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· January, 2008

Stories about Sport from January, 2008

Angola: We CAN do it

“For the first time ever the Angolan national team made it to the quarters-finals of the African Cup of Nations (CAN)”. Jotacê Carranca [pt] is akready celebrating a possible victory.

The difference between Senegal and China

Blog politique au Senegal explains the difference between Senegal and China [Fr]: “Aside from the obvious differences like the color of their skin, the enormous disparity in the size of...

Saudi Arabia: Women Football Players

Saudi women are now given a chance to show off their sportsmanship, according to Muneeb, who says that female Saudi women football players staged their first public match.

Serbia: Novak Djokovic Wins Australian Open

Novak Djokovic became Serbia's first Grand Slam singles champion, winning the Australian Open on Sunday. According to many people in Serbia, this year's tournament should have been renamed into Serbian...

Egypt: Abu Tarika

Sports and politics? Eman Abd Al Rahman sheds light on how an Egyptian football player manages to make his voice count on the soccer field.

Nigeria: The Super Eagles may not qualify

Emmanuel discusses the Nigerian national soccer team, the Super Eagles: “Berti Vogts has finally brought some pride to many a Nigerian coach who has perpetually been looked down upon by...

Serbia: Australian Open Finalists

Belgrade 2.0 writes poignantly and at length about “a fairytale ending; two Serbian tennis players in the finals of the Australian Open.”

Brazil: Corrupted sports media

Paulinho, a Brazilian journalist, has compiled facts and provided comprehensive evidence of a criminal scheme in the sports media in São Paulo. He has investigated Futebol Interior website, which promotes...

Brazilian Football Star Remembered on 25th Death Anniversary

It is through video online that many Brazilians and football fans from around the world have found a way to pay homage to one of the best dribblers in football...

Ghana: African Cup of Nations photos

David Ajao posts photos from the Africa Cup of Nations 2008: “You can click on the photos on this page to link to the rest of the photos or click...

South Africa: Cape Town on the World Monopoly Board

Cape Town Rocks would like to see Cape Town on the World Monopoly Board: “Cape Town is one of the Cities that you can vote for to become a city...

South Africa: Good start for Bafana?

South Africa Rocks writes about the South African national team at the Africa Cup of Nations: “Not a bad start in the Group Of Death (GOD – strange that). All...

Nigeria: Super Eagles: What went wrong?

Nigerian Football Fan blog on Super Eagles loss to Cameroon: “Someone said this on the forum. 1.Based on the Eagles performance in this match, I honestly do not see a...

Ukraine: Euro 2012 To-Do List

Orange Ukraine lists what needs to be done to accommodate the Euro 2012 visitors (from 400,000 to 1 million) in Ukraine: “As of this moment, Kyiv has 4,000 hotel rooms....

Jordan: 24 Hour Marathon

From Jordan, Ammar Ibrahim will be running in a 24 hour marathon. “Dead to Read (D2R) is an annual event for psychos, you get teams of 10 people to run...

Morocco: Ashoura and Fashion

Morocco is celebrating Ashoura, the 10th day of the month of Moharram (which is the first month of the Hijra calendar year). In other news, dress was a prominent subject...

Japan: The Whistle of the Middle East

The sport of handball is receiving the kind of attention from the media and general public it never has before in Japan, as well as in Korea. The dispute came...

Brazil: 25 years without Garrincha

Brazil remembered this Sunday the 25th anniversary of Manuel Francisco dos Santos's death. Better known by the nickname “Garrincha“, he was an outstanding Brazilian football player who helped Brazil national...

Morocco: Rise of Football Hooliganism

Abdelilah Boukili (Regular Comments on The BBC's Have Your Say) comments upon teenage crime (or the relative lack thereof) and the rise of football hooliganism in Morocco.

Ghana: Ghana 2008 Live Online

Nigerian Football Fans blog has information about live coverage of African Cup of Nations Online: “If you are always online and still want to watch the game, i have just...

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