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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

2008 African Cup of Nations


Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Video of the 2006 Final Courtesy of YouTube.

Between 20 January and 10 February, Ghana will host the 26th African Cup of Nations competition. Some of the best talent in the world will be featured during this tournament. Who do you believe will win?
To follow the action online: ESPNSoccernet Match Tracking.

To view highlight videos: 101 Great Goals.
According to the World Football Ratings by ELO, here are the top rated sides in the African continent:
1. Cote d'Ivoire
2. Ghana
3. Nigeria
4. Cameroon
5. Morocco
6. Egypt
History
  • The first event was held in Sudan in 1957, and was won by Egypt.
  • Egypt, the defending champion, has won the Cup five times.
  • The host, Ghana, has won the Cup on four occasions. The "Black Stars" have not won since 1982.
Teams and Groups
  • 16 teams in four groups.
  • Group winner and second place finisher advance to the elimination rounds.
Group A

Ghana
Guinea
Morocco
Namibia

Group B

Benin
Cote d'Ivoire
Mali
Nigeria

Group C

Cameroon
Egypt
Sudan
Zambia

Group D

Angola
Senegal
South Africa
Tunisia

Elimination Round Bracket

Courtesy of Wikipedia.

Quarter finals
Semi finals
Final












3 February - Accra







Flag of Ghana Ghana 2

7 February - Accra

Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 1

Flag of Ghana Ghana 0

4 February - Tamale


Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 1


Flag of Tunisia Tunisia 2


10 February - Accra

Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 3

Flag of Cameroon Cameroon 0

3 February - Sekondi


Flag of Egypt Egypt 1

Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 5

7 February - Kumasi

Flag of Guinea Guinea 0

Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 1
Third place

4 February - Kumasi


Flag of Egypt Egypt 4



Flag of Egypt Egypt 2 Flag of Ghana Ghana 4



Flag of Angola Angola 1
Flag of Côte d'Ivoire Côte d'Ivoire 2




9 February - Kumasi

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