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The 2017 Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations, known as the Total Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations, Gabon
Gabon
2017 (also referred to as AFCON 2017 or CAN 2017), was the 31st edition of the Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations, the biennial international men's football championship of Africa
Africa
organized by the Confederation of African Football
Confederation of African Football
(CAF). The tournament was scheduled to be hosted by Libya,[1] until CAF rescinded its hosting rights in August 2014 due to ongoing war in the country.[2] The tournament was instead hosted by Gabon.[3] This event was also part of the Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations 60th Anniversary. Cameroon
Cameroon
won their fifth title after defeating seven-time champions Egypt
Egypt
2–1 in the final.[4] As champions, Cameroon
Cameroon
qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. Tournament hosts Gabon
Gabon
and defending champions Ivory Coast were both eliminated in the group stage after failing to win any of their three group games.

Contents

1 Host selection

1.1 First bidding 1.2 Second bidding

2 Qualification

2.1 Qualified teams

3 Venues 4 Squads 5 Match officials 6 Format 7 Draw 8 Group stage

8.1 Tiebreakers 8.2 Group A 8.3 Group B 8.4 Group C 8.5 Group D

9 Knockout stage

9.1 Bracket 9.2 Quarter-finals 9.3 Semi-finals 9.4 Third place play-off 9.5 Final

10 Winners 11 Statistics

11.1 Goalscorers

12 Awards 13 Sponsorship 14 Mascot 15 Controversy

15.1 Website attack

16 Media

16.1 Broadcasting

17 References 18 External links

Host selection[edit] First bidding[edit] Bids :

Nation Last hosted

  Botswana
Botswana
[5] -

  Cameroon
Cameroon
[6] 1972

 DR Congo [7] -

  Guinea
Guinea
[8] -

  Morocco
Morocco
[9] 1988

 South Africa
Africa
[10] 1996[11]

  Zambia
Zambia
[12] -

  Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
[13] -

CAF received 3 bids before 30 September 2010, the deadline, to host either the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations
2015 Africa Cup of Nations
or 2017 from DR Congo, Morocco and South Africa. All three bids were originally put on a shortlist.[14] CAF then began an inspection procedure, on November and December 2010, intending to visit each bidding country to view stadiums, infrastructure, and football interest. They inspected the DR Congo first.[15] Shortly after the inspection, DR Congo informed CAF that they would be withdrawing their bids for both the 2015 and 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
tournaments.[16] Morocco
Morocco
was the next country to be inspected, with CAF visiting the country in early November 2010.[17] South Africa
Africa
was inspected in December 2010.

Nation Last hosted

 Morocco 1988

 South Africa 1996

On 29 January, during the 2011 CAF Super Cup, the CAF executive committee decided that Morocco
Morocco
would host 2015 Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations, while the 2017 edition would be held in South Africa. However, due to the Libyan Civil War, Libya
Libya
and South Africa
Africa
traded years with South Africa
Africa
hosting in 2013 and Libya
Libya
hosting in 2017.[1] Second bidding[edit] Bids :

 Algeria  Egypt  Gabon  Ghana

After Libya
Libya
was withdrawn as the venue on 22 August 2014, the CAF announced that they would be receiving applications for the new hosts until 30 September 2014.[18] Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, and Ghana, were determined by the CAF to be compliant with the host criteria.[19][20] Later, Egypt
Egypt
withdrew.[21] Other countries which expressed an interest but did not bid included Ethiopia,[22] Mali,[23] and Tanzania.[24] Kenya
Kenya
discussed a joint bid with neighbors Rwanda and Uganda,[25] but eventually bid alone. On 8 April 2015 [26], CAF President Issa Hayatou
Issa Hayatou
announced Gabon
Gabon
as the replacement hosts following votes by the CAF Executive Committee.[3]

Results

Nation Votes

 Gabon 9

 Algeria 4

 Ghana 0

 Egypt Withdrew

Total votes 13

Qualification[edit] Main article: 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
qualification

