AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Friday, January 27th, 2012

Where do footballers playing in the top five European leagues come from?

The CIES Football Observatory in Switzerland (they study football) recently put out an interactive map trying to show where footballers playing in the top five European leagues come from. Unsurprisingly, West Africa’s big five - Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria and Cameroon - dominate the African numbers, each contributing around 20 players.

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Tunisian Coke

The Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) kicked off on Saturday, and things are already getting pretty interesting. Tunisia have beaten Morocco 2-1 last night. With Morocco being one of the favorites in the tournament, the win was...

Monday, January 16th, 2012

The French advantage

Academic and soccer fan Andrew Guest previews the 2012 African Cup of Nations for Football is Coming Home. He points to the French influence on teams that qualfied for the finals that start later this week. The...

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

‘Soccer movies about poor, brown people’

Monday, October 31st, 2011

“I don’t go for third terms”

Friday, April 8th, 2011

“Your dad washes elephants, your mother’s a whore”

Tottenham Hotspur fans, reacting in disbelieve to how their team gets annihilated by Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid in the first leg of the teams’ UEFA Champions League semi-final match, pull the race card: Tottenham are unlikely to...

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