2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations

The 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations was the 6th edition of the Africa Futsal Cup of Nations, the quadrennial international futsal championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the men's national teams of Africa. The tournament was held in Morocco between 28 January – 7 February 2020 (original dates were 17–26 April 2020).[1]

2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations
Tournament details
Host countryMorocco
CityLaayoune
Dates28 January – 7 February 2020
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)2 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Morocco (2nd title)
Runners-up Egypt
Third place Angola
Fourth place Libya
Tournament statistics
Matches played14
Goals scored83 (5.93 per match)
Top scorer(s)Mozambique Magu (6 goals)
Best goalkeeperMorocco Reda Khiyari
Fair play award Angola
2016
2024

Same as previous editions, the tournament acted as the CAF qualifiers for the FIFA Futsal World Cup (except for 2012 when a separate qualifying tournament was organized as the 2011 African Futsal Championship was cancelled). The top three teams of the tournament qualified for the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup (originally 2020 but postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic) in Lithuania as the CAF representatives.[2][3]

Morocco were the defending champions and successfully managed to defend their title after beating Egypt 5–0 in the final.

QualificationEdit

Qualified teamsEdit

The following eight teams qualified for the final tournament. South Africa withdrew from the tournament on 15 January 2020 as they refused to play in Laayoune of Western Sahara due to the Western Sahara conflict.[4] They were replaced by Mauritius, which were eliminated by South Africa in the qualifying round.[5][6] South Africa, together with Mauritius which withdrew after playing one match in the final tournament, were banned from the next two editions of the Africa Futsal Cup of Nations.[7]

Team Appearance Previous best performance
  Angola 3rd Group stage (2008, 2016)
  Egypt 6th Champions (1996, 2000, 2004)
  Equatorial Guinea 1st Debut
  Guinea 1st Debut
  Libya 4th Champions (2008)
  Mauritius 1st Debut
  Morocco (hosts) 5th Champions (2016)
  Mozambique 4th Runners-up (2004)

VenuesEdit

The matches were played at two venues in Laayoune.

  • Hizam Hall
  • El Massira Hall

SquadsEdit

Each squad can contained a maximum of 14 players.[8]

Group stageEdit

The draw for the final tournament took place on 7 December 2019, 19:00 WEST (UTC+1), at the Palais des Congrès in Laayoune.[9] The eight teams were drawn into two groups of four.[10] For the draw, the hosts Morocco were seeded in position A1, and Egypt, which had the highest ranking among the other teams, were seeded in position B1. The remaining six teams were drawn from one pot to fill the other positions in the two groups.[11]

The top two teams of each group advance to the semi-finals.

Tiebreakers

The teams are ranked according to points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss). If tied on points, tiebreakers are applied in the following order (Article 68):[8]

  1. Number of points obtained in games between the teams concerned;
  2. Goal difference in games between the teams concerned;
  3. Goals scored in games between the teams concerned;
  4. If, after applying criteria 1 to 3 to several teams, two teams still have an equal ranking, criteria 1 to 3 are reapplied exclusively to the matches between the two teams in question to determine their final rankings. If this procedure does not lead to a decision, criteria 5 to 7 apply;
  5. Goal difference in all games;
  6. Goals scored in all games;
  7. Drawing of lots.

All times are local, WEST (UTC+1).[12]

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Morocco (H) 3 3 0 0 14 1 +13 9 Knockout stage
2   Libya 3 2 0 1 5 4 +1 6
3   Equatorial Guinea 3 1 0 2 6 12 −6 3
4   Mauritius 3 0 0 3 2 10 −8 0 Withdrew after one match[a]
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ On 30 January 2020, Mauritius announced that they had withdrawn from the tournament due to the Western Sahara conflict.[13][14] Their remaining matches were awarded as 3–0 wins for their opponents (Regulations Article 81).[8]
Equatorial Guinea  4–2  Mauritius
  • Tobe   24'
  • Owono   26'32'
  • Wheeler   37'
Report
  • Jocelyn   28'
  • Pithia   40'
Hizam Hall, Laayoune
Morocco  3–0  Libya
  • Knia   6'
  • El-Ayyane   12'
  • Jouad   31'
Report
Hizam Hall, Laayoune

Mauritius  Cancelled
Awarded 0–3
  Libya
Hizam Hall, Laayoune
Morocco  8–1  Equatorial Guinea
  • Jouad   8'
  • El-Mesrar   17'
  • Knia   19'
  • Saoud   20'25'
  • Borite   31'
  • El-Fenni   34'
  • Maimón   38'
Report
Hizam Hall, Laayoune

Libya  2–1  Equatorial Guinea
  • Aboras   14'
  • Al-Toumi   39'
Report
El Massira Hall, Laayoune
Mauritius  Cancelled
Awarded 0–3
  Morocco
Hizam Hall, Laayoune

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Egypt 3 3 0 0 15 2 +13 9 Knockout stage
2   Angola 3 2 0 1 12 8 +4 6
3   Guinea 3 1 0 2 8 17 −9 3
4   Mozambique 3 0 0 3 9 17 −8 0
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Egypt  9–0  Guinea
  • Moza   4'27'
  • El Ashwal   4'
  • Maradona   27'
  • Mizo   29'
  • Eid   33'36'
  • Said   33'
  • Koki   34' (pen.)
Report
Hizam Hall, Laayoune
Angola  7–4  Mozambique
  • Leu   7'
  • Magu   9' (o.g.)
  •   17'
  • Nonó   20'35'
  • Manocele   23'
  • Levessene   37' (o.g.)
Report
  • Magu   9'18'31'
  • Mito   37' (pen.)
Hizam Hall, Laayoune

