AFCON 2022: Fixture dates, UK kick-off times, full match schedule, groups and venues for tournament

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The Africa Cup of Nations is finally back in full swing in Cameroon after the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic forced the tournament to be delayed.

The hosts have made a very strong start to their home campaign, seeing off Burkina Faso and Ethiopia with talisman Vincent Aboubakar firing to seal quick progress from Group A.

Nigeria look like the other early favourites although Morocco, Ivory Coast and Egypt could all have something to say about that.

Elsewhere, premature exits for Ghana and Algeria have been major headlines.

With some tasty ties in the round of 16 to look forward to, expect fireworks.

Here’s all you need to know.

AFCON 2022 Stadiums

  • Olembe Stadium, Yaounde

  • Stade Ahmadou Ahido, Yaounde

  • Japoma Stadium, Douala

  • Roumde Adija Stadium, Garoua

  • Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam

  • Limbe Stadium, Limbe

AFCON 2022 Groups

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

Group B: Guinea, Malawi, Senegal, Zimbabwe

Group C: Comoros Island, Gabon, Ghana, Morocco

Group D: Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Nigeria, Sudan

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

Group F: Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Tunisia

AFCON 2022 Group Stage fixtures, dates and UK kick-off times

Sunday January 9

Cameroon 2-1 Burkina Faso - 4pm GMT kick-off

Ethiopia 0-1 Cape Verde - 7pm GMT kick-off

Monday January 10

Senegal 1-0 Zimbabwe - 1pm GMT kick-off

Guinea 1-0 Malawi - 4pm GMT kick-off

Morocco 1-0 Ghana - 4pm GMT kick-off

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Comoros 0-1 Gabon - 7pm GMT kick-off

Tuesday January 11

Algeria 0-0 Sierra Leone - 1pm GMT kick-off

Nigeria 1-0 Egypt - 4pm GMT kick-off

Sudan 0-0 Guinea-Bissau 7pm GMT kick-off

Wednesday January 12

Tunisia 1-0 Mali - 1pm GMT kick-off

Mauritania 0-1 Gambia - 4pm GMT kick-off

Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Ivory Coast - 7pm GMT kick-off

Thursday January 13

Cameroon 4-1 Ethiopia - 4pm GMT kick-off

Cape Verde 0-1 Burkina Faso - 7pm GMT kick-off

Friday January 14

Senegal 0-0 Guinea - 1pm GMT kick-off

Malawi 2-1 Zimbabwe - 4pm GMT kick-off

Morocco 2-0 Comoros - 4pm GMT kick-off

Gabon 1-1 Ghana - 7pm GMT kick-off

Saturday January 15

Nigeria 3-1 Sudan - 4pm GMT kick-off

Guinea-Bissau 0-1 Egypt - 7pm GMT kick-off

Sunday January 16

Gambia 1-1 Mali - 1pm GMT kick-off

Ivory Coast 2-2 Sierra Leone - 4pm GMT kick-off

Tunisia 4-0 Mauritania - 4pm GMT kick-off

Algeria 0-1 Equatorial Guinea - 7pm GMT kick-off

Monday January 17

Burkina Faso 1-1 Ethiopia - 4pm GMT kick-off

Cape Verde 1-1 Cameroon - 4pm GMT kick-off

Tuesday January 18

Malawi 0-0 Senegal - 4pm GMT kick-off

Zimbabwe 2-1 Guinea - 4pm GMT kick-off

Gabon 2-2 Morocco - 7pm GMT kick-off

Ghana 2-3 Comoros - 7pm GMT kick-off

Wednesday January 19

Egypt 1-0 Sudan - 7pm GMT kick-off

Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Nigeria - 7pm GMT kick-off

Thursday January 20

Ivory Coast 3-1 Algeria - 4pm GMT kick-off

Sierra Leone 0-1 Equatorial Guinea 4pm GMT kick-off

Gambia 1-0 Tunisia - 7pm GMT kick-off

Mali 2-0 Mauritania - 7pm GMT kick-off

AFCON 2022 round-of-16 fixtures, dates and UK kick-off times

Sunday January 23

Burkina Faso vs Gabon - 4pm GMT kick-off (Game 1)

Nigeria vs Tunisia - 7pm GMT kick-off (Game 2)

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Monday January 24

Guinea vs Gambia - 4pm GMT kick-off (Game 3)

Cameroon vs Comoros - 7pm GMT kick-off (Game 4)

Tuesday January 25

Senegal vs Cape Verde 4pm GMT kick-off (Game 5)

Morocco vs Malawi - 7pm GMT kick-off (Game 6)

Wednesday January 26

Ivory Coast vs Egypt - 4pm GMT kick-off (Game 7)

Mali vs Equatorial Guinea - 7pm GMT kick-off (Game 8)

AFCON 2022 quarter-final fixtures, dates and UK kick-off times

Saturday January 29

Quarter-final 1: Winner of Game 4 vs Winner of Game 3 - 4pm GMT kick-off

Quarter-final 2: Game 1 vs Game 2 winner - 7pm GMT kick-off

Sunday January 30

Quarter-final 3: Game 7 winner vs Game 6 winner - 4pm GMT kick-off

Quarter-final 4: Game 5 winner vs Game winner - 7pm GMT kick-off

AFCON 2022 semi-final fixtures, dates and UK kick-off times

Wednesday February 2

Semi-final 1: Quarter-final 1 winner vs Quarter-final 4 winner - 7pm GMT kick-off

Thursday February 3

Semi-final 2: Quarter-final 2 winner vs Quarter-final 3 winner - 7pm GMT kick-off

AFCON 2022 third-place play-off date and UK kick-off time

Sunday, February 6 , 4pm GMT kick-off.

AFCON 2022 final date, venue and UK kick-off time

Sunday, February 6, 7pm GMT kick-off at the Olembe Stadium, Yaoundé.

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