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Ivory Coast will host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2023



Côte d'Ivoire agrees with the Confederations of African Football (CAF) to host 2023 African Nations Cup after opposing the appointment for 2 years, BBC Sport reports.

Although Côte d'Ivoire initially disputes this by filing the case up Arbitration Court of Sport, this rating makes the way to Cameroon to host the tournament in 2021, after being able to host this year's Nations Cup, due to delays in preparations.


The deal between the CAF and Ivory Coast was concluded after a meeting between them Ahmad Ahmad, President of the CAF, President of Ivorian Alasan Outara and Football Federation of Iwure (FIF) officials Tuesday, IOL adds.

Guinea was originally scheduled for 2023, when the original schedule was announced in 2014, but is now set to host the tournament in 2025.

This year's Nations Cup left on June 21 in Egypt and will last until July 19. The Egyptian organizers started the tournament's start one week to give players more time to recover after the holy month of Ramadan.

The African Nations Cup in 2019 will be the first year in which 24 teams will compete for a golden trophy, including Madagascar and Mauritania that debut their tournament. Other countries participating in the competition are Egypt, Senegal, Nigeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, Ghana, Mali and Uganda.


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