Guinea’s World Cup qualifying campaign mercifully comes to an end this Saturday as they travel to Côte d’Ivoire to face World Cup finalists out of the group and a side that has had Guinea’s number over the last few years. For Guinea their dreams of a spot in the 2010 Nations Cup are on the line. They must emerge with at least a point if they are to travel to Angola. Even a point may not be enough as their fate is ultimately in the hands of Malawi and Burkina Faso. Should Malawi win away against the Burkinabe then Malawi qualify. If Malawi draw then Guinea need to win. If Malawi lose then a Guinea win or draw will send them to Angola.
More Guinea News
Sorry for the lack of updates over the past couple of months. What has transpired in my absence? (more…)
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South Africa is now all but out of the picture. That leaves one thing for the Syli Nationale to play for, the 2010 African Cup of Nations in Angola. Their rivals in this battle will be the Flames of Malawi. The next two matches will likely determine who progresses to Angola and who falls into the abyss ... [read more]
Robert Nouzaret resigned following Guinea’s 2-1 defeat to Côte d’Ivoire at home in Conakry. A predictable decision by Nouzaret considering he would have been sacked anyway. Replacing Nouzaret will be Guinean legend Titi Camara, former Liverpool player. Camara will likely have the respect of his new charges and can hopefully ensure that Guinea play the final four ... [read more]
As expected the Syli Nationale failed to defeat Côte d’Ivoire at home, falling 2-1. At first sight not an awful scoreline considering what happened back in Ghana a year and a half ago. But Guinea’s lone goal from Sambegou Bangoura was a result of comical goal keeping. (more…)
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Guinea’s home match this weekend in Conakry against Cote d’Ivoire is the Syli Nationale’s last chance at salvaging their World Cup hopes. Any thing other than a win and the rest of the campaign will be about ensuring qualification for the Nations Cup in Angola. (more…)
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Club Football News
While the big news of the day is that Chelsea is free to go after a fifty year old child manager of the utmost ability, it's backup keeper Ross Turnbull's son Josh who is stealing the show. After the final match there were some festivities on the pitch. Josh didn't ...
The Munich Philharmonic penned this little aria for their boys heading to England for the grandest match of the year on Saturday. Bounding around Google has surfaced nothing in the way of an English translation for the lyrics, but it's worth it simply to watch someone work 'Heynckes' into a ...
During this evening's Copa del Rey final, won by Atletico Madrid in extra time at the Bernabeu (big win, that one), Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo were both sent off. The latter was unjustified, though Cristiano probably could've been sent off for kicking Juanfran off the ball earlier, and there's ...
This might be better than the Champions League final itself. Heineken decided to run a gag where if a guy could get his girl to go along with buying stadium seats for $1899, he would win tickets to the final in London. One man actually rose above the odds - ...
The people who whip up these fancy second-tier finals (UEFA. They're called UEFA.) concocted a nice little PR thingamajig by pairing one fan from Benfica and one fan from Chelsea with a top notch freestyler in a race through Amsterdam to the Arena. They would hope to determine a winner ...
Just days after the club granted a young boy with cancer his Make-A-Wish wish a friendly against the senior side, the fans of the Portland came up with a choreograph. Only it's not your typical collective - this one was for gay tolerance, fresh on the heels of the spate ...
The Moldovan first division. An eighteen year-old kid named Radu Mitu making his professional debut. This happens. It's like watching a three-legged dog fall to the back of the pack as it tries to run a race. The wind took it. Just...the wind took it. Hopefully Radu has a great sense of ...
Leonardo, the PSG director not the Ninja Turtle, isn't exactly having a fine few weeks. After Thiago Silva was sent off for lightly placing his hands on the referee last week, Leonardo decided it would be a smart idea to bump the referee in the tunnel. This may result in ...
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