Africa Cup of Nations

Main international association football competition in Africa

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The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN, also referred to as AFCON, or Total Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, is the main international association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years. The title holders at the time of a FIFA Confederations Cup qualify for that competition.

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Senegal-Algeria African Cup final much more than just Mane vs. Mahrez
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Fans took to the streets of Paris, Marseille and Lyon on Sunday to celebrate the Algerian national football team's victory over Nigeria in the Africa Cup of..
Credit: France 24 - Published 3 days ago

Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic 2-1 victory over three-time champions Nigeria on Sunday and set up a rematch with..
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Senegal and Sadio Mane into African Cup final after beating Tunisia 1-0 with extra-time own goal
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Senegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time with a Dylan Bronn own goal giving them a 1-0 win over Tunisia on Sunday in a tense last-four..
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Senegal star Sadio Mane says helping Liverpool win the Champions League was special, but his "absolute dream" is parading the Africa Cup of Nations trophy..
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Sadio Mane seeks his moment as African Cup reaches semifinals
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The Africa Cup of Nations has reached the semi-final stage, with both last-four ties being played on Sunday.
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Senegal star Sadio Mane says helping Liverpool win the Champions League was special, but his "absolute dream" is parading the Africa Cup of Nations trophy..
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Crowds of Algerians defied a massive police deployment Friday to protest against the government, buoyed by the national football team’s qualification for the..
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Tunisia ended Madagascar's remarkable run at the Africa Cup of Nations on Thursday with a 3-0 win over the tournament debutants in Cairo to set up a semi-final..
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Algeria blew a 1-0 lead and a penalty in regulation time before scraping past Ivory Coast in a shootout to make the semifinals at the African Cup of Nations on..
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Bony and midfielder Serey Die missed penalties in the shootout as Algeria sealed a 4-3 victory over the Ivory Coast following an entertaining 1-1 Africa Cup..
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Sadio Mane and Idrissa Gueye linked up to break Benin's resolve as Africa Cup of Nations favourites Senegal earned a 1-0 win in Wednesday's quarter-final...
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Madagascar coach Nicolas Dupuis wants the Indian Ocean islanders to "keep dreaming together" as the surprise team of this Africa Cup of Nations face Tunisia on..
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Wilfried Zaha scored a later winner as the Ivory Coast beat Mali to reach the quarterfinals, where they will face Tunisia. The Tunisians conceded a stoppage time..
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The Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals will see Senegal take on Benin, as well as clashes between Nigeria and South Africa; Ivory Coast and Algeria; and..
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Wilfried Zaha grabbed the only goal to settle a disappointing Africa Cup of Nations last-16 clash as Ivory Coast beat Mali 1-0 in Suez on Monday.
Credit: France 24 - Published 1 week ago

Wilfried Zaha's late goal put Ivory Coast into the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over Mali
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