January 6, 2013

2013 Africa Cup of Nations South Africa


This blog will accompany the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in South Africa.

Venues

Venue City - Stadium (attendance)
Matches at World Cup 2010 (referee)

Johannesburg - Soccer City (87.226 seats)
RSA 1:1 MEX (Irmatov, UZB), NED 2:0 DEN (Lannoy, FRA), ARG 4:1 KOR (De Bleeckere, BEL), BRA 3:1 CIV (Lannoy, FRA), GHA 0:1 GER (Simon, BRA), ARG 3:1 MEX (Rosetti, ITA), URU 4:2 pso GHA (Benquerenca, POR), NED 0:1 aet ESP (Webb, ENG)

Durban - Moses Mabhida Stadium (56.296 seats)
GER 4:0 AUS (Rodríguez, MEX), ESP 0:1 SUI (Webb, ENG), NED 1:0 JPN (Baldassi, ARG), NGA 2:2 KOR (Benquerenca, POR), POR 0:0 BRA (Archundia, MEX), NED 2:1 SVK (Undiano, ESP), GER 0:1 ESP (Kassai, HUN)

Rustenburg - Royal Bafokeng Stadium (44.364 seats)
ENG 1:1 USA (Simon, BRA), NZL 1:1 SVK (Damon, RSA), GHA 1:1 AUS (Rosetti, ITA), MEX 0:1 URU (Kassai, HUN), DEN 1:3 JPN (Damon, RSA), USA 1:2 aet GHA (Kassai, HUN)

Port Elizabeth - Nelson Mandela Bay (43.269 seats)
KOR 2:0 GRE (Hester, NZL), CIV 0:0 POR (Larrionda, URU), GER 0:1 SRB (Undiano, ESP), CHI 1:0 SUI (Al Ghamdi, KSA), SVN 0:1 ENG (Stark, GER), URU 2:1 KOR (Stark, GER), NED 2:1 BRA (Nishimura, JPN), URU 2:3 GER (Archundia, MEX)

Mbombela/Nelspruit - Mbombela Stadium (43.000 seats)
HON 0:1 CHI (Maillet, SEY), ITA 1:1 NZL (Batres, GUA), AUS 2:1 SRB (Larrionda, URU), PRK 0:3 CIV (Undiano, ESP)

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Match Officials

Referee
ORI

Date of Birth
FIFA since
Int. Achievements
Appearance(s) at AFCON 2012
Néant ALIOUM
CMR
17/07/1982
2008
U-17 WC 2011, AFCON 2012, Pre-List WC 2014
SEN 1:2 ZAM (GS),
GHA 2:1 aet TUN (QF)
Daniel BENNETT
RSA
22/08/1976
2003
Club WC 2010, AFCON 2010, 2012, Pre-List WC 2014
MAR 1:2 TUN (GS),
GHA 1:1 GUI (GS),
MLI 0:1 CIV (SF)
Mohamed BENOUZA
ALG
26/09/1972
2001
U-20 WC 2003, U-20 WC 2007, 2009, Club WC 2008, AFCON 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, Asian Cup 2011, 1st Pre-List WC 2014
BFA 1:2 ANG (GS),
EQG 0:1 ZAM (GS),
ZAM 1:0 GHA (SF)
Bernard CAMILLE
SEY
06/10/1975
2011
N/A
N/A
Koman COULIBALY
MLI
04/07/1970
1999
U-17 WC 2007, U-20 WC 2009, WC 2010, AFCON 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 (final), 2012, 1st Pre-List WC 2014
LBY 2:2 ZAM (GS)
Badara DIATTA
SEN
02/08/1969
1999
Olympia 2008, AFCON 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 (final), Pre-List WC 2014
GHA 1:0 BOT (GS),
ZAM 8:7 pso CIV (FIN)
Noumandiez DOUE
CIV
29/09/1970
2004
U-20 WC 2011, Club WC 2011, AFCON 2010, 2012, Pre-List WC 2014
EQG 1:0 LBY (OPG),
GBN 1:0 TUN (GS)
Bouchaib EL AHRACH
MAR
05/09/1972
2008
AFCON 2012
BOT 1:6 GUI (GS)
Bakary Papa GASSAMA
GAM
10/02/1979
2007
Olympia 2012, AFCON 2012, Pre-List WC 2014
GBN 3:2 MAR (GS),
ZAM 3:0 SUD (QF)
Ghead GRISHA
EGY
29/02/1976
2008
AFCON 2012
CIV 2:0 BFA (GS),
GHA 0:2 MLI (3rd)
Djamel HAIMOUDI
ALG
10/12/1970
2004
U-20 WC 2011, Club WC 2012, AFCON 2008, 2012, Pre-List WC 2014
GHA 2:0 MLI (GS),
GBN 4:5 pso MLI (QF)
Slim JEDIDI
TUN
17/04/1970
2007
Olympia 2012, AFCON 2012, Pre-List WC 2014
MLI 1:0 GUI (GS),
CIV 2:0 ANG (GS)
Sylvester KIRWA
KEN
13/12/1972
2009
N/A
N/A
Ali LEMGHAIFRY
MTN
01/01/1975
2005
AFCON 2012
SUD 2:2 ANG (GS)
Hamada NAMPIANDRAZA
MAD
08/07/1984
2010
AFCON 2012
NIG 0:1 MAR (GS)
Eric OTOGO-CASTANE
GBN
13/04/1976
2011
AFCON 2012
SUD 2:1 BFA (GS)
Rajindraparsad SEECHURN
MRI
03/06/1970
2004
AFCON 2010, 2012
1st Pre-List WC 2014
CIV 1:0 SUD (GS),
LBY 2:1 SEN (GS)
Janny SIKAZWE
ZAM
26/05/1979
2007
AFCON 2012
NIG 1:2 TUN (GS)



