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The CAN in winter, this old problem


The return to winter of the competition has disrupted its preparation due to the rebelliousness of Western clubs.

Wednesday did not heal the image of African football. In two hours apart, a referee whistled the end of Mali-Tunisia before the end of regulation time while Mauritania had the unpleasant surprise of entering the fray without being able to sing its anthem. Two fiascos noted at the same Stade de Limbé, because, a particularity of this CAN 2022, the teams of the same group follow one another on the same ground, the state of which is already deplorable.

Mocked on social networks after these events, the competition has been regularly criticized since it was maintained against the advice of FIFA at the end of December. A sign that the continent remains behind in the concert of international football. “It’s not progressing but it’s regressing», Plants Claude Le Roy, a connoisseur of African football. “Money is more important than football, regrets the “Blond Wizard”, as he was nicknamed during his tribulations on the continent. Can’t the countries of the North finally help Africa to…

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