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Cameroon stripped of right to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Preparation delays and security situation behind decisionMorocco touted as replacement host for June tournamentCameroon has been stripped of the right to host next year’s Africa Cup of Nations after serious delays with its preparations and in the midst…

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Cameroon stripped of right to host 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Preparation delays and security situation behind decisionMorocco touted as replacement host for June tournamentCameroon has been stripped of the right to host next year’s Africa Cup of Nations after serious delays with its preparations and in the midst…

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Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert aiming for acceptance in Cameroon | Paul Doyle

The appointment of the Dutch duo to manage the national team has been met with scepticism but a succesful trip to Comoros would help ease some of the pressureLocated at the tip of Grande Comore island in the Indian Ocean and surrounded by elegant palm …

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Clarence Seedorf named Cameroon manager with Kluivert as assistant

Aim is to retain Africa Cup of Nations titleCameroon to host competition in March 2019Clarence Seedorf has been appointed head coach of the Cameroon national team. Patrick Kluivert will be his assistant.The Cameroonian football federation hopes that th…

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Massing’s ‘truck’ foul of Caniggia set tone for Italia 90’s shock and awe

In an extract from his book World In Motion, Simon Hart talks to Benjamin Massing, whose flying full-frontal felling of Argentina’s Claudio Caniggia was merely the first of many shocks at Italia 90The 1990 World Cup began with a bang and no one felt it…

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Cameroon athletes missing from Commonwealth Games

Disappearances of five boxers and weightlifters from conflict-riven country raises suspicions they have fled with no intention of returning home Five Cameroonian athletes have been reported missing from the Commonwealth Games athletes village, with sus…

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Cameroon athletes missing from Commonwealth Games

Disappearances of five boxers and weightlifters from conflict-riven country raises suspicions they have fled with no intention of returning home Five Cameroonian athletes have been reported missing from the Commonwealth Games athletes village, with sus…

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World Cup stunning moments: Cameroon stun Argentina in 1990

François Omam-Biyik’s goal and an unheralded team of journeymen defeated Diego Maradona’s world championsOf the great World Cup upsets – the USA’s victory over England in 1950, North Korea’s over Italy in 1966 and Algeria’s over West Germany in 1982 pr…

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Nigeria and Cameroon have big gloves to fill for crucial World Cup double-header | Paul Doyle

The goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa faces the biggest match of his Nigeria career in Friday’s qualifier against Cameroon, who have nine players unavailable in protest at their own FA

Diego Costa would have fainted on the spot. This summer Marcelo Bielsa took charge of Lille and quickly compiled a list of 11 players whom he did not plan to use – and then he relayed the news by text message. Between them the XI had 274 caps, with Nigeria’s Vincent Enyeama holding 101 of those. He seemed unlikely to add to that tally but now, as the Super Eagles face a critical pair of World Cup qualifiers against Cameroon, the African champions, many of his compatriots wish they could call on a goalkeeper of Enyeama’s pedigree.

Technically Nigeria could still have called on Enyeama. The goalkeeper has suggested he is open to returning to international duty, from which he withdrew two years ago following a dispute with the then manager Sunday Oliseh. But as he is out of favour at his club and not match fit, Gernot Rohr reckoned the 35-year-old was not the man to help them out of their predicament.

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Confederations Cup: Germany reach semi-final after video replay confusion

The world champions, Germany, reached the Confederations Cup semi-final on Sunday with a 3-1 victory over a Cameroon side reduced to 10 men after further confusion with experimental video replays.

Germany were leading through Kerem Demirbay’s strike when a case of mistaken identity halfway through the second half – that replays were meant to eradicate – left Cameroon bemused and irritated.

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Socceroos and Cameroon draw to leave both close to Confederations Cup exit

• Cameroon 1-1 Australia (Anguissa 45; Milligan 60pen)

It was a result that suited neither side, an enthralling end-to-end encounter that failed to separate the teams. After drawing 1-1 with the African champions Cameroon at the cavernous Saint Petersburg Stadium on Thursday, Australia are on the brink of a group-stage exit at the 2017 Confederations Cup.

With both teams losing their opening games – Australia soundly beaten by Germany and Cameroon downed by Chile – anything less than three points in a first ever meeting between the two sides looked likely to leave each requiring a helping hand in the final round of group matches.

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Cameroon v Australia: Confederations Cup – live!

  • Live updates from the Socceroos’ second Group B game in Saint Petersburg
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4.20pm BST

18 mins: Another free kick for Cameroon from the same distance, but this time on the right. Bassogog shuns the blast for a dink – it evades everyone and bounces harmlessly away for a goal kick.

