Algeria’s Sofiane Feghouli (centre) celebrates after scoring against Ivory Coast during their CAN quarter-final match in Suez on Thursday. Reuters
Nigeria’s footballers stand to earn a minimum $75,000 windfall if they find the net against Algeria in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in Cairo.
Odion Ighalo boosted his chances of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after he netted Nigeria’s winner to ensure his side third place in the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Tunisia.
Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi paid tribute to his team’s “great attitude and mental strength” as an injury-time free-kick by Riyad Mahrez secured a place in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Peru failed to capitalise on a ten-man Brazil 20 minutes from time — after Gabriel Jesus was sent off for a second yellow — leaving Tite’s charges holding on to win the Copa America 3-1 in front of boisterous home fans on Sunday.
Aaron shrugged off racism and death threats to pass the record 714 homers hit by Babe Ruth in 1974, finishing on 755 for his career and becoming a pioneer in front office opportunities for black players after their careers.
Tomas Panelo scored the first goal of the tournament and UAE Polo Team ended the first chukker with a 3.5 goal lead. The Bangash Polo team made a comeback during the next chukker.
The match, which was held under the slogan of “Our Winter is Super” in support of “World’s Coolest Winter” initiative, saw the participation of the King on the back of being the Arabian Gulf League titleholders and Shabab Al Ahli as UAE President's Cup champions.
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