2006 African Cup of Nations

2006 Africa Cup of Nations
كأس الأمم الأفريقية 2006
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Africa Cup of Nations 2006 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Egypt
Dates 20 January – 10 February
Teams 16 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)(in 4 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Egypt (5th title)
Runners-up  Ivory Coast
Third place  Nigeria
Fourth place  Senegal
Tournament statistics
Matches played 32
Goals scored 73 (2.28 per match)
Top scorer(s) Cameroon Samuel Eto'o (5 goals)
Best player Egypt Ahmed Hassan
Tunisia 2004
Ghana 2008

The 2006 Africa Cup of Nations was the 25th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa. It was hosted by Egypt. Just like in 2004, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Egypt won its fifth championship, beating Cote d'Ivoire in the final 4-2 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.

Qualification

For the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations, qualification was done through the CAF's qualification process for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Whereas only the winner of each group qualified for the World Cup, the top 3 finishers in each of the five qualification groups gained entry into the Africa Cup of Nations. The exception was qualification group 3, which contained hosts Egypt. Since Egypt qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations automatically as the hosts, the final berth was instead awarded to the fourth-place finishers, Libya.

2006 also marked the first time that the defending champion did not automatically qualify for the finals. Tunisia, 2004's champion, qualified for the Cup of Nations by winning their group in the qualification process.

Participating teams


Squads

Host Cities & Venues

Cairo
Ismailia
Cairo Cairo
Cairo International Stadium Cairo Military Academy Stadium
Capacity: 74,100 Capacity: 25,500
Alexandria Port Said Alexandria Ismailia
Harras El-Hedoud Stadium Port Said Stadium Alexandria Stadium Ismailia Stadium
Capacity: 21,650 Capacity: 24,060 Capacity: 19,676 Capacity: 16,606

Results


Group stage

Teams highlighted in green progress to the quarter-finals.

All times local: EET (UTC+2)

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Egypt 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
 Ivory Coast 3 2 0 1 4 4 0 6
 Morocco 3 0 2 1 0 1 −1 2
 Libya 3 0 1 2 1 5 −4 1
20 January 2006
19:00
Egypt  3 – 0  Libya
Mido Goal 18'
Aboutreika Goal 22'
A. Hassan Goal 78'

21 January 2006
14:00
Morocco  0 – 1  Ivory Coast
Goal 39' Drogba

24 January 2006
17:15
Libya  1 – 2  Ivory Coast
Kames Goal 42' Goal 10' Drogba
Goal 74' Yaya Touré

24 January 2006
20:00
Egypt  0 – 0  Morocco

28 January 2006
19:00
Egypt  3 – 1  Ivory Coast
Motaeb Goal 8'69'
Aboutreika Goal 61'
Goal 43' A. Koné

28 January 2006
19:00
Libya  0 – 0  Morocco

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Cameroon 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 Congo DR 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 4
 Angola 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
 Togo 3 0 0 3 2 7 −5 0
21 January 2006
17:15
Cameroon  3 – 1  Angola
Eto'o Goal 20'39'78' Goal 31' (pen.) Flávio

21 January 2006
20:00
Togo  0 – 2  Congo DR
Goal 45' Mputu
Goal 64' LuaLua

25 January 2006
17:15
Angola  0 – 0  Congo DR

25 January 2006
20:00
Cameroon  2 – 0  Togo
Eto'o Goal 68'
Meyong Ze Goal 85'

29 January 2006
19:00
Angola  3 – 2  Togo
Flávio Goal 9'38'
Maurito Goal 86'
Goal 24' Kader
Goal 67' Cherif Touré
Cairo Military Academy Stadium, Cairo
Referee: Abderrahim Al-Arjoune (Morocco)

29 January 2006
19:00
Cameroon  2 – 0  Congo DR
Geremi Goal 31'
Eto'o Goal 33'

Group C

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Guinea 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9
 Tunisia 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 6
 Zambia 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
 South Africa 3 0 0 3 0 5 −5 0
22 January 2006
17:15
Tunisia  4 – 1  Zambia
dos Santos Goal 35'82'90+3'
Bouazizi Goal 53'
Goal 9' Chamanga

22 January 2006
20:00
South Africa  0 – 2  Guinea
Goal 78' S. Bangoura
Goal 88' O. Bangoura

26 January 2006
17:15
Zambia  1 – 2  Guinea
Tana Goal 33' Goal 73' (pen.)90+1' Feindouno
Harras El-Hedoud Stadium, Alexandria
Referee: Emmanuel Imiere (Nigeria)

