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Football as humanity: Zambia 2012

A final of great spectacle, great emotion and heart-warming sportsmanship – Zambia gains redemption to stun Ivory Coast in Africa Cup of Nations

“After watching horrified over the weekend as my beloved Liverpool lurched from one PR disaster to the next, Zambia’s victory last night and the spirit in which the game was played restored my faith in the beautiful game. A tale of two handshakes – the one that never was between Suarez and Evra and the one between Mweene and Barry during the penalty shoot out – highlighted the gulf in class between events in Libreville and planet Premiership. A poignant, fitting tribute to those who perished in 1993 and I hope that the homecoming celebrations pause and remember at Heroes Acra in Lusaka.” – Paul Darby Continue reading

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