Soccer

Madagascar is quite the surprise at Africa Cup of Nations

07 July 2019 - 00:00 By AFP

Theirs is a squad comprised largely of players from the lower tiers of French football, but Madagascar have emerged as the surprise team at this year's Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Ranked as lowly as 190th little over five years ago, the arrival of French coach Nicolas Dupuis has transformed the perennial also-rans into a cohesive unit that is making waves in a first appearance at the continental showpiece...

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