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Champions Cameroon pick ‘rebels’ for friendlies

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Cameroon have chosen two stars who shunned the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations-winning campaign for their first match since defeating Egypt in the final last month.

Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Schalke striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting were recalled for a friendly against Tunisia in Monastir Friday.

Egypt salutes team ‘dignity’ after agonising Cup of Nations loss

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Cairo (AFP) – The Egyptian president and newspapers applauded the “dignity” of the national football team on Monday, calling them champions despite agonisingly losing the Africa Cup of Nations final 2-1 to Cameroon.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny gave Egypt the lead midway through the first half on Sunday and they looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.

Egypt salutes team ‘dignity’ after agonising Cup of Nations loss

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Cairo (AFP) – The Egyptian president and newspapers applauded the “dignity” of the national football team on Monday, calling them champions despite agonisingly losing the Africa Cup of Nations final 2-1 to Cameroon.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny gave Egypt the lead midway through the first half on Sunday and they looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.

Cameroon toast unlikely Africa Cup of Nations triumph

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Libreville (AFP) – Cameroon celebrated the most improbable of victories at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday which coach Hugo Broos hoped would pave the way towards a bright future for his team.

The Indomitable Lions showed remarkable character to come from behind and beat Egypt 2-1 in a brilliant game at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville with Nicolas Nkoulou and Vincent Aboubakar scoring to spark wild celebrations.

Cameroon toast unlikely Africa Cup of Nations triumph

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Libreville (AFP) – Cameroon celebrated the most improbable of victories at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday which coach Hugo Broos hoped would pave the way towards a bright future for his team.

The Indomitable Lions showed remarkable character to come from behind and beat Egypt 2-1 in a brilliant game at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville with Nicolas Nkoulou and Vincent Aboubakar scoring to spark wild celebrations.

Cuper sorry for letting Egyptians down in Cup final

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Libreville (AFP) – Egypt coach Hector Cuper was apologetic towards the supporters of his side after the Pharaohs threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Cameroon in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final.

Egypt had taken a first-half lead in Libreville through Mohamed Elneny but Cameroon levelled the scores in the second half when Nicolas Nkoulou headed in and Vincent Aboubakar then scored a dramatic winner with two minutes to go.

Cuper sorry for letting Egyptians down in Cup final

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Libreville (AFP) – Egypt coach Hector Cuper was apologetic towards the supporters of his side after the Pharaohs threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Cameroon in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final.

Egypt had taken a first-half lead in Libreville through Mohamed Elneny but Cameroon levelled the scores in the second half when Nicolas Nkoulou headed in and Vincent Aboubakar then scored a dramatic winner with two minutes to go.

Cameroon victory ‘a great beginning’ – Broos

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Libreville (AFP) – Cameroon coach Hugo Broos hailed his side’s triumph against the odds at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday and declared his hope that it can herald a bright future for the country.

Broos had to deal with a host of refusals from key players to accept call-ups for the Cup of Nations but a new squad defied expectations to reach the final, where they beat Egypt 2-1 in Libreville.

Cameroon victory ‘a great beginning’ – Broos

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Libreville (AFP) – Cameroon coach Hugo Broos hailed his side’s triumph against the odds at the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday and declared his hope that it can herald a bright future for the country.

Broos had to deal with a host of refusals from key players to accept call-ups for the Cup of Nations but a new squad defied expectations to reach the final, where they beat Egypt 2-1 in Libreville.

Cameroon win Africa Cup of Nations

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Libreville (AFP) – Vincent Aboubakar scored the winner as Cameroon came from behind to beat Egypt 2-1 in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

Aboubakar’s brilliant finish with two minutes left came just as extra time seemed a certainty at the Stade de l’Amitie in Libreville, Gabon.

Cameroon, Egypt go head to head in Africa Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) – Traditional continental giants who had fallen on hard times, Egypt and Cameroon are looking to cap remarkable revivals when they meet in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

The first winners of the trophy 60 years ago, Egypt have been African champions a record seven times but were making their comeback in the competition here after missing the last three editions of the Cup of Nations amid political upheaval in the country.

Cameroon, Egypt go head to head in Africa Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) – Traditional continental giants who had fallen on hard times, Egypt and Cameroon are looking to cap remarkable revivals when they meet in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

The first winners of the trophy 60 years ago, Egypt have been African champions a record seven times but were making their comeback in the competition here after missing the last three editions of the Cup of Nations amid political upheaval in the country.

Rejuvenated Cameroon, Egypt set for Cup final showdown

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Libreville (AFP) Cameroon and Egypt are both aiming to cap remarkable revivals by winning the Africa Cup of Nations when they meet in a final that few thought possible in Libreville on Sunday evening.

These are two of the most successful nations in the 60-year history of the competition, with Egypt unrivalled on seven titles and Cameroon, four-time winners, just behind alongside Ghana.

