2017 CECAFA Cup

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2017 CECAFA Cup

Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

07 Dec 2017, 15:14 #1

Zanzibar got their 2nd win today, beating the other part of Tanzania (Tanzania Mainland) 2-1.

Libya also got their third 0-0 draw in a row (they won't be getting invited back soon, I fear).  Is there some kind of record for consecutive 0-0 draws in international football?  I can't imagine it would be much more than 3, if there are any examples?

Already looks like Kenya, Zanzibar, Uganda and Burundi will be the semi-finalists, though I think Libya might somehow beat Zanzibar, despite previous results showing this would seem unlikely.

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GROUP A
2-2-0-0-5-2-6 Zanzibar
2-1-1-0-2-0-4 Kenya
3-0-3-0-0-0-3 Libya
2-0-1-1-1-2-1 Tanzania Mainland
3-0-1-2-1-5-1 Rwanda

GROUP B
2-1-1-0-4-1-4 Burundi
2-1-0-1-4-4-3 Ethiopia
1-0-0-0-0-0-1 Uganda
1-0-0-1-0-3-0 South Sudan
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Joined: 03 Nov 2006, 16:49

07 Dec 2017, 16:07 #2

TheRoonBa wrote: Zanzibar got their 2nd win today, beating the other part of Tanzania (Tanzania Mainland) 2-1.

Libya also got their third 0-0 draw in a row (they won't be getting invited back soon, I fear).  Is there some kind of record for consecutive 0-0 draws in international football?  I can't imagine it would be much more than 3, if there are any examples?

Already looks like Kenya, Zanzibar, Uganda and Burundi will be the semi-finalists, though I think Libya might somehow beat Zanzibar, despite previous results showing this would seem unlikely.

TABLES
GROUP A
2-2-0-0-5-2-6 Zanzibar
2-1-1-0-2-0-4 Kenya
3-0-3-0-0-0-3 Libya
2-0-1-1-1-2-1 Tanzania Mainland
3-0-1-2-1-5-1 Rwanda

GROUP B
2-1-1-0-4-1-4 Burundi
2-1-0-1-4-4-3 Ethiopia
1-0-0-0-0-0-1 Uganda
1-0-0-1-0-3-0 South Sudan
Jordan played 3x 0-0 from 7.6.17 till 29.8.17 against Hongkong, Vietnam and Bahrain
the last 3 games of Mali are 0-0

England , Angola and Gabon played their last 2 games 0-0, so if the next game......
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07 Dec 2017, 16:11 #3

TheRoonBa wrote:Libya also got their third 0-0 draw in a row (they won't be getting invited back soon, I fear).  Is there some kind of record for consecutive 0-0 draws in international football?  I can't imagine it would be much more than 3, if there are any examples?
A large number of teams managed three consecutive 0-0 draws; so far the record as I could find belongs to Jamaica with 5:
16.11.1997 vs Mexico (World Cup qualifier)
23.11.1997 @ Trinidad and Tobago (Friendly)
07.01.1998 @ Trinidad and Tobago (Friendly)
29.01.1998 vs Sweden (Friendly)
03.02.1998 vs Brazil (Gold Cup, in USA)
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Joined: 04 Jul 2011, 10:46

07 Dec 2017, 16:14 #4

TheRoonBa wrote:Libya also got their third 0-0 draw in a row (they won't be getting invited back soon, I fear).  Is there some kind of record for consecutive 0-0 draws in international football?  I can't imagine it would be much more than 3, if there are any examples?
Not a 0-0ing record, but Libya themselves did pretty much draw their way to the trophy at the African Nations Championship in 2014... apart from a win in their opening match they drew 5 in a row. Even better is that they were originally due to host that event...
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Joined: 07 Apr 2007, 16:28

08 Dec 2017, 22:05 #5

I liked Bahrain's effort at the 2014 West Asian Cup.   Three 0-0s and a 0-1 with an own-goal.
Their next four games after that event were 0-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0.
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09 Dec 2017, 17:29 #6

Bahraini is an anagram of "Ah Binari"
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09 Dec 2017, 19:41 #7

In 2002/03 AC Milan won the UEFA Champions League drawing their last three games.
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09 Dec 2017, 19:45 #8

Luca wrote: In 2002/03 AC Milan won the UEFA Champions League drawing their last three games.
wasn't it the CECAFA cup AC Milan won?😅
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09 Dec 2017, 22:32 #9

AC Milan would be a better guest than Libya in the CECAFA Cup.   Maybe some sort of Italian Somaliland angle can get them in.

