Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Draw, groups & how to watch

first_imgContents1. Africa Cup of Nations format 2. Tables, fixtures & results 3. What is the Africa Cup of Nations? 4. TV channels & live streaming 5. Previous Africa Cup of Nations winners The 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations is set to take place this summer with teams battling it out to be crowned continental champions.Title holders Cameroon had their hosting duties stripped after CAF stated that they were not satisfied with the country’s preparations. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Following the news of Cameroon no longer hosting the competition, it was announced in January that CAF had chosen Egypt as the new host nation .It is good news for fans of European teams as the Africa Cup of Nations will be held in the summer and not in the usual winter period for the first time in the tournament’s history, and so players participating in the tournament will not have to disrupt their league season to represent their country.Goal takes a look the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, qualified teams, how it works and brings you all the dates and fixture information.What is the format of the Africa Cup of Nations? At the final stage of the competition, 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams each.The teams in each group will then play in a single round-robin format, and after the group stage, the top two teams and the four best third teams will advance to the round of 16.The winners will advance to the quarter-finals stage, and from then on, progress to the semi-finals. The semi-final losers will contest a third-place match, while semi-final winners will advance to the final.Group stage games kick off on June 21 and the final will take place on July 19. Return to top Africa Cup of Nations finalThe two semi-final winners will meet in the showpiece in Cairo. Date Match Kick-off time Venue Jul 19 Senegal-Algeria 8pm BST / 3pm ET Cairo International Stadium Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals The four winners from the quarter-finals make up the semi-finalists in Egypt. Date Match Kick-off time Venue Jul 14 Senegal 1-0 (AET) Tunisia 5pm BST / 12pm ET 30 June Stadium Jul 14 Algeria 2-1 Nigeria 8pm BST / 3pm ET Cairo International Stadium Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals The eight winners from the last 16 make up the quarter-finalists in Egypt. Date Match Kick-off time Venue Jul 10 Senegal  1-0 Benin 5pm BST / 12pm ET 30 June Stadium Jul 10 Nigeria 2-1 South Africa 8pm BST / 3pm ET Cairo International Stadium Jul 11 Ivory Coast 1-1 (3-4 pens)  Algeria 5pm BST / 12pm ET Suez Stadium Jul 11 Madagascar 0-3 Tunisia 8pm BST / 3pm ET Al Salam Stadium Africa Cup of Nations round-of-16 The first knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations consists of 16 of the 24 teams – with two teams progressing from each one of the six groups and the four best third-placed teams also qualifying. Date Match Kick-off time Venue Jul 5 Morocco 1-1 (2-4 pens) Benin  5pm BST / 12pm ET Al Salam Stadium Jul 5 Uganda 0-1 Senegal 8pm BST / 3pm ET Cairo International Stadium Jul 6 Nigeria 3-2 Cameroon 5pm BST / 12pm ET Alexandria Stadium Jul 6 Egypt 0-1 South Africa 8pm BST / 3pm ET Cairo International Stadium Jul 7 Madagascar 2-2 (4-2 pens) DR Congo 5pm BST / 12pm ET Alexandria Stadium Jul 7 Algeria 3-0 Guinea 8pm BST / 3pm ET 30 June Stadium Jul 8 Mali 0-1 Ivory Coast 5pm BST / 12pm ET Suez Stadium Jul 8 Ghana 1-1 (4-5 pens)  Tunisia 8pm BST / 3pm ET Ismailia Stadium Africa Cup of Nations Group A tables, fixtures & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts 1 🇪🇬 Egypt 3 3 0 0 +5 9 2 🇺🇬 Uganda 3 1 1 1 0 4 3  🇨🇩 DR Congo 3 1 0 2 0 3 4 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 -5 1 Fixtures Date Game Time (UK) Venue June 22 Egypt 1-0 Zimbabwe 9pm Cairo International Stadium June 22 DR Congo 0-2 Uganda 3:30pm Cairo International Stadium June 26 Egypt 2-0 DR Congo 9pm Cairo International Stadium June 26 Uganda 1-1 Zimbabwe 6pm Cairo International Stadium June 30 Uganda 0-2 Egypt 8pm Cairo International Stadium June 30 Zimbabwe 0-4 DR Congo 8pm Cairo International Stadium Africa Cup of Nations Group B tables, fixtures & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts 1 🇲🇬 Madagascar 3 2 1 0 +3 7 2 🇳🇬 Nigeria 3 2 0 1 0 6 3 🇬🇳 Guinea 3 1 1 1 +1 4 4 🇧🇮 Burundi 3 0 0 3 -4 0 Fixtures Date Game Time (UK) Venue June 22 Nigeria 1-0 Burundi 6pm Alexandria Stadium June 22 Guinea 2-2 Madagascar 9pm Alexandria Stadium June 26 Nigeria 1-0 Guinea 3:30pm Alexandria Stadium June 27 Madagascar 1-0 Burundi 3:30pm Alexandria Stadium June 30 Madagascar 2-0 Nigeria 5pm Alexandria Stadium June 30 Burundi 0-2 Guinea 5pm