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AFCON 2025: All You Need to Know About the Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco: Schedule and Teams
- The 2025 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Morocco
- The Atlas Lions have already qualified for that event as the hosts
- A total of 24 teams will participate in the next AFCON
The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations is done and dusted.
Ivory Coast won their third AFCON title, beating Nigeria in an epic final on Sunday night.
The 2025 Africa Cup of Nations is the next big event, with Morocco hosting the prestigious tournament.
Here's all you need to know about the next staging of the AFCON.
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Where will AFCON 2025 take place?
The 2025 Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to take place in Morocco from June to July, per Sporting News.
CAF decided to hold the event during that period to reduce scheduling conflicts with Europe's club teams and competitions.
The last time the AFCON was staged in Morocco was back in 1988. The Atlas Lions failed to reach the final that year, with Cameroon winning the championship over Nigeria.
Morocco was named AFCON 2025 host on September 27, 2023, after Guinea was stripped of its hosting rights due to inadequate preparations, per Inside the Games.
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation unveiled a list of stadiums that will host the competition in Morocco next year.
Among the venues chosen are Mohammed V Stadium in Casablanca, Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat, Ibn Batouta Stadium in Tangier, Marrakesh Stadium in Marrakesh, Adrar Stadium in Agadir, and Fez Stadium in Fez.
Teams that qualified for AFCON 2025
Only one team has qualified for next year's Africa Cup of Nations and that is host country Morocco.
The other 23 teams competing at AFCON 2025 will be determined through the qualifying rounds this year.
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The preliminary round will take place in March this year. The ensuing six matchdays will happen from September to November 2024.
Ivory Coast win third AFCON title
Sports Brief recently reported on Ivory Coast's win in the final of AFCON 2023.
The Elephants secured a dramatic come-from-behind 2-1 victory in the championship match.
Sebastian Haller sent the home fans into a frenzy, scoring the match-winner in the 81st minute.