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Mahrez brace helps Algeria qualify for Cup of Nations

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez scored twice as Algeria trounced Togo 4-1 in Lome on Sunday to qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals in Cameroon. Mauritania, for the first time, Guinea and the Ivory Coast later raised to 13 the number …

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Reus’s extra-time penalty gives Dortmund German Cup win

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Marco Reus’s 120th-minute penalty broke Union Berlin hearts and sent Borussia Dortmund stumbling into the third round of the German Cup with an epic 3-2 win on Wednesday. Sebastian Polter had twice brought Union back from behind, but the second division side’s spirited resistance was …

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Kenya hope to grab final Rugby World Cup spot

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya are hoping to clinch the final place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in next month’s play-off tournament, coach Ian Snook said on Monday A Kenyan victory at the round-robin contest would mark the first time for the 15s team at the World Cup. …

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Police use tear gas, stun grenades after Kaizer Chiefs lose

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Police fired tear gas and stun grenades in Durban Saturday to disperse angry Kaizer Chiefs fans after the club suffered a shock South African FA Cup semi-final defeat. Chiefs’ players had to sprint to the changeroom when furious supporters invaded the pitch following a …

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Man Utd weather Spurs storm to reach 20th FA Cup final

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United weathered an early Tottenham storm to come from behind to win 2-1 and reach a 20th FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera cancelled out Dele Alli’s opener and ensured that Tottenham’s decade-long wait for …

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Drama as African rookies win CAF Confederation Cup ties

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | African club football newcomers Deportivo Niefang of Equatorial Guinea, Energie of Benin and La Mancha of Congo Brazzaville reached the CAF Confederation Cup last-32 stage on Tuesday. The progress of Energie was the most dramatic as they scored deep in stoppage time to hold …

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Spurs face uncertain Cup fate after Rochdale revival

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Tottenham Hotspur were left in FA Cup limbo after being held to a 2-2 draw by lowly Rochdale in a fifth-round tie on Sunday. It seemed Harry Kane’s penalty two minutes from time, which made it 2-1 to the visitors, had seen Spurs straight …

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