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CAN 2021 is postponed by one year (official)
The 2021 edition of the African Cup of Nations has been postponed by one year. It will start in January 2022. Initially scheduled between January 9 and February 6, CAN 2021 will finally be postponed for one year. This edition will take place at the same period, in 2022 . A outcome comparable to all the major continental tournaments - Euro, Copa America - postponed following the Covid-19 epidemic.
The Africa Cup has been postponed for one year due to the coronavirus pandemic and is now to be held in Cameroon in January 2022, the African football confederation CAF announced.
The tournament was originally scheduled to run from January 9 to February 6, 2021. The exact dates for the final tournament and the qualifying matches are not yet known.
The Africa Cup was only moved back to the winter months at the beginning of the year due to the better weather conditions. 2019 was still played in the summer to better harmonize with the schedule of the major European leagues. The previous tournament in Egypt, in which 24 teams took part for the first time, had won Algeria.
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