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2006 Africa Cup of Nations

2006 Africa Cup of Nations
كأس أمم أفريقيا 2006
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Africa Cup of Nations 2006 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Egypt
Dates 20 January – 10 February
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Egypt (5th title)
Runners-up 23x15px Ivory Coast
Third place 23x15px Nigeria
Fourth place 23x15px Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 73 (2.28 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px Samuel Eto'o (5 goals)
Best player 23x15px Ahmed Hassan
All statistics correct as of 21 January 2008.

The 2006 Africa Cup of Nations was the 25th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa. It was hosted by Egypt. Just like in 2004, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Egypt won its fifth championship, beating Cote d'Ivoire in the final 4−2 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.

Qualification

For the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, qualification was done through the CAF's qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Whereas only the winner of each group qualified for the World Cup, the top 3 finishers in each of the five qualification groups gained entry into the Africa Cup of Nations. The exception was qualification group 3, which contained hosts Egypt. Since Egypt qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations automatically as the hosts, the final berth was instead awarded to the fourth-place finishers, Libya.

2006 also marked the first time that the defending champion did not automatically qualify for the finals. Tunisia, 2004's champion, qualified for the Cup of Nations by winning their group in the qualification process.

Participating teams

Squads

For more details on this topic, see 2006 Africa Cup of Nations squads.

Venues

Cairo Cairo
Cairo International Stadium Cairo Military Academy Stadium
Capacity: 74,100 Capacity: 25,500
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Alexandria Port Said Alexandria Ismailia
Harras El-Hedoud Stadium Port Said Stadium Alexandria Stadium Ismailia Stadium
Capacity: 21,650 Capacity: 24,060 Capacity: 19,676 Capacity: 16,606
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Croconile, the championship's official mascot

Group stage

Teams highlighted in green progress to the quarter-finals.

All times local: EET (UTC+2)

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Egypt 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
23x15px Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
23x15px Morocco 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
23x15px Libya 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1





Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Cameroon 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
23x15px DR Congo 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
23x15px Angola 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
23x15px Togo 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0





Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Guinea 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
23x15px Tunisia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
23x15px Zambia 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
23x15px South Africa 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0





Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Nigeria 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
23x15px Senegal 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
23x15px Ghana 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
23x15px Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3





Knockout stage

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Quarter-finals

3 February 2006
15:00
Guinea 23x15px 2–3 23x15px Senegal
Diawara Goal 24'
Feindouno Goal 90+5'
Diop Goal 61'
Niang Goal 83'
H. Camara Goal 90+3'

3 February 2006
19:00
Egypt 23x15px 4–1 23x15px DR Congo
A. Hassan Goal 33'89' (pen.)
H. Hassan Goal 39'
Moteab Goal 57'
El-Saqqa Goal 45+2' (o.g.)
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Modou Sowe (Gambia)


4 February 2006
19:00
Cameroon 23x15px 1–1 (a.e.t.) 23x15px Ivory Coast
Meyong Ze Goal 95' B. Koné Goal 92'

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Semi-finals

7 February 2006
19:00
Egypt 23x15px 2–1 23x15px Senegal
A. Hassan Goal 37' (pen.)
Zaki Goal 81'
Niang Goal 52'

Third-place match

9 February 2006
18:00
Senegal 23x15px 0–1 23x15px Nigeria
Lawal Goal 79'

Final

Winners

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Fifth title
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Scorers

5 goals
4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goal

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

See also

External links