Angola Crowned 2018 Amputee World Cup Champions

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 07-Nov-2018

Angola have won this year’s Amputee World Cup in Mexico, beating Turkey 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out in Sunday’s final.

After regular time, the match ended 0-0, and the deadlock could not be broken in extra-time.

At 4-4, Angola’s goalkeeper, Jesus, made a crucial save to deny Turkey.

The West Africans, who finished as runners-up at the last World Cup, sealed the tournament thanks to a winning spot-kick from Henio Guilerme.

Also, Nigeria and Kenya represented Africa at the tournament in Mexico. Kenya made it through to the knock-out stage for the first time, but eventually lost to Russia in the round of 16.

Nigeria’s Special Eagles – who launched a fundraising campaign to reach the tournament – failed to make the second round, after two defeats and one victory in the group phase.

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Liberia and Ghana, who had also qualified for the competition, withdrew before the start, as Liberia reportedly failed to secure the visas on time and Ghana faced financial difficulties.

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