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Brazilian Football Legend Pele Buried At The World’s Tallest Cemetery



Football legend Pele has been laid to rest.

The Brazilian who died of cancer on 29 December aged 82 – was buried on the ninth floor of the Memorial Necropole Ecumenica cemetery on Tuesday (03.01.22), which overlooks Urbano Caldeira stadium in his hometown of Santos, in a private ceremony after his body was transported through the streets, where thousands of people had lined the route to pay their final respects.

Pele’s body had been lying in state in the centre circle of the pitch at Santos’ stadium for 24 hours before a procession carried his coffin to the vertical cemetery via a route that passed his former family home, where his 100-year-old mother Celeste and his sister watched on.

He was then buried in a private ceremony with just his family present.

Among those at the stadium – where Pele spent almost his entire club career from 1956 to 1974 – were the sportsman’s best friend and former teammate Manoel Maria.

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Jurgen Klopp to leave Liverpool after almost 9 years



Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager since 2015, has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

In a shocking video posted on the team’s Instagram page, Klopp let his fans know that he was “running out of energy”.

“I love absolutely everything about this club, I love everything about the city, I love everything about our supporters, I love the team. I love the staff. I love everything. But that I still take this decision shows you that I am convinced it is the one I have to take”, Klopp intimated in the interview.

Fans flooded the comment section to express their shock and extend their gratitude to him.

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers forward and minority owner of Liverpool, took to X to thank Klopp.

“You are one helluva manager and you’ll never be forgotten and more importantly YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE!! The Reds will miss you!!”

Addressing fans and teammates, team captain, Virgil Van Dijk, said, “Let’s make the rest of the season a special one so he (Klopp) can have the farewell that he definitely deserves.”

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Africa Cup of Nations 2023 Round of 16 football.



This Africa Cup of Nations has had one of the greatest upsets like Ghana being eliminated without seeing the round of 16. Some of the known giants like Egypt and Senegal qualified.

Teams that have qualified for the Round of 16.

Equatorial Guinea,


Ivory Coast

Cape Verde






Burkina Faso



South Africa



DR Congo

AFCON knockout stage schedule and fixtures

Round of 16 fixtures

DateTime (ET)Match
January 2712 p.m.Angola vs. Namibia
January 273 p.m.Nigeria vs. Cameroon
January 2812 p.m.Equatorial Guinea vs. Guinea
January 283 p.m.Egypt vs. DR Congo
January 2912 p.m.Cape Verde vs. Mauritania
January 293 p.m.Senegal vs. Ivory Coast
January 3012 p.m.Mali vs. Burkina Faso
January 303 p.m.Morocco vs. South Africa


February 2Round of 16 winner 1 vs. Round of 16 winner 1
February 2Round of 16 winner 3 vs. Round of 16 winner 4
February 3Round of 16 winner 5 vs. Round of 16 winner 6
February 3Round of 16 winner 7 vs. Round of 16 winner 8

Semifinals and third-place playoff

The semifinals will both take place on February 7.

The third-place playoff, between the two losing semifinalists, will be held on February 10.


The tournament concludes with the final in Abidjan on February 11.

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Here is The Africa Cup of Nations Fixtures 2024!



Here’s a breakdown of the fixtures for the competing AFCON groups.

Group A

On January 13th, Ivory Coast faces Nigeria; on the 18th Ivory Coast faces Equatorial Guinea; and on the 22th, Ivory Coast faces Guinea-Bissau. On January 14, Nigeria plays Equatorial Guinea. Then, Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea Bissau on January 18. On January 22, Guinea Bissau will play against Nigeria.

Group B

Egypt plays Mozambique and Ghana plays Cape Verde on January 14. Egypt faces Ghana on the 18th and Cape Verde faces Morocco on the 19th in the second group game. On the 22nd, Cape Verde plays Egypt and Mozambique plays Ghana.

Group C

For this group, on January 15, Senegal will play Gamba. On January 19, Senegal vs Cameroon takes place, and Senegal vs Guinea happens on January 23, 2024. Also, Cameroon will play Guinea on January 15. On January 19, Guinea vs Gambia takes place, and Gambia vs Cameroon on January 23.

Group D

For Group D, Algeria will face Angola on January 15, 2024, and Burkina Faso will play Mauritania on the 16th. On January 20, Algeria plays Burkina Faso, then Mauritania vs Angola. On January 23, 2024, Angola and Mauritania will play Burkina Faso and Algeria, respectively.

Group E

For AFCON Group E, Tunisia plays Namibia on January 16, Mali on January 20, and South Africa on January 24. On January 16, Mali will play South Africa. South Africa and Mali play Namibia on January 21 and 24, respectively.

Group F

For Group F, Morocco vs Tanzania takes place on the 17, alongside DR Congo vs Zambia. On January 21, Morocco will play against DR Congo, then Zambia against Tanzania. On the 24th, Zambia vs Morocco and Tanzania vs DR Congo occur.

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Where will The next African Cup of Nations be held?

The AFCON scheduled for 2027 will be hosted by Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. It’s a unique opportunity for these nations to raise both their profiles and tourist dollars.

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