Assistant Referee
ORI

Date of Birth
FIFA since
Achievements
Appearance(s) at AFCON 2012
Redouane ACHIK
MAR
21/04/1972
2007
WC 2010, U-20 WC 2009, Club WC 2010, 2012, AFCON 2008, 2010 (final), 2012, Pre-List WC 2014 (Haimoudi)
GHA 1:0 BOT (GS),
EQG 0:1 ZAM (GS),
GBN 4:5 pso MLI (QF)
ZAM 1:0 GHA (SF)
Waleed AHMED ALI
SUD
1974
2009
N/A
N/A
Jean-Claude BIRUMUSHAHU
BDI
13/02/1972
2004
U-20 WC 2011, AFCON 2012, Pre-List WC 2014 (Doue)
BFA 1:2 ANG (GS),
EQG 2:1 SEN (GS),
SUD 2:1 BFA (GS),
CIV 3:0 EQG (QF),
ZAM 1:0 GHA (SF)
Djibril CAMARA
SEN
20/08/1983
2009
U-17 WC 2011, Club WC 2011, AFCON 2012, Pre-List WC 2014 (Diatta)
GHA 1:0 BOT (GS
SUD 2:1 BFA (GS),
GHA 2:1 aet TUN (QF)
Balla DIARRA
MLI
1974
2007
AFCON 2012
LBY 2:2 ZAM (GS),
CIV 2:0 ANG (GS)
Jerson Emiliano DOS SANTOS
ANG
1983
2009
N/A
N/A
Peter EDIBE
NGA
05/01/1970
2004
AFCON 2008, 2010, 2012, Pre-List WC 2014 (Alioum)
MAR 1:2 TUN (GS),
LBY 2:1 SEN (GS),
GHA 0:2 MLI (3rd)
Abdelhak ETCHIALI*
ALG
27/06/1981
2009
Club WC 2012, AFCON 2012, Asian Cup 2011, Pre-List WC 2014 (Haimoudi)
BFA 1:2 ANG (GS),
GHA 2:0 MLI (GS),
GBN 4:5 pso MLI (QF)
Bechir HASSANI
TUN
22/09/1969
2003
WC 2010, U-20 WC 2009, Olympia 2008, 2010, AFCON 2008, 2010, 2012 (final), Pre-List WC 2014 (Jedidi)
MLI 1:0 GUI (GS),
BOT 1:6 GUI (GS),
ZAM 8:7 pso CIV (FIN)
Anouar HMILA
TUN
1974
2007
N/A
N/A
Felicien KABANDA
RWA
19/07/1971
2002
U-17 WC 2011, AFCON 2012, Pre-List WC 2014 (Diatta)
MLI 1:0 GUI (GS),
GBN 3:2 MAR (GS),
CIV 2:0 ANG (GS),
CIV 3:0 EQG (QF)
Arsénio MARENGULA
MOZ
1986
2010
N/A
N/A
Evarist MENKOUANDÉ
CMR
14/11/1974
2004
WC 2010, U-20 WC 2009, Club WC 2007, 2010, Olympia 2008, AFCON 2008, 2010 (final), 2012 (final), Asian Cup 2007, Pre-List WC 2014 (Alioum)
SEN 1:2 ZAM (GS),
CIV 2:0 BFA (GS),
GBN 1:0 TUN (GS),
GHA 2:1 aet TUN (QF),
ZAM 8:7 pso CIV (FIN)
Yanoussa MOUSSA
CMR
13/03/1973
2005
AFCON 2012
SEN 1:2 ZAM (GS),
GHA 2:0 MLI (GS),
GBN 1:0 TUN (GS)
Angessom OGBAMARIAM
ERI
13/09/1971
1999
U-20 WC 2009, Club WC 2008, Olympia 2012, AFCON 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, Pre-List WC 2014 (Gassama)
CIV 1:0 SUD (GS),
NIG 1:2 TUN (GS),
ZAM 3:0 SUD (QF),
MLI 0:1 CIV (SF)
Aden Marwa RANGE
KEN
31/01/1977
2008
U-17 WC 2011, AFCON 2012, Pre-List WC 2014 (Bennett)
GBN 2:0 NIG (GS),
CIV 2:0 BFA (GS),
NIG 0:1 MAR (GS)
Malik Alidu SALIFU
GHA
05/04/1973
2006
N/A
N/A
El Hadji Malick SAMBA
SEN
02/04/1979
2008
N/A
N/A
Zakhele Thusi SIWELA
RSA
02/09/1982
2010
U-17 WC 2011, AFCON 2012, Pre-List WC 2014 (Bennett)
MAR 1:2 TUN (GS),
GHA 1:1 GUI (GS)
Théophile VINGA
GBN
1975
2008
AFCON 2012
BOT 1:6 GUI (GS)
Songuifolo YEO
CIV
01/01/1970
2004
Club WC 2011, AFCON 2012, Pre-List WC 2014 (Doue)
EQG 1:0 LBY (OPG),
GBN 3:2 MAR (GS),
GHA 1:1 GUI (GS)

