Champions of Africa Ivory Coast parade through Abidjan,

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ABIDJAN: Tens of thousands of jubilant fans crammed the streets of Abidjan on Monday for the Ivory Coast’s victory parade after the hosts’ remarkable Africa Cup of Nations triumph the night before. Just as in 2015 for their last AFCON triumph, the Elephants roamed the streets of the country’s economic capital. Sebastien Haller, who scored … Read more

Party begins as Ivory Coast rally to beat Nigeria 2-1 and win Africa Cup of Nations

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Arab Women’s Sports Tournament looks to welcome more Saudi involvement, says event director RIYADH: The Arab Women’s Sports Tournament in Sharjah, which ends on Feb. 12, saw four Saudi clubs — Capital, Al-Ittihad, Al-Khaleej, and Al-Thuqbah — take part in the seventh edition of the event. The largest female-only sporting event in the Arab world … Read more

Ivory Coast run to AFCON final ‘like a dream’ for coach Fae

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Al-Hilal defeated Al-Nassr 2-0 in the Riyadh Season Cup on Thursday, just days before the Roshn Saudi League resumes after the break for the Asian Cup. It was the first chance to see many of Saudi Arabia’s best players in action again after the recent continental campaign. That had ended earlier than had been hoped … Read more

Sebastien Haller fires Ivory Coast into Africa Cup final against Nigeria. Hosts beat Congo 1-0

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Jordan produced the shock of this AFC Asian Cup by defeating South Korea 2-0 to move into Saturday’s final against the winner of the other semifinal between hosts Qatar and Iran. Here are five things we learned from the epic match. Jordan have announced their presence to the world. There was real emotion at the … Read more

Hosts Ivory Coast determined to continue ‘miraculous’ run until AFCON final

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QATAR: When Jordan lost 6-1 to Japan just days before the Asian Cup kicked off, few would have expected Al-Nashama would still be fighting in the tournament and the Samurai Blue would be sent home. That is a tribute to the job done by coach Hussein Ammouta and his group of players, leaving Jordan and … Read more

Ivory Coast in last-gasp AFCON triumph; South Africa also reach semifinals

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BOUAKE, IVORY COAST: Oumar Diakite was the hero as hosts Ivory Coast staged another remarkable salvage operation on Saturday to reach the Africa cup of Nations semifinals, and South Africa later joined them. A brilliant back-heel by the substitute in added time at the end of extra time in Bouake gave the Elephants a 2-1 … Read more

Ivory Coast stun AFCON holders Senegal, Cape Verde into quarterfinals

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Heartbroken Lebanese fans once again looking on as AFC Asian Cup knockout stage kicks off As eight Arab nations continue into the AFC Asian Cup’s round of 16, two have been left wondering what could have been. Oman’s exit was a surprise. The other was a heartbreakingly familiar occurrence. Lebanon’s experience at the 2023 AFC … Read more

North Korea fired multiple cruise missiles off east coast

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SANAA, Yemen: US forces struck an anti-ship missile in Houthi-held Yemen that they said was ready to fire Saturday, hours after the Iran-backed rebels caused a fire on a British tanker in the Gulf of Aden with a similar munition.US and British forces have launched joint strikes aimed at reducing the Houthis’ ability to target … Read more

AFCON hosts Ivory Coast fail in bid to appoint Renard as coach

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LONDON: Mohamed Salah underlined his “love” for Egypt as the Liverpool star hit back at critics of his decision to return to England for treatment on a hamstring injury.Salah is expected to be sidelined for around four weeks as a result of the injury he suffered while playing for Egypt in their draw against Ghana … Read more