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Algeria’s calendar revealed

The 24 selections qualified for the final stage of the African Cup of Nations (CAN 2023) have been decided on their opponents in the group stage thanks to a draw ceremony held on Thursday 12 October in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast, which is the final of the African tournament. Hosts. The Algerian team was drawn into a very economical Group D along with Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Angola.

Indeed, Thursday evening’s draw was the final stage before the start of the most important football competition on the African continent. A competition whose kickoff is scheduled for Saturday 13 January, while the final is scheduled for Sunday 11 February. The tournament’s 52 matches will be hosted by six stadiums located in 5 different Ivorian cities, namely Abidjan, Boaké, Yamoussoukro, Korhogo and San Pedro.

Algeria will play its three group stage matches in the city of Boaké, located about 350 kilometers north of Abidjan. Since the renovation and expansion operation carried out in 2018, the Stade de la Paix de Bouaké has a capacity of 40,000 seats. The disciples of national coach Djamel Belmadi will have the chance to play on a pitch in very good conditions, enough to forget the disastrous incident at the Japoma Stadium in Douala, Cameroon, which hosted Algeria’s matches during CAN 2022.

CAN 2023: One match for Algeria at 1:00 pm and two others at 7:00 pm

Furthermore, Fenex’s first match will take place on Monday, January 15, 2024, two days after the opening of the tournament. Captain Riyad Mahrez and his men will face Angola at a favorable time for the Algerians, as the match is scheduled for 7:00 pm (8:00 pm in France). But this is not the case for the second match as the Greens will play against Burkina Faso in the middle of the day, i.e. at 1:00 pm (2:00 pm in France). January 20, 2024 will be Saturday.

In the third and last leg of the group stage, the Algerian team will face off against the Mauritania selection on Tuesday 23 January at 7:00 pm (8:00 pm in France), still at the same Peace Stadium. From Bouake. The remainder of the Greens’ journey will depend on their placing in Group D at the end of this group stage. If they are successful in finishing first in their group then they will have a better chance of meeting the economical teams.

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