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Elneny’s Egypt beaten in AFCON final 0

Posted on February 07, 2022 by Harry Kettle

The Africa Cup of Nations finally came to an end on Sunday night it happened in pretty dramatic fashion. Senegal, the favourites heading into the tournament in the eyes of many, squared off against Egypt – with Mohamed Elneny being the only Egyptian midfielder who played all 120 minutes of the game.

After a game that finished 0-0, with Liverpool’s Sadio Mane missing an early penalty in the first few minutes, it came down to a penalty shootout. Senegal were the ones who managed to keep their nerve with a 4-2 triumph, ensuring they captured the AFCON crown for the very first time.

Omar Rekik receives Tunisia callup for AFCON 0

Posted on December 30, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal youngster Omar Rekik has been called up to represent Tunisia at the upcoming African Cup of Nations, played from January 9th to February 6th. His country will start its involvement in the tournament in Cameroon on January 12th against Mali in Group F, and continue with a clash against Mauritania on the 16th, before closing the group stage against Gambia four days later.

According to, Rekik was one of the youngsters set to be sent out on loan to gain some first-team experience in the second half of the season, but this callup, which obviously represents important recognition of his impressive performances for Arsenal’s Under-23 side, changed that.

Latest on Arsenal’s international stars 0

Posted on March 27, 2021 by Harry Kettle

While we may not have domestic football to enjoy for another week or so, Arsenal fans can still enjoy seeing some of their squad favourites taking part in international matches. Some are attempting to build some momentum before the Euros this summer, others are attempting to qualify for the World Cup, and some have AFCON on their minds.

There are a lot of spinning plates in the air and as reported by, the following players have been able to shine over the course of the last few days as the countdown to the return of the Premier League continues.

Iwobi struggles for Nigeria 0

Posted on June 25, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The Africa Cup of Nations has been really enjoyable thus far, which is a good sign, given that we’re still in the very early stages of it. Many nations are still trying to find their feet, with a few having not even played a single minute of football at the tournament yet. We aren’t convinced that we’ve seen the eventual champions step out on the pitch up to this point, but even if we’re wrong, it’s exciting to debate about it all.

Which international tournament to watch? 0

Posted on May 24, 2019 by Harry Kettle

The summer is almost upon us, ladies and gentlemen, but unlike last year that doesn’t mean we’re going to get World Cup football. I know, we’re as sad about it as you are, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. The common thought process is that all forms of international football stem from either the World Cup or the European Championships – but that isn’t the case. This summer we’ll get to see a series of tournaments and nations battling it out, but in a different kind of environment.

Alex Iwobi to play for the country of his birth 0

Posted on March 21, 2016 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal’s rising young star Alex Iwobi is set to commit his international future to Nigeria, despite England hoping to secure his services. Iwobi has impressed for the Gunners in recent games, scoring in the 2-0 win at Everton and being named man of the match.

The 19-year-old has represented England at junior level, but was born in Nigeria and has played in friendly games for the African country. Iwobi has been called up for the Super Eagles squad for the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Egypt this week.

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