Zambia slide out of CAN

Zambia slide out of CAN

Zambia became the first Nations Cup holders to be knocked out in the first round for 21 years, after a nerve-wracking 0-0 draw with Group C table-toppers Burkina Faso.

Nigeria squeeze past Ethiopia

Nigeria squeeze past Ethiopia

Two late penalties from Victor Moses saved Nigeria from an embarrassing CAN exit as they booked their place in the quarter-finals with victory over Ethiopia.

Ethiopia come out of wilderness

Ethiopia come out of wilderness

Whappens to Ethiopia in the final Group C game against Nigeria, they’ve more than exceeded expectations on their return to the Cup of Nations big time.

Traore makes the difference

Traore makes the difference

As the 2013 Nations Cup heads towards the final round of group games two stand-out performances have come from Burkina Faso and Alain Traore.

Traore inspires Burkina win

Traore inspires Burkina win

Alain Traore scored twice as Burkina Faso overcame the dismissal of goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama to see off Ethiopia in Group C.

Mweene is Zambia's hero

Mweene is Zambia's hero

Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene spared holders Zambia's blushes as his late penalty enabled them to draw their Group C clash with Nigeria.

Nigeria pipped in Stallion time

Nigeria pipped in Stallion time
Alain Traore scored with almost the last kick of the match as Burkina Faso snatched a point against Nigeria.

10 man Ethiopia grab Zambian draw

10 man Ethiopia grab Zambian draw

Zambia opened the defence of their African Nations Cup title with a disappointing 1-1 draw in an eventful Group C clash with Ethiopia.

Ivory Coast squad

Ivory Coast squad

Algeria squad

 Algeria squad

 

Tunisia squad

Free scoring Algeria on the rise

Free scoring Algeria on the rise

Algeria began 2012 in 32nd place in the Fifa world rankings. They dropped as low as 38th in April, but finished the year on an upward trend by rising from 34th in August to a high of 19th in November. It's their highest ranking in at least 20 years.

Tunisia outsiders in death group

Tunisia outsiders in death group

If Tunisia’s recent Africa Cup of Nations record is anything to go by, they're a team to be reckoned with. They won the title in 2004 on home soil and then reached the quarterfinals in three of the next four Afcon finals.

Last hurrah for these elephants

Last hurrah for these elephants

If the outcome of the Africa Cup of Nations was decided on paper, based on star power, there is no question that Côte d'Ivoire would be the African champions of 2013. Games, however, have to be played

Crossroads for Drogba and co

Crossroads for Drogba and co

2012. Two teams, two penalties, one talisman, very different results.

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