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Madagascar won't play South Africa - SAFA

South Africa's friendly international fixture against Madagascar on Saturday has been cancelled.

Madagascar pulled out of playing the game, amid xenophobic violence in Johannesburg and elsewhere in South Africa.

Madagascar had been a late replacement opponent after Zambia's soccer officials canceled plans to host South Africa for a game in Lusaka on Saturday, citing the same violence for their decision.

Madagascar said in a statement that they declined the match for security reasons. 

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Zambia out of AFCON running after Mozambique defeat

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2012 Africa Cup of Nations champions Zambia were defeated 1-0 in Mozambique on Sunday as their hopes of reaching next year's tournament in Cameroon were extinguished.

After five matches, Chipolopolo sit bottom of Group K on four points, four behind Guinea-Bissau and Namibia in first and second, and three off Mozambique.

The top two played out a 0-0 draw in Windhoek on Saturday.

Reginaldo scored the only goal of the game - in the 63rd minute - as Mozambique secured a major victory to keep their qualifying...

Recreativo face TP Mazembe in Confederation Cup quarters

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A goalless draw was enough to see Recreativo Libolo of Angola secure the last spot in the African Confederation Cup quarter-finals.

But they now face holders TP Mazembe Englebert of the Democratic Republic of Congo in September's knockout round.

Libolo needed only a point at home to Smouha of Egypt on Sunday to ensure progress from Group C, which had been cast into turmoil after leaders Al Hilal Obayed were disqualified when FIFA suspended Sudan on Thursday.

It left Zesco United with a bye at the...

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Spain rally late to salvage draw at England; Italy and Germany goalless

Spain rallied with two late goals to salvage a 2-2 draw with England in a friendly at Wembley on Tuesday.

Adam Lallana opened the scoring for England from the penalty spot, the Liverpool man playing a whipped-in pass to spring Jamie Vardy in Spain's penalty area, and he was taken down by Pepe Reina with the referee pointing immediately to the spot.

Lallana stepped up and calmly fired home past Reina to put England up 1-0. It was the third goal in as many international matches for Lallana, who was...

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Senegal and Egypt win to secure African Nations Cup qualification

Liverpool star man Mohamed Salah will represent Egypt at this summer's World Cup.
Mohamed Salah scored twice as Egypt booked their place at the African Nations Cup.

Egypt and Senegal qualified for the African Nations Cup thanks to wins against Tanzania and Burundi.

First-half goals from Premier League duo Sadio Mane and Mame Biram Diouf sealed a 2-0 win for Senegal at Burundi and ensured they will win Group K, having won five games from five, scoring 11 times and conceding just twice.

The other game in that group saw Namibia run out 1-0 winners against Niger with Peter Shalulile's 15th-minute goal settling the game.

Meanwhile, a Mohamed Salah brace resolved...