How Angola became Africa’s first Amputee Football Nation to Win the World Cup

How Angola became Africa’s first Amputee Football Nation to Win the World Cup

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The Angola Amputee Football became the first Africa nation to win the Amputee Football World Cup hosted in Mexico. Angola defeated the 2017 European Champion, Turkey, in a penalty shoot-out in the final.
 
On their way to clinch the title, Angola defeated the defending Champion, Russia, 5-1 in the quarter-final. In the semi-final, they defeated the Mexico, the host nation.
 
The West Africans, who were first runner-up in 2014 in Mexico, in the city of Culiacan lost to Russia in the final.
 
Before they faced Russia in the quarter-final at the 2018 World Cup , the Angolans had previously defeated Ukraine by 4-0), Spain (1-0), Italy (2-0), Brazil (2-1) and Poland by 6-5, losing only to the Haiti by 1-2.
 
At the 2018 Amputee World Cup, Angola’s Celestino Antonio won the best player award .
 
Angola Amputee Football Federation has proved to be the best Africa Amputee Federation in the continent.
 
Angola will host the 5th Cup of African Nations for Amputee Football in September 2019



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