2017 Africa Cup of Nations, aka AFCON 2017 is starting on 14 Janurary 2017 and ending on 5 February in Gabon. A total of 16 teams qualified with Zimbabwe amoung them. The last time Zimbabwe was at AFCON was in 2006. Zimbabwe is in group B together with Algeria, Senegal and Tunisia.

2017 Africa Cup of Nations
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Tournament details
Host country Gabon
Dates 14 January – 5 February 2017
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)

Afcon is sponsored by Total SA.

Zimbabwe's first game will be against Algeria on 15 January 2017. Next, Zimbabwe will play Algeria on 19 January 2017 Finally, in the group, Zimbabwe will play Tunisia on 23 January.

The winners of AFCON 2017 will qualify for FIFA Confederations Cup to be held in Russia the same year.

Contents

Qualified teams

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA ranking
at start of event
 Gabon * !Hosts 01 !8 April 2015 07 !7th 2015 05 !Quarter-finals (1996, 2012)
 Morocco 06 !Group F winners 02 !29 March 2016 16 !16th 2013 01 !Winners (1976)
 Algeria 10 !Group J winners 03 !2 June 2016 17 !17th 2015 01 !Winners (1990)
 Cameroon 13 !Group M winners 04 !3 June 2016 18 !18th 2015 01 !Winners (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002)
 Senegal 11 !Group K winners 05 !4 June 2016 14 !14th 2015 02 !Runners-up (2002)
 Egypt 07 !Group G winners 06 !4 June 2016 23 !23rd 2010 01 !Winners (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)
 Ghana 08 !Group H winners 07 !5 June 2016 21 !21st 2015 01 !Winners (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982)
 Guinea-Bissau 05 !Group E winners 08 !5 June 2016 01 !1st none 99 !Debut
 Zimbabwe 12 !Group L winners 09 !5 June 2016 03 !3rd 2006 16 !Group stage (2004, 2006)
 Mali 03 !Group C winners 10 !5 June 2016 10 !10th 2015 02 !Runners-up (1972)
 Ivory Coast 09 !Group I winners 11 !3 September 2016 22 !22nd 2015 01 !Winners (1992, 2015)
 Uganda 04 !Group D runners-up 12 !4 September 2016 06 !6th 1978 02 !Runners-up (1978)
 Burkina Faso 04 !Group D winners 13 !4 September 2016 11 !11th 2015 02 !Runners-up (2013)
 Tunisia 01 !Group A winners 14 !4 September 2016 18 !18th 2015 01 !Winners (2004)
 DR Congo 02 !Group B winners 15 !4 September 2016 18 !18th 2015 01 !Winners (1968, 1974)
 Togo 01 !Group A runners-up 16 !4 September 2016 08 !8th 2013 05 !Quarter-finals (2013)

Afcon Officials - Referees and their Assistants

Referees

Assistant referees

Format

Only the hosts will receive an automatic qualification spot, the other 15 teams will qualify through a qualification tournament. At the finals, the 16 teams will be drawn into four groups of four teams each. The teams in each group play a single round robin. After the group stage, the top two teams from each group will advance to the quarterfinals. The quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals. The semifinal losers will play in third place match, while semifinal winners will play in final.[1]

Draw

The draw was done on 19 October 2016 in Gabon. The seedings approved by the Organising Committee of the Africa Cup of Nations at its meeting on Monday, 26 September 2016 at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, was determined taking into account the performance of the qualified teams during the following competitions:

First Pot Second Pot Third Pot Fourth Pot

 Gabon (22 pts; hosts, assigned to A1)
 Ivory Coast (63.5 pts; title holders, assigned to C1)
 Ghana (56.5 pts)
 Algeria (43.5 pts)

 Tunisia (34.5 pts)
 Mali (33.5 pts)
 Burkina Faso (33.5 pts)
 DR Congo (29.5 pts)

 Cameroon (29 pts)
 Senegal (24 pts)
 Morocco (18.5 pts)
 Egypt (15.5 pts)

 Togo (15.5 pts)
 Uganda (12 pts)
 Zimbabwe (10 pts)
 Guinea-Bissau (8.5 pts)




References

  1. "Regulations of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations" (PDF). Confederation of African Football.