2006 Africa Cup of Nations Final

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2006 Africa Cup of Nations Final
Crowd in Cairo Stadium.jpg
Event2006 Africa Cup of Nations
4–2 (penalties)
Date10 February 2006
VenueCairo International Stadium, Cairo
RefereeMourad Daami (Tunisia)
16 °C (61 °F)[1]

The 2006 Africa Cup of Nations Final was a football match that took place on 10 February 2006 at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, to determine the winner of the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Egypt won the title for the fifth time by beating Ivory Coast 4–2 on penalties.[2][3]

Egypt were 32nd in the FIFA World Rankings (5th among African nations), while Ivory Coast were ranked 42nd (7th among African nations).[4]

Match details[edit]


Ivory Coast
GK 1 Essam El-Hadary
CB 4 Ibrahim Said Substituted off 113'
CB 5 Abdel-Zaher El-Saqua
CB 20 Wael Gomaa Substituted off 21'
RWB 12 Mohamed Barakat
CM 11 Mohamed Shawky
CM 17 Ahmed Hassan (c)
LWB 3 Mohamed Abdelwahab
AM 22 Mohamed Aboutrika
FW 10 Emad Moteab Substituted off 81'
FW 19 Amr Zaki
CB 7 Ahmed Fathi Substituted in 21'
CM 6 Hassan Mostafa Substituted in 81'
FW 14 Abdel Halim Ali Substituted in 113'
Hassan Shehata
GK 1 Jean-Jacques Tizié Yellow card
DF 3 Arthur Boka
DF 4 Kolo Touré
DF 6 Blaise Kouassi Yellow card
DF 19 Yaya Touré Substituted off 91'
DF 21 Emmanuel Eboué Yellow card
MF 2 Kanga Akalé Yellow card Substituted off 60'
MF 5 Didier Zokora
MF 7 Emerse Faé
FW 9 Arouna Koné
FW 11 Didier Drogba (c)
FW 8 Bonaventure Kalou Substituted in 60'
FW 14 Bakari Koné Substituted in 91'
France Henri Michel
Assistant referees:
Celestin Ntagungira (Rwanda)
Ibrahim Djezzar (Algeria)


  1. ^ "Weather History for Cairo, Egypt". Wunderground. 10 February 2006. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Spot-on Egypt are African champions for record fifth time". Guardian UK. 11 February 2006. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Egypt win Cup after penalty drama". BBC Sport. 11 February 2006. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Men's Ranking, 18 January 2006". FIFA.com. FIFA. 18 January 2006. Retrieved 9 February 2015.