Africa Cup of Nations 2019 fixtures, Host, Qualified Teams, Results & Everything You Need To Know

Posted on February 07, 2019, 9:08 pm
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A new season of the Africa Cup of Nations of AFCON is coming. The tournament is the biggest football competition in Africa and also the most prestigious competition there which started in 1957. The already 31st episode of the AFCON has passed and the time has come for the 32nd season so far.

The 32nd edition of AFCON will take place in Egypt, the home of the most successful team in the tournament and the defending champions Cameroon looking for their second consecutive title

About the Africa Cup of Nations?

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 fixtures qualified teams resultsAfrica Cup of Nations is the highest level football competition in Africa which is also known as CAN or AFCON but due to sponsorship reason, it is also called as Total Africa Cup of Nations so far.

The organizer of the tournament is Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the tournament started the journey on 10th February 1957 which was almost 61 years ago. But since 1968, the competition started to execute once every two years.

When And Change Kick off Date Africa Cup of Nations

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been delayed to allow players to rest after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The change was announced by tournament director and former Egypt international Mohamed Fadl.

According to the Africa Cup of Nations schedule, the four-week long event/tournament will kick off on 21st June 2019 and in the inaugural match, the host team Egypt will play but his opponent is yet to be confirmed along with the final set for July 19 instead of June 15 to July 13

In the mean time, European-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.

Although Premier League as players such as Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will not be withdrawn from club duty mid-season with Liverpool and Arsenal, respectively.

Africa Cup of Nations Qualified Teams and Formats

2019 African Cup of Nations Qualification will take place from June 2017 to March 2019, already five teams confirmed a place for the next tournament.

Q Date Nations Q Method Last app Best Performance
Oct 16, 2018 Madagascar Group A top 2 N/A Debut
Oct 16, 2018 Tunisia Group J top 2 2017  2004 Winners
Oct 16, 2018 Egypt Group J top 2 2017 Winners of 1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, & 2010
Oct 16, 2018 Senegal Group A top 2 2017 2002 season Runners up
Nov 17, 2018 Morocco Group B top 2 2017 1976 Winners
Nov 17, 2018 Nigeria Group E top 2 2013 Winners of 1980, 1994 & 2013
Nov 17, 2018 Uganda Group L winners 2017 Runners up of 1978
Nov  17, 2018 Mali Group C top 2 2017 1972 Runners up
Nov 18, 2018 Guinea Group H winners 2015 Runners up 1976
Nov 18, 2018 Algeria Group D winners 2017 1990 Winners
Nov 18, 2018 Mauritania Group I top 2 N/A Debut
Nov 18, 2018 Ivory Coast Group H runners up N/A 1992 and 2015 Winners
Nov 18, 2018 Kenya Group F top 2 2004 Pass Group stage 1972, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2004
Nov 18, 2018 Ghana Group F top 2 2017 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982 Winners

I think you remember Morocco withdrew from being hosts for the 2015 edition which led CAF to ban them from entering the 2017 and 2019 competitions.

It’s a piece of good news for Morocco ban was later overturned by the Court of Administration for Sport, that means Morochasave since been allowed for the 2019 participation.

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Formats

In the finals of the tournaments, 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.

Bracket

New Date
Group stage June 21-30, 2019
Round of 16 July 2-3, 2019
Quarter-finals July 6-7, 2019
Semi-finals July 9-10, 2019
Third-place play-off July 12, 2019
Final July 13, 2019

Round of 16  winners will advance to the quarter-finals stage and using same progress to the semi-finals. The semi-final losers will contest a third-place match, while semi-final winners will advance to the final.

Africa Cup of Nations Schedule/Point Table

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Formats

National Team of Egypt ahead of a match at the Borg Al Arab stadium

In the inaugural match, the host team Egypt will play but his opponent is yet to be confirmed. Let’s have a look below where we present the details of the Africa Cup of Nations schedule completely.

Africa Cup of Nation 2019 Fixtures

M/N Match Between Date Day Venue Stage
1st Egypt Vs 21st Jun, 2019 Fri Cairo International Stadium, Cairo Group
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37th Winner Group B Vs 3rd Group A/C/D Jun, 2019 RD1
38th Runner-up Group A Vs Runner-up Group C Jun, 2019 RD2
39th Winner Group A Vs 3rd Group C/D/E Jun, 2019 RD3
40th Winner Group C Vs 3rd Group A/B/F Jun, 2019 RD4
41st Winner Group D Vs 3rd Group B/E/F Jun, 2019 RD5
42nd Runner-up Group B Vs Runner-up Group F Jun, 2019 RD6
43rd Winner Group E Vs Runner-up Group D Jun, 2019 RD7
44th Winner Group F Vs Runner-up Group E Jun, 2019 RD8
45th Winner Match 38 Vs Winner Match 41 Jul, 2019 QF1
46th Winner Match 37 Vs Winner Match 44 Jul, 2019 QF2
47th Winner Match 43 Vs Winner Match 40 Jul, 2019 QF3
48th Winner Match 42 Vs Winner Match 39 Jul, 2019 QF4
49th Winner Match 45 Vs Winner Match 46 Jul, 2019 SF1
50th Winner Match 47 Vs Winner Match 48 Jul, 2019 SF2
51st Loser SF1 Vs Loser SF2 Jul, 2019 Egyptian Army Stadium, Suez 3rd Place
52nd Winner SF1 Vs Winner SF2 13th Jul, 2019 Sat Cairo International Stadium, Cairo Final

[As soon as the schedule will publish, you can find the update here.]

ccording to the above-listed Africa Cup of Nations schedule 2019, we can see that the season consists of 52 matches including the playoff and final. Total 24 teams will play such number of matches and the group stage consists of 36 matches.

