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What is the Africa Cup of Nations?

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is the leading international men’s football tournament in the continent of Africa. It started in 1957. From a small competition that featured only three teams in the inaugural edition, AFCON has become the biggest football event in Africa and now has 24 countries in the main draw and 52 in the qualifiers.

Who hosted the African Cup of Nations in 1990?

In 1990, the 1990 African Cup of Nations was the 17th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Algeria. Just like in 1988, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four.

What is the Africa Cup of Nations trophy made of?

Throughout the history of the Africa Cup of Nations, three different trophies have been awarded to the winners of the competition. The original trophy, made of silver, was the Abdelaziz Abdallah Salem Trophy, named after the first CAF president, Egyptian Abdelaziz Abdallah Salem.

Which country has won the African Cup three times in a row?

Egypt became the first African nation to win three consecutive cups and joined Mexico, Argentina, and Iran who also won their continent cup three times in a row.

How often is the African Cup of Nations held?

Africa Cup of Nations. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and was first held in 1957. Since 1968, it has been held every two years. The title holders at the time of a FIFA Confederations Cup qualify for that competition.

What is the CAF Africa Cup of Nations?

The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN (French: Coupe dAfrique des Nations), also referred to as AFCON, or Total Africa Cup of Nations after its headline sponsor, is the main international men’s association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and was first held in 1957.

What is the abbreviation for Africa Cup of Nations?

For other uses, see Africa Cup of Nations (disambiguation). The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN ( French: Coupe dAfrique des Nations ), also referred to as AFCON, or Total Africa Cup of Nations after its headline sponsor, is the main international mens association football competition in Africa.

Who hosted the African Cup of Nations in 1990?

In 1990, the 1990 African Cup of Nations was the 17th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Algeria. Just like in 1988, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four.

What is the history of the Africa Cup of Nations Trophy?

The original trophy, made of silver, was the Abdelaziz Abdallah Salem Trophy, named after the first CAF president, Egyptian Abdelaziz Abdallah Salem. As the first winner of three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, Ghana obtained the right to permanently hold the trophy in 1978.

Which country has won the Africa Cup of Nations three times?

As the first winner of three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, Ghana obtained the right to permanently hold the trophy in 1978. The second trophy was awarded from 1980 to 2000, and was named Trophy of African Unity or African Unity Cup.

How many trophies have been awarded at the World Cup?

Three trophies have been awarded during the tournaments history, with Ghana, and Cameroon winning the first two versions to keep after each of them won a tournament three times. The current trophy was first awarded in 2002. Egypt won an unprecedented three consecutive titles in 2006, 2008, and 2010.

What is the CAF Africa Cup of Nations?

The CAF Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN (French: Coupe dAfrique des Nations), also referred to as AFCON, or Total Africa Cup of Nations after its headline sponsor, is the main international men’s association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and was first held in 1957.

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