Africa Cup of Nations http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23712/all en REFILE-Soccer-Yaya Toure out of hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/refile-soccer-yaya-toure-out-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>(Changes date to Jan 7)</p> <p>ABU DHABI, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure has been released from hospital after being admitted with a heavy fever over the weekend, the country's football federation said.</p> <p>Manchester City's Toure, named African Footballer of the Year last month, missed the first two days of training in Abu Dhabi where his country's national team are preparing for the African Nations Cup finals in South Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/refile-soccer-yaya-toure-out-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abu Dhabi Africa Cup of Nations Association football CDATA Contact Details Family Relation Person Career Person Location Quotation Technology Touré Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731431 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Angola http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-angola <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Angola ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 6</p> <p>Best performance: Quarter-finalists in 2008 and 2010</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 84th</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-angola" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Portugal Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731953 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Consistency key as Zambia name squad for Cup defence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-consistency-key-zambia-name-squad-cup-defence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Veteran defender Chintu Kampamba was left out of Zambia's 23-man squad on Wednesday for their African Nations Cup defence.</p> <p>The decision not to include Kampamba, who has been without a club since June, means Zambia have retained 19 of the 23 players who helped them win the continental championship in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon last January.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-consistency-key-zambia-name-squad-cup-defence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Zambia Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731980 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Nigeria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-nigeria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Nigeria ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 16</p> <p>Best performances: Winners in 1980 and 1994; Runners-up in 1984, 1988, 1990 and 2000</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec. 2012: 52</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Nigeria Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732966 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Ethiopia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-ethiopia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Ethiopia ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 9</p> <p>Best performances: Winners in 1962; Runners-up in 1957</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 110</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-ethiopia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Adane Girma Africa Africa Cup of Nations Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:15:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732967 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Zambia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-zambia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Zambia ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 15</p> <p>Best performances: Winners in 2012; Runners-up in 1974 and 1994</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 34</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-zambia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Zambia Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732968 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Ivory Coast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-ivory-coast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 12 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Ivory Coast ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan. 19 to Feb. 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 19</p> <p>Best performances: Winners in 1992; Runners-up in 2006 and 2012</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 14</p> <p>Coach:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-ivory-coast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in France Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 03:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733495 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ethiopia out to prove a point to the world and Wenger http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-ethiopia-out-prove-point-the-world-and-wenger <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Aaron Maasho</p> <p>ADDIS ABABA, Jan 12 (Reuters) - "Minnows", "rank outsiders" or, at best, a hardly flattering "unknown quantity".</p> <p>These are just a few of the comments flying around about Ethiopia's prospects in next week's African Cup of Nations in South Africa in the country's first appearance in more than three decades.</p> <p>Asked about his thoughts on the tournament on Friday, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger told a news conference the Cup was an interesting platform.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-ethiopia-out-prove-point-the-world-and-wenger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in France Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:00:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733551 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Africa awaits new goal king at Nations Cup finals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-africa-awaits-new-goal-king-at-nations-cup-finals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Africa is waiting to anoint a new goal king at the Nations Cup to succeed Didier Drogba, likely to be playing in his last tournament, and Samuel Eto'o who misses out again.</p> <p>The list of potential successors at this month's finals in South Africa is thin but there is always hope that at least one future goal machine could emerge from among the 16 finalists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-africa-awaits-new-goal-king-at-nations-cup-finals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Didier Drogba Entertainment Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733704 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-African Nations Cup finals top goal scorers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-african-nations-cup-finals-top-goal-scorers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 13 (Reuters) - List of leading scorers at African Nations Cup finals tournaments: 1957 (Sudan) - Ad El Diba (Egypt) 5 1959 (Egypt) - Mahmoud Al Gohari (Egypt) 3 1962 (Ethiopia) - Mohamed Al Badawi (Egypt) and Worku Mengistu (Ethiopia) 3 1963 (Ghana) - Ahmed Al Chazli (Egypt) 6 1965 (Tunisia) - Abbrey Osei Kofi (Ghana) and Eustace Mangli (Ivory Coast) 3 1968 (Ethiopia) - Laurent Pokou (Ivory Coast) 6 1970 (Sudan) - Laurent</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/soccer-african-nations-cup-finals-top-goal-scorers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Libellulidae Sport in Africa Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 03:15:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733708 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Nations Cup poses problems for clubs who lose players http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-nations-cup-poses-problems-clubs-who-lose-players <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Managers' complaints across Europe as players jet off for the African Nations Cup every two years have become the norm in soccer in recent years.</p> <p>This time, the problem has been exacerbated by the change in staging the tournament from even to odd years, meaning there have been just 12 months between finals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-nations-cup-poses-problems-clubs-who-lose-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in France Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 03:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733979 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Gervinho double sends strong Ivorian message http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-gervinho-double-sends-strong-ivorian-message <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ABU DHABI, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Gervinho scored twice on Monday as African Nations Cup favourites Ivory Coast sent out a strong warning of their potential with a 4-2 win over Egypt in a warm-up soccer international.</p> <p>There were, however, signs of some defensive fragility for the Ivorians, who were playing just one preparatory game before they head to South Africa for the 16-team tournament which kicks off on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-gervinho-double-sends-strong-ivorian-message" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in France Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734318 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Record TV audience underpins Nations Cup growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-record-tv-audience-underpins-nations-cup-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Africa's premier soccer competition has come a long way. From two matches in 1957, captured on grainy black-and-white newsreel footage, this year's African Nations Cup will feature 32 matches and attract billions of global television viewers.</p> <p>The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said it was confident of exceeding the record 6.6 billion television viewers who watched last year's edition in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-record-tv-audience-underpins-nations-cup-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in France Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 03:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734520 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Zambia happy to let defender go to England ahead of Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-zambia-happy-let-defender-go-england-ahead-cup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Zambia say they are happy with the opportunity for their key defender Stopilla Sunzu to go to Reading this week, even though he is a key component of their squad for the African Nations Cup finals.</p> <p>The centre back travelled to London at the weekend for a trial with the Premier League strugglers with the blessing of his football association, a week before his side begin their defence of the African title at the tournament in South Africa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-zambia-happy-let-defender-go-england-ahead-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in Zambia Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734660 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ivory Coast's Drogba plays down Nations Cup favourites tag http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-ivory-coasts-drogba-plays-down-nations-cup-favourites-ta <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Didier Drogba warned his Ivory Coast team mates about their billing as African Nations Cup favourites when he said top sides do not always live up to expectation.</p> <p>"I must remind you that Netherlands had a side everyone said was the best for years and they never won a trophy," said Drogba, sitting alongside Yaya Toure and coach Sabri Lamouchi during a rousing airport welcome in South Africa on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/soccer-ivory-coasts-drogba-plays-down-nations-cup-favourites-ta" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Cup of Nations Association football Football in France Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 19:22:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735125 at http://www.globalpost.com