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The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, known as the Total 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, is scheduled to be the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the biennial international men's football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The tournament will be hosted by Egypt. The competition will be held from 21 June to 19 July 2019, as per the decision of the CAF Executive Committee on 20 July 2017 to move the Africa Cup of Nations from January/February to June/July for the first time.[1] It will also be the first Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams.[2][3]

2019 Africa Cup of Nations
كأس الأمم الأفريقية 2019
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Tournament details
Host countryEgypt
Dates21 June – 19 July
Teams24 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)6 (in 4 host cities)
2017
2021

The tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon.[4] Cameroon would have hosted the competition for the first time since 1972. They were also the title holders after winning the previous edition. On 30 November 2018, Cameroon was stripped of hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations[5] due to delays in the delivery of infrastructure, the Boko Haram insurgency and the Anglophone Crisis.[6] On 8 January 2019, Egypt was chosen by the CAF Executive Committee as the host nation of the competition.[7] The tournament has also been moved from the original dates of 15 June – 13 July to 21 June – 19 July due to Ramadan.[8]

Cameroon are the title holders.

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Host selectionEdit

After the CAF Executive Committee meeting on 24 January 2014, it was announced that there were six official candidates for the 2019 edition:[9]

Bids:

Rejected Bids:

This list was different from the list of the host nation bids for both the 2019 and 2021 edition of the Cup of Nations as announced by CAF in November 2013, with Gabon also on the original list, but Cameroon not on it.[10] Among the six official candidates, Algeria, Guinea and Ivory Coast also bid for hosting the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Democratic Republic of the Congo had originally put themselves forward as host candidates but withdrew in July 2014.[11] Security concerns and threats from various militant groups particularly in the eastern part of the country were an early issue with a Congolese bid.[12] Before bidding solo Guinea was part of a four-way joint bid with Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone and Liberia, similarly Zambia was originally part of a joint bid with Malawi and Zimbabwe. Other nations who expressed early interest in hosting were 2013 champions Nigeria, Senegal, and a joint bid of Kenya and Uganda.[13][14][15][16]

The decision of the host country was postponed from early 2014 to grant each bidding country adequate time to receive the inspection delegation.[9] After the final vote at the CAF Executive Committee meeting, on 20 September 2014, the CAF announced the hosts for the 2019, 2021 and 2023 AFCON tournaments: 2019 to Cameroon, 2021 to Ivory Coast, and 2023 to Guinea.[17]

New bid processEdit

It was expected that Cameroon will host this edition but it was sidelined by the CAF on 30 November 2018 in Accra, Ghana for non-compliance with the specifications, [18] CAF announced that they would be receiving applications for the new hosts until 14 December 2018.

Bids:

The organization of the competition was finally awarded to Egypt on 8 January 2019 by the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Dakar, Senegal. Voters had a choice between two countries after Morocco's sports minister confirmed that his country was not interested in hosting: Egypt and South Africa.[19]

North Africa will host the tournament for the first time in 13 years after being hosted by Egypt also in 2006.

This is the fifth time that Egypt will host the African Cup after 1959, 1974, 1986 and the 2006 to become the country that has hosted it for the most times in the continent.

Results
Nation(s) Votes
  Egypt 16
  South Africa 1
Abstained 1
Total votes 18

Prize moneyEdit

The CAF has increased in 2019, prize money to be shared between the teams participating in the Africa Cup of Nations.[20]

Final
position
Prize money
Champions US$4.5 million
Runners-up US$2.5 million
Semi-finalists US$2.0 million
Quarter-finalists US$800,000

SponsorshipEdit

In July 2016, Total has secured an eight-year sponsorship package from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to support 10 of its principal competitions. Total started with the Africa Cup of Nations that was held in Gabon in 2017 therefore renaming it Total Africa Cup of Nations. [21]

Title Sponsor Official Sponsors

MascotEdit

The Organizing Committee of the 2019 African Cup of Nations revealed the AFCON 2019 Mascot; The child "Tut" which is inspired by the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun. His kit bear resemblance to the Egypt's home colors with the map of Africa visible on his shirt as well as the tournament's logo.[28]

Match BallEdit

No details currently available but it is expected that Mitre will produce the official match ball.

