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Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 Africa Cup of Nations Final: Eqypt 1 x Ghana 0: Three on the Trot for the Pharaohs


Image courtesy of CAF.

Ghana v Egypt

The Pharaohs of Egypt defeated the Black Stars of Ghana in the Cup final today, 1 x 0. The winning goal was scored by a second half substitute, Mohamed Geddo.

Ghana v Egypt

Egyptian Records

Egypt won a record third consecutive Africa Cup of Nations final, and also set the record with their seventh overall victory in this competition. Ahmed Hassan also set a record with his fourth Africa Cup of Nations final victory for Egypt. With the win today, the Pharaohs extend their unbeaten streak in this competition to 19 matches.

Sports News - January 31, 2010

Ghana failed to bring the Cup home after a drought of 28 years.



Background


The 27th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations kicked off on 10 January from Angola. With the recent contributions of African players in Europe, along with the looming World Cup, this competition takes on added significance.

Since most national teams around the world will only have a few friendlies ahead of the World Cup, this tournament provides Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria with a valuable opportunity to fine-tune their efforts with competitive matches.

History
  • Cameroon and Ghana have won the competition four times.
  • Egypt has won the African Cup of Nations six times.
Venues
  • 16 teams will compete, and the defending champion is Egypt.
Benguela
Cabinda
Luanda
Lubango

Group A

Angola
Mali
Malawi
Algeria

Group B


Cote d'Ivoire
Burkina Faso
Ghana
Togo (Due to the recent tragedy in Angola, Togo has withdrawn from the tournament. Condolences and continued best wishes to the Togolese team.)

Group C

Egypt
Nigeria
Mozambique
Benin

Group D

Cameroon
Gabon
Zambia
Tunisia

Elimination Round

Quarter finals
Semi finals
Final












24 January – Luanda







Ango 0

28 January – Luanda

Ghana 1

Ghana 1

25 January – Lubango


Nigeria 0

Zambia 0 (4)


31 January – Luanda

Nigeria (pens.) 0 (5)

Ghana 0

24 January – Cabinda


Egypt 1

Côte d'Ivoire 2

28 January – Benguela

Algeria (a.e.t.) 3

Algeria 0 Third place

25 January – Benguela


Egypt 4


Egypt (a.e.t.) 3 Nigeria 1



Cameroon 1
Algeria 0




30 January – Benguela


Bracket courtesy of Wikipedia: 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.

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