Africa Cup of Nations 2022 (AFCON): Dates, Groups, Odds, Fixtures, Results, How to Watch and All You Need To Know

Africa Cup of Nations 2022: Dates, Groups, Odds, Fixtures, Results, How to Watch and All You Need To Know

The highly anticipated African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 is not far away and we have all the details you need to know ahead of this football tournament.

This tournament is more anticipated than ever due to the fact that the 2021 AFCON tournament was cancelled due to the Pandemic, and so it is exciting to see the tournament back again.

Algeria are the current title holders but a lot of the countries have looked very good in qualifying, so this trophy is definitely up for grabs.

This tournament typically provides a lot of excitement, so we hope that we can see another entertaining AFCON competition.

Here is all you need to know about the 2022 African Cup of Nations:

Latest News

Update 2nd February: We have previewed the upcoming semi-final clash between Senegal and Burkino Faso.

Read More: Burkino Faso vs Senegal Live Stream: How to Watch, Team News, Head to Head, Odds, Prediction and Everything You Need to Know


Update 12th January: AFCON has taken a crazy turn following huge controversy in the game between Tunisia and Mali in which the referee stopped the game before the 90th minute. This caused massed protests from players and staff.

Dates

The AFCON 2022 tournament begins on Sunday 9th January 2022 and will end on Sunday 6th February 2022.

Obviously many sides in the Premier League have a fair few African players, so there will have to be a lot of rotation whilst they are participating in the tournament.


Groups

  • Group A: Burkino Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Ethiopia
  • Group B: Guinea, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe
  • Group C: Comoros, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco
  • Group D: Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Sudan
  • Group E: Algeria, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone
  • Group F: Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Tunisia

Results

Sunday 9th January 2022

Group A

  • Cameroon 2-1 Burkino Faso
  • Ethiopa 0-1 Cape Verde

Monday 10th January 2022

Group B

  • Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe
  • Guinea 1-0 Malawi

Group C

  • Morocco 1-0 Ghana
  • Comoros 0-1 Gabon

Tuesday 11th January 2022

Group D

  • Nigeria 1-0 Egypt
  • Sudan 0-0 Guinea-Bissau

Group E

  • Algeria 0-0 Sierra Leone

Wednesday 12th January 2022

Group E

  • Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Ivory Coast

Group F

  • Tunisia 0-1 Mali
  • Mauritania 0-1 Gambia

Thursday 13th January 2022

Group A

  • Cameroon 4-1 Ethiopa
  • Cape Verde 0-1 Burkino Faso

Friday 14th January 2022

Group B 

  • Senegal 0-0 Guinea
  • Malawi 2-1 Zimbabwe

Group C

  • Morocco 2-0 Comoros
  • Gabon 1-1 Ghana

Saturday 15th January 2022

Group D

  • Nigeria 3-1 Sudan 
  • Guinea-Bissau 0-1 Egypt

Sunday 16th January 2022

Group E

  • Ivory Coast 2-2 Sierra Leone
  • Algeria 0-1 Equatorial Guinea 

Group F

  • Gambia 1-1 Mali
  • Tunisia 4-0 Mauritania 

Monday 17th January 2022

Group A

  • Burkino Faso 1-1 Ethiopa
  • Cape Verde 1-1 Cameroon

Tuesday 18th January 2022

Group B

  • Malawi 0-0 Senegal
  • Zimbabwe 2-1 Guinea

Group C

  • Gabon 2-2 Morocco
  • Ghan a 2-3 Comoros

Wednesday 19th January 2022

Group D

  • Egypt 1-0 Sudan
  • Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Nigeria

Thursday 20th January 2022

Group E

  • Ivory Coast 3-1 Algeria
  • Sierra Leone 0-1 Equatorial Guinea

Group F

  • Gambia 1-0 Tunisia
  • Mali 2-0 Mauritania

Sunday 23rd January 2022

Round of 16

  • Burkino Faso 1-1 Gabon: *Burkino Faso win 7-6 on penalties
  • Nigeria 0-1 Tunisia

Monday 24th January 2022

Round of 16

  • Guinea 0-1 Gambia 
  • Cameroon 2-1 Comoros

Tuesday 25th January 2022

Round of 16

  • Morocco 2-1 Malawi
  • Senegal 2-0 Cape Verde

Wednesday 26th January 2022

Round of 16

  • Ivory Coast 0-0 Egypt *Egypt win 5-4 on penalties
  • Mali 0-0 Equatorial Guinea *Equatorial Guinea win 6-5 on penalties

Saturday 29th January 2022

Quarter-Final

  • Gambia 0-2 Cameroon
  • Burkino Faso 1-0 Tunisia

Sunday 30th January 2022

Quarter-Final

  • Egypt 2-1 Morocco 
  • Senegal 3-1 Equatorial Guinea

Wednesday 2nd February

Semi-Final

  • Burkina Faso 1-3 Senegal

Thursday 3rd February 2022

Semi-Final

  • Cameroon 0-0 Egypt *Egypt win 3-1 on penalties

Saturday 5th February 2022

3rd/4th place playoff

  • Burkino Faso 3-3 Cameroon *Cameroon win 5-3 on penalties

Sunday 5th February 2022

Final

  • Senegal 0-0 Egypt *Senegal win 4-2 on penalties

How to Watch

It has not been officially revealed, but it is most likely that for those in the United Kingdom, the tournament will be available to watch on Eurosport.

For those who do not know, you can either watch Eurosport via Discovery+. This is a subscription you pay for and it costs £6.99 a month or £59.99 a year.

Sky Sports have announced that they will also be showing all 52 AFCON games. If you are looking to live stream AFCON, you can do so via the Sky Sports streaming service or with your NOW TV subscription. A day pass is available for £9.99 whilst it costs £25 a month.

You need to have an account or a day pass to access the live stream, so make sure you have everything you need prior to kick-off.

There are a lot of great football stars in this tournament, including Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Kalidou Koulibaly. All football fans will no doubt be wanting to tune in to watch the tournament and see which African nation comes out as the winner in 2022.


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