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Egypt draw Guinea in 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers


Egypt national team have discovered their group opponents in the 2023 Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The 2023 AFCON is set to take place between June and July of next year in Ivory Coast.

A total of 24 teams will qualify to play in the final tournament, including the hosts, who qualify automatically.

The teams competing for a spot in the prestigious tournament are placed in 12 groups of four teams each, with the top two in each group progressing to the finals.

The preliminary round of the qualifiers saw São Tomé and Príncipe, South Sudan, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, and the Gambia all advance.

Egypt, who will look for a spot in the AFCON for the 26th time in their history, started from the final qualification round and were placed at the head of group D.


Joining the Pharaos will be Naby Keïta's , Ethiopia, and Malawi, with the top two teams securing a place for themselves in the finals.

All four teams of the group took part in the last Africa Cup of Nations, with Ethiopia being the only team to get knocked out of the group-stages in Cameroon.

Meanwhile, Guinea and Malawi were eliminated in the round of 16 by Gambia and respectively, while Egypt reach the final, before losing to on penalties.


The first two matchdays of the qualifiers are set to take place between 30 May and 14 June. Matchdays three and four will then be held between 19 and 27 September.

The final two rounds will then take place between 20 and 28 March 2023.

The rest of the groups came as follow:

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