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Egypt drawn alongside Tunisia in 2019 AFCON qualifiers

AFCON draw

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Egypt were drawn alongside Tunisia in Group J of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, with the draw held in Libreville, Gabon on Thursday evening.

The Pharaohs were seeded in the second pot for 2019 AFCON qualifiers as they were drawn in Group J alongside Tunisia, Niger and Swaziland. Egypt had previously been drawn with the Carthage Eagles in the qualifiers of the 2015 tournament.

The teams were classified into five pots, with sixth teams being placed in the fifth pot. These teams will play a preliminary round where the three winners will qualify to the group stage and will go to positions A4, B4 and C4.

The 12 group winners will join the host country, Cameroon, along with the best three second-placed teams in the tournament finals.

Record seven-time winners Egypt will be participating in the upcoming AFCON in Gabon, which is set to kick on Jan. 14, for the first time since 2010. The Pharaohs were drawn in Group D alongside Ghana, Mali and Uganda.

Full Draw:

Group A: Senegal, Equatorial Guinea, Sudan, (São Tomé and Príncipe/Madagascar)

Group B:
Cameroon, Morocco, Malawi, (Comoros/Mauritius)

Group C: Mali, Gabon, Burundi, (Djibouti/South Sudan)

Group D: Algeria, Togo, Benin, The Gambia

Group E: Nigeria, South Africa, Libya, Seychelles

Group F:
Ghana, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Kenya

Group G:
DR Congo, Congo, Zimbabwe, Liberia

Group H: Ivory Coast, Guinea, Central African Republic, Rwanda

Group I:
Burkina Faso, Angola, Botswana, Mauritania

Group J: Tunisia, Egypt, Niger, Swaziland

Group K:
Zambia, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Namibia

Group L:
Cape Verde, Uganda, Tanzania, Lesotho

The preliminary round is set to take place between 20 and 28 March 2017, while the group stage will start in June and concludes in November 2018.

Egypt will kick off their qualifiers campaign with an away match against Tunisia, before hosting Niger in March 2018. They will then face Swaziland home and away in September before hosting the Carthage Eagles in October. The Pharaohs will conclude their campaign with an away game against Niger.

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  1. carthage eagle of tunisia

    January 13, 2017 at 6:43 PM

    Tunis will take revenge and beat Egypt twice times, sorry egypt 😀

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