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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Afcon 2013: Fixtures & Results

2013 Africa Cup of Nations

The draw
Group A: South Africa, Morocco, Cape Verde, Angola
Group B: Ghana, Mali, Niger, DR Congo
Group C: Zambia, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Nigeria
Group D: Ivory Coast, Togo, Algeria, Tunisia

(Venues in brackets, time in Central African Time)

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Defending African champions Zambia
Fixtures
Group A
19 January
South Africa 0-0 Cape Verde
Angola 0-0 Morocco

23 January
South Africa 2-0 Angola
Morocco 1-1 Cape Verde

27 January
South Africa 2-2 Morocco  
Cape Verde 2-1 Angola
(South Africa and Cape Verde advance)

Group B
20 January
Ghana 2-2 DR Congo
Mali 1-0 Niger

24 January
Ghana 1-0 Mali 
Niger 0-0 DR Congo

28 January
Ghana 3-0 Niger
DR Congo 1-1 Mali
(Ghana and Mali advance)

Group C
21 January
Zambia 1-1 Ethiopia
Nigeria 1-1 Burkina Faso

25 January
Zambia 1-1 Nigeria 
Burkina Faso 4-0 Ethiopia 

29 January
Zambia 0-0 Burkina Faso
Ethiopia 0-2 Nigeria
(Burkina Faso and Nigeria advance)

Group D
22 January
Ivory Coast 2-1 Togo
Tunisia 1-0 Algeria

26 January
Ivory Coast 3-0 Tunisia
Algeria 0-2 Togo

30 January
Ivory Coast 2-2 Algeria
Togo 1-1 Tunisia
(Ivory Coast and Togo advance)

Desperate for glory
The Super Eagles of Nigeria...
Quarter-finals
2 February
Port Elizabeth
(1) Ghana 2-0 Cape Verde
Durban
(2) South Africa 1-1 Mali (Mali wins 3-1 on penalties)

3 February
Rustenburg
(3) Ivory Coast 1-2 Nigeria
Nelspruit
(4) Burkina Faso 1-0 Togo (after extra-time)

Semi-finals
6 February
Durban
Mali 1-4 Nigeria

Nelspruit
Burkina Faso 1-1 Ghana (Burkina Faso wins 3-2 on penalties)

Third place
9 February
Port Elizabeth
Ghana 1-3 Mali

Final
10 February
Johannesburg
Nigeria 1-0 Burkina Faso
Nigeria champions

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