* will miss the competition due to an injury
replaced by David Laryea of Ghana
 
Groups


Group A

#

Team
Pts
Goals
Diff.
1.
South Africa
5
4-2
+2
2.
Cape Verde
5
3-2
+1
3.
Morocco
3
3-3
0
4.
Angola
1
1-4
-3


Group B

#

Team
Pts
Goals
Diff.
1.
Mali
3
1-1
0
2.
DR Congo
1
2-2
0
3.
Ghana
4
3-2
+1
4.
Niger
0
0-1
-1


Group C

#

Team
Pts
Goals
Diff.
1.
Zambia
2
2-2
0
2.
Ethiopia
1
1-5
-4
3.
Nigeria
2
1-1
0
4.
Burkina Faso
4
5-1
+4


Group D

#

Team
Pts
Goals
Diff.
1.
Côte d’Ivoire
6
5-1
+4
2.
Togo
3
3-2
+1
3.
Tunisia
3
1-3
-2
4.
Algeria
0
0-3

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Matches

M Gr
Date – Time
Venue City


Res.


Referee
1 A
19/01 – 18:00
Johannesburg
South Africa
0:0
Cape Verde
Haimoudi (ALG)
2 A
19/01 – 21:00
Johannesburg
Angola
0:0
REPORT
Morocco
Diatta (SEN)
3 B
20/01 – 17:00
Port Elizabeth
Ghana
2:2
DR Congo
Bennett (RSA)
4 B
20/01 – 20:00
Port Elizabeth
Mali
1:0
Niger
Jedidi (TUN)
5 C
21/01 – 17:00
Mbombela
Zambia
1:1
REPORT
Ethiopia
Otogo (GBN)
6 C
21/01 – 20:00
Mbombela
Nigeria
1:1
REPORT
Burkina Faso
Benouza (ALG)
7 D
22/01 – 17:00
Rustenburg
Côte d’Ivoire
2:1
Togo
Alioum (CMR)
8 D
22/01 – 20:00
Rustenburg
Tunisia
1:0
REPORT
Algeria
Gassama (GAM)
9 A
23/01 – 17:00
Durban
South Africa
2:0
Angola
Coulibaly (MLI)
10 A
23/01 – 20:00
Durban
Morocco
1:1
Cape Verde
Sikazwe (ZAM)
11 B
24/01 – 17:00
Port Elizabeth
Ghana
1:0
Mali
Doue (CIV)
12 B
24/01 – 20:00
Port Elizabeth
Niger
0:0
DR Congo
El Ahrach (MAR)
13 C
25/01 – 17:00
Mbombela
Zambia
1:1
Nigeria
Grisha (EGY)
14 C
25/01 – 20:00
Mbombela
Burkina Faso
4:0
Ethiopia
Camille (SEY)
15 D
26/01 – 17:00
Rustenburg
Côte d’Ivoire
3:0
Tunisia
Seechurn (MRI)
16 D
26/01 – 20:00
Rustenburg
Algeria
0:2
Togo
Nampiandraza (MAD)
17 A
27/01 – 19:00
Durban
Morocco
2:2
South Africa
Gassama (GAM)
18 A
27/01 – 19:00
Port Elizabeth
Cape Verde
2:1
Angola
Jedidi (TUN)
19 B
28/01 – 19:00
Port Elizabeth
Niger
-:-
Ghana
Diatta (SEN)
20 B
28/01 – 19:00
Durban
DR Congo
-:-
Mali
Haimoudi (ALG)
21 C
29/01 – 19:00
Mbombela
Burkina Faso
-:-
Zambia
Alioum (CMR)
22 C
29/01 – 19:00
Rustenburg
Ethiopia
-:-
Nigeria
El Ahrach (MAR)
23 D
30/01 – 19:00
Rustenburg
Algeria
-:-
Côte d’Ivoire
Otogo (GBN)
24 D
30/01 – 19:00
Mbombela
Togo
-:-
Tunisia
Bennett (RSA)

