Focus on Arab nations

Arab world seeking greater influence

July 9, 2010
By Firdose Moonda, South Africa
When Algeria exited the World Cup at the hands of USA in the first round, they weren't just contributing to poor African representation, but wholly eliminating the Arab contingent from the tournament. Algeria bore a two-fold responsibility at the event, flying the flag for two equally expectant communities, both of whom were hungry for success on the football field, but lacked the quality of Europe or South America to seriously challenge for it. Africa's tales of woe through the tournament were ...

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