Conversely, Libya are about as likely as AC Milan to win the Champions League in the next N years.
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10 Dec 2017, 00:47 #10

nfm24 wrote: as likely as AC Milan to win the Champions League in the next N years.
Not if they signed Gaddafi Jr.:

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10 Dec 2017, 19:07 #11

I think AC Milan aren't even able to win the Berlusconi Trophy at this moment...
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10 Dec 2017, 20:41 #12

Luca wrote: I think AC Milan aren't even able to win the Berlusconi Trophy at this moment...
but it is the only team participating....?
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10 Dec 2017, 23:21 #13

Luca wrote:I think AC Milan aren't even able to win the Berlusconi Trophy at this moment...
What about the Bunga Bunga Cup?
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10 Dec 2017, 23:45 #14

The BBC ?
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Joined: 31 Oct 2006, 22:16

11 Dec 2017, 12:14 #15

As predicted, Libya ended their goal drought after 25 minutes of their game v Zanzibar today and won the match 1-0.

It seems Zanzibar had the majority of possession (58/42) and had 100 dangerous attacks to 78 by Libya.  But possibly, what cost them the match was their inexperience in playing non-CECAFA teams.

Still, they are in the semi-finals. They will play Uganda in the semi-finals if Kenya beat Tanzania Mainland later today, and Burundi otherwise.
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11 Dec 2017, 18:45 #16

TheRoonBa wrote:It seems Zanzibar had the majority of possession (58/42) and had 100 dangerous attacks to 78 by Libya. 
They had 100 dangerous attacks in 90 minutes?!  And scored only once?   Optimistic use of the word "dangerous".
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11 Dec 2017, 19:03 #17

nfm24 wrote:
TheRoonBa wrote:It seems Zanzibar had the majority of possession (58/42) and had 100 dangerous attacks to 78 by Libya. 
They had 100 dangerous attacks in 90 minutes?!  And scored only once?   Optimistic use of the word "dangerous".
and 178 attacks must be a worldrecord....
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11 Dec 2017, 22:21 #18

There were more attacks - these were only the dangerous ones (counted by betting firms).  I think they count an attack as "having possession of the ball in the last quarter of the field".  It seems there were almost 300 attacks in total (by this flimsy definition).  I think Zanzibar outshot Libya 11 to 9.  Shots on goal are probably a better indicator in this case.

Kenya v Burundi and Uganda v Zanzibar in semis.

Burundi had the chance to avoid host nation Kenya by virtue of the simple task of beating South Sudan, but somehow contrived to draw 0-0. 
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15 Dec 2017, 14:55 #19

Zanzibar just beat Uganda 2-1 in the semifinals today. They will play Kenya in the championship on Sunday.

Absolutely incredible result for a Non-Fifa side. Really hope that this changes CAFs mind in terms of letting Zanzibar compete in African Cup of Nations.

Obviously not going to happen, just really wishful thinking.
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15 Dec 2017, 15:59 #20

I join you in wishful thinking.....
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16 Dec 2017, 01:51 #21

Zanzibar has consistently been a half-decent side in CECAFA, finishing 3rd in 2005, 2009 and 2012.  They even won it in 1995.  Uganda has been the most consistent side though, and this was a minor shock.
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16 Dec 2017, 20:08 #22

The Libyan team is preparing for CHAN 2018 - but the Libyan national team and CHAN team are practically the same thing...

They played a friendly match before leaving Kenya
14.12 Kariobangi Sharks 1-0 Libya

They will play against Jordan in Amman on Christmas Day.

CHAN or A - it is difficult to say...
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