4.17pm BST

16 mins: #tacticswatch – Postecoglou has ditched Mooy in an advanced role, it would appear. He’s back in the quarterback/deep lying midfielder role today.

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Confederations Cup: fans from all eight countries share their predictions

Fans from Australia, Cameroon, Chile, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal and Russia preview the tournament Continue reading…

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Confederations Cup 2017: how will your team fare in Russia?

As Russia prepares to host the prequel to the 2018 World Cup, we would like to hear from fans of the teams taking part

The World Cup is still a year away, but all eyes will turn to Russia on Saturday as they host the first match of the Confederations Cup. The hosts are joined by world champions Germany and the six winners of the confederation championships – Australia, Cameroon, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand and Portugal. If your country is taking part, we would like to hear your hopes and expectations for the tournament. Are you planning to go to any matches? How do you feel about Russia hosting the event? Fill out the form below and we’ll hopefully feature some of your responses in a tournament round-up.

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Russians parade in blackface ahead of Cameroon-Germany match

Other marchers at Carnaval Sochi Fest parade were seen carrying bananas as city prepares to host Confederations Cup, once more raising racism concernsPeople in blackface and carrying bananas marched in an official parade in Sochi less than a month befo…

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Christian Bassogog: ‘Chinese Super League has the power. More will come’

The 21-year-old named best player at the Africa Cup of Nations on his journey from playing for Wilmington Hammerheads in the US third division to being given an astonishing contract in China

Two years ago Christian Bassogog was earning £25 a week with Rainbow FC in the Cameroonian second division. Today he is an Africa Cup of Nations champion with Cameroon and, having been named as the best player at the recent tournament in Gabon, his weekly wage has rocketed to £60,000 after tax.

“In my wildest dreams I could never have imagined what I have been able to achieve,” the 21-year-old winger says. “It’s hard for me to find the words to explain it. Even sometimes when I am going to sleep or when I am waking up, I ask myself: ‘What did I do to be where I am today?’ I am grateful for it but one of the things I know is that I still don’t believe it.”

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Afcon 2017: our writers select their highs and lows from the tournament

From the standout match, player and goal through to personal highlights, disappointments and more, here is the verdict on the contest in GabonEgypt 1-2 Cameroon The best was saved until last. This was a watchable tournament throughout but, with almost …

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Afcon 2017: Cameroon’s Aboubakar wins final with late goal against Egypt

Egypt-1-2 Cameroon

The worst Cameroon team in living memory. Or at least that’s what they were three and a half weeks ago, but the span of a tournament can be an awfully long time in football. Eight players had withdrawn from the squad while the determination of their coach, Hugo Broos, to impose discipline had led to other established names being dropped. But his inexperienced squad showed remarkable tenacity to come from behind and beat Egypt to win Cameroon their fifth Cup of Nations title and their first for 15 years.

It was the bigger names who returned to win it, both goals scored by substitutes. Mohamed Elneny had put Egypt ahead in the first half but Nicolas Nkoulou levelled before a winner with two minutes to go from Vincent Aboubakar – a brilliant flick and volley, a winner for the ages.

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Cameroon v Egypt: Afcon 2017 final – live!

6.12pm GMT

Cameroon (4-3-3) Ondoa; Fai, Teikeu, Ngadeu, Oyongo; Siani, Djoum, Bassogog; Zoua, També, Moukandjo.

Egypt (4-2-3-1) El Hadary; Elmohamady, Hegazy, Gabr, Fathi; Hamed, Elneny; Warda, El Said, Trezeguet; M Salah.

6.08pm GMT

You never get a second chance to make a last impression. The final of a major tournament has a big impact on how history judges that tournament. That’s been a particular problem for the Africa Cup of Nations, whose recent finals have been so tedious as to make the World Cup equivalents feel like orgies of entertainment. The last eight Afcon finals have produced seven goals, four 0-0 draws and 471,941,865 unplanned naps from those watching on the sofa.

This tournament really needs a good final, because it has not been the best. At least not in terms of basic entertainment. It has produced some cracking stories, however – none better than Cameroon, whose inexperienced team have marched unexpectedly to the final.

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Cameroon beat Ghana to earn place in Africa Cup of Nations final

• Cameroon 2-0 Ghana
• Michael Ngadeu-Nadjui and Christian Bassogog scored for Cameroon

Cameroon will face Egypt in the African Nations Cup final after a 2-0 win over Ghana.

Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui cashed in on a defensive mix-up in the 72nd minute, before Christian Bassogog scored a second on the break in stoppage-time at the Stade de Franceville.

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