Where is the AFCON 2019 played?
Where is the AFCON 2019? Several countries made bids to host the 2019 AFCON and in September, 2014, the CAF decided that Cameroon will host the tournament. However, in a meeting at Accra, CAF decided to strip Cameroon of hosting the event because of the poor progress they had made in the preparations for the tournament. After this, Egypt and South Africa made bids to host the tournament. In a meeting at Dakar this January, CAF decided that Egypt will host the tournament. Follow the AFCON live =>
This is the 5th time Egypt are hosting the African Cup of Nations, having hosted it in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006. In the past four occasions, Egypt won the tournament thrice, in 1959, 1986 and 2006. Their performance in 1974 was not too bad either as they ended third in the 8-team tournament. 4 cities will host the competition: Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and Ismailia. The Grand Finale is at the Cairo International Stadium on 19th July.
Where are the AFCONs played in 2019
Where is the AFCON? In the previous edition in 2017, Cameroon reahced the quarter-finals of the tournament where they shocked Senegal. In the semi-finals, they beat one of the competition’s favorites Ghana to book a place in the final against Egypt.
Egypt were the heavy favorites to lift their 9th African Cup of Nations title. The Pharaohs started well and opened the scoring in the 22nd minute thanks to Mohamed Elneny. However, Cameroon equalised through Nicolas Nkoulou before Vincent Aboubakar scored a late winner to seal the title for them/
Egypt will be eager to go one step further this time and win their 9th AFCON title. The Egyptians have a really good chance to do so too as they are the hosts this time around.
Where is the AFCON 2019 being played – Where is the CL Final 2019 played?
What is the venue for AFCON? This year, the African Cup of Nations will be held in Egypt. Cameroon was initially supposed to host the tournament. However, due to poor progress n preparations for the tournament, CAF decided to strip them of hosting the tournament. Then, Egypt and South Africa made bids to host the tournament and CAF decided that Egypt will host the competition.
Here is the AFCON 2019 venue: Egypt
The AFCON 2019 will, as I said, take place at Egypt. This will be the 5th time that Egypt will host the tournament. Egypt hosted the tournament in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006 previously and barring 1974, Egypt won all of them. This year, 6 stadiums will host the tournament across four cities.
Cairo International Stadium
The Cairo International Stadium is Egypt’s second largest football stadium in Egypt. This stadium is no stranger to hosting AFCON matches. The Stadium was able to hold 120,000 people during the 1986 AFCON Final where Egypt beat Cameroon. It also hosted the 2006 AFCON Final..
This Stadium will host 1/4th of the tournament’s total matches including the final.
30 June Stadium
This is the home ground of Egyptian club Pyramids FC. It opened in 2012 and this will be the first stadium this stadium will host matches during the African Cup of Nations. The 30 June Stadium has already had a mishap in its 7-year history. In 2015 during a confrontation with the police while a League game was going on, 22 fans died.
The 30 June Stadium will host 9 matches during the competition. These include a quarter-final and a semi-final.
Al Salam Stadium
This is the third stadium in Cairo which will host the African Cup of Nations matches. Formed in 2009, the Al Salam Stadium hosted a few matches during the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup where Egypt reached the last 16 and lost to eventual semi-finalists Costa Rica.
Like the Cairo International Stadium, the AL Salam Stadium will also host 10 matches. Morocco will play all their group games here. The Al Salam Stadium is the venue for the third place play-off
The Alexandria Stadium at Alexandria is the oldest stadium not only in Egypt but in the the entirety of Africa. This Stadium will host 7 matches during the tournament including all of Nigeria’s group matches. It’ll also host two last 16 matches.
This Stadium is the home ground of Petrojet and will host 8 matches during the competition including all of Tunisia’s group games. Like the Alexandria Stadium, this stadium will also host two knockout matches- a last 16 game and a quarter-final.
This stadium will host all of the matches of reigning champions Cameroon. It will host a total of 7 matches during the tournament
Where can you watch the 2019 AFCON
Where is the AFCON 2019? If you are in UK, then you can watch the African Cup of Nations on Eurosport. Eurosport has the broadcasting rights for the African Cup of Nations in the United Kingdom. So you can watch all the matches on this channel if you are residing in UK. The Eurosport Player also provides live streaming.
In the United States, beIN Sports will broadcast the tournament and you can stream the matches live via beIN Connect.
|Canada||beIN Sports (English)|
Univision Canada (Spanish)
|Democratic Republic of the Congo||RTNC|
|Italy||Fox Sports Italia|
|Mauritania||TV de Mauritanie|
|Netherlands||Fox Sports Netherlands|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport|
|Pacific Islands||Sky Sport|
|San Marino||Fox Sports Italia|
|South America (except Brazil)||ESPN|
|South Korea||JTBC3 Fox Sports|
|Southeastern Europe||Arena Sport 1|
|Sri Lanka||Sony SIX|
|Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport (English and Portuguese)|
TV5Monde Afrique (French)
Canal+ Sport Afrique
|United States||beIN Sports (English and Spanish)|
|Vatican City||Fox Sports Italia|
Where can you place bets on the AFCON 2019?
The African Cup of Nations is a very popular footballing tournament and undoubtedly the biggest footballing prize in Africa. Betting is also very popular in Africa but the AFCOn has people all over the world lacing bets during the course of the tournament. Hence, if anyone wants to place bets on the AFCON, you can place your bets on bet365, Unibet or LeoVegas. You choose where you want to bet. Usually it’s Unibet that have the best odds on the biggest games.
You can always place bets on the big sites like bet365 and Unibet although there are many sites which offer fine odds.
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