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Madagascar, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal secure AFCON berths

Madagascar qualified for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at home on Tuesday and were later joined by Egypt, Senegal and Tunisia in the 24-team field for next year's expanded finals.

With two nations qualifying from 11 of the 12 four-team groups, Madagascar were always going to have a good chance to make the breakthrough, at their 17th attempt, after starting their Group A campaign with an away win in Sudan last year.

Yet successive 1-0 wins home and away...

Liverpool's Sadio Mane breaks hand, becomes latest injury concern for Jurgen Klopp

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Sadio Mane has become the latest injury concern for Liverpool after it was confirmed the forward has broken a bone in his hand.

Mane is the third Liverpool player to give Jurgen Klopp an injury concern during this international break, with Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk also withdrawing from national team duty early.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Liverpool believe it is too early to determine whether any of the injured players are doubts for Saturday's trip to Huddersfield Town.

Mane fractured...

Liverpool's Sadio Mane suffers hand injury while on Senegal duty

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Sadio Mane has become the latest Liverpool player to sustain an injury while on international duty after suffering a hand injury with Senegal, although an official diagnosis has yet to be provided.

Sources have told ESPN FC that Liverpool are aware of the injury and will assess him upon his return to Merseyside.

It remains unclear at this stage whether Mane has withdrawn from the Senegal squad ahead of Tuesday's African Nations Cup qualifier in Sudan.

Mohamed Salah has returned to Liverpool after...

Ighalo fires Nigeria closer to AFCON, South Africa win big

Odion Ighalo scored a hat-trick as Nigeria took a big step towards the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a thumping 4-0 success over Libya on Saturday as the continent's big guns flexed their muscles with significant victories.

Former Watford forward Ighalo netted an early penalty to settle the nerves of the home side before scoring two more in the second period to go with a strike from Samuel Kalu against a Libyan side whose coach, Adel Amrouche, resigned unexpectedly on Tuesday.

Nigeria leapfrog...

Barcelona expect Moussa Wague visa decision, debut by end of month - sources

Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic lauded teammate Lionel Messi, after the Argentine was pivotal for the Catalans in their 4-2 win over Tottenham.

Senegal international Moussa Wague should be able to make his debut for Barcelona's B team later this month after a delay in obtaining his visa, sources confirmed to ESPN FC.

Wague, 20, joined Barca in August from KAS Eupen after impressing at the World Cup. He became the youngest player to ever score for Senegal when he did so against Japan.

His performances for Senegal and Eupen earned him a place among the 40 nominees for the Golden Boy award for 2018.

However, Wague has been unable to feature...