Name
African Cup of Nations

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Established
1957 (65 years old)

First Recorded Event
2017-02-05

Current Season
2022

API Football ID
4054

Sport
Soccer

Location
Worldwide

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
Coupe d

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Upcoming Events
17 Jan 22 Cape Verde 1 - 1 Cameroon
17 Jan 22 Burkina Faso 1 - 1 Ethiopia
18 Jan 22 Malawi  - Senegal
18 Jan 22 Zimbabwe  - Guinea
18 Jan 22 Gabon  - Morocco
18 Jan 22 Ghana  - Comoros
19 Jan 22 Guinea-Bissau  - Nigeria
19 Jan 22 Egypt  - Sudan
20 Jan 22 Ivory Coast  - Algeria
20 Jan 22 Sierra Leone  - Equatorial Guin

Latest Results
16 Jan 22 Ivory Coast 2 - 2  Sierra Leone
16 Jan 22 Algeria 0 - 1  Equatorial Guin
16 Jan 22 Gambia 1 - 1  Mali
16 Jan 22 Tunisia 4 - 0  Mauritania
15 Jan 22 Nigeria 3 - 1  Sudan
15 Jan 22 Guinea-Bissau 0 - 1  Egypt
14 Jan 22 Senegal 0 - 0  Guinea
14 Jan 22 Malawi 2 - 1  Zimbabwe
14 Jan 22 Morocco 2 - 0  Comoros
14 Jan 22 Gabon 1 - 1  Ghana

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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. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years. The title holders at the time of a FIFA Confederations Cup qualify for that competition.

In 1957 there were only three participating nations: Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia. South Africa was originally scheduled to compete, but were disqualified due to the apartheid policies of the government then in power. Since then, the tournament has grown greatly, making it necessary to hold a qualifying tournament. The number of participants in the final tournament reached 16 in 1998 (16 teams were to compete in 1996 but Nigeria withdrew, reducing the field to 15, and the same happened with Togo's withdrawal in 2010), and until 2017, the format had been unchanged, with the sixteen teams being drawn into four groups of four teams each, with the top two teams of each group advancing to a "knock-out" stage. On 20 July 2017, the Africa Cup of Nations was moved from January to June and expanded from 16 to 24 teams.

Egypt is the most successful nation in the cup's history, winning the tournament a record of seven times (including when Egypt was known as the United Arab Republic between 1958 and 1961). Three different trophies have been awarded during the tournament's history, with Ghana and Cameroon winning the first two versions to keep after each of them won a tournament three times. The current trophy was first awarded in 2002 and with Egypt winning it indefinitely after winning their unprecedented third consecutive title in 2010.

As of 2013, the tournament was switched to being held in odd-numbered years so as not to clash with the FIFA World Cup.

Seasons

2017

2018

2019

2020-2021

2021

Teams

Algeria
-7

Angola
-11

Benin
-10

Botswana
-11

Burkina Faso
-10

Burundi
-11

Cameroon
-5

Cape Verde
-9

Central African
-11

Chad
-11

Comoros
-11

Congo
-11

Djibouti
-11

DR Congo
-10

Egypt
-10

Equatorial Guin
-11

Eritrea
-11

Eswatini
-11

Ethiopia
-11

Gabon
-10

Gambia
-10

Ghana
-4

Guinea
-8

Guinea-Bissau
-7

Ivory Coast
-6

Kenya
-11

Lesotho
-11

Liberia
-11

Libya
-10

Madagascar
-11

Malawi
-11

Mali
-4

Mauritania
-10

Mauritius
-11

Morocco
-6

Mozambique
-11

Namibia
-11

Niger
-11

Nigeria
-7

Rwanda
-11

São Tomé and
-11

Senegal
-2

Seychelles
-11

Sierra Leone
-9

Somalia
-11

South Africa
-9

South Sudan
-11

Sudan
-11

Tanzania
-10

Togo
-11

Tunisia
-9

Uganda
-11

Zambia
-9

Zimbabwe
-10

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