We’re into the second spherical of group-stage matches and powerhouse groups like Nigeria and Cameroon have made early statements with a number of underdogs placing forth stable performances as properly.
Egypt had essentially the most disappointing debut, with a less-than-stellar efficiency in a loss towards Nigeria. Algeria additionally additionally wants to point out extra after the Fennec Foxes had been surprisingly held scoreless by Sierra Leone regardless of 19 photographs all through the 90 minutes.
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Hosts Cameroon picked up a second win on Thursday to start the second spherical of group stage matches, whereas Burkina Faso nipped Cape Verde in the opposite Group A match on the day.
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How to look at AFCON 2022
- Dates: Jan. 9 by Feb. 6 (52 matches)
- Times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. ET
- TV Channels: beIN Sports, beIN Sports XTRA
- Spanish-language TV: beIN Sports en Espanol, beIN Sports XTRA en Espanol
- Streaming: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect and different platforms
The AFCON event shall be carried by beIN Sports in the USA and Canada, and protection shall be accessible in each English and Spanish.
Cable and satellite tv for pc TV channels beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Espanol will carry matches, as will free channel beIN Sports XTRA. Fans can entry all of them on fuboTV, which is available for new users via a free trial.
beIN streams are additionally accessible for customers of Fanatiz and YouTube TV. And since beIN XTRA is free, it is accessible on a host of other streaming platforms together with Roku and Pluto TV.
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AFCON 2022 matches right this moment
Mohamed Salah is again on the sphere as Egypt takes on Guinea-Bissau in Group D motion. The Liverpool star was toothless towards Nigeria in the opening-round loss, and the workforce might want to work out methods to get him extra concerned.
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Nigeria has clinched a spot in the knockout stage with a 3-1 win towards Sudan, which makes it six factors from a potential six.
Then on Sunday, Group E and F will get going earlier than the third spherical of group stage games that may shut out the opening stage earlier than the knockouts.
AFCON upcoming schedule: Saturday, Jan. 15
Coming up on Saturday, Group D takes the sphere as Egypt appears to be like for reprieve from its disappointing opening-round loss to Nigeria, whereas the Super Eagles had a dominant efficiency towards Sudan.
AFCON upcoming schedule: Sunday, Jan. 16
AFCON outcomes: Friday, Jan. 14
The second spherical of group stage matches continued Friday as Ghana and Gabon confronted off in Group C, with Ghana nearing all three factors till a late Panthers equalizer scuppered these plans. Malawi bagged a second-half winner towards Zimbabwe to select up its first factors of the group stage matches, and misfiring Morocco skated by Comoros depsite goalkeeping heroics.
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AFCON 2022 event format
Similar to different continental championships and World Cup tournaments, the Africa Cup of Nations begins with a bunch stage, adopted by knockout rounds all the way in which to the ultimate.
- Group stage: Jan. 9-20
- Round of 16: Jan. 23-26
- Quarterfinals: Jan. 29-30
- Semifinals: Feb. 2-3
- Third place: Feb. 6
- Final: Feb. 6
The 24 nations are divided into six teams of 4 nations every. At the conclusion of round-robin group play — with three factors awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss — the highest two groups in every group primarily based on factors (and tiebreakers, if essential) advance to the knockouts. The remaining slots in the Round of 16 shall be crammed out by the 4 finest third-place finishers.
A predetermined knockout bracket shall be performed out all over to the ultimate. If any knockout match ends in a tie after 90 minutes, the groups will play half-hour of additional time. If the draw persists, a penalty-kick shootout will decide the workforce to maneuver on. The third-place match is the one one that will skip additional time and transfer straight to the shootout in case of a draw.
For the primary time in the competitors’s historical past, all 52 matches will function using a Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
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Who will win AFCON 2022?
Judging by BetMGM’s odds, we could possibly be in for one other Senegal-Algeria last. The nations got the shortest odds to win all of it and their odds solely shortened in the week earlier than the AFCON kickoff. Senegal is given a slight edge over defending champion Algeria.
It’s not a shock to see among the different conventional African powers on the record of 10 nations most definitely to win it, however primarily based on the chances motion it appears to be like as if bettors have been fading Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana and Tunisia in the lead-up.