Each group contains four teams and a team will play three group stage matches there. At the end of the group stage, the top two point holder teams will qualify for the knockout round as we speak.

Finally, on 13th July 2019, the final match of the Africa Cup of nations will take place at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo.

Group A tables 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The first group stage matches will be played in June 21st 2019.

Pos Team GP W D Pts Qualification
1 A1 Knockout stage
2 A2 Possible qualification
3 A3 Possible qualification
4 A4

Group B tables 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The first group stage matches will be played in June 21st 2019.

Pos Team GP W D Pts Qualification
1 B1 Knockout stage
2 B2 Possible qualification
3 B3 Possible qualification
4 B4

Group C tables 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The first group stage matches will be played in June 21st 2019.

Pos Team GP W D Pts Qualification
1 C1 Knockout stage
2 C2 Possible qualification
3 C3 Possible qualification
4 C4

Group D tables 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The first group stage matches will be played in June 21st 2019.

Pos Team GP W D Pts Qualification
1 D1 Knockout stage
2 D2 Possible qualification
3 D3 Possible qualification
4 D4

Group E tables 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The first group stage matches will be played in June 21st 2019.

Pos Team GP W D Pts Qualification
1 E1 Knockout stage
2 E2 Possible qualification
3 E3 Possible qualification
4 E4

Group F tables 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

The first group stage matches will be played in June 21st 2019.

Pos Team GP W D Pts Qualification
1 F1 Knockout stage
2 F2 Possible qualification
3 F3 Possible qualification
4 F4

Africa Cup of Nations Host details

Africa Cup of Nations Host details

Egyptian Stadiums Will Host the Africa Cup of Nations’ Matches

It will be hosted in Egypt in the ongoing year. Already, all the preparations have taken and eight venues have selected for the upcoming edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. Here we are talking about the Africa Cup of Nations hosting grounds 2019 details. Let’s see them below.

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Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Venus

If we consider the hosting grouds of the Africa Cup of Nations in the upcoming season, according to the CAF, the eight venues are selected for the tournament.

Though among them, six will be decided for the main event but primarily, we are presenting the details of all eight venues which are located in Egypt. Let’s see the details of the Africa Cup of Nations hosting grounds below.

1. Cairo International Stadium

Cairo International Stadium is one of the eight as well as six selected venue for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations 2019. The ground is also known as ‘Stad El Qahira El Dawly’. It is actually a multi-purpose stadium which is all-seated.

The seating capacity of the ground is 75,000 as we know. However, the ground is located in Nasr City, Cairo and the field surface is grass. The ground of Cairo was founded on 23rd July 1960 and renovated in 2005.

It is the home venue of the Egypt national football team. The ground will host the inaugural match of the tournament Africa Cup of Nations 2019 along with the final match so far.

2. Al Salam Stadium

Al-Salam Stadium is the 2nd stadium which is located in Cairo which represents Al-Salam City so far. The ground is also known as Cairo Military Production Stadium and it is also a multi-used arena but mostly used for football competition.

It is also an all-seat arena with 30,000 seat capacity. The ground is selected as one of the eight venues for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations 2019 so far.

3. Haras El Hodoud Stadium

The venue Haras El Hodoud Stadium is one of the eight selected for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations 2019. It is located in El Max, Alexandria, Egypt and the field surface is grass.

The current seat capacity of the ground is 22,000 so far. The ground is mostly used for the football competitions.

4. Alexandria Stadium

Alexandria Stadium is one of the reputed stadiums in Egypt though, the seating capacity is few which is 20,000 reportedly.

The ground was opened in 1929 and situated in Alexandria, Egypt. The field surface of the venue is grass. It is one of the oldest stadiums in Egypt.

5. Egyptian Army Stadium

Egyptian Army Stadium is located in Suez, Egypt. It is one of the newborn stadiums in Egypt which was first opened in 2009. The venue is selected for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations 2019.

The current seating capacity is 45,000 and the field surface is grass. However, earlier, the venue was known as Mubarak International Stadium till 2011.

6. Suez Stadium

Suez Stadium is one of the eight selected grounds for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations 2019. It is located in Suez, Egypt. Suez Stadium is all-seated ground with 27,000 seat capacity. The ground was founded in 1990 and the ground surface is grass.

