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Friday, September 7, 2012

2013 African Cup of Nations: Seeding for the final draw (7 September 2012)

An update of the February 2012 post.

The last three tournaments count towards the ranking (ACN 2006, ACN 2008, ACN 2010).

Points are awarded in this fashion:

7 - winner
5 - finalist
3 - semifinalists
2 - quarterfinalists
1 - teams eliminated in the group stage

Points from the most recent tournament are multiplied by 3, the next one by 2, the last one by 1.


If two or more teams have the same total, they will be ranked on the total number of points (3 for a win, 1 for a draw).


Rank - Team - ACN 2008 - ACN 2010 - ACN 2012 - Total


1 Zambia  1 2 7 26
2 Ghana  3 5 3 22
3 Côte d'Ivoire  3 2 5 22
4 Mali  1 1 3 12
5 Tunisia  2 1 2 10
6 Cameroon  5 2 0 9
7 Angola  2 2 1 9
8 Gabon  0 1 2 8
9 Nigeria  2 3 0 8
10 Sudan  1 0 2 7
11 Algeria  0 3 0 6
12 Equatorial Guinea  0 0 2 6
13 Guinea  2 0 1 5
14 Burkina Faso  0 1 1 5
15 Morocco  1 0 1 4
16 Senegal  1 0 1 4
17 Libya  0 0 1 3
18 Niger  0 0 1 3
19 Botswana  0 0 1 3
20 Malawi  0 1 0 2
21 Mozambique  0 1 0 2
22 Togo  0 1 0 2

These are the matches of the final round (7-9 September and 12-14 October 2012):

Mali - Botswana
Zimbabwe - Angola
Ghana - Malawi
Liberia - Nigeria
Zambia - Uganda
Cape Verde Islands - Cameroon
Mozambique - Morocco
Sierra Leone - Tunisia
Guinea - Niger
Sudan - Ethiopia
Libya - Algeria
Côte d'Ivoire - Senegal
Congo DR - Equatorial Guinea
Gabon - Togo
Central African Republic - Burkina Faso

The draw will take place on 26 October.

If the higher ranked teams (based on the September 2012 ranking) advance to the final tournament this is how the pots will look like:

Pot 1: South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire
Pot 2: Mali, Tunisia, Cameroon, Angola
Pot 3: Gabon, Nigeria, Sudan, Algeria
Pot 4: Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Morocco, Central African Republic

10 comments:

  1. Quick Question: Why aren't they taking Fifa Rankings like every other tournament????

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    1. Coz the FIFA rankings will be terribly skewed for a continental competition. For example Eq. Guinea hasn't played that many matches outside of Africa to be comparably ranked with say Cameroon.
      ... and I think all other confederations do the same thing for their continental competitions.

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    2. I don't know if anyone does use FIFA rankings. UEFA use their own coefficient. Asia base it on performance in the last tournament, CONCACAF simply choose the groups themselves without a draw. I'm not sure but I think CONMEBOL also choose the groups. Oceania might use FIFA.

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  2. African Union strange in the way Category:

    Algeria played last World Cup 2010
    Algeria qualified for the semi-finals of the 2010 Africa Cup
    Algeria of the top 30 global team and soon will be one of the top 20 team
    Algeria is the second best team Africa after Ivory Coast
    Algeria best Arab team

    With all this, we find Algeria in the third level

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    1. World Cup and FIFA rankings mean nothing in that system. Only the last 3 nations cups and Algeria only qualified for one of them.

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  3. There is a possibility to find a group as follows:

    Level I: Ivory Coast, Ghana or Zambia defending tournament or South Africa, the country of residence of the tournament

    Level II: Tunisia, Mali or Cameroon or Angola in the absence of qualified Cameroon and Angola will be compensated Gabon and Nigeria

    Level III: Algeria

    Level IV: Morocco

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    1. I have a funny feeling just like last time, the defending champion will not be there. Uganda are formidable at home and may well overturn a 1-0 defecit in the 2nd leg. They overturned a 3-1 defecit in the last round.

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  4. Group of Death:

    Level I: Ivory Coast or Ghana

    Level II: Tunisia, Mali or Cameroon or Nigeria

    Level III: Algeria

    Level IV: Morocco

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    1. As it stands Morocco nor Cameroon look unlikely to qualify.

      So IV pot will likely not feature any top team.

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  5. I wish I could be set as follows: Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco and the Ivory Coast, in order to enjoy 3 Darby North Africa and the other three games, including against the Ivory Coast, and certainly the hero of this group will be and will be either Algeria or Ivory Coast

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