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Ex-Liverpool Defender Rigobert Song Is Unconscious And ‘Fighting For Life’ After Suffering Stroke

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It's being reported that former Liverpool and West Ham defender Rigobert Song is in critical condition in hospital after suffering a stroke.

According to the Guardian, Song is "fighting for his life" after being rushed to hospital in Yoaunde, the Cameroonian capital.

Ex-Cameroonian international Rigobert Song is unconscious and receiving hospital treatment, family member tells BBC https://t.

Random 1990s Footballer Tuesday: #14 Rigobert Song

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Name: Rigobert Song In his 1990s prime for: Liverpool Lowdown: The Cameroonian defender became something of a cult figure at Anfield, but like Djimi Traore after him, this was often due to his reputation as a player prone to gaffes as well as strong challenges, with the added benefit of the occasional crazy hair cut.

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Jay Jay Okocha Pulls Off Insane Trick-Shot With Trace Amounts Of ‘CGI Assistance’ (Video)

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African stars of yesteryear Jay Jay Okocha, Marcel Desailly, Rigobert Song and Kalusha Bwalya have filmed this little viral for the Guinness Football Challenge, which sees Okocha trump his pals with an almighty trickshot which may or may not (or definitely may) have been CGI assisted in some way.

An Enforcer is Born at the University of New Mexico

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Once upon of time there were soccer hardmen such as Roy Keane and Vinnie Jones. Then came the likes of Gennaro Gattuso, Rigobert Song and Marco Materazzi. Now we introduce you to the toughest female soccer player that we've ever seen Elizabeth Lambert of the University of New Mexico. Check out Lethal Liz throw a [.

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Mundial Sudáfrica 2010: Camerún 1 Holanda 2

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24.06.2010 – Calígula – GRUPO E / PARTIDO Nº44 - Con goles de Robin Van Persie (´36) y Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (´82), Holanda venció a Camerún (2-1) (Eto´o ´65 penal), en el Cape Town (Green Point) de Ciudad del Cabo para clasificar a octavos como ganador de grupo con puntaje ideal.

The Death Of African Football

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With the number of football stars that Africa has, it surely knows how to disappoint when the stakes are really high. In fact, disappointment does not entirely capture the feelings being experienced right now. With Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and South Africa virtually out of the World Cup, African fans are angry not only at the poor performances exhibited by our so called powerhouses, but also at the indifferent approach shown by the coaches toward crucial fixtures.

Cameroon

Preview: Cameroon vs. Denmark

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THE BIG PICTURE
Cameroon and Denmark were both losers in the first round of games, neither can afford a second defeat, while both will desperately wan't a first win. Morten Olsen's Denmark simply met a superior opponent when they lost 2-0 to the Netherlands, and may have a slightly fitter Nicklas Bendtner to call on.

‘Do Are Ya? Rigobert Song

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Blonde bombshell As practical jokes go, whoever mocked up the invitation from Sepp Blatter to Rigobert Song claiming that the 2010 World Cup was Abel Xavier-themed fancy dress did pretty well. In fact, the veteran defender is supposed to look like the Indomitable Lion from Cameroon's crest, apparently.

Daily Dose: June 10th, 2010 – Shakira Good, Tutu Better

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Shakira performed the official World Cup song at the Kick-Off concert today, but 78 year old Archbishop Desmond Tutu (below) stole the show. He also has more Nobel Peace Prizes than Shakira. So 2-0.



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Rigobert and Alex Song: Both cousins in Cameroon squad

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Rigobert Song returns to the Cameroon line up 16 years after making his debut in the 1994 World Cup. Paul Le Guen named his 23 man roster and included the veteran journeyman who is now out of contract at Trabzanspor.

Rigobert has always been described as the uncle of Arsenal's Alex Song, who was also selected.

Soundoff: Best Francophone Squad

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Throughout history France has regularly been one of the strongest nations in the world. As a result of that, they built a vast world-wide empire. So, French isn't only spoken in France, but also in many parts of Africa, Asia, and North America. Some of the best French-Speaking players were not born in France.

Cameroon 2010 World Cup Squad

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Cameroon Preliminary Squad

Coach:Â Paul Le Guen

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club GK Souleymanou Hamidou 22 November 1973 (aged 36) 40 Kayserispor GK Idriss Carlos Kameni 18 February 1984 (aged 26) 58 Espanyol GK Guy N'dy Assembé 28 February 1986 (aged 24) 0 Valenciennes GK Amour Patrick Tignyemb 14 June 1985 (aged 24) 1 Bloemfontein Celtic DF Jean Patrick Abouna Ndzana 20 June 1988 (aged 21) 0 Astres Douala DF Benoît Assou-Ekotto 24 March 1984 (aged 26) 4 Tottenham Hotspur DF Sébastien Bassong 9 July 1986 (aged 23) 3 Tottenham Hotspur DF Gaëtan Bong 25 April 1988 (aged 22) 0 Valenciennes DF Aurélien Chedjou 20 June 1985 (aged 24) 8 Lille DF Geremi Njitap 20 December 1978 (aged 31) 109 Ankaragücü DF Stephane Mbia 20 May 1986 (aged 24) 29 Marseille DF Makadji Boukar 29 January 1984 (aged 26) 0 Al-Nahda DF Nicolas N'Koulou 27 March 1990 (aged 20) 6 Monaco DF Rigobert Song 1 July 1976 (aged 33) 133 Trabzonspor DF Marcel Ndjeng 6 May 1982 (aged 28) Augsburg MF Eyong Enoh 23 March 1986 (aged 24) 12 Ajax MF Jean Makoun 29 May 1983 (aged 27) 46 Lyon MF Georges Mandjeck 9 December 1988 (aged 21) 4 Kaiserslautern MF Joel Matip 8 August 1991 (aged 18) 1 Schalke MF Patrick Mevoungou 15 February 1986 (aged 24) Canon Yaoundé MF Landry N'Guémo 28 November 1985 (aged 24) 17 Celtic MF Alexandre Song 9 September 1987 (aged 22) 20 Arsenal FW Vincent Aboubakar 22 January 1992 (aged 18) Cotonsport Garoua FW Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 23 March 1989 (aged 21) 0 Nuremberg FW Achille Emana 5 June 1982 (aged 28) 32 Real Betis FW Samuel Eto'o (c) 10 March 1981 (aged 29) 92 Internazionale FW Mohammadou Idrissou 8 March 1980 (aged 30) 28 Freiburg FW Dorge Kouemaha 28 June 1983 (aged 26) 2 Club Brugge FW Pierre Webó 20 January 1982 (aged 28) 39 Mallorca FW Jacques Zoua 6 September 1991 (aged 18) 0 Basel