  Qualified   Failed to qualify   Withdrew or did not enter   Not part of CAF

The draw for the qualification stage took place on 8 April 2015, immediately after the announcement of the host nation.[26] The host nation team were also drawn into a group and would play games against those in that group; however, those matches would only be considered as friendlies and not counted for the standings. 51 nations entered the qualifying stage with Eritrea and Somalia declining to enter and Chad withdrawing. Due to the cancellation of Morocco
Morocco
being hosts of the 2015 edition, the national team of Morocco
Morocco
were originally banned by CAF from entering the 2017 and 2019 Africa
Africa
Cups of Nations.[27] However, the ban was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, allowing Morocco
Morocco
to enter the tournament.[28] Three-time champions Nigeria
Nigeria
did not qualify.[29] Qualified teams[edit] The following 16 teams qualified for the final tournament.[30]

Team Method of qualification Date of qualification Finals appearance Last appearance Previous best performance FIFA ranking at start of event

 Gabon * !Hosts 01 !8 April 2015 07 !7th 2015 05 !Quarter-finals (1996, 2012) 108

 Morocco 06 !Group F winners 02 !29 March 2016 16 !16th 2013 01 !Winners (1976) 57

 Algeria 10 !Group J winners 03 !2 June 2016 17 !17th 2015 01 !Winners (1990) 39

 Cameroon 13 !Group M winners 04 !3 June 2016 18 !18th 2015 01 !Winners (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002) 62

 Senegal 11 !Group K winners 05 !4 June 2016 14 !14th 2015 02 !Runners-up (2002) 33

 Egypt 07 !Group G winners 06 !4 June 2016 23 !23rd 2010 01 !Winners (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010) 35

 Ghana 08 !Group H winners 07 !5 June 2016 21 !21st 2015 01 !Winners (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982) 54

 Guinea-Bissau 05 !Group E winners 08 !5 June 2016 01 !1st none 99 !Debut 68

 Zimbabwe 12 !Group L winners 09 !5 June 2016 03 !3rd 2006 16 !Group stage (2004, 2006) 103

 Mali 03 !Group C winners 10 !5 June 2016 10 !10th 2015 02 !Runners-up (1972) 64

 Ivory Coast 09 !Group I winners 11 !3 September 2016 22 !22nd 2015 01 !Winners (1992, 2015) 34

 Uganda 04 !Group D runners-up 12 !4 September 2016 06 !6th 1978 02 !Runners-up (1978) 73

 Burkina Faso 04 !Group D winners 13 !4 September 2016 11 !11th 2015 02 !Runners-up (2013) 53

 Tunisia 01 !Group A winners 14 !4 September 2016 18 !18th 2015 01 !Winners (2004) 36

 DR Congo 02 !Group B winners 15 !4 September 2016 18 !18th 2015 01 !Winners (1968, 1974) 49

 Togo 01 !Group A runners-up 16 !4 September 2016 08 !8th 2013 05 !Quarter-finals (2013) 90

Venues[edit]

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The four venues were confirmed in October 2016.[31]

Libreville Franceville

Libreville

Franceville

Port-Gentil

Oyem

Oyem Port-Gentil

Stade de l'Amitié Stade de Franceville Stade d'Oyem Stade de Port-Gentil

Capacity: 40,000 Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 20,500 Capacity: 20,000

Squads[edit] Main article: 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
squads Each team can register a squad of 23 players.[32] Match officials[edit] The following referees were chosen for the 2017 Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations.

Referees

Mehdi Abid Charef Joshua Bondo Sidi Alioum Denis Dembélé Gehad Grisha Bamlak Tessema Weyesa

Eric Otogo-Castane Bakary Gassama Hamada Nampiandraza Redouane Jiyed Mahamadou Keita Ali Lemghaifry

Daniel Bennett Malang Diedhiou Bernard Camille Youssef Essrayri Janny Sikazwe

Assistant referees

Albdelhak Etchiali Jerson Emiliano Dos Santos Jean-Claude Birumushahu Evarist Menkouande Elvis Guy Noupue Nguegoue Marius Donatien Tan Tahssen Abo El Sadat Bedyer

Théophile Vinga Aboubacar Doumbouya Marwa Range Redouane Achik Arsénio Chadreque Marengula Yahaya Mahamadou Abel Baba

Olivier Safari Kabene Djibril Camara El Hadji Malick Samba Zakhele Siwela Ali Waleed Ahmed Mohammed Abdallah Ibrahim Anouar Hmila

