The Africa Cup of Nations is a men’s football competition for international sides from CAF, the football confederation of Africa. First held in 1957, the current holders are the Cameroon who defeated Egypt 2-1 in the 2017 Final.
When is the Africa Cup of Nations?
The Africa Cup of Nations is held every 2 years, usually in January but will be held in June for the first time in 2019. The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is taking place between the 21st June and 19th July 2019.
Where is the Africa Cup of Nations?
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations was due to be held in Cameroon for the first time since 1972, however due to a number of issues the tournament was moved to Egypt. Egypt will be hosting the tournament for the fifth time at the following venues:
- Cairo – Cairo International Stadium (Capacity – 74,100)
- Cairo – 30 June Stadium (Capacity – 30,000)
- Cairo – Al Salam Stadium (Capacity – 30,000)
- Alexandria – Alexandria Stadium (Capacity – 19,676)
- Suez – Suez Stadium (Capacity – 27,000)
- Ismailia – Ismailia Stadium (Capacity – 18,525)
The Final will be held at the Cairo International Stadium on the 19th July 2019.
Who is competing in the Africa Cup of Nations?
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be the first held to have 24 teams competing, up from the usual 16. The qualification process for the competition took place between March 2017 and March 2019, with the winners and runners-up of the 12 groups all qualifying:
Senegal, Madagascar, Morocco, Cameroon, Mali, Burundi, Algeria, Benin, Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Angola, Mauritania, Tunisia, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia, Uganda and Tanzania.
How do I get there?
Cairo International Airport is the main gateway to Egypt, being the second busiest airport on the continent of Africa with services to many world destinations.
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How do I get tickets to the Africa Cup of Nations?
Ticket information has yet to be released, however consult the official website here to check for updated information.
Where and when is the next Africa Cup of Nations?
Having been stripped of the 2019 competition, Cameroon were awarded the rights to host the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. Ivory Coast will host the 2023 edition, with Guinea due to host in 2025.