7. Al Masry Club Stadium

Al Masry Club Stadium is a stadium in Egypt and it was previously known as Port Said Stadium. The ground is located in Al Manakh, Port Said, Egypt and it was opened on 16th October 1955 which was almost 63 years ago. The ground has 18,000 seat capacity.

8. Ismailia Stadium

Ismailia Stadium is one of the eight venues which are primarily selected for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations 2019. It is an all-seater stadium with 18,525 seat capacity. However, earlier in 2006, the ground was used for the Africa Cup of Nations and hopefully, it would use again.

All Past Winners & Previous Winners?

2017 Africa Cup of Nations Winner

Cameroon Are The 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations Champions

the tournament started the journey on 10th February 1957 which was almost 61 years ago. But since 1968, the competition started to execute once every two years. Now, we are talking about the Africa Cup of Nations past winners list with details.

At the beginning season, there are only three teams took part in the competition named Sudan, Ethiopia, and Egypt. The inaugural tournament took place at Sudan but Egypt and Ethiopia played final and Egypt took the first title of AFCON.

They won by 4 – 0 goals against Ethiopia. However, let’s have a look below where we present the details of the Africa Cup of Nations past winners list so far.

Africa Cup of Nations Past Winners List

Episode Host Nation Runner Up Year Winner
1st Sudan Ethiopia 1957 Egypt
2nd United Arab Republic Sudan 1959 United Arab Republic
3rd Ethiopia United Arab Republic 1962 Ethiopia
4th Ghana Sudan 1963 Ghana
5th Tunisia Tunisia 1965 Ghana
6th Ethiopia Ghana 1968 Congo-Kinshasa
7th Sudan Ghana 1970 Sudan
8th Cameroon Mali 1972 Congo
9th Egypt Zambia 1974 Zaire
10th Ethiopia Guinea 1976 Morocco
11th Ghana Uganda 1978 Ghana
12th Nigeria Algeria 1980 Nigeria
13th Libya Libya 1982 Ghana
14th Ivory Coast Nigeria 1984 Cameroon
15th Egypt Cameroon 1986 Egypt
16th Morocco Nigeria 1988 Cameroon
17th Algeria Nigeria 1990 Algeria
18th Senegal Ghana 1992 Ivory Coast
19th Tunisia Zambia 1994 Nigeria
20th South Africa Tunisia 1996 South Africa
21st Burkina Faso South Africa 1998 Egypt
22nd Ghana & Nigeria Nigeria 2000 Cameroon
23rd Mali Senegal 2002 Cameroon
24th Tunisia Morocco 2004 Tunisia
25th Egypt Ivory Coast 2006 Egypt
26th Ghana Cameroon 2008 Egypt
27th Angola Ghana 2010 Egypt
28th Gabon & Equatorial Guinea Ivory Coast 2012 Zambia
29th South Africa Burkina Faso 2013 Nigeria
30th Equatorial Guinea Ghana 2015 Ivory Coast
31st Gabon Egypt 2017 Cameroon
32nd Egypt To be played 2019 To be played

Africa Cup of Nations past winners list and we also see that total 31st season of the tournament passed and the most successful team in Egypt considering the highest number of AFCON titles win.

However, now, we are going to present the details of the performance by nations of the Africa Cup of Nations below.

Performance by Nations

Position Nation Winning Years Runner-Up Years
1st Egypt 7 Times (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010) 2 Times (19621, 2017)
2nd Cameroon 5 Times (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017) 2 Times (1986, 2008)
3rd Ghana 4 Times (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982) 5 Times (1968, 1970, 1992, 2010, 2015)
4th Nigeria 3 Times (1980, 1994, 2013) 4 Times (1984, 1988, 1990, 2000)
5th Ivory Coast 2 Times (1992, 2015) 2 Times (2006, 2012)
6th DR Congo 2 Times (1968, 1974)
7th Zambia 1 Time (2012) 2 Times (1974, 1994)
8th Tunisia 1 Time (2004) 2 Times (1965, 1996)
9th Sudan 1 Time (1970) 2 Times (1959, 1963)
10th Algeria 1 Time (1990) 1 Time (1980)
11th Ethiopia 1 Time (1962) 1 Time (1957)
12th Morocco 1 Time (1976) 1 Time (2004)
13th South Africa 1 Time (1996) 1 Time (1998)
14th Congo 1 Time (1972)

From the above, we can learn the Africa Cup of Nations past winners list along with the performance by nations so far. The upcoming edition of AFCON will take place in 2019 and the host nation will be Egypt.

2017 Africa Cup of Nations Winner

The national team of Cameroon is defending champions after winning their fifth title in 2017 against Egypt in the final, winning 2-1 courtesy of goals from Nikolas Nkoulou and Vincent Aboukabar.

Egypt won the tournaments the most time and they have already won 7 titles of AFCON along with two times runners-up. They won the last title in 2010. Cameroon is standing on the 2nd position with five titles so far. They also became runner up two times so far 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.

 

Total 24 teams will take part in the upcoming event. So, wait to see that new champion of the Africa Cup of Nations.

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