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June 21-July 19, 2019 -- The Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men’s football championship of Africa, takes place in Egypt. The 32nd edition of the tournament - organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) -- will mark an expansion of the format, with 24 teams competing to be crowned continental Champions. Original hosts Cameroon were stripped of the tournament last year due to delays in stadia and security fears.
Host nation Egypt will open the tournament against Zimbabwe in Cairo on June 21. Reigning champions Cameroon begin their campaign in Ismailia against Guinea-Bissau, while top ranked African nations Senegal and Tunisia kick-off their tournaments against Tanzania and Angola respectively.
Egypt are aiming to lift the Nations trophy for a record-extending eighth time, and deliver their first title since 2010. A total of 14 nations have triumphed since the first Africa Cup of Nations in 1957, including 2017 winners Cameroon (5-times) and Ghana (4-times), looking to win their first title since 1982.
A total of 52 matches will be played at six venues over four weeks, with the final taking place at the Cairo International Stadium on July 19.