Africa Cup of Nations 2017

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2017 Africa Cup of Nations
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Tournament details
Host countryGabon
Dates14 January – 5 February 2017
Teams16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)4 (in 4 host cities)

2017 Africa Cup of Nations, aka AFCON 2017 is starting on 14 Janurary 2017 and ending on 5 February in Gabon. A total of 16 teams qualified with Zimbabwe amoung them. The last time Zimbabwe was at AFCON was in 2006. Zimbabwe is in group B together with Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia.

Afcon is sponsored by Total SA.

Zimbabwe's first game will be against Algeria on 15 January 2017. Next, Zimbabwe will play Algeria on 19 January 2017 Finally, in the group, Zimbabwe will play Tunisia on 23 January.

The winners of AFCON 2017 will qualify for FIFA Confederations Cup to be held in Russia the same year.

Qualified teams

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA ranking
at start of event
23x15px Gabon Hosts 8 April 2015 7th 2015 Quarter-finals (1996, 2012)
23x15px Morocco Group F winners 29 March 2016 16th 2013 Winners (1976)
23x15px Algeria Group J winners 2 June 2016 17th 2015 Winners (1990)
23x15px Cameroon Group M winners 3 June 2016 18th 2015 Winners (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002)
23x15px Senegal Group K winners 4 June 2016 14th 2015 Runners-up (2002)
23x15px Egypt Group G winners 4 June 2016 23rd 2010 Winners (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)
23x15px Ghana Group H winners 5 June 2016 21st 2015 Winners (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982)
23x15px Guinea-Bissau Group E winners 5 June 2016 1st none Debut
23x15px Zimbabwe Group L winners 5 June 2016 3rd 2006 Group stage (2004, 2006)
23x15px Mali Group C winners 5 June 2016 10th 2015 Runners-up (1972)
23x15px Ivory Coast Group I winners 3 September 2016 22nd 2015 Winners (1992, 2015)
23x15px Uganda Group D runners-up 4 September 2016 6th 1978 Runners-up (1978)
23x15px Burkina Faso Group D winners 4 September 2016 11th 2015 Runners-up (2013)
23x15px Tunisia Group A winners 4 September 2016 18th 2015 Winners (2004)
23x15px DR Congo Group B winners 4 September 2016 18th 2015 Winners (1968, 1974)
23x15px Togo Group A runners-up 4 September 2016 8th 2013 Quarter-finals (2013)

Afcon Officials - Referees and their Assistants

Referees

Assistant referees

Format

Only the hosts will receive an automatic qualification spot, the other 15 teams will qualify through a qualification tournament. At the finals, the 16 teams will be 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.[1]

Draw

The draw was done on 19 October 2016 in Gabon. The seedings approved by the Organising Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations at its meeting on Monday, 26 September 2016 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, was determined taking into account the performance of the qualified teams during the following competitions:

  • Afcon finals in 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • Afcon qualifiers in 2013, 2015, and 2017
  • World Cup in 2014
  • World Cup qualifiers in 2014
First Pot Second Pot Third Pot Fourth Pot

23x15px Gabon (22 pts; hosts, assigned to A1)
23x15px Ivory Coast (63.5 pts; title holders, assigned to C1)
23x15px Ghana (56.5 pts)
23x15px Algeria (43.5 pts)

23x15px Tunisia (34.5 pts)
23x15px Mali (33.5 pts)
23x15px Burkina Faso (33.5 pts)
23x15px DR Congo (29.5 pts)

23x15px Cameroon (29 pts)
23x15px Senegal (24 pts)
23x15px Morocco (18.5 pts)
23x15px Egypt (15.5 pts)

23x15px Togo (15.5 pts)
23x15px Uganda (12 pts)
23x15px Zimbabwe (10 pts)
23x15px Guinea-Bissau (8.5 pts)




References

  1. "Regulations of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations" (PDF). Confederation of African Football.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css has no content.