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2010 Africa Cup of Nations
Africa Cup of Nations Angola 2010

Africa Cup of Nations 2010 official logo
Tournament details
Host country  Angola
Dates 10 January - 31 January
Teams 15 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Tournament statistics
Matches played 9
Goals scored 25 (2.78 per match)
Attendance 168,500 (18,722 per match)
Top scorer(s) Angola Flávio
(3 goals)

The 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, also known as the Orange Africa Cup of Nations for sponsorship reasons, is the 27th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial football championship of Africa (CAF). It is being held in Angola, where it began on 10 January 2010 and will conclude on 31 January.[1][2]

In the tournament, the hosts Angola were to be joined by 15 nations who successfully advanced from the qualification process that began in October 2007 and involved 53 African national teams. The withdrawal of Togo after a terrorist attack on their bus upon arriving for the tournament reduced the number of participating nations to 15, meaning Angola were joined by only 14 teams. A total of 29 games will be played.

Contents

Host selection

Angola was awarded the right to host the tournament by CAF in a decision to rotate the hosting of the Cup and allow new nations like Angola, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea a chance to host the tournament. Bids from Mozambique, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Senegal were rejected. Gabon and Equatorial Guinea were also awarded the hosting rights to the 2012 Nations Cup, while Libya would be hosting the event for the second time in 2014. Two-time former host Nigeria is the reserve host for the 2010, 2012 and 2014 Nations Cups, in the event that any of the host countries fails to meet the requirements established by CAF.

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Mascot

The Mascot for the African Cup of Nations in Angola 2010

The Mascot for the Tournament is Palanquinha, which was inspired by the Giant Sable Antelope, a national symbol and a treasured animal in Angola. In Angola, this animal is found only in the Cangandala National Park in Malange Province.

Squads

Match Officials

The following referees were chosen for the 2010 African Cup of Nations.[3]

Referees Assistant Referees

Algeria Mohamed Benouza
Angola Hélder Martins de Carvalho
Benin Coffi Codjia
Côte d'Ivoire Desire Doue Normandiez
Egypt Essam Abd El Fatah
Mali Koman Coulibaly
Mauritius Rajindraparsad Seechurn
Saudi Arabia Khalil Al Ghamdi
Senegal Badara Diatta
Seychelles Eddy Maillet
South Africa Daniel Bennett
South Africa Jerome Damon
Sudan Khalid Abdel Rahman
Togo Kokou Djaoupe
Tunisia Kacem Bennaceur
Uganda Muhmed Ssegonga

Angola Inácio Manuel Candido
Burundi Desire Gahungu
Cameroon Evarist Menkouande
Egypt Nasser Sadek Abdel Nabi
Eritrea Angesom Ogbamariam
Ghana Ayuba Haruna
Iran Hassan Kamranifar
Libya Fooad El Maghrabi
Malawi Moffat Champiti
Morocco Redouane Achik
Nigeria Peter Edibe
Saudi Arabia Mohammed Al Ghamdi
South Africa Enock Molefe
Rwanda Celestin Ntagungira
Tunisia Bechir Hassani
Zambia Kenneth Chichenga

Qualification

The Confederation of African Football announced that the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification would also be the qualification for this tournament. Despite the fact Angola are the host of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, they also needed to participate in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification. A similar situation was true for South Africa. Although they will be the hosts for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, they still needed to compete in the qualification tournament in order to qualify for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.[4]

Qualified teams

Attack on the Togo national team

On 8 January 2010, the team bus of the Togo national football team was attacked by gunmen in Cabinda, Angola as it travelled to the tournament. A spokesman for the Togolese football federation said assistant coach Amalete Abalo and press officer Stanislaud Ocloo had died as well as the driver. The separatist group Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) claimed responsibility for the attack. The Togolese team withdrew from the competition the following day. The players initially decided to compete but later were ordered to return by the Togolese government.[5]

Following their departure from Angola, Togo were formally disqualified from the tournament after failing to fulfil their opening Group B game against Ghana on 11 January.

Venues

Cities Venues Capacity
Luanda Estádio 11 de Novembro 50,000
Cabinda Estádio Chimandela 20,000
Benguela Complexo da Sr. da Graça 35,000
Lubango Estádio Alto da Chela 20,000

Match ball

The official match ball for the tournament is the Adidas Jabulani Angola, a modified version of the Adidas Jabulani to be used at the 2010 FIFA World Cup, with the colours of the flag of Angola.

