2006 Africa Cup of Nations

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2006 Africa Cup of Nations
كأس الأمم الأفريقية 2006
Africa Cup of Nations 2006 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Egypt
Dates 20 January – 10 February
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Egypt (5th title)
Runners-up  Ivory Coast
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 73 (2.28 per match)
Top scorer(s) Cameroon Samuel Eto'o (5 goals)
Best player Egypt Ahmed Hassan
Tunisia 2004
Ghana 2008

The 2006 Africa Cup of Nations was the 25th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa. It was hosted by Egypt. Just like in 2004, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Egypt won its fifth championship, beating Cote d'Ivoire in the final 4−2 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.

Qualification[edit]

For the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, qualification was done through the CAF's qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Whereas only the winner of each group qualified for the World Cup, the top 3 finishers in each of the five qualification groups gained entry into the Africa Cup of Nations. The exception was qualification group 3, which contained hosts Egypt. Since Egypt qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations automatically as the hosts, the final berth was instead awarded to the fourth-place finishers, Libya.

2006 also marked the first time that the defending champion did not automatically qualify for the finals. Tunisia, 2004's champion, qualified for the Cup of Nations by winning their group in the qualification process.

Participating teams[edit]

Participating nations

Squads[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 2006 Africa Cup of Nations squads.

Venues[edit]

Cairo Cairo
Cairo International Stadium Cairo Military Academy Stadium
Capacity: 74,100 Capacity: 25,500
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Alexandria Port Said Alexandria Ismailia
Harras El-Hedoud Stadium Port Said Stadium Alexandria Stadium Ismailia Stadium
Capacity: 21,650 Capacity: 24,060 Capacity: 19,676 Capacity: 16,606
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Croconile, the championship's official mascot

Group stage[edit]

Teams highlighted in green progress to the quarter-finals.

All times local: EET (UTC+2)

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
 Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 Morocco 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
 Libya 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
20 January 2006
19:00
Egypt  3–0  Libya
Mido Goal 18'
Aboutreika Goal 22'
A. Hassan Goal 78'

21 January 2006
14:00
Morocco  0–1  Ivory Coast
Drogba Goal 39'

24 January 2006
17:15
Libya  1–2  Ivory Coast
Kames Goal 42' Drogba Goal 10'
Yaya Touré Goal 74'

24 January 2006
20:00
Egypt  0–0  Morocco

28 January 2006
19:00
Egypt  3–1  Ivory Coast
Motaeb Goal 8'69'
Aboutreika Goal 61'
A. Koné Goal 43'

28 January 2006
19:00
Libya  0–0  Morocco

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 DR Congo 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Angola 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Togo 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
21 January 2006
17:15
Cameroon  3–1  Angola
Eto'o Goal 20'39'78' Flávio Goal 31' (pen.)

21 January 2006
20:00
Togo  0–2  DR Congo
Mputu Goal 45'
LuaLua Goal 64'

25 January 2006
17:15
Angola  0–0  DR Congo

25 January 2006
20:00
Cameroon  2–0  Togo
Eto'o Goal 68'
Meyong Ze Goal 85'

29 January 2006
19:00
Angola  3–2  Togo
Flávio Goal 9'38'
Maurito Goal 86'
Kader Goal 24'
Cherif Touré Goal 67'

29 January 2006
19:00
Cameroon  2–0  DR Congo
Geremi Goal 31'
Eto'o Goal 33'

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Guinea 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 Tunisia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
 Zambia 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
 South Africa 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
22 January 2006
17:15
Tunisia  4−1  Zambia
dos Santos Goal 35'82'90+3'
Bouazizi Goal 53'
Chamanga Goal 9'

22 January 2006
20:00
South Africa  0–2  Guinea
S. Bangoura Goal 78'
O. Bangoura Goal 88'

26 January 2006
17:15
Zambia  1–2  Guinea
Tana Goal 33' Feindouno Goal 73' (pen.)90+1'

26 January 2006
20:00
Tunisia  2–0  South Africa
dos Santos Goal 32'
Ben Achour Goal 58'

30 January 2006
19:00
Tunisia  0–3  Guinea
O. Bangoura Goal 16'
Feindouno Goal 70'
Diawara Goal 90+1'

30 January 2006
19:00
Zambia  1–0  South Africa
C. Katongo Goal 75'

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
 Senegal 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
 Ghana 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
 Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
23 January 2006
17:15
Nigeria  1–0  Ghana
Taiwo Goal 85'

23 January 2006
20:00
Zimbabwe  0–2  Senegal
H. Camara Goal 59'
Ba Goal 80'

27 January 2006
17:15
Ghana  1–0  Senegal
Amoah Goal 13'

27 January 2006
20:00
Nigeria  2–0  Zimbabwe
Obodo Goal 57'
Mikel Goal 60'

31 January 2006
19:00
Nigeria  2–1  Senegal
Martins Goal 79'88' S. Camara Goal 58'

31 January 2006
19:00
Ghana  1–2  Zimbabwe
Adamu Goal 90+2' Ahmed Goal 60' (o.g.)
Benjani Goal 68'

Knockout stage[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
3 February – Cairo        
  Egypt  4
7 February – Cairo
  DR Congo  1  
  Egypt  2
3 February – Alexandria
    Senegal  1  
  Guinea  2
10 February – Cairo
  Senegal  3  
  Egypt (p)  0 (4)
4 February – Cairo
    Ivory Coast  0 (2)
  Cameroon  1 (11)
7 February – Alexandria
  Ivory Coast (p)  1 (12)  
  Ivory Coast  1 Third place
4 February – Port Said
    Nigeria  0  
  Nigeria (p)  1 (6)   Senegal  0
  Tunisia  1 (5)     Nigeria  1
9 February – Cairo

Quarter-finals[edit]

3 February 2006
15:00
Guinea  2–3  Senegal
Diawara Goal 24'
Feindouno Goal 90+5'
Diop Goal 61'
Niang Goal 83'
H. Camara Goal 90+3'
Harras El-Hedoud Stadium, Alexandria
Attendance: 17,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

3 February 2006
19:00
Egypt  4–1  DR Congo
A. Hassan Goal 33'89' (pen.)
H. Hassan Goal 39'
Moteab Goal 57'
El-Saqqa Goal 45+2' (o.g.)
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Modou Sowe (Gambia)


Semi-finals[edit]

7 February 2006
19:00
Egypt  2–1  Senegal
A. Hassan Goal 37' (pen.)
Zaki Goal 81'
Niang Goal 52'

7 February 2006
15:00
Nigeria  0–1  Ivory Coast
Drogba Goal 47'

Third-place match[edit]

9 February 2006
18:00
Senegal  0–1  Nigeria
Lawal Goal 79'

Final[edit]

Winners[edit]

 2006 Africa Cup of Nations Winners 

Egypt
Fifth title

Scorers[edit]

5 goals
4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

CAF Team of the Tournament[edit]

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

See also[edit]

External links[edit]