Africa Cup of Nations Gabon 2017

This tournament is the largest exponent at the level of selections of the African continent. Between January 14 and February 5 will be held in Gabon the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the equivalent of the EuroCup or Copa America but in Africa. A total of 16 teams from the 48 teams that make up the CAF will seek to be the best in Africa, the winner will enter the 2017 Confederations Cup and will join Group B with Chile, Germany and Australia.

Selections from the Gabon 2017 Africa Cup
Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Morocco, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Guinea-Bissau is entering the tournament for the first time. Egypt is the selection with more participations and with more championships gained, 7 in total. Ivory Coast is the defender of the title.
Group A: Gabon, Burkina Faso, Cameroon and Guinea-Bissau
Group B: Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal and Zimbabwe
Group C: Côte d'Ivoire, DR Congo, Morocco and Togo
Group D: Ghana, Mali, Egypt and Uganda

Competition format
The Cup is divided in 4 groups of 4 teams each, the two best of each group will enter the play off. The group stage will run from 14 to 25 January. The quarterfinals will be played on 28 and 29 January. The semi-finals will be played on February 1st and 2nd, the third-place match will be played on February 4th. February 5th will be the grand final, the champion will have a place in the 2017 Confederations Cup.

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