The official match ball of the African Cup of Nations in Angola 2010

Draw

The draw for the final tournament took place on 20 November 2009 at the Talatona Convention Centre in Luanda, Angola. The 16 teams were split into four pots, with Pot 1 containing the top four seeded nations. Angola were seeded as hosts and Egypt as reigning holders. The remaining 14 teams were ranked based on their records in the three last editions of the competition. Cameroon and Côte d'Ivoire had the two strongest records and so completed the top seeded Pot 1. The four seeded teams were placed into their groups in advance of the final draw.[6]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

 Angola
 Egypt
 Ghana
 Cameroon

 Côte d'Ivoire
 Nigeria
 Tunisia
 Mali

 Zambia
 Benin
 Algeria
 Togo (withdrew)

 Burkina Faso
 Mozambique
 Gabon
 Malawi

Matches

All times given as local time (UTC+1)

Group stage

Key to colours in group tables
Top two placed teams advance to the quarter-finals
Third and fourth placed teams are eliminated

Tie-breaking criteria

If two or more teams end the group stage with the same number of points, their ranking is determined by the following criteria:[7]

  1. points earned in the matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the matches between the teams concerned;
  4. goal difference in all group matches;
  5. number of goals scored in all group matches;
  6. fair play points system taking into account the number of yellow and red cards;
  7. drawing of lots by the organising committee.

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Angola 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 4
 Malawi 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
 Algeria 2 1 0 1 1 3 –2 3
 Mali 2 0 1 1 4 5 –1 1

On the next matchday (18 January):

  •  Angola will qualify if:
    • they do not lose to Algeria, OR
    • Mali and Malawi draw, OR
    • they lose to Algeria by one goal AND Mali defeat Malawi by one goal, OR
    • Angola's margin of defeat and Mali's margin of victory sum to three, AND
      • Angola score no less than one goal fewer than Mali, OR
      • Angola score exactly two goals fewer than Mali, AND
        • Angola have a better overall disciplinary record than Mali, OR
        • Angola have the same disciplinary record as Mali AND win the drawing of lots.
  •  Malawi will qualify if:
    • they defeat Mali, OR
    • they draw with Mali AND Angola do not lose to Algeria.
  •  Algeria will qualify if:
    • they defeat Angola, OR
    • they draw with Angola AND Malawi lose to Mali.
  •  Mali will qualify if:
    • they defeat Malawi AND Angola defeat Algeria, OR
    • they defeat Malawi AND Algeria defeat Angola, AND
      • Mali's margin of victory and Angola's margin of defeat and sum to four or more, OR
      • Mali's margin of victory and Angola's margin of defeat and sum to three, AND
        • Mali score at least three goals more than Angola, OR
        • Mali score exactly two goals more than Angola, AND
          • Mali have a better overall disciplinary record than Angola, OR
          • Mali have the same disciplinary record as Angola AND win the drawing of lots.
10 January 2010
20:00
Angola  4 – 4  Mali Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Essam Abd El Fatah (Egypt)
Flávio Goal 36'42'
Gilberto Goal 67' (pen.)
Manucho Goal 74' (pen.)
Report Keita Goal 79'90+3'
Kanouté Goal 88'
Yatabaré Goal 90+4'

11 January 2010
14:45
Malawi  3 – 0  Algeria Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Badara Diatta (Senegal)
Mwafulirwa Goal 17'
Kafoteka Goal 35'
Banda Goal 48'
Report

14 January 2010
17:00
Mali  0 – 1  Algeria Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Muhmed Ssegonga (Uganda)
Report Halliche Goal 43'

14 January 2010
19:30
Angola  2 – 0  Malawi Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda
Attendance: 48,500
Referee: Desire Doue Normandiez (Côte d'Ivoire)
Flávio Goal 49'
Manucho Goal 55'
Report

18 January 2010
17:00
Angola  v  Algeria Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda

18 January 2010
17:00
Mali  v  Malawi Estádio Chimandela, Cabinda

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Côte d'Ivoire 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Burkina Faso 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
 Ghana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  •  Togo were officially disqualified from the tournament after missing their opening game against Ghana (see above).[8] Group B became a three-team group.


