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22 January 2012
IVORY COASTWe've been talking about last chances for a while now. But this, surely, is Ivory Coast's final, final chance for their gifted generation – perhaps the most gifted any African nation has ever known – to win something. Didier Drogba, Yaya Toure, Kolo Toure, Emmanuel Eboue, Salomon Kalou, Didier Zokora – it's a list of explosive talent few countries in the world can match, and yet so far they have never quite delivered. At World Cups, Ivory Coast have twice been undone by cruelly difficult draws; at Cups of Nations, luck has repeatedly been against them.
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21 January 2012
SENEGALA certain date is scored deep into the consciousness of Senegalese football: October 11, 2008. That was when it hit rock bottom.
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20 January 2012
ZonalMarking.net's Michael Cox uses the StatsZone app – from FFT and Opta, available now – to preview the Africa Cup of Nations - get the FREE Africa Cup of Nations version of Stats Zone now...   
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20 January 2012
As one of the smallest countries in continental Africa, what do you do if you cannot play your way to a major international tournament? In Equatorial Guinea's case the answer was simple. You buy your way in.
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20 January 2012
Jonathan Wilson agreed to furnish FourFourTwo.com with a diary of his time in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations. Here's the first instalment.
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20 January 2012
ZonalMarking.net's Michael Cox uses the StatsZone app – from FFT and Opta, available now – to preview the best of the weekend's Premier League action...  
20 January 2012
"Kolo is a fantastic guy. He is a good man: he always works and he always tries to be at the best level. He is a pure example to me..."
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20 January 2012
Know next to nothing about the proud hosts of ACoN 2012, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea? Fear not! Impress your friends with facts gleaned from Jonathan Wilson's five-step guide to each of the co-hosts.
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20 January 2012
The Africa Cup of Nations is always a delight to the eye. The football, the fans... the new shirts. As usual, Puma have been getting busy and the designs for the new shirts have been created in conjunction with local artists. Watch on to find out more...

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