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Friday, October 14, 2011

2012 African Cup of Nations: Official seeding for the final draw

The draw will take place on October 29th.

See the official seeding: CAFOnline.com (PDF file).

Pot 1: Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire
Pot 2: Angola, Tunisia, Zambia, Guinea
Pot 3: Mali, Senegal, Morocco, Burkina Faso
Pot 4: Sudan, Libya, Botswana, Niger

Here's the full table, including the teams that failed to qualify:

Egypt (1st with 42 points), Cameroon (3rd - 18), Nigeria (5th - 16) and Algeria (9th - 9points) are the biggest missing names.

Team         ACN'06 ACN'08 ACN'10 Total Pts Goals
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 1 Egypt             7      7      7    42
 2 Ghana             1      3      5    22
 3 Cameroon          2      5      2    18
 4 Côte d'Ivoire     5      3      2    17
 5 Nigeria           3      2      3    16
 6 Angola            1      2      2    11
 7 Tunisia           2      2      1     9   15
 8 Zambia            1      1      2     9   12
 9 Algeria           0      0      3     9    7
10 Guinea            2      2      0     6
11 Mali              0      1      1     5    8  (8-9)
12 Senegal           3      1      0     5    8  (11-14)
13 Benin             0      1      1     5    1
14 Togo              1      0      1     4
15 Morocco           1      1      0     3    5
16 Gabon             0      0      1     3    4
17 Malawi            0      0      1     3    3
18 South Africa      1      1      0     3    2
19 Burkina Faso      0      0      1     3    1  (0-1)
20 Mozambique        0      0      1     3    1  (2-7)
21 Congo DR          2      0      0     2    4
22 Namibia           0      1      0     2    1
23 Sudan             0      1      0     2    0
24 Zimbabwe          1      0      0     1    3
25 Libya             1      0      0     1    1

13 comments:

  1. Those playoffs to qualify for the 2013 ACON are going to be messy indeed...

    Luck will be a huge factor.

    2012 and 2013 may both see an underdog turn into the top dog. The top dog, Egypt, has already been kicked around and sent packing with it's tail tucked between it's legs. Several other big dogs have followed, and I think we're far from done with that...

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  2. never thoght id see Nigeria, S. Africa, Cameroon & Egypt miss out on a 16 team African championship, Wow!

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  3. South Africa failed to qualify for the last one. And first World Cup host to go out in the group stage. They don't belong in that list. They're nothing special.

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  4. But maybe you can add Algeria. Actually qualified for the World Cup, and a semi finalist last ACON.

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  5. If I worked at CAF, I'd add some small bonus for WC'06 and WC'10 achievements as well (like 1pt for GS, 2 points for R2 and so on)

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  6. its a big lose for africa cup that egypt wont be in 2012

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  7. When you look back at ACON'06, 08, 10 the best games played included Egypt. They played the most skillful and inventive football, so I agree 2012 ACON will be a much poorer competetion without them. Ivory Coast, Ghana and Morocco have the chance to shine.

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  8. Why? Egypt finished dead last in their qualifying group, eliminated with 2 games to go. They couldn't make it to the World Cup either. Why would they suddenly have turned back into a good team? It doesn't matter what their name is, they were found badly wanting.

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  9. I disagree, you are judging without looking at the circumstances and how their games went. They had more than half of their team injured, then lacked games because of the revolution and had few (poor) decisions go against them at crucial moments. Come 2012 they will have built a new generation team and maintain their position as a leading African football nation; the pedigree is there and all nations have a poor period without exception.

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  10. If I were at CAF I would make some changes in the draw procedures for the ACN 2013 play-offs. More on this next week though.

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  11. Even if Egypt did qualify they still wouldn't have performed. There is still no structure in the country and irrational team picking would've been the pinnacle downfall of their 1st round knock out in AFCON '12. Let them make a comeback in 2014. It will be a let down to not see their flair that they displayed 2 years ago but whats done is done. Im just embarrassed about South Africa and their negligence. I would've liked to see my home country play but frankly I don't think they deserve it.

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  12. Egypt have however qualified for the Olympics. Gabon and Morocco will join them. Senegal await the 4th best team from Asia, who they will meet in a playoff.

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