midfielders. Therefore, the invisible form makes the national teams lack creative players.

Lost Star Into European Countries

Many non-African stars don’t cater to their national team. Most players will have European nationality. So they will wait for European countries to convene rather than return to Africa with much lower compensation than when they join the French, German, Belgian teams.

That we can see most clearly. In 98 France won the World Championship, but most of the squad was of African descent. Most prominent is Zidane an Algerian star. Senegal’s Vieira… Currently, the top players of some teams also have African roots like Lukaku and Pogba.

The fact that the top stars do not serve their team is the main reason that African football cannot dominate world football.

Above are some reasons why African Football can not dominate the world.

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African Football Federation president released after corruption interrogation

According to Reuters, the French authorities released the head of the African football governing body Ahmad Ahmad after hours of being questioned for a corruption investigation.

African Football Federation president Ahmad Ahmad (59) was arrested at his hotel in Paris on June 6 and released after the end of the interrogation. This meant that he was free to leave France.

A source from the French authorities said Ahmad was questioned over allegations of “active” and “passive” corruption, money laundering, and organized crime.

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Currently, both Ahmad, the representative lawyer and CAF have not commented.

Previously, Mr. Ahmad has been investigated by the Ethics Committee of the World Football Association (FIFA) over allegations of financial irregularities since he became leader of the CAF.

In late March, CAF Secretary General Amr Fahmy sent a document to FIFA accusing President Ahmad Ahmad of bribing and abusing hundreds of thousands of dollars, shortly after, Mr. Fahmy was fired.

According to Reuters, the allegations related to CAF President Ahmad ordered his Secretary-General to pay 20,000 USD of bribes to the accounts of the leaders of African football associations. This includes the accounts of the President of the Republic of Cabo Verde Football Association and the Republic of Tanzania.

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The document also accused Mr. Ahmad of causing CAF to pay an additional $ 830,000 when ordering equipment through a French intermediary company called Tactical Steel.

Not only that, Mr. Ahmad was also accused of harassing 4 CAF female employees; violating regulations on adding Moroccan representatives to CAF; and spent more than $ 400,000 from CAF’s source for cars in Egypt, Madagascar – where a satellite office was set up for Mr. Ahmad.

In a statement on June 7, FIFA asked for more details on Mr. Ahmad’s case and said that all charges against him must be clearly investigated.

FIFA stressed that anyone found to have illegal or illegal behavior has no place in football.

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The COVID-19 pandemic began to wreak havoc on African sports

The COVID-19 pandemic began to wreak havoc on African sports when a series of tournaments had to be postponed before concerns spread could lead to an outbreak.

The latest, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) on 19.3 decided to suspend all domestic leagues for a month.

In addition, NFF also stops “all activities on the field” such as matches of national teams and youth soccer programs as well as street football. Besides, the country’s sports federation is also considering to suspend the tournament.

African fans are always enthusiastic about sports

Earlier, the African Football Federation (CAF) decided to postpone indefinitely for the African National Championship (CAF Nation League) in Cameroon due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This tournament has 16 national teams competing (only allowing players playing on the continent) and is held every two years. The cause comes from the Cameroon began to appear cases of COVID-19 infection (at least 10 people were detected).

At the same time, CAF also postponed qualifying for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) 2021 – considered the World Cup qualifier of 2022, taking place from 25 to 31.3. In addition, the championship cup of the African nations 2020 of women’s football in April must also “stand” because of the devastation of COVID-19. On 17.3, football tournaments, rugby, cricket, etc. in South Africa agreed to postpone until 14.4 to prevent the spread of the pandemic COVID-19 began to flood into Africa and affect its sports industry.

African football has a headache with the missing national player

AFP quoted the statement of an East and Central African Football Association (CECAFA) official on Tuesday, saying that five Eritrea players disappeared when they arrived in Uganda for a tournament in the region and are likely trying. Asylum. Eritrea has been banned from Africa’s football leagues in the past because its players often run away while playing abroad.

Rogers Mulindwa, a CECAFA official, told AFP that the five players had been missing since September 29 and that efforts to track down the whereabouts are underway. Police have conducted a search around the Jinja area in eastern Uganda, where players were last seen, including several players from other teams. The official declined to say whether the players disappeared for asylum.

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Africa changed the schedule for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers

The African Football Federation (CAF) has rescheduled the 2022 World Cup qualifying schedule and the 2021 African Football Cup qualifiers. Like the Esports247 fanpage to see the top PES football!

The move comes after CAF decided to move the 2021 African Football Cup Final in Cameroon from Summer (June to July) to Winter (from January to February).

The 2021 African Cup qualifier will start in March this year instead of August as originally planned. Meanwhile, Africa’s 2022 World Cup qualifier has also been postponed to October this year to accommodate the change.

The first two qualifiers for the 2021 African Football Cup will be held in March and June before the final qualifying round takes place from August 31 to September 8. When 24 teams to the 2021 Africa Cup final are determined, the 2022 World Cup qualifiers will begin in October.

The person who is dissatisfied with CAF’s decision to change is Gambia’s coach, Tom Saintfiet.

“It’s absolutely not necessary to make these changes because after the Africa Cup qualifier ends in September, the teams will still have to play in the World Cup qualifiers, so in my eyes that. is an unnecessary move, “Tom Saintfiet told the BBC.

“It was an unnecessary move because it created a lot of problems for us who were planning friendly matches and had agreements with sponsors.

“We had planned to test some players in March and June (in friendly matches) but now that will not be possible before the match against Gabon (European Cup qualifier). Africa 2021) “.

The 2022 World Cup qualifying round for Africa is expected to take place on January 21. And the 2021 African Football Cup finals will start on January 9 due to adverse weather conditions in Cameroon. in June and July.

The 2021 African Cup finals, which means January, will not coincide with the FIFA Club World Cup, held in China in June 2021.

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African football has a headache with the missing of national players

African football is having a headache over news that Eritrea’s soccer players went missing in Uganda in a regional tournament.

AFP quoted the statement of an East and Central African Football Association (CECAFA) official on Tuesday, saying that five Eritrea players had disappeared while traveling to Uganda to attend a tournament in the region and were likely trying. Asylum. Eritrea has been banned from Africa’s football leagues in the past because its players often fled while playing abroad.

Rogers Mulindwa, a CECAFA official, told AFP that the five players had been missing since September 29 and that efforts to track down the whereabouts are underway. Police have conducted a search around the Jinja area in eastern Uganda, where players were last seen, including several players from other teams. The official declined to say whether the players had disappeared to seek asylum.

Eritrea was accepted back to CECAFA in May after a 6-year ban due to tensions with Ethiopia. In particular, football of this country has been banned from other leagues of the black continent in the past because the players are constantly fleeing.

In 2015, Botswana granted asylum to 10 Eritrea footballers when these people refused to return home after their match with the national team. Earlier, in 2012, 18 Eritrea players applied for asylum in Uganda after a match in the country. Six other players fled while competing in Angola in 2007 and another 12 did the same thing in Kenya in 2009.

Millions of football fans are watching the AFC Africa Cup 2019 in Egypt, and the Black Continental football championship is always a tournament that attracts a large number of football fans and professionals. especially in Europe. It is also the third largest tournament in FIFA’s official tournament system after the World Cup and European Cup.

Often held in the winter, this is the first time the African Football Cup has been held in the summer, with outdoor temperatures sometimes reaching 40 ° C. But the African Football Confederation has decided to change so that African players who play abroad can join the full team.