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AFCON 2021 hots up as Round of 16 matches start

Written by Ade

The Round of 16 matches in the ongoing TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations (Cameroon 2021TotalEnergies AFCON) begins today with Nigeria in action against Tunisia.

The paring for the matches Round of 16 matches became known when the final matches of the Group Stage were played. The top two teams in each group advanced to the Round of 16. They are joined in the Round of 16 by the four best third-place teams. Defending Champion, Algeria was eliminated, finishing bottom of Group E.

The pairings of the Round of 16 matches [time (local time), dates, venues and  of the Round of 16 games] are:

Sunday 23 January 2022

  • 17:00 – Burkina Faso v Gabon (Limbe Stadium, Limbe)
  • 20:00 – Nigeria v Tunisia (Roumde Adjia Stadium, Garoua)

Monday 24 January 2022

  • 17:00 – Guinea v Gambia (Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam)
  • 20:00 – Cameroon v Comoros (Olembe Stadium, Yaounde)

Tuesday 25 January 2022

  • 17:00 – Senegal v Cape Verde (Kouekong Stadium, Bafoussam)
  • 20:00 – Morocco v Malawi (Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium, Yaounde)

Wednesday 26 January 2022

  • 17:00 – Cote d’Ivoire v Egypt (Japoma Stadium, Douala)
  • 20:00 – Mali v Equatorial Guinea (Limbe Stadium, Limbe)

How the teams finished in the Group stage:

Group A scenarios

Team                  PTS            GP          W            L              D             GF          GA          GD   POSITION

1. Cameroon-    7              3              2              0              1              7              3              +4       1ST

2. Burkina Faso 4              3              1              1              1              3              3              0          2ND

3. Cape Verde   3            4                1             1              1              2              2              0      1ST (3RD PLACED)

4. Ethiopia           1              3              0              2              1              2              6              -4     ELIMINATED

Group B

Team                 PTS             GP          W            L              D             GF          GA          GD    POSITION

1. Senegal           5              3              1              0              2              1              0              +1       1ST

2. Guinea             4              3              1              1              1              2              2              0         2ND

3. Malawi             4              3              1              1              1              2              2              0         2ND (3RD PLACED)

4. Zimbabwe      3              3              1              2              0              3              4              -1        ELIMINATED

Group C

Team                     PTS         GP          W            L              D             GF          GA          GD        POSITION

1. Morocco         7              3              2              0              1              5              2              +3             1ST

2. Gabon              5              3              1              0              2              4              3              +1             2ND

3. Comoros         3              3              1              2              0              3              5              -2              4TH (3RD PLACED)

4. Ghana              1              3              0              2              1              3              5              -2              ELIMINATED

Group D

Team                       PTS       GP          W            L              D             GF          GA          GD             POSITION

1. Nigeria                  9         3              3              0              0              6              1              +5                  1ST

2. Egypt                      6        3              2              1              0              2              1              +1                  2ND

3. Guinea-Bissau     1       3              0              2              1              0              3              -3              ELIMINATED

4. Sudan                   1         3              0              2              1              1              4              -3               ELIMINATED

Group E

Team                 PTS             GP          W            L              D             GF          GA          GD      POSITION

1. Ivory Coast     7              3              2              0              1              6              3              +3          1ST

2. Equ. Guinea   6              3              2              1              0              2              1              +1           2ND

3. Sierra Leone  2              3              0              1              2              2              3              -1         ELIMINATED

4. Algeria             1              3              0              2              1              1              5              -4          ELIMINATED

Group F

Team                  PTS   GP     W          L              D             GF          GA          GD     POSITION

1. Mali                  7      3        2            0              1              4              1              +3         1ST

2. Gambia            7      3       2            0              1              3              1              +2          2ND

3. Tunisia             3      3       1            2              0              4              2              +2        3RD (3RD PLACE)

4. Mauritania    0      3         0            3              0              0              7              -7           ELIMINATED

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