Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations Draw - The Great Pyramids, Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt - April 12, 2019 General view of the screen and trophy at the end of the draw REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations Draw - The Great Pyramids, Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt - April 12, 2019 General view of the screen and trophy at the end of the draw REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

AFCON Draw revealed, Know all the six groups in full

Fri, Apr. 12, 2019
CAIRO- 12 April 2019: The draw of the 2019 African Cup resulted in easy group for Egypt which put it with Zimbabwe, Uganda and the DRC in Group A.


2019-04-12T201600Z_1089829640_RC1B56A44EF0_RTRMADP_3_SOCCER-NATIONS


But on the other hand, it resulted in some tough groups for Arab and African teams.
Here are all six groups in full:

Group A: Egypt, DR Congo, Uganda, Zimbabwe - This group of matches will be played at Cairo Stadium

Group B: Nigeria, Guinea, Madagascar, Burundi - This group of matches will be played at Alexandria Stadium

Group C: Senegal, Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania - This group of matches will be played at Air Defense Stadium

Group D: Morocco, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Namibia - This group of matches will be played at Al Salam Stadium

Group E: Tunisia, Mali, Mauritania, Angola - This group of matches will be played at Suez Stadium

Group F: Cameroon, Ghana, Benin, Guinea-Bissau - This group of matches will be played at Ismailia Stadium


The draw for the 2019 AFCON was held Friday evening at the area of the pyramids at Giza.

The AFCON starts on June 21 and ends on July 19. The tournament takes place with the participation of 24 teams in six groups for the first time in the history of the African competition.

2019-04-12T194329Z_1393918766_RC184AF1D510_RTRMADP_3_SOCCER-NATIONS
Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations Draw - The Great Pyramids, Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt - April 12, 2019 Mustapha Hadji draws Zimbabwe during the draw REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The matches will be played in the Cairo, Air Defense, Al Salam, Alexandria, Suez and Ismailia stadiums. The Cairo Stadium will host the opening match and final match

Egypt won the rights to host the tournament after being selected over South Africa.
The 2019 African Cup of Nations was initially scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon. However, Cameroon was stripped of hosting the tournament for serious delays in preparations.



2019-04-12T195305Z_1626998156_RC1650DBE6B0_RTRMADP_3_SOCCER-NATIONS
Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations Draw - The Great Pyramids, Giza, on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt - April 12, 2019 Ahmed Hassan draws DR Congo during the draw REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Egypt is the most successful nation in the history of the competition as Egypt has won a record of seven titles including three in a row between 2006 and 2010.




 
There are no comments on this article.

Leave a comment