Complications Surrounding Cup of Nations Underscore Africa’s World Cup Ceiling

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Sports Illustrated

By Jonathan Wilson Africa is home to some of the world’s finest players, and this month’s Cup of Nations could be great, but there are reasons why it hasn’t traditionally translated into global success. View the original article to see embedded media. This isn’t how it was planned, but then the Africa Cup of Nations rarely goes as planned. Not since 2012, five tournaments ago, has the country initially slated to host the competition wound up doing so. This, the 33rd Cup of Nations that begins on Sunday as host Cameroon faces Burkina Faso, should have been in Ivory Coast last June. But politica…

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