Portal:Football in Africa

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Best results of African men's national teams at the FIFA World Cup

Football is the most popular sport in Africa. Indeed, football is probably the most popular sport in every African country, although rugby and cricket are also very popular in South Africa.

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The CAF Confederation Cup is an international club association football competition run by the Confederation of African Football. Select club sides from Africa's football leagues are invited to participate in this competition, which is the second club football competition in the continent behind the CAF Champions League and the equivalent to the UEFA Europa League.

The winner of the tournament faces the winner of the CAF Champions League in the following season's CAF Super Cup.

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Outside view of Alexandria Stadium
Credit: Islam90

A view of the Alexandria Stadium, taken in 2016. Built in 1929, Alexandria Stadium is the oldest stadium in Africa, holding a capacity of 13,660 and serving as the home stadium for local club sides Al Ittihad and Smouha.

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Maroune Chamakh playing for Arsenal in 2010
Marouane Chamakh is a Moroccan footballer who plays as a striker. He is described as a prototypical target man and is noted for his "tall stature" and "excellent heading ability".

Chamakh started his career training throughout various clubs in the Aquitaine region. In 2000, he signed with Bordeaux. Chamakh made his professional debut for the club in the 2002–03 season. He spent nine years at the club and helped Bordeaux win the Coupe de la Ligue in 2007. In the 2008–09 season, Chamakh won his first league title as Bordeaux were crowned champions for the first time since the 1998–99 season. The club also won the Coupe de la Ligue completing the league and league cup double. In May 2010, Chamakh joined Arsenal of the Premier League on a free transfer after agreeing to a four-year contract with the club. In October 2010, Chamakh became the first player in UEFA Champions League history to score in six consecutive matches.

Although born and raised in France, Chamakh chose to play international football for Morocco, because he had Moroccan parents. He made his national team debut in July 2003 and has played at three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, including the 2004 tournament in which Morocco finished runner-up. In August 2010, he captained the national team for the first time.

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