Algeria vs. Germany Revives a Bitter Rivalry – Al Jazeera America

.  * “Memories of 1982 remain central for Les Fennecs, but Germany is an old soccer enemy to all of the Maghreb… In 1986, when Morocco set a new benchmark for Africa at World Cup by reaching the second round, their success was celebrated across North Africa. Their bad luck was to meet—once again—West Germany, at the last-16 stage.” *  . Al Jazeera America, by Ian Hawkey (June 29, 2014) ...

In Pictures: Morocco’s Teen Spirit – Middle East Eye

. * “Rabat is very cool for young people, there are places to have fun,” says 15-year-old Adnane Chehoini. “All that’s missing is a skatepark.” Already, a skatepark is being constructed nearby. Government-funded skateparks remain rare in North Africa. Many youths in the region often express frustration at the lack of government support for their leisure. There is one in Casablanca and several in Egypt, but these are still exceptions. ...

Algeria 1-1 Russia: Algerians advance to World Cup knockout stage – World Soccer Talk/wVIDEO

. * Algeria becomes first side from N. Africa to advance to knockout stages since 1986 when Morocco achieved feat. * Watch Video Highlights of Algeria vs. Russia . World Soccer Talk, by Kartik Krishnaiyer (June 27, 2014) — Algeria advanced to the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in the nation’s history with a 1-1 Group H draw against Russia. Fabio Capello’s Russian side was ...

World Cup Brazil 2014: Looking Back at Arab Football’s Finest Hours – FIFA.com

. * A dream come true — Mexico 1986: Morocco 3-1 Portugal — Morocco made their finals debut at Mexico 1970 and returned to the country in 1986.  The Lions of the Atlas fared much better second time round, kicking off with draws against Poland and England before earning their maiden finals win over Portugal.  Abdelrazzak Khairi scored twice, with Mustafa Merry adding a third as the Moroccans took top ...

From Morocco to New York City, South African couple completes 6,000 mile row – FOX News

  . * Watch CBS News Video Report of journey’s end in NY harbor * . Fox News, New York Post (New York City, New York, June 21, 2014) ― A South African couple made a big splash Friday when they capped an incredible six-month, 6,500-mile journey from Morocco to the Big Apple — via rowboat. Riaan Manser and longtime girlfriend Vasti Geldenhuys made the arduous trek in a small ...
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