26 January 2006
20:00
Tunisia  2 – 0  South Africa
dos Santos Goal 32'
Ben Achour Goal 58'
Harras El-Hedoud Stadium, Alexandria
Referee: Evehe Divine (Cameroon)

30 January 2006
19:00
Tunisia  0 – 3  Guinea
Goal 16' O. Bangoura
Goal 70' Feindouno
Goal 90+1' Diawara

30 January 2006
19:00
Zambia  1 – 0  South Africa
C. Katongo Goal 75'

Group D

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Nigeria 3 3 0 0 5 1 +4 9
 Senegal 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
 Ghana 3 1 0 2 2 3 −1 3
 Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3 3
23 January 2006
17:15
Nigeria  1 – 0  Ghana
Taiwo Goal 85'

23 January 2006
20:00
Zimbabwe  0 – 2  Senegal
Goal 59' H. Camara
Goal 80' Ba
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Referee: Khalid Abdel Rahman (Sudan)

27 January 2006
17:15
Ghana  1 – 0  Senegal
Amoah Goal 13'
Port Said Stadium, Port Said
Referee: Abderrahim Al-Arjoune (Morocco)

27 January 2006
20:00
Nigeria  2 – 0  Zimbabwe
Obodo Goal 57'
Mikel Goal 60'

31 January 2006
19:00
Nigeria  2 – 1  Senegal
Martins Goal 79'88' Goal 58' S. Camara

31 January 2006
19:00
Ghana  1 – 2  Zimbabwe
Adamu Goal 90+2' Goal 60' (o.g.) Ahmed
Goal 68' Benjani
Ismailia Stadium, Ismailia
Referee: René Louzaya (Congo)

Knockout stage

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
3 February – Cairo        
  Egypt  4
7 February – Cairo
  Congo DR  1  
  Egypt  2
3 February – Alexandria
    Senegal  1  
  Guinea  2
10 February – Cairo
  Senegal  3  
  Egypt (p)  0 (4)
4 February – Cairo
    Ivory Coast  0 (2)
  Cameroon  1 (11)
7 February – Alexandria
  Ivory Coast (p)  1 (12)  
  Ivory Coast  1 Third place
4 February – Port Said
    Nigeria  0  
  Nigeria (p)  1 (6)   Senegal  0
  Tunisia  1 (5)     Nigeria  1
9 February – Cairo

Quarter-finals

3 February 2006
15:00
Guinea  2 – 3  Senegal
Diawara Goal 24'
Feindouno Goal 90+5'
Goal 61' Diop
Goal 83' Niang
Goal 90+3' H. Camara

3 February 2006
19:00
Egypt  4 – 1  Congo DR
A. Hassan Goal 33'89' (pen.)
H. Hassan Goal 39'
Moteab Goal 57'
Goal 45+2' (o.g.) El-Saqua
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 74,000
Referee: Modou Sowe (Gambia)


Semi-finals

7 February 2006
19:00
Egypt  2 – 1  Senegal
A. Hassan Goal 37' (pen.)
Zaki Goal 81'
Goal 52' Niang
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 76,000
Referee: Evehe Divine (Cameroon)

7 February 2006
15:00
Nigeria  0 – 1  Ivory Coast
Goal 47' Drogba

Third-place play-off

9 February 2006
18:00
Senegal  0 – 1  Nigeria
Goal 79' Lawal

Final

10 February 2006
18:00
Egypt  0 – 0 (a.e.t.)  Ivory Coast
  Penalties  
A. Hassan Penalty scored
Abdelwahab Penalty scored
Abdel Halim Ali Penalty missed
Zaky Penalty scored
Aboutrika Penalty scored
4 – 2 Penalty missed Drogba
Penalty scored K. Touré
Penalty missed B. Koné
Penalty scored Eboué
Cairo International Stadium, Cairo
Attendance: 80,000
Referee: Mourad Daami (Tunisia)

Winners

 2006 Africa Cup of Nations Winners 

Egypt
Fifth title

Scorers

5 goals
4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Own goal

CAF Team of the Tournament

Goalkeeper

Defenders

Midfielders

Forwards

See also

External links

  • BBC coverage
  • Details at RSSSF
  • A guide to the teams

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