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2019 Africa Cup of Nations

June 21, 2019 - July 19, 2019

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.

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.


Fixtures

Group Stage

Group A

21st June (22:00) – Egypt 1-0 Zimbabwe (Cairo International Stadium, Cairo)

22nd June (16:30) – DR Congo 0-2 Uganda (Cairo International Stadium, Cairo)

26th June (19:00) – Uganda 1-1 Zimbabwe (Cairo International Stadium, Cairo)

26th June (22:00) – Egypt 2-0 DR Congo (Cairo International Stadium, Cairo)

30th June (21:00) – Uganda v Egypt (Cairo International Stadium, Cairo)

30th June (21:00) – Zimbabwe v DR Congo (30 June Stadium, Cairo)

Group B

22nd June (19:00) – Nigeria 1-0 Burundi (Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria)

22nd June (22:00) – Guinea 2-2 Madagascar (Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria)

26th June (16:30) – Nigeria 1-0 Guinea (Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria)

27th June (16:30) – Madagascar 1-0 Burundi (Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria)

30th June (18:00) – Madagascar v Nigeria (Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria)

30th June (18:00) – Burundi v Guinea (Al Salam Stadium, Cairo)

Group C

23rd June (19:00) – Senegal 2-0 Tanzania (30 June Stadium, Cairo)

23rd June (22:00) – Algeria 2-0 Kenya (30 June Stadium, Cairo)

27th June (19:00) – Senegal 0-1 Algeria (30 June Stadium, Cairo)

27th June (22:00) – Kenya 3-2 Tanzania (30 June Stadium, Cairo)

1st July (21:00) – Kenya v Senegal (30 June Stadium, Cairo)

1st July (21:00) – Tanzania v Algeria (Al Salam Stadium, Cairo)

Group D

23rd June (16:30) – Morocco 1-0 Namibia (Al Salam Stadium, Cairo)

24th June (16:30) – Ivory Coast 1-0 South Africa (Al Salam Stadium, Cairo)

28th June (19:00) – Morocco v Ivory Coast (Al Salam Stadium, Cairo)

28th June (22:00) – South Africa v Namibia (Al Salam Stadium, Cairo)

1st July (18:00) – South Africa v Morocco (Al Salam Stadium, Cairo)

1st July (18:00) – Namibia v Ivory Coast (30 June Stadium, Cairo)

Group E

24th June (19:00) – Tunisia 1-1 Angola (Suez Stadium, Suez)

24th June (22:00) – Mali 4-1 Mauritania (Suez Stadium, Suez)

28th June (16:30) – Tunisia v Mali (Suez Stadium, Suez)

29th June (16:30) – Mauritania v Angola (Suez Stadium, Suez)

2nd July (21:00) – Mauritania v Tunisia (Suez Stadium, Suez)

2nd July (21:00) – Angola v Mali (Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia)

Group F

25th June (19:00) – Cameroon 2-0 Guinea-Bissau (Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia)

25th June (22:00) – Ghana 2-2 Benin (Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia)

29th June (19:00) – Cameroon v Ghana (Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia)

29th June (22:00) – Benin v Guinea-Bissau (Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia)

2nd July (18:00) – Benin v Cameroon (Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia)

2nd July (18:00) – Guinea-Bissau v Ghana (Suez Stadium, Suez)

Round of 16

5th July (18:00) – Winner Group D v 3rd Group B/E/F (Al Salam Stadium, Cairo)

5th July (21:00) – Runner-up Group A v Runner-up Group C (Cairo International Stadium, Cairo)

6th July (19:00) – Runner-up Group B v Runner-up Group F (Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria)

6th July (21:00) – Winner Group A v 3rd Group C/D/E (Cairo International Stadium, Cairo)

7th July (18:00) – Winner Group B v 3rd Group A/C/D (Alexandria Stadium, Alexandria)

7th July (21:00) – Winner Group C v 3rd Group A/B/F (30 June Stadium, Cairo)

8th July (19:00) – Winner Group E v Runner-up Group D (Suez Stadium, Suez)

8th July (19:00) – Winner Group F  v Runner-up Group E (Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia)

Quarter-finals

10th July (19:00) – Winner Round of 16 Match 2 v Winner Round of 16 Match 1 (30 June Stadium, Cairo)

10th July (21:00) – Winner Round of 16 Match 3 v Winner Round of 16 Match 4 (Cairo International Stadium, Cairo)

11th July (19:00) – Winner Round of 16 Match 7 v Winner Round of 16 Match 6 (Suez Stadium, Suez)

11th July (21:00) – Winner Round of 16 Match 5 v Winner Round of 16 Match 8 (Al Salam Stadium, Cairo)

Semi-finals

14th July (18:00) – Winner Quarter-final Match 1 v Winner Quarter-final Match 4 (30 June Stadium, Cairo)

14th July (21:00) – Winner Quarter-final Match 3 v Winner Quarter-final Match 2 (Cairo International Stadium, Cairo)

Third place play-off

17th July (21:00) – Loser Semi-final Match 1 v Loser Semi-final Match 2 (Al Salam Stadium, Cairo)

Final

19th July (21:00) – Winner Semi-final Match 1 v Winner Semi-final Match 2 (Cairo International Stadium)


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.


More Information

Official Website: http://www.cafonline.com/en-us/competitions/32ndeditionoftotalafricacupofnations/home

Details

Start:
June 21, 2019
End:
July 19, 2019
Event Category:

Venue

Egypt

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