Posts Tagged North Africa

Morocco denies withdrawing as African Cup host

Egypt's Mohamed Salah, left, and Botswana's Thato Ogopotse compete for the ball during their African Cup of Nations group G qualifying soccer match at  Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Where will the problematic African Cup of Nations be held next year?

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Algeria, Cape Verde qualify; Nigeria’s Keshi fired

Algeria and Cape Verde became the first teams to qualify for next year’s African Cup of Nations as they guaranteed top-two finishes in their groups with wins late Wednesday.

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A look at other abandoned international matches

This is a Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010 file photo of Serbia fans as they challenge Italian police prior to the start of a Group C, Euro 2012 qualifying soccer match between Italy and Serbia, at the Luigi Ferraris stadium in Genoa, Italy. The start of the Italy-Serbia European Championship qualifier has been delayed due to Serbia fans throwing flares onto the pitch and lighting fireworks. The match was later abandon due to crowd troubl.  (AP Photo/Carlo Baroncini, File)

The European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania that erupted into violence after a drone flew an Albanian nationalist banner into the stadium was just the latest international match to be abandoned because of fighting.

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