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FIFA Tournaments Today Recap: July 20, 2014

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This edition of FIFA Tournaments Today Recap sees more CAF Qualifiers and the start of the Club Friendly tournament, Copa EuroAmericana.

2015 Africa Cup of Nations Qualification

Second Round – Leg 1, Final Day

There were 4 more games to round out the first leg of the Second Round. Lesotho kicked off the action with a 1-0 win over Kenya. The series will turn to Nairobi, Kenya for the second leg. Tanzania and Mozambique drew 2-2 but Mozambique will have a significant advantage as the second leg turns to Maputo, Mozambique with the home team having 2 away goals under their belt.

At the Stade Municipal in Pointe-Noire, Congo, the home team took the lead in the series, 2-0. The second leg will be at the Stade Regional Nyamirambo in Kigali, Rwanda as the winner of this matchup will jump into a tough group with Nigeria, South Africa, and Sudan.

Benin and Malawi played a rough game that saw both teams receive a red in the 83rd minute. Benin already had the advantage at that point and held on for the 1-0 win. The game will shift to Malawi for the second leg.

2015 African U-17 Championship Qualification

Second Round – Leg 1, Final Day

South Sudan and Sierra Leone had withdrawn from their matchup which means that Ghana and Tunisia automatically advanced to the Third Round.

Ethiopia and Gabon drew in their matchup today while Zambia beat Botswana, 1-0. Togo and Senegal played to a scoreless draw while Guinea defeated Morocco, 1-0. To round out the scores, Egypt defeated Congo 1-0 as well.

The scores for DR Congo vs Nigeria and Libya vs Ivory Coast were not available on the CAF website as well as the Wikipedia page for the tournament.

2014 Copa EuroAmericana

Day 1

The French club Monaco took the first game of the Copa EuroAmericana against the Colombian squad in front of a Colombian crowd.

This friendly tournament pits 2 CONCACAF teams, 7 CONMEBOL teams, and 4 UEFA teams to see which confederation gets the most wins. The most wins that a CONCACAF team can receive is 2, so they are already out of “winning” the competition.

The second game takes place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida with the Colombian Atletico Nacional taking on the French Monaco.

The scoreboard, as it stands, is now:

CONMEBOL – 0
UEFA – 1
CONCACAF – 0

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