AFCON 2021: Tournament Fixtures, Venues, Full Schedule, Scores, and Kick-off Times 2022 – UPDATED


AFCON 2021 continues on Wednesday January 12 when Tunisia face Mali, Ivory Coast play Equatorial Guinea and Mauritania take on Gambia; all 52 games throughout the competition will be reported here on FUTBALLNEWS; the tournament closes on Sunday, February 6 with the final.

AFCON 2021: Tournament Fixtures, Venues, Full Schedule, Scores, and Kick-off Times 2022

Here is the complete itinerary for AFCON 2021, including dates, kick-off times, and host cities.

Twenty-four teams will compete, with the first match taking place on January 9 in Yaounde between hosts Cameroon and Burkina Faso, and the final taking place on February 6 in the city.

AFCON on Sunday

The Africa Cup of Nations starts on Tuesday, with Egypt’s Mo Salah taking the field for the first time in the competition, under veteran international manager Carlos Quieroz.

They’ll be up against a Nigerian team that finished third in the 2019 tournament and boasts plenty of firepower in the likes of Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

On paper, that appears to be the match of the day, but don’t forget about Sudan, the 1970 champions who are making their first participation in a decade – and only their third since 1976.

When Mohammed Abdel Rahman, a 28-year-old striker, was transferred to Algerian side CABBA in 2020, he became the country’s first $1 million export, and his 10 goals in 15 internationals last year were a big reason for reaching the finals – including six in qualification.

Groups for AFCON 2021

AFCON 2021: Tournament Fixtures, Venues, Full Schedule, Scores, and Kick-off Times 2022
Groups for AFCON 2021

Group A: Cameroon (hosts), Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Cape Verde Islands

Group A

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Group B: Senegal, Guinea, Malawi, Zimbabwe

Group B


Group C: Ghana, Comoros Islands, Gabon, Morocco

Group C


Group D: Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Sudan, Egypt

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Group E: Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone

Group E

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Group F: Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Tunisia

Group F


Group stage fixtures and results for AFCON 2021

Sunday January 9

Group A: Cameron 2 – 1 Burkina Faso

Group A: Ethiopia 0 – 1 Cape Verde

Monday January 10

Group B: Senegal 1 – 0 Zimbabwe

Group B: Guinea 1 – 0 Malawi

Group C: Morocco 1 – 0 Ghana

Group C: Comoros 0 – 1 Gabon

Tuesday January 11

Group E: Algeria 0 – 0 Sierra Leone

Group D: Nigeria 1 – 0 Egypt

Group D: Sudan vs Guinea-Bissau, 7pm (Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua)

Wednesday January 12

Group F: Tunisia vs Mali, 1pm (Limbe Stadium, Limbe)

Group F: Mauritania vs Gambia, 4pm (Limbe Stadium, Limbe)

Group E: Equatorial Guinea vs Ivory Coast (Japoma Stadium, Douala)

Thursday January 13

Group A: Cameroon vs Ethiopia, 4pm (Olembe Stadium, Yaounde)

Group A: Cape Verde vs Burkina Faso, 7pm (Olembe Stadium, Yaounde)

Friday January 14

Group B: Senegal vs Guinea, 1pm (Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam)

Group B: Malawi vs Zimbabwe, 4pm (Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam)

Group C: Morocco vs Comoros, 4pm (Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde)

Group C: Gabon vs Ghana, 7pm (Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde)

Saturday January 15

Group D: Nigeria vs Sudan, 4pm (Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua)

Group D: Guinea-Bissau vs Egypt, 7pm (Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua)

Sunday January 16

Group F: Gambia vs Mali, 1pm (Limbe Stadium, Limbe)

Group E: Ivory Coast vs Sierra Leone, 4pm (Japoma Stadium, Douala)

Group F: Tunisia vs Mauritania, 4pm (Limbe Stadium, Limbe)

Group E: Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea, 7pm (Japoma Stadium, Douala)

Monday January 17

Group A: Burkina Faso vs Ethiopia, 4pm (Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam)

Group A: Cape Verde vs Cameroon, 4pm (Olembe Stadium, Yaounde)

Tuesday January 18

Group B: Malawi vs Senegal, 4pm (Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam)

Group B: Zimbabwe vs Guinea, 4pm (Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde)

Group C: Gabon vs Morocco, 7pm (Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde)

Group C: Ghana vs Comoros, 7pm (Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua)

Wednesday January 19

Group D: Egypt vs Sudan, 7pm (Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde)

Group D: Guinea-Bissau vs Nigeria, 7pm (Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua)

Thursday January 20

Group E: Ivory Coast vs Algeria, 4pm (Japoma Stadium, Douala)

Group E: Sierra Leone vs Equatorial Guinea, 4pm (Limbe Stadium, Limbe)

Group F: Gambia vs Tunisia, 7pm (Limbe Stadium, Limbe)

Group F: Mali vs Mauritania, 7pm (Japoma Stadium, Douala).

Fixtures for the AFCON 2021 round of 16

Sunday January 23

Game 1: Group A runner-up vs Group C runner-up, 4pm (Limbe Stadium, Limbe)
Game 2: Group D winner vs Group B/E/F third-place, 7pm (Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua)

Monday January 24

Game 3: Group B runner-up vs Group F runner-up, 4pm (Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam)
Game 4: Group A winner vs Group C/D/E third-place, 7pm (Olembe Stadium, Yaounde)

Tuesday January 25

Game 5: Group B winner vs Group A/C/D third-place, 4pm (Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam)
Game 6: Group C winner vs Group A/B/F third-place, 7pm (Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde)

Wednesday January 26

Game 7: Group E winner vs Group D runner-up, 4pm (Japoma Stadium, Douala)
Game 8: Group F winner vs Group E runner-up, 7pm (Limbe Stadium, Limbe)

AFCON 2021 quarter-final fixtures and results

Saturday January 29

Quarter-final 1: Round-of-16 game 4 winner vs Round-of-16 game 3 winner, 4pm (Japoma Stadium, Douala)
Quarter-final 2: Round-of-16 game 1 winner vs Round-of-16 game 2 winner, 7pm (Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua)

Sunday January 30

Quarter-final 3: Round-of-16 game 7 winner vs Round-of-16 game 6 winner, 4pm (Olembe Stadium, Yaounde)
Quarter-final 4: Round-of-16 game 5 winner vs Round-of-16 game 8 winner, 7pm (Japoma Stadium, Douala)

AFCON 2021 semi-final fixtures and results

Wednesday February 2

Semi-final 1: Quarter-final 1 winner vs Quarter-final 4 winner, 7pm (Japoma Stadium, Douala)

Thursday February 3

Semi-final 2: Quarter-final 2 winner vs Quarter-final 3 winner, 7pm (Olembe Stadium, Yaounde)

AFCON 2021 third-place match

Sunday February 6

Semi-final 1 loser vs Semi-final 2 loser, 4pm (Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde) – Live on Sky Sports

AFCON 2021 final

Sunday February 6

Semi-final 1 winner vs Semi-final 2 winner, 7pm (Olembe Stadium, Yaounde).


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