Monday, February 04, 2008
[Guinean news] Soccer team eliminated from Nations Cup
The Guinean national soccer team was eliminated from the African Nations Cup at the quarterfinal stage for the third tournament in a row. The Syli national were thrashed 5-0 by Côte d'Ivoire. The game was better than the heavy scoreline would suggest. The young Guinean side was missing its best attacking player (suspension) and best defender (injury) but still remained competitive with the heavily favored Elephants for most of the game. But the pre-tournament favorite Ivorians scored four times in the last 20 minutes to seal the game.