When is the Africa Cup of Nations? Live stream, TV channel and all the details you need for huge tournament | The Sun
8th August 2023

THE 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations returns in January as 24 teams look to battle it out for the prestigious trophy.

Defending champions Senegal are looking to complete back-to-back wins at next year's tournament.

Ivory Coast will host the AFCON for the second time, previously hosting in 1984.

The competition was meant to be played in 2023, but due to weather concerns the president of CAF, Patrice Motsepe, postponed it to 2024.

Some of football's biggest stars are competing such as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Riyad Mahrez and many more.

The final is on February 11th and is due to be played in the Stade National de la Cote d'Ivoire stadium.


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When is the Africa Cup of Nations?

  • The tournament takes place in January 2024 through to the following month, February. The hosts are Ivory Coast.
  • The final will be on Sunday, February 11.
  • Clashing with the Premier League and other European / Continental competitions will mean clubs will lose some of their top players.

Who is playing in the Africa Cup of Nations?

  • Ivory Coast, Morocco, Algeria, South Africa, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Mali, Tunisia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Nigeria, Zambia, Egypt and Equatorial Guinea have already qualified for the competition.
  • Several other teams still have to qualify, to name a few there is DR Congo, Mauritania, Cameroon, Namibia, Ghana, Angola, Tanzania, Gambia, Mozambique and more.

What is the format of the Africa Cup of Nations?

  • The 24 qualified teams were drawn into six groups of 4 teams in a single round-robin.
  • The two top teams of each group and the four best third-placed teams advance to the round of 16.
  • The winners of the round of 16 matches will advance to the quarter-finals. Winners of the quarter-finals advance to the semi-finals. The losers of the semi-finals play in a third-place play-off match. Then the winners of the semi-finals play in the final game of the tournament to decide who will win the trophy.

Is the Africa Cup of Nations on TV and can I live stream it?

  • The Confederation of African Football, (CAF) has opened an invitation for the broadcast rights for the competition.
  • CAF is searching for a broadcast partner for their tournament.

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