Monday, February 11, 2008

Egypt wins CAN 2008

Congratulations, Pharaohs.

This is a good wrap-up article.

From the Independent:
More open than ever, pundits from George Weah to El Hadji Diouf said, and so it proved. Open in terms of the number of potential winners, and open in terms of the football played. The expected final between the hosts, Ghana, and the favourites, Ivory Coast, turned out to be the third and fourth placed play-off, while the final itself matched the team who had played the most enterprising football in the tournament, Egypt, against the side who had proved the most astute tactically, Cameroon.
And, this:


The moment when a CAF official realised that locals in Tamale were grazing their goats on the training pitch outside the stadium. It symbolised the problems the tournament had in integrating with locals.

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