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Caf unveiled preliminary lists of nominees for the 2018 African men’s and women’s Player of the Year awards.



The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has uncovered its fundamental arrangements of candidates for the 2018 African people’s Player of the Year awards.

34 names have been uncovered for the men’s classification, with eight of the chosen people playing in the English Premier League.

A year ago’s victor, Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, is joined on the rundown by his two Liverpool colleagues Sadio Mane of Senegal and Guinea universal Naby Keita.

12 men on the rundown play their football in Africa, including Youcef Belaili, Taha Khenissi and Anis Badri – who all play for the 2018 African Champions League victors Esperance in Tunisia. Caf recently had an Africa-based Player of the Year classification which has now halted.

Morocco’s first appearance at a World Cup since 1998 is thought about the rundown with five players assigned – more than from some other nation.

The other African countries to play at Russia 2018 – Egypt, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia – all have three players on the rundown, while Algeria – who neglected to fit the bill for Russia – have four, including previous Caf Player of the Year, Riyad Mahrez.

Madagascar – who fit the bill for an Africa Cup of Nations without precedent for their history – are spoken to by Fanev Andriatsima who plays for Clermont Foot in France.

A portion of the names additionally show up on the Youth Player of the Year list including Cameroon’s Andre Onana and Morocco’s Mahmoud Benhalib.

The Nations Cup qualifiers are likewise considered the 10-man list for Coach of the Year with Mauritania’s Corentin Martins designated after he anchored the nation a place in the finals without precedent for their history. Morocco mentor Herve Renard is likewise there close by Nigeria mentor Gernot Rohr and Senegal’s Aliou Cisse.

Mauritania are additionally on the rundown for Men’s National Team of the Year – close by Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe – mirroring a poor World Cup for African groups.

In the ladies’ player class, the current year’s Women’s Africa Cup of Nations – right now in progress in Ghana – is all around spoken to.

Nigeria and Cameroon both have four players on the rundown of 15 – with Asisat Oshoala among the Super Falcons unforeseen and Gaelle Enganamouit part of Cameroon’s group of four.

The mentors from every one of the four Women’s Nations Cup semi-finalists – Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Mali – in addition to Zambia, have been selected for the Women’s Coach of the Year award.

African Player of the year

  • 1. Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria & ES Setif)
  • 2. Ahmed Gomaa (Egypt & El Masry)
  • 3. Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Al-Nassr )
  • 4. Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal)
  • 5. Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax)
  • 6. Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance)
  • 7. Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco & Hebei China Fortune)
  • 8. Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe)
  • 9. Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns)
  • 10. Fanev Andriatsima (Madagascar & Clermont Foot)
  • 11. Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance)
  • 12. Jacinto Muondo Dala ‘Gelson’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto)
  • 13. Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax)
  • 14. Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Everton)
  • 15. Ismail Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club)
  • 16. Jean-Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo & AS Vita)
  • 17. Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli)
  • 18. Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)
  • 19. Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus)
  • 20. Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool)
  • 21. Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto)
  • 22. Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool)
  • 23. Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Changchun Yatai, Nigeria)
  • 24. Percy Tau (South Africa & Union Saint-Gilloise)
  • 25. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal)
  • 26. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City)
  • 27. Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool)
  • 28. Taha Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance)
  • 29. Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid)
  • 30. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Saint-Étienne)
  • 31. Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly)
  • 32. Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace)
  • 33. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto)
  • 34. Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Esperance)

Women’s African player of the year

  • 1. Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies)
  • 2. Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria & Dilian Quanjian)
  • 3. Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande)
  • 4. Chrestinah Thembi Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash)
  • 5. Desire Oparanozia (Nigeria & Guingamp)
  • 6. Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign)
  • 7. Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit)
  • 8. Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & CSKA Moskow)
  • 9. Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon & Avaldenes)
  • 10. Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash)
  • 11. Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Cameroon & Nancy-Lorraine)
  • 12. Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang)
  • 13. Portia Boakye (Ghana & Djurgardens)
  • 14. Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United)
  • 15. Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning)

