The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will be held from 15 June to 13 July 2019 in Egypt, this post has all the initial details of the schedule, venues and tickets to help you plan your Football Trip.
he competition will be held from 15 June to 13 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January/February to June/July for the first time. It will also be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams.
The tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon. On 30 November 2018, Cameroon was stripped of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to infrastructural delays, the Boko Haram insurgency and the Anglophone Crisis. Cameroon will host the 2021 event, having lost the rights to the 2019 edition.
North Africa will host the tournament for the first time in 12 years after being hosted by Egypt also in 2006.
This is the fifth time that Egypt will host the African Cup after 1959, 1974 1986 and 2006 to be the most host country in the continent.
Egypt boast many international-standard venues with the Cairo International Stadium (72,000) and Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria (87,000) boasting the largest capacities.
At the finals, the 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams each. The teams in each group play a single round robin. After the group stage, the top two teams and the four best third teams will advance to the round of 16. The winners will advance to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals. The semifinal losers will play in third place match, while semifinal winners will play in final.
More information to follow as it is announced.