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2010 Africa Cup of Nations

2010 Africa Cup of Nations
Taça de África das Nações de 2010
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Africa Cup of Nations 2010 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Angola
Dates 10–31 January
Teams 15 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions 23x15px Egypt (7th title)
Runners-up 23x15px Ghana
Third place 23x15px Nigeria
Fourth place 23x15px Algeria
Tournament statistics
Matches played 29
Goals scored 71 (2.45 per match)
Attendance 543,500 (18,741 per match)
Top scorer(s) 23x15px Gedo (5 goals)
Best player 23x15px Ahmed Hassan
2008
2012

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

In the tournament, the hosts Angola were to be joined by 15 nations who 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. A total of 29 games were played, instead of the scheduled 32 games. Egypt won the tournament, their seventh ACN title and an unprecedented third in a row, beating Ghana 1–0 in the final.[3]

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.

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

File:African Cup of Nations 2010.png
A map of Africa showing the qualified nations, highlighted by stage reached.

Venues

Luanda Cabinda
Estádio 11 de Novembro Estádio Nacional do Chiazi
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Capacity: 50,000 Capacity: 20,000
Benguela Lubango
Estádio Nacional de Ombaka Estádio Nacional da Tundavala
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Capacity: 35,000 Capacity: 20,000

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.[citation needed]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

23x15px Angola
23x15px Egypt
23x15px Cameroon
23x15px Ivory Coast

23x15px Ghana
23x15px Nigeria
23x15px Tunisia
23x15px Mali

23x15px Zambia
23x15px Benin
23x15px Algeria
23x15px Togo (withdrew)

23x15px Burkina Faso
23x15px Mozambique
23x15px Gabon
23x15px Malawi

Match officials

The following referees were chosen for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations.

Referees Assistant Referees

23x15px Mohamed Benouza
23x15px Hélder Martins de Carvalho
23x15px Coffi Codjia
23x15px Noumandiez Doue
23x15px Essam Abd El Fatah
23x15px Koman Coulibaly
23x15px Rajindraparsad Seechurn
23x15px Khalil Al Ghamdi
23x15px Badara Diatta
23x15px Eddy Maillet
23x15px Daniel Bennett
23x15px Jerome Damon
23x15px Khalid Abdel Rahman
23x15px Kokou Djaoupe
23x15px Kacem Bennaceur
23x15px Muhmed Ssegonga

23x15px Inácio Manuel Candido
23x15px Desire Gahungu
23x15px Evarist Menkouande
23x15px Nasser Sadek Abdel Nabi
23x15px Angesom Ogbamariam
23x15px Ayuba Haruna
Template:Country data IRN Hassan Kamranifar
23x15px Fooad El Maghrabi
23x15px Moffat Champiti
23x15px Redouane Achik
23x15px Peter Edibe
23x15px Mohammed Al Ghamdi
23x15px Enock Molefe
23x15px Celestin Ntagungira
23x15px Bechir Hassani
23x15px Kenneth Chichenga

Squads

Group stage

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:[5]

  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.

All times given as local time (UTC+1)

Key to colours in group tables
Group winners and runners-up advance to the quarter-finals

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Angola 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
23x15px Algeria 3 1 1 1 1 3 −2 4
23x15px Mali 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4
23x15px Malawi 3 1 0 2 4 5 −1 3

10 January 2010
20:00
Angola 23x15px 4–4 23x15px Mali
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'





Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Ivory Coast 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
23x15px Ghana 2 1 0 1 2 3 −1 3
23x15px Burkina Faso 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1 1
23x15px Togo withdrew, officially disqualified

11 January 2010
19:30
Ghana 23x15px Cancelled 23x15px Togo




Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
23x15px Egypt 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
23x15px Nigeria 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 6
23x15px Benin 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
23x15px Mozambique 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1





Group D

  • The tie-breaking criteria for teams level on points consider only the results of matches between those teams (in this case, this excludes their results against Tunisia). This is shown in the sub-table above. All three teams were level on points and goal difference, and were ranked based on goals scored: Zambia 4, Cameroon 3, Gabon 2.


17 January 2010
17:00
Gabon 23x15px 0–0 23x15px Tunisia
Report[dead link]
Estádio Alto da Chela, Lubango
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)



Knockout phase

All times given as local time (UTC+1)

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Quarter-finals

24 January 2010
17:00
Angola 23x15px 0–1 23x15px Ghana
Report[dead link] Gyan Goal 15'


25 January 2010
17:00
Egypt 23x15px 3–1 (a.e.t.) 23x15px Cameroon
Hassan Goal 37'104'
Gedo Goal 92'
Report[dead link] Emana Goal 25'

Semi-finals


Third Place Play-off

Final

31 January 2010
17:00
Ghana 23x15px 0–1 23x15px Egypt
Report[dead link] Gedo Goal 85'
Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda
Attendance: 50,000
Referee: Koman Coulibaly (Mali)

Awards

Best XI

The following players were selected as the best in their respective positions, based on their performances throughout the tournament. Their performances were analysed by the tournament's Technical Study Group (TSG), who picked the team.[8]

Goalkeepers Defenders Midfielders Forwards

23x15px Essam El-Hadary

23x15px Madjid Bougherra
23x15px Wael Gomaa
23x15px Mabiná

23x15px Ahmed Fathy
23x15px Peter Odemwingie
23x15px Alexandre Song
23x15px Ahmed Hassan

23x15px Asamoah Gyan
23x15px Mohamed Zidan
23x15px Flávio

Substitutes

Goalscorers

Goals scored per nation

*** indicates the team played only two matches in the group stage, due to the Togo national football team attack.

Scoring

*** indicates the team played only two matches in the group stage, due to the Togo national football team attack.

Mascot

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Palanquinha, the mascot of the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations

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

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.

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 Améleté 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-Military Position (FLEC-PM) claimed responsibility for the attack. The Togolese team withdrew from the competition the following day. The players initially decided to compete to commemorate the victims in this way, but were immediately ordered to return by the Togolese government.[9]

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.

On 30 January 2010, CAF banned Togo from participating in the next two Africa Cup of Nations tournaments and fined the team $50,000 due to "government involvement in the withdrawal from the tournament". Togo were unable to compete until the 2015 tournament, but that ban was lifted on 14 May 2010 by a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport.[10][not in citation given]

References

  1. ^ "Angola to host 2010 Nations Cup". BBC Sport. 4 September 2006. Retrieved 27 September 2006. 
  2. ^ "Camino a la Copa Africana de Naciones Angola 2010". Fox Sport. 20 February 2009. Retrieved 30 January 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Ghana 0–1 Egypt". BBC Sport. 31 January 2010. Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 31 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Angola 2010 – Fixture, stadiums and list of champions". Periodismo de fútbol internacional. Retrieved 30 January 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Regulations of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations Angola 2010, art. 72, p. 29" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  6. ^ "Togo officially disqualified from Africa Cup of Nations". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). 11 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Orange CAN 2010 awards". cafonline.com (Confederation of African Football). 31 January 2010. Retrieved 6 January 2011. 
  8. ^ "CAF Releases top 11 of Orange CAN". cafonline.com (Confederation of African Football). 31 January 2010. Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Togo head home as Africa Cup of Nations gets under way". BBC Sport. 10 January 2010. Archived from the original on 14 January 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Togo handed two-tournament Nations Cup suspension". ESPN Soccernet. 30 January 2010. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010. 

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