Al Salam Stadium Africa Cup of Nations Group C tables, fixtures & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts 1 🇩🇿 Algeria 3 3 0 0 +6 9 2 🇸🇳 Senegal 3 2 0 1 +4 6 3 🇰🇪 Kenya 3 1 0 2 -4 3 4 🇹🇿 Tanzania 3 0 0 3 -6 0 Fixtures Date Game Time (UK) Venue June 23 Senegal 2-0 Tanzania 6pm 30 June Stadium June 23 Algeria 2-0 Kenya 9pm 30 June Stadium June 27 Senegal 0-1 Algeria 6pm 30 June Stadium June 27 Kenya 3-2 Tanzania 9pm 30 June Stadium July 1 Kenya 0-3 Senegal 8pm 30 June Stadium July 1 Tanzania 0-3 Algeria 8pm Al Salam Stadium Africa Cup of Nations Group D tables, fixtures & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts 1 🇲🇦 Morocco 3 3 0 0 +3 9 2 🇨🇮 Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 +3 6 3 🇿🇦 South Africa 3 1 0 2 -1 3 4 🇳🇦 Namibia 3 0 0 3 -5 0 Fixtures Date Game Time (UK) Venue June 23 Morocco 1-0 Namibia 3:30pm Al Salam Stadium June 24 Ivory Coast 1-0 South Africa 3:30pm Al Salam Stadium June 28 Morocco 1-0 Ivory Coast 6pm Al Salam Stadium June 28 South Africa 1-0 Namibia 9pm Al Salam Stadium July 1 South Africa 0-1 Morcoco 5pm Al Salam Stadium July 1 Namibia 1-4 Ivory Coast 5pm Cairo International Stadium Africa Cup of Nations Group E tables, fixtures & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts 1 🇲🇱 Mali 3 2 1 0 +4 7 2 🇹🇳 Tunisia 3 0 3 0 0 3 3 🇦🇴 Angola 3 0 2 1 -1 2 4 🇲🇷 Mauritania 3 0 2 1 -3 2 Fixtures Date Game Time (UK) Venue June 24 Tunisia 1-1 Angola 6pm Suez Stadium June 24 Mali 4-1 Mauritania 9pm Suez Stadium June 28 Tunisia 1-1 Mali 3:30pm Suez Stadium June 29 Mauritania 0-0 Angola 3:30pm Suez Stadium July 2 Mauritania 0-0 Tunisia 8pm Suez Stadium July 2 Angola 0-1 Mali 8pm Ismailia Stadium Africa Cup of Nations Group F tables, fixtures & results Pos Team GP W D L GD Pts 1 🇬🇭 Ghana 3 1 2 0 +2 5 2 🇨🇲 Cameroon 3 1 2 0 +2 5 3 🇧🇯 Benin 3 0 3 0 0 3 4 🇬🇼 Guinea-Bissau 3 0 1 2 -4 1 Fixtures Date Game Time (UK) Venue June 25 Cameroon 2-0 Guinea-Bissau 6pm Ismailia Stadium June 25 Ghana 2-2 Benin 9pm Ismailia Stadium June 29 Cameroon 0-0 Ghana 6pm Ismailia Stadium June 29 Benin 0-0 Guinea-Bissau 9pm Ismailia Stadium July 2 Benin 0-0 Cameroon 5pm Ismailia Stadium July 2 Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Ghana 5pm Suez Stadium Return to top What is the Africa Cup of Nations? Mohamed Salah Egypt Africa Cup of Nations 2017The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).This summer’s tournament will be the 32nd edition of the competition and it will be the first Africa Cup of Nations where the competition format has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams.When does the Africa Cup of Nations take place?It will take place from June 21, 2019, to July 19, 2019 , following the decision made by the CAF Executive Committee in June 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from the January/February period to June/July for the first time. The exact dates of the tournament were switched when Egypt was chosen to replace Cameroon as hosts in order to avoid clashing with Ramadan.This means that Europe-based players intending to participate in the Africa Cup of Nations with their country will not be forced to take leave of their club duties during January and February, as had been the case in previous seasons.It is good news for fans of the Premier League as players such as Sadio Mane (Senegal), Mohamed Salah (Egypt) and Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) will not be withdrawn from club duty mid-season with Liverpool and Manchester City, respectively. Return to top TV channels & live streaming The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be broadcast live on Eurosport in the UK. The Eurosport Player provides a live streaming service.In the US, games will be shown on the beIN Sports network and they can be streamed live online using beIN Connect. Return to top Previous Africa Cup of Nations winners Egypt Africa Cup of Nations 2010Cameroon are defending champions after winning their fifth title in 2017 against Egypt in the final, triumphing 2-1 courtesy of goals from Nikolas Nkoulou and Vincent Aboukabar. The Pharaohs have won the competition the most times, having been victors on a record seven occasions, but have not won the tournament since 2010 when they defeated Ghana in the final.Ivory Coast were victors of the 2015 edition, with Nigeria and Zambia having won the 2013 and 2011 tournaments respectively.Premier League stars in Salah, Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mahrez all featured in the 2017 tournament, with all four bagging two goals apiece.Congolese striker Junior Kabananga won the award for the competition’s top-scorer, and Cameroonian Christian Bassogog was awarded the honour of the tournament’s best-performing player. Return to toplast_img read more