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AFCON 2019 | Full List Of The Venues That Will Host The Games

AFCON 2019 | Full List Of The Venues That Will Host The Games
The 2019 Total AFCON which was originally scheduled to hold in Cameroon, will now be held in Egypt from 21st June, 2019 to 18th July, 2019.
It was awarded to the North Africans after the Central African nations could not meed up with preparations.
Unlike subsequent editions, the 2019 edition has been announced to be a unique one not only because it will feature 24 teams, but it will also involve the use of a Video Assistant Referee, also called VAR.

However, there will be only six stadiums in four cities hosting the games across Egypt, and we will take a look at what these stadiums look like.

Photos Of The Stadiums That Will Host The 2019 African Cup Of Nations

As I have earlier said, there will be only six stadiums in four cities hosting the games across Egypt.
Now let's see what they look like:

• Cairo

Cairo International Stadium

AFCON 2019 | Full List Of The Venues That Will Host The Games
Capacity: 75,000
Opened: 1960
Owners: Egyptian FA
Home To: Al Ahly, Zamalek and the Egypt National team

The Cairo stadium is one of the most symbolic stadiums in Egypt and will be a host to the African Cup of Nations.
The stadium could previously hold up to 120,000 spectators but was decreased to 75,000 so they could meet the CAF standards. The stadium will host 5 Group A games including the curtain raiser between Zimbabwe and Egypt on June 21st as well as the final game of the competition.
It would actually be a grand choice booking a hotel near the stadium to get the best views of any matches the competition will offer!

30 June Stadium

  AFCON 2019 | Full List Of The Venues That Will Host The Games
Capacity: 30,000
Opened: 2012
Owners: Egyptian Air Defense Force
Home to: Pyramids Sc

The 30 June stadium opened in 2012 and hill host the Group C games, five out of six group C matches as well as group A's final game between DR Congo and Zimbabwe.
Group C game between Senegal and Algeria on the 27th, June is one big game to watch out for, and the stadium was involved in a crowd stampede in a 2012 Egyptian league game.

Al Salam Stadium

AFCON 2019 | Full List Of The Venues That Will Host The Games
Capacity: 30,000
Opened: 2009
Owners: Egyptian Military
Home To: El Entang El Harby, Al Ahly

Group D which includes Namibia, Morocco, Ivory Coast and South Africa, considered as the competition's group of death will have most if its games played in the Al Salam Stadium.

The stadium is one of the six which hosted the FIFA under 20 world cup ten years ago will also host matches from Group B; Burundi v Guinea and group C match between Tanzania and Algeria, one Quarter final clash and the third place play off.
This is a venue with potentially exciting games, with matches involving Morocco and Ivory Coast.

• Suez

Mubarak International Stadium

AFCON 2019 | Full List Of The Venues That Will Host The Games
Capacity: 27,000
Opened: 1990
Home to: Petrojet

The stadium hosted some of the matches at the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2009 and will be one of the venues of the 2019 AFCON. Mauritania, Angola, Mali and Tunisia will have their group games at the venue.
Aside that, two knockout stage matches; a quarter finals and a round of 16 match will be played in the Stadium also known as the SUEZ stadium.

• Alexandria

Alexandria Stadium

AFCON 2019 | Full List Of The Venues That Will Host The Games
Capacity: 20,000
Owners: Alexandria Government
Opened: 1929
Home To: Al Ittihad, Smouha

The stadium was a host to the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations games. It was opened in 1929 becoming Africa’s first and oldest stadium. Two knockout stage matches will also hold there.

• Ismaily

Ismaily Stadium

AFCON 2019 | Full List Of The Venues That Will Host The Games
Capacity: 18,525
Opened: 2009
Home To: Ismaily SC

Ismaily’s traditional home is not a stranger to international competition having hosted FIFA U20 World Cup matches as well as CAF Confederations and Champions league matches.

It will host five Group F matches including Cameroon’s second Group G games.
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