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Soccer Insider Archive: Africa

Video: Another victory for Qatar soccer

How did Qatar, ranked 104th in the world and 15th in the Asian confederation, defeat African champion Egypt, 2-1, in a friendly Thursday? No, the FIFA executive committee wasn't involved. But this wayward backpass helped:...

By Steve Goff  | December 16, 2010; 6:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Africa, Qatar  | Tags:  Qatar  
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Video: Mazembe shocks Internacional, 2-0, in the Club World Cup semifinals

Watch the DR Congo club's goals and goalkeeper Muteba Kidiaba's bouncing celebration during a 2-0 upset over Brazil's Internacional in the Club World Cup semifinals in Abu Dhabi. Mazembe, the first non-European or South American side to reach the final, will face Inter Milan or Seongnam (South Korea) on Saturday....

By Steve Goff  | December 14, 2010; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Africa, Club World Cup  | Tags:  Club World Cup  
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USA-Egypt friendly in Cairo, Jordan Graye on move again, wedding plans for Kyle Martino

*The U.S. national team will play African Cup champion Egypt on Feb. 9 in a friendly in Cairo, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced Monday. The Americans are also set to play Chile on Jan. 22 in Carson, Calif., and hoping to arrange a match with Argentina in late March. "To...

By Steve Goff  | December 13, 2010; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
Categories:  Africa, D.C. United, MLS, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  D.C. United, Eva Amurri, U.S. national team  
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Friday kickaround: Maurice Edu, Copa America, Women's World Cup, Americans abroad, college soccer

*Glasgow Rangers says American midfielder Maurice Edu's knee injury is not serious, though he will undergo a scan today and not play against Aberdeen on Saturday. *The results of the draw for next summer's Copa America in Argentina, which includes guest sides Mexico and Japan: A: Argentina, Colombia, Bolivia, Japan....

By Steve Goff  | November 12, 2010; 8:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Africa, Americans Abroad, College Soccer, Copa America, Scotland, U.S. men's national team, Women  
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Annan: Ghana brought Africa together

By Liz Clarke Former U.N Secretary-General Kofi Annan has written a letter to Ghana's Black Stars, congratulating them for their quarterfinal showing in the World Cup and commending them on their dignity in the face of the goal-line handball that denied a game-winning goal against Uruguay. Annan, a native of...

By Liz Clarke  | July 6, 2010; 2:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  2010 World Cup, Africa, Ghana  | Tags:  2010 World Cup, Africa, Ghana  
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On the road to Durban for World Cup semifinal

The Insider is a country boy at heart, so after 33 nights in bustling Johannesburg and irreparable damage to ear drum and disposition inflicted by the vuvuzela symphony, I plan a journey to Durban ahead of Wednesday's premier semifinal between Germany and Spain. The easy option is to fly;...

By Steve Goff  | July 4, 2010; 7:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  2010 World Cup, Africa, South Africa  | Tags:  South Africa, World Cup  
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Older Entries in This Category »

USA-Ghana: Saturday World Cup kickaround, Steve Goff , June 26, 2010
Planet football, animal planet, Steve Goff , June 22, 2010
Sunday kickaround, Steve Goff , June 20, 2010
'Soccer's Lost Boys' to air Wednesday, Steve Goff , June 14, 2010
Tuesday kickaround, Steve Goff , June 8, 2010
Saturday kickaround, Steve Goff , June 5, 2010
Stalking the Big Five, Liz Clarke , June 4, 2010
World Cup news & notes, Brazil video, Steve Goff , June 2, 2010
Friday kickaround, Steve Goff , May 28, 2010
World Cup news & notes, Steve Goff , May 27, 2010
Wednesday kickaround, Steve Goff , May 12, 2010
Tuesday kickaround, Steve Goff , May 11, 2010
Browsing through World Cup books , Steve Goff , April 21, 2010
Video: Puma, World Cup and Gnarls Barkley, Steve Goff , April 14, 2010
World Cup ticket sales lagging, Steve Goff , April 9, 2010
Early Monday kickaround, Steve Goff , March 29, 2010
Wednesday kickaround, Steve Goff , March 24, 2010
Video: Great Pepsi World Cup ad, Steve Goff , March 9, 2010
Algeria stumbles at home, Steve Goff , March 4, 2010
Tuesday kickaround, Steve Goff , March 2, 2010
Wednesday kickaround, Steve Goff , February 24, 2010
Friday kickaround, Steve Goff , February 19, 2010
Tuesday kickaround, Steve Goff , February 16, 2010
Monday Kickaround, Steve Goff , February 1, 2010
Saturday Kickaround, Steve Goff , January 30, 2010
African Cup, Sol, Cabanas, U-20s, Steve Goff , January 28, 2010
Wednesday Kickaround, Steve Goff , January 27, 2010
Monday Kickaround, Steve Goff , January 25, 2010
Friday Kickaround, Steve Goff , January 22, 2010
Tuesday Kickaround, Steve Goff , January 12, 2010
Monday Kickaround, Steve Goff , January 11, 2010
Friday Night Lights, Steve Goff , January 8, 2010
 
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