Senegal and Nigeria started with wins on the first day of the final stage of qualifying for the 2021 African Cup of Nations on Wednesday.
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:
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GENEVA (AP) — Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were among the 10 candidates for the FIFA best player award announced Wednesday. United States forward Megan Rapinoe is the...
CAIRO (AP) — Algeria won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in nearly three decades on Friday, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker...
CAIRO (AP) — Djamel Belmadi sank to his knees, eyes closed and arms aloft after Riyad Mahrez's goal with seconds remaining put Algeria in the African Cup of Nations final for the first time in 29...
CAIRO (AP) — Madagascar's fairy tale came to an end at the African Cup of Nations as the underdog was beaten 3-0 by Tunisia in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
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BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar is out of Copa America after suffering a right ankle injury in a win over Qatar on Wednesday night.
Brazil's soccer confederation said in a statement early...
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City came out on top in one of English soccer's most thrilling and high-quality title races, retaining the Premier League trophy for the first time after...
LONDON (AP) — Premier League title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City dominate the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award, with defender...
Liverpool didn't slip up this time.
A 2-0 win over Chelsea — sealed by a stunning long-range goal by Mohamed Salah — preserved Liverpool's two-point lead in the Premier League over...
LONDON (AP) — With points dropped for the second consecutive game and a title challenge getting jittery, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp is keen to transmit serenity.
After all, Liverpool is still top of the English Premier League by three points despite being held 1-1 by West Ham on Monday after also drawing with Leicester in the previous game.
CAIRO (AP) — This year's African Cup of Nations in Egypt has been pushed back by six days to cater for Ramadan and allow Muslim players time to rest and recover after a month of fasting.
The Confederation of African Football said Monday the tournament will now kick off on June 21 instead of June 15. The final was put back six days to July 19. The move came after a request from a group of North African nations and CAF approved the delay at a special executive committee meeting on Saturday.
Egypt will replace Cameroon as the host of this year's African Cup of Nations soccer tournament, giving newly-crowned continental player of the year Mohamed Salah a chance to shine on his home stage.
The Liverpool forward won the African player of the year award for a second successive year, making Tuesday a double victory for Egypt.
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — One person died and at least 37 were injured in a crush Sunday before an African Cup of Nations soccer qualifier in Madagascar involving Sadio Mane's Senegal team.
The stampede happened before kickoff at the Mahamasina Municipal Stadium.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jose Mourinho said he wouldn't have wanted to pay money to watch this match — but the Manchester United manager had to admit there were a couple sparkling goals.
MOSCOW (AP) — Senegal forward Sadio Mane and Poland captain Robert Lewandowski starred for their clubs. Now they'll have a chance to come through for their countries when they meet in the World Cup on Tuesday night.
Some players win titles for both, such as Cristiano Ronaldo. Others struggle to lead their national teams to the top, such as Lionel Messi.
In Senegal, the 2002 World Cup team remains a source of national pride.
This year's squad is eager to create some new memories.
The run to the quarterfinals in Senegal's World Cup debut in Japan and South Korea 16 years ago captivated the tournament as the charismatic and carefree West African team beat defending champion France and charged through to the last eight.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — One fan thumped his chest with his fist. Another raised a Senegalese flag high in the air. Around them, hundreds of others shouted, jumped and darted about in wild celebration. Sadio Mane had scored.
It didn't matter that Mane's goal was for Liverpool, not Senegal. Nor that his club would lose to Real Madrid in the Champions League final.
Senegal seized the second chance it was given by FIFA to qualify for the World Cup on Friday, beating South Africa 2-0 in a replay of a game it lost first time round last year.
FIFA ordered the qualifier to be played again because of match-fixing by the referee in the initial match in November 2016. At the center of FIFA's decision was a penalty given against Senegal for a non-existent handball that helped South Africa win 2-1 12 months ago.