Jan 19 2010

Africa Cup of Nations

Posted at 5:14 pm under Africa,Brazil,Soccer Politics

The Africa Cup of Nations is going on at the moment in Angola, and it could not have started in a better way…in the opening game, Angola was winning 4-0 against Mali after 75 minutes of play…but the final result was an incredible…4-4!

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Unfortunately, the news preceding the game began was not so exciting or happy. The Togo soccer national team was the target of a brutal terrorist attack  after crossing the border with Congo that forcedthe team to leave the country without playing a single game. Three people died.

The attack was initiated by the terrorists of the “ Forças de Libertação do Estado de Cabinda – Posição Militar (FLEC-PM)” group that was born in 2003, after they decided to be a part of the “Frente de Libertação do Estado de Cabinda (FLEC)”. These terrorist organizations fight for the independence of “Cabinda”, a region rich in oil that has been the reason for this controversy since 1975, when Angola became independent from Portugal.

This organization certainly chose the most inappropriate way to call global attention to their region.

As a happy side note, for all the millions of soccer fans spread throughout the world, it is great to see Ronaldinho Gaucho, the Brazilian magician, back in his best form!

http://www.tvgolo.com/golos-italia.php?subaction=showfull&id=1263738834&archive=&start_from=&ucat=42&

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