Youth player of the year

  • 1. Achraf Hakimi (Morocco & Borussia Dortmunmd)
  • 2. Wilfred Ndidi (Nigeria & Leicester City)
  • 3. Andre Onana (Cameroon & Aax)
  • 4. Ismaila Sarr (Senegal & Rennes)
  • 5. Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic)
  • 6. Franck Kessie (Cote d’Ivoire & AC Milan)

Men’s coach of the year

  • 1. Corentin Martins (Mauritania)
  • 2. Florent Ibenge (AS Vita & DR Congo)
  • 3. Juan Carlos Garrido (Raja Club Athletic)
  • 4. Moine Chaabani (Esperance)
  • 5. Nicolas Dupuis (Madagascar)
  • 6. Patrice Carteron (Al Ahly)
  • 7. Rachid Taoussi (ES Sétif)
  • 8. Herve Renard (Morocco)
  • 9. Aliou Cisse (Senegal)
  • 10. Gernot Rohr (Nigeria)

Women’s coach of the year

  • 1. Bruce Mwape (Zambia)
  • 2. Desiree Ellis (South Africa)
  • 3. Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon)
  • 4. Saloum Houssein (Mali)
  • 5. Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria)

Men’s national team of the year

  • 1. Guinea Bissau
  • 2. Kenya
  • 3. Madagascar
  • 4. Mauritania
  • 5. Uganda
  • 6. Zimbabwe

Women’s national team of the year

  • 1. Cameroon
  • 2. Ghana
  • 3. Mali
  • 4. Nigeria
  • 5. South Africa
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Italy win Euro 2020 after beating England 3-2 on penalties




Italy have been crown winner of the 2020 European Championship in the wake of overcoming England 3-2 in penalty shoot out on Sunday night, July 11.

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was the saint for the Azzurri in the shootout, while substitutes Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka neglected to change over from the spot for England. In the mean time, even Andrea Belotti and Jorginho missed their punishments for Italy.

Italy win Euro 2020 in the wake of beating England 3-2 on punishments (photographs/video)

Prior, England’s Luke Shaw scored a delightful volley inside 2 minutes to give England a 1-0 lead at half-time. Italy’s Leonardo Bonucci evened out with a short proximity finish as the match went into additional time.

Italy win Euro 2020 in the wake of beating England 3-2 on punishments (photographs/video)

Italy win Euro 2020 subsequent to beating England 3-2 on punishments (photographs/video)

The two of them worked yet nobody could get through and the match went farther into punishments

Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italy’s goalkeeper, shoved aside the last endeavor by the England young person Buyako Saka to secure the triumph, after Rashford had missed his own punishment, setting off a wild festival from Italy’s tell and fans while English players separated into tears.

With the misfortune, England any expectations of winning its first significant title since the 1966 World Cup has been run.

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UEFA Euro 2020 : England Vs Germany, What’s Fans Expectation




England can vindicate many years of hurt because of Germany when they face their old opponents in a blockbuster Euro 2020 keep going 16 conflict on Tuesday after the competition was shaken by France’s dazzling way out.

Gareth Southgate’s side host Germany at Wembley at 1600 GMT in what is England’s greatest match on home turf for a very long time.

England beat the Germans to win the 1966 World Cup last, however their significant competition history has been covered with excruciating ways out against them from that point forward.

A quarter-last misfortune at the 1970 World Cup finished England’s rule as champions, while the 1990 World Cup semi-last loss on punishments is as yet carved in the country’s mind.

At the point when England last played at home in a competition, Southgate was the Euro 96 fall fellow as he missed an essential punishment in the semi-last shoot-out rout.

There was additionally a weighty loss at the 2010 World Cup at this point Southgate, mindful of the incapacitating load of that set of experiences, demands the tie is certainly no way to exorcize the apparitions of past England disappointments.

All things considered, he trusts it’s anything but a possibility for his players to add a significant new section to their own accounts.

“This group, I’ve said for quite a while, have had such countless novel accomplishments and my emphasis is in this group and assisting them with succeeding,” Southgate said.

“This is about our players. This is their second and it’s their chance.”

sked if maybe his Euro 96 torment would give his players additional inspiration to win it for him, Southgate said: “For mercy’s sake, no. I don’t think we’ll depend on that!

