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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ghana
FIFA, the international governing body for soccer, announced the 32-country World Cup draw on Friday. This global soccer (or, as it's known in most countries, football) tournament will be held next summer in Brazil.
The United States will play Germany and Ghana in the first round of next year's World Cup, facing the nations that eliminated the Americans from the last three tournaments.
The U.S. drew a daunting task for next year's World Cup: difficult opponents, tropical venues and a wearying 9,000-mile zigzag journey across Brazil.
There are scores to settle, family feuds and no shortage of karmic reckoning. For something so random, Friday's World Cup draw delivered a blockbuster mix of intrigue, entertainment and story lines that will keep folks talking from now until the tournament kicks off June 12.
As Africa awakes to its enormous promises and confronts the challenges that it must surmount, the recent World Economic Forum Africa Summit in 2013 reflected on how Africa’s entrepreneurs can be transformed into global champions.
The irrepressible Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick as Portugal qualified for the 2014 World Cup finals at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden on Tuesday, while France advanced by conjuring a remarkable turnaround against Ukraine.
Police used tear gas to disperse rock-throwing fans outside the stadium before the African Champions League final Sunday, an outburst that has heightened fears for an upcoming World Cup playoff between Egypt and Ghana.
Bob Bradley is hoping to restore some pride to Egypt's bruised soccer team.
Two years ago, American coach Bob Bradley was brought to Egypt with much fanfare to help the national soccer team qualify for the World Cup amid political turmoil.
The Egyptian Football Association's board of directors will meet on Monday to "discuss" the heavy 6-1 loss to Ghana in the first leg of their World Cup playoff, a surprisingly one-sided defeat which has put American coach Bob Bradley's future in doubt and restored a feeling of gloom to the North African country's top sport.
A hammering 6-1 loss to Ghana was more than just a blow to Egypt's faltering hopes for a spot in next year's World Cup finals. The humiliation immediately became entangled in Egypt's bitterly divisive politics.
Ghana wants FIFA to move next month's World Cup playoff game at Egypt to a neutral site, saying it's too dangerous to play coach Bob Bradley's team in Cairo.
More than 700 migrants and refugees, including 293 Syrians and Egyptians, were rescued off the coast of Sicily over the weekend, AFP reported.
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Africans anxiously awaited President Obama's return to sub-Saharan Africa, but they may be disappointed when he leaves Wednesday unless he announces a major initiative to promote trade.