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      QUIZ: Happy hosts

      2024/02/09 10:45

      We have two big international tournament finals this weekend as the Asian Cup and the Africa Cup of Nations wrap up.

      Both competitions have been entertaining with the shock eliminations and both hosts reaching the finals.

      Reigning champions Qatar can defend their Asian Cup crown should they defeat underdogs Jordan on Saturday. Meanwhile, Ivory Coast sacked their manager mid-tournament and developed new levels of plot armour to themselves into the AFCON final on Sunday.

      That got us thinking, who else in recent times has won the tournament they hosted? Now, we're not going to go all the way back in time so you can keep 'England 1966' to yourself. 

      But we have selected winners of continental cup competitions (specifically AFCON, Asian Cup, Copa America, European Championships, Gold Cup, and the OFC Nations Cup) and the World Cup from 1990 onwards for you to name.

      Best of luck, and enjoy the finals!


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      2024-02-09 11h57m by sparkerfield
      As a football fan, I am so excited for these two big international tournament finals! The Asian Cup and Africa Cup of Nations have been full of surprises, with both hosts making it to the finals. I hope reigning champions Qatar can defend their title against underdogs Jordan on Saturday. And what about Ivory Coast's unexpected journey to the AFCON final It just shows that anything can happen in football. Can't wait to see who will come out on top in these finals!
      2024-02-09 11h57m by omitchellsonjones
      As a fan of one of the teams playing in the Asian Cup final, I am so excited for the match on Saturday! Qatar has been playing amazing throughout the tournament and I have no doubt they will defend their crown against Jordan. Good luck to both teams!
      2024-02-09 11h24m by sjacksons_9_2_1
      As a football fan, I am so pumped for this weekend's finals in the Asian Cup and Africa Cup of Nations! The eliminations and hosts reaching the finals have kept us on the edge of our seats. Qatar have a good chance of defending their crown against underdogs Jordan, while Ivory Coast's journey to the AFCON final has been nothing short of dramatic. Can't wait to see who will come out on top!
      2024-02-09 11h07m by lhalliday_bart
      As a fan of the sport, I am beyond excited for the Asian Cup and Africa Cup of Nations finals this weekend. The shocking eliminations and hosts reaching the finals have made for an entertaining competition. I'm rooting for Qatar to defend their crown and I can't wait to see if Ivory Coast can pull off a mid-tournament comeback. And let's not forget, hosting the tournament doesn't guarantee success, so it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
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