QualificationEdit

 
  Qualified
  Failed to qualify
  Withdrew or did not enter
  Not part of CAF

Due to Morocco withdrawing from being hosts of the 2015 edition, CAF banned the national team of Morocco from entering the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cups of Nations.[29] However, the ban was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, meaning Morocco, having qualified for this edition of the African Cup of Nations, can participate in the tournament.[30]

Due to the withdrawal of Chad during 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualification, they are banned from entering the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.[31]

Qualified teamsEdit

The following teams qualified for the tournament:

Team Method of
qualification
Date of
qualification
Finals
appearance
Last
appearance
Previous best
performance
FIFA ranking
at start of event
  Egypt Hosts / Group J
runners-up
16 October 2018 24th 2017 Winners (1957, 1959, 1986, 1998, 2006, 2008, 2010)
  Madagascar Group A runners-up 16 October 2018 1st None Debut
  Tunisia Group J winners 16 October 2018 19th 2017 Winners (2004)
  Senegal Group A winners 16 October 2018 15th 2017 Runners-up (2002)
  Morocco Group B winners 17 November 2018 17th 2017 Winners (1976)
  Nigeria Group E winners 17 November 2018 18th 2013 Winners (1980, 1994, 2013)
  Uganda Group L winners 17 November 2018 7th 2017 Runners-up (1978)
  Mali Group C winners 17 November 2018 11th 2017 Runners-up (1972)
  Guinea Group H winners 18 November 2018 12th 2015 Runners-up (1976)
  Algeria Group D winners 18 November 2018 18th 2017 Winners (1990)
  Mauritania Group I runners-up 18 November 2018 1st None Debut
  Ivory Coast Group H runners-up 18 November 2018 23rd 2017 Winners (1992, 2015)
  Kenya Group F runners-up 30 November 2018 6th 2004 Group stage (1972, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2004)
  Ghana Group F winners 30 November 2018 22nd 2017 Winners (1963, 1965, 1978, 1982)
  Angola Group I winners 22 March 2019 8th 2013 Quarter-finals (2008, 2010)
  Burundi Group C runners-up 23 March 2019 1st None Debut
  Cameroon Group B runners-up 23 March 2019 19th 2017 Winners (1984, 1988, 2000, 2002, 2017)
  Guinea-Bissau Group K winners 23 March 2019 2nd 2017 Group stage (2017)
  Namibia Group K runners-up 23 March 2019 3rd 2008 Group stage (1998, 2008)
  Zimbabwe Group G winners 24 March 2019 4th 2017 Group stage (2004, 2006, 2017)
  DR Congo Group G runners-up 24 March 2019 19th 2017 Winners (1968, 1974)
  Benin Group D runners-up 24 March 2019 4th 2010 Group stage (2004, 2008, 2010)
  Tanzania Group L runners-up 24 March 2019 2nd 1980 Group stage (1980)
  South Africa Group E runners-up 24 March 2019 10th 2015 Winners (1996)

VenuesEdit

With the Africa Cup of Nations expanded from 16 to 24 teams, at least six venues were expected to be used.

After being awarded the bid, initially Egypt chose eight stadiums to host the tournament. The eight stadiums were Cairo International Stadium and Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Alexandria Stadium and Haras El Hodoud Stadium in Alexandria, Egyptian Army Stadium and Suez Stadium in Suez, Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia and Al Masry Club Stadium in Port Said. Later, Al Salam Stadium was replaced with 30 June Stadium, which is another stadium located in Cairo. It was expected that the famous Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria and Osman Ahmed Osman Stadium in Cairo would be used in the tournament, but they weren't selected.

On 17 February 2019, it was confirmed that only six stadiums will be used. The six venues are Cairo International Stadium and 30 June Stadium in Cairo, Alexandria Stadium in Alexandria, Suez Stadium in Suez, Ismailia Stadium in Ismailia and Al Masry Club Stadium in Port Said.[32]

However on 13 March 2019, Al Masry Club Stadium in Port Said was replaced by Al Salam Stadium in Cairo after discovering a problem with one of the stadium's main stands.[33]

Cairo
Cairo International Stadium 30 June Stadium Al Salam Stadium
Capacity: 74,100 Capacity: 30,000 Capacity: 30,000
   
Alexandria Suez Ismailia
Alexandria Stadium Suez Stadium Ismailia Stadium
Capacity: 19,676 Capacity: 27,000 Capacity: 18,525
     

