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#AFCON

# afcon - Monday 22 July, 2019

Mane will miss Liverpool's season opener against Man City

The Senegalese forward won’t return to training until days before the beginning of the Premier League campaign, Jurgen Klopp revealed.

# afcon - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Two ex-Premier League players gunning for African Cup of Nations glory as managers

Senegal boss Aliou Cisse comes up against a man he knows well, Djamel Belmadi of Algeria, in tomorrow evening’s final.

# afcon - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Holders crash out as Arsenal star Iwobi grabs winner to send Nigeria through

Nigeria beat holders Cameroon 3-2 in Saturday’s thrilling Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie.

# afcon - Friday 5 July, 2019

Mane scores and misses penalty as Senegal nudge into AFCON quarter-finals

The Liverpool forward made the difference to set up a last-eight clash with surprise package Benin.

# afcon - Thursday 27 June, 2019

Salah on target to send hosts Egypt through to last 16

The Liverpool striker got off the mark in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, as Egypt beat DR Congo.

# afcon - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Algeria midfielder dropped from African Cup of Nations squad for flashing his arse on Fortnite

Haris Belkebla’s team-mate was gaming online when he decided to show his backside.

# afcon - Monday 29 April, 2019

Man United defender Bailly out for remainder of the season after suffering ligament damage

The 25-year-old defender will also miss the Ivory Coast’s participation in the African Cup of Nations this summer.

# afcon - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Ireland down 2 places in Fifa rankings as Afcon finalists surge up the table

The latest world table has been released by football’s governing body this morning.

# afcon - Sunday 5 February, 2017

Aboubakar screamer delivers Cup of Nations for Cameroon

The Indomitable Lions won it in style tonight.

Two powerhouses lock horns in the Africa Cup of Nations final this evening

Egypt and Cameroon, who have 11 titles between, meet in Libreville.

# afcon - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Matip avoids club v country row after Liverpool defender left out of Cameroon's AFCON squad

The Reds will breathe a sigh of relief after Cameroon threatened to get Fifa involved.

# afcon - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

13 Premier League clubs affected as these 23 players are off to Africa Cup of Nations

Sadio Mane, Eric Bailly and Riyad Mahrez are among those who will be involved at the tournament.

# afcon - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Mourinho airs his frustrations at Ivory Coast over Bailly departure

The defender will miss tomorrow’s meeting with West Ham as he must meet up with his international team-mates.

# afcon - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Ex-England international Zaha named in Ivory Coast's Africa Cup of Nations squad

The winger is likely to miss a number of key games for Crystal Palace.

# afcon - Monday 9 February, 2015

Three Premier League players named in AFCON team of the tournament

A couple of Ghanaians — defender Jonathan Mensah and midfielder Andre Ayew — were also included.

# afcon - Sunday 8 February, 2015

Goalkeeper scores winning penalty as Ivory Coast's 23-year wait for African glory ends

After a goalless draw, penalties were needed to decide the final.

It's Sunday so here's 7 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days

‘Look at his face. Just look at his face.’

# afcon - Friday 6 February, 2015

African Cup of Nations hosts fined $100,000 after 36 people injured in 'war zone'

Riot police and helicopters were needed during last night’s semi-final in Equatorial Guinea.

# afcon - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Chaotic scenes as African Cup of Nations semi-final interrupted by crowd trouble

Ghana have booked their place in the final but only after a lengthy stoppage in play in the Equatorial Guinean city of Malabo.

# afcon - Thursday 29 January, 2015

# afcon - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Wilfried Bony lights up the African Cup of Nations with 'elastico' nutmeg Chewing Gum Boots This post contains videos

Wilfried Bony lights up the African Cup of Nations with 'elastico' nutmeg

The Ivory Coast striker’s marker won’t enjoy watching this back.

# afcon - Friday 23 January, 2015

Your obscure Irish jersey at the African Cup of Nations is here

There’s niche and there’s niche.

# afcon - Friday 16 January, 2015

DR Congo will be wearing O'Neills jerseys at the African Cup of Nations

We know who we’ll be supporting!

# afcon - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Here's why Ivory Coast spent 2 minutes passing the ball unchallenged in their AFCON qualifier

Their game had echoes of the infamous 1982 World Cup clash between West Germany and Austria.

# afcon - Sunday 10 February, 2013

Preview: Burkina Faso bid to round off 'Cup of Upsets' with Soweto win

The Stallions take on Nigeria in tonight’s African Cup of Nations final.

# afcon - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Our favourite moments so far from this year's African Cup of Nations

Oddly, most of them involve goalkeepers.

# afcon - Sunday 3 February, 2013

VIDEO: The brilliant solo goal which knocked Ivory Coast out of the AFCON Upset This post contains videos

VIDEO: The brilliant solo goal which knocked Ivory Coast out of the AFCON

Nigeria’s Sunday Mba ran from inside his own half to score the winner in the quarter-final.

Is this the ultimate footballing wedgie?

Seydou Keita was bossing the show at the African Cup of Nations.

# afcon - Saturday 26 January, 2013

VIDEO: Gervinho again shows that he's actually not a bad finisher AFCON This post contains videos

VIDEO: Gervinho again shows that he's actually not a bad finisher

Now if only he could do that in an Arsenal shirt…

# afcon - Monday 21 January, 2013

Think your Monday is bad? At least you didn't get sent off while lying on a stretcher AFCON 2013 This post contains videos

Think your Monday is bad? At least you didn't get sent off while lying on a stretcher

Then again, that’s what you get for kung-fu kicking your opponent.

# afcon - Sunday 20 January, 2013

AFCON round-up: Ghana denied by Congo, Eagles flying high

After no goals on the opening day, there were five scored in Group B’s first set of matches.

VIDEO: Is this the best goalkeeper celebration you've ever seen? Bonkers This post contains videos

VIDEO: Is this the best goalkeeper celebration you've ever seen?

Please explain to us exactly what Congo DR keeper Muteba Kidiaba is doing here.

# afcon - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Here's your AFCON wallchart

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in South Africa today, with 10 previous winners among the 16 competing countries.

5 things you are likely to see at the African Cup of Nations

On of our favourite tournaments begins later this afternoon.

# afcon - Friday 18 January, 2013

Here's everything you need to know about the African Cup of Nations AFCON This post contains images

Here's everything you need to know about the African Cup of Nations

We’ve put together a bluffer’s guide to this month’s tournament, which begins tomorrow. You’re welcome.

# afcon - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Zambia return to site of tragedy in the hope of first AFCON triumph Fallen Heroes This post contains videos

Zambia return to site of tragedy in the hope of first AFCON triumph

The Copper Bullets are bidding to honour their former players who died in the 1993 plane crash by seeing off the Ivory Coast in Libreville this evening.

# afcon - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Previews: African Cup of Nations semi-finals

We’re down to the final four as Zambia play Ghana at 4pm and Mali meet the Ivory Coast later this evening.

# afcon - Monday 23 January, 2012

The Departures Lounge: your daily transfer gossip round-up

Roman Abramovich will have to dig a little deeper into those enormous pockets of his if he wants to sign this Brazilian attacker.

# afcon - Friday 20 January, 2012

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group D

With the tournament kicking off tomorrow, we complete our preview with a look at Ghana, Mali, Guinea and Botswana.

# afcon - Thursday 19 January, 2012

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group C AFCON This post contains videos

African Cup of Nations 2012 preview: Group C

Morocco and Tunisia will fancy their chances of booking places in the knockout stages, but Group C is bound to be tightly-contested.

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