The ranking of greatest football tournaments

Football is considered as the king of all sports. It also owns millions of fan through the world. Although many people love football, they can’t know all tournaments about football. It’s easy to understand because of difference about location and language. However, it’s really bitty when you miss some football matches at the top interesting matches.

If you are confused about it, you should follow our article, we will share top greatest football tournaments all over the world. We will split it by ranking from the most popularity to less.

1/ Copa del Rey

The Copa del Rey is regarded as one of the most European football competitions which is well-known as “King’s Cup”.

The initial history of the Copa del Rey was from domestic competition in Span, then it was spread out to many areas in Euro.

At this tournament, we have opportunities to see showing off of Spanish giant when they invested a big sum of money for employing stars and coaches so that they want to become champions.

We can list some big name of Copa Del Rey like Atletico Madrid or Real Madrid.

2/ Confederations Cup

The Confederations Cup has started to become famous for 2005 when it was founded as a replacement of the FIFA World Cup.

As the rule of the international federation, Confederation Cup is held in the same host nation but earlier than one year of the World Cup. This purpose is for FIFA to appreciate preparation of the host whether they have ability to welcome the most prestigious football tournament or not.

Furthermore, it’s a good chance for the host to improve skills and experiences then focus on organizing the World Cup best.

Through purpose of Confederation Cup to target the quality in service, technique as well records for per tournament, fans feel indicative and interesting to join this game.

4 times that African football lost their victory in the World Cup (Part 1)

There were many factors, including luck and referees, prevented African football from going deep at the World Cup.

Ghana 2010

Ghana team 10 years ago was one of the most powerful and promising African teams in history. At the first World Cup held in Africa, they excelled through the group stage after defeating Serbia, holding Australia and losing only the minimum score of 0-1 before the German giants.

Ghana rushed to obstruct the US to advance to the quarterfinals of high and low with Uruguay. If you win Uruguay, Ghana will become the first African team to reach the World Cup semi-finals.

“Black stars” played a great game and deserved to win. African representatives opened the score 45 + 2 minutes thanks to an incredible long shot from Sulley Muntari. Just 10 minutes after the second half started, Diego Forlan equalized for Uruguay with an unstoppable free kick. The two teams take each other into extra time.

The episode that causes the most heart attack takes place at the end of the second extra period. Mixed confusion in the Uruguay goal provides a golden opportunity for Ghana to finish the opponent.

The penalty

The first header, Stephen Appiah, was stopped by Suarez right in front of the goal line, the ball bounced off, Dominic Adiyiah headed a header, the ball was beyond the reach of goalkeeper Muslera, quenching all efforts of 10 Uruguay players.

You are not mistaken, the entire Uruguay team is exactly 1 person not defeated by the header. And that person continues to be Luis Suarez. Add a melancholy save but this time not by the body but by hand. The referee immediately showed Suarez a red card and gave Ghana a penalty.

As he was walking into the tunnel, Suarez jumped happily. He saw the Ghana captain take a penalty on the crossbar.

The match must drag to the penalty shootout. Those with better sentiments have won. Ghana collapsed and could only complain about himself.

AFCON 2021 rescheduled from summer to January and February

The Cameroon host has confirmed that the AFCON (2021) will switch the playing time from summer to January and February. This is not very happy information for the Premier League teams in particular and many European national championships in general.

AFCON 2021 rescheduled, Liverpool and the English teams distorted

Premier League clubs pursuing the championship title, including Liverpool will face the absence of African players for 6 weeks, after the Cameroon host confirms AFCON 2021 will host back on. January as usual.

Initially, the finals were agreed to be held in June and July, but due to weather conditions did not allow, Cameroon football federation decided to move to the period from January 9 to 2 February 2021.

“After listening to various arguments and views, especially from Colombian meteorology agencies, coaches and players, AFCON organizers have received authorization from the Regulatory Committee to execute the CAF (African Football Federation) to make a decision, “CAF posted on Twitter, after a meeting between representatives of participating countries at the African Football Federation.

Liverpool can lose Salah in 1 month for attending AFCON 2021

As is known, since 1960, the finals have been regularly held in the winter and early spring, but last year changed when the tournament in Egypt was held in the summer. However, after only 1 AFCON period, the tournament was returned to the familiar time.

