2022 Africa Cup Of Nations: Host, Qualification, Squads, Where to Watch, Wiki

The 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the TotalEnergies 2021 Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, is scheduled to be the 33rd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa organised by the Confederation of African Football.

2022 Africa Cup Of Nations: Host, Qualification, Squads, Where to Watch, Wiki

Host:

The action in Cameroon gets underway on January 9 as the host nation face Burkina Faso in Yaounde. The final is scheduled for 6 February.

The tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon, and will take place from 9 January to 6 February 2022.

2022 Africa Cup of Nations.
Coupe d’Afrique des Nations 2021
Host country Cameroon
Dates 9 January – 6 February 2022
Teams 24 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 6 (in 5 host cities)

Qualification:

Hakimi has been one of the best young talents in Africa for years now, as evidenced by his 41 international caps by age 23.

Earning a big-money move from Inter Milan to PSG this past summer, Hakimi has hit the ground running in Paris, where he has contributed three goals and three assists from his right back position. He has been a fixture in the Morocco lineup over the past two years, and played every minute of the team’s run to the knockout stage of AFCON 2019. 

Squads:

2022 Africa Cup Of Nations: Host, Qualification, Squads, Where to Watch, Wiki

MOROCCO

Goalkeepers: Yassine Bounou (Sevilla, Spain), Monir El Kajoui, (Hatayspor, Turkey), Ahmed Reda Tagnaouti (Wydad, Morocco).
 
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Sofiane Alakouch (Metz, France), Souffian El Karouani (NEC Nijmegen, Netherlands), Adam Masina (Watford, England), Sofian Chakla (OH Leuven, Belgium), Samy Mmaee (Ferencvaros, Hungary), Romain Saiss (Wolves, England), Nayef Aguerd (Rennes, France), Badr Benoun (Al Ahly, Egypt), Mohamed Chibi (AS Far, Morocco).
 
Midfielders: Aymen Barkok (Eintracht Frankfurt, Germany), Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina, Italy), Faycal Fajr (Sivaspor, Turkey), Azzedine Ounahi (Angers, France), Ilias Chair (QPR, England), Imran Louza (Watford, England), Selim Amallah (Standard Liege, Belgium).
 
Forwards: Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla, Spain), Zakaria Aboukhlal (AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands), Abde Ezzalzouli (Barcelona, Spain), Sofiane Boufal (Angers, France), Ryan Mmaee (Ferencvaros, Hungary), Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla, Spain), Ayoub El Kaabi (Hatayspor, Turkey), Soufiane Rahimi (Al Ain, UAE).
  • Club: Paris Saint-Germain (France)
  • Age: 23
  • Caps: 41
  • Goals: 5

Where to Watch:

All games throughout the African Cup of Nations will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Further details on dates and times can be found further down this article. Games can be found on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Mix and, on rare occasions, Sky Sports Premier League.

Wiki:

The tournament was originally scheduled to be played in June and July 2021 but the CAF announced on 15 January 2020 that due to unfavourable climatic conditions during this period, the tournament would take place from 9 January to 6 February 2021.

Tournament details
Host country Cameroon
Dates 9 January – 6 February 2022[1]
Teams 24 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 6 (in 5 host cities)

On 30 June 2020, the CAF moved the tournament for the second time to January 2022 following the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic across the continent, whilst retaining the name 2021 Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship purposes.

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