CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Striker Baghdad Bounedjah's early goal was enough for Algeria to beat Niger 1-0 in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Monday and book its place at the tournament in Ivory Coast next year. Algeria is the second team to qualify after World Cup semifinalist Morocco. Bounedjah struck in the sixth minute, putting a shot in the bottom right corner after he was played in by Riyad Mahrez. Algeria held firm in a game played in Tunisia to improve its record to four wins fr
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STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic missed Sweden's match against Azerbaijan in European Championship qualifying on Monday because of injury. Sweden coach Janne Andersson didn't disclose the precise nature of Ibrahimovic's problem when confirming the AC Milan striker's absence ahead of the game. "It’s really frustrating for him and really frustrating for us. Unfortunately, that’s where we are,” Andersson said of Ibrahimovic, who made his first national team appearance in a year on Friday