Football

Morocco rejects $1 million fine and ban for withdrawing as Africa Cup of Nations hosts

By Daniel Etchells

The Royal Moroccan Football Federation intends to fight the sanctions imposed for withdrawing as hosts of this year's Africa Cup of Nations ©FRMFThe Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) has vowed to contest the sanctions imposed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after the country withdrew as this year's hosts of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) due to fears over Ebola.

Confederation of African Football set to change rules to allow Hayatou to continue as President into his 70s

By Duncan Mackay

A rule change is set to allow Issa Hayatou to extend his term as President of the Confederation of African Football beyond 30 years ©Getty ImagesA proposal to change the rules to allow Cameroon's Issa Hayatou to extend his 27-year reign as President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is set to be put forward.

Prince Ali claims allegations FIFA report was altered by Blatter aide are "deeply worrying"

By Liam Morgan

Prince Ali believes allegations that Mark Pieth's report was altered to reflect better on Sepp Blatter are "deeply worrying"FIFA Presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein says the accusations that Sepp Blatter's legal adviser altered a key report into reform recommendation are "deeply worrying" and that the Michael Garcia report could also have been interfered with.

Egyptian Premier League suspended again after violent clashes leave 22 dead

By Liam Morgan

Egyptian football has been rocked by the death of at least 22 fans before a Premier League match between Zamalek and ENPPI in Cairo ©Getty ImagesAuthorities in Egypt have suspended football league matches in the country indefinitely after violent clashes between supporters and police in Cairo led to at least 22 deaths.

Argentina seal Rio 2016 football berth after winning South American Under-20s title

By Michael Pavitt

Argentina celebrate winning the South American Under-20 tournament and qualifying for Rio 2016 ©AFP/Getty ImagesArgentina have sealed a place in the Rio 2016 Olympic football tournament after 2004 and 2008 gold medallist saw their under-20's team crowned South American champions in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Ivory Coast win Africa Cup of Nations after dramatic shootout against Ghana

By Liam Morgan

Ivory Coast ended their 23-year Africa Cup of Nations drought by beating Ghana 9-8 on penalties in Bata ©Getty ImagesIvory Coast have clinched their first Africa Cup of Nations title for 23 years after a dramatic 9-8 penalty shootout win over Ghana in the final in Bata, Equatorial Guinea.

Blatter criticises media coverage of crowd trouble in Ghana's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final win

By Liam Morgan

FIFA President Sepp Blatter claims the crowd violence that marred Ghana's semi-final with Equatorial Guinea has been exaggerated by the media ©Getty ImagesFIFA President Sepp Blatter claims the media exaggerated the crowd violence which marred Ghana's semi-final win over host nation Equatorial Guinea.

Morocco fined $1 million and banned from 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

By Michael Pavitt

Play was halted eight minutes from time due to crowd trouble ©AFP/Getty ImagesMorocco have been fined and banned from the next two Africa Cup of Nations after withdrawing as this year's hosts, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced, while replacements Equatorial Guinea have also been sanctioned after violence marred their semi-final defeat to Ghana.

Ghana reach Africa Cup of Nations final as crowd trouble halts match for over half an hour

By Liam Morgan

The match in Malabo was marred by violence and crowd disturbances which caused a 30 minute delay late in the second half ©Getty ImagesGhana progressed to their first Africa Cup of Nations final in 23 years as they eased past host nation Equatorial Guinea with a comfortable 3-0 win in a match that had to be stopped for 30 minutes due to crowd trouble in Malabo.
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