Rejuvenated Cameroon, Egypt set for Cup final showdown

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Libreville (AFP) Cameroon and Egypt are both aiming to cap remarkable revivals by winning the Africa Cup of Nations when they meet in a final that few thought possible in Libreville on Sunday evening.

These are two of the most successful nations in the 60-year history of the competition, with Egypt unrivalled on seven titles and Cameroon, four-time winners, just behind alongside Ghana.

Five Cameroon v Egypt facts

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Libreville (AFP) Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations final between Cameroon and Egypt at Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville Sunday (1900 GMT):

The countries have played each other seven times at the Cup of Nations with Egypt winning three matches and Cameroon two with two drawn.

Two of the previous meetings have been in finals with Egypt victorious on both occasions 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in 1986 and 1-0 in 2008.

Cameroon stun Ghana to reach Cup of Nations final

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Michael Ngadeu and Christian Bassogog both netted in the second half as Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 in Franceville on Thursday to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.

A finely-poised tie remained goalless until the 72nd minute, when Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah failed to deal with a free-kick into his area and John Boye's weak defensive header merely served as an assist for Ngadeu to control and fire home.

Cameroon stun Ghana to reach Cup of Nations final

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Michael Ngadeu and Christian Bassogog both netted in the second half as Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 in Franceville on Thursday to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.

A finely-poised tie remained goalless until the 72nd minute, when Ghana goalkeeper Razak Brimah failed to deal with a free-kick into his area and John Boye's weak defensive header merely served as an assist for Ngadeu to control and fire home.

Cameroon beat Ghana to reach Cup of Nations final

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 on Thursday to reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Defender Michael Ngadeu scored the opener in Franceville in the 72nd minute and Christian Bassogog secured the win in stoppage time.

Cameroon will face Egypt in the final on Sunday.

Cameroon beat Ghana to reach Cup of Nations final

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Cameroon beat Ghana 2-0 on Thursday to reach the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Defender Michael Ngadeu scored the opener in Franceville in the 72nd minute and Christian Bassogog secured the win in stoppage time.

Cameroon will face Egypt in the final on Sunday.

Cameroon owe it to Ondoa, club outcast but national hero

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Cameroon's presence in the last four of the Africa Cup of Nations against all the odds owes much to the exceptional performances of their 21-year-old goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.

Following snubs from several experienced players, the Indomitable Lions travelled to Gabon with what looked like their weakest ever squad at the competition.

Cameroon owe it to Ondoa, club outcast but national hero

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Cameroon's presence in the last four of the Africa Cup of Nations against all the odds owes much to the exceptional performances of their 21-year-old goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa.

Following snubs from several experienced players, the Indomitable Lions travelled to Gabon with what looked like their weakest ever squad at the competition.

Senegal football coach Aliou Cisse has ‘unfinished business’

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Franceville (Gabon) (AFP) Senegal coach Aliou Cisse still looks back at the 2002 Africa Cup of Nations with a sense of unfinished business, so Saturday's quarter-final against Cameroon offers a chance, partly, to settle an old score.

The Lions of Teranga have never won the continental trophy, but they came mighty close 15 years ago in Mali when they reached the final for the first time.

Hosts Gabon suffer group-stage exit at Cup of Nations

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Libreville (AFP) There was agony for Gabon on Sunday as the Africa Cup of Nations hosts were condemned to a group-stage exit following a goalless draw with Cameroon in Libreville.

Star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was guilty of a glaring early miss while Denis Bouanga broke down in tears at the end after hitting the post at the death as the Panthers played out a third draw in as many games.

Hosts Gabon crash out of Cup of Nations

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Libreville (AFP) Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon crashed out of the competition in the group stage on Sunday after a goalless draw with Cameroon, who advance to the last eight.

Gabon were left to regret an inability to convert their chances at the Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville, including one spectacular early miss from star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Cup of Nations hosts face decisive Cameroon date

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Libreville (AFP) Veteran Gabon goalkeeper Didier Ovono has called for the country to unite behind the team as they face the prospect of having to beat Cameroon on Sunday to stay in the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Panthers have so far only managed two 1-1 draws against Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso, form that has not been good enough to rouse the central African state hit by violence after a contested presidential election last year.

Cup of Nations hosts face decisive Cameroon date

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Libreville (AFP) Veteran Gabon goalkeeper Didier Ovono has called for the country to unite behind the team as they face the prospect of having to beat Cameroon on Sunday to stay in the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Panthers have so far only managed two 1-1 draws against Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso, form that has not been good enough to rouse the central African state hit by violence after a contested presidential election last year.

Matip given FIFA clearance to return for Liverpool

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London (AFP) Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been cleared to return to action with the Premier League club after FIFA resolved the Cameroon international's status on Friday.

