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FULL LIST: Fixture dates, venues… ALL to know about AFCON 2022

The 33rd Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), originally scheduled to hold in June and July 2021, will be played in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022.

Cameroon, the hosts, will take on Burkina Faso in the opening fixture at the new 60,000-seat Olembe Stadium in Yaounde, while Algeria, who would be looking to retain their 2019 crown, must conquer Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, and Sierra Leone in group E.

The Augustine Eguavoen tutored Super Eagles side will also have Egypt and Sudan to subdue if they are keen to emulate the success of the 2013 winning team.

Here are the six groups, 24 participating sides, and group fixtures.

Group A: Cameroon (hosts), Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Ethiopia
Group B: Guinea, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe
Group C: Comoros Islands, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco
Group D: Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Sudan
Group E: Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone
Group F: Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Tunisia
Group Fixtures
January 9: Matchday 1 on Sunday

4pm: Cameroon v Burkina Faso
7pm: Ethiopia v Cape Verde
January 10: Matchday 2 on Monday

1pm: Senegal v Zimbabwe
4pm: Guinea v Malawi
4pm: Morocco v Ghana
7pm: Comoros v Gabon
January 11: Matchday 3 on Tuesday

1pm: Algeria v Sierra Leone
4pm: Nigeria v Egypt
7pm: Sudan v Guinea Bissau
January 12: Matchday 4 on Wednesday

1pm: Tunisia v Mali
4pm: Mauritania v Gambia
7pm: Equatorial Guinea v Ivory Coast
January 13: Matchday 5

4pm: Cameroon v Ethiopia
7pm: Cape Verde v Burkina Faso
January 14: Matchday 6

1pm: Senegal v Guinea
4pm: Malawi v Zimbabwe
4pm: Morocco v Comoros
7pm: Gabon v Ghana
January 15: Matchday 7

4pm: Nigeria v Sudan
7pm: Guinea Bissau v Egypt
January 16: Matchday 8

1pm: Gambia v Mali
4pm: Ivory Coast v Sierra Leone
4pm: Tunisia v Mauritania
7pm: Algeria v Equitoria Guinea
January 17: Matchday 9

4pm: Burkina Faso v Ethiopia
4pm: Cape Verde v Cameroon
January 18: Matchday 10

4pm: Malawi v Senegal
4pm: Zimbabwe v Guinea
7pm: Gabon v Morocco
7pm: Ghana v Comoros
January 19: Matchday 11

7pm: Egypt v Sudan
7pm: Guinea Bissau v Nigeria
January 20: Matchday 12

4pm: Ivory Coast v Algeria
4pm: Sierra Leone v Equatorial Guinea
7pm: Gambia v Tunisia
7pm: Mali v Mauritania
Round of 16
R16 Match 1: January 23

4pm: Runner-up Group A vs Runner-up Group C at Limbe Stadium, Limbe
R16 Match 2: January 23

7pm: Winner Group D vs  3rd Group B/E/F at Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua
R16 Match 4: January 24

4pm: Runner-up Group B vs Runner-up Group F at Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam
R16 Match 3: January 24

7pm: Winner Group A vs  3rd Group C/D/E at Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé
R16 Match 5: January 25

4pm: Winner Group B vs  3rd Group A/C/D at Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam
R16 Match 6: January 25

7pm: Winner Group C vs 3rd Group A/B/F at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, Yaoundé
R16 Match 7: January 26

4pm: Winner Group E vs  Runner-up Group D at Japoma Stadium, Douala
R16 Match 8: January 26

7pm: Winner Group F vs  Runner-up Group E at Limbe Stadium, Limbe
Quarter-Final B: January 29

4pm: Winner R16-M4 vs  Winner R16-M3 at Japoma Stadium, Douala
Quarter-Final A: January 29

7pm: Winner R16-M1 vs Winner R16-M2 at Roumdé Adjia Stadium, Garoua
Quarter-Final C: January 30

4pm: Winner R16-M7 v Winner R16-M6 at Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé
Quarter-Final D: January 30

7pm: Winner R16-M5  vs  Winner R16-M8 at Japoma Stadium, Douala
SF 1: February 2

7pm: Winner QF A  vs  Winner QF D at Japoma Stadium, Douala
SF 2: February 3

7pm: Winner QF B  vs  Winner QF C at Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé
Third-place Match
February 6

5pm: Loser SF1  vs  Loser SF2 at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, Yaoundé
February 6

7pm: Winner SF1 vs  Winner SF2 at Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé
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