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The 2004 Africa Cup of Nations was the 24th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa (CAF). It was hosted by Tunisia. Just like in 2002, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four. Tunisia won their first title, beating Morocco in the final 2−1.[1] Tunisia participated in the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany as the representative from CAF.

2004 Africa Cup of Nations
كأس أمم إفريقيا 2004
2004 Africa Cup of Nations logo.svg
Africa Cup of Nations 2004 official logo
Tournament details
Host country Tunisia
Dates24 January – 14 February
Teams16
Venue(s)6 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Tunisia (1st title)
Runners-up Morocco
Third place Nigeria
Fourth place Mali
Tournament statistics
Matches played32
Goals scored88 (2.75 per match)
Attendance553,500 (17,297 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mali Frédéric Kanouté
Cameroon Patrick Mboma
Nigeria Jay-Jay Okocha
Tunisia Francileudo Santos
(4 goals each)
Best player(s)Nigeria Jay-Jay Okocha
2002
2006

Host SelectionEdit

Bids :

The organization of the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations was awarded to Tunisia on 4 September 2000 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt. Voters had a choice between four countries : Malawi and Zambia (joint bid), Tunisia and Zimbabwe.

Benin and Togo were both also candidates at the start (joint bid) but withdrew on 4 September 2000 before the meeting.

This edition was awarded to Tunisia which represented Africa in the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France by taking the majority of the votes of the CAF Executive Committee members which are 13 after its impressive success in the 1994 edition.

This is the third time that Tunisia has hosted the African Cup after 1965 and 1994 Africa Cup of Nations.

Results
Nation(s) Votes
  Tunisia 9
  Zimbabwe 3
  Malawi /   Zambia 1
  Benin /   Togo Withdrew
Total votes 13

QualificationEdit

 
A map of Africa showing the qualified nations, highlighted by stage reached.

SquadsEdit

VenuesEdit

Group stageEdit

Teams highlighted in green progress to the quarter-finals.

All times local: CET (UTC+1)

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Tunisia 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 7
  Guinea 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
  Rwanda 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  DR Congo 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 0
Tunisia  2–1  Rwanda
Jaziri   27'
Santos   57'
Elias   41'

DR Congo  1–2  Guinea
Masudi   35' T. Camara   68'
Feindouno   81'
Attendance: 2,000

Rwanda  1–1  Guinea
K. Kamanzi   90+3' T. Camara   49'
Attendance: 4,000
Referee: Modou Sowe (Gambia)

Tunisia  3–0  DR Congo
Santos   55'87'
Braham   65'
Attendance: 60,000

Tunisia  1–1  Guinea
Ben Achour   58' T. Camara   84'
Attendance: 35,000

Rwanda  1–0  DR Congo
Makasi   74'
Attendance: 700

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Mali 3 2 1 0 7 3 +4 7
  Senegal 3 1 2 0 4 1 +3 5
  Kenya 3 1 0 2 4 6 −2 3
  Burkina Faso 3 0 1 2 1 6 −5 1
Kenya  1–3  Mali
Mulama   58' Sissoko   28'
Kanouté   63'81'

Senegal  0–0  Burkina Faso
Attendance: 2,000

Senegal  3–0  Kenya
Niang   4'31'
P. B. Diop   19'
Attendance: 13,500

Burkina Faso  1–3  Mali
Minoungou   50' Kanouté   34'
Diarra   37'
S. Coulibaly   78'
Attendance: 1,500

Senegal  1–1  Mali
Beye   45+2' D. Traoré   34'

Burkina Faso  0–3  Kenya
Ake   51'
Oliech   64'
Baraza   83'
Attendance: 4,550
Referee: Modou Sowe (Gambia)

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Cameroon 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
  Algeria 3 1 1 1 4 4 0 4
  Egypt 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
  Zimbabwe 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
Zimbabwe  1–2  Egypt
P. Ndlovu   46' T. Abdel Hamid   58'
Barakat   63'

Cameroon  1–1  Algeria
M'Boma   43' Zafour   52'
Attendance: 20,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Cameroon  5–3  Zimbabwe
M'Boma   31'44'65'
M'Bami   40'67'
P. Ndlovu   8'47' (pen.)
Nyandoro   89'

Algeria  2–1  Egypt
Mamouni   13'
Achiou   86'
Belal   25'

Cameroon  0–0  Egypt

Algeria  1–2  Zimbabwe
Achiou   73' A. Ndlovu   65'
Lupahla   71'

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Morocco 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4 6
  South Africa 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
  Benin 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 0
Nigeria  0–1  Morocco
Hadji   77'

South Africa  2–0  Benin
Nomvethe   58'76'
Attendance: 12,000

Nigeria  4–0  South Africa
Yobo   4'
Okocha   64' (pen.)
Odemwingie   81'83'

Morocco  4–0  Benin
Chamakh   17'
Mokhtari   73'
Ouaddou   75'
El Karkouri   80'
Attendance: 20,000

Morocco  1–1  South Africa
Safri   38' (pen.) Mayo   29'

Nigeria  2–1  Benin
Lawal   35'
Utaka   76'
Latoundji   90'
Attendance: 15,000

Knockout stageEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
7 February – Radès
 
 
  Tunisia 1
 
11 February – Radès
 
  Senegal 0
 
  Tunisia (p) 1 (5)
 
8 February – Monastir
 
  Nigeria 1 (3)
 
  Cameroon 1
 
14 February – Radès
 
  Nigeria 2
 
  Tunisia 2
 
8 February – Sfax
 
  Morocco 1
 
  Morocco (aet) 3
 
11 February – Sousse
 
  Algeria 1
 
  Morocco 4
 
7 February – Tunis
 
  Mali 0 Third place
 
  Mali 2
 
13 February – Monastir
 
  Guinea 1
 
  Nigeria 2
 
 
  Mali 1
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

Mali  2–1  Guinea
Kanouté   45'
Diarra   90'
Feindouno   15'
Attendance: 1,450

Tunisia  1–0  Senegal
Mnari   65'

Cameroon  1–2  Nigeria
Eto'o   42' Okocha   45'
Utaka   73'

Morocco  3–1
(a.e.t.)
  Algeria
Chamakh   90'
Hadji   113'
Zairi   120'
Cherrad   84'

Semi-finalsEdit

Tunisia  1–1
(a.e.t.)
  Nigeria
Badra   82' Okocha   67'
Penalties
Badra  
Santos  
Mhedhebi  
Ben Achour  
Haggui  
5–3   Utaka
  Odemwingie
  Yobo
  Udeze
Attendance: 56,000
Referee: Coffi Codjia (Benin)

Morocco  4–0  Mali
Mokhtari   44'58'
Hadji   80'
Baha   90+1'

Third place matchEdit

Nigeria  2–1  Mali
Okocha   16'
Odemwingie   52'
Abouta   70'

FinalEdit

Tunisia  2–1  Morocco
Santos   5'
Jaziri   52'
Mokhtari   38'
Attendance: 65,000

WinnersEdit

 2004 African Cup of Nations Champions 
 
Tunisia
1st title

ScorersEdit

CAF Team of the TournamentEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tunisia win Cup of Nations". BBC Sport. 14 February 2004. Retrieved 14 March 2011.

External linksEdit