Format[edit] Only the hosts received an automatic qualification spot, the other 15 teams qualified through a qualification tournament. At the finals, the 16 teams were drawn into four groups of four teams each. The teams in each group play a single round robin. After the group stage, the top two teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals. The semifinal losers will play in third place match, while semifinal winners will play in final.[32] Draw[edit] The draw took place on 19 October 2016, 18:30 UTC+1, in Libreville, Gabon.[33][34] The seedings approved by the Organising Committee of the Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations at its meeting on Monday, 26 September 2016 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, was determined taking into account the performance of the qualified teams during the following competitions:[35][36][37]

Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
final tournaments (2012, 2013, 2015) Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
qualifiers (2013, 2015, 2017) FIFA World Cup (2014) FIFA World Cup qualifiers (2014)

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Gabon
Gabon
(22 pts; hosts, assigned to A1)   Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
(63.5 pts; title holders, assigned to C1)   Ghana
Ghana
(56.5 pts)   Algeria
Algeria
(43.5 pts)

  Tunisia
Tunisia
(34.5 pts)   Mali
Mali
(33.5 pts)   Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
(33.5 pts)  DR Congo (29.5 pts)

  Cameroon
Cameroon
(29 pts)   Senegal
Senegal
(24 pts)   Morocco
Morocco
(18.5 pts)   Egypt
Egypt
(15.5 pts)

  Togo
Togo
(15.5 pts)   Uganda
Uganda
(12 pts)   Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe
(10 pts)   Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau
(8.5 pts)

Group stage[edit] Group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals. All times are local, WAT (UTC+1).[38] Tiebreakers[edit] The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order (Regulations Article 74):[32]

Number of points obtained in games between the teams concerned; Goal difference in games between the teams concerned; Goals scored in games between the teams concerned; If, after applying criteria 1 to 3 to teams concerned, two or three teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between these teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 7 will apply; Goal difference in all games; Goals scored in all games; Drawing of lots.

Group A[edit] Main article: 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
Group A

Pos Team [

v t e

]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1  Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage

2  Cameroon 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5

3   Gabon
Gabon
(H) 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3

4  Guinea-Bissau 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1

Source: CAF (H) Host.

14 January 2017 (2017-01-14)17:00

Gabon  1–1  Guinea-Bissau

Aubameyang  52' Report Juary  90+1'

Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville Attendance: 39,230[39] Referee: Gehad Grisha (Egypt)

14 January 2017 (2017-01-14)20:00

Burkina Faso  1–1  Cameroon

Dayo  75' Report Moukandjo  35'

Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

18 January 2017 (2017-01-18)17:00

Gabon  1–1  Burkina Faso

Aubameyang  38' (pen.) Report Nakoulma  23'

Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville Referee: Bakary Gassama
Bakary Gassama
(Gambia)

18 January 2017 (2017-01-18)20:00

Cameroon  2–1  Guinea-Bissau

Siani  61' Ngadeu-Ngadjui  78'

Report Piqueti  13'

Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville Referee: Youssef Essrayri (Tunisia)

22 January 2017 (2017-01-22)20:00

Cameroon  0–0  Gabon

Report

Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville Referee: Daniel Bennett (South Africa)

22 January 2017 (2017-01-22)20:00

Guinea-Bissau  0–2  Burkina Faso

Report

Rudinilson  12' (o.g.) B. Traoré  58'

Stade de Franceville, Franceville Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

Group B[edit] Main article: 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
Group B

Pos Team [

v t e

]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1  Senegal 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7 Advance to knockout stage

2  Tunisia 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6

3  Algeria 3 0 2 1 5 6 −1 2

4  Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 4 8 −4 1

Source: CAF

15 January 2017 (2017-01-15)17:00

Algeria  2–2  Zimbabwe

Mahrez  12', 82' Report

Mahachi  17' Mushekwi  29' (pen.)

Stade de Franceville, Franceville Referee: Bamlak Tessema Weyesa (Ethiopia)

15 January 2017 (2017-01-15)20:00

Tunisia  0–2  Senegal

Report

Mané  10' (pen.) Mbodji  30'

Stade de Franceville, Franceville Referee: Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)

19 January 2017 (2017-01-19)17:00

Algeria  1–2  Tunisia

Hanni  90+2' Report

Mandi  50' (o.g.) Sliti  66' (pen.)

