Africa

Why Do So Many Of Ghana's Top Footballers End Up Playing In North America?

African footballers have been migrating overseas since the 1920s, when French leagues attracted some West African players. The migration of African talent to Europe intensified from the 1980s to the 2000s as football became more globalized and economically viable.

Thousands of African footballers have since found their way to Europe. Many have succeeded in carving a niche for themselves, like Abedi Pele, Didier Drogba, George Weah and Samuel Eto'o. The performances of these stars have reinforced the perception that the African continent has some of the best football talent.

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

The field of 32 teams for the 2022 World Cup is all but locked in apart from the inter-confederation playoffs and the one UEFA playoff scheduled for this summer. 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 previous World Cup appearances (with FIFA ranking as of March 30).

USMNT's 2022 Ghana Scouting Report: Panic! The Black Stars Are Back In The World Cup

Ghana — respected eternal rival of the USMNT and leader in the nations' all-time World Cup series — has secured its place in Qatar, where the Black Stars will undoubtedly meet the Americans, after a heroic elimination of favored Nigeria in Abuja. 

Who's Going To Win The World Cup? The Latest Odds Show The Favorites And Dark Horses

The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar begins on Monday, Nov. 21, with the curtain-raiser at Al Bayt Stadium between the host nation and a TBD opponent that's been fortunate enough to land in Group A alongside them. Why is that country fortunate? Because, as the latest World Cup odds 2022 show, Qatar will be by far and away the worst seeded team of the eight groups.

Guinean Refugee Goes From Eighth Tier To Atalanta, Scores Twice In First Youth Team Start

Eighteen-year-old Moustapha Cissé scored his first two Atalanta goals with the composure of a veteran striker.

The first came from a looping through ball, which Cissé took one touch to control before providing a steady low finish inside the far post. The second came on a well-placed, one-touch shot after some strong interplay with a teammate on the edge of the penalty area.

From Kepa To Krul: A History Of Goalkeepers Subbed In For Penalty Kick Shootouts

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel's decision to bring on Kepa Arrizbalaga late in the 2022 EFL Cup Final was not unprecedented — both for Chelsea and the footballing world. Kepa had replaced Mendy in the waning moments of extra time in the UEFA Super Cup against Villarreal earlier in the year, saving two penalties in Chelsea's shootout victory.

In fact, the Spaniard is an above-average keeper in his career when it comes to saving penalties. 

Senegal Returns Home To Epic Celebrations After President Declares National Holiday

A triumphant Senegal team returned to the nation's capital of Dakar on Monday holding the trophy the country's populace has so long craved. 

After a series of near misses dating back to 1965 — including runners-up finishes in both 2002 and 2019 — the Lions of Teranga are finally able to call themselves champions of Africa after defeating Egypt in the AFCON final on Sunday. 

Senegal Is Rightfully Crowned King Of Africa After Nerve-Racking Shootout Win Over Egypt

In the Africa Cup of Nations final billed as Sadio Mané versus Mohamed Salah, it was Mané's Senegal that ultimately triumphed in a shootout on Sunday to claim its first-ever AFCON title. 

Salah individually outperformed Mané over 120 minutes of action, but two Egypt misses in the shootout denied Salah an opportunity in the fifth spot, whereas Mané made amends for an early penalty miss of his own by converting Senegal's all-important fifth attempt.       

Monterrey Disappoints All Of Concacaf And Falls At First Hurdle Of FIFA Club World Cup

ABU DHABI — A wonder goal from Mohamed Hany allowed Al Ahly to beat Monterrey 1-0 in the second round of the Club World Cup at the Al Nahyan Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to advance to the semi-finals.

A depleted Al Ahly have several players unavailable for the tournament after Egypt qualified for Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final and it was evident when the Mexican side dominated possession and had several attempts on goal in the first half.

However, that did not stop Al Ahly from taking the lead in spectacular fashion through wing back Hany in the 53rd minute.

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