On the next matchday (15 January):

  •  Côte d'Ivoire will qualify if:
    • they defeat Ghana.
  •  Ghana will qualify if:
    • they defeat Côte d'Ivoire.
11 January 2010
17:00
Côte d'Ivoire  0 – 0  Burkina Faso Estádio Chimandela, Cabinda
Attendance: 5,000
Referee: Kacem Bennaceur (Tunisia)
Report

11 January 2010
19:30
Ghana  Cancelled  Togo Estádio Chimandela, Cabinda

15 January 2010
17:00
Burkina Faso  Cancelled  Togo Estádio Chimandela, Cabinda

15 January 2010
19:30
Côte d'Ivoire  v  Ghana Estádio Chimandela, Cabinda

19 January 2010
17:00
Burkina Faso  v  Ghana Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda

19 January 2010
17:00
Côte d'Ivoire  Cancelled  Togo Estádio Chimandela, Cabinda

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3
 Benin 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
 Mozambique 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1
 Nigeria 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0


On the next matchday (16 January):

  •  Egypt will qualify if:
    • they defeat Mozambique.
  •  Nigeria will be eliminated if:
    • they lose to Benin.
12 January 2010
17:00
Egypt  3 – 1  Nigeria Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela
Attendance: 18,000
Referee: Rajindraparsad Seechurn (Mauritius)
Moteab Goal 34'
Hassan Goal 54'
Gedo Goal 87'
Report Obasi Goal 12'

12 January 2010
19:30
Mozambique  2 – 2  Benin Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Khalid Abdel Rahman (Sudan)
Miro Goal 29'
Fumo Goal 54'
Report Omotoyossi Goal 14' (pen.)
Khan Goal 20' (o.g.)

16 January 2010
17:00
Nigeria  v  Benin Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela

16 January 2010
19:30
Egypt  v  Mozambique Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela

20 January 2010
17:00
Benin  v  Egypt Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela

20 January 2010
17:00
Nigeria  v  Mozambique Estádio Alto da Chela, Lubango

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Gabon 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
 Zambia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
 Tunisia 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
 Cameroon 1 0 0 1 0 1 –1 0


On the next matchday (17 January):

  •  Gabon will qualify if:
    • they defeat Tunisia.
  •  Cameroon will be eliminated if:
    • they lose to Zambia.
13 January 2010
17:00
Cameroon  0 – 1  Gabon Estádio Alto da Chela, Lubango
Attendance: 15,000
Referee: Daniel Bennett (South Africa)
Report Cousin Goal 17'

13 January 2010
19:30
Zambia  1 – 1  Tunisia Estádio Alto da Chela, Lubango
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)
J. Mulenga Goal 19' Report Dhaouadi Goal 40'

17 January 2010
17:00
Gabon  v  Tunisia Estádio Alto da Chela, Lubango

17 January 2010
19:30
Cameroon  v  Zambia Estádio Alto da Chela, Lubango

21 January 2010
17:00
Gabon  v  Zambia Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela

21 January 2010
17:00
Cameroon  v  Tunisia Estádio Alto da Chela, Lubango

Knockout stage

Quarter finals Semi finals Final
                   
24 January - Luanda        
  Winners of Group A  
28 January - Luanda
  Runners-up of Group B    
  Winners of Match 22  
25 January - Lubango
    Winners of Match 25    
  Winners of Group D  
31 January - Luanda
  Runners-up of Group C    
  Winners of Match 26  
24 January - Cabinda
    Winners of Match 27  
  Winners of Group B  
28 January - Benguela
  Runners-up of Group A    
  Winners of Match 23   Third place
25 January - Benguela
    Winners of Match 24    
  Winners of Group C     Losers of Match 26  
  Runners-up of Group D       Losers of Match 27  
30 January - Benguela

Quarter-finals

24 January 2010
17:00
Winners of Group A Match 22 Runners-up of Group B Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda

24 January 2010
20:30
Winners of Group B Match 23 Runners-up of Group A Estádio Chimandela, Cabinda

25 January 2010
17:00
Winners of Group C Match 24 Runners-up of Group D Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela

25 January 2010
20:30
Winners of Group D Match 25 Runners-up of Group C Estádio Alto da Chela, Lubango

Semi-finals

28 January 2010
17:00
Winners of Match 22 Match 26 Winners of Match 25 Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda

28 January 2010
20:30
Winners of Match 23 Match 27 Winners of Match 24 Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela

3rd Place

30 January 2010
17:00
Losers of Match 26 Match 28 Losers of Match 27 Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela

Final

31 January 2010
17:00
Winners of Match 26 Match 29 Winners of Match 27 Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda

Scorers

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 goal
Own goals

References

External links


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