Picture : Algeria winner in 2019 !


The 2021 Africa Cup begins on January 09, 2022 with Cameroon as the host country. The IFFHS presents the teams, the calendar and the issues of this major competition in African football.


The African Cup of Nations has existed since 1957 and is the most prestigious competition in Africa. This tournament, which is organized by the African Football Confederation (CAF), takes place every two years. In addition, since 2013 it takes place in odd years so that there is no collision with the World Cup.

Historically, Egypt is the best nation on the continent with an impressive record of 7 victories. However, this competition is very tough and therefore, each edition really tight. The defending champion is Algeria.

Presentation 2021

The dates of the 2021 Africa Cup calendar

  • Group stage: January 09 to January 20, 2022.
  • Round of 16: January 23 to January 26, 2022.
  • Quarter-finals: January 29 and 30, 2022.
  • Semi-finals: February 02 and 03, 2022.
  • Match for 3rd place: 06 February 2022.
  • Final: 06 February 2022.

The African Cup final will be held at Olembe Stadium on February 9, 2022. This new stadium, whose construction began in 2016 and which was delivered in 2021, has a total capacity of 60,000 seats and a natural lawn.