Stade de Franceville, Franceville Referee: Bernard Camille (Seychelles)

19 January 2017 (2017-01-19)20:00

Senegal  2–0  Zimbabwe

Mané  9' Saivet  13'

Report

Stade de Franceville, Franceville Referee: Redouane Jiyed (Morocco)

23 January 2017 (2017-01-23)20:00

Senegal  2–2  Algeria

Diop  43' Sow  53'

Report Slimani  10', 52'

Stade de Franceville, Franceville Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)

23 January 2017 (2017-01-23)20:00

Zimbabwe  2–4  Tunisia

Musona  42' Ndoro  58'

Report

Sliti  9' Msakni  22' Khenissi  36' Khazri  45' (pen.)

Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville Referee: Denis Dembélé (Ivory Coast)

Group C[edit] Main article: 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
Group C

Pos Team [

v t e

]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1  DR Congo 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7 Advance to knockout stage

2  Morocco 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6

3  Ivory Coast 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2

4  Togo 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4 1

Source: CAF

16 January 2017 (2017-01-16)17:00

Ivory Coast  0–0  Togo

Report

Stade d'Oyem, Oyem Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)

16 January 2017 (2017-01-16)20:00

DR Congo  1–0  Morocco

Kabananga  55' Report

Stade d'Oyem, Oyem Referee: Hamada Nampiandraza (Madagascar)

20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)17:00

Ivory Coast  2–2  DR Congo

Bony  25' Dié  67'

Report

Kebano  10' Kabananga  28'

Stade d'Oyem, Oyem Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

20 January 2017 (2017-01-20)20:00

Morocco  3–1  Togo

Bouhaddouz  14' Saïss  21' En-Nesyri  72'

Report Dossevi  5'

Stade d'Oyem, Oyem Referee: Mahamadou Keita (Mali)

24 January 2017 (2017-01-24)20:00

Morocco  1–0  Ivory Coast

Alioui  64' Report

Stade d'Oyem, Oyem Referee: Sidi Alioum (Cameroon)

24 January 2017 (2017-01-24)20:00

Togo  1–3  DR Congo

Laba  69' Report

Kabananga  29' Mubele  54' M'Poku  80'

Stade de Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)

Group D[edit] Main article: 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
Group D

Pos Team [

v t e

]

Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification

1  Egypt 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7 Advance to knockout stage

2  Ghana 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6

3  Mali 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2

4  Uganda 3 0 1 2 1 3 −2 1

Source: CAF

17 January 2017 (2017-01-17)17:00

Ghana  1–0  Uganda

A. Ayew  32' (pen.) Report

Stade de Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil Referee: Joshua Bondo (Botswana)

17 January 2017 (2017-01-17)20:00

Mali  0–0  Egypt

Report

Stade de Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil Referee: Daniel Bennett (South Africa)

21 January 2017 (2017-01-21)17:00

Ghana  1–0  Mali

Gyan  21' Report

Stade de Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil Referee: Mehdi Abid Charef
Mehdi Abid Charef
(Algeria)

21 January 2017 (2017-01-21)20:00

Egypt  1–0  Uganda

Said  89' Report

Stade de Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)

25 January 2017 (2017-01-25)20:00

Egypt  1–0  Ghana

M. Salah  11' Report

Stade de Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil Referee: Bakary Gassama
Bakary Gassama
(Gambia)

25 January 2017 (2017-01-25)20:00

Uganda  1–1  Mali

Miya  70' Report Bissouma  73'

Stade d'Oyem, Oyem Referee: Ali Lemghaifry (Mauritania)

Knockout stage[edit] Main article: 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
knockout stage In the knockout stages, if a match was level at the end of normal playing time, extra time was played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by kicks from the penalty mark to determine the winner, except for the play-off for third place where no extra time was played (Regulations Article 75).[32] Bracket[edit]

 

Quarter-finals

Semi-finals

Final

 

                   

 

28 January – Libreville

 

 

 Burkina Faso 2

 

1 February – Libreville

 

 Tunisia 0

 

 Burkina Faso 1 (3)

 

29 January – Port-Gentil

 

  Egypt
Egypt
(p) 1 (4)

 

 Egypt 1

 

5 February – Libreville

 

 Morocco 0

 

 Egypt 1

 

28 January – Franceville

 

 Cameroon 2

 

 Senegal 0 (4)

 

2 February – Franceville

 

  Cameroon
Cameroon
(p) 0 (5)

