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Angola faces Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Algeria in CAN24

The men's national football team, led by Portuguese Pedro Gonçalves, learned this Thursday night the results of the draw for the group stage of the 2024 African Cup of Nations (CAN), which will take place between January 13th and January 11th. February in Côte d'Ivoire.


Angola was part of 'Pot 4' of the draw, which dictated that the team will be placed in 'Group D' and will face Algeria, champion in 1990 and 2019, Burkina Faso, fourth in the previous edition, and Mauritania.

Cape Verde and Mozambique were placed in the same group, where they will face the finalist from the last edition, Egypt, led by the Portuguese Rui Vitória. The two teams will compete in Group B, together with two of the teams with the most continental titles: the Egyptians, winners of seven editions and who were seeded in this draw, and Ghana, African champions four times.

Guinea-Bissau was drawn in Group A, in which hosts Ivory Coast, champion in 1992 and 2015, Nigeria, coached by Portuguese José Peseiro and three times winner of the competition, and Equatorial Guinea.

Defending champion Senegal will have competition from Cameroon, third placed in CAN2021, Guinea-Conakry and Gambia, in Group C, while pool E is made up of Tunisia, Mali, South Africa and Namibia.

The Morocco team, champion in 1976 and which finished fourth in the 2022 World Cup, is part of Group F, with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and Tanzania.

The top two teams from each of the six groups qualify for the round of 16, as well as the four best third-place teams.

The 34th edition of the African Cup of Nations will take place in Côte d'Ivoire, between January 13th and February 11th, 2024.

The competition should have been held between June 23rd and July 23rd this year, but ended up being postponed until next year, due to the risk of flooding in that country – which actually occurred.


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