Matip recently claimed he had retired from international football and did not want to play for Cameroon despite their attempts to call him up for the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

Matip given FIFA clearance to return for Liverpool

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London (AFP) Liverpool defender Joel Matip has been cleared to return to action with the Premier League club after FIFA resolved the Cameroon international's status on Friday.

Matip recently claimed he had retired from international football and did not want to play for Cameroon despite their attempts to call him up for the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon close on last eight as Aubameyang, Gabon held again

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Libreville (AFP) Cameroon closed in on the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Guinea-Bissau 2-1 on Wednesday while hosts Gabon were left still waiting for a win despite another goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Indomitable Lions came from behind to defeat Guinea-Bissau with Sebastien Siani and Michael Ngadeu netting after Piqueti's contender for goal of the tournament had given the debutants the lead.

Cameroon battle back to beat Guinea-Bissau

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Libreville (AFP) Defender Michael Ngadeu smashed in the winning goal as Cameroon came from behind to beat minnows Guinea-Bissau 2-1 at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday.

Guinea-Bissau had gone in front in the Group A game in Libreville when Piqueti produced a contender for goal of the tournament in the 13th minute.

Liverpool’s Klopp baffled by Cameroon’s claim on Joel Matip

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London (AFP) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Tuesday he could not understand why "retired" Cameroon defender Joel Matip was currently unavailable to the Reds because of the African Nations Cup.Klopp had to pull Matip out of Sunday's Premier League draw with Manchester United because of confusion over the player's international status.

Liverpool’s Klopp baffled by Cameroon’s claim on Joel Matip

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London (AFP) Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Tuesday he could not understand why "retired" Cameroon defender Joel Matip was currently unavailable to the Reds because of the African Nations Cup.Klopp had to pull Matip out of Sunday's Premier League draw with Manchester United because of confusion over the player's international status.

Africa Cup of Nations

Africa Cup of Nations US TV schedule in infographic and printer-friendly formats

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We're into the final 8 of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, DR Congo, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Morocco remaining in the competition.

For soccer fans in the United States, all of the quarterfinals will be shown on US television and/or streaming this weekend (see the full schedule at the bottom of the screen for links).

Africa Cup of Nations US TV schedule in infographic and printer-friendly formats

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We're into the final 8 of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt, Ghana, Senegal, Cameroon, DR Congo, Burkina Faso, Tunisia and Morocco remaining in the competition.

For soccer fans in the United States, all of the quarterfinals will be shown on US television and/or streaming this weekend (see the full schedule at the bottom of the screen for links).

Aubameyang promises better by Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon

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Libreville (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and hosts Gabon vowed to put a poor start to their Africa Cup of Nations behind them and beat Burkina Faso on Wednesday in the second series of Group A matches.

A "Panthers" team captained by the Borussia Dortmund star striker conceded a last-minute goal to only draw 1-1 with minnows Guinea-Bissau in the tournament opener.

Aubameyang promises better by Africa Cup of Nations hosts Gabon

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Libreville (AFP) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and hosts Gabon vowed to put a poor start to their Africa Cup of Nations behind them and beat Burkina Faso on Wednesday in the second series of Group A matches.

A "Panthers" team captained by the Borussia Dortmund star striker conceded a last-minute goal to only draw 1-1 with minnows Guinea-Bissau in the tournament opener.

The Rest

Eric Ayuk called up to Cameroon U20s

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The Cameroonian winger will head to Zambia to play in the Africa U20 Cup of Nations

Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC winger Eric Ayuk got an early birthday present, getting another call up to the Cameroon U20s side. The Cameroon U20s will face off against the Sudan U20s on Thursday, March 2 in the opening round of the 2017 Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Zambia.

Some Soccer News for Feb 6, 2017

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It's Day 37 of 2017.


Huge congrats to Cameroon for winning the Africa Cup of Nations!

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Last seasons surprise of all surprises Leicester City are now just 1 point above the relegation zone in England - losers of 4 in a row.

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Bob Bradley is out there looking for a job.

Ghana Beaten 2-0 In AFCON Semi-Final – Atsu To Return

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Christian Atsu played the whole game for Ghana tonight in the semi-final of the African Cup of Nations but they lost 2-0 to Cameroon. Two goals in the last 20 minutes got the job done for Cameroon with Ngadew putting Cameroon ahead after 72 minutes and then in the third minute of stoppage time the [.

AFCON 2017: Piqueti Scores Solo Wonder-Goal For Guinea-Bissau v Cameroon (Video)

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Africa Cup of Nations first-timers Guinea-Bissau produced one of the goals of the tournament so far against Cameroon, with winger Piquito embarking on an epic pitch-length dribble.

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With the score at 0-0, Sporting Braga attackerPiqueti picked up the ball just outside his own box, before sailing past two opponents and into the Cameroon box, where he fired home a classic opener.