37 Comments:

  1. Three judges; Two major & one assistant perfom for the last time, in this jear's tournament for the AFRICAN-CUP-OF-NATIONS,because of the age limit.
    Tose are the main judges - ABDUL RAHMAN(SUDAN)
    BADARA DIATTA(SENEGAL),& ASSISTANT - BECHIR HASSANI(TUNISIA)

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    1. Hi Jaco, Khalid Abdel Rahman is not there, if you read carefully the names.
      Regards.
      By the way, it's the seventh AFCON for Koman Coulibaly: 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013. This is a new record for an african refereee, the previous (6) was owned by Coffi Codjia (Benin) and Tesfaye Gebreyesus (Ethiopia). And he could be able to reach also AFCON 2015, if selected, he will be 45 years old.

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  2. So actually he is not on the list of judges AFRICA - CUP - OF NATIONS. But on the list of FIFA - REFEREES in theirow country

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  3. Many, many polls about best referees of every part of the World! You can give 8 votes in each poll.

    http://www.tournamentsabroad.com/best-referee-poll.html

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    1. Ahah ;)
      I'm a bit surprised reading the name of Massimiliano Velotto among the best Italian referees of the last 25 years. Probably this site has copied the list from worldreferee. Velotto is not a FIFA referee, but he officiated the second half of Feyenoord - Lech Poznan, UEFA Cup group stage, on 17 December 2008, due an injury occurred to the main referee appointed, Paolo Dondarini. Velotto was the fourth official and he was on the pitch for the whole second half, having this big pleasure. Nowhe offciates in serie B and he is rarely appointed in A.
      By the way, it's clear that for Italy there is a strong name like Pierluigi Collina. Nothing else to add... ;)

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  4. Very interesting and nice. Irmatov leading in AFC zone with 50%..

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  5. Hi ofical info COPA-CENTROAMERICA:
    ELMER BONILLA(EL-SALVADOR) no metches in COPA -CENTROAMERICA.
    New REFEREE in COPA -CENTROAMERICA: SANDY VASQUEZ(REPUBLICA-DOMINICANA)

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  6. I have found this video on youtube:

    Uzbekistan - Japan
    2010 WC qualifiers - Asia
    referee: Muhsen Basma, Syria
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6Zqqfykugz0
    very detailed report by an angry man, I think that there were several mistakes, as he underlined, but I don't want to believe that AFC is against Japan, Korea, and that countries, and in favor of Arab nations...
    What do you think? The sending off at the end of the video is surely weird, more than 90 seconds after the situation, there was the card.

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  7. It's not even weird, it's an infringement of the Laws of the Game. Red cards must be issued directly.
    Furthermore, the video is slightly polemic, but in many points, the analyst was right. I remember many matches where impressions of match fixing existed in the aftermath in Asia, without judging it, troubles came up after two matches handled by Williams and one by El Haddad, and now that.

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    1. Disaster. Too bad the Japanese are very respectful and are not arguing for any of the calls. I doubt that those referees could officiate in Mexico, Turkey or any other places other than Asia. Shame on those people.

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    2. We haven't a full video about elbow situation, "90 sec later" make my doubts. Some of calls showed on this video are correct. Some poor but understandable.

      Exaggerated video, but problem of match fixing is true. But man, the most known country of that is Korea and Singapore, so don't blame Arab countries...

      I remember Williams' performances which were far more scandalous!

      Regards

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  8. Hi small correction: Sandy Vasquez is REPUBLICA DOMINICA, and not as l wrote REPUBLICA DOMINICANA

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  9. http://www.deutsch-tuerkische-nachrichten.de/2013/01/465463/cueneyt-cakir-zum-besten-schiedsrichter-2012-gewaehlt/ :)

    The article says, that Cakir was elected referee of the year by this blog.
    Furthermore they write, it is the best known refereeing platform in the internet :)

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    1. Another article:
      http://www.ligablatt.de/2013/01/9780/ehrungen-und-auszeichnungen-fur-cuneyt-cakir-und-mesut-ozil

      Here it is "the most important refereeing platform in the world"

      IFFHS comes too late this year ;)

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    2. Oh dear..aren't they exaggerating?
      TFF has made this ranking public on their website as well.

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  10. Terrible decision by German assistant Thomas Münch, happened 3 years ago.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLEw6lFp-ys
    Niclas, probably you remember, but this is the first time for me, watching this video. Incredible, the good thing was that it was the 5-0 goal... now I see that this assistant officiates only in 2.Bundesliga.

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  11. Surely a lot of people remember this scene here..Marco Fritz himself should have seen it, it was very obvious. No idea what Münch thought to have detected, apart from that, I did not recognize anything extra-ordinary of him.

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  12. This decision from Ghana referee Lamptey in an international friendly match is even worse.. Hopefully this time, the assistant referee saved him..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vlOru8uYpA

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  13. Does anybody know who the AR2 was?

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  14. either David Laryea or Ibrahim Badiu (Ghana)

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  15. Two articles about Diatta:

    http://www.ilpost.it/michelecamerota/2012/02/23/badara-diatta-il-linguaggio-del-fischietto/

    http://www.lequotidien.sn/index.php/sport/item/8648-portrait-de-badara-diatta-arbitre-international-senegalais--reve-dune-samba-pour-la-der

    The first one (in Italian) is old, it was written at the end of the last AFCON, 23/02/2012.
    The second one (in French) is dated December 2012.
    In both articles, you can read interesting news about his life in Senegal.

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    1. I've got from media@fifa.com the whole 2013 list of international FIFA referees, assistant, futsal, beach soccer and women. It's an excel file; may I post it on this blog ?

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    2. You can.
      Or write a mail with this list as attachment to the below posted mail address.

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  16. Anonymous11/1/13 17:27

    Can anyone get from UEFA the referee categories for futsal?

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    1. I do not have them, sorry.

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  17. Anonymous11/1/13 23:52

    Nicolas Rainville ( new french FIFA ref) with a brilliant performance in Paris. Red card for thiago motta very brave but logical...terrible tackle.... Ligue 1 PSG - Ajaccio

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    1. Excellent call, probably also indicated by Stephane Mercier.

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    2. Anonymous12/1/13 14:17

      No niclas, it was Laurent stien ( FIFA assistant) ;) but good commentary indeed. ;-)

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  18. Anonymous12/1/13 15:36

    Yes, it was...but in France aa2 may be the FIFA aa even if aa1 is only national aa, ^^. It depends of the appointements.

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    1. Ah ok, weltfussball.de wrote Mercier on the AR2 slot, not Stien.
      That's similar here, I would say it's more or less 50-50 that FIFA assistants are on the AR1/2 spot.

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  19. What a match Stoke - Chelsea today!
    Jon Walters scored two own goals and missed a penalty, never seen a thing like this.
    And there are many things to say abut the referee, Andre Marriner. He whistled two penalties: the first, given to Chelsea, in my opinion absolutely wrong, the second (to Stok) very soft. In this match the second assistant, Sian Massey showed an impressive and excellent performance.

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    1. Thanks for the info. Poor Jon Walters. In such moments, you probably would like to be an ostrich to bury your head into the ground..

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  20. Benfica - Porto
    João Ferreira, António Godinho, Luís Ramos, Marco Ferreira

    :O

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  21. Zambia - Norway
    Victor Hlungwani, Johannes Moshidi, Stevens Khumalo, Wellington Kaoma (RSA)

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    1. Small remark, Kaoma is of Zambia.

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    2. Thanks.

      Namibia - Morocco
      Victor Gomes, Sandile Dilikane, Baatsi Manca, Zakhele Siwela (RSA)

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