The concept of England having a high level of expectation at the time of a World Cup finals is a comparatively recent one. As recently as 1990, most adults could remember their two successive...
Roll up, roll up. It’s the biggest circus in town. This year, without a single ball having been kicked, hasn’t been a terribly successfully one for England so far and, as a result, Egypt could be forgiven for thinking that they are the home team at Wembley tonight.
Mark Murphy concludes his marathon round-up of the African Cup of Nations with a round-up of the latter stages of a competition that was, sadly, upstaged by events that took place before a ball had even been kicked.
It’s the derby of North Africa and the stakes couldn’t be higher – a play-off match in Sudan for a place in the World Cup finals in South Africa next year. Will the apolcayptic predictions of some in the press come to pass, or will we merely see which of these relative under-achievers will get through?