Algeria, the defending champion, was knocked out of the group stage of the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon after losing 3-1 to Ivory Coast on the third and final days of Key E, Thursday in Douala.
And the Algerians were on the verge of swinging, necessarily needing a win to continue the tournament, after they drew on the first day against Sierra Leone (0-0) and suffered defeat on the second day against Equatorial Guinea (1-0). .
Therefore, Algeria finished with only one point in its group in last place.
Ivory Coast came with 7 points at the top of Group E, and Egypt’s Mohamed Salah will be its competitor in the Round of 16, ranked on Thursday in second place in Group D.
The goals of Côte d’Ivoire in Thursday’s victory were scored by Frank Casey (22nd minute), Ibrahim Sangari (39) and Nicolas Pepe (54).
The Algerians cut short in the 74th minute through Sofiane Bendibeka, but without being able to return to the match.
For Algeria, the experience of 1992 is repeated, when they were eliminated in the first stage of the African Cup of Nations held in Senegal, two years after they won the continental championship title. Then Cote d’Ivoire defeated them (3-0) in their group.
Algeria came to the African Cup of Nations for Cameroon as one of the greatest candidates due to a long streak of defeat, which left them at the age of 35, until they lost two matches in this tournament.
After this great disappointment, Algeria will try to make up for it in March in the qualifiers to reach the final stage of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The team’s draw will take place on Sunday in Douala.
Douala, Cameroon. France Press agency
Olympia defender Luis Caceres indicated the current situation that is being carried out under the supervision of Elvio Pauloroso, the former physical trainer of “Tata” Martino, who is currently in the coaching staff of Julio Cesar Caceres, the Olympic coach.
“We have a very good start and finish the season in the best way. You feel proud that this physical coach is guiding you, and he will leave you a good lesson for the future,” he told VERSUS Radio at 970 AM.
The defender considers Olympia to have a squad to fight for important things this season, despite suffering some injuries and the impossibility of hiring.
“We had a few casualties, but a large number of them. Nevertheless, the group remained, we are united, we are strong, we are what we are they say. Many young men also joined from the reserve who will help a lot,” he argued.
Caceres believes that his experience at Olympia has helped him improve in many aspects, not only in economic terms.
He explained, “It has helped me a lot to be more professional, to act differently on the court. It gives you that tool to move forward.”
“Since my arrival I knew I have to earn the position, I will train well when I should be good and be able to play. I will try to do everything in myself to be able to continue growing, I am in a special club where everyone dreams of playing,” he said.
Finally, he commented that he is trying to invest his money in things that can bring him profits, and is thinking about the well-being of his family.
“The main thing is economical, I have a son on the way and I want to give him the best. I finished preparing the fifth for rent, and I also finish a ‘small apartment’ for my mother so that it can be rented,” he said.
Spain’s Valencia has reflected its sporting history in the murals painted outside the Mestalla stadium featuring Paraguayan footballer Carlos “Lobo” Diarte, who left an impressive legacy in the Spanish team in the 1970s.
With the motto: “An open-air museum to extend our DNA to all corners”, the Valencian community seeks to introduce the world to the history of the club embodied in the murals, especially the history of football players and the connection with their places of birth and adoption.
“Valencia Route Urban Art” is the title used for the project which includes Carlos “Lobo” Diarte and Juan Cruz Sol, another legend from the institution.
“It is a unique museum that will become a global tourist reference,” they declared from the club.
Carlos “Lobo” Diarte, born in Asuncion on January 10, 1953, made his Olympic debut in 1971. With “Expreso Decano” he won two local titles. Early years (1971) and near retirement (1887).
In 1973, he arrived in the home country to play for Real Zaragoza, and shared a team with other compatriots such as Saturnino Ariza and Felipe Ocampos, forming part of the remembered “Saraggios”.
In 1976, he arrived in Valencia, where he formed part of a formidable attacking line with Argentine Mario Alberto Kempes and Dutchman Johnny Reed.
He passed away in June 2011 at the age of 57, and also played for teams such as Salamanca, Real Betis and Saint-Etienne in France. He played more than 40 matches with the Paraguay national team.
– Valencia CF (valenciacf) January 20 2022
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