“Thus, no, this is about them. This is about them getting an opportunity to accomplish something, and positively not for me to remove any sparkle from that.”

England have always lost the European Championship and a triumph against Germany would be just their subsequent knockout stage win throughout the entire existence of the opposition.

Interestingly, Germany have been delegated rulers of Europe multiple times, with the latest achievement coming in 1996.

Notwithstanding, Germany headed out to London in the strange situation of dreading rout against England.

Joachim Loew’s group coincidentally found the last 16 in the wake of saving a 2-2 draw against Hungary in their last gathering game.

Germany are not the scary power of old and, with Loew venturing down toward the finish of the competition, a loss would flag the conclusion of a significant time period.

Notwithstanding winning the World Cup in 2014, Loew has been condemned for his job in an embarrassing gathering stage exit from the 2018 World Cup and a progression of helpless outcomes before the Euro.

“With everything taken into account, I considered the big picture for two seconds,” said Loew in front of possibly his last game.

“This is my obsession. My entire spotlight is on the match and I trust we will succeed.”

England will have by far most of a 40,000 group on their side at Wembley and Loew expects a spine-shivering experience.

“This is a match which jolts everyone. For the two groups, it’s in or out, it’s currently or never, the failure returns home,” he said.

The victor will confront a quarter-last in Rome against the champ of Tuesday’s 1900 GMT the opening shot among Sweden and Ukraine, which will be played in Glasgow.

Whatever occurs on Tuesday it will battle to satisfy the dramatization of Monday, when title holders France endured a shocking loss against Switzerland, losing 5-4 on punishments after an exciting 3-3 attract Bucharest as Kylian Mbappe missed the fundamental kick.

“I’m upset for the punishment. I needed to help the group however I fizzled,” Mbappe said via web-based media.

Yann Sommer was Switzerland’s legend in the shootout as the goalkeeper saved Mbappe’s punishment to seal an amazing goliath killing.

“Punishments are consistently savage for one group and sadly it was us,” said France mentor Didier Deschamps.

“We are not accustomed to it, however we should acknowledge it.”

In the quarter-finals, Switzerland face Spain, who hit back for an epic 5-3 extra-time win against Croatia subsequent to blowing the lead in Copenhagen.

Pablo Sarabia, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ferran Torres got to put Spain 3-1 ahead with 13 minutes left after Pedri’s own objective had given Croatia the lead.

Mislav Orsic and Mario Pasalic scored as of now to constrain additional time, however Spain won because of objectives from Alvaro Morata and Mikel Oyarzabal.

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Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has been nominated for PFA Award




Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has been assigned for the Professional Footballers’ Association men’s Players’ Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year grants.

Head League champions City rule the selections for the senior honor, with Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin de Bruyne and Ruben Dias additionally in conflict.

Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes and Tottenham striker Harry Kane complete the waitlist.

The champs will be uncovered on Sunday.

Foden, 21, has shown up for Manchester City in all contests this season, helping the club win the Premier League and Carabao Cup, and arrive at the Champions League last.

The Stockport-conceived midfielder additionally made his senior England debut in September and has been remembered for director Gareth Southgate’s crew for Euro 2020.

The PFA Young Player of the Year is for players younger than 23, however they are likewise qualified for the senior honor. Just three players have won both PFA grants in a similar season since they were presented in the 1973-74 season: Andy Gray in 1976-77, Cristiano Ronaldo in 2006-07 and Gareth Bale in 2012-13.

Stockpile’s Bukayo Saka, West Ham’s Declan Rice, Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold are additionally in dispute for the youthful player prize.

Chelsea triplet Sam Kerr, Ann-Katrin Berger and Fran Kirby are among the candidates for the PFA ladies’ honor.

Portugal protector Dias, who joined Manchester City from Benfica in September, was named men’s footballer of the year by the Football Writers’ Association a month ago and is additionally among the chosen people for the Premier League’s player of the period.

Colleague De Bruyne won the PFA grant last term with Reds protector Alexander-Arnold casted a ballot youthful player.

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