Zambia prepares for emotional final
Preview of African Cup of Nations final between Zambia and Ivory Coast
An international final is a mere game of football, yet there is always a wider narrative.
The World Cup final of 2010, for example, was a fantastic tale because the Netherlands, the most legendary football nation never to win a World Cup, failed to do so again. And it was defeated by a country that had borrowed so many of the Dutch's Total Football principles, transferred through Johan Cruyff, through Barcelona. It was a cruel irony.
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