Round Of 16 Pairings And road To Finals Of Afcon 2023 Exposed .

Round Of 16 Pairings And road To Finals Of Afcon 2023 Exposed .

Eighty-nine goals were scored in total across the 36 group games.

Despite only eight teams getting eliminated from the initial pool of 24, some major nations failed to make it through to the round of 16 – including Ghana, Algeria and Tunisia.

With the group stage over, the remaining 16 teams can now begin to plot their route to the final.

Hosts Ivory Coast will face holders Senegal in the first knockout round, while Nigeria vs Cameroon will be another clash of the titans.

Ivory Coast qualified for the round of 16 despite losing two of their three group matches

Senegal and Egypt are both in the bottom half of the AFCON bracket and will meet in the semi-finals if they both make it that far.

Nigeria, Cameroon, Morocco and South Africa are all in the other half of the bracket.

AFCON Round Of 16 Fixtures
Jan 27: Angola vs Namibia
Jan 27: Nigeria vs Cameroon
Jan 28: Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea
Jan 28: Egypt vs DR Congo
Jan 29: Cape Verde vs Mauritania
Jan 29: Senegal vs Ivory Coast
Jan 30: Mali vs Burkina Faso
Jan 30: Morocco vs South Africa
Feb 2: Nigeria or Cameroon vs Angola or Namibia
Feb 2: Egypt or DR Congo vs Equatorial Guinea or Guinea
Feb 3: Cape Verde or Mauritania vs Morocco or South Africa
Feb 3: Mali or Burkina Faso vs Senegal or Ivory Coast
Feb 7: Nigeria/Cameroon/Angola/Namibia vs Cape Verde/Mauritania/Morocco/South Africa
Feb 7: Egypt/DR Congo/Equatorial Guinea/Guinea vs Mali/Burkina Faso/Senegal/Ivory Coast
Third place play-off
Feb 10 (Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium, Abidjan)
Feb 11 (Alassane Ouattara Stadium, Abidjan

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