Burkina Faso http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24091/all en Soccer-Doubtful Pitroipa crosses continents just in case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-doubtful-pitroipa-crosses-continents-just-case <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 14 (Reuters) - Injured Burkina Faso winger Jonathan Pitroipa is risking a wasted journey of mind-boggling proportions by leaving their African Nations Cup training camp to try to be fit for Stade Rennes' French League Cup semi-final.</p> <p>The 26-year-old has been given permission by Burkina Faso to make a quick trip from Africa to Europe and back again as Rennes, looking for a first trophy since 1971, are keen to pull out all the stops against Montpellier on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/soccer-doubtful-pitroipa-crosses-continents-just-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734201 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday Jan 26 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-sports-schedule-at-1400-gmt-friday-jan-25 <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>Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Saturday:</p> <p>TENNIS</p> <p>Australian Open (to 27)</p> <p>Champion Azarenka takes on China's Li for women's trophy</p> <p>Defending champion Victoria Azarenka will bid for back-to-back titles at Melbourne Park when she takes on China's late-blooming Li Na in the final of the Australian Open. (TENNIS-OPEN/ (PIX), play starts at 0830 GMT/3:30 AM ET, by Nick Mulvenney, Ian Ransom, Greg Stutchbury and Simon Cambers, 700 words, plus sidebars)</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/reuters-sports-schedule-at-1400-gmt-friday-jan-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Business Economic Community of West African States Olympique de Marseille Republics Stade Rennais F.C. Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:15:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739382 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-10-man Burkina Faso end long wait for Nations Cup win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-soccer-10-man-burkina-faso-end-long-wait-nations-cup-w <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>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso, reduced to 10 men for the last 30 minutes, ended a run of 17 matches and 15 years without an African Nations Cup finals win by beating Ethiopia 4-0 to go top of Group C on Friday.</p> <p>Two thumping left-foot shots from Alain Traore were followed by late goals for Djakaridja Kone and Jonathan Pitroipa as Burkina Faso recorded their first win at the tournament since 1998.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-soccer-10-man-burkina-faso-end-long-wait-nations-cup-w" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Jonathan Pitroipa Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739634 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Holders Zambia must win to stay in Nations Cup race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-holders-zambia-must-win-stay-nations-cup-race <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>DURBAN, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Champions Zambia must win their last group game against Burkina Faso in Nelspruit on Tuesday to stand any chance of reaching the African Nations Cup quarter-finals.</p> <p>Two below-par performances in their opening matches have left Zambia with two points and in a tight corner, where they need victory to leapfrog Group C leaders Burkina Faso who have four points.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/soccer-holders-zambia-must-win-stay-nations-cup-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States French West Africa Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 02:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740839 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Holders Zambia dumped out of Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-holders-zambia-dumped-out-nations-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>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters - Defending champions Zambia tumbled out of the African Nations Cup on Tuesday after failing to beat Burkina Faso, who finish surprise winners of Group C after a goalless draw in Nelspruit.</p> <p>Zambia threw all they could forward in an increasing effort to breach the Burkinabe defence but could not get the goal they needed to continue their title defence.</p> <p>They are the first holders to be eliminated at the first stage since Algeria in 1992.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/soccer-holders-zambia-dumped-out-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Republics Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:31:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741189 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-UPDATE 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso eliminate champions Zambia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-soccer-burkina-faso-eliminate-champions-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>(Fixes headline)</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso struck a double blow at the African Nations Cup on Tuesday by securing a surprise top place in Group C and eliminating holders Zambia from the competition after a goalless draw in Nelspruit.</p> <p>A solid, defensive performance held at bay all that an increasingly desperate Zambia could throw at them and, combined with Nigeria's win over Ethiopia in Rustenburg, means Zambia will play no further part in the tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-soccer-burkina-faso-eliminate-champions-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Republics Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:00:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741200 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Burkina Faso, Nigeria go through, Zambia out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/wrapup-1-soccer-burkina-faso-nigeria-go-through-zambia-out <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>* Burkina Faso surprise winners</p> <p>* Nigeria to play Ivory Coast</p> <p>* Holders Zambia crash out</p> <p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso sprung a major surprise at the African Nations Cup when they drew 0-0 with holders Zambia on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals along with Nigeria who beat Ethiopia 2-0.