27 days ago

Australia summer quiz #3: what can you remember about 2020?

Australia summer quiz #3: what can you remember about 2020?

Cats, Pineapple, Hamilton? Test your memory of the huge and not-so-huge stories of the year with our five daily quizzes In October an Irish court ruled that the US sandwich chain Subway could not describe its buns as what? Bread A snack Lunch Dinner Which of these is not a chief medical or health officer? Brett Sutton Jeannette Young Kerryn Colema[...]
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27 days ago

Way Back When: Birmingham City 2-2 Sunderland (2007) – Sunderland continue unbeaten at the start of a new Premier League era

Photo by David Davies - PA Images/PA Images via Getty ImagesThe turnaround under Roy Keane was rapid – and in the second game of the Premier League season we travelled to St Andrews to face off against Birmingham City, who’d also been promoted the season before. Living near Birmingham, I got to a lot of away games in the West Midl[...]
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59 days ago

Banned African soccer president promises appeal against FIFA

GENEVA (AP) — The president of African soccer who was banned for five years for financial mismanagement by FIFA’s ethics committee said on Wednesday he will appeal the ruling to sport’s highest court. Lawyers for Ahmad Ahmad, the former government minister from Madagascar, announced on his Twitter account he will challenge the ban[...]
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70 days ago

Africa: Race to Run Africa's Football Confederation Has Just Heated Up. What's At Play

[The Conversation Africa] South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe's intention to contest for the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will make for an interesting run up to the March 12 election. Until he announced his intention it appeared that Ahmad Ahmad, the Malagasy who currently leads the organisation, would be a shoo-i[...]
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425 days ago

Infantino begins African tour in troubled Madagascar

FIFA president Infantino arrived in Madagascar where he will meet the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad, part of a lengthy tour of the African continent as he seeks to win favour in the powerful voting bloc.
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452 days ago

What now, Southampton? How 10 battered teams fared after heavy defeats

What now, Southampton? How 10 battered teams fared after heavy defeats

Yugoslavia 9-0 Zaire (1974)Often perceived as the darkest day in African football history, Zaire’s shambolic performance at the 1974 World Cup was personified by this thrashing from Yugoslavia thateven broke the scoreboard.Their tournament hadn’t started particularly disastrously, with a 2-0 loss against Scotland in a hard-fought opener[...]
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