Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria arrived home Saturday to a hero's welcome from a huge crowd of supporters and a "water salute" for their plane at Algiers airport.
Nigeria striker Odion Ighalo announced on Saturday his retirement from international football after winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi lauded his players and claimed they deserved their Africa Cup of Nations success after a narrow final win.
Senegal and Algeria will contest the AFCON final, but pre-match focus is on the long friendship of coaches Djamel Belmadi and Aliou Cisse.
Odion Ighalo boosted his chances of winning the Golden Boot at the Africa Cup of Nations on Wednesday after he netted Nigeria's winner to ensure his side third place in the tournament with a 1-0 victo
Spain won their first European men's handball title on Sunday, ending a record of four losing finals with a 29-23 victory over Sweden.
France won the handball world championships for a sixth time on Sunday with a 33-26 come from behind win over Norway, who made the hosts sweat by leading for most of the first half.
Defending champions France battled past Iceland 31-25 to reach the world handball championships quarter-finals in Lille on Saturday in front of 28,010 people, a record crowd for the tournament.
European champions Germany celebrated a fifth win in five games as a 28-21 victory over Croatia allowed them to finish top of Group C at the world handball championships on Friday.
Spain downed rivals Slovenia 36-26 to ensure top spot in Group B at the world handball championships on Thursday as Iceland grabbed the last spot in the last 16.
Olympic champions Denmark struggled past Bahrain 30-26 on Wednesday to maintain their undefeated record at the world handball championships and assure top spot in Group D.
Germany and Qatar battled into the knock-out round of the World Handball Championships after respective pool-phase wins over Saudi Arabia (38-24) and Argentina (21-17) on Tuesday.
Olympic gold medallists Denmark and reigning world champions France booked their tickets to the last 16 of the World Handball Championships on Monday.
Defending champions France made it three wins in three when a 31-28 triumph over Norway edged them closer to second round of the world handball championships on Sunday.
Spain, Denmark and Croatia all won their second pool matches at the World Handball Championships on Saturday while Poland, bronze medallists last time out, suffered a damaging 28-24 defeat to Brazil.
500,000 : The total ticketing capacity of the 2017 World Championship in France.
Icelandic head coach of Denmark, Gudmundur Gudmundsson, unveiled on Monday the list of 28 players to prepare the 2017 Men’s Handball World Championship in France.
2017 IHF World Men's Handball Championship will be the 25th event hosted by the International Handball Federation, and will be held in France from 11 to 29 January 2017
A fine third round saw Justin Thomas take control at the SBS Tournament of Champions.
The last World Championship runner-up’s staff has unveiled the names of the players called for the training camp in Barcelona.
Australia made three changes to their one-day international squad, including adding Chris Lynn and Billy Stanlake.
In a wide-ranging blog post, the former world number one confirmed his upcoming schedule and talked about his round with Donald Trump.
Germany clinched the men's European handball title for a second time after dominating Spain 24-17 in the final on Sunday.
George Worker comes into the squad after Neil Broom was ruled out with a fractured finger, ahead of Friday's second T20 in Mount Maunganui.
Chad Bettis, 27, announced on Wednesday that recent exams showed there were no signs of cancer in his body.
Algeria head coach Djamel Belmadi hailed their AFCON triumph as an 'unbelievable' achievement for the country.