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Cameroon, Where Poor Infrastructure Doesn’t Dim Love for Football

Yaounde – It is almost 6pm. A group of kids are plying their craft in a dusty, dirty courtyard in a poor neighbourhood in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital. That craft is football.  They kick the once-white-but-now-brown, aged football around. One child is barefoot, the other wears worn shoes and is dressed in the kit of the national team.

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Africa’s best soccer football players are West African

On January 10 next year FIFA will announce its World XI 2011. The result, they remind us, will be based on voting by over 50,000 professional soccer players from around the world. “Every voting player selects one goalkeeper, four defenders, three midfielders and three strikers.”

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Africa’s World Cup hopes fade

PRETORIACameroon’s exit from the World Cup could be the start of a run of calamities for the continent over the next days as the African challenge at the 2010 World Cup fast fades.

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World Cup: Cameroon abandons Eto’o

BRUSSELS – It has almost made the country fall into despair. The recent defeat of the Lions (1-0) against Japan has left Cameroonians deeply disappointed. Disappointed because of the match, but mostly because of their captain Eto’o and his performance. From Yaoundé, Jean-François Delibi, political editor at the first Cameroonian independent newspaper, Mutations, confirms the general mood of all the football fans in the country.

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A South African angle: “Our football stars unite the continent”

He has the enthusiast spirit of a citizen from the African country which has finally realized its post Apartheid dream:  Hosting the FIFA World Cup. This event will sign a definitive step to get farer from the sports isolation, which lasted until 1994.  Matthew Choate, South Africa Good News editor and among Afronline.org partners, has his say with an optimistic mood. But criticism also is behind the corner.

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How will Africans teams fare in World Cup?

Africa will have a record six representatives at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but just how will they fare amongst a field that is the strongest ever put together for the global showpiece?

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