Out Of Africa

June 9, 2013

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“To the outsider, Africa is a complex dichotomy, a region where the joyful expressions of tradition and culture take place amid the reality of dire poverty and chronic malnutrition. Home to over one billion people and thus resistant to easy generalisations, Africa is often referred to as the birthplace of humanity, but viewed as a neglected suburb of the modern world. The African contribution to global progress has historically been restricted by exploitation and hampered by the corrosive effects of political corruption and civil war, but despite these endemic structural problems, Africans continue to strive to make their mark on the world.” In Bed With Maradona


Messi returns in Argentina draw

June 9, 2013

“Argentina stayed top of the South American World Cup qualifying table after being held to a goalless draw by Colombia in a match which saw both sides reduced to 10 men. With Barcelona star Lionel Messi on the bench, Alejandro Sabella’s team were aiming to move one step closer to Brazil 2014, but neither side could make a breakthrough and the key talking point came when Gonzalo Higuain and Cristian Zapata were dismissed in the first half.” ESPN (Video)


Postiga sends Portugal top

June 9, 2013

“Helder Postiga’s goal was enough to propel Portugal to the top of their World Cup qualification group with a 1-0 win as Russia dropped the first points of their campaign. Russia had arrived in Portugal top of Group F with a 100% record after four games although the build-up to the game had been overshadowed by speculation over manager Fabio Capello’s future. For Portugal, the game was crucial as they lay third behind Russia and Israel with just three wins from six matches.” ESPN (Video)