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Africa Cup of Nations 2019 – Schedule, Fixtures, Groups, TV Coverage and Live Streaming

The 32nd edition of the Confederation of African Football Cup of Nations 2019 commences this Friday, June 21st with host country Egypt confronting Zimbabwe in Cairo. The competition will be organized in the urban communities of Suez, Ismalia, Alexandria and three grounds in the capital Cairo with the final occurring on July 19 at the 75,000 capacity Cairo International Stadium.

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Groups

24 groups will partake in the competition with three sides making their debut at an Africa Cup of Nations competition: Mauritania, Burundi and Madagascar.

Group A: Egypt, Zimbabwe, DR Congo and Uganda

Group B: Nigeria, Guinea, Burundi and Madagascar

Group C: Senegal, Algeria, Tanzania and Kenya

Group D: Morocco, Ivory Coast, Namibia and South Africa

Group E: Tunisia, Angola, Mauritania and Mali

Group F: Ghana, Cameroon, Guinea Bissau and Benin

16 sides will advance to the next stage with the top two sides from each group being joined by four of the best third placed sides.

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Top picks

Host country Egypt begin as one of the leading top picks to lift the trophy in mid July with all local expectation stored on Liverpool Champions League winner Mo Salah. The “Egyptian King” will be helped by captain El Mohamady who aided Aston Villa secure Premier League status.

Second top picks Ghana will definitely hope to add to their four CAN wins (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982) with the “Black Stars” to be captained by Andre Ayew. The competition will see the arrival of Asamoah Gyan who initially quit the national team over the captaincy issue, just to turn around his decision after speaking to the nation’s president, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Senegal boast two of the best players at the competition in Napoli defender Kaliodou Koulibaly and Liverpool striker Sadio Mane. Cloud this be where the 2002 runners-up at last case their maiden CAF conquest?

Egypt 5/1 – Ghana 7/1 – Senegal 7/1 (via Bet365)

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Key fixture dates

Friday 21 June (9pm KO) – Opening game, Egypt vs Zimbabwe

Friday 5 July (5pm KO) – First game of the knockout stages

Wednesday 10 July (5pm KO and 8pm KO) and Thursday 11 July (5pm KO and 8pm KO) – Quarter finals

Sunday 14 July (5pm KO and 8pm KO) – Semi finals

Wednesday 17 July (8pm KO) – Third-place play-off

Friday 19 July (8pm KO) – Final

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 Prize money

Reaching the quarter-finals: $800,000 per team
Fourth place: $2m
Third place: $2m
Runners-up: $2.5m
Winners: $4.5m

Africa Cup of Nations 2019 fixtures

All dates and times in UK time

Friday 21st June

Egypt vs Zimbabwe (9:00pm)

Saturday 22nd June

DR Congo vs Uganda (3:30pm)
Nigeria vs Burundi (6:00pm)
Guinea vs Madagascar (9:00pm)

Sunday 23rd June

Morocco vs Namibia (3:30pm)
Senegal vs Tanzania (6:00pm)
Algeria vs Kenya (9:00pm)

Monday 24th June

Ivory Coast vs South Africa (3:30pm)
Tunisia vs Angola (6:00pm)
Mali vs Mauritania (9:00pm)

Tuesday 25th June

Cameroon vs Guinea-Bissau (6:00pm)
Ghana vs Benin (9:00pm)

Wednesday 26th June

Nigeria vs Guinea (3:30pm)
Uganda vs Zimbabwe (6:00pm)
Egypt vs DR Congo (9:00pm)

Thursday 27th June

Madagascar vs Burundi (3:30pm)
Senegal vs Algeria (6:00pm)
Kenya vs Tanzania (9:00pm)

Friday 28th June

Tunisia vs Mali (3:30pm)
Morocco vs Ivory Coast (6:00pm)
South Africa vs Namibia (9:00pm)

Saturday 29th June

Mauritania vs Angola (3:30pm)
Cameroon vs Ghana (6:00pm)
Benin vs Guinea-Bissau (9:00pm)

Sunday 30th June

Burundi vs Guinea (5:00pm)
Madagascar vs Nigeria (5:00pm)
Uganda vs Egypt (8:00pm)
Zimbabwe vs DR Congo (8:00pm)

Monday 1st July

Namibia vs Ivory Coast (5:00pm)
South Africa vs Morocco (5:00pm)
Kenya vs Senegal (8:00pm)
Tanzania vs Algeria (8:00pm)

Tuesday 2nd July

Benin vs Cameroon (5:00pm)
Guinea-Bissau vs Ghana (5:00pm)
Angolo vs Mali (8:00pm)
Mauritania vs Morocco (8:00pm)

Friday 5th July

Group D winner vs Group B/E/F third place (5:00pm)
Group A runner-up vs Group C runner-up (8:00pm)

Saturday 6th July

Group B runner-up vs Group F runner-up (6:00pm)
Group A winner vs Group C/D/E third place (8:00pm)

Sunday 7th July

Group B winner vs Group A/C/D third place (5:00pm)
Group C winner vs Group A/B/F third place (8:00pm)

Monday 8th July

Group E winner vs Group D runner-up (6:00pm)
Group F winner vs Group E runner-up (8:00pm)

Wednesday 10th July – Quarter-finals

R16 winner 2 vs R16 winner 1 (6:00pm)
R16 winner 4 vs R16 winner 3 (8:00pm)

Thursday 11th July – Quarter-finals

R16 winner 7 vs R16 winner 6 (6:00pm)
R16 winner 5 vs R16 winner 8 (8:00pm)

Sunday 14th July – Semi-finals

QF winner 1 vs QF winner 4 (5:00pm)
QF winner 3 vs QF winner 2 (8:00pm)

Wednesday 17th July – Third-place play-off

SF1 loser vs SF2 loser (8:00pm)

Friday 19th July – Final

SF1 winner vs SF2 winner (8:00pm)

2019 Africa Cup Of Nations tournament TV Coverage and Live Streaming

The 2019 Cup of Nations is accessible in many countries through the rights holders’ online platform, on the off chance that they have one. Individuals’ best option is to check who is appearing game in their nation, and in the event that they have an online service or iOS/Android application to watch it on.

The 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations tournament will be televised for viewers in the United States exclusively on beIN SPORTS.

2019 AFCAN in the USA: Games can be seen on: BeIn Sports US & Fanatiz US

2019 AFCAN in UK/Ireland: Eurosport EU have rights for the competition

2019 AFCAN in Spain: Eurosport 1 and 2 will show the tournament completely

Viewers can watch 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations matches via beIN SPORTS, fuboTVSling LatinoSling World Sportsand Fanatiz (free trial).

Sling TV even has a special offer going on right now just in time for the CAF AFCON. Right now people can get Sling TV Arabic TV with beIN SPORTS for $25 a month after a 7-day free trial. Or they can get 3 months of Sling TV Arabic TV for just $45. Want an even bigger deal? Right now they can get 12 months of Sling TV Arabic TV plus a free AirTV Player for just $198.

Throughout the group stages, games will be shown live at staggered kick-off times: 3.30pm, 6pm and 9pm. After that stage of the tournament, kick-off times will change to 5pm and 8pm, all live on Eurosport.

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