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Category: Africa Cup of Nations

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‘We were a real family’: Algeria reflect on Africa Cup of Nations win – video

‘We were like brothers, we were a real family,’ said Algeria player Aïssa Mandi after Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a heavily deflected goal early on by Al Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedja…

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Algeria fans celebrate football victory in the streets of London

Hundreds gather in Trafalgar Square and around the city after team win Africa Cup of Nations Hundreds of Algeria fans took to the streets of London to celebrate the national football team’s first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years.Footage posted o…

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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: highs, lows and moments of mayhem

From basketball-style thrillers to great goals and Algeria’s final triumph we pick the highlights from a hectic tournamentAlgeria’s quarter-final victory against Ivory Coast felt like two top sides going head to head, the tension cranking up after Jona…

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The long campaign: Mané and Mahrez seasons finally end after 11 months

After 342 days the season has finished for the Afcon finalists – three weeks before the Premier League restartsThe season finally finished for Sadio Mané and Riyad Mahrez with Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations final, more than 11 months after it started a…

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Algeria fans light up London after Afcon triumph – in pictures

Finsbury Park and Trafalgar Square were deluged with more than a thousand Algerian supporters as they won the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night. The 1-0 win over Senegal was greeted with fireworks and jubilation Continue reading…

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Algeria fans celebrate Africa Cup of Nations win – video

Fans have been celebrating Algeria’s Africa Cup of Nations title after a second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over Senegal in the final. Their players and fans celebrated a career-defining achievement as the Fennec Foxes claimed …

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Algeria deserved their Afcon triumph but a shame they decided to win ugly | Jonathan Wilson

Djamel Belmadi’s side were so exciting throughout the tournament yet allowed their verve to take a back seat to time-wasting and diving to edge out Senegal in the finalWhy do Algeria make it so hard for themselves? They have been the best team at this …

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Algeria claim second Afcon title after Bounedjah’s lucky strike sinks Senegal

Algeria have won their first Africa Cup of Nations since 1990 and it is probably a good job that they will not care how. Baghdad Bounedjah’s heavily-deflected early goal gave them an accolade that, over the balance of the tournament, they deserve but t…

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Senegal v Algeria: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 final – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the final in CairoPatriotism and soft power: how Egypt sought to gain from AfconEmail Paul here or tweet @Paul_Doyle 7.05pm BST As expected Salis Sané is chosen as the replacement for Koulibaly in the heart of Senegal’s d…

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Patriotism and soft power: how Egypt sought to gain from Afcon

The tournament has been a clear opportunity for Egypt but there is a feeling the past month is best swept under the carpetWhen the curtain falls on Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations on Friday night, the overwhelming sense among many local residents will be…

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Afcon final unites two African coaches who represent the future | Jonathan Wilson

Djamel Belmadi and Aliou Cissé used time in Europe to improve their sides and a tactical battle will decide fate of Algeria and SenegalChampigny-sur-Marne is a banlieue about eight miles south-east of the centre of Paris. Algeria’s coach, Djamel Belmad…

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Clarence Seedorf sacked as Cameroon coach after Africa Cup of Nations exit

• Defending champions knocked out in the last 16• Seedorf’s assistant Patrick Kluivert also leavesCameroon have sacked Clarence Seedorf after their disappointing performance at the Africa Cup of Nations, with his departure coming after the country’s sp…

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Aliou Cissé’s battling Senegal side stand one win away from greatness

After a penalty miss in the 2002 final Cissé has the chance as coach to lead Senegal to a first Africa Cup of Nations triumph Related: Riyad Mahrez strike sinks Nigeria and puts Algeria in Afcon final When calm had been restored on the pitch, in the st…

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Aliou Cissé’s battling Senegal side stand one win away from greatness

After a penalty miss in the 2002 final Cissé has the chance as coach to lead Senegal to a first Africa Cup of Nations triumph Related: Riyad Mahrez strike sinks Nigeria and puts Algeria in Afcon final When calm had been restored on the pitch, in the st…

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Riyad Mahrez strike sinks Nigeria and puts Algeria in Afcon final

The tournament had been waiting for Riyad Mahrez, and in the semi-final he finally arrived. It came down, in the end, to one shot. A free-kick, perhaps 20 yards out. Score it, and Algeria were through to their first Cup of Nations final since 1990. Mis…

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Dylan Bronn own goal sends Senegal through to Africa Cup of Nations final

A bizarre own goal in extra time handed Senegal a 1-0 victory over Tunisia in the drama-filled first of Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals, securing them a place against either Algeria or Nigeria in Friday’s decider.A terrible mistake by goalke…

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Algeria v Nigeria: Africa Cup of Nations semi-final – live!

Africa Cup of Nations semi-final news from the game in CairoRedemption awaits Youcef Belaili if form holds against NigeriaAnd you can mail Simon or tweet him with your thoughts 8.22pm BST 23 mins: Both teams are going a bit long and a bit early at pres…

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Redemption awaits Algeria’s Youcef Belaili if form holds against Nigeria

From a ban for drug use in 2016 to an enduring strike partnership with Baghdad Bounedjah, destiny appears to be on the side of Djamel Belmadi’s unheralded mavericksIn March 2016 a shot at the Africa Cup of Nations title was the last of Youcef Belaili’s…

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Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria edge Ivory Coast, Tunisia kill Madagascar’s dream

• Madagascar 0-3 Tunisia• Ivory Coast 1-1 Algeria aet (3-4 on pens)Wahbi Khazri inspired Tunisia as they powered their way into the semi-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations by ending Madagascar’s unlikely dreams of glory.Goals from Ferjani Sassi, their…

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Madagascar v Tunisia: Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final – live!

Africa Cup of Nations updates from the 8pm BST kick-offJonathan Wilson: Afcon has had more drama than qualityAnd you can email Paul here or tweet him here 6.54pm BST Before we tuck into the main feast (see below), let’s enjoy the conclusion to the firs…