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Football: Africa Cup of Nations qualifying draw

todayJuly 4, 2024 8

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Players of Ivory Coast lift the trophy at the end of the 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Final match between Nigeria and Ivory Coast at Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on February 11, 2024. Ivory Coast won the 2023 CAF Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday after beating Nigeria 2-1 in the final. (Photo by Fareed Kotb/Anadolu via Getty Images)




Draw for 2025 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition, made in Johannesburg on Thursday:

Group A

Tunisia, Madagascar, Comoros, Gambia

Group B

Morocco (hosts), Gabon, Central African Republic, Lesotho

Group C

Egypt, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Botswana

Group D

Nigeria, Benin, Libya, Rwanda

Group E

Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Liberia

Group F

Ghana, Angola, Sudan, Niger

Group G

Ivory Coast (holders), Zambia, Sierra Leone, Chad

Group H

Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Tanzania, Ethiopia

Group I

Mali, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Eswatini

Group J

Cameroon, Namibia, Kenya, Zimbabwe

Group K

South Africa, Uganda, Congo Brazzaville, South Sudan

Group L

Senegal, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Burundi


Sept 2-10: Matchdays 1, 2

Oct 7-15: Matchdays 3, 4

Nov 11-15: Matchdays 5, 6


— Liberia, Eswatini, South Sudan and Chad won preliminary ties; other 44 qualifiers received byes.

— Winners and runners-up qualify from each group except that containing Morocco, who will take part to gain competitive match practice. Morocco qualify automatically as hosts so only the best placed of the other three teams in their section will secure a place.

— Morocco will host Cup of Nations from Dec 21 2025 to Jan 18 2026.




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