SquadsEdit

Each team can register a squad of 23 players (Regulations Article 72).[34]

OfficiatingEdit

Video assistant refereesEdit

The EFA announced the video assistant referees (VARs) will be introduced during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, starting from the Round of 8.[35]

FormatEdit

Only the hosts will receive an automatic qualification spot, the other 23 teams will qualify through a qualification tournament. At the finals, the 24 teams will be drawn into six groups of four teams each. The teams in each group play a single round robin. After the group stage, the top two teams and the four best third-placed teams will advance to the round of 16. The winners will advance to the quarter-finals. The winners of the quarter-finals will advance to the semi-finals. The losers of the semi-finals will play in third place play-off, while winners of the semi-finals will play in final.[34]

DrawEdit

The draw took place on 12 April 2019, 20:00 CAT (UTC+2),[36] facing the Sphinx and the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.[37] The 24 teams were drawn into six groups of four teams.[38]

The draw procedure was approved by the CAF Executive Committee on 11 April 2019. For the draw, the teams were allocated to four pots based on the FIFA World Rankings of April 2019 (shown in brackets). Hosts Egypt were automatically assigned to position A1.[34] Defending champions Cameroon were also automatically placed into Pot 1.[39]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

  Egypt (57) (hosts)
  Cameroon (54) (title holders)
  Senegal (23)
  Tunisia (28)
  Nigeria (42)
  Morocco (45)

  DR Congo (46)
  Ghana (49)
  Mali (65)
  Ivory Coast (65)
  Guinea (68)
  Algeria (70)

  South Africa (73)
  Uganda (79)
  Benin (91)
  Mauritania (103)
  Madagascar (107)
  Kenya (108)

  Zimbabwe (110)
  Namibia (113)
  Guinea-Bissau (118)
  Angola (122)
  Tanzania (131)
  Burundi (136)

Group stageEdit

The top two teams of each group, along with the best four third-placed teams, advance to the round of 16.

All times are local, CAT (UTC+2).

TiebreakersEdit

Teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss), and if tied on points, the following tiebreaking criteria are applied, in the order given, to determine the rankings (Regulations Article 74):[34]

  1. Points in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  2. Goal difference in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  3. Goals scored in head-to-head matches among tied teams;
  4. If more than two teams are tied, and after applying all head-to-head criteria above, a subset of teams are still tied, all head-to-head criteria above are reapplied exclusively to this subset of teams;
  5. Goal difference in all group matches;
  6. Goals scored in all group matches;
  7. Drawing of lots.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Egypt (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2   DR Congo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Uganda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4   Zimbabwe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 21 June 2019. Source: CAF
(H) Host.
Egypt  Match 1  Zimbabwe
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DR Congo  Match 2  Uganda
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Uganda  Match 14  Zimbabwe
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Egypt  Match 13  DR Congo
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Uganda  Match 25  Egypt
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Zimbabwe  Match 26  DR Congo
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Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2   Guinea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Madagascar 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4   Burundi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 22 June 2019. Source: CAF
Nigeria  Match 3  Burundi
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Guinea  Match 4  Madagascar
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Nigeria  Match 15  Guinea
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Madagascar  Match 16  Burundi
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Madagascar  Match 27  Nigeria
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Burundi  Match 28  Guinea
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Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Senegal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2   Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Kenya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4   Tanzania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 23 June 2019. Source: CAF
Senegal  Match 5  Tanzania
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Algeria  Match 6  Kenya
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Senegal  Match 17  Algeria
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Kenya  Match 18  Tanzania
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Kenya  Match 29  Senegal
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Tanzania  Match 30  Algeria
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Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Morocco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2   Ivory Coast 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4   Namibia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 23 June 2019. Source: CAF
Morocco  Match 7  Namibia
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Ivory Coast  Match 8  South Africa
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Morocco  Match 19  Ivory Coast
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South Africa  Match 20  Namibia
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South Africa  Match 31  Morocco
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Namibia  Match 32  Ivory Coast
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Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Tunisia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2   Mali 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Mauritania 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4   Angola 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 24 June 2019. Source: CAF
Tunisia  Match 9  Angola
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Mali  Match 10  Mauritania
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Tunisia  Match 21  Mali
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Mauritania  Match 22  Angola
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Mauritania  Match 33  Tunisia
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Angola  Match 34  Mali
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Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Cameroon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2   Ghana 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3   Benin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4   Guinea-Bissau 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 25 June 2019. Source: CAF
Cameroon  Match 11  Guinea-Bissau
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Ghana  Match 12  Benin
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Cameroon  Match 23  Ghana
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Benin  Match 24  Guinea-Bissau
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Benin  Match 35  Cameroon
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Guinea-Bissau  Match 36  Ghana
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Ranking of third-placed teamsEdit

