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GROUP A

20px-Flag_of_Gabon.svg.png Gabon (hosts)
23px-Flag_of_Burkina_Faso.svg.png Burkina Faso
23px-Flag_of_Cameroon.svg.png Cameroon
23px-Flag_of_Guinea-Bissau.svg.png Guinea-Bissau

GROUP B

23px-Flag_of_Algeria.svg.png Algeria
23px-Flag_of_Tunisia.svg.png Tunisia
23px-Flag_of_Senegal.svg.png Senegal
23px-Flag_of_Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe

GROUP C

23px-Flag_of_C%C3%B4te_d%27Ivoire.svg.pn Ivory Coast
20px-Flag_of_the_Democratic_Republic_of_ DR Congo
23px-Flag_of_Morocco.svg.png Morocco
23px-Flag_of_Togo.svg.png Togo

GROUP D

23px-Flag_of_Ghana.svg.png Ghana
23px-Flag_of_Mali.svg.png Mali
23px-Flag_of_Egypt.svg.png Egypt
23px-Flag_of_Uganda.svg.png Uganda

 

Eurosport and ITV4 are the joint UK broadcasters for the tournament, starting with the hosts Gabon taking on debutants Guinea-Bissau in Libreville on Saturday 14th January. The final, also taking place in Libreville, will be on Sunday 5th February.

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Lets go, Doctor Congo!

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I'll be boring and get behind Ivory Coast, simply because of Bailly.

Saying that, they don't seem to win this much, do they?

Before posting I saw that they're the holders. Oh. Pointless betting on it then, I guess.

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I am fully behind Nigeria, for the great service they've done in Not Qualifying and therefore leaving Victor Moses at home. :shifty: 

But in all seriousness, I'm defaulting to the nation I drew in a sweepstake seven years ago (because that's how often I do sweepstakes): Algeria.

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All in for Uganda, they look tasty. >_>

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I hope Senegal get knocked out asap. 

I'm gonna root for Mali just because of Momo Sissoko (does he even still play for Mali?)

 

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16 minutes ago, Baddar said:

I'll be boring and get behind Ivory Coast, simply because of Bailly.

Saying that, they don't seem to win this much, do they?

Before posting I saw that they're the holders. Oh. Pointless betting on it then, I guess.

It was only their second win ever, to be fair.

Rooting for DR Congo because I like them.

Pre-post edit: also Momo Sissoko is not part of Mali's squad.

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Wilfried Zaha has been named in the Ivory Coast's preliminary squad for the tournament.

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Pulling for DR Congo again because of Mbemba, it's fun to call them Doctor Congo, and the fact their kit is bizarrely made my O'Neills in Ireland!

 

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My two favourite things about ACON are the dancing that happens after every goal and the stupid haircuts

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4 hours ago, MDK said:

My two favourite things about ACON are the dancing that happens after every goal and the stupid haircuts

Those two and the fans of European teams willing for nations that their players play for to lose. XD

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2 minutes ago, Mad Jack said:

Those two and the fans of European teams willing for nations that their players play for to lose. XD

"Steve, which African team has the fewest of our first team regulars? You sure? Right, c'mon Comoros!"

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The best thing about the AFCON is the batshit crazy stories you normally get like in 2012 when the Ghana manager said the reason the team didn't win the tournament  was because the team were putting voodou curses on each other. 

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2 minutes ago, Davidmarrio said:

The best thing about the AFCON is the batshit crazy stories you normally get like in 2012 when the Ghana manager said the reason the team didn't win the tournament  was because the team were putting voodou curses on each other. 

Do you remember the manager of a team that looked like he stepped off the set of Miami Vice?

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Zambia winning a couple of years back was the best. Think it was on penalties too.

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Premier League players selected

Arsenal: Elneny (Egypt)
Bournemouth: Gradel (Ivory Coast)
Crystal Palace: Zaha (Ivory Coast), Sako (Mali)
Everton: Gueye (Senegal)
Hull City: Mbokani (DR Congo), Elmohamady (Egypt)
Leicester City: Amartey (Ghana), Mahrez and Slimani (Algeria)
Liverpool: Mané (Senegal)
Manchester United: Bailly (Ivory Coast)
Southampton: Boufal (Morocco)
Stoke City: Bony (Ivory Coast), Sobhi (Egypt), Diouf (Senegal)
Sunderland: Koné (Ivory Coast), Ndong (Gabon), Khazri (Tunisia)
Watford: Amrabat (Morocco), Guedioura (Algeria)
West Ham United: Kouyaté (Senegal), Ayew (Ghana)

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Tough for Leicester losing 3 key players 

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So the Ivory Coast don't let Bailly and Kodjia play for United and Villa on the 2nd, but let Zaha play for Palace on the 3rd? Wonder what Big Sam gave them :shifty: 

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I got 5/10. 

Clearly I don't care enough about the AFCON but at the same time I have a tiny bit of interest in it.  

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We're 30-odd minutes into the opening game of the tournament between Gabon and Guinea Bissau. It's been shit.

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