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However, the actual number of teams playing in the final was only 15 as Nigeria withdrew from the tournament at the final moment for political reasons. Retrieved 2 February Cookies and privacy policy Our partners: An error occurred while retrieving notifications. The edition was hosted jointly by Ghana and Nigeria , who replaced the originally designated host Zimbabwe. The semifinal losers will play in third place match, while semifinal winners will play in final.

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Sport Africa African Football Home. Kenya secure shock win over Ghana in qualifiers. Caf Read more on Caf. Is Raikkonen right to stay in F1? In , Cameroon's Indomitable Lions made the second consecutive titles since Ghana had done it in the s and after Egypt had done it before in and Again via penalty kicks, the Cameroonians beat first-time finalists Senegal , who also debuted in the World Cup later that year.

Both finalists were eliminated in quarter finals two years later in Tunisia , where the hosts won their first title, beating Morocco 2—1 in the final. The tournament was also won by the hosts, Egypt , who reached a continental-record fifth title. Ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations several European clubs called for a rethink of the tournament's schedule.

As it takes place during the European season, players who are involved miss several matches for their clubs. In January , FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced that he wanted the tournament to be held in either June or July by , to fit in the international calendar, although this would preclude many countries in central and west Africa from hosting the competition as these months occur during their wet season. Egypt set a new record in the tournament that was hosted by Angola by winning their third consecutive title in an unprecedented achievement on the African level after defeating Ghana 1—0 in the final, retaining the gold-plated cup indefinitely and extending their record to 7 continental titles including when Egypt was known as UAR between and On 31 January , Egypt set a new African record, not being defeated for 19 consecutive Cup of Nations matches, since a 2—1 loss against Algeria in Tunisia in , [ citation needed ] and a record 9 consecutive win streak.

In May , it was announced that the tournament would be moved to odd-numbered years from in order to prevent the tournament from taking place in the same year as the World Cup. It also meant there were two tournaments within twelve months in January [13] co-hosted by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea and January hosted by South Africa. On 29 January , Morocco won the bid to host the edition and Libya won the right to host the tournament. But due to the Libyan civil war , Libya and South Africa traded years with South Africa hosting in and Libya hosting in , [14] though CAF ultimately decided to hold the tournament in Gabon due to ongoing fighting in Libya [15].

This drew increased media attention since the match took place in Gabon, only a few hundred meters from the crash site of the air disaster of their national team. The tournament was won by Nigeria, beating first time finalists Burkina Faso. In , the West African Ebola virus epidemic disrupted the tournament. The tournament was then moved to Equatorial Guinea. Under Ahmad Ahmad 's presidency, there were discussions regarding further changes to the African Cup of Nations.

In July , two changes were proposed: In July , Total secured the rights to an eight-year sponsorship package to support 10 of CAF 's principal competitions. Throughout the history of the African Cup of Nations, three different trophies have been awarded to the winners of the competition. As the first winner of three African Cup of Nations tournaments, Ghana obtained the right to permanently hold the trophy in It sat on a squared base and had stylized triangular handles.

Cameroon won the Unity Cup indefinitely after they became three-time champions in In , the third trophy was revealed, a gold-plated cup designed and made in Italy. Egypt won the gold-plated cup indefinitely after they became three-time champions in , in an unprecedented achievement by winning three consecutive continental titles. Unlike previous winners who would have then taken the trophy home, Egypt were presented with a special full size replica that they were allowed to keep.

First and second time winners usually get a smaller sized replica for their trophy cabinets. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Countdown sign during the edition of the tournament in Angola. Africa Cup of Nations records and statistics. National team appearances in the Africa Cup of Nations. Retrieved 13 February Retrieved 9 March The World Encyclopedia of Football: A Complete Guide to the Beautiful Game.

Retrieved 10 December Retrieved 11 March Archived from the original on 13 December 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 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 The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament: As per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

The official mascot of the tournament was "Samba", a black panther. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Withdrew or did not enter. Not part of CAF. Stade de Franceville , Franceville. Bamlak Tessema Weyesa Ethiopia. Stade d'Oyem , Oyem. Stade de Port-Gentil , Port-Gentil. Mehdi Abid Charef Algeria. Moukandjo Oyongo Teikeu Zoua Aboubakar. Said Sobhi Hegazy M. Retrieved 2 February Retrieved 5 February Cameroon's Aboubakar wins final with late goal against Egypt".

Retrieved 6 February Retrieved 1 October Archived from the original on 9 October Retrieved 2 October Archived from the original on 2 October Retrieved 2 December Archived from the original on 5 December Une commission de la Caf en Rdc le 12 novembre prochain en visite d'inspection". CAF for inspection in Casablanca".

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The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN (French: Coupe d'Afrique des Nations), also referred to as AFCON, or Total Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, is the main international association football competition in Africa. VIDEO: Africa Cup of Nations highlights - Cameroon strike late to beat Egypt. Get live European soccer, live South American soccer, live North American football scores, live Asian & Oceanian soccer scores, African soccer results, African football leagues scores and Africa - Africa Cup of Nations soccer scores - .