AFCON 2024 dates, fixtures, results and venues

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The Africa Cup of Nations has certainly lived up to its billing by providing plenty of shocks and drama.

Senegal were bidding to become the first repeat winners in more than decade, with the Lions of Teranga defending their title in the Ivory Coast this winter, but they crashed out to the hosts, who sacked their manager after a poor group-stage performance, in the round of 16.

Egypt’s messy campaign also came to an early conclusion in the last 16 after losing Mohamed Salah to injury before a penalty shootout defeat to DR Congo, while 2022 World Cup semi-finalists Morocco also fell at the same stage. Algeria, who lifted the trophy in 2019, failed to make it past the groups after finishing bottom of Group D which contained minnows Angola, Burkina Faso and Mauritania. Ghana also flopped after failing to win any of their group games.

Incredibly, Ivory Coast overcame a dreary set of results in the group stage and a change of manager to reach the final where they will face Nigeria, who have been the most consistent team in the tournament.

A string of Premier League stars were called up for this year’s AFCON including Salah, Manchester United goalkeeper Andre Onana, Tottenham midfield duo Pape Sarr and Yves Bissouma, West Ham’s new hero Mohammed Kudus and Fulham pair Alex Iwobi and Calvin Bassey.

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AFCON 2024 dates

The Africa Cup of Nations in 2024 takes place from Saturday, January 13 to Sunday, February 11.

AFCON 2024 groups

The top two in each group and the four best third-placed teams progress to the round of 16.

Group A: Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau
Group B: Egypt, Ghana, Cape Verde, Mozambique
Group C: Senegal, Cameroon, Guinea, Gambia
Group D: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Angola
Group E: Tunisia, Mali, South Africa, Namibia
Group F: Morocco, DR Congo, Zambia, Tanzania

AFCON 2024 venues

Alassane Ouattara Stadium – Abidjan (60,000)
Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium – Abidjan (33,000)
Charles Konan Banny Stadium – Yamoussoukro (20,000)
Stade de la Paix – Bouake (40,000)
Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium – Korhogo (20,000)
Laurent Pokou Stadium – San Pedro (20,000)

AFCON 2024 fixtures and schedule


February 10

South Africa v DR Congo (8pm)


February 11

Nigeria v Ivory Coast (8pm)

AFCON 2024 results


January 13

Ivory Coast 2-0 Guinea-Bissau

January 14

Nigeria 1-1 Equatorial Guinea
Egypt 2-2 Mozambique
Ghana 1-2 Cape Verde

January 15

Senegal 3-0 Gambia
Cameroon 1-1 Guinea
Algeria 1-1 Angola

January 16

Burkina Faso 1-0 Mauritania
Tunisia 0-1 Namibia
Mali 2-0 South Africa

January 17

Morocco 3-0 Tanzania
DR Congo 1-1 Zambia

January 18

Equatorial Guinea 4-2 Guinea-Bissau
Ivory Coast 0-1 Nigeria
Egypt 2-2 Ghana

January 19

Cape Verde 3-0 Mozambique
Senegal 3-1 Cameroon
Guinea 1-0 Gambia

January 20

Algeria 2-2 Burkina Faso
Mauritania 2-3 Angola
Tunisia 1-1 Mali

January 21

Morocco 1-1 DR Congo
Zambia 1-1 Tanzania
South Africa 4-0 Namibia

January 22

Equatorial Guinea 4-0 Ivory Coast
Guinea-Bissau 0-1 Nigeria
Cape Verde 2-2 Egypt
Mozambique 2-2 Ghana

January 23

Gambia 2-3 Cameroon
Guinea 0-2 Senegal
Angola 2-0 Burkina Faso
Mauritania 1-0 Algeria

January 24

Namibia 0-0 Mali
South Africa 0-0 Tunisia
Tanzania 0-0 DR Congo
Zambia 0-1 Morocco


January 27

R1: Angola 3-0 Namibia
R2: Nigeria 2-0 Cameroon

January 28

R3: Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Guinea
R4: Egypt 1-1 DR Congo (7-8 on pens)

January 29

R5: Cape Verde 1-0 Mauritania
R6: Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast (4-5 on pens)

January 30

R7: Mali 2-1 Burkina Faso
R8: Morocco 0-2 South Africa


February 2

QF1: Nigeria 1-0 Angola
QF2: DR Congo 3-1 Guinea

February 3

QF3: Mali 1-2 Ivory Coast
QF4: Cape Verde 0-0 South Africa (1-2 on pens)


February 7

SF1: Nigeria 1-1 South Africa (4-2 on pens)
SF2: Ivory Coast 1-0 DR Congo

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