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Africa Cup 2022: Questions and answers to the tournament

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How often is the Africa Cup held?

Normally, the tournament is played every two years. The last discharge took place in 2019, originally the next Africa Cup would have been due in 2021. Due to the Corona pandemic, the competition was postponed by one year backwards and now takes place 2022 — though the organizers did not really want to play a world championship anymore. To get back in the well-known rhythm, the next discharge of the Africa Cup will take place 2023 — then in the Ivory Coast.

Where is the Africa Cup 2022 take place?

For the second time after 1972, the Africa Cup is held in Cameroon. Originally, the country had received the surcharge for 2019, less than a year before the discharge, the African Football Association CAF recognized the vote right and awarded the tournament instead of Egypt. Reason were infrastructural delays to the planned venues. For this, Cameroon got the contract for the tournament 2021, which was ultimately shifted by one year. It is played in the cities of Bafoussam, Douala, Group, Limb (one stadium each) and in the capital Yaoundé, where games take place in two different stages. Four of the six stadiums are new buildings, the other two were renovated for the Africa Cup.

In which mode is played?

For the second time after 2019, the Africa Cup is played with 24 participants. The teams are distributed on six groups of four, which were drawn in August in Yaoundé. For the subsequent round of 16, the two best teams per group and the four best group forms are qualified — analogous to the Mode at the European Championship. From the secondary finale is played in the K.-O.-System.

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When and where does the final take place?

The final will be kicked on 6 February 2022 at 21 o'clock CET. The venue is the State Paul BIA in Yaoundé, which was newly built for the tournament and offers around 60,000 people. Incidentally, the opening match between host Cameroon and Burkina Faso will also be held there.

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Who was the last winner of the Africa Cup?

The defending champion is the selection of Algeria to the race. The North African country won the 2019 final in Egypt against the Senegal with 1: 0. For Algeria, it was the second title after 1990.

Who is a record winner of the Africa Cup?

With seven titles, Egypt is at the top of the ranking. The nation won the first issue of the Africa Cup and 1959 as part of the then existing United Arab Republic. In addition, Egypt crowned in 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010 to the winner. Behind it follow Cameroon with five titles, Ghana with four and Nigeria with three.

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Who are the favorites 2022?

Defending champion Algeria is again atop favorite with players such as Riyadh Mare (Manchester City) and Ismael Banner (AC Milan). In addition, Senegal are highly traded around Liverpool's Radio Mane, Egypt around his storm partner Mohamed Salah and the Nigeria trained by the German Ger not tube. For advanced favorite price, teams like Morocco, Tunisia include Ivory Coast and Hosts Cameroon.

What is new in this issue?

Two teams. Both Gambia and the Comoros have qualified for the first time for an Africa Cup. Especially the island state of the Comoros is considered exit among the participants. Still in 2014, the national team was in 1988 from 206 in the FIFA world ranking, meanwhile, it is climbed up to 132. The qualification was by far the biggest success of the association history.


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