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2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group G

Group G of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification tournament was one of the 13 groups to decide the teams which qualify for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals tournament.

The teams in the group played against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format, between June 2015 and September 2016.[1] The group originally consisted of four teams: Nigeria, Egypt, Tanzania, and Chad. However, on 27 March 2016 it was announced that Chad had withdrawn from the competition on financial grounds.[2][3] As per the competition's regulations, the matches involving Chad and played up to that point were annulled, and the scheduled forthcoming matches involving Chad were cancelled.[4]

Egypt, the group winner, qualified for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations. After Chad's withdrawal, the runners-up could no longer qualify as one of the two runners-up with the best records, as any groups reduced to just three teams had only the group winner qualifying for the finals and were not considered when determining the best second-placed teams.[2][5]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Egypt 4 3 1 0 7 1 +6 10 Final tournament 1–0 3–0 Canc.
2   Nigeria 4 1 2 1 2 2 0 5 1–1 1–0 2–0
3   Tanzania 4 0 1 3 0 6 −6 1 0–2 0–0 Canc.
4   Chad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew[a] 1–5 Canc. 0–1
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ On 27 March 2016, it was announced that Chad had withdrawn from the competition on financial grounds.[6][7] At that point, Chad had played three matches, and all results were annulled and not taken into consideration according to the regulations. Moreover, the runners-up were not eligible to qualify as one of the two runners-up with the best records.

MatchesEdit

Nigeria  Annulled
(originally 2–0)
  Chad
Report
Egypt  3–0  Tanzania
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Tanzania  0–0  Nigeria
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Chad  Annulled
(originally 1–5)
  Egypt
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Chad  Annulled
(originally 0–1)
  Tanzania
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Nigeria  1–1  Egypt
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Tanzania  Cancelled  Chad
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Egypt  1–0  Nigeria
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Chad  Cancelled  Nigeria
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Tanzania  0–2  Egypt
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Egypt  Cancelled  Chad
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Nigeria  1–0  Tanzania
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GoalscorersEdit

As all results of Chad were annulled (points, scored and conceded goals),[2] goalscorers in matches involving Chad are not counted.

3 goals
1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Result of the drawing of lots" (PDF). CAF.
  2. ^ a b c "Withdrawal of Chad from AFCON 2017 qualifiers". CAF. 27 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Chad withdraw from Nations Cup on financial grounds". BBC. 27 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Results of AFCON 2017 qualifiers draw". CAF. 8 April 2015.
  5. ^ "FORMAT OF 2017 AFCON QUALIFIERS AND 2018 WORLD CUP". CAFonline.com. 22 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Withdrawal of Chad from AFCON 2017 qualifiers". CAF. 27 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Chad withdraw from Nations Cup on financial grounds". BBC. 27 March 2016.

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