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2017 FIFA Confederations Cup
Coupe d'Afrique des Nations 2017 '
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Cameroon won the tournament.
Tournament details
Host country Gabon
Dates 14 January – 5 February
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) 4 (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Cameroon (5th title)
Runners-up  Egypt
Third place  Burkina Faso
Fourth place  Ghana
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 66 (2.06 per match)
Top scorer(s) Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Kabananga (3)
Best player Cameroon Christian Bassogog
2015
2019

The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (also called AFCON 2017 and CAN 2017) was the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament. The tournament hosted by Gabon. It was held from 14 January to 5 February 2017.

The winner of this tournament qualified for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup tournament in Russia.

Teams

2017 ACN Qualification
     To be determined     Qualified      Failed to qualify      Withdrew, disqualified or did not enter      Not part of CAF

The draw for the qualification stage took place on 8 April 2015. The following teams have qualified for the final tournament.

Group stage

The draw took place on the 19th of October 2016 in Libreville.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 4 2 +2 5
2  Cameroon 3 1 2 0 3 2 +1 5
3  Gabon 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4  Guinea-Bissau 3 0 1 2 2 5 –3 1
14 January 2017
Gabon  1–1  Guinea-Bissau
Burkina Faso  1–1  Cameroon
18 January 2017
Gabon  1–1  Burkina Faso
Cameroon  2–1  Guinea-Bissau
22 January 2017
Cameroon  0–0  Gabon
Guinea-Bissau  0–2  Burkina Faso

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Senegal 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
2  Tunisia 3 2 0 1 6 5 +1 6
3  Algeria 3 0 2 1 5 6 –1 2
4  Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 4 8 –4 1
15 January 2017
Algeria  2–2  Zimbabwe
Tunisia  0–2  Senegal
19 January 2017
Algeria  1–2  Tunisia
Senegal  2–0  Zimbabwe
23 January 2017
Senegal  2–2  Algeria
Zimbabwe  2–4  Tunisia

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Congo DR 3 2 1 0 6 3 +3 7
2  Morocco 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 6
3  Côte d'Ivoire 3 0 2 1 2 3 –1 2
4  Togo 3 0 1 2 2 6 –4 1
16 January 2017
Côte d'Ivoire  0–0  Togo
Congo DR  1–0  Morocco
20 January 2017
Côte d'Ivoire  2–2  Congo DR
Morocco  3–1  Togo
24 January 2017
Morocco  1–0  Côte d'Ivoire
Togo  1–3  Congo DR

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1  Egypt 3 2 1 0 2 0 +2 7
2  Ghana 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
3  Mali 3 0 2 1 1 2 –1 2
4  Uganda 3 0 1 2 1 3 –2 1
17 January 2017
Ghana  1–0  Uganda
Mali  0–0  Egypt
21 January 2017
Ghana  1–0  Mali
Egypt  1–0  Uganda
25 January 2017
Egypt  1–0  Ghana
Uganda  1–1  Mali

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
       
  Burkina Faso  2
  Tunisia  0  
  Burkina Faso  1 (3)
    Egypt (pen)  1 (4)  
  Egypt  1
  Morocco  0  
  Egypt  1
    Cameroon  2
  Senegal  0 (4)
  Cameroon (pen)  0 (5)  
  Cameroon  2 Third place play-off
    Ghana  0  
  Congo DR  1   Burkina Faso  1
  Ghana  2     Ghana  0
 2017 Africa Cup of Nations 

Cameroon
5th title

Statistics

Top scorers

3 goals
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Junior Kabananga
2 goals
1 goal
Own goals
  • Algeria Aïssa Mandi (against Tunisia)
  • Guinea-Bissau Rudinilson Silva (against Burkina Faso)
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