CAF as well as Cameroon’s host country reschedule will make the teams in the top leagues in Europe worried. Due to this, the Premier League is greatly affected. Meanwhile, the club may not be able to recover affair of African stars for about a month.

In the Premier League, Liverpool is probably the most unhappy team. They will lose Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Sadio Mane (Senegal) on the offensive front. Not to mention, in the lineup of The Reds there is Naby Keita (Guinea).

In addition to Liverpool, Arsenal will also suffer losses with two offensive players. They are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) and Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast). Man City, Man United and many other teams will also suffer some losses from this information.

What is the best African football player lineup of 2019? (Part 2)

Midfielder

Wilfried Ndidi (Nigeria/Leicester)

Since coming to Leicester in the middle of the 2016/2017 season, Wilfried has always been the number 1 choice in this team’s midfield. This season, the 23-year-old contributed a great deal to the Foxes ahead of Manchester City, holding 2nd place in the English Premier League.

Ismael Bennacer (Algeria/AC Milan)

Ismael Bennacer is the most impressive player, helping Algeria to win the AFCON 2019, voted by the organizers as the Best Player of the tournament. Shortly thereafter, AC Milan bought this young star from Empoli for 16 million euros.

Hakim Ziyech (Morocco/Ajax Amsterdam)

In 2019, Ziyech really made European football pay attention to him, impressed by both the style of play, goal statistics and assists. He was a key factor in helping Ajax win the domestic double and reach the Champions League semi-finals last season.

Striker

Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)

Salah just had a nearly perfect year. He could not have success at AFCON 2019, except for the days of dreaming with Liverpool. The striker is said to be somewhat inferior to the first season of the Reds, but he still contributed greatly to the Red Brigade’s treble in 2019.

Sadio Mane (Senegal/Liverpool)

Many people think that Mane deserves the Golden Ball 2019 instead of Lionel Messi. In the first half of the 2019/2020 season, he is still playing very well. He faced the opportunity with Liverpool to win the English Premier League for the first time in history.

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria/Manchester City)

Still unable to touch the Champions League, but in 2019, Mahrez can be the most successful African player. He won the treble with Man City, and with the captain’s armband on hand, helping Algeria up. continental championship.

Above is the best African football player lineup of 2019. As can be seen, Salah and Mane are indispensable in this list. These strikers promise to achieve more in the future.

Top Africa’s greatest players in the Premier League (Part 1)

The Premier League is always the ideal tournament for stars from the black continent. The players have good physical strength to play in the harsh environment of the foggy country. Here are the best African players in the Premier League.

1. Kolo Toure (Ivory Coast)

As a footballer from Ivory Coast. He plays as a defender for Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool, Celtic and the Ivory Coast national team. He is currently a technical assistant at Celtic as well as a member of the training committee for Ivory Coast.

Starting his career at ASEC Mimosas, Touré moved to Arsenal in 2002, where he made 326 appearances for the club and was part of the unbeaten team of the 2003–2004 season. In 2009, he moved to Manchester City. He then competed with his brother Yaya Toure, helping City win his first championship in 44 years.

In 2013, Touré moved to Liverpool. He is now one of eight players to have won the Premier League with two clubs. He played for Manchester City and Arsenal. The footballer also won the Scottish championship with Celtic.

Touré is the second most restricted player for Ivory Coast, with 120 appearances from 2000 to 2015. He has represented the team at the 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cup tournaments.

Touré also represented Ivory Coast at seven African Cup of Nations tournaments between 2002 and 2015, helping them finish runner-up in 2006 and 2012, with the Ivory Coast team winning the 2015 Can-championship. African countries football.

2. Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria)

During his years in the foggy country, he played for the Bolton Wanderes club. He helped the team of South England become: “the roadblocks” most uncomfortable with the big boys in the Premier League. Also, he was compared to Ronaldinho of South America.

Okocha was a professional Albanian Nigerian midfielder. He is a brilliant and skilful player. He was one of the best Nigerian players of his generation.

Okocha is known for his confidence with the ball, technique, creativity and dribbling skills. He also had the possession of deadly passes, especially the magic ball reverses.

He is a Nigerian Turkish citizen, having acquired Turkish citizenship as “Muhammet Yavuz” while playing for the Süper Lig Fenerbahçe.

Top 10 richest football players in Africa all time

In this article, we continue to share top the richest footballer in Africa all the time. In general, football is regarded as one industry with millions of dollars because there are many stars with big revenue. They become millionaire when they earn money from contract transfer as well advertising deals. So they have more opportunities to have profit thanks to frame and talent in football.