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 A Third place Group A 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Advance to knockout stage
2 B Third place Group B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 C Third place Group C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 D Third place Group D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 E Third place Group E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 F Third place Group F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 21 June 2019. Source: CAF
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Goals scored; 4) Disciplinary points; 5) Drawing of lots.

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, extra time and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary, except for the third place match where a direct penalty shoot-out, without any extra time, is used to decide the winner if necessary (Regulations Article 75).[34]

The specific match-ups involving the third-placed teams depend on which four third-placed teams qualified for the round of 16:[34]

Third-placed teams
qualify from groups
1A
vs
1B
vs
1C
vs
1D
vs
A B C D 3C 3D 3A 3B
A B C E 3C 3A 3B 3E
A B C F 3C 3A 3B 3F
A B D E 3D 3A 3B 3E
A B D F 3D 3A 3B 3F
A B E F 3E 3A 3B 3F
A C D E 3C 3D 3A 3E
A C D F 3C 3D 3A 3F
A C E F 3C 3A 3F 3E
A D E F 3D 3A 3F 3E
B C D E 3C 3D 3B 3E
B C D F 3C 3D 3B 3F
B C E F 3E 3C 3B 3F
B D E F 3E 3D 3B 3F
C D E F 3C 3D 3F 3E

BracketEdit

 
Round of 16Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
5 July – Cairo (International)
 
 
Runner-up Group A
 
10 July – Cairo (30 June)
 
Runner-up Group C
 
Winner Match 38
 
5 July – Cairo (Al Salam)
 
Winner Match 41
 
Winner Group D
 
14 July – Cairo (30 June)
 
3rd Group B/E/F
 
Winner Match 45
 
7 July – Alexandria
 
Winner Match 46
 
Winner Group B
 
11 July – Cairo (Al Salam)
 
3rd Group A/C/D
 
Winner Match 37
 
8 July – Ismailia
 
Winner Match 44
 
Winner Group F
 
19 July – Cairo (International)
 
Runner-up Group E
 
Winner Match 49
 
8 July – Suez
 
Winner Match 50
 
Winner Group E
 
11 July – Suez
 
Runner-up Group D
 
Winner Match 43
 
7 July – Cairo (30 June)
 
Winner Match 40
 
Winner Group C
 
14 July – Cairo (International)
 
3rd Group A/B/F
 
Winner Match 47
 
6 July – Alexandria
 
Winner Match 48Third place play-off
 
Runner-up Group B
 
10 July – Cairo (International)17 July – Cairo (Al Salam)
 
Runner-up Group F
 
Winner Match 42Loser Match 49
 
6 July – Cairo (International)
 
Winner Match 39Loser Match 50
 
Winner Group A
 
 
3rd Group C/D/E
 

Round of 16Edit

Winner Group DMatch 413rd Group B/E/F
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Runner-up Group AMatch 38Runner-up Group C
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Runner-up Group BMatch 42Runner-up Group F
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Winner Group AMatch 393rd Group C/D/E
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Winner Group BMatch 373rd Group A/C/D
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Winner Group CMatch 403rd Group A/B/F
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Winner Group EMatch 43Runner-up Group D
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Winner Group FMatch 44Runner-up Group E
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Quarter-finalsEdit

Winner Match 38Match 45Winner Match 41
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Winner Match 42Match 48Winner Match 39
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Winner Match 43Match 47Winner Match 40
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Winner Match 37Match 46Winner Match 44
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Semi-finalsEdit

Winner Match 45Match 49Winner Match 46
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Winner Match 47Match 50Winner Match 48
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Third place play-offEdit

Loser Match 49Match 51Loser Match 50
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FinalEdit

Winner Match 49Match 52Winner Match 50
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