The Ultimate Africa Cup of Nations Quiz

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What is the Africa Cup of Nations?

When was the Africa Cup of Nations first held?

Which country was disqualified from the Africa Cup of Nations due to apartheid policies?

When was the number of participants in the final tournament expanded to 24 teams?

Which country is the most successful nation in the Africa Cup of Nations?

When was the tournament format switched to being held in odd-numbered years?

Which team won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations?

What was the prize money for the winning team in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations?

How many trophies have been awarded to the winners of the Africa Cup of Nations?

Summary

Africa Cup of Nations Football Tournament Summary

  • The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) is the main international men's association football competition in Africa, sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

  • It was first held in 1957 with only three participating nations: Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia.

  • South Africa was disqualified due to the apartheid policies of the government then in power.

  • The tournament has expanded greatly, making it necessary to hold a qualifying tournament.

  • The number of participants in the final tournament reached 16 in 1998 and on 20 July 2017, it was expanded to 24 teams.

  • Egypt is the most successful nation in the cup's history, winning the tournament seven times.

  • The tournament format was switched to being held in odd-numbered years in 2013 so as not to interfere with the FIFA World Cup.

  • Cameroon won the competition twice in 1984 and 1988 and lost once on penalties against Egypt in the 1986 edition.

  • Egypt set a new record in the 2010 tournament by winning its third consecutive title in an unprecedented achievement on the African level.

  • The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations was scheduled to be held in Morocco, but it was moved to Equatorial Guinea due to the Ebola outbreak.

  • The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations was expanded to 24 teams with Algeria winning the tournament.2021 Africa Cup of Nations final: Senegal wins first-ever title, prize money announced

  • Senegal won the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament by beating Egypt in the final.

  • The prize money for the winning team has been increased from $4.5 million to $5 million.

  • The second-best team will receive $2.75 million.

  • The tournament was held in Cameroon.

  • The tournament was held in two phases: a qualification phase and a final tournament.

  • The final tournament consisted of 24 teams drawn into six groups of four teams each.

  • The top two teams and the four best third-placed teams advanced to the round of 16.

  • The winners advanced to the quarter-finals, the winners of which advanced to the semi-finals.

  • The losers of the semi-finals played in a third place play-off, while winners of the semi-finals played in the final.

  • Three trophies have been awarded to the winners of the competition throughout its history.

  • Cameroon won the Unity Cup indefinitely after they became three-time champions in 2000.

  • The third trophy, a gold-plated cup designed and made in Italy, was revealed in 2001.

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Think you know everything there is to know about the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament? Test your knowledge with our quiz! From the tournament's history to recent winners, this quiz covers it all. Challenge yourself and see how much you really know about one of the most exciting football tournaments in Africa.

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