Two more African heavyweights go head-to-head on matchday three of AFCON 2022 as Nigeria take on Egypt and their superstar Mohamed Salah in the first group stage match for both nations.
The two powers are considered among contenders for the African Cup of Nations title, although Senegal and defending champion Algeria are big favorites heading into the tournament.
Algeria wants to make its debut in the 2022 tournament on Tuesday. Senegal kicked off their participation with a victory, thanks to a penalty kick in injury time from Liverpool star Sadio Mane.
Among the other teams expected to make deep runs, Morocco beat Ghana with a late goal from Sofiane Boufal, while host nation Cameroon came out with a 2-1 victory thanks to two penalty kicks.
How to watch AFCON 2022
- Dates: January 9 to February 6 (52 games)
- Times: 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m. Eastern time
- TV channels: beIN Sports, beIN Sports XTRA
- Spanish television: beIN Sports in Spanish, beIN Sports XTRA in Spanish
- Transmission: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect and other platforms
The AFCON tournament will be hosted by beIN Sports in the US and Canada, and coverage will be available in both English and Spanish.
The cable and satellite television channels beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Español will broadcast the games, as will the free channel beIN Sports XTRA. Fans can access all of them. on fuboTV, which available to new users via free trial.
The beIN broadcasts are also available to Fanatiz and YouTube TV users. And since beIN XTRA is free, it is available at a host of other streaming platforms including Roku and Pluto TV.
AFCON 2022 Matches Today
Two more groups, Group D and Group E, begin play on Tuesday.
In addition to Nigeria vs. Egypt, the other Group D teams, Sudan and Guinea-Bissau, will search for critical points as they chase down the two favorites. Defending champion Algeria opens against Sierra Leone in Group E’s opener.
AFCON Schedule: Tuesday, January 11
|coincide||Time (ET)||TV channels||Stream|
|Algeria vs. Sierra Leone
|8 am||be in sports
beIN Sports Spanish
|Nigeria vs. Egypt
|11am||be in sports
beIN Sports Spanish
|Sudan vs. Guinea-Bissau
|14:00||be in sports
beIN Sports Spanish
AFCON Results: Monday, January 10
There were four 1-0 results on Monday’s list with Senegal, Morocco, Guinea and Gabon, all with narrow wins.
AFCON 2022 tournament format
Like other continental championships and World Cup tournaments, the African Nations Cup begins with a group stage, followed by knockout rounds until the final.
- Group stage: January 9-20
- Round of 16: January 23-26
- Quarter finals: January 29-30
- Semifinals: February 2 and 3
- Third place: February 6th
- Final: February 6th
The 24 nations are divided into six groups of four nations each. At the end of the free-for-all group game, 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) advance to the knockout stages. The remaining places in the round of 16 will be filled by the four best third-placed teams.
A predetermined knockout group will be played until the final. If any knockout game ends in a tie after 90 minutes, the teams will play 30 minutes of overtime. If the tie persists, a penalty shootout will determine the team to follow. The game for third place is the only one that would skip overtime and go directly to the penalty shoot-out in the event of a tie.
For the first time in the competition’s history, all 52 matches will feature the use of a video assistant referee (VAR).
Who wants to win AFCON 2022?
Judging by BetMGM’s odds, we could be in another Senegal-Algeria final. Nations were given the lowest odds of winning it all and their odds were only lowered in the week prior to the start of AFCON. Senegal has a slight advantage over defending champion Algeria.
It’s no surprise to see some of the other traditional African powers on the list of the 10 nations most likely to win it, but based on moving the odds, it appears that punters have been fading Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, and Tunisia to head. above.
|Senegal||+350 (from +550)|
|Algeria||+450 (from +600)|
|Ivory Coast||+750 (no change)|
|Egypt||+800 (from +600)|
|Cameroon||+850 (from +800)|
|Morocco||+850 (from +900)|
|Nigeria||+1000 (from +800)|
|Mali||+1600 (from +2200)|
|Ghana||+1800 (from +1400)|
|Tunisia||+2200 (from +1600)|