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Africa's best players are not usually to be found there

On Thursday night I arrived in Cape Town and headed straight for Green Point Stadium to see the Netherlands vs Cameroon. When the draw was made last December I had thought it might be the deciding game of the group, and that Cameroon would at least have a chance of qualifying for the round of 16. In fact it was a wake.

Cameroon were already out of the tournament, along…

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