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Africa Cup of Nations 2017 Fixtures & Results

Jose Antonio Rocha, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (right) will look to lead Gabon to its first Africa Cup of Nations title (Habibou Kouyate/AFP/Getty)

On Saturday, January 14, the 31st edition of the Total Africa Cup of Nations gets underway in Gabon. The hosts, led by Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, will play the first match of the event as they take on Guinea-Bissau. Joining Gabon and Guinea-Bissau in Group A are Cameroon and Burkina Faso, with those teams meeting in the second match of the opening day.

The group stage of the event runs from January 14-25, with the top two finishers in each group advancing to the knockout stage. The knockout stage begins with the quarterfinals January 28 and 29, with the two semifinals set for February 1 and 1. The third-place match will be played February 4, with the final being scheduled for February 5. Most bookmakers list Cote d’Ivoire as the pre-tournament favorites, with Les Éléphants being the reigning champions of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Other sides to keep an eye on include Ghana, Senegal, Algeria and the hosts Gabon. Below are the group stage fixtures for the Africa Cup of Nations, with all times being Eastern. Results will be updated throughout the tournament, and group standings will be added as well.


Group Stage Fixtures

Group A

Gabon 0-1-0 1 point
Guinea-Bissau 0-1-0 1 point
Cameroon 0-1-0 1 point
Burkina Faso 0-1-0 1 point

January 14: Gabon 1, Guinea-Bissau 1

GOALS: Aubameyang (Gabon, 52′), Juary (Guinea-Bissau, 90+1)
BOOKINGS: Obiang (Gabon, 66′), Soares (Guinea-Bissau, 76′)

January 14: Cameroon 1, Burkina Faso 1

GOALS: Moukandjo (Cameroon, 35′), Dayo (Burkina Faso, 75′)
BOOKINGS: Mabouka (Cameroon, 15′), Moukandjo (Cameroon, 56′), Mandjeck (Cameroon, 63′), Diawara (Burkina Faso, 86′), Ngadeu (Cameroon, 89′)

January 18: Gabon vs. Burkina Faso, 11:00 a.m. Eastern
January 18: Cameroon vs. Guinea-Bissau, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

January 22: Guinea-Bissau vs. Burkina Faso, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
January 22: Cameroon vs. Gabon, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Group B

Senegal 1-0-0 3 points
Zimbabwe 0-1-0 1 point
Algeria 0-1-0 1 point
Tunisia 0-0-1 0 points

January 15: Algeria 2, Zimbabwe 2

GOALS: Mahrez (Algeria, 12′), Mahachi (Zimbabwe, 17′), Mushekwi (Zimbabwe, 29′ penalty), Mahrez (Algeria, 82′)
BOOKINGS: Belkhiter (Algeria, 28′), Rusike (Zimbabwe, 37′)

January 15: Tunisia 0, Senegal 2

GOALS: Mané (Senegal, 10′ penalty), Kara (Senegal, 30′)
BOOKINGS: Abdennour (Tunisia, 9′), Mbengue (Senegal, 36′), Kalidou (Senegal, 41′)

January 19: Algeria vs. Tunisia, 11:00 a.m. Eastern
January 19: Senegal vs. Zimbabwe, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

January 23: Zimbabwe vs. Tunisia, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
January 23: Senegal vs. Algeria, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Group C

DR Congo 1-0-0 3 points
Cote D’Ivoire 0-1-0 1 point
Togo 0-1-0 1 point
Morocco 0-0-1 0 points

January 16: Cote d’Ivoire 0, Togo 0

GOALS: None
BOOKINGS: None

January 16: DR Congo 1, Morocoo 0

GOALS: Kage (DR Congo, 55′)
BOOKINGS: N’Sakala (DR Congo, 48′), Lomalisa (DR Congo, 74′), Da Costa (Morocco, 68′), Lomalisa (DR Congo, 81′ SECOND YELLOW)

January 20: Cote d’Ivoire vs. DR Congo, 11:00 a.m. Eastern
January 20: Morocco vs. Togo, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

January 24: Morocco vs. Cote d’Ivoire, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
January 24: Togo vs. DR Congo, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Group D

Ghana 1-0-0 3 points
Egypt 0-1-0 1 point
Mali 0-1-0 1 point
Uganda 0-0-1 0 points

January 17: Ghana 1, Uganda 0

GOALS: A. Ayew (Ghana, 32′ penalty)
BOOKINGS: Isinde (Uganda, 31′)

January 17: Mali 0, Egypt 0

GOALS: None
BOOKINGS: Salah (Egypt, 67′), Sow (Mali, 88′)

January 21: Ghana vs. Mali, 11:00 a.m. Eastern
January 21: Egypt vs. Uganda, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

January 25: Egypt vs. Ghana, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
January 25: Uganda vs. Mali, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

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