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Vol 65 No 4

Published 15th February 2024

Finding a perfect pitch

Fuller stadiums and more goals made a successful African Cup of Nations – but its stars need more financial and political backing

By the time the final whistle blew at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium to signal the end of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations (AfCON), there was unanimous agreement that Côte d'Ivoire's had been the best edition of the tournament in living memory.

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