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African Cup of Nations 2021

Discussion in 'International Football' started by Cotterill:49, Dec 29, 2021.

  1. SamB_SCFC

    SamB_SCFC FF Old Skool

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    Tony Pulis is the tournament director?
     
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    Show some ****ing respect.
     
  3. Red_In_Florida

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    Explains a lot if true, but shouldn't he have requested for the fourth official to step in and take over? Also, what was the conversation he had with the fourth official after blowing the final whistle the first time at 85? it should've been obvious then you would think.
     
  4. NotsoPosh

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    You'd have made a mint most days backing under 1.5 goals in accas !

    2nd & 3rd round group matches hopefully will be more entertaining that's if Covid doesn't start decimating squads .
     
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    Tbh chief, that make the scores more exciting :eeek
     
  6. NotsoPosh

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    A dismal turnout to watch the host nation who are pretty much through with a draw v Ethiopia who it's feast or famine for .

    Not sure if it's 60 or 80% capacity allowed in the ground or maybe even the Africans are vexxed at the tournament's poor start .
     
  7. Super_horns

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    I think there are limited numbers but even so - it's about 5% full!
     
  8. NotsoPosh

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    1-1 after 8 mins , gonna be a classic :D
     
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    First match in round 2 was a decent watch , not sure how there was only 5 goals but hope this is now when the tournament comes to life .

    If you had a few quid on Cameroon's Aboubakar as top goalscorer with 4 already you could be on to a winner .
     
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    After this afternoon's 5 goal extravaganza we've reverted to type in the Cape Verde v Burkina Faso match , it's 1-0 BF after 85 mins & bit crap .

    Interesting that having a population of 500,000 the likes of Patrick Vierra , Nani ( ex Man .U ) could have qualified for Cape Verde .
     
  11. NotsoPosh

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    4 games today 2 n half of which I'll watch first up Senegal v Guinea , I'll pick the Malawi v Zimbabwe game as both teams need to win & half of Gabon v Ghana before the Seagulls v The Eagles takes place in Sussex later .
     
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    Senegal v Guinea " The Liverpool Captains Derby " Sane v Keita .
     
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    Another 0-0!

    Senegal struggling for goals - maybe why they are so keen to have Sarr fit ?
     
  14. NotsoPosh

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    I fell asleep in the 2nd half , Senegal have been poor in both games , Guinea were more up for it in the 1st half though 1st half of Zimbabwe v Malawi has been ok & we've been treated to 2 goals :eeek a 15 yard header & a nice finish at the back post , more in the 2nd half please :hopefully
     
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    Malawi v Zimbabwe was an ok watch with Malawi winning 2-1 to record only their 2nd ever AFCON win , I even managed to flick over & see Morocco miss a penalty .

    Was surprised to see Bournemouth's Zemura only get on with 30 mins left & QPR's Chair isn't getting a look in .

    Jeez , Andre Ayew has just scored a screamer for Ghana who've been 2nd best to Gabon so far , Ayew's 10th AFCON goal across 6 tournaments, even Ronaldo's impressed , apparently :D
     
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    I think it's 60% for all games and 80% for the Cameroon games. Not surprised at the low turnout. Would still like to attend one of these tournaments someday (Copa America takes precedence obviously).
     
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    Yesterday's games weren't that badly attended tbf though Cameroon's 2nd match there was a poor turnout , Mali seemed to be well supported , none of the North African teams have been but we're living in exceptionally uncertain times probably even more so in Africa where people's disposable incomes aren't as much as European countries are .
     
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    Egypt are 1:0 up to Guinea-Bissau (nice pass by El Soleya and good finish by Mo Salah). Earlier, Nigeria were too much for Sudan, winning 3:1 and guaranteeing them the 8ths finals. Even so, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau are not as bad as I thought.


    EDIT: Just after my post, Baldé equalises for Guinea-Bissau with a screamer!
    EDIT: Equaliser disallowed as VAR identify a foul. Egypt remain 1:0 up at 85 minutes played.
     
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    Blimey !

    A goal feast.

    4-0 win for Tunisia.

    And Sierra Leone once again upsetting the big boys with a last minute equaliser v Ivory Coast .
     
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    Watching Ivory Coast v Sierra Leone which is akin to watching a Premier League team away to a League 2 team in the FA Cup on a dodgy pitch , 2-2 in injury time after a massive cock up from Ivory Coast's GK when really it should be 5 or 6 , great underdog stuff :thumb & superb celebrations .
     
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