Most Capped Player: Rigobert Song 133
Top Goalscoere: Samuel Eto'o 44

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Cameroon: The Germany of Africa?

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I didn't say it unfortunately, those where the words of Patrick MBoma yesterday on RMC'c After Foot show. Patrick Mboma should know, he was one of Cameroon's stars at the end of 1990s and beginning of 2000, participating in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2000 and 2002 as well as getting the gold medal in the 2000 Olympics.

Group D: African Cup of Nations 2010 Preview (Cameroon, Gabon, Tunisia, Zambia)

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The Cup of Nations all-time top scorer - but can Eto'o add more silverware to the collection in Angola?

With the African Cup of Nations 2010 now but a few days away we turn our attentions to the final group preview, Group D:

Group D

Cameroon - Gabon - Tunisia - Zambia

Cameroon

Alongside Cote d'Ivoire Cameroon probably have the most talented squad in Africa, yet until Paul Le Guen took over as coach in July 2009 the Indomitable Lions were in real jeopardy of missing out on World Cup 2010 altogether.

African Nations Cup: Egypt defends title!

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EGYPT 1, CAMEROON 0 If you want a play-by-play recap - visit Greg Lalas' live-blog over at the New York Times blog "GOAL". It was a tight one to the very end, but Mohamed Aboutraika found an opening thanks to a scrum in Cameroon's box to slot one past Kameni and put Cameroon on the backtrack. The [.

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Mondiali 2010: L’analisi del Girone E. I Leoni indomabili e la profezia di Eto’o

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I "Leoni Indomabili" che si preparano a vivere il loro sesto mondiale (quinto consecutivo), si apprestano a scendere in campo desiderosi di recitare un ruolo da protagonisti. Dalle parole del capitano e leader Samuel Eto'o appaiono chiari i bellicosi intenti.

Mondiali 2010, Camerun: I 30 preconvocati di Le Guen. Eto’o capitano dei Leoni

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L'attaccante nerazzurro Samuel Eto'o, fuoriclasse del club milanese, sarà il capitano dei "Leoni indomabili" (nonchè unico italiano nella lista) che si preparano ad affrontare il mondiale sudafricano.
Arriva, in queste ore, l'investitura ufficiale da parte del selezionatore francese del Camerun, Paul Le Guen (artefice del miracolo qualificazione, visto che dall'ultimo posto nel girone ha portato la nazionale africana al primo staccando il biglietto per i Mondiali), insieme alla lista dei 30 giocatori preconvocati per il ritiro in vista della competizione calcistica del giugno prossimo.

World Cup Preview - Cameroon

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Cameroon
World Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1982)
Best result Quarterfinals, 1990
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 16 (First in 1970)
Best result Winners, 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2001)
Best result Runners-up, 2003

Cameroon has qualified for more World Cups than any other African nation.

Camarões convocado para a Copa da África de 2010

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Treinador francês anunciou nesta quarta-feira os jogadores que disputarão a Copa das Nações Africanas O técnico do camarões, o francês Paul Le Guen, anunciou nesta quarta-feira o elenco que irá disputar a Copa das Nações Africanas, em janeiro, em Angola.

O maior artilheiro do torneio, Samuel Etoo, da Internazionale, participará pela sexta vez da competição, enquanto Rigobert Song quebrará a marca recorde ao integrar o time na sua oitava participação, no time que tem sete estreantes.

The Rest

Former Villa Player Heading To Indonesia?

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So far the alternate Liga Primer Indonesia, which is supposed to start on 8 January, has been big on eye catching headlines.
After players like Marcello Salas, Rigobert Song and Robbie Fowler have been linked comes news that a former Aston Villa legend is being lined up. No, not Pongo Waring but Lee Hendrie.

Curiosidades de los 736 convocados para Sudáfrica 2010

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Con los nombres de los 736 futbolistas que competirán en Sudáfrica 2010, FIFA.com realizó un interesante y divertido juego de números, cifras y datos...

202 centímetros es la estatura que permite al delantero serbio Nikola Zigic mirar por encima del hombro a los otros 735 jugadores del torneo sudafricano.

Instantes do Portugal-Camarões

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Raúl Meireles foi o homem do jogo ao marcar dois golos.

Le Guen conforta Samuel Eto'o no momento da expulsão da vedeta camaronesa.

A excentricidade do mais velho dos Song.

A criança mais interessada em brincar do que em posar junto a Cristiano Ronaldo.

As bancadas do Complexo Desportivo da Covilhã estiveram mesmo muito bem preenchidas.