African Cup of Nations2008
This tournament is held every 2 years. This year, the tournament is being held in Ghana.
Ghana is in West Africa.It was formerly called the Gold Coast.The official language is English.
The capital city is Accra, which is where the final will be played.
Ghana is celebrating its 50th birthday this year.The motto for the games is:Sharing passions at the centre of the earth.The defending champions are EGYPT
As with the World Cup, there are a number of groups, each made up of teams who play each other.
There are 4 groups.
Here are the 4 groups.Choose a country and find out a little more about itFind it on the map of Africa you will be given. What countries does it link to in its history ?
Who should win the Cup based on statistical information on development ?
(Could use Gapminder here and identify the countries involved and watch how they have behaved over time
Using the spreadsheets that my colleague K. Walters has kindly made available from here
Will the nation with the greatest choice of players, the best facilities and the fittest population win the African Cup of Nations?
Work through the other matches
Who wins ?Now keep track as the competition commences and continues.Will the actual result reflect the statistics.If not, why not ?What factors are not included in your analysis ?