Who are they? Following this article to watch whether your idol is on our ranking or not.

7/ Nwankwo Kanu

He is a legend of Africa football with talent and scarification in career. He is born in capital of Nigeria. He has started to play soccer professionally when he was only small.

During his job, he was ever voted for the Ambassador of Pay TV Star in many years. He also acted advertising video for big brands.

About profession, he played for many big clubs in Europe such as Arsenal, Portsmouth, Ajax and also Inter Millan. In addition, he was a leader and closed with Nigeria football during 16 years.

In 2015, estimated that he owned 100$ million.

8/ Jay-Jay Okocha

Someone calls Jay-Jay as the “African Lionel Messi” because he has similar style like Messi, from trickery, confidence until technique to overcome other opponents. So, he is regraded as one of the greatest footballers in African football. His nickname Jay Jay means that talent is twice.

He has played for many big clubs such as Bolton Wanderers, Paris Saint Germain, Hull City as well Nigeria National team. Thanks to transfer contract from one club to another, he can earn big profit. He usually receives money from prizes for seasons.  

In 2015, estimated that he owned 150$ million. This number is deserved in top the richest footballers until now.

What is the best African football player lineup of 2019? (Part 1)

France Football has announced the best African football team of 2019. Let’s check out the best African football player lineup of 2019 in the following article!

Goalkeeper: Andre Onana (Cameroon / Ajax Amsterdam)

Not only was the best African goalkeeper in the new year, Onana was also voted by France Football on the list of the best goalkeepers in the world in 2019. At the age of 23, he proved the class of a star. international when playing for Ajax Amsterdam, there are amazing saves against the world’s top strikers when playing in the Champions League. His most unfortunate point in 2019 is not being able to go with AFCON team deep in AFCON.

Defender

Youcef Atal (Algeria / Nice)

Atal is the name that coach Patrick Vieira often uses in Nice. Recently, he joined the Algerian squad to win the AFCON 2019 championship. The young defender closed the year with a serious injury, which could take several months off.

Aissa Mandi (Algeria / Real Betis)

Not a famous player, but Aissa Mandi is a highly-rated center-back. France Football described Aissa as an African version of Virgil van Dijk at AFCON 2019, never letting opponents easily overcome, making a great contribution to help Algeria win the championship.

Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal / Napoli)

Man City bought Kalidou Koulibaly. Koulibaly is being pursued by many English teams thanks to his great abilities in football.

Koulibaly has proven himself with European football for years, playing well for Napoli in every arena. His unfortunate absence in the AFCON final because the suspension was the major cause of Senegal’s bitter defeat.

Achraf Hakimi (Morocco / Dortmund)

As a product of the Real Madrid train, Achraf is playing for the big German in the form of a loan and performed very well here. Achraf Hakimi is the best African player under 21 years old in 2018.

Overview of the history and development of African Football Cup

The African Football Cup began in June 1956. It was when the African Football Federation (CAF) proposed the idea of ​​establishing the tournament at the Third FIFA Congress in Lisbon. After that, the plans to hold the tournament in succession were carried out.

The first time being held

In February 1957, the African Football Cup was first held in Khartoum, Suda. It was the competition of four countries establishing CAF including Sudan, Egypt, Ethiopia and South Africa with low professional quality.

The South African team was adamant about choosing only white players to join the roster because of racist policy and was disqualified from attending the tournament. Therefore, Ethiopia advance to the finals without having to play.

Only two matches were played at the first African Football Cup. Egypt became the first champion after defeating host nation Sudan in the semi-finals and Ethiopia in the final. Two years later, Egypt hosted the second tournament in Cairo with the participation of these 3 teams. Once again, Egypt successfully defended the championship after defeating Sudan in the final.

The third time being held

The third African Cup of football took place in 1962 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, witnessing the competition of 9 teams. This is the first time the tournament has to qualify for four teams to compete for the championship. Egypt played for the third time in a row in the final. However, Ethiopia was the team that won the championship at the third African Football Cup.

The number of teams participating in the African Football Cup reached 16 in 1998. Since then, the format of competition is maintained with 16 teams divided into four groups. The top two teams will advance to the knockout round.

