In pics: Cairo Stadium main entrance developed for 2019 AFCON



Sun, 26 May 2019 - 01:42 GMT


Sun, 26 May 2019 - 01:42 GMT

Cairo stadium cover - FILE

Cairo stadium cover - FILE

CAIRO, 26 May 2019: Cairo Stadium will continue its development work in preparation for hosting the 2019 African Nations Cup scheduled for June 21 to July 19.
The development works witnessed many places in the stadium especially the terraces, the main chamber and the main entrance.

Egypt plays in Group A alongside the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

Cairo stadium cover - FILE

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.

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

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.

Cairo stadium cover - FILE

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.

Egypt has been known for its ability to host the biggest sports tournaments as the country has one of the best infrastructures in the continent, besides the huge passion of its people towards sports, especially football.

Since 1996, a total of 16 teams were allowed to participate at the tournament but for the first time in history, 24 nations will compete to win the title in 2019.

Since the launch of Egypt's official bid to host the tournament, the Egyptian Football Federation announced the stadiums which would host the games.



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