Today’s football matches AFCON 2022: Times, TV schedule, results of matches in USA and Canada

The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is finally here and the host Cameroon started the competition on the opening day of the tournament on Sunday.

The indomitable lions who last won the tournament in 2017 will be one of 24 nations that want to succeed over Algeria as African champions. Led by Riyadh Mahrez of Manchester City and striker Baghdad Bounedjah, the Algerians had an unforgettable journey to their second AFCON crown in 2019 when they defeated Senegal in the final. The Senegalese, who are the bookmakers’ favorite to win everything, will again be expected to fight and start the game on the second day of the tournament.

Senegal has a star front line led by Liverpool Sadie Man. His club teammate Mohamed Salah is probably the biggest star of the event and will have pressure to help Egypt lead to its first AFCON championship since 2010. Ajax striker Sebastien Haller (Ivory Coast) is another suitable candidate for a star at AFCON.

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Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases attributed to omicron variants worldwide, the organizers are taking precautionary measures and the matches will take place in front of a limited crowd, with only vaccinated fans gaining entry. It is clear that there will be no delays and 11 players will be enough for any team to enter the field. Extended rosters of 28 players and five substitutes (including a sixth for overtime) are expected to help coaches navigate potential hotspots.

How to watch AFCON 2022

  • Terms: January 9 – February 6 (52 matches)
  • times: 8:00, 11:00, 14:00 ET
  • TV channels: beIN Sports, beIN Sports XTRA
  • Television in Spanish: beIN Sports in Espanol, beIN Sports XTRA in Espanol
  • Streaming: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect and other platforms

The AFCON tournament will feature beIN Sports in the US and Canada, and news will be available in English and Spanish.

The beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Espanol cable and satellite TV channels will broadcast matches, as will the free beIN Sports XTRA channel. Fans have access to everything on fuboTV, which is available to new users through a free trial.

BeIN streams are also available for Fanatiz and YouTube TV users. And because beIN XTRA is free, it is available on a number of other streaming platforms, including Roku and Pluto TV.

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Today’s matches AFCON 2022

As is customary at major football events around the world, the host country started in Group A.

Cameroon is considered the best team in its four-member group, but had a difficult initial test against rival Burkina Faso. This match will be followed by two other Group A teams that will meet at the same Stade d’Olembe in the capital Yaounde.

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The bookmakers consider Cameroon to be the overwhelming favorite in first place in Group A, with Burkina Faso being projected as the second best team in the group and battling Cape Verde for second place behind the Indomitable Lions. Ethiopia has little chance of advancing, but in a strong opening match, skeptics could turn out to be wrong.

Sunday, January 9

Wrestle time (ET) TV channels Current
Cameroon 2, Burkina Faso 1 (Group A) Highlighting
Ethiopia Cape Verde (Group A) 14 hours beIN XTRA & XTRA Espanol fuboTV

On the second day of the competition, Monday, January 10, fans will have four matches, while groups B and C will start playing all the teams.

Monday, January 10

Wrestle time (ET) TV channels Current
Senegal Zimbabwe (Group B) 8 am beIN Sports, beIN en Espanol fuboTV
Morocco vs. Ghana (Group C) 11:00 beIN XTRA & XTRA Espanol fuboTV
Guinea vs. Malawi (Group B) 11:00 – (16:00 at beIN Sports)
Comoros vs. Gabon (Group C) 14 hours beIN Sports, beIN en Espanol fuboTV

AFCON 2022 tournament format

As at other continental championships and World Cup tournaments, the African Cup of Nations begins with a group stage, followed by elimination rounds until the final.

  • Group stage: 9-20 January
  • Round 16: 23-26 January
  • Quarterfinals: 29-30 January
  • Semifinal: 2-3 February
  • Third place: February 6
  • Final: February 6

All 24 nations are divided into six groups of four nations. At the end of the group game, each with each – with three points for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss – the two best teams in each group advance to the elimination fights based on points (and tiebreaks if necessary). The remaining places in the 16th round will be filled by the top four in third place.

The predetermined elimination game will be played until the final. If any elimination match ends in a draw after 90 minutes, the teams will play 30 minutes extra time. If the draw persists, the penalty shootout will decide the team’s progress. The match for third place is the only one that would miss the overtime in the event of a draw and move straight to the shootout.

For the first time in the history of the competition, the Referee Video Assistant (VAR) will be used in all 52 matches.

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Who will win AFCON 2022?

Judging by the BetMGM odds, we could be in the next Senegal-Algeria final. The nations were given the shortest odds to win everything, and their chances were shortened only in the week before the AFCON kick-off. Senegal has a slight lead over defending champion Algeria.

Not surprisingly, some of the other traditional African powers on the list of 10 countries are most likely to win, but based on price movements, it looks as if bettors are losing Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana and Tunisia. up.

Nation BetMGM Odds
Senegal +350 (from +550)
Algeria +450 (from +600)
Ivory Coast +750 (unchanged)
Egypt +800 (from +600)
Cameroon +850 (from +800)
Morocco +850 (from +900)
Nigeria +1000 (from +800)
Mali +1600 (from +2200)
Ghana +1800 (from +1400)
Tunisia +2200 (from +1600)

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