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SUMMARY OF AFCON 2019  


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The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations was the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. The tournament was hosted by the North African country  Egypt. The competition was held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January/February to June/July for the first time. It was also the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24.

The tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted by the previous defending champions Cameroon, but was stripped of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to delays in the delivery of infrastructure, the Boko Haram insurgency and the Anglophone Crisis. On 8 January 2019, Egypt was chosen by the CAF Executive Committee as the host nation of the competition. 

Cameroon were the defending champions, but were eliminated in the round of 16 by Nigeria. The hosts Egypt were also eliminated at the same stage after losing to South Africa.

Algeria defeated Senegal 1–0 in the final, winning their second title and first since 1990, while Nigeria came third after beating Tunisia 1–0 in their third-place play-off match.

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