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Ivory Coast Hosts AFCON 2023: All You Need to Know


The 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is set to unfold in Ivory Coast, spanning across January and February. This guide provides a detailed look at the fixtures and dates for each group.

AFCON 2023

Senegal’s Historic Win

Last year, Senegal claimed their first-ever AFCON title in Cameroon. They, along with Ivory Coast and 22 other nations, are back to compete in the 2023 tournament.

Tournament Overview

Starting on January 13th, the final game will take place on February 11th. Let’s dive into the group-by-group guide to know more about the fixtures.

Group A – The Teams and Fixtures

  • Participants: Nigeria (three titles), Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast (two titles), Guinea Bissau
  • Fixtures:
    • Jan 13: Ivory Coast vs Guinea Bissau – 21:00 CET
    • Jan 14: Nigeria vs Equatorial Guinea – 15:00 CET
    • Jan 18: Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea Bissau – 15:00 CET, Ivory Coast vs Nigeria – 18:00 CET
    • Jan 22: Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria – 18:00 CET

Group B – The Teams and Fixtures

  • Participants: Ghana (four titles), Cape Verde, Mozambique, Egypt (seven titles)
  • Fixtures:
    • Jan 14: Egypt vs Mozambique – 18:00 CET, Ghana vs Cape Verde – 21:00 CET
    • Jan 18: Egypt vs Ghana – 21:00 CET
    • Jan 19: Cape Verde vs Mozambique -15:00 CET
    • Jan 22: Mozambique vs Ghana, Cape Verde vs Egypt – 21:00 CET

Group C – The Teams and Fixtures

  • Participants: Senegal (one title), Cameroon (five titles), Gambia, Guinea
  • Fixtures:
    • Jan 15: Senegal vs Gambia – 15:00 CET, Cameroon vs Guinea – 18:00 CET
    • Jan 19: Senegal vs Cameroon – 18:00 CET, Guinea vs Gambia – 21:00 CET
    • Jan 23: Guinea vs Senegal, Gambia vs Cameroon – 18:00 CET

Group D – The Teams and Fixtures

  • Participants: Algeria (two titles), Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Angola
  • Fixtures:
    • Jan 15: Algeria vs Angola – 21:00 CET
    • Jan 16: Burkina Faso vs Mauritania – 15:00 CET
    • Jan 20: Algeria vs Burkina Faso – 15:00 CET, Mauritania vs Angola – 18:00 CET
    • Jan 23: Angola vs Burkina Faso, Mauritania vs Algeria – 21:00 CET

Group E – The Teams and Fixtures

  • Participants: Namibia, South Africa (one title), Tunisia (one title), Mali
  • Fixtures:
    • Jan 16: Tunisia vs Namibia – 18:00 CET, Mali vs South Africa – 21:00 CET
    • Jan 20: Tunisia vs Mali – 21:00 CET
    • Jan 21: South Africa vs Namibia – 21:00 CET
    • Jan 24: South Africa vs Tunisia, Namibia vs Mali – 18:00 CET

Group F – The Teams and Fixtures

  • Participants: Morocco (one title), Tanzania, D.R. Congo (two titles), Zambia (one title)
  • Fixtures:
    • Jan 17: Morocco vs Tanzania – 18:00 CET, D.R. Congo vs Zambia – 21:00 CET
    • Jan 21: Morocco vs D.R. Congo – 15:00 CET, Zambia vs Tanzania – 18:00 CET
    • Jan 24: Tanzania vs D.R. Congo, Zambia vs Morocco – 21:00 CET

Knock-out Stages

The group winners, runners-up, and the four best third-placed teams advance to the round of 16, followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final.

Round of 16

  • Dates and Fixtures:
    • Jan 27: Winner Group D vs Third Group B/E/F, Runner-up Group A vs Runner-up Group C
    • Jan 28: Winner Group A vs Third Group C/D/E, Runner-up Group B vs Runner-up Group F
    • Jan 29: Winner Group B vs Third Group A/C/D, Winner Group C vs Third Group A/B/F
    • Jan 30: Winner Group E vs Runner-up Group D, Winner Group F vs Runner-up Group E

    Quarter-finals

    • Dates and Fixtures:
      • Feb 2: First quarter-final (Winner R1 vs Winner R2), Second quarter-final (Winner R3 vs Winner R4)
      • Feb 3: Third quarter-final (Winner R6 vs Winner R7), Fourth quarter-final (Winner R5 vs Winner R8)

    Semi-finals

    • Dates and Fixtures:
      • Feb 7: First semi-final (Winner QF1 vs Winner QF4), Second semi-final (Winner QF2 vs Winner QF3)

    Finals

    • Dates and Fixtures:
      • Feb 10: Third-place playoff
      • Feb 11: The final

    Broadcast Information: Where to Watch AFCON 2023

    AFCON 2023 will be broadcast across various channels worldwide, and select matches (up to eight per round) will also feature audio commentary via Flashscore. Here’s a list of some broadcasters by region:

    • Algeria: ENTV
    • Austria: Sportdigital
    • Belgium: RTBF
    • Brazil: Band
    • France: beIN Sports
    • Germany: Sportdigital
    • India: FanCode
    • United Kingdom: Sky Sports
    • United States: beIN Sports

    For a complete list of broadcasters and more detailed information on fixtures, refer to official AFCON communications and local listings.

    Conclusion

    The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations promises to be an exhilarating tournament with top African football nations competing for the prestigious title. With a comprehensive schedule and widespread broadcast coverage, fans worldwide can follow their favorite teams and enjoy the excitement of African football at its finest.

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