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Africa wants 10 World Cup places

Africa wants 10 places in a proposed 48-nation World Cup, FIFA president Gianni Infantino was told in Johannesburg Wednesday. The Swiss-Italian was attending a two-day meeting of African national football association presidents behind closed doors. “All associations back an expanded World Cup and Africa hopes for 10 places,” said South African FA president Danny Jordaan, […]


Budapest withdraws bid to host 2024 summer Olympics

Hungary’s government announced on Wednesday it would withdraw Budapest’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics, citing a lack of political and national unity behind the application that it blamed on the opposition. Bidding alongside powerhouses Los Angeles and Paris, Budapest had been considered a long-shot candidate, pinning its hopes on the International Olympic Committee’s […]

Cameroon wins CAN beating Egypt 2-1

A late goal by Vincent Aboubakar results in unexpected victory for Cameroon, winning their fifth African Nations Cup title in a thriller final. Eight Cameroonian players had withdrawn before the tournament. The team came from a goal down after midfielder Mohamed Elneny had put Egypt ahead midway through the first half. Nicolas Nkoulou scored the […]