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Africa Cup of Nations 2023 Round of 16 football.



This Africa Cup of Nations has had one of the greatest upsets like Ghana being eliminated without seeing the round of 16. Some of the known giants like Egypt and Senegal qualified.

Teams that have qualified for the Round of 16.

Equatorial Guinea,


Ivory Coast

Cape Verde






Burkina Faso



South Africa



DR Congo

AFCON knockout stage schedule and fixtures

Round of 16 fixtures

DateTime (ET)Match
January 2712 p.m.Angola vs. Namibia
January 273 p.m.Nigeria vs. Cameroon
January 2812 p.m.Equatorial Guinea vs. Guinea
January 283 p.m.Egypt vs. DR Congo
January 2912 p.m.Cape Verde vs. Mauritania
January 293 p.m.Senegal vs. Ivory Coast
January 3012 p.m.Mali vs. Burkina Faso
January 303 p.m.Morocco vs. South Africa


February 2Round of 16 winner 1 vs. Round of 16 winner 1
February 2Round of 16 winner 3 vs. Round of 16 winner 4
February 3Round of 16 winner 5 vs. Round of 16 winner 6
February 3Round of 16 winner 7 vs. Round of 16 winner 8

Semifinals and third-place playoff

The semifinals will both take place on February 7.

The third-place playoff, between the two losing semifinalists, will be held on February 10.


The tournament concludes with the final in Abidjan on February 11.

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Jurgen Klopp to leave Liverpool after almost 9 years



Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager since 2015, has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

In a shocking video posted on the team’s Instagram page, Klopp let his fans know that he was “running out of energy”.

“I love absolutely everything about this club, I love everything about the city, I love everything about our supporters, I love the team. I love the staff. I love everything. But that I still take this decision shows you that I am convinced it is the one I have to take”, Klopp intimated in the interview.

Fans flooded the comment section to express their shock and extend their gratitude to him.

LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers forward and minority owner of Liverpool, took to X to thank Klopp.

“You are one helluva manager and you’ll never be forgotten and more importantly YOU’LL NEVER WALK ALONE!! The Reds will miss you!!”

Addressing fans and teammates, team captain, Virgil Van Dijk, said, “Let’s make the rest of the season a special one so he (Klopp) can have the farewell that he definitely deserves.”

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Here is The Africa Cup of Nations Fixtures 2024!



Here’s a breakdown of the fixtures for the competing AFCON groups.

Group A

On January 13th, Ivory Coast faces Nigeria; on the 18th Ivory Coast faces Equatorial Guinea; and on the 22th, Ivory Coast faces Guinea-Bissau. On January 14, Nigeria plays Equatorial Guinea. Then, Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea Bissau on January 18. On January 22, Guinea Bissau will play against Nigeria.

Group B

Egypt plays Mozambique and Ghana plays Cape Verde on January 14. Egypt faces Ghana on the 18th and Cape Verde faces Morocco on the 19th in the second group game. On the 22nd, Cape Verde plays Egypt and Mozambique plays Ghana.

Group C

For this group, on January 15, Senegal will play Gamba. On January 19, Senegal vs Cameroon takes place, and Senegal vs Guinea happens on January 23, 2024. Also, Cameroon will play Guinea on January 15. On January 19, Guinea vs Gambia takes place, and Gambia vs Cameroon on January 23.

Group D

For Group D, Algeria will face Angola on January 15, 2024, and Burkina Faso will play Mauritania on the 16th. On January 20, Algeria plays Burkina Faso, then Mauritania vs Angola. On January 23, 2024, Angola and Mauritania will play Burkina Faso and Algeria, respectively.

Group E

For AFCON Group E, Tunisia plays Namibia on January 16, Mali on January 20, and South Africa on January 24. On January 16, Mali will play South Africa. South Africa and Mali play Namibia on January 21 and 24, respectively.

Group F

For Group F, Morocco vs Tanzania takes place on the 17, alongside DR Congo vs Zambia. On January 21, Morocco will play against DR Congo, then Zambia against Tanzania. On the 24th, Zambia vs Morocco and Tanzania vs DR Congo occur.

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Where will The next African Cup of Nations be held?

The AFCON scheduled for 2027 will be hosted by Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. It’s a unique opportunity for these nations to raise both their profiles and tourist dollars.

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From Europe to Arabia: Soccer’s Shifting Sway



This summer, Saudi Arabia is bringing in some of the most talented players in world football, with many players joining from major European leagues. The moves made by former Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo and former Real Madrid attacker Karim Benzema could mark the beginning of a new era in the Saudi league. However, a major unanswered question remains: why are Saudi leagues signing numerous top players from European leagues?

Sports analysts argue that the nation’s economy needs diversification as it heavily relies on oil sales for revenue. To achieve this, the nation’s sovereign wealth investment fund, the PIF, is being utilized. There is a particular interest in expanding the sports industry, including the football league, to develop a thriving leisure and entertainment sector. Saudi Arabia aims to capitalize on the significant interest in football among its population, which consists of 70% of individuals under the age of 40.

According to Sky Sports, Saudi Arabia had the most dedicated supporters at the Qatar World Cup last year, and their team even defeated the eventual winners, Argentina, in the group stages. Football enjoys immense popularity in Saudi Arabia, and investing in the sport is seen as a means to boost tourism.

Some notable names that have joined the Saudi leagues include Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, N’Golo Kanté from Chelsea, RúbenNeves from Wolverhampton Wanderers, Roberto Firmino from Liverpool, Edouard Mendy from Chelsea, Jota from Celtic, Kalidou Koulibaly from Chelsea, Marcelo Brozović from Inter Milan, and Sergej Milinković-Savić from Lazio. The transfer activity is expected to continue until the summer transfer window is closed.

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