From the third tournament in 1962 to the 28th tournament in 2012, the African Cup took place in even years. Starting in 2013, the tournament was held in odd years to avoid being coincident with the World Cup.

Egypt is the most successful country in the history of the African Football Cup with 7 championships (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010) and three times ranked third (1963, 1970, 1974). However, past successes have not been able to make Egypt present at the Africa Cup of Africa 2013 and 2015. The period of African football dominance of Egypt seems to be in the past.

Top 10 best football players from Nigeria (Part 2)

Let’s continue the list of top 10 football players coming form Nigeria!

Stephen Keshi

Stephen Keshi is a former Nigerian player and manager born on January 23, 1962. Sadly, after having a heart attack at home, he died on his way to the hospital on June 7, 2016.

During his tenure his role as a defender, he played 64 international games and scored nine goals for Nigeria. He commanded the national team to win Africa’s 1994 World Cup. Then, since 2011, he coached the team to win again in 2013, thus becoming one of only two to win. He was one of the few athletes that won in tournaments as both a player and a coach.

His football career spanned from 1979 to 1998, in which he played for five countries, including Belgium, where he won the Belgian Juliper League alongside RSC Anderlecht in 1991. He was honored by Google on January 23, 2018, when the search engine changed the logo in Nigeria to illustrate for him what would be his 56th birthday.

Kanu Nwankwo

Born on August 1, 1976, Nwankwo was a player who advanced towards the Nigerian national team for 17 years, from 1994-2010. During his career from 1992–2012, he played for Iwuanyanwu Nationale, Ajax, Inter Milan, Arsenal, West Bromwich Albion and Portsmouth.

In a career spanning two decades, Nwankwo remains one of Africa’s most successful football striker, winning more than 20 awards (individuals, countries and clubs).

The prizes include the Olympic gold medals in 1996 with Nigeria, and made its third appearance in English Premier League history, appearing on the bench 118 times. As a member of the national team, he made 87 international appearances, scoring 12 goals.

In 1999, Independent reported that Kanu was bought by Arsenal for £ 4, £ 5 million (US $ 5 million). In addition to his football career, Nwankwo is an entrepreneur. He had some investments in real estate, hotels, and oil. These was said to be worth more than $ 104 million.

Western Taribo

Born on March 26, 1974, Taribo West is a famous former defensive player with unique and colorful hairstyles. He started his professional career for Obanta United in 1989.

After a successful test in 1993, he joined Auxerre and helped them reach the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

West had an unstable career with some controversy that saw him move to different teams in a short time. From 1994 to 2005, he played 42 international games without goals for Nigeria. He eventually retired in 2008 and is now a Christian pastor at the church he founded, Shelter in The Miracle of the Storms of all nations.

AFCON 2021 rescheduled, Liverpool and the English teams distorted

The Cameroon host has confirmed that the AFCON AFC (AFCON 2021) will switch the playing time from summer to January and February. This is not very happy information for the Premier League teams in particular and many European national championships in general.

Premier League clubs pursuing the championship title, including Liverpool will face the absence of African players for 6 weeks, after Cameroon host confirmed AFCON 2021 will host again on January as usual.

Initially, the final round was agreed to be held in June and July, but due to weather conditions did not allow, Cameroon football federation decided to switch to the period from January 9 to 2 February 2021.

“After listening to various arguments and views, especially from Colombian meteorology agencies, coaches and players, AFCON organizers have received authorization from the Regulatory Committee. to execute the CAF (African Football Federation) to make a decision”. CAF posted on Twitter, after a meeting between representatives of participating countries at the African Football Federation.

Liverpool can lose Salah in 1 month because of AFCON 2021

As is known, since 1960, the finals have been regularly held in the winter and early spring, but last year changed when the tournament in Egypt was held in the summer. However, after only 1 AFCON period, the tournament was returned to the familiar time.

CAF and Cameroon’s host country change the schedule will make the teams in the top European leagues distorted, in which the Premier League is greatly affected, when the club may not be able to recover. affair of African stars for about a month.

In the Premier League, Liverpool is probably the most unhappy team as they will lose Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Sadio Mane (Senegal) on the offensive front. Not to mention, in the lineup of The Reds there is Naby Keita (Guinea).

In addition to Liverpool, Arsenal will also suffer losses with two offensive players, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon) and Nicolas Pepe (Ivory Coast). Man City, Man United and many other teams will also suffer some losses from this information.