 

 Cameroon 2

 

29 January – Oyem

 

 Ghana 0

Third place play-off

 

 DR Congo 1

 

4 February – Port-Gentil

 

 Ghana 2

 

 Burkina Faso 1

 

 

 Ghana 0

 

Quarter-finals[edit]

28 January 2017 (2017-01-28)17:00

Burkina Faso  2–0  Tunisia

Bancé  81' Nakoulma  85'

Report

Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville Referee: Daniel Bennett (South Africa)

28 January 2017 (2017-01-28)20:00

Senegal  0–0 (a.e.t.)  Cameroon

Report

Penalties

Koulibaly Kara Sow Saivet Mané

4–5

Moukandjo Oyongo Teikeu Zoua Aboubakar

Stade de Franceville, Franceville Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

29 January 2017 (2017-01-29)17:00

DR Congo  1–2  Ghana

M'Poku  68' Report

J. Ayew  63' A. Ayew  78' (pen.)

Stade d'Oyem, Oyem Referee: Bernard Camille (Seychelles)

29 January 2017 (2017-01-29)20:00

Egypt  1–0  Morocco

Kahraba  88' Report

Stade de Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil Referee: Eric Otogo-Castane (Gabon)

Semi-finals[edit]

1 February 2017 (2017-02-01)20:00

Burkina Faso  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Egypt

Bancé  73' Report M. Salah  66'

Penalties

Al. Traoré Diawara Yago Koffi B. Traoré

3–4

Said Sobhi Hegazy M. Salah Warda

Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville Referee: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)

2 February 2017 (2017-02-02)20:00

Cameroon  2–0  Ghana

Ngadeu-Ngadjui  72' Bassogog  90+3'

Report

Stade de Franceville, Franceville Referee: Bakary Gassama
Bakary Gassama
(Gambia)

Third place play-off[edit]

4 February 2017 (2017-02-04)20:00

Burkina Faso  1–0  Ghana

Al. Traoré  89' Report

Stade de Port-Gentil, Port-Gentil Attendance: 20,720 Referee: Mehdi Abid Charef
Mehdi Abid Charef
(Algeria)

Final[edit] Main article: 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
Final

5 February 2017 (2017-02-05)20:00

Egypt  1–2  Cameroon

Elneny  22' Report

Nkoulou  59' Aboubakar  88'

Stade de l'Amitié, Libreville Attendance: 38,250 Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia)

Winners[edit]

 2017 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
Champions 

Cameroon Fifth title

Statistics[edit] Goalscorers[edit]

3 goals

Junior Kabananga

2 goals

Riyad Mahrez Islam Slimani Aristide Bancé Préjuce Nakoulma Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui Paul-José M'Poku Mohamed Salah Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang André Ayew Sadio Mané Naïm Sliti

1 goal

Sofiane Hanni Issoufou Dayo Alain Traoré Bertrand Traoré Vincent Aboubakar Christian Bassogog Benjamin Moukandjo Nicolas Nkoulou Sébastien Siani Neeskens Kebano Firmin Ndombe Mubele Mohamed Elneny Kahraba Abdallah Said Jordan Ayew Asamoah Gyan Piqueti Juary Soares Wilfried Bony Serey Dié Yves Bissouma Rachid Alioui Aziz Bouhaddouz Youssef En-Nesyri Romain Saïss Papakouli Diop Kara Mbodji Henri Saivet Moussa Sow Mathieu Dossevi Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba Wahbi Khazri Taha Yassine Khenissi Youssef Msakni Farouk Miya Kudakwashe Mahachi Tendai Ndoro Nyasha Mushekwi Knowledge Musona

Own goals

Aïssa Mandi
Aïssa Mandi
(against Tunisia) Rudinilson Silva (against Burkina Faso)

Awards[edit] The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament:[40]

Total Man of the Competition: Christian Bassogog Top Scorer: Junior Kabananga (3 goals) Fair Play prize:  Egypt CAF Team of the tournament

Goalkeeper Defenders Midfielders Forwards Substitutes

Fabrice Ondoa Kara Mbodji Ahmed Hegazi Michael Ngadeu-Ngadjui Charles Kaboré Wakaso Mubarak Bertrand Traoré Christian Atsu Mohamed Salah Christian Bassogog Junior Kabananga Essam El-Hadary Cheikhou Kouyaté Préjuce Nakoulma Aristide Bancé Benjamin Moukandjo Zezinho Mbark Boussoufa

