AFCON 2022 schedule: Complete list of dates, times, TV channels to watch and stream matches

AFCON 2022 schedule: Complete list of dates, times, TV channels to watch and stream matches



There are 16 nations left to battle it out for the crown of best team in Africa at the 2022 Africa Nations Cup, and the knockout stages begin with the Round of 16. The complete schedule for the tournament follows below.

Defending champion Algeria, which also added the FIFA Arab Cup to its trophy case in December, is out after suffering elimination in the group stage. But the other 2019 finalist, Senegal, remains in the hunt for its first-ever AFCON championship.

Egypt has won the tournament more often than any other nation (seven), but it hasn’t hoisted the trophy since 2010. Fans of the Pharaohs will hope Liverpool superstar forward Mohamed Salah can carry the team far in the knockouts. Ivory Coast has a deep and experienced squad, while host Cameroon is into the quarterfinals and will like its chances of pulling off a surprise and replicating its 2017 title run.

MORE: AFCON 2022 updated group standings

AFCON 2022 TV & streaming in USA, Canada

  • Dates: Jan. 9 through Feb. 6 (52 matches)
  • Times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. ET
  • TV channels: beIN Sports, beIN Sports XTRA
  • Spanish-language TV: beIN Sports en Espanol, beIN Sports XTRA en Espanol
  • Streaming: fuboTV , beIN Sports Connect, and other platforms

The AFCON tournament will be carried by beIN Sports in the USA and Canada, and coverage will be available in both English and Spanish.

Cable and satellite TV channels beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Espanol will air the majority of matches, and others will be broadcast on free channel beIN Sports XTRA followed by a tape-delayed showing on the main TV channels.

Fans can access all of these beIN broadcasts  via fuboTV , which is available for new users via a free trial

AFCON 2022 schedule

Sunday, Jan. 23 (Round of 16)

Match  
RD16 #1: Burkina Faso 1, Gabon 1 (7-6 PKs) Highlights
RD16 #2: Nigeria 0, Tunisia 1 Highlights

Monday, Jan. 24 (Round of 16)

Tuesday, Jan. 25 (Round of 16)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
RD16 #5: Senegal 2, Cape Verde 0 Highlights    
RD16 #6: Morocco vs. Malawi 2 p.m. beIN Sports fuboTV

Wednesday, Jan. 26 (Round of 16)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
RD16 #7: Ivory Coast vs. Egypt 11 a.m. beIN Sports fuboTV
RD16 #8: Mali vs. Equatorial Guinea 2 p.m. beIN Sports fuboTV

Saturday, Jan. 29 (Quarterfinals)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Quarterfinal 1: Gambia vs. RD16 #4 11 a.m. TBD fuboTV
Quarterfinal 2: Burkina Faso vs. Tunisia 2 p.m. TBD fuboTV

Sunday, Jan. 30 (Quarterfinals)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Quarterfinal 3: RD16 #7 vs. RD16 #6 11 a.m. TBD fuboTV
Quarterfinal 4: RD16 #5 vs. RD16 #8 2 p.m. TBD fuboTV

Wednesday, Feb. 2 (Semifinal)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Semifinal 1: Burkina Faso/Tunisia vs. QF4 2 p.m. TBD fuboTV

Thursday, Feb. 3 (Semifinal)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Semifinal 2: QF3 vs. QF1 2 p.m. TBD fuboTV

Sunday, Feb. 6 (Third place, final)

Match Time (ET) TV channels Stream
Third-place match 11 a.m. TBD fuboTV
Championship final 2 p.m. TBD fuboTV

AFCON 2022 Group Stage Schedule

Sunday, Jan. 9

Match  
Cameroon 2, Burkina Faso 1
(Group A)
Highlights
Ethiopia 0, Cape Verde 1
(Group A)
Highlights

Monday, Jan. 10

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Thursday, Jan. 13

Match  
Cameroon 4, Ethiopia 1
(Group A)
Highlights
Cape Verde 0, Burkina Faso 1
(Group A)
Highlights

Friday, Jan. 14

Saturday, Jan. 15

Sunday, Jan. 16

Monday, Jan. 17

Match  
Burkina Faso 1, Ethiopia 1
(Group A)
Highlights
Cape Verde 1, Cameroon 1
(Group A)
Highlights

Tuesday, Jan. 18

Wednesday, Jan. 19

Thursday, Jan. 20

AFCON 2022: Tournament format

Similar to other continental championships and World Cup tournaments, the Africa Cup of Nations began with a group stage, followed by knockout rounds all the way to the final. And for the first time in the competition’s history, all 52 matches are featuring video review and the use of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

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Group stage: The 24 nations were divided into six groups of four nations each. At the conclusion of round-robin group play — with three points awarded for a win, one for a draw and none for a loss — the top two teams in each group based on points (and tiebreakers, if necessary) advanced to the knockouts. The remaining slots in the Round of 16 were filled out by the four best third-place finishers.

Knockout stage: A predetermined knockout bracket will be played out all the way through to the final. If any knockout match ends in a tie after 90 minutes, the teams will play 30 minutes of extra time. If the draw persists, a penalty-kick shootout will determine the team to move on. The third-place match is the only one that would skip extra time and move straight to the shootout in case of a draw. 





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