Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from international football Friday - after 12 years playing for his nation.

Egyptian giants, Al-Ahly can clinch their place at the last four with at least a draw against Nkana of Zambia in their Group B encounter on Saturday, 9 August 2014 in Ndola.

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The list is seemingly exhaustive - Drogba has made a return, Yaya Toure is still going strong in Manchester, Brown Ideye has joined the big boys, Algeria's Taider, Mali's Maiga, Nigeria's Odemwingie....it just goes on and on.

Mexico gained a small dose of revenge for their 2012 elimination against Nigeria by holding the African powerhouse to a 1-1 draw in their Canada 2014 opener.

Host nation Canada began their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup campaign in disappointing fashion with a 1-0 defeat against Ghana in Toronto’s National Soccer Stadium.

The line-up for the group phase of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations – Morocco 2015 is now complete.

The seeming unity of purpose that exists between the Football Kenya Federation and the government of Kenya seems to be paying dividend by the day with the FKF redeeming it's pledge to pay players' allowances in advance of their crucial Nations Cup qualifier against Lesotho.