Sponsorship[edit] In July 2016, Total secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football
Confederation of African Football
(CAF) to support ten of its principal competitions, including the Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations
(renamed the Total Africa
Africa
Cup of Nations).[41] Mascot[edit] The official mascot of the tournament was "Samba", a black panther.[42] Controversy[edit] Website attack[edit] On 21 January, Russian hacking group New World Hackers claimed to have taken the official CAF website down in response to CAF's decision to choose Gabon
Gabon
as host nation. "We did this in protest against Gabon", the person claiming to be one of the hackers wrote in an email. "They are running the Africa
Africa
Cup in a country where the dictator Ali Bongo is killing innocent people!"[43] Media[edit] Broadcasting[edit]

Territory Channel Ref

 Asia Fox Networks Group

 Australia beIN Sports [44]

 Bangladesh Sony SIX Sony ESPN

 Benin ORTB

 Bhutan Sony SIX Sony ESPN

 Brazil SporTV

 Canada beIN Sports (English) Univision Canada
Canada
(Spanish) RDS (French) [44]

 Cape Verde RTC

 Caribbean Flow Sports

Central America ESPN

 Colombia Caracol TV RCN Television

 Democratic Republic of the Congo RTNC

DOMTOM France
France
Télévisions

 Equatorial Guinea RTVGE

 France beIN Sports [44]

 Gabon GTV

 Ghana GTV/KTV

 India Sony SIX Sony ESPN

 Indonesia beIN Sports

 Ireland Eurosport
Eurosport
Ireland RTÉ Sport [45]

 Israel Sport 5

 Italy Fox Sports Italia [44]

 Ivory Coast RTI

 Cameroon CRTV

 Japan NHK

 Maldives Sony SIX Sony ESPN

 Mali ORTM

MENA beIN Sports

 Mexico Televisa ESPN

   Nepal Sony SIX Sony ESPN

 Netherlands Fox Sports Netherlands [44]

 New Zealand Sky Sport

 Pacific Islands Sky Sport

 Pakistan Sony SIX Sony ESPN

 Portugal Eurosport
Eurosport
Portugal

 San Marino Fox Sports Italia

 Senegal RTS

 South Africa SABC

 South America (except Brazil) ESPN

 South Korea JTBC3 Fox Sports

 Southeastern Europe Arena Sport
Arena Sport
1

 Spain Eurosport
Eurosport
Spain [44]

 Sri Lanka Sony SIX Sony ESPN

 Sub-Saharan Africa SuperSport (English and Portuguese) TV5Monde
TV5Monde
Afrique (French) Canal+ Sport Afrique [44]

 Thailand beIN Sports

 Togo TVT international

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Cup of Nations

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Africa
Cup of Nations

Tournaments

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Ethiopia
1962 Ghana
Ghana
1963 Tunisia
Tunisia
1965 Ethiopia
Ethiopia
1968 Sudan
Sudan
1970 Cameroon
Cameroon
1972 Egypt
Egypt
1974 Ethiopia
Ethiopia
1976 Ghana
Ghana
1978 Nigeria
Nigeria
1980 Libya
Libya
1982 Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
1984 Egypt
Egypt
1986 Morocco
Morocco
1988 Algeria
Algeria
1990 Senegal
Senegal
1992 Tunisia
Tunisia
1994 South Africa
Africa
1996 Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
1998 Ghana/ Nigeria
Nigeria
2000 Mali
Mali
2002 Tunisia
Tunisia
2004 Egypt
Egypt
2006 Ghana
Ghana
2008 Angola
Angola
2010 Gabon/Equatorial Guinea
Guinea
2012 South Africa
Africa
2013 Equatorial Guinea
Guinea
2015 Gabon
Gabon
2017 Cameroon
Cameroon
2019 Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast
2021 Guinea
Guinea
2023

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Group stage

Group A Group B

Knockout stage Final

General information

Squads Statistics

Venues

Fisht Olympic Stadium
Fisht Olympic Stadium
(Sochi) Kazan Arena
Kazan Arena
(Kazan) Krestovsky Stadium
Krestovsky Stadium
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Otkrytiye Arena
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