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Ekeng death prompts action over medical response

 By PA Sport

Dimitri Payet says fans expecting goals from every free kick he takes

Dimitri Payet's stunning free kick in the 90th minute lifted France to a 3-2 win over Cameroon in Nantes.

Dimitri Payet says his success from free kicks has fans expecting him to score with every attempt after his latest stunner gave France a 3-2 win over Cameroon on Monday.

The 29-year-old sent in a long strike past goalkeeper Fabrice Ondoa in the 90th minute to snatch victory in a pre-Euro 2016 friendly in Nantes.

Payet has earned a fine reputation for his success from set pieces for West Ham last season, including goals against Manchester United and Crystal Palace, and the former Nantes...

Patrick Ekeng death prompts action over medical response

Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng died after playing for Dinamo Bucharest on Friday.

Romania's interior ministry has suspended the licence of a private ambulance company that transported Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng to hospital after he collapsed on the pitch during a match on Friday. He died later in hospital

The ministry said in a statement late on Sunday that it found defibrillators with expired batteries in some ambulances belonging to Puls, and medicine used in resuscitation procedures that had expired.

Ekeng, 26, collapsed on the pitch seven...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Cameroon's Patrick Ekeng dies after collapsing in Dinamo Bucharest game

Patrick Ekeng, who previously played for Cordoba, died on Friday after playing in a game for Dinamo Bucharest.

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng died after he collapsed during a match with Dinamo Bucharest in the Romanian capital on Friday, doctors said. He was 26.

Cristian Pandrea, a spokesman for the Floreasca Emeregency Hospital, said doctors tried for an hour to resuscitate the midfielder but failed. He said the cause of death was not known. Local media said he had a heart attack.

The home match between Dinamo and Viitorul Constanta was being broadcast live when midfielder...

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Nigeria lose to Egypt, fail to qualify for 2017 African Nations Cup

Mohamed Saleh and Egypt have eliminated Stanley Amuzie and Nigeria from next year's African Nations Cup.

Nigeria will not be competing at the 2017 African Nations Cup after losing 1-0 to Egypt on Tuesday.

Ramadan Sobhy took advantage of a missed clearance to put Egypt atop qualifying Group G at Borg El-Arab Stadium, where a longstanding ban on fans attending games in large numbers in Egypt was temporarily lifted.

Nigeria faced a must-win game after Chad withdrew from their group earlier this week. Under CAF's rules, all of Chad's previous results are thrown out, leaving Nigeria with just two points...