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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

2016 Olympics men's football preview

The Olympic football tournament is almost set to kick off in Rio de Janeiro. Here is a preview of all 16 teams.

GROUP A

BRAZIL: The Brazilians are red-hot favourites to at last win the only title they are lacking, both because of the depleted competition and because they are taking it so seriously. For many Brazilians, the men's football tournament will be the most important part of the Games. Moreover, after years of disappointment, Brazil need something special to bring the fans back onside.

MANAGER:...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

2016 Olympics men's football final squad lists for all 16 teams

Brazil star Neymar sits down for an exclusive chat with ESPN to discuss his side's gold medal chances after coming up short in 2012.

The Olympic football tournament is almost set to kick off in Rio de Janeiro. Here are all the final 18-man squads.

*- Overage player born before 1993.

ALGERIA:

Goalkeepers: Farid Chaal (El Harrach), Abdelkader Salhi (Chlef)

Defenders: Ayoub Abdellaoui (USM Alger), Abdelghani Demmou* (MC Alger), Houari Ferhani (Kabylie), Ryad Keniche (Setif), Miloud Rebiai (Setif)

Midfielders: Haris Belkebla (Tours), Sofiane Bendebka* (Hussein Dey), Abdelraouf Benguit (Paradou), Mohamed Benkhemassa (Alger), Zakaria...

CAF World Cup qualifying: Algeria, Cameroon, Nigeria all drawn together

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Nigeria face a stiff test to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Three of the five African teams at the 2014 World Cup have been drawn in the same group to qualify for the 2018 edition.

Only one of Algeria, Cameroon and Nigeria will play at the next tournament in Russia after the Confederation of African Football made the draw for five qualifying groups on Friday.

The three traditional powers were grouped with Zambia.

Just the group winners in all of five four-team pools will advance to the 32-team tournament in Russia.

Ivory Coast, who aim to reach their fourth...

Algerian club Setif thrown out of African Champions League

CAIRO -- Algerian club Entente Setif were thrown out of the African Champions League on Friday for fan trouble that caused a game to be called off and left spectators and security officials injured.

The Confederation of African Football disqualified the two-time African champion following the problems near the end of last weekend's game against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.

With Sundowns leading 2-0 in injury time, fans invaded the field and threw bottles, stones and firecrackers, injuring police...

Algeria defeat Seychelles to qualify for 2017 African Nations Cup

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VICTORIA, Seychelles -- Algeria qualified for next year's African Nations Cup with a 2-0 win in Seychelles on Thursday, joining fellow North Africans Morocco and host Gabon at the finals.

Yassine Benzia scored just before half-time and Hillel Soudani netted in the second half for a fairly easy win for Algeria in their first game since the surprise resignation of coach Christian Gourcuff in April. Algeria now have an unassailable lead in Group J.

Morocco were the first team to qualify in March. The...