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/wrapup-1-soccer-burkina-faso-nigeria-go-through-zambia-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States French West Africa Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:45:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5741258 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203-14 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Football: Burkina Faso beat Togo 1-0 to reach Africa Cup semi-finals</p> <p>dl/dj</p> Burkina Faso AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 21:31:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744812 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Soccer-Spoilers threaten dream Ghana-Nigeria final clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/preview-soccer-spoilers-threaten-dream-ghana-nigeria-final-clas <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>NELSPRUIT, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Ghana and Nigeria hope they are headed for a heavyweight clash in the African Nations Cup final but Mali and Burkina Faso could well emerge as the spoilers in Wednesday's semi-finals.</p> <p>For the first time in Nations Cup history, all four semi-finalists are from the west African region and while Ghana and Nigeria have the pedigree, Mali appeared to have the most depth while Burkina Faso proved the surprise package.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/preview-soccer-spoilers-threaten-dream-ghana-nigeria-final-clas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States French West Africa Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5746117 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday Feb 6 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0001-gmt-wednesday-feb-6 <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>Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday:</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>SOCCER</p> <p>Singapore join probe into match-fixing scam</p> <p>LONDON - Singapore, which European investigators say is the source for hundreds of matches being fixed in a global betting scam, promised on Tuesday to aid the probe but some in the game said many of the revelations were nothing new. (SOCCER-MATCHFIXING/, (WRAPUP 1), moved, by Justin Palmer, 600 words)</p> <p>We have also moved several sidebars</p> <p>- -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130205/reuters-sports-schedule-at-0001-gmt-wednesday-feb-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States French West Africa Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 00:30:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5747034 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - result http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ghana-1-burkina-faso-1-african-nations-cup-fulltime-scor <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>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso beat Ghana 3-2 on penalties - African Nations Cup semi-final result (Ghana 1 Burkina Faso 1 after extra time).</p> <p>At Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit</p> <p>Scorers:</p> <p>Ghana: Solomon Wakaso 13pen</p> <p>Burkina Faso: Aristides Bance 60</p> <p>Red card: Jonathan Pitroipa (Burkina Faso) 117</p> <p>Halftime: 1-0; Fulltime: 1-1</p> <p>Penalties:</p> <p>Isaac Vorsah Ghana missed 0-0</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ghana-1-burkina-faso-1-african-nations-cup-fulltime-scor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Florent Rouamba French West Africa Jonathan Pitroipa Labor Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:45:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748100 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Burkina Faso, Ghana go to extra time http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-burkina-faso-ghana-go-extra-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final between Burkina Faso and Ghana went to extra time Wednesday after it ended 1-1 at the end of normal time at the Mbombela Stadium.</p> <p>Mubarak Wakaso converted a 13th-minute penalty for four-time champions Ghana and Aristide Bance levelled on the hour mark for a Burkinabe team seeking a first final appearance.</p> <p>dl/pi</p> Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Football in Spain AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:46:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748109 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206-46 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Football: Burkina Faso beat Ghana to reach Africa Cup final</p> <p>dl/pi</p> Burkina Faso AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:32:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748159 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Burkina Faso reach final with shootout win over Ghana http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-burkina-faso-reach-final-shootout-win-over-ghana <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>NELSPRUIT, South Africa, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso reached the African Nations Cup final for the first time with a dramatic 3-2 penalty shoutout win over Ghana on Wednesday after their semi-final ended 1-1 following extra time.</p> <p>They clinched the victory after Emmanuel Agyemang Badu missed Ghana's third penalty after a weak shimmy and shot.</p> <p>The Burkinabe will be without the influential Jonathan Pitroipa in Sunday's final against Nigeria after he was sent off three minutes from the end of extra time for a second yellow card.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-burkina-faso-reach-final-shootout-win-over-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Burkina Faso Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:45:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5748165 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Africa Cup semi-final - B.Faso 1 Ghana 1 (3-2 pen) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/football-africa-cup-semi-final-bfaso-1-ghana-1-3-2-pen <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Result of a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at Mbombela Stadium Wednesday:</p> <p>Ghana 1 (Wakaso 13-pen) Burkina Faso 1 (Bance 60)</p> <p>after extra time. Score after 90 minutes: 1-1</p> <p>Burkina Faso win 3-2 on penalties</p> <p>afp</p> Burkina Faso Economic Community of West African States French West Africa AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:46:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748180 at http://www.globalpost.com