Egypt  3–0  Angola
  • Said   5'
  • Moza   13'
  • El Ashwal   32'
Report
Hizam Hall, Laayoune
Mozambique  3–7  Guinea
  • Magu   25'32'
  • Dos Santos   36'
Report
  • B. Keita   18' (pen.)31'
  • D. Camara   27'35' (pen.)37' (pen.)
  • Fofana   32'34'
Hizam Hall, Laayoune

Mozambique  2–3  Egypt
  • Dos Santos   ?'
  • Magu   ?'
  • Eika   ?'
  • Koki   ?'
  • Bogy   40'
Hizam Hall, Laayoune
Guinea  1–5  Angola
  • Dramé   38'
Report
  •   4'16'39'
  • Osnã   22'
  • Prado   30' (pen.)
El Massira Hall, Laayoune

Knockout stageEdit

In the knockout stage, extra time (two periods of 5 minutes each) and penalty shoot-out are used to decide the winner if necessary, except for the third place match where penalty shoot-out (no extra time) is used to decide the winner if necessary.

BracketEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
5 February – Hizam Hall
 
 
  Morocco4
 
7 February – Hizam Hall
 
  Angola0
 
  Morocco5
 
5 February – Hizam Hall
 
  Egypt0
 
  Egypt5
 
 
  Libya2
 
Third place match
 
 
7 February – Hizam Hall
 
 
  Angola2
 
 
  Libya0

Semi-finalsEdit

Winners qualify for 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Egypt  5–2  Libya
  • El Ashwal   2'40'
  • Eid   23'
  • Mizo   32'
  • Moza   39'
Report
Hizam Hall, Laayoune

Morocco  4–0  Angola
  • Saoud   7'17'
  • Jouad   8'
  • Maimón   33'
Report
Hizam Hall, Laayoune

Third place matchEdit

Winner qualifies for 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Angola  2–0  Libya
  • Prado   17'
  • Manocele   40'
Report
Hizam Hall, Laayoune

FinalEdit

Morocco  5–0  Egypt
  • El-Mesrar   3'17'
  • Fati   13'
  • El-Ayyane   23'
  • Knia   27'
Report
Hizam Hall, Laayoune

GoalscorersEdit

There were 83 goals scored in 14 matches, for an average of 5.93 goals per match.

6 goals

4 goals

  •  
  •   Abdel Rahman El Ashwal
  •   Ahmed Moza
  •   Achraf Saoud

3 goals

  •   Mostafa Eid
  •   Daouda Camara
  •   Soufiane El-Mesrar
  •   Mohamed Jouad
  •   Saad Knia

2 goals

  •   Manocele
  •   Nonó
  •   Prado
  •   Koki
  •   Mizo
  •   Mohamed Said
  •   Vicente Owono
  •   Mbemba Fofana
  •   Batoura Keita
  •   Anás El-Ayyane
  •   Hamza Maimón
  •   Oséias dos Santos

1 goal

1 own goal

  •   Abilio Levessene (against Angola)
  •   Magu (against Angola)

Qualified teams for FIFA Futsal World CupEdit

The following three teams from CAF qualify for the 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup.

Team Qualified on Previous appearances in FIFA Futsal World Cup1
  Egypt 5 February 2020[15] 6 (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
  Morocco 5 February 2020[15] 2 (2012, 2016)
  Angola 7 February 2020[15] 0 (debut)
1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Decisions of CAF Executive Commitee [sic] - 27 & 28 September 2018". CAF. 29 September 2018.
  2. ^ "FIFA Futsal World Cup 2020 – slot allocation" (PDF). FIFA.com. 14 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Bureau of the FIFA Council decisions on FIFA events". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 12 May 2020.
  4. ^ "SAFA withdraws from 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations". Sport24. 15 January 2020.
  5. ^ Gangaram, Loïc (16 January 2020). "Futsal – CAN 2020 : Maurice remplace l'Afrique du Sud" (in French). Le Défi Plus.
  6. ^ "Mauritius replaces South Africa for Total Futsal Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2020". CAF. 21 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Decisions of CAF Disciplinary Board – 30 January 2020" (PDF). CAF. 31 January 2020.
  8. ^ a b c "Regulations of the Futsal Africa Cup of Nations" (PDF). CAF.
  9. ^ "Futsal Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2020: Results of Draw for Final Tournament". CAF. 7 December 2019.
  10. ^ "Watch live: Futsal Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2020 draw". CAF. 7 December 2019.
  11. ^ "Procedure for the draw of the Futsal AFCON Morocco 2020". CAF. 7 December 2019.
  12. ^ "FIXTURES FROM THE 28TH OF JANUARY TO THE 7 TH OF FEBRUARY 2020" (PDF). CAF. Retrieved 21 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Withdrawal of Mauritius from the Futsal Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2020". CAF. 30 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Mauritius follow SA's lead and withdraw from controversial Futsal Africa Cup of Nations". Daily Dispatch. 30 January 2020.
  15. ^ a b c "Egypt and Morocco punch Africa's first tickets to Lithuania 2020". FIFA.com. 5 February 2020.

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