Africa

Morocco Player Doesn’t Realize She Sent Her Country To Its First Major Final After Miscounting Penalties

A Rosella Ayane penalty kick will live long in the history of Morocco women’s soccer as it was the shot that sent the team to its first ever major tournament final. On Monday Morocco defeated 11-time Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (WAFCON) champs Nigeria on penalties in the semifinal.

Morocco is hosting the tournament for the first time in its history and is going on a historic run. The underdogs already secured 2023 World Cup qualification, which will be the team's first ever World Cup, by making it to the semifinals. Now Morocco has its eyes on winning the whole thing.

Penalty Kick That Went Over Throw-In Line Goes Viral, Raises Suspicion Of Match Fixing

Nigerian team Remo Stars FC is under suspicion of match fixing after losing the final of a regional tournament in a surreal penalty shootout. The argument to make the case? A video in which you can see the club's goalkeeper not even trying to save their opponents' shots and another player sending his PK straight to the throw-in line. 

Match fixing penalty shootout accusations in Nigeria

After a scoreless 90 minutes, Remo Stars FC had to decide the title of the Ogun State FA Cup final against Ijebu United from the spot. And there, things got dodgy since the first shot. 

What Countries Have Qualified For The Women’s World Cup? Complete And Updated List

The 2023 Women’s World Cup is quickly approaching. Co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the tournament will feature 32 teams for the first time, eight more than the previous high. Let’s take a closer look at what countries have qualified for the Women's World Cup.

Zambia Qualifies For First Women’s World Cup With Star Unavailable Over Gender Eligibility Questions

Zambia qualified for its first World Cup — all without its star player, unavailable over questions about her gender.

The Copper Queens edged Senegal 4-2 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw in the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday in Morocco, securing the first Women’s World Cup berth from Africa and the first senior World Cup berth for Zambia, men or women.

Here’s The List Of The Best Countries That Failed To Qualify For The 2022 World Cup

The 2022 World Cup is rapidly approaching and the field of 32 team is set. Several World Cup regulars will be missing the big tournament this year. Here are some of the best teams not in World Cup 2022 that will be missed.

This list will go by region and is based on if the team has had previous World Cup appearances. The list also includes the country's FIFA ranking as of June 23 in the parentheses. 

USMNT's 2022 Ghana Scouting Report: Oh No, They Got Iñaki Williams

Ghana's long and winding road to inevitably playing the USMNT at the semifinal stage of the 2022 World Cup took another surprising turn Tuesday as 28-year-old Athletic Bilbao forward Iñaki Williams declared himself open to selection after previously turning down Ghana's overtures. 

Women's AFCON Begins Saturday With Four World Cup Places Up For Grabs

CAPE TOWN - World Cup places will be up for grabs at the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off in Morocco on Saturday, with the top four finishers guaranteed a spot at the 2023 finals in Australia and New Zealand.

Africa previously had three places at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France, but with the field for the 2023 tournament expanded to 32 teams, there are now four automatic berths for the continent and the chance of two more places via a proposed 10-team playoff tournament.

LOL! Paul Pogba Does 12-Second Penalty ‘Run’ Up Only To Miss Wide In Charity Match

Four days ago, Paul Pogba was taking part in Ronaldinho and Roberto Carlos’ “The Beautiful Game” charity match in Miami, Florida. In that short time, he’s now hosting one of his own in Guinea 4,700 miles away. This Pogba charity match in his parents’ home country had some other big names like Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler and singer Akon playing. Butler was also present for the Miami match.

Study Finds Over Half Of Players In Euro And AFCON Finals Were Subjected To Abuse Online

More than half of all players at the finals of last year's European Championship and Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) were subjected to some form of discriminatory abuse online, a report published by global soccer governing body FIFA has revealed.

USMNT Takes Center Stage Wednesday Night With Match Against World Cup Rival Morocco

The USMNT only has six more games before the 2022 World Cup, beginning Wednesday with a friendly against Morocco at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. How to watch USA vs Morocco has never been more important — every single chapter is now leading directly to the final act. It's time to nail down our cast of characters. 

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