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  • Congo-Nigeria football final on the cards at Africa Games

    Congo-Nigeria football final on the cards at Africa Games

    AFP News
    Congo-Nigeria football final on the cards at Africa Games

    Former champions Congo Brazzaville, Ghana and Nigeria are among seven countries competing from Sunday for the All Africa Games football gold medals. Egypt also qualified for the eight-nation tournament in Brazzaville only to withdraw because coach Hossam El Badry did not want to field a weakened team. Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this weekend and CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup group games next weekend would have deprived him of many stars. …

  • Messi, Aguero at the double in Bolivia rout

    Messi, Aguero at the double in Bolivia rout

    AFP News
    Messi, Aguero at the double in Bolivia rout

    Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero stole the show as Argentina warmed up for the start of World Cup qualifying next month with a 7-0 thrashing of Bolivia. Aguero scored twice and set up two more for Ezequiel Lavezzi in a one-sided victory at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium as Messi grabbed a quickfire double after coming on as a second half substitute. Angel Correa added the seventh. …

  • Germany go top, but want to improve for Scots

    Germany go top, but want to improve for Scots

    AFP News
    Germany go top, but want to improve for Scots

    Joachim Loew says Germany can improve further in Monday's Euro 2016 qualifier away to Scotland after Mario Goetze's goals sealed a 3-1 win over Poland to top their group. Thomas Mueller gave the hosts an early lead in Frankfurt on Friday and Goetze scored twice as Germany avenged last year's 2-0 away defeat in Warsaw to replace Poland at the top of Group D. All four goals came from Bayern Munich players as Poland captain Robert Lewandowski pulled one back with a diving header as it finished …

  • Goetze leads Germany to 3-1 win over Poland and top spot

    Goetze leads Germany to 3-1 win over Poland and top spot

    Associated Press
    Goetze leads Germany to 3-1 win over Poland and top spot

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mario Goetze scored twice to help Germany beat Poland 3-1 Friday in their European Championship qualifier and replace the visitors at the top of Group D. …

  • Goetze goals help beat Poland, send Germany top

    Goetze goals help beat Poland, send Germany top

    Reuters
    Goetze goals help beat Poland, send Germany top

    Germany's World Cup hero Mario Goetze again put his club woes behind him to score twice as the world champions beat Poland 3-1 in an entertaining Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday to take over at the top of Group D and avenge last year's defeat. Goetze, who has been struggling for first team action at champions Bayern Munich over the past two seasons under coach Pep Guardiola, scored with a fine solo effort in the 19th minute